Student CouncilStudent Council is an active group of elected middle school students who plan and implement activities throughout the year for the student body. Students are elected by their peers to represent their respective grade. Six students from each grade level are selected to be homeroom representatives. The elections will take place in September for incoming 6th grade students and the spring for 7th and 8th grade students. The offices of President and Vice President are chosen in May/June for the following school year. All representatives must be on at least one committee. Committees include activity/dance, community service, fundraising, and teacher appreciation. It is expected that students will attend all functions unless other arrangements have been made prior to the event.
Student Council has a wide variety of activities that they sponsor throughout the year. Some activities are held at school while others are off school property. Parent participation is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in helping with student council activities, please contact one of the advisors, or a PTSO officer. Below are some of the activities the student council sponsors:
Examples of Student Council events include: food drives, toy drive, Breakfast with Santa, Polar Express movie night, Souper Bowl food drive, Hugs and Kisses fundraiser, Spring Break day, 5th grade orientations and more.
Dances are held at various times throughout the year. Dances begin at 7:00 PM and end at 9:00 PM. Students will not be permitted to leave the dance before 9:00 PM unless they have a note signed by a parent stating what time they are to leave, and who will be picking them up. The doors will be locked at 8:00 p.m. If you know you will be late, other arrangements will need to be made. Again, please see that a note is given to a student council advisor prior to the dance explaining what time your son/daughter will arrive and why.
There different dress up days that the council will sponsor throughout the year. Some of the activities chosen in the past include sock day, pajama day, twin day, orange and black day, red, green or white day, all sports day to name a few.
Capers & Movie Day is held the last day prior to Christmas break. The Capers are held in the morning and consist of several different relay races. Grade levels complete by homeroom. There are no prizes for the day, only lots of fun. The afternoon is filled with different movies from which the students may choose. Students are given the opportunity to select the movie of their choosing.
In the spring we sponsor Spring Break Day. Students will choose from a variety of activities such as but not limited to: a movie at the Colonnade, activities and the Ned Smith Center, computer and board games, soccer, basketball and more. This event is held in the afternoon after PSSA and Keystone once testing has been completed.
In the spring we hold class picnics. 6th grade goes to the MYO, 7th grade to Seal Park and 8th gr to Wic. Transportation to Wic and the Myo is provided by the Student Council. Students are to pack their own lunch and take them with them to their appointed location.
Student council is also responsible for various teacher and staff appreciation days. Without the cooperation of administration, faculty and all staff members, the activities we do would not be possible.