Student Council

All students in the Primary through Senior Classes have the opportunity to run, vote, and offer ideas for Council action.

The members of the Student Council shall be the officers elected by the students in  Primary through Senior classes and homeroom representatives elected by their homerooms. The officers shall be elected from the Upper and Senior Class representatives. The officers shall be defined as the President, the Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer. Each homeroom in Primary, Intermediate, Uppers, and Seniors shall elect a homeroom representative. In the Upper and Senior Class each homeroom will elect 2 representatives (12 total representatives).

2015-2016 Student Council Officers

Kat O’Boyle – President
Isabel Keating – Vice President
Jonah Markowitz – Treasurer

2015-2016 Student Council Representatives

Julietta Valic
Molly O’Boyle
Grace Campbell
Maya Koehler
Keira Evans – Secretary
Noah Planey
Patrick McDermott

Tentative Upcoming Meetings:

January 6th
January 20th
February 3rd
February 17th
March 3rd
March 17th
April 21st
May 5th
May 19th
June 2nd

HGMICS Student Council Constitution

Article One (Name)
The name of this organization shall be the Howard Gardner MI Charter School Student Council, hereinafter called Student Council.

Article Two (Purpose)
The Purpose of the Council shall be to:

  1. Strive for good citizenship.
  2. Strive for academic excellence.
  3. Strive to be STAR students.
  4. Respect all individuals in the school and community.
  5. Involve all students in sharing ideas to make our school the best it can be.
  6. Help all students work together in our school.
  7. Give all students practice in democracy in action.
  8. Help other citizens and groups in our community.

Article Three (Membership)
Section 1: All students in the Primary through Senior Classes have the opportunity to run, vote, and offer ideas for Council action.

Section 2: The members of the Student Council shall be the officers elected by the students in  Primary through Senior classes and homeroom representatives elected by their homerooms.

Section 3: The officers shall be elected from the Upper and Senior Class representatives. The officers shall be defined as the President, the Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer.

Section 4: Each homeroom in Primary, Intermediate, Uppers, and Seniors shall elect a homeroom representative. In the Upper and Senior Class each homeroom will elect 2 representatives (12 total representatives)

Section 5: The School Counselor of Howard Gardner MI Charter School shall be the final authority over all actions of the Student Council.

Article Four (Qualifications)

Section 1: Any student that wishes to be a member of the Student Council shall:

  1. Be a Good Citizen
  2. Be a Safe, Trustworthy, Accountable and Respectful Student.
  3. Be in good academic standing.
  4. Have attended Howard Gardner MI Charter School for at least 1 year.
  5. Have not served on Student Council in the prior school year.
  6. Have strong Attendance record.
  7. Be punctual to school, class, and Council Meetings.
    1. Commit to Monthly Meetings

Article Five (Officers)

Section 1: The Officers shall be the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer.

Section 2:

  • Any Homeroom representative in the Upper and Senior class is able to be considered for office on the council.
  • Students that would like to run for an office position will make their intent known at the first Student Council Meeting and will address all the homeroom representatives on what they would like to be considered.
  • The student council will then have an anonymous vote to pick the Officer members.

Section 3: The term of office will be the school year for which the officer was elected.

Section 4: In the event that the elected Officer is unable to fulfill his or her role to which he or she was elected, the council will elect one of the remaining Homeroom representatives.

Section 5: Any officer may be removed from the office by the Student Council Advisor for poor attendance at Council Meetings, failure to performs required/requested duties. or failure to follow school rules or class rules.

Article Six (Homeroom Representatives)

Section 1: Each Homeroom in Primary and Intermediate classes shall have one elected Student Council representative. Each homeroom in Uppers and Seniors shall have two elected Student Council representatives  (one boy and one girl).

Section 2: (Term of Office) The term of office will be the school year for which the homeroom representative was elected and they will not be able to run for the following school year.

Section 3: In the event the elected representative is unable to fulfill his or her role to which  he or she was elected, the homeroom will hold another election process.

Section 4:  Any homeroom representative may be removed from Student Council by the Student Council Advisor for poor attendance at Council Meetings, failure to performs required/requested duties. or failure to follow school rules or class rules.

Article Seven: (The Election Process)

Section 1: Election of the Student Council Homeroom Representatives shall take place during the first 6 weeks of school. The class members in each homeroom will vote for each homeroom representative

Section 2: (Process)

  • Any student in Primary to Senior Classes who wishes to be considered for a homeroom representative on the Student Council, may give a brief 30 second speech to their classmates.
  • The class will then vote on the student (or students for Uppers and Seniors) they wish to represent them.
  • The teacher will tally the votes and have the final say on the student based on the qualifications mentioned above.

Article Eight (Meetings)

Section 1: Student Council meetings shall take place at least monthly and could be twice a month depending on the needs of the council. The Student Council will meet the first Tuesday of every month from 2:00 to 2:30.

Section 2: Each Homeroom representative shall conduct class meetings at least two days after each student council meeting. The purpose of the meeting after the council meeting will be to share information covered in the previous meeting.

Article Nine (Voting Procedures and Rules)

Section 1: Each officer and representative shall have one vote. The president votes only in the case of a tie.

Section 2: All motions require a second; all motions require a majority vote of the Council Members for passage.

Section 3: Any or all actions of the Howard Gardner MI Charter School are not official until approved by the Principal 



 

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