CMS Stu­dent Coun­cil kicks off school year with events, fundrais­ers

The Colonial - - OPINION -

Be­fore the school year even be­gan, the mem­bers of Colo­nial Mid­dle School’s Stu­dent Coun­cil were al­ready busy at work pre­par­ing for the new school year.

We came to school over the sum­mer to brain­storm ideas for the up­com­ing year and to put our plans into ac­tion. While all the other seventh- and eighth-graders spent the morn­ings at home sleep­ing or get­ting ready for the pool, we were off to school with the en­ter­ing sixth-graders. Af­ter a morn­ing of giv­ing tours and help­ing them learn to open lock­ers, ev­ery­one headed to the cafe­te­ria where the Stu­dent Coun­cil mem­bers per­formed a pop­u­lar song whose lyrics had been changed to de­scribe Stu­dent Coun­cil and Colo­nial Mid­dle School.

But our work was not done. Once school be­gan, we helped guide par­ents dur­ing both the sixth- and seventh- and eighth­grade back-to-school nights. Both nights were a suc­cess.

Stu­dent Coun­cil is a lead­er­ship club at Colo­nial Mid­dle School that any stu­dent is wel­come to join. We or­ga­nize the school dances and events, cre­ate fundrais­ers and sup­port our school’s re­ward pro­grams. Each year, the students who have been ac­tive mem­bers of Stu­dent Coun­cil for the en­tire year have the op­tion to run for pres­i­dent, vice pres­i­dent, sec­re­tary or trea­surer of Stu­dent Coun­cil for the up­com­ing year.

But the students can­not do it all alone. We have an ad­viser, An­nette Swartz. She makes sure we ac­com­plish what we set out to do, and we have her full sup­port.

2ur firsW Iun­drDLsHr RI WKH yHDr was our an­nual sale of En­ter­tain­ment Books. These books con­tain coupons to stores, restau­rants and busi­nesses in our area.

We also held a car wash. It was a lot of fun, and we raised $800 by wash­ing more than 50 cars.

Stu­dent Coun­cil is now sell­ing pink links for breast can­cer aware­ness. Each link is a dol­lar and the grade that has the most links wins. All the money will be do­nated to breast­

Our next fundraiser is our Cal­i­for­nia Pizza Kitchen Night Wed­nes­day, Oct. 17. Come with your fam­ily and friends to Cal­i­for­nia Pizza Kitchen, where you can eat in or take out. Be sure to sKRw WKHP Rur flLHr WR PDNH surH a part of what you spend there is do­nated to Stu­dent Coun­cil.

6WudHnW CRunFLO’s firsW dDnFH is com­ing up! Later this month, we are hold­ing our sixth-grade dance. This year, it is Hal­loween-themed. No masks are al­lowed, but cos­tumes are more than wel­come and face makeup is al­ways fun! It is al­ways an ex­cit­ing night, the mu­sic is great and tick­ets must be bought in ad­vance. No tick­ets will be sold at the door.

Each month, I will be writ­ing an ar­ti­cle to keep you up-to-date on all the lat­est Stu­dent Coun­cil news. Stay tuned!

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