• Woodcreek Middle School Student Council Handbook

     

    1. Roles and Responsibilities of WMS Student Council
      1. Roles of Student Council
    1. To officially represent the student body of Woodcreek Middle School.  
    2. To identify and help solve problems/issues encountered by students in the school.    
    3.  To communicate the opinions of the student body to the school administration on any subject that concerns students and on which the Council wishes to be consulted.      
    4. To promote and encourage the involvement of students in organizing school activities.
    5. To communicate concerns to WMS administration.
      1. Responsibilities of Student Council Members   
        1. To promote the interest of the students among the school administration, staff, and parents.
        2. To inform students about subjects/issues that is of concern to the WMS student body.
        3. To organize financial campaigns for school activities.  
        4. To participate in the process and revision of school policies, regulations, and procedures.
        5. To propose activities to school administration that would improve the quality of life in the school.
        6. To provide service to the school and community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
        7. To organize events and activities that engage students, staff, parents, and the community.
        8. To maintain good relations with school staff, administration, and the PTA.
        9. To maintain adequate grades and conduct marks while serving as a council member.
        10. To attend Council meetings, events and activities as regularly as possible.

     

    1. Membership
      1. Officers:
        1. President:
    1. Preside at all Student Council Meetings and Executive Board Meetings.
    2. Appoint Committees as necessary.
    3. Vote on any matters in which the Council is equally divided.
        1. Vice President:
      1. Perform the duties of the President in his/her absence.
      2. Assist the President and check regularly to see that all committee chairpersons are performing their assigned duties.
        1. Treasurer:
    1. Work with the advisors and bookkeeper to maintain records and receipts of the Student Council.
    2. Make a brief financial report biweekly to the Student Council.
        1. Secretary:
        1. Take minutes of all official meetings of the Student Council.
        2. Keep an accurate record of attendance at meetings.
        3. Work with publicist to keep members informed.
    1. Publicist:
    1. Publicizes WMS Student Council
    2. Perform the duties of the President in his/her absence.
    3. Keeps detailed records of all events that we take part in
    4. Works with advisor on Student Council Webpage
    5. Be responsible for heading up State Reports
    6. Lunch advertisements for announcements for any school-related events




    1. Campus Representative:
      1. Campus Advisory committee meetings
      2. Talk with campus principal about any campus issues or problems.
      3. Liaison between Woodcreek and Summer Creek High School.
      1. Student Council will consist of sixth, seventh and eighth graders that are/will be enrolled in the upcoming school year. Woodcreek Middle School Student Council has a work-on program. Students that wish to be a part of Student Council must complete the designated number of volunteer hours by the end of each semester. To be considered for membership, students must meet the following requirements:
        1. Must meet UIL eligibility
        2. Must complete the required number of work-on hours by the designated date
        3. Must turn in a completed Student Council packet by the designated date.
      2. Students that do not meet the above criteria will begin their Student Council year on probation.
      3. Students must have 10 service hours each semester to continue membership. Failure to do so will be grounds for dismissal.

     

    1. Eligibility and Academics
      1. All Student Council members will need to be in good academic standing in order to remain eligible for their role on Student Council. Students will not be allowed to have any failing grades or N’s and U’s in conduct. Any member not meeting the above criteria will be placed on probation and will have to be in good standing by the next progress report. Failure to do so may result in their dismissal from Student Council.
      2. Students will also be required to earn points through their donations and service on a monthly basis to maintain eligibility.

     

    1. Meetings
      1. Meetings will take place once or twice a month before school on Thursday late arrival mornings. Every Student Council member must be present at each meeting. Unexcused absences from school on a meeting day will be counted against the member.
      2. After 3 unexcused absences from meetings will be grounds for dismissal from Student Council.

     

    1. Student Council Activities
      1. Community Service: Student Council will work collaboratively with others to help the community.
      2. Energy and Environment (E&E): Student Council will take part in promoting school beautification and spreading environmental awareness. Projects will be centered towards keeping the grounds of WMS looking neat and educating the school of environmental issues. This includes recycling.
      3. Drug, Alcohol, Safety and Health (DASH): Student Council will come together to help raise awareness in the school and their community within the following categories: drug, alcohol, safety and health. Members will research and provide information to WMS staff and students about the negative or positive effects of the aforementioned categories.
      4. Teacher Appreciation: Showing appreciation for our teachers and helping them with anything that they need help with.