The St. Ambrose Student Council consists of thirty-six members from 6th to 8th grade with two sponsors, Ms. Carpunky and Mrs. Wielgus. Student Council meets twice a month to discuss the different activities they must plan for the school. When they have their first meeting in the fall, they discuss the different responsibilities that student council entails during the school year. Every student in the 4th-8th grade get the opportunity to vote for an 8th grade president, vice president, secretary, and photographer. These candidates work hard on writing speeches and present them to these classes. They then hold a mock election so students get this opportunity. These members have special jobs they have to do at every meeting.
Last year the St. Ambrose Student Council was busy! They organized and voted for all the school spirit days that happen every month. This is to help promote school pride, togetherness, and to encourage creativity and that school is a fun place to be. A few examples of the spirit days last year were Decade Day, School Colors Day, Pink Out Day, etc. The Student Council also sponsored all of the different charity events we have for the year. This past year the school had canned food drives where they raised over 3,000 cans to Fill Santa’s Semis and for March they raised 4,579 for the Crisis Food Center. This was a great amount of work because the student council had to count every can that was brought to school and kept track of the classes that were in the lead. The Student Council also organized the Socking it to Cancer where St. Ambrose School did an AWESOME job. The whole school raised a total of $4044.16 to help with the research of childhood cancer and helped support the Kelsie's Hope Foundation.
Last year was our first year decorating a tree in Rock Springs Park. We spent time thinking of fun ideas for the tree and decided to have a Harry Potter-themed tree. We did not place, but we are hoping that this year we can win! Another fun activity we will be doing this year will be helping put together a St. Ambrose float for the Halloween parade, so be on the look out for our float!
Another event that Student Council sponsors is Red Ribbon Week. The group gets together and discusses everything they will be in charge of during that week. Last year, they had to lead the school in a song that they created. This was to show that St. Ambrose is a DRUG FREE school and they sang it with the school every morning with a video to help them prepare.
No one ever sees what happens behind the scenes. The Student Council creates every one of the lovely posters the students see hanging around the school to remind the students of what is going on that month. Student Council is such a hard working group and gives so much of their time to work on these activities every month. Thank you for helping make St. Ambrose a great place to be!
Please contact Allison Carpunky via FastDirect if you need more information about Student Council activities.