MEETING DATES Meetings will be held every 1st and 3rd Thursday morning in Mrs. Rhein’s room. Meetings will begin promptly at 8 am. The first meeting will be November 7th. All student council members are required to attend each meeting.
2019/2020 St. Mary's Student Council
We are very excited for the 2019-2020 St. Mary’s Student Council! Election time is quickly approaching. If your child would like to participate in student council this year, please read all information carefully before giving permission to join the election race.
The Offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sgt. at Arms, and Historian will be open to sixth-eighth grade students.
First-fifth grade students may run for one of two class representative positions at their grade level.
All students running for Student Council positions must have parent permission.
All students will be required to collect twenty-five peer signatures to secure their position on the ballot.
On election day, students will vote on officer positions before the class representative voting occurs. This will allow students who are unsuccessful in running for an office to have the opportunity to run for class representative.
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, October 8: Permission Slips due to homeroom teacher
Wednesday, October 9: Forms for the 25 peer signatures will be handed out to those participating
Friday, October 11: 25 peer signatures are due to homeroom teacher
Monday, October 14: Students may hang posters (1 per floor of school building)
Monday, October 21: Students give speeches after Monday morning meeting
Officer and grades 1-5 representative election in the morning
Grades 6-8 representative election in the afternoon
Thursday, November 7: First Student Council Meeting
Friday, November 8: Student Council Induction following 9 am Mass.
Rules for Officer Elections
You are not to hand out any incentives, make promises, or offer any other service in return for fellow students’ votes.
You may hang up one sign or poster per floor.
Please keep your speech to no more than 2 minutes. Give a brief reason why you think you should be an officer.
Be professional, be honest, and have fun!
Mission “The purpose of this body shall be to represent the views of the student body,to provide service and activities for the school and community and to provide leadership training and experience for the students.” Composition St. Mary’s Student Council is comprised of student officers (grades 6-8) and class representatives (grades 1-8).
PRESIDENT Sets meeting agendas, runs meetings, and speaks at StudentCouncil functions VICE PRESIDENT Helps president with various jobs, takes over for president—if necessary SECRETARY Takes notes at meetings and responsible for all correspondence TREASURER Helps advisor count and roll money SERGEANT-AT-ARMS Arrives at meetings early, sets up room, cleans up after meetings HISTORIAN Archives records of Student Council activities 2 CLASS REPRESENTATIVES 2 Class Representatives from each grade 1-8
Responsibilities Student Council responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fundraising activities, community projects, and planning Spirit Week.