It’s time for the Student
Council Elections at Fugman Elementary School.
Fugman is looking for enthusiastic students who want to become actively
involved in order to make a difference in our school community.
14, 2020: Information Meeting for Students
running for office for the fall semester (8:00 AM in Room 23)
21, 2019: All paperwork due for those
running for Student Council office.
(Paperwork turned in to Mrs.
Byrd in room 23, NOT IN THE OFFICE—all papers must be paper-clipped together) DO NOT LEAVE PAPERS OUTSIDE THE DOOR!
speech—(Keep a copy for yourself. The
one you turn in will not be returned for your speech.)
Signed “Responsibilities and Expectations” form.
One (1) poster
(Should you wish to create one—a poster is not required)
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020:
Speeches and voting will take place. Results will be announced after votes have
A typed copy of your speech must be turned in to room 23 no later than Tuesday,
January 21. Your speech can be no longer
than one minute. In your speech you may
not promise anything that cannot be delivered to the student body. Your speech must show good character and
cannot put down those running against you.
You may not change your speech once you have turned it in. Your speech should represent you as a
candidate and is an individual performance.
There are to be no skits or students/others assisting you during your
speech. During your speech you may not
dance or use excessive hand motions. You
cannot use rap or song during your speech.
It is your responsibility to bring a copy of your speech with you on
Friday, January 24, 2020. Suggested ideas for your speech would be to state
your full name and the office you are running for, tell why you think you would
be the best person for the job, state other things you have done that show you
are capable of doing the job, give an idea or suggestion of something you would
like to improve at Fugman (PLEASE, DON’T MAKE PROMISES), something unique about
you that the audience might remember, and then conclude with your name and the
office you are running for in the election.
Remember, your speech can not be longer than one minute. Props
are NOT allowed during your speech.
POSTER: You may make ONE poster to be hung up by Mrs. Byrd. Your poster may not exceed 12” x 18” or it will not be
hung. Posters are to be two-dimensional
and not include any three-dimensional items.
This means your poster MUST BE FLAT! (Foam core board or cardboard is NOT
allowed. The heaviest paper you are allowed to use is standard weight poster
board. Your poster is due
to Room 23 no later than Tuesday, Jan. 21.
The poster, if approved, will be hung up by Mrs. Byrd in the MPR. If you are unsure about what is or is not
appropriate, please speak with Mrs. Byrd.
There is to be no use of any flyers, stickers, buttons, candy, food, or
MEETINGS AND TIMES:
If elected, you will serve on the Fugman Student Council Team, which will meet three
times a month before school on Tuesday mornings as well as some additional
meetings during the school day at lunch and/or morning recess. The meetings
will be in Room 23. Attendance at these Student Council meetings is mandatory. All
officers will be expected to be at these meetings on time. Any student that is
removed from office will not be eligible for Block F points. If elected, you will receive a schedule of meeting
days and times.
In order to provide an opportunity for more students to
serve on student council, any person elected
to office for the fall semester will not be eligible to run for office in the
spring of 2020.
Being a part of student council at Fugman is an important leadership position. You will be expected to be a part of, but not
limited to, Spirit Weeks, Campus
Beautification, School-Wide Dress-Up Days, Human Relations Committee, Pennies
for Patients, Kid’s Day Newspaper sales, and PBIS swim store when called
upon to do so.
Responsibilities and Expectations Form
and parents: Review these expectations together and initial and sign bottom of
Student will attend all scheduled Student Council Meetings
Student will attend all required activities or events expected of a Student Council
Representative. A list of activities,
dates, and times will be disbursed by the second week of September. This includes wearing spirit wear or uniforms
each Friday and participating in all dress-up days for the fall semester.
If student is absent twice (with unexcused absence—meaning they are at school
but not in attendance at the meeting) or tardy three times, student will be
removed from office.
Student will follow all guidelines when writing their speech and understand
that violations will result in all votes cast
for that candidate will not be counted.
Student will bring their own copy of
speech on election day.
will follow all guidelines for their poster, or it will not be hung.
Student will be removed from office if they have any MAJOR offense in our
school-wide SWIM expectations while in office.
will follow the requirements set forth for their specific position.
removed from office will not be eligible for Block F points.
Signature Date Parent/Guardian Signature
Council Jobs & Responsibilities
President: Open to all sixth graders in good
standing. The president is in charge of
all Student Council meetings. President
will assign officers and class representatives to carry out Student Council
work, as well as acting as an official representative of the Student Body when
called upon. The president assists all officers with their duties. Shows good character at all times. ***
President: Open to all fifth and sixth graders in good standing. In
charge of Council meetings when the President is absent. The
Vice President will assist other Student Council officers with their
duties. Shows good character at all
Secretary: Open to all fifth and sixth graders in good standing. In charge of recording minutes of Student Council
meetings. Will assist other officers
with their duties as assigned. Shows
good character at all times. ***
of Grounds: Open to all fifth and sixth graders in good standing. In charge of reminding teachers and students
of the importance of keeping Fugman clean and free of litter. Does a weekly Clean Campus Report and reads
the results on the Friday morning announcements. In charge of picking up any visible trash
after all recesses as well as assisting the Athletic Commissioner in picking up
all balls. This person will lead the
Student Council team to help with the collection of recycled trash on Tuesdays
during the lunch hour. The Grounds
Commissioner will promote campus beautification projects. Shows good character at all times. ***
Commissioner: Open to all fifth and sixth grade students in good standing. Assists the principal and coaches with awards
and announcements during assemblies and rallies, and assists coaches with tasks
such as equipment inventory. In charge
of picking up all balls after recess as well as assisting the Commissioner of
Grounds in trash clean-up. Shows good
character at all times. ***
Commissioner: Open to all fifth or sixth grade students in good standing. Oversees spirit related activities for rallies
and games. Will assist the teacher in
charge of planning school rallies in rally planning and set up. In charge of creating a poster/banner for
every home game and creating a weekly cheer to pump up our athletes and school
spirit. Will work with other officers to
assist them with their duties. Shows
good character at all times. ***
Level President (Fourth Grade & Fifth Grade): Open to all fourth
and fifth grade students in good standing.
Represents and communicates the needs of the grade level to Student
Council. The class president is in
charge of reporting information to grade level, when necessary. Shows good
character at all times. ***