Middle School Student Council

Middle School Student Council 2015-2016
President: Lloyd Benson
Vice President: Amelia Harrington
Secretary: Ty Gradney
Treasurer: Cole Martin
Historian/Bloggers: Mei Stewart
Boy Chaplain: Joshua Domigue
Girl Chaplain: Camile Martin
5th Grade Representatives: Christian Claiborne, Hailey Young, Andrew Phillips, Jason Perde
4th Grade Representatives: Destiny Bazille, Grace Seguin, Taylor Jackson
 
Christian Life Academy Middle School
Student Council By-Laws
 
Mission Statement
 
We, the elected representatives and officers of Christian Life Academy Middle School, will do everything in our power to represent the students of our school, to uphold all school rules, and to perform our duties in accordance with the expectations and By-laws that reflect the Middle School motto “Excellence by Design.” We will strive to do everything in our power to make our school a better place for each student.
 
Article I - Purpose
 
Section 1: The purpose of the CLAMS Student Council is to promote a better understanding between students, teachers, and administrators. The Student Council will work for the general welfare of the students by providing an opportunity for student expression, develop leadership, improve school spirit, and promote Christian values.
 
Article II - Membership
 
Section 1: CLAMS Student Council representatives will hold their positions for one school year.
 
Section 2: Representatives will carry out their duties and responsibilities and will maintain exemplary citizenship and behavior in and out of school.
 
Representatives must be present at general meetings, committee meetings, and special events sponsored by the Student Council. Members can miss no more than 3 meetings without a valid excuse.
 
Student Council will have 2 meetings per month - Special meetings may be called if needed. Meetings will begin at 7:20 a.m. and end at 7:50 a.m. every other Tuesday.
 
Representatives will bring questions, concerns, and comments from the student body to the Student Council. This includes all suggestions and complaints.
 
Section 3: Representatives must maintain a “C” average with no grade lower than a “C” in all subjects and no grade lower than a “B” in conduct.
 
Article III - Officers
 
Section 1: Officer Positions are as follows:
 
President - Any sixth grade CLAMS student is eligible to run. Duties include leading Student Council meetings, speaking at school assemblies, presiding over committees and providing student leadership.
 
Vice-President - Any sixth grade CLAMS student is eligible to run. Duties include assisting the President in presiding over Student Council meetings. Offer the deciding vote in case of a tie, and provide student leadership.
 
Secretary - Any sixth grade CLAMS student is eligible to run. Duties include recording the minutes for all meetings, maintaining attendance lists at meetings, write event proposals for administrative approval, writing agendas for upcoming meetings, and providing student leadership.
 
Treasurer - Any sixth grade CLAMS student is eligible to run. Duties include collecting money at fund-raising events, maintaining accurate financial records, and providing student leadership.
 
Girl Chaplain - Any sixth grade CLAMS student is eligible to run. Duties include opening and closing all meetings with prayer, assisting in planning events during Spiritual Emphasis Week, praying with and for Middle School girls, providing spiritual leadership.
 
Boy Chaplain - Any sixth grade CLAMS student is eligible to run. Duties include opening and closing all meetings with prayer, assisting in planning events during Spiritual Emphasis Week, praying with and for Middle School boys, providing spiritual leadership.
 
Section 2: Officers will hold their positions for one school year and abide by the general membership criteria of all representatives.
 
Article IV - Elections
 
Section 1: Each CLAMS student in grades 4 through 6 will vote to elect representatives to the Student Council from their homerooms. Each homeroom will elect two representatives during the general election. All students in grades 4 – 6 will vote to elect the officers using the concept that those receiving the majority of the votes win the election. In cases of a tie, the Advisors will provide the decision based on factors such as character and academic performance.
 
  • Students interested in running for Student Council must fill out a Student Council Application and attach a copy of their first quarter progress report.
  • Students interested in running for Student Council must turn in a draft of their speech by the deadline.
  • Students may campaign for Student council only during the two week campaign period after they have submitted their application. Students may turn in campaign posters for teachers to hang. Each candidate may hang only two posters. Poster must be taken down by the candidates after the elections.
  • Students will not engage in negative campaigning nor will the candidates buy votes. Candidates will not make promises that are unreasonable.
  • On Election Day, all candidates must deliver their speeches to the general assembly of the student body. Speeches should be 75-100 words for representatives and 100-200 words for all other offices.
 
Article V - Advisors
 
The sixth grade teachers will serve as faculty advisors to the Student Council. They will prepare ballots for voting, tally votes, and operate as tie breakers if needed. They will also approve all of the proposals, projects and events before the Student Council submits proposals to the general assembly and administrators. In addition, the six grade teachers will hold conferences with members whose status is in jeopardy.
 
Advisors for special committees will be teachers from grades 4-5. They will oversee any and all special clubs and special event planning. They will facilitate in the organization and provide guidance for all projects initiated by the Student Council.
 
Article VI - Impeachment and Removal from Office
 
Section 1: The Assistant Principal or the Advisors may remove any Student Council member for any above mention offenses.
 
Section 2: The Student Council may vote to remove members that violate the CLAMS honor code. This includes actions in word or deed that does not exemplify Christ or excellence.
 
Section 3: Student Council members may be placed on probation if that member does not meet the academic requirements. Members on probations may not participate in meetings.
 
Academic probation will last from one grading period to the next - from a progress report to report card or from report card to progress report. All members must maintain a “C” average with no grade lower than a “C” in any subject.
 
Disciplinary probation will last from report card to report card. After two 9 week periods on disciplinary probation, the Student Council member will be impeached. All members must maintain a “B” average in conduct. Members should follow all school rules and be an example of good judgment and Christian values. This includes all in school and out of school events.