The Student Council Connection
Sponsored By: Mrs. Jeffress & Ms. Melton
The Student Council is comprised of third, fourth and fifth grade students who have been selected by their classmates. Once each classroom had selected their representative, the student council will elect its president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Fourth grade students may run for office of Secretary or Treasurer, and fifth grade students may run for President or Vice President. Those who are elected as student council members are looked upon as role models. They are expected to adhere to the Critical Core Values, infused throughout our curriculum, at all times.
Meetings are generally held once a month on Tuesdays after school from3:00-4:00. Sometimes we have "special event" meetings in which we meet more than once a month. A signed parental permission slip is required to attend the student council meetings. Officers may be required to meet additionally with the advisors regarding the agenda for each meeting.
At SouthHaven Elementary School giving back to the community is an important part of our education. Student Council sets the bar for excellence as they assist with school wide events, charity fundraising, and giving back to the community. Every October, Student Council works hard organizing and promoting the National RED Ribbon Week activities. In November we will work hand in hand with the PTO on a school wide food drive. Student Council is involved in MANY other activities as well.
We are very proud of the high level of communication that exists at South Haven Elementary School. We have a strong PTO in which parents and teachers come together to set goals for our school. Our quality committee works hard to oversee the many educational facets of our great school. Our Student Council is the place for students to take part in this communication.
* 3 Strikes - You're Out!
Student Council members have a "three strikes and you're out policy". This policy ensures that members follow the Critical Core Values throughout the school. This includes the completion of classwork and homework assignments, conduct in the classroom, specials, playground, and cafeteria as well as regular attendance at our meetings and special functions. If an "offense" occurs, the member receives and X on their student council progress sheet. Teachers, administrators, and other staff members who witness inappropriate activity may report the incident to Mrs. Smith or Ms. Melton, resulting in an X on the members progress sheet. Upon receipt of three X's the member will be asked to leave student council and is to be replaced with a newly elected member from their class.
*Student Council Mission
Our purpose is to facilitate good relationships between our students, staff, and our community. We are proud to encourage character skills with an emphasis on citizenship, and we provide an outlet for students to share in the democratic process through our classroom elections in September.