Hogsett Elementary’s Student Council is a committee made up of intermediate students. The purpose of the student council is to teach the children how to lead by serving others. The members learn leadership skills by serving the rest of the student body. Typically, the council consists of eight members. Two students from each of the fourth and fifth grade homerooms are elected by their classmates to represent their class on the council. In order to give more students an opportunity to serve on the Student Council, once a student has been a member as a fourth grader, he/she cannot be on the council again as a fifth grader. Student Council members are expected to be good role models. To remain on the council, a member cannot have more than 2 detentions and more than 1 SAFE assignment.
The group meets once a month during school hours. The monthly meeting agenda includes discussion and some type of service activity. The members do things for their school and for their community.
The facilitator for the 2011-2012 school year is our school counselor, Mrs. Nicky King.
The Student Council is responsible for the Box Tops for Education program at Hogsett. They promote the program, collect the box tops from each classroom, trim them, count and bag the box tops and determine how the money will be used.
Other activities the Student Council has completed include:
collecting trash around the school grounds
selling drug-free tattoos at Open House to raise money for the Christmas project
assembling items for Red Ribbon Week
assembling care packages for soldiers
shopping for needy children at Christmas
creating gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week
visiting retirement homes and making cookies with the residents
establishing testing incentives for the student body
collecting pop-can tabs for recycling and donating the money to the Ronald McDonald House