At such a great school like Red Oak, the students must be involved some way, right? Well, that is why we have Student Council. Student Council is sort of like our school government. There are different jobs with different privileges and responsibilities. As you get older, there comes more opportunities and possible jobs.
To be a part of Student Council, you must be elected. Only third, fourth and fifth graders may run for a position in Student Council. When you are in third grade, you may only run to represent your class in Student Council. There are two representatives from each third, fourth, and fifth grade class.
When you reach fourth grade, you may also run to be a representative. However, you are also given the opportunity to run for three of the five officer jobs. To be elected, you must still write a speech, only you must read it in front of the class representatives that have just been elected. Then they vote. The three jobs that fourth graders are allowed to run for are Treasurer, Publicist and Recording Secretary.
If you are a fifth grader, you may run for anything you choose. Class representative, Treasurer, Publicist, Secretary or the two big ones: President or Vice President. You may run for these, but you may not run for more than one office. That would just be too much work, wouldn't it?
To know what to run for, you must know what you are getting yourself into with duties and all. First, there are the class representatives. Their job is to attend all meetings and listen for important dates and events. They then take notes and report to a lower grade class and their own class about what is going on. Representatives are also assigned to run Spirit Assemblies when it is their group's turn.
The next possible jobs are the first three offices. First is Treasurer. The Treasurer is responsible for handling the money and counting it. Also, they must enter the spirit count percentages into the computer. (This semester, there are actually 2 treasurers elected because it is so much work.) The second office is Publicist. The Publicist's job is to make posters and to publicize different events (hence the name!). Also, the Publicist is responsible for designing and handling the Student Suggestion Box . The third office is Recording Secretary. His/her job is to take all of the notes and get information during monthly meetings. Also, they must fill in for the Vice President if he/she is absent. There are all great duties of Student Council.
The last two jobs are President and Vice President. The President's duty is to conduct Student Council meetings and lead the morning flag salute during class line-up. This involves choosing two students from a certain class to hold the flag and making school announcements in the loud speaker. The Vice President's responsibility is to help the President conduct these meetings and do flag salute if the President is not available. The Vice President also runs the Ballroom. Both of these jobs are important and fun.
I hope that after reading this, you understand the way Student Council works.