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Student Council

LEADERSHIP 2015-2016

OUR LEADERSHIP GROUP MEETS WEDNESDAYS DURING LUNCH 

  • Leadership will be planning activities, such as Trash For Pencils.  
  • Leadership includes a couple representatives from each homeroom, as well as any interested students!
  • Students who plan on running for Student Body Office need to be a part of the BMS Leadership group.

Student Council Elections Rules

THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE ELECTION IN 2015/16. 

THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR STUDENT BODY OFFICERS IS THE ENTIRE YEAR. 

Officers are President, Vice President, Secretary,  Publicity, Activities Director, Matador Spirit Director.

1. QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Permission slip to run for office signed by your parent and yourself.   
  •  Legibly complete an application for the office for which you intend to run.
  •  Candidates must already be a part of BMS Leadership, which meets Wednesdays during lunch.
  •  Petition signed by 20 fellow students who support your candidacy for office as well as your Homeroom teacher. (Students may sign one petition for each office.  Signatures must include first and last name, homeroom # and must be signed in cursive.)

ELECTION PACKET WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP IN Rm. 209...TBA.

  • You must have read the information below to better understand the responsibilities, duties, and requirements.
  • You must have at least a 2.0 average on your last Progress Report and no F’s.

ELECTION PACKET MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE BY 1:30PM THURSDAY, 10/8/15.

LIST OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES WILL BE POSTED  FRIDAY, 10/9/15

2. CAMPAIGN:

  • Begins Monday, October 12 and ends Thursday, October 15th.
  • You may post one 8 ½ inch by 11 inch flier in each classroom and two 22” X 28” posters (railroad board size) to be taped in the Cafeteria.
  • No other campaign items may be used. This will result in disqualification.
  • Please put up all posters in the Cafeteria only. Posters put on the buildings can be destroyed by vandals and the elements and will be removed.

 

3.  SPEECHES AND ELECTION:

  • Written speech due for approval by Mrs. Dent  by Tuesday, 10/13/15.
  • The speech you deliver should tell the student body about your qualifications for the specific office and what you plan to do to help Berrendos Middle School.  Don't promise things you cannot deliver such as a soda machine or no homework!
  • Speech Assembly will be held Friday, 10/16/15 during Advisory period.

ELECTION WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015 AFTER THE SPEECHES ,IN HOMEROOM.  (Results will be posted Monday, October 19, 2015.




 

 


 

OFFICES: Responsibilities & Duties

 

Student Council gives students leadership experiences. The Student Council is composed of an Executive Council and one elected classroom representatives from each homeroom. All students are encouraged to participate in the Student Council to develop leadership qualities.

The Executive Council is elected in a school-wide election, which is held early in the fall. Officers include President, Vice President, Secretary, Publicity Director, Activities Director, and Matador Spirit Director.

Some responsibilities of the council include:


* Helping to conduct school assemblies, service learning activities, and sponsored events.
* Planning theme days, Fun Fridays, dances, and other sponsored events.
* Conducting meetings using the democratic process and Robert’s Rules of Order.
* Creating bulletin boards for office and cafeteria.


Duties for Elected Officers

President:
Calls the meeting to order
Keeps meeting to its order of business
Handles discussions in an orderly way
Does not enter into discussion
States each motion before it is discussed and before it is voted upon.
Puts motions to vote and announces outcomes.
May vote when his or her vote would change the outcome, or in any case when voting is by ballot
Become familiar with parliamentary law to inform the council on proper procedure
May appoint committees when authorized to do so
May suggest motions but not make them

Vice President: 
Service Learning chairman
Assumes the role of President if the President is absent
Heads special commissions
Writes ideas on the board and tallies votes
 
Secretary:
Creates agendas for meeting, including typing and printing
Takes notes at every meeting and write minutes
Posts agendas/minutes to website

Publicity:
Makes posters to advertise events, including home games, concerts, lunch activities and dances.
Creates bulletin boards for office and cafeteria

Activities Director:
Plans and carries out activities as directed by the President
Responsible for Fun Friday activities and supplies
Manages sponsored events

Matador Spirit Director
Plans and carries out Spirit events such as once-a-month dress-up days
Organize fan spirit at home sporting events