Student council is a group of students elected by peers to participate in designated areas of school government. Any student is generally welcome to attend the council meetings. Generally, councils participate in the planning of school events such as prom and spirit rallies; they also assist administration with events for the local community such as blood drives or donation collections. The student council works with the district’s school board, school administration, parent organizations, student body, and local community to decide on and approve projects and initiatives for the school, students, and community.
Student council members bring ideas, requests, and feedback to the meetings and a democratic process is used to give students a voice and make decisions in creating a year-long calendar. Students who participate in student councils, under the supervision of a teacher or administrator, learn about the democratic process, civic responsibility, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork.