Student Council Election Timeline
2016-2017
  • October 10 Information of wants emailed to teachers. 
  • October 10 -13 Teachers promote interest in Student Council. Teachers inform students that the Student Council will meet on a Friday each month from 2:10- 2:50 (during some grade levels’ Reward Time). There is also a Service Learning component included in job responsibilities, such as Giving Tree and Campus Clean-Up which may include weekend commitments. We will have a pizza party celebration at the end of the year. 
  • October 14 Students interested in running for representative will remain after Friday assembly for discussion about what happens with student council elections. Applications are distributed. Applications are returned to teachers. Teachers decide how they would like to use the responses from the applications as part of the election as a team. The applications are to help students understand and process why they truly want to be a part of Student Council and to also help better understand who is a serious candidate that will be a valuable member of Student Council. 
  • October 17 - 20 Teachers conduct in-class elections (election format should look the same in each grade level- as determined by grade level team.)
  • October 20 by 3:00 Teachers submit Student Council Reps to Mr. Cumings (based on in-class election results). Fourth and fifth grade please include runners up. 
  • October 21 at 2:10 First representative meeting. All Student Council Reps meet to introduce executive board/officer duties and the campaign rules. Pass out poster paper to students interested in officer roles. 
  • October 24 Teachers will place the list of officer candidates from each 4th and 5th grade class in the Mr. Cumings’ box by the end of the day. 
  • October 25 – 27 Campaigning allowed in hallways and cafeteria (3 posters {1 in cafeteria and 2 in hallway}. *NEW* All posters will be the same and will be provided for the students running. Students will not be allowed to pass out stickers, flyers, or anything. They may still stand in the hall on their campaign day and say “vote for me,” but they cannot pass anything out. They will only use their posters to campaign. Their poster MUST be made by them and only them, with marker or crayons. No parent or computer help allowed. 
  • Oct. 25 - Students will be dismissed to go to class from the cafeteria in the morning, but the 4th and 5th grade candidates will meet Ms. Underwood and Mr. Cumings in the library. After the morning announcements, there will be a “campaign train” of the 4th and 5th grade candidates through each of the rooms to quickly introduce who they are and that they are running (starting with fifth grade). 
  • Oct. 26 - 4th grade candidates will be allowed in the hall to greet people and say “vote for me”, if they like, in the morning, after morning dismissal from the cafeteria. 
  • Oct. 27 - 5th grade candidates will be allowed in the hall to greet people and say “vote for me”, if they like, in the morning, after morning dismissal from the cafeteria. 
  • October 25 Draft election ballots placed in teachers’ boxes for final review and returned to Mr. Cumings’ box by the end of the day. 
  • October 31 Final ballots placed in teachers’ boxes. 
  • November 1 Candidates deliver speeches to all 4th and 5th grade students at 9:00. Candidates may practice with the microphone between 8:15 and 9:00. Election of Student Council 
    • Officers should take place in class immediately following class’ return from speeches. Send tallied ballots to the office as soon as possible. Election results announced at the end of the day. 
  • November 4 at 2 pm 2015 Student Council Installation/First Student Council Meeting