Student Lead Groups

Sponsor: Mrs. McCarthy

mkmccarthy@aurorak12.org

Sponsor: Mrs. Thornton and Mrs. Bicknase

djthornton@aurorak12.org or cebicknase@aurorak12.org

OUR MISSION

B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe It Or Not I Care) creates more caring schools, organizations, and communities that support, encourage, and connect those facing challenging times.


OUR GOALS

  • To make new students feel welcome

  • To reach out to hospitalized students

  • To reach out to students with extended illnesses/health conditions

  • To reach out to students and their families, and staff that experience the death of a loved one

  • To reach out to other schools that experience tragedies

  • To empower bystanders to prevent bullying


In order to accomplish these goals, the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team consists of six smaller teams – each with the purpose of reaching the above goals. New Student Team, Extended Illness Team, Hospitalization Team, Loss Team, Bully Prevention team, and the School Tragedy Team. (Go to the “Program” page to see the details of each team.) Each team has student leaders to organize the outreaches.


B.I.O.N.I.C. TEAM MEETING TIMES

There are monthly large B.I.O.N.I.C. Team meetings to bring the entire team together since the individual teams often aren’t aware of the outreaches of the other teams. During the monthly meeting the activities/outreaches of the past month are reviewed, members are informed about the coming month’s calendar, members are inspired by a speaker, and breakfast/lunch served to members as a thank you.


HOW TO ACTIVATE THE B.I.O.N.I.C. TEAM

Contact Mrs. Thornton or Mrs. Bicknase