By Annie, 7th grade student
Student Council is an enrichment program for grades 4-8. These students are role models for the rest of the school, and help the staff run the school. The council officers are selected by the student body at the end of the previous school year. The representatives from each class from grades 4-8 are selected at the start of the new school year. The council sometimes goes on field trips, such as the annual trip to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where they help set up and host the Christmas party for patients. They also organize events such as the Halloween parade and trick-or-treating parade or the Jog-A-Thon.
The officers, such as the president, secretary, treasurer, girls’ and boys’ sports, commissioner of awards, buildings and grounds, safety and ecology, religious affairs, and commissioner of spirit, coordinate most of the activities in the school. Their jobs range from putting up the flag every morning to helping with morning announcements.
The class representatives come from grades 4-8. They are chosen by the class, and are expected to report anything they hear at the meetings back to the class, such as free dress dates and event information.