At MSSD, student organizations cover five domains of education - social, physical, intellectual, communicative, and emotional (SPICE). Examples of past evening workshops and activities include international awareness week, pumpkin carving contest, UNO tournament, yoga, Jeopardy night and multicultural activities and much more. The following list of student organizations are currently being offered at MSSD:
Diversity Club educates students of color about different cultures, backgrounds, and languages. The Diversity Club hosts monthly multicultural awareness activities and programs for the MSSD community with opportunities for leadership, recognition, and celebration.
Junior National Association of the Deaf
The youth chapter of the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) develops leadership skills, self-advocacy awareness and citizenship. Leadership seminars are offered to student officers from student organizations once a month during After School Programs.
Peer Advisor Program
In their roles as Peer Advisors, students serve as mentors and role models to other students. They provide a sense of community in the residence halls, facilitate group meetings, and coordinate workshops, and work to encourage the cultural inclusiveness of all students. Peer Advisors also help with the Travel Training program for new students, orienting them to the DC metro area attractions and its public transportation system.
Student Body Government
The Student Body Government (SBG) is comprised of sub-organizations in which students have the opportunity to serve in leadership roles and gain valuable communication and organizational skills. They plan and participate in school activities and mediate interests and concerns with the school administration and Student Life.
The following are student leadership positions offered to MSSD students:
- Director of Student Welfare
- Director of Social Activities
- Director of Public Relations
These organizations comprise the SBG:
- Freshman class
- Sophomore class
- Junior class
- Senior class
- Junior National Association of the Deaf
- Diversity Club
- Student Advisory Board
- Student Representative Council