Student Council Election Info Meeting — Thursday, April 22nd @ lunch
This Thursday at lunch, the student council will be holding an information meeting about elections for next year's student council officer positions. This meeting is mandatory for ALL 7th graders. It is optional for any 6th and 5th graders who might be interested in running. In order to be eligible for an officer role, students must attend this Zoom meeting, and space will be provided to engage. This is an amazing opportunity for students to step into a leadership role and to help make important decisions that affect their school and their classmates! Please encourage your children to join us next week if they are interested in possibly running for a position.
The Woodside School Student Council consists of officers and class representatives who are elected by the Middle School to represent them. Student Council teaches self-government and leadership through participation in parliamentary procedures and the election process.
The school year is divided into two terms, with Student Council elections in May and February. The Middle School students who are elected in May serve as Student Council officers for the first half of the following school year, while the Middle School students who are elected in February serve for the second half of that school year.
All students who wish to run for an officer position must run with a partner. Each officer position (e.g., Presidents,Vice-Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, and Spirit Coordinators) consists of two elected students who decide to run together in the Student Council elections. This is done to ensure that the duties are completed and that there is always one officer present in case of student absences.
All officer positions are open to qualified 7th and 8th grade students. 6th grade students are not eligible to run for officer positions; however, they are eligible to become Student Council Representatives. Each section of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades elects one Student Council Representative.
Students who wish to run for Student Council must meet certain guidelines, such as a minimum grade point average, a good discipline record, etc. In addition, each pair of students who run for an officer position must create a video or a speech that is delivered to all Middle School students during the election assembly. For more information on the nomination form, the criteria for students who want to run for a Student Council officer role, and the responsibilities for Student Council officers, please refer to the documents below.