It’s time for Student Council elections. If you’re interested in getting more involved at San Marcos and learning great leadership skills, running for a Student Council office is a fantastic opportunity. Read through the following information to find out the responsibilities, requirements, and important dates.
Criteria for being a Student Council officer:
- Demonstrate leadership ability
- Respect peers and adults
- Display Character Counts
- Maintain acceptable classroom and campus behavior
- Receive no detentions
- Demonstrate a willingness to assume responsibilities
- Maintain good grades (C average or better on all report cards with no Ds or Fs)
- Be willing and able to attend Student Council meetings every other Wednesday after school from 2:45-3:30 in room 11.
Consequences of NOT meeting criteria:
- Receiving one detention will result in member giving up Student Council position for four weeks.
- Receiving a second detention will result in member being dismissed from Student Council.
- Receiving a D or F on a report card will result in member giving up Student Council position until the next grading period.
- Receiving a D or F on a second report card will result in member being dismissed from Student Council.
Important campaign information:
- Must return all required paperwork including parent permission slip, student petition paragraph and signatures, and teacher recommendation by the due dates listed on the election flyer.
- Students must prepare campaign materials and speech by Monday, August 14th.
- Students can begin hanging posters on August 12th after being reviewed by Mrs. Vitton and Ms. O’Malley.
- Students will prepare a 1 – 2 minute speech to be recorded and then shown in classrooms on August 18th. Students will NOT use other candidates’ names in speeches or campaign materials.
- Students will vote after speeches on August 18th.
- August 15, 16, 17 - Film speeches in newsroom (schedule to come soon!)
- Officer election info
- August 18th – Students will watch video of speeches and vote in classroom at 1:45.