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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Board of Directors
Food Drive Director
Canteen Concessions Director
Field Trip Director
Public Relations Officer
Color Cycle Director
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.
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
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
Oversee council expenses and revenues
Maintain an accurate and detailed financial record
Give monetary advice to the council
Work with President and Vice President in preparing calendar and budget
Assist the Canteen Concessions Director
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
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
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
Monday, 9-10 – Thursday, 9-13-18
Thursday, 9-13-18 – KMS Tailgate
Wednesday, 10-10 – Friday, 10-12-18
Thursday, 11-1 – 11-9-18
Wednesday, 11-28 – Friday, 11-30-18
Monday, 3-1-19 – Wednesday, 3-13-19
Monday, 4-22 – Friday, 5-3-19
Monday, 5-6-19 – Friday, 5-10-19