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Student Council

Overview:
 
Student Council now has the opportunity to provide the students of FTCES with a more effective and cohesive peer leadership program and Student Council members have the opportunity to make a difference in our school. Being in a leadership position is great for adolescent development and will improve the climate and culture of FTCES. Student Council is offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students ONLY.
Selection Process
 

We will hold an election for members of our 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes that are interested and, in turn, selected to run for positions based on the quality of their application. There will be significantly fewer members of Student Council so they can collaborate and provide effective leadership; those selected will be a voice of their peers. If selected to run for Student Council, 6th and 7th grade students will run to be general members, while our 8th grade students will run to be officers. If you are selected to participate in the election you will have the opportunity to campaign for votes amongst your peers in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Campaigning will include hanging pre-approved posters throughout the school and preparing a speech to solicit votes from your peers. This process will move quickly, so only those students that will take the campaign, and the potential position on Student Council, seriously should apply.

General Requirements
 
  • You must maintain a general grade average of an 80, with no course grades lower than a 75.
  • Your discipline record will be reviewed throughout the year.
  • You must gain approval and signatures from the following individuals:
    • Your parent/guardian
    • Your classroom teacher (who will meet with your teacher from last year)
    • One “specials” teacher (Tech, PE, Music, Spanish, Health)
  • You must fully answer the questions on your application using your best writing and thinking skills.
Responsibilities
 
  • Serve as a positive role model to all other students in the building.
  • Be a hard-working and diligent student and respect ALL individuals in the school and community.
  • Involve all students in sharing ideas to make our school the best it can be.
  • Help all students work together in our school.
  • Give all students practice in democracy in action.
  • Help other citizens and groups in our community.
  • Report all negative behavior to the nearest adult.