Michele Taylor, ASB Advisor
The mission of Student Council at St. Mary’s Academy is to serve as a forum for student opinions, a planning center for student activities and a resource through which students can enhance their leadership abilities. Officers plan dances, assemblies, fundraisers and other fun activities. Student government is a vital part of St. Mary's. It provides a way to keep communication open between students and administrators.
ASB Officers take the following pledge upon being elected:
Promise to represent and lead the students of St. Mary's Academy
with all of my skills and to the best of my ability.
I pledge to serve the mission of St. Mary’s
And uphold the standards and rules of our school.
Most importantly, I promise to serve the students and staff of St. Mary’s
with dedication, integrity, creativity and compassion.
The St.Mary's student council is comprised of five elected ASB officers and 20 class officers. ASB and class officers are elected in the spring before the school year of their term. Ninth grade class officers are elected in the fall. The student council, which is led by the ASB officers, meets weekly, with formal class meetings and town halls are held as needed. Class officers and ASB officers function as an executive council of equals rather than with designated titles and roles. Class of 1991 ASB officers initiated this change, which allows for greater leadership opportunities and creates a collaborative environment.
All class officers serve the school in a variety of ways. As promoters of school spirit, they facilitate class activities, encourage attendance at school events,organize dances, plan and participate in assemblies and build class unity. As the voice of the students of SMA, they meet with administrators to bring forth students' perspectives and ideas that will enhance student life. They support and encourage the SMA community.