SG and House Leadership at CCS

It’s hard to believe, but we are now entering the season of CCS Student Government and House leadership elections and interviews for the 2017-18 school year.  In order to make sure that all of the upper school students are informed on what leadership roles are available and what responsibilities each position holds, the current SG and House leaders recently gave a presentation on their experience as leaders during this current school year.  The CCS Student Body President, Evan Prince, opened by sharing the purpose statement of Student Government.

We the students of Covenant Classical School, in order to bring together and enlighten fellow students in the goals and workings of this school, and to foster school pride, establish school traditions, and unify the school as a whole, have established a Student Government made up of students in the 7th-12th grades and works alongside the faculty and administration to help create a school culture that seeks first to know God and make Him known.

The Student Government verse is, 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Evan talking about some of the responsibilities he has as SG President.
• Must be a rising Senior (or a rising Junior if there is no suitable Senior candidate)
• Facilitates all SG meetings
• Presides over all SG officers/prefects and representatives and promotes leadership opportunities for students
• States what is to be voted on, but does not participate in voting
• Creates agenda for weekly Student Government meetings
• Monitors the needs of the student body
• Liaison between faculty, students, and parents
• Reports to the SG Advisor and CCS Administration
• Responsible for communication to student body
• Calls for meeting with SG Advisor to give weekly/monthly updates on upcoming events or any concerns/issues
• The President cannot run for House Captain


Mason talking about his role and responsibilities as SG Vice President.
• Must be rising Junior or Senior at time of election
• Assists with communication to the student body
• Helps with facilitating the meeting
• Assists with monitoring the needs of the student body
• Assists President by giving SG meeting devotions
• Heads up team to update SG bulletin board
• The Vice President cannot run for House Captain


Laura talking about her role and responsibilities as SG School Spirit Prefect.
• Appointed by interview with administration
• Responsible for encouraging student participation in all sporting events, Homecoming, Spirit Week(s), Pep rallies for Fall, Winter, and Spring sports, and special Spirit days/weeks.
• Must be a rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

 
Chandler talking about her role and responsibilities as Social Prefect.
• Appointed by interview with the administration
• Responsible for planning and implementation for all social events for the Upper School
• Must be a rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior


Emily talking about her role and responsibilities as Community Service Prefect.
• Provides opportunities for all CCS students to participate in service projects at CCS and in the community
• Responsible for the organization and oversight of service projects for the student body
• Advise and facilitate individual service projects for CCS students
• Appointed by interview with administration
• Must be a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior


Tyler and Bryson explaining the role and responsibilities of a SG Class Representative.
• Represent their class, seeks to improve a sense of community, and deal with issues in their specific grade
• Votes on SG matters
• Participates in committees
• Must attend SG planned events unless excused by President
• Elected by their class

The only SG position not pictured is the role of Secretary/Treasurer Prefect.
• Responsible for communicating financial needs and budgeting with SG President, VP, and SG Advisor
• Communicates with CCS book keeper on all expenses
• Serves as the secretary for meetings and forwards the minutes to the President, SG Advisor, and Head of School
• Keeps track of contact information, attendance, minutes, events, and to-do lists

With the desire to bring awareness and intentionality of focus to Covenant Classical School’s core values, the CCS House System was established in 2014. The CCS House System provides leadership opportunities for our Upper School students. Each of the three distinct houses (Fides, Sapientia, and Audacia) is run by a House Captain and two House Prefects who encourage involvement in community service, academics, athletics, and CCS social events. Giving incentives for excellence in academics and character, the House system is also intended to be a fun exercise and expression of school spirit.

 
Daniel, representing all 3 House Captains, sharing how the House system works with Student Government as well as the roles and responsibilities of a House Captain.
• Must be a rising Senior (or a rising Junior if there is no suitable Senior candidate)
• Creates agenda and conducts all House meetings
• Supervises, encourages, and supports House Prefects
• Promotes a culture of healthy competition between Houses
• Encourages House members to be involved in community service, academics, athletics, and CCS social events
• Communicates with House members via House Instagram page, text, email, and House bulletin board
• Oversees individual House service projects and House spirit/social activities
• Receives leadership guidance, feedback, and support from House Advisors
• Attends weekly Student Government meetings as a voting member
• Reports to the House advisors, House System coordinator, and CCS Admin


Nick talking about the role and responsibilities of a House Prefect.
• Must be rising 9th-12th grader
• Supports the House Captain in communication with members on House activities
• Helps House Captain with facilitating the monthly House meetings
• Responsible for submitting items for house points
• Takes notes or the minutes for the House meeting and forwards them to their Advisors and House System Coordinator
• Keeps track of contact information, attendance, minutes, events, and to-do lists
• Keeps the House bulletin board up to date with House activity and news
• Responsible for the organization of individual House service projects and House spirit/social activities
• Receives leadership guidance, feedback, and support from House Advisors
• Reports to the House Captain
• House Prefects can be a Student Government representative if approved by the Administration.

Campaigning for CCS Student Government President and Vice President have begun today and the speeches and election will occur on Wednesday, March 29th.

Good Luck to all!