Baldwin County Public Schools
Gulf Shores Elementary Gulf Shores, AL

Student Advisory Committee

April, 2013 - Gulf Shores Elementary School Student Advisory Committee

 

The GSES Advisory Committee met with Mrs. Pierce during sixth grade lunch.  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 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 Advisory Committee

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 Day.

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 Advisory Committee

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 sponsor.

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 Advisory Committee

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.

 

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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 Morale Days:

            March 2 - Make an A on the Test - wear something with the letter A

            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 lessons

Weaknesses:  confusion over the uniform policy with colored hair and leggings

                       confusion over permissible boundaries of back playground