Student Council – Gr 5-8

Grades
5-8
Dates
September – May
Day/Time
One day a week during lunch/recess
Cost
none
Max Capacity
1 representative per homeroom for grades 5-8 plus officers
Location
a St. Faith classroom

Description

Bethany Student Council members play an integral part in promoting school spirit, in organizing service opportunities, and in providing social activities for all grade levels.

The Bethany School Student Council hosts a variety of activities and fundraisers throughout the year.  Some of the yearly events include: Welcome back to School, Pictures with Santa, School dances for the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, Movie night for lower school students, Field Day in the spring, and Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.  Additional ideas are presented and implemented each school year.

Recent service projects have included: A canned food drive to benefit the Free Store Food Bank, Cooperative for Education in Ecuador— collection of books and supplies to benefit school children, Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, Pasta for Pennies, Cooperative effort with Son Light Power— providing solar power to schools in Latin America, American Cancer Society, Book collections for Children’s Hospital and a school in Newport, Kentucky, and Por los Ninos in Reque, Peru— collection of books, school supplies, and other needed items for children in Peru

Who is Eligible?

Students in grades five through eight have the opportunity to run for student council offices.  The offices of president and vice-president are elected from eighth grade; Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair of Fundraising and Service from seventh or eighth grades; and students in fifth and sixth grades are elected as class representatives. Elections are held every September.

Registration Process

Applications become available in September and can be obtained from Mrs. Huff or Ms. Rodenberg.  Students running for office must go through an interview and deliver acampaign speech at Monday morning assembly.  Classroom rep candidates campaign in their homerooms.

Registration Deadline

TBD

Contact

Emily Huff 771-7462 ext. 135 or huff@bethanyschool.org or Michelle Rodenberg 771-7462 ext. 130 or rodenberg@bethanyschool.org

Notes

Students meet during their lunch/recess period once a week.  They can bring a packed lunch or stop by the dining room to buy lunch on their way to the meeting.  Some members attend the Ohio Association of Student Council State Conference in Columbus over a Friday and Saturday in late April as well as other leadership workshops throughout the year.