Will CBHS be able to reach its goal and receive the much prized day off from school? At the current rate of magazine sales, Christian Brothers is in danger of failing to achieve its Magazine Drive goal of $100,000. Compared to previous years, the progress of sales is slower than desired. This low level of […]
Will CBHS be able to reach its goal and receive the much prized day off from school?
At the current rate of magazine sales, Christian Brothers is in danger of failing to achieve its Magazine Drive goal of $100,000. Compared to previous years, the progress of sales is slower than desired.
This low level of tenacity to sell magazines may be the result of the student body’s lack of enthusiasm to sell magazines. Students only see the immediate prizes they receive after a collection day. However, the magazine drive benefits the students in ways besides a free jeans day or detention pass.
The purpose of the magazine drive is to raise money for the school. Revenue from the magazine drive funds many student activities throughout the year. Money the school receives from magazine drive helps fund clubs and competitive teams like Wellspring, the robotics club, and the academic decathlon team. Sports teams also benefit from the proceeds of the magazine drive. For example, athletes can film themselves and send the video to colleges due to the software bought using the profits of the magazine drive.
Even though the magazine drive provides funds for student activities over the whole year, the immediate prizes are also satisfactory. Director of Student Activities, Ms. Rose Ann Holmes, personally recommends the opportunity to win the Hawaii trip for students. In addition students are not the only people to receive prizes — parents have the chance to win a month of free tuition if their students sells enough magazines. Not every one can win these raffles but everyone had a opportunity to win a CB headband that is “really fun” according to Ms. Holmes.
Besides solo students earning individual prizes, B-Set classes can win donuts or a pizza lunch. Top B Set teacher, Ms. Mary Bowers, encourages her students by challenging them to reach her level of excitement. With the tough competition around campus, Ms. Bowers and her class has been able to exceed their goal on the first day with 100% participation.
To be as successful as Ms. Bowers’ B-Set, Ms. Bowers advises everyone to try. Her definition of trying is “asking the people in [the students’] circles.”
“If everyone tried, we would make our goal in a blink,” she states.
One class will not meet the school goal alone 00 it needs the help of the whole CBHS student body to succeed. Ms. Bowers is “really worried, more than [she] has ever been,” that we will not reach the goal. Ms. Holmes on the other hand is more confident that we will reach our goal.
Based on past years, some students may expect a extension date to turn in magazines. Unfortunately this year an extension date is not an option according to Ms. Holmes. The week following the end of the magazine drive is homecoming week and there is no time for both the magazine drive and homecoming activities.
Both Ms. Holmes and Ms. Bowers encourage students to sell magazines so CBHS can reach its goal. It is an easy thing to do and for out of town relatives there is the option of online ordering. If students want a November 8th off, they need to sell magazines.