Our Lady of Grace School is proud of its Student Council program. Students who win an elected office are trained in leadership and service after the example of Jesus. 

A summary of our Student Council program: 

  • Student Council is an active and important part of each school day at Our Lady of Grace!
  • Once an academic year begins, new officers prepare a Student Council activity calendar for the entire school year together.
  • All student activities are planned with permission from the moderator and principal.
  • Each of the fifteen officers are responsible for various important school duties designated for each Student Council position.  
  • The council officers meet once a week during lunch time to discuss and review student activities.
  • The class representatives meet once a month with the officers and report back to their classes about all upcoming activities.
  • The council plans, promotes, and presents a variety of fundraising activities throughout the entire school year.
  • These activities include monthly bake sales, a candy cane sale, Christmas raffle, Valentine grams sale, Easter raffle, and more.
  • Officers stand alongside school administrators to help present weekly Monday morning assemblies to students and their parents.   
  • Officers broadcast daily important announcements to the entire school each morning via the public address system.   
  • The four main officers are often called upon to be masters of ceremonies at important assemblies and several other school events.
  • After leaving Our Lady of Grace School, many former Student Council officers go on to become leaders in high school and beyond!

 A summary of the Student Council election process: 

  • Students are eligible to become Class Representatives beginning in grade 1, continuing through grade 8.
  • Classroom Representative elections are held at the beginning of each school year.
  • Two students from each class (grades 1 through 8) are elected by their fellow classmates to become class representatives.
  • Students may run for student body offices while they are in grades 6 or 7 (to become officers for grades 7 and 8).
  • Students must be in grade 7 to run for the four main Student Council officer positions and will hold those offices in grade 8.
  • The four main officer positions are president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer.
  • Students request to run for office by submitting a "Petition to Run for Student Council Officer" form to Mrs. Baker.
  • Student Council officer elections are held in May of each year (to take office the following September). 
  • There is a one week campaign period for all students running for office.  Campaign week at Our Lady of Grace School is a very exciting time!
  • Students running for office create colorful and inventive campaign posters to display in the hallways and select "managers" to help campaign.
  • Students running for office must present a one to three minute speech at a special election assembly at the end of campaign week in May.
  • All students in grades 1 through 8 cast their ballots in their classrooms directly after the election assembly. 
  • The new Student Council officers are announced in the afternoon on election day. 
  • A special inauguration assembly is held the week after the new student council officers are elected. 
  • All newly elected main officers give inaugural speeches and the outgoing officers present farewell addresses at the assembly. 
  • A reception is held immediately after the inauguration to honor our outgoing student council officers and welcome our new ones.​



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