Meet Glenn Stephens' Student Council Members for the 2016-2017 school year. Our mission this year is to continue to improve our school and community.
Meet Glenn Stephens' Student Council Members for the 2015-2016 school year. Student Council's mission this year is to improve our school and community.
The group meets once a month on Tuesdays during the council members' recess and lunch hour. Council members are elected by their peers. They represent their class by sharing what the council talks about with their classroom and sharing with the council what their class' thoughts/opinions are. Council members contribute ideas, strategies, and effort to improve the school and community. Council members also use their leadership skills to coordinate with other school committees and teachers to put events together.
Council members were welcomed into Student Council. We did an inclusion activity, went over guidelines and expectations of council members, created the group's mission and purpose, and started coordinating our first school community event, a Thanksgiving Food Drive.
The group continued their communication with classrooms about the Thanksgiving Food Drive. We also brainstormed different ideas for our school-wide celebrations, community circles, and spirit days. Council members will go back to their classroom and get ideas for spirit days. Ideas will be shared at next month's council meeting.
In December, Council members worked with Ms. Crawford, our School Social Worker, to put together a PBS video about being safe. They helped write the script, acted, and narrated for the video. Check the video out here!
Student Council Members worked with Ms. Vang, Assistant Principal, to be ambassadors and welcomed guest readers to our school during our annual Read Your Heart Out event. Members showed guest readers around our school and walked with them to the classroom they were going to read in.
Student Council recognized and acknowledged the staff at Stephens by coordinating a school wide message gram activity where students got to write a note of gratitude to any staff member. Council members then delivered the notes to staff members at the end of the month.
The entire fourth grade class took a survey about how the school is implementing its School Improvement Plan. Student Council got to see the results of the survey and discussed how they can work together with the School Based Leadership Team to coninute to strengthen our school community. Some ideas included creating more poster to put around the school to remind students of our school-wide expectations of being safe, being respectful and being responsible.
It was the primarys so Student Council took advantage of all the community members stopping in to vote by hosting a bake sale. We raised over $400 in which Council members decided they were going to use the money to purchase something for the school. Members will go back to their class and ask for ideas. Also in April, we celebrated Poem in Your Pocket day by encouraging classroom teachers to work with their students on poems and keeping it in their pocket to read to people throughout the day. There were so many students with a poem in their pocket on that day. Student Council also worked with Ms. Jacobsen to lead our third school wide community circle. Council members presented on all the different roles and responsibilities, from our crossing guard to our bilingual resource specialists, that make our school a great place to be.
If you have any questions, comments or ideas for student council, please contact one of the advisors via email or at 204-1903.
Ms. Susan Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Nou Vang-Vue email@example.com