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Student Council Information

Sponsor: Mrs. Weber:

The Weeping Water Public Schools Student Council exists to serve students, and will only be as active, effective, and concerned as each student member is. Student Council seeks to provide a valuable leadership partnership between students and their school. It creates the opportunity for students to become effective leaders, thus encouraging and influencing a positive school climate. The student council voices the needs, wants, and concerns of the student body.

What is the role of student council in high school?

The student council helps share students' ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school principals. They often also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, helping people in need and school reform.

The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body.

Student councils provide a representative structure through which students can debate issues of concern and undertake initiatives of benefit to the school and the wider community. ... It is important that they be given the opportunity to express their views on issues of concern to them in the school. If they go by classes, that person passes on requests, ideas and complaints from students in that class to the student council. In other schools, the elected class officers are automatically members of the student council.

Below are the reasons why you should join your student council:

It develops your leadership skills. Youth
leadership is critical now more than ever. ...
It helps you see beyond schoolwork. ... It teaches you the value of teamwork. ...
It gives you a network of opportunities. ...
It lets you give back to the community.

Characteristics of a Student Council member---Being a Good Role Model

Try your best. Being a leader at school doesn't always mean you have to have perfect grades. ...
Be respectful to adults. ...
Be on time and organized. ...
Help others. ...
Be trustworthy. ...
Be fair to everyone. ...
Stay positive. ...
Don't participate in bullying or gossip.

In most cases, especially in high schools, candidates can only run for the following positions:
President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer