2016-2017 Elections

2016-2017 Peirce Student Council Elections

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This year our Student Council Elections will be starting at the end of September! Applications will be handed out by teachers starting Monday, September 26th through Thursday, September 29th. Teachers will nominate students in their classroom that exemplify our IB Learner Profile traits, attributes, and are maintaining good grades.

Student Council is for grades 3-8. Each homeroom class is to elect two representatives that they feel would represent their class the best. There also will be two alternates that will be elected in case one of the representatives are unable to be on Student Council.

When students accept their nomination, they will be handed a Student Council Election nomination sheet. This consists of a signature pledge sheet, guide for creating a campaign poster, commitment of events and schedule, and a few guiding questions on how to prepare their speech.

Guided questions to help prepare speech:

1. Why should your classmates vote for you? What makes you stand out than all the others?
2. What are some local and global issues that your generation see as a problem that needs to be addressed? (hunger, child abuse, domestic violence, fresh water, education, etc…)
3. How will you help your classmates get involved in school wide events? (weekly student council updates, talk with peers about concerns or questions and bring them to our meetings, etc…)
4. What it will mean to you if your classmates elected you as their representative for student council.

Below is our timeline of events and due dates. Part of being on Student Council is being responsible. All paperwork and deadlines must be met.

Monday, September 26-Thursday, September 29th- Teacher Nominations and Election Sheets are given out to students.

Friday, September 30th- Election Sheet is due! All signatures are required. We will NOT accept any elections sheets on Monday. This is a very firm deadline so that all participants are treated fairly.

Monday, October 3rd– CAMPAIGN POSTERS DUE to homeroom teacher! These posters should be displayed outside of student’s homeroom for one week!

Friday, October 7th- Candidate speeches and ELECTION DAY!!! All representatives will be announced at the end of the day at 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, October 20th- 1st Student Council Meeting from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Library

Thursday, November 10th-  THERE WILL BE NO Student Council Meeting! Student Council Installation Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in the Gymnasium- All staff, families, and friends are invited to this event!