Creating opportunities for students to develop skills and learn about leadership, public speaking, and community is important to us. We offer a variety of means for students to develop these qualities and engage authentically in real-world leadership and governance roles. The most prevalent of which is our cohesive Student Government program that engages students to involved in their immediately community to problem solve and lead at three of our divisional levels (Lower, Middle, and Upper).
Lower School Student Council
The Lower School Student Council is made up of five positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Ethics Chair. Elections are had each fall after students run a campaign using approved posters and prepared campaign speeches given in the 3-5th grade morning Assembly. Elected students serve a term of two quarters before new elections are held. The Student Council is for those students in the Third to Firth grades, while the positions of President and Vice President are only open to students in grade five. The Student Council members have a variety of responsibilities including running grade 3-5 morning assemblies, assisting with set up for the K-2 assemblies, assisting with the recycling and pizza programs, drink sales and organizing fun activities for the general student body in the Lower School. Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays at lunch.
Middle School Leadership Council
In Middle School the student government group is called the Middle School Leadership Council. The Council is made up of students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who volunteer to join the council. There is no election held. This is a volunteer organization and all students who have an interest in contributing to Middle School in this council are welcomed. The council, once formed in the fall, selects from the group 3 executive officers: President, Vice-President, and Secretary. These officers are responsible for planning the agendas and conducting the meetings which as held weekly on Thursdays at lunch. The primary purpose of this Leadership Council is to plan, organize, and implement social activities for the Middle School students. Activities vary from Friday Fun activities held the last Friday each month at lunch, to nighttime activities such as dances and movie nights, to fund raising activities to support a local charitable organization.
Upper School/Associated Student Body (ASB)
ASB (Associated Student Body) is the Upper School's student governance organization. ASB plans and executes all social student events for the Upper School, promotes student interests in the form of policy recommendations to the administration and faculty of the school, and provides training and mentoring in leadership for all clubs and student groups. The executive committee consists of a President and Vice-President, both must be either a junior or senior and have one year of ASB experience, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Director of PR and Marketing. The executive committee is elected in May, for their term beginning in the Fall. Each class gets to elect three class representatives, and they are elected in the Fall.