ACS Elementary Student Council - Election Information
Students (and Parents),
Congratulations on your choice to run for Student Council. Being a leader is not easy work, but it can be very rewarding. Below is an outline of the campaign and election process.
If you have any questions regarding student council please do not hesitate in contacting me at email@example.com or call 01-374-370 ext 160.
How do I become a candidate?
All students in grades 3-5 are eligible to be part of the student council. To become a candidate for election a student must complete a nomination form.
You should have received a nomination form with this letter. Extra forms are available in the school office and on our school’s website.
Nomination forms are due to Mr. Smith by Wednesday, October 10th. (Click here to download the form)
Once you have submitted your nomination form to become a candidate, you are then invited to campaign. Campaigns will run from Monday, October 15th to Thursday, October 18th.
- Campaigning is permitted only before school, during snack/lunch, recess and after school.
- Students are allowed two handmade posters to be hung in and next to their classroom.
- Poster guidelines:
- No larger than 50 cm x 50 cm
- Put up with removable tape; no tacks or staples
- Approved by your teacher
- One candidate’s poster cannot hide another candidate’s poster
- Removed immediately after the election
- Candidates may make one button (handmade) for themselves to wear during their campaign.
- Campaigning should not interfere with schoolwork.
- Candidates are expected to be honest and respectful with each other and towards their fellow candidates throughout this process.
Student Council Expectations
- Attend all meetings, which include regularly scheduled meetings held once each 6 day cycle and special event meetings.
- Attend all student council events.
- Be a positive role model in the school.
- Gather input from your classmates on student council ideas and current programs.
- Give up free time to assist with the recycling program and other school programs that are planned.
Election Day (October 19th)
On Election Day, students will be asked to give speeches to their class. Speeches should follow these guidelines:
- Written drafts of speeches given to Mr. Smith by Oct. 16. (no longer than 2 minutes)
- On Election Day (Fri. Oct. 19th), speeches are to be memorized and given from notes.
Election results will be announced on Wednesday, October 24th