Student Advisory Committee
- Gulf Shores Elementary School Student Advisory
The GSES Advisory Committee met with Mrs.
Pierce during sixth grade lunch. Members present were Jacob
Knight, Wyatt Johnson, Destiny Hammac, and Ethan
The first item of business was a review of the
final plans for the Talent Show. Students explained
they had lined up a host, stagehands, and two teachers to direct
the show and hold auditions-Gay James and Julie Rosado. No
prizes or winners would be awarded. Students were concerned
that the audience be informed about proper etiquette so as not to
hurt any feelings of the performers. After much discussion,
the students asked the principal to address the audience at the
beginning of the show.
Next, the students explained the Bottle
Recycling Contest between the 100/200 buildings and the 300/400
buildings. The Student Council will count the bottles on a
daily basis and provide announcements during the competition to
encourage participation. The winning buildings will receive
an out of uniform day.
The final agenda item was their request for
some changes to the election process next school year. The
officers asked that elections be held on the same day as the
speeches. They also requested that students be allowed to
bring note pads to the speeches so they could take notes to help
them remember the candidates and their political promises.
The meeting concluded with a compliment from
the principal as a strong group of leaders who had contributed much
to the life Gulf Shores Elementary during the 2012-2013 school year
that included the addition of a Bully Prevention Week, Christmas
Dance, and a Year End Talent Show!
November, 2012 - Gulf Shores Elementary School Student
The GSES Advisory Committee met with Mrs. Phillips. Members
present were Jacob Knight, Wyatt Johnson, Destiny Hammac, and Ethan
Overvold. The first item of business was a review of the final
plans for the Christmas for Coaches dance on December 17 at 2:00
for students in grades 3-6. The fundraiser would cost $2.00/person
in support of the PE department.
Next the students asked if they could sponsor a Christmas Treats
for Teachers as a way to say thanks to the teachers for all of
their hard work. The date of the event will be December 14 in the
100 conference room.
The third item on the agenda was a discussion of selling
lollipops during the Valentine's Day holiday to raise money for the
Student Council. Their sponsor, Julie Rosado, would purchase the
candy, and the students would sell them each morning before school.
The tentative dates would be around the week of Valentine's
Next the students reported they wanted to sponsor a first ever
Student Council Bully Prevention Week February 18-22. They
brainstormed some ideas like a poster contest, anti-bullying videos
for guidance lessons, and a free out of uniform day. All of the
activities will be finalized in January.
The students brainstormed some ideas about starting a vegetable
garden or a Garden Club.
Finally, the students reported that over 2000 cans were brought
in by students for the Christian Service Center.
The next meeting is scheduled for February 1st
during sixth grade lunch.
October, 2012 - Gulf Shores Elementary School Student
The GSES Advisory Committee met with Mrs. Pierce on October 26,
2012. Members present were Jacob Knight, Wyatt Johnson, Destiny
Hammac, and Ethan Overvold.
Old business began with a review of sponsoring a dance for PE
equipment. The students decided to host a Christmas dance for
grades 3-6. Students continued to express an interest in raising
money for Coach Todd but were still unsure about what fundraiser to
New business included the following ideas:
Selling candy grams in February for PE equipment,
Starting a recycling program,
Hosting a talent show for the elementary kids and have parents
pay to see the show,
Starting a Science Fair,
Recycling books at school,
Bringing stuffed toys for the zoo.
The students also asked if the school could continue to have
Chick-fil-A Spirit night and Dolphin Cards. Mrs. Pierce encouraged
them to discuss the above ideas at their next Student Council
meeting and focus in on one or two projects.
The meeting closed with ideas of how to improve our campus:
Use non-consumable cups,
Clean the water jug,
Offer shorts and jeans for perfect attendance.
The next meeting is scheduled for November 30, 2012.
September, 2012 - Gulf Shores Elementary School Student
The new 2012 - 2013 GSES Advisory Committee met with Mrs. Pierce
on September 27, 2012. Members present were Jacob Knight, Wyatt
Johnson, Destiny Hammac, and Ethan Overvold.
The meeting began with the students telling the principal what
they liked about GSES. The students liked their teachers, the band,
the yearbook committee, and the way that the students helped each
other throughout the school.
Next the students were asked to offer suggestions of how GSES
could be better. The students asked if they could sponsor a
Halloween or Christmas dance to raise money for better PE
equipment. The $2.00 admission fee would go to the PE teachers.
Another idea was to raise money for Jacy Todd, a football coach
who was injured in an automobile accident.
The meeting concluded with a review of the Robert's Rules of
Order and how the students would gather feedback from the students
from the Student Council meetings.
The next meeting is scheduled for October 26, 2012.
February 24, 2012 - Gulf Shores Elementary School
Student Advisory Committee
The GSES Student Advisory Committee met in Mrs. Pierce's
office. First, we reviewed old business. The bookkeeper
reported that the students had raised approximately $1,500 for
Center Point Elementary School that was hit by a tornado through
their fun out of uniform days. Next, the students were happy
that a new water cooler had been purchased. Now they were not
running out of water at lunch.
The Student Council meeting the day before agreed to
request a doughnut sale and pickle sale. Proceeds will go to
a school project that has not yet been decided. The officers
will meet with the council next month and make a motion.
Students requested more fun out of uniform day. So
we brainstormed ideas to promote enthusiasm during March testing
prep season. They would like to have the following Test Prep
March 2 - Make an A on the Test - wear something with the letter
March 16 - Get "Redy" for the Test - wear something red
March 23 - Getting Nerdy for the Test - dress like a nerd
April 16 - We Survived the Test - dress like a survivor
April 27 - Make Your Goal! - wear favorite sports attire
The meeting concluded with each student identifying the
strengths and weaknesses of the school as of today.
Strengths: band, art, and the fun math and social studies
Weaknesses: confusion over the uniform policy with colored
hair and leggings
confusion over permissible boundaries of back playground