Parent Expectations of Leadership here at Ripon High School
"As a parent, leadership means to me, the act of going the extra mile to participate in and include other students in school activities. I believe leadership involves school spirit, willingness and cooperation in all classes and academic aspects since a leader is an example to others. I also believe leadership carries over into the home and outside the classroom, with characteristics of honesty, steadfastness and courage being a daily part of who they are."
"Inspiration, Influence, Instruction."
"To be able to make decisions and to execute and be responsible for that decision."
"As a parent, it is important to me that my child is actively involved in her school. I want her to lead and make good decisions as well as get others motivated and involved, while having fun!"
"So many things...teamwork, communication skills, project management and organization, life skills growth, involvement, and community awareness."
"I want my son to develop lifelong skills that he can use in the real world. I want him to learn leadership skills and make the most out of his high school years. Have fun and be involved."
"This class can help my son improve communication skills as well as how to be a leader in class, on campus, on the athletic field and in the future."
"Teaching our daughter how to work with others to accomplish a goal."
"Leadership is a way my child can learn to include all and learn who he is as a person."
"To teach my child how to gain the skills to become a great leader as he/she begins their next steps into college and eventually a career."
"Learning to plan for a future."
"To me, leadership is about becoming someone others want to follow."
"Preparation for the real world."
"Organizational skills, conflict resolution, taking charge, follow through, and time management."
"Learning how to handle ones' self with people, business situations, learning discipline, and gaining communication skills.
"Be a positive influence."
"Teach students to be leaders that they can use in every day life. Teach them how to work with people (students, teachers, administration). Leadership helps students get into colleges they want to go to because colleges know they learned so many skills being in the program. Plus it is like having a family and support when they need it from their peers."
"Leadership is an opportunity to learn and grow both by leading and following. it has and will be an excellent experience for my child by encouraging him to work out of his comfort zone."
"Learning and experiencing the fundamentals necessary in life to be successful and an attribute to society. encouraging them to be the best that they can be!"
"Growth, time management, organization,"
"Real life preparation skills. I see it as a class that teaches students to work through all those items like conflict management, time management, and self image. Leadership to me means that you work and mentor others and then others take over and choose to be great because of your example."