Gilchrist Student Council

Contact Information

For questions regarding Gilchrist's Student Council, please contact Amanda Whitaker or Avis Berry.

General Info

Student Council

We Want You!

Join Gilchrist Student Council
We are looking for proven student leaders to be a part of the Student Council. If you are in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade you are eligible to run for officer positions or class representative.

Interested in running for office?

  • 5th grade positions: President, Vice President, and Treasurer
  • 4th grade positions: Historian and Secretary

Interested in being a Class Representative?

  • All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes will elect a class representative and alternate.

2014/15 Applications/Documents

Details & Duties of Student Council Officers

Student Council offers 3rd, 4th and 5th grade grizzlies the opportunity to actively participate in school wide initiatives, lend their hands to community causes, and see democracy in action. While representing Gilchrist, these student leaders will gain responsibility, increased pride in their school, and an overall awareness of events at a local and/or global level. Class representatives along with school officers will be held to high academic and citizenship levels. Elections for student council will be in September. More information will be sent home through classroom teachers. Below are a list of the school officers and responsibilities:


  1. Runs the Student Council meetings
  2. Represents the council at various functions
  3. Knows the basic rules for running a meeting
  4. Is a good Gilchrist citizen

Vice President

  1. Serves in the absence of the President
  2. Knows the basic rules of carrying out a meeting
  3. Leads the pledge to the flag
  4. Is a good Gilchrist citizen


  1. Keep accurate minutes of the meetings
  2. Reports at each meeting the minutes from the previous meeting
  3. Keeps attendance of all representatives at teacher meeting
  4. Is a good Gilchrist citizen


  1. Keeps a written record of money earned and spent by student council
  2. Is a good Gilchrist citizen


  1. Acts in the absence of the Secretary
  2. Keeps newspaper clippings and council photos in an organized notebook
  3. Informs WGES about upcoming student events
  4. Is a good Gilchrist citizen

Classroom Representative

  1. Attend student council meetings
  2. Bring ideas and suggestions from class members to the meetings
  3. Report information back to his/her class and a K-2 classroom
  4. Help with the development of projects for the student council and school
  5. Helps promote school pride
  6. Is a good Gilchrist citizen

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