Ambassador Information 2016-17

Staff Contact: Gwendolyn Kaplin 503 621 3426

Click here to download and application.

Position Overview:

The SIA Ambassadors (open to 8th graders) serve as the frontline representatives of Sauvie Island Academy to prospective families, specifically prospective students. The SIA Student Ambassadors serve in multiple capacities throughout the year at various events and activities. They also serve as hosts for students who would participate in shadow experiences.  Ambassadors model good citizenship and commitment to the community throughout the school, and work to make all families and students feel included and welcome.


  • Greet and host families at School Events
  • Answer questions of students and parents during various events and activities
  • Conduct school tours to prospective families
  • Potentially serve as model for marketing photo or video shoots
  • Potentially serve as a video blogger for the admissions portion of the SIA website
  • Assist with the setup and takedown of various events and activities
  • Lead discussions or icebreakers with prospective students
  • Serve on panels for prospective students or parents
  • Model appropriate behavior
  • Serve in other various capacities and roles as directed by the Administration
  • Create school activities and events to include and engage all students
  • Represent Sauvie Island Academy with a high standard of class, sophistication and fun


  • Current 8th grade Sauvie Island Academy student in good academic and disciplinary status
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to balance academics, co-curricular activities and wellness
  • Able to speak about Sauvie Island Academy with an honest and positive perspective
  • Passionate about Sauvie Island Academy, its mission and values


  • Giving back to community
  • Leadership role
  • The feeling of being a part of a team
  • Enhanced communication and leadership skills
  • Growth in confidence
  • Resume builder

Commitments for 2016-17 school year:

  • September, Ambassador Training with Mrs. Meeuwsen (1 hour)
  • Monthly lunch meetings (20 mins each)
  • Greeting and providing tours for prospective students throughout year
  • Participation and planning of assemblies, bulletin boards and school events
  • Attendance of the following events (1-2 hrs each):  
    • 8/31/16 – Welcome Back BBQ
    • 9/13/16 – Back to School Night
    • 10/28/16 – Open House/Harvest Festival
    • Jan TBD – Winter Music Concert
    • 1/14/17-1/19/17 – Clothing Exchange
    • 1/19/17 – Literacy and Math Night
    • 2/16/17 – Talent Show
    • 3/20-3/24 – We Love Our School Week
    • 3/4/17 – Plant Sale
    • June TBD – Spring Music Concert

Ambassadors will make every effort to attend these school events, but are in charge of communicating if they are not able to attend, or need help with transportation.