Student Government is designed to teach leadership and citizenship skills to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The student government has two components: Principle of Leaderships class, and Student Council.
Principles of Leadership: The Principles of Leadership class meets two days per week; its focus is four-fold and includes leadership principles for:
- Myself (self-government)
- My peers (being an example)
- My school (student council)
- My community (service and civics)
As part of this class, special guest speakers are invited to highlight specific topics relevant to these leadership principles and student government. Parents are encouraged to share their own leadership stories as well as help to get inspiring community speakers. Lessons about character, leading, and ways to be effective are taught.
Student Council: All Senior Grammar students are members of the student council with elected officers presiding. The role of the student council includes:
- Assist the Parents’ Organization with school activities and spirit days
- Coordinates service projects throughout the year
- Fundraise for their Washington D.C. that takes place every other year for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Student body positions develop responsibility and dependability, as well as a commitment to follow through. The student body positions include:
- President: Represent and lead the student body, develop the agenda for student council meetings, lead student council meetings, final vote when there is a tie, and attend all JPO meetings to discuss activities and needs.
- Vice President: Represent the student body, responsible for the prayer for all student council meetings, assist in developing the agenda for student council meetings, serve in absence of the president, and head important sub-committees.
- Secretary: represent the student body, record attendance at student council meetings, keep accurate minutes of meetings, handle correspondence for the student council, attend JPO meetings and take and record money raised, work in conjunction with Principles of Leadership teacher to track fundraising money and report to the student council.
- Historian: Keep a record and take photos of events, and work with JPO in creating the yearbook.