Student Council Update – April 2014

By Bill Lin

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Hey Lisgar! So, I’ve been staring at the computer screen for ten minutes thinking, “how the heck am I going to start this Studco update report?” Like, what am I even going to talk about? Obviously, I’ll rave about Battle of the Grades, talk about elections and a few other upcoming things, but there’s the glaringly obvious problem that’s on everyone’s minds: the dance. I’ve been debating whether or not I should approach the subject in a casual way or just drop it completely. But what would happen if I just completely didn’t mention it? That would be a pretty biased report.

Basically, a lot of stuff that was out of our control decided to just come in and ruin everything. Which is a real shame because we had the sales to run the dance. Things happen, it’s just the reality of life, but the important thing to consider is how to work with what you’re given. The cancellation obviously downed the spirits of a lot of people, but in reality, what would be the use of complaining? It wouldn’t magically un-cancel the dance or anything. So instead, we, as a council, decided to put all of that energy into creating the best Battle of the Grades possible.

And it was, confirmed by teachers, students, and principals alike, the best Battle of the Grades in a long time. All of you did an amazing job with your costumes, and you are all awesome for attending the events! On top of that, we raised over 800 dollars for the Youth Services Bureau, so thanks so much for participating, and definitely make sure to get really into it next year too. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see an entire school decked out in some ridiculous costumes? Hopefully, it can get even better in years to come.

Next up, we’ve gotta talk about elections. The week of April 7 to April 11, all of you are going to be voting for your co-presidents and student senator for next year, so stay tuned for that! We’re gonna have assemblies for each grade on April 8 so that all of you can hear some speeches from the candidates, and voting will be on the Friday.

Last but not least, we’re looking to do an event sometime in May. If you have any ideas, send an exec member a Facebook message and come to the Studco general meetings on Wednesdays at lunch in the auditorium. I personally think it would be pretty cool to help plan an event as awesome as Battle of the Grades, and you can get the chance to do that if you come to the meetings! Council has hit some obstacles, but we’re back and better than ever. If you want to be a part of everything and wanna know what’s going on, definitely try and come to the meetings, and stay tuned for elections! You have the power to choose who you want as co-presidents next year, so think about it carefully, and choose wisely. Thanks for reading!