KMS Student Council Information 2018 - 19

What is Student Council?

A Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff, and parents for the benefit of the school and its students.


What is the mission of KMS Student Council?

Karrer Middle School Student Council is a student led organization that provides leadership and service to Karrer Middle School. Students who are elected to this position are organized, driven, and have an interest in learning the basics of student service government. KMS Student Council members are seen as the leaders of the KMS student body.


Who are the members KMS Student Council?

The Karrer Middle School Student Council will be made of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Students will apply by completing the application form online.


New this year, homebase is during 3rd period. As a result, our Student Council process for being a homebase representative has changed. Students will apply to be a member of Student Council. Once all members are accepted to Student Council, students will be assigned a homebase to represent.


When does the KMS Student Council meet?

The KMS Student Council 8th grade cabinet and 7th grade cabinet will typically meet the first Thursday of each month. The KMS Student Council Cabinets and Student Council Representatives will typically meet the third Thursday of each month. We also may have an extra meeting in a month due to a special project we need to complete. The meetings will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the KMS library.


Karrer Middle School Student Council Responsibilities:

- Attend meetings on a monthly basis, possibly two a month, all at 7:45 a.m.    

- Represent your assigned homebase and students of KMS

- Help with and promote the Food Drive, Color Cycle, and Pop Tab drive                                                                      

- Volunteer to help sell canteen tickets and work a shift at KMS canteens   

- And more!


This is a commitment of your time, and you should only run for Student Council if you want to:


  • Work with other students

  • Develop personal leadership skills

  • Plan school events

  • Promote school spirit

  • Conduct service projects

  • Communicate all upcoming fundraisers and events to your assigned homeroom


Are you ready to run for Karrer Middle School Student Council?

If you would like to be a member of the KMS Student Council, please fill out the application online by the due date listed.  


Submitting an application online indicates you are willing to commit to the responsibilities of being a member of the KMS Student Council.  It is a personal promise that your behavior will represent the best of Karrer Middle School at all times. This also means you understand the time commitment with meetings and service time. Anyone who misses two or more morning meetings or service time may be removed from the KMS Student Council.

 

Student Council Application Link 


Student Council is a fun and rewarding way to be involved in the planning of activities at Karrer Middle School!


If you have questions regarding KMS Student Council, please contact Karen Beekman at beekman_karen@dublinschools.net




What are the 8th & 7th Grades Cabinets?

An important component of Student Council is developing the leadership skills of the members. This year there will be an 8th grade and a 7th grade cabinet. Each cabinet is comprised of an executive board and a board of directors. 1 or more students will be assigned to each position on the cabinet. The 8th grade cabinet with the help of the 7th grade cabinet will assist Mrs. Beekman in making this a productive year for KMS Student Council.


Who is eligible to run for the cabinet positions?

The cabinet positions are open to any 7th and 8th grade Karrer Middle School student, who is a member of Student Council.


How does a student run for a position on a cabinet?

Students need to complete all portions of the KMS Student Council Cabinet application by the due date listed on the application. Candidates do not make any speeches. Mrs. Beekman will read the applications and post the 8th grade and 7th grade Cabinet rosters by the posting date listed on the application.


When does the KMS Student Council Cabinet meet?

The KMS Student Council 8th grade cabinet and 7th grade cabinet will typically meet the first Thursday of each month. At these meetings, the Cabinet, along with the advisor, will set the agenda for the all meetings, plan events, and other activities to have a productive year.



What are the positions on the Executive Board and Board of Directors?


Executive Board

Board of Directors

President

Canteen Director

Vice President

Food Drive Director

Treasurer

Canteen Concessions Director

Recording Secretary

Field Trip Director

Public Relations Officer

Color Cycle Director

Historian

Pop Tab Director




DESCRIPTION OF THE CABINET POSITIONS:

The 8th grade and the 7th grade Cabinet will each have 1 or more members fill each of these positions. The 7th grade cabinet member will assist the 8th grade member(s) in the same role. These are the basics for each position.

Executive Board:

President:

  • Lead all meetings

  • Give assistance, guidance, and praise

  • Act as a facilitator during discussion

  • Maintain frequent contact with faculty and administration

  • Work with advisor on all planning

  • Participate in student council sponsored activities/events

  • Assist the Field Trip Director in planning the end of the school year In-School Field Trip.

