Welcome To The RCMS
Student Council
Our Goals
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To represent the student body
To create school events to enhance school
spirit
To focus on student issues and to come up
with solutions
To collect data about student concerns
and needs
To work as a team to get everything done
in a timely fashion
How Do We Do All This?
We Must Get
Organized
Communication is Key!
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All officers need to have
everyone’s e-mail and phone
number
Everyone should check the
Student Council Web Page weekly
for updates
Listen to the school’s daily
announcements
Share meeting minutes and
documents with everyone
Click Students
tab
Student
Council
Information
Have Meetings
Make sure to schedule
meetings to
accommodate as many
people as possible
 The secretary should take
minutes at all meetings
 What day should we have
meetings?
 How long should
meetings last?
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How To Take Minutes….
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The date and location of meeting should be on top of the
document
A list of people present should also be added to the top
The Minutes should consist of all the main topics discussed in
bold with details about the issue in bullets under it
When a vote is taken on an issue it should be list and the person
who proposed as well as the person who seconded it should be
listed
If a motion is not passed by majority the ratio of the vote should
be listed
HERES AN EXAMPLE
Student Council Meeting Minutes
Subject
Student Council Meeting
Date
1/1/11
Location
Room 718
Time
3:15-4:15 pm
Attendees
Ms. Myers, Sara, John, Bob
Key Points Discussed
No.
Topic
Highlights
1.
Change days of Spirit Day
No Hawaiian Day
2.
Carnival Night
Different clubs run different booths
Action Plan
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Action Item(s)
Owner
Target Date
1.
Looking for DJ’s for Carnival
Bob
2/1/11
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Research location for Carnival
Sara
2/1/11
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Looking at themes and ticket prices
John
2/1/11
How Do We Find Out Students Needs?
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You have to ask!
Put out surveys to your student
body
During your free periods ask them
about their concerns
Ask them to attend your meetings
to discuss issues and concerns
All of this data should be put into
some type of visual and Numerical
Representation
Today’s Agenda
-offices
-posters for spirit week
-meeting day/time?
-representatives
-school beautification project
ideas
-fundraising ideas
-bulletin board
Responsibilities of President
• Coordinate meetings
• Submit motions in writing to the council secretary
• Work with treasurer on budget and calendar
• Submit proposed agendas to council for vote
Responsibilities to students:
• Voice student concerns to the administration
• Keep in touch with school clubs and PTSA
• Seek student opinions
Responsibilities to faculty and administration:
• Keep faculty informed on developments in council
• Work with faculty on ways to enhance educational
atmosphere
• Point out problems in the school before they become
crises
Responsibilities of Vice President
• Be prepared to assume the responsibilities of the
president at any time
• Assist in the preparation of budgets and agendas
• Help the president coordinate the work of
committees
• Help explain the opinions of the president to
council
• Contribute ideas during meetings
• Work with all council members to iron out any
differences between parties
Responsibilities of Secretary
• Keep an accurate record of issues considered
by the council (Meeting Minutes)
• Contribute personal ideas and opinions
whenever appropriate
• Prepare and distribute agenda
• Take attendance
• Produce a student council directory
Responsibilities of Treasurer
• Work with school’s treasurer (Mrs.
Landreth) to understand policies for
student finances and to set up and maintain
an account for the council
• Formulate an active budget for the council
• Make cost analysis of proposed activities
and projects.
• Make monthly financial statements and
report to the council.
Let’s make some decisions!
President:
Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer:
Spirit Week Posters
October 3-7!
• Panther Prowl
• Wristbands
• Lucky Draw tickets
• Shrimp Boil & silent auction
• Penny Wars
• Prep Rally
*Distribute a copy of Spirit Week flier
to each member
Let’s make some decisions!
Meetings
Day:
Time:
Frequency:
Representatives:
-by homeroom, team, or grade
Wrapping it up:
-school beautification project ideas?
-fundraising ideas?
-bulletin board?
Thank you for
your
participation in
today’s
meeting! I look
forward to all
the positive
things we can
do together!
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Welcome To The Student Council