“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.”
St. Mary’s Student council is composed of student officers (grades 6-8) and class representatives (grades 5-8). All members of the Student Council are elected to their positions by their classmates or the student body.
Student Council responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fundraising activities, community projects, and planning Spirit Week. Some required Student Council activities occur after school.
Student Council Officer Positions
|Sets meeting agendas, runs meetings, and speaks at Student Council functions
|Helps president with various jobs, takes over for president—if necessary
|Takes notes at meetings and responsible for all correspondence
|Helps advisor count and roll money
|Arrives at meetings early, sets up room, cleans up after meetings
|Archives records of Student Council activities
|2 Class representatives from each grade 5-8
Important Dates & Rules for Elections
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!
|Thursday, Sept. 21
|Permission Slips due to homeroom teacher
|Friday, Sept. 22
|Forms for the 25 peer signatures will be handed out to those participating
|Tuesday, Sept. 26
|25 peer signatures are due to homeroom teacher
|Tuesday, Sept. 26
|Students may hang posters 1 per floor of school building for officers1 per classroom for representatives
|Thursday, Sept. 28
|Election Day!Officer candidates give speeches during Thursday’s Cyclones ConnectRepresentative candidates give speeches in the classroomWhole student body will vote on officer positions in the morningFifth-eighth grade representative election in the afternoon
|Wednesday, Oct. 18
|First Student Council Meeting during lunch in Mrs. Rhein’s room
|Student Council Induction following 9 AM Mass