  • Assist the Canteen Director

 

Vice President:

  • Work closely with President

  • Assume President’s duties when needed

  • Work with President and Treasurer in preparing calendar and budget

  • Assist the Cabinet in preparing meeting agendas

  • Assist the Food Drive Director in planning the KMS Food Drive

 

Treasurer:

  • Oversee council expenses and revenues

  • Maintain an accurate and detailed financial record

  • Give monetary advice to the council

  • Authorize payment/deposits

  • Work with President and Vice President in preparing calendar and budget

  • Assist the Canteen Concessions Director

 

Recording Secretary:

  • Keep an account of minutes at every meeting

  • Keep an accurate account of attendance at every meeting & canteen

  • Help maintain Student Council files

  • Maintain contact information for people who work with the council

  • Responsible for “Thank You” cards

  • Assist the Cabinet in preparing meeting agendas

  • Assist the Field Trip Director

 

Public Relations Officer:

  • Keep student body informed of events, fundraisers, and service projects

  • Obtain approval for events

  • Responsible for communication with charitable organizations

  • Assist the Color Cycle Director

Historian:

  • Take pictures at all KMS Student Council events

  • Responsible for creating the end of the year slide show for our in-school field trip

  • Create a 1 – 2 minute “commercial” promoting KMS Student Council to be run the next school year on WKMS

  • Assist the Pop Tab Director


Board of Directors:

Field Trip Director:

  • Set the date for the end of the school year in-school field trip

  • Reserve Auxiliary Gym for the in-school field trip

  • Plan the team building activities, movie, and luncheon

  • Create and collect permission slips for students earning enough credits to attend


Food Drive Director:

  • Organize the food drive

  • Confirm the dates of the food drive

  • Communicate with Dublin Food Pantry

  • Select and organize prizes for the food drive

 

Canteen Director:

  • Communicate with PTO president regarding theme of canteen

  • Assist with all paperwork for canteens

  • Set up and ensure Student Council members are signed up for all shifts needed for a canteen

  • Work with PR Officer for promotions of canteen through posters and WKMS

 

Canteen Concessions Director:

  • Ensure Student Council members are signed up for all shifts during the canteen

  • Accurate count of all pop and food at the beginning and end of the canteen

  • Assist with deciding up on and ordering all food for the canteen

 

Color Cycle Director:

  • Ensure Color Cycle boxes are in convenient locations throughout the school

  • Work with PR Officer to promote Color Cycle

  • Box and prepare for mailing filled Color Cycle boxes

 

Pop Tab Director:

  • Plan annual Pop Tab Drive in March

  • Work with PR officer to promote Pop Tab Drive

  • Select and prepare prizes

 


* All dates are tentative *


Thursday, 8-23 -18

  • KMS Student Council informational meeting for all who are interested

Thursday, 8-30-18

  • Last day to complete an application online and for 7th & 8th graders to apply for Student Council cabinet positions

Tuesday, 9-4-18

  • Student Council Representatives receive notification of being chosen

Thursday, 9-6-18

  • Student Council Representatives meeting

Friday, 9-7-18

  • Student Council Cabinet applications due

Monday, 9-10 – Thursday, 9-13-18

  • KMS Tailgate ticket sales during all lunch periods

Thursday, 9-13-18 – KMS Tailgate

  • Student Council Representatives host the KMS Tailgate at KMS

  • Student Council parents help with the tailgate – 8 – 10 parents needed

Thursday, 9-20-18

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting

Thursday, 9-27-18

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting

Thursday, 10-4-18

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting

Wednesday, 10-10 – Friday, 10-12-18

  • 6th Grade Canteen ticket sales during 6th grade lunch periods

Friday, 10-12-18

  • 6th Grade Canteen @ 7 – 9 pm – Stu Co concession stand

Thursday, 10-18-18

  • Student Council Representatives meeting

Thursday, 11-1-18

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting

Thursday, 11-1 – 11-9-18

  • MoMM Foundation Toiletry Collection

Thursday, 11-15-18

  • Student Council Representatives meeting

Wednesday, 11-28 – Friday, 11-30-18

  • 7th & 8th Grades Canteen ticket sales during 7th & 8th grade lunch periods

Friday, 11-30-18

  • 7th & 8th Grades Canteen @ 7 – 9 pm – Stu Co concession stand

Thursday, 12-6-18

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting


Thursday, 12-20-18

  • Student Council Representatives meeting

Thursday, 1-10-19

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting

Thursday, 1-24-19

  • Student Council Representatives meeting

Thursday, 1-31-19

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting

Thursday, 2-21-19

  • Student Council Representatives meeting

Thursday, 2-28-19

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting

Monday, 3-1-19 – Wednesday, 3-13-19

  • Pop Tab Drive – collect pop tabs

Thursday, 3-14-19

  • Student Council Representatives meeting

Thursday, 4-4-19

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting

Thursday, 4-18-19

  • Student Council Representatives meeting

Monday, 4-22 – Friday, 5-3-19

  • Food Drive – collect food items in homebase

Thursday, 4-25-19

  • Student Council Cabinet meeting

Friday, 5-3-19

  • In-School Field Trip for all Student Council members who have earned the required number of credits.

Monday, 5-6-19 – Friday, 5-10-19

  • Teacher Appreciation Week









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