The Potomac School
April 12, 2011
The Parents Council of Washington hosted the 2011 Middle School Student Leader Breakfast on April 12, 2011 for 52 students representing 26 member Middle Schools.
The students were primarily seventh graders and were selected by their Heads of School or Deans to attend. The event began with a welcome from Parents Council of Washington Board Member, Betsy Mandel, and was followed by a program presented by Bill Cook, Intermediate School Head at the Potomac School. The morning began with a General Session, which was then followed by several Break-Out Sessions and concluded with a Closing Discussion for all of the student delegates.
The students shared their opinions and experiences on a wide variety of issues including stress management, bullying, homework, cheating, and relationships with parents and friendships with fellow classmates. Topics such as cliques and the impact of Facebook were also discussed. During the Middle School Breakfast Program, the Middle School Heads, Deans, counselors and teachers who accompanied the students to the event were invited to join a program of leadership activities led by Barbara Pommer, Potomac Professional School Counselor, and Jerry Kountz, Incoming Potomac Intermediate School Head.