The Student Council provides an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and promote school spirit. By becoming part of the Student Council, children are committing to work and participate in the corresponding activities. Since the Student Council exists for and by the students, children learn responsibilities and the idea that one person can make a big difference.
The Student Council meets at least once a month to work on school projects, fund-raisers, charity projects, etc.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND SPIRIT DAYS
Tag Day – It is a special day when students raise money for a cause. The children bring in money in order to wear their every day clothes. (Parents please make sure appropriate clothing is worn.) The students bring the money in the same day of the tag day and hand in to their homeroom teacher.
Pajama Day – This is very similar to a tag day, but instead of wearing everyday clothes the children wear their pajamas. This “tag day” donation is usually designated for the children’s Leukemia Foundation.
Crazy Hair Day – Children wear their hair in a crazy, wacky, and/or fun way to school. This is a spirit day.
Crazy Socks Day – Children wear different color socks to school. This is a spirit day.
Talent Show – Children can show off their talent in front of their fellow students during our Talent Show. They first present their act to the teacher in charge of organizing the show to get approval. And then it’s showtime!
Pennies for Patients – Students are encouraged to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There are many different events that take place for this cause. The most exciting event is the Pie-a-Teacher in the face event. Students who raise a designated amount of money will get to pick a teacher to pie in the face! All money raised goes directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Random Acts of Kindness Month – During this month the Student Council does not collect for a charity or for a specific event. We are simply trying to spread the warm feeling of making someone else feel great!
We ask that each student at The Academy commit to making at least ONE special act of kindness during each week of the month. The student should not tell anyone about what they are doing. The idea is for Academy students to perform acts of kindness without expecting any recognition, no rewards, not even a “thank you.”
The president of the student body has the responsibility of overseeing all Student Council activities. The president conducts the meeting of the council and plans the agendas for the meetings with the Student Council Moderator. At assemblies, the president is in charge of leading the pledge of allegiance.
The vice president serves in the absence of the president. Duties include being in charge of the representatives from each class and running elections. The VP is also in charge of making any Student Council announcements to the student body in an informative manner.
The secretary is to take roll call and record the minutes of the meeting. The minutes will be typed and passed out to all Representatives the day after the meeting. At the beginning of the next meeting, the minutes will be reviewed and if needed amended.
Commissioner of Religious Affairs
This Commissioner is responsible for prayer at Para-liturgical events throughout the school year. These prayers may consist of intentions that members of the student body or staff have requested. This person will also be in charge of writing and planning the 9/11 prayer service, the Thanksgiving Prayer service and organizing the Student Council sponsored mass.
Commissioner of School Spirit/Mascot
The Mascot will be present at all school sponsored events such as volleyball games, the OLP Country Fair, the Memorial Day Parade, book fair, Catholic Schools Week Sunday Open House, just to name a few. The person in this position may have to be available on weekends! If you go away frequently, this position is not for you.