School district needs 7th graders for Stu­dent Coun­cil

The Covington News - - LOCAL - KAYLA ROBINS krobins@cov­news.com

If any seventh graders in New­ton County are look­ing for a way to be­come in­volved in the school sys­tem, open­ings in a stu­dent coun­cil are avail­able.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for New­ton County School Sys­tem (NCSS) Su­per­in­ten­dent Sa­man­tha Fuhrey’s Stu­dent Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil are open for seventh graders who at­tend any mid­dle school in the district. The Coun­cil is com­prised of seventh through 12th grade stu­dents, but there are only seven va­can­cies, all of which are for seventh graders.

“We asked each of our mem­bers from last school year if they wished to con­tinue in the pro­gram, and they all stated ‘yes,’” Fuhrey said. “As a re­sult, the only va­can­cies on the coun­cil were cre­ated as the se­niors grad­u­ated and the re­main­ing coun­cil mem­bers were pro­moted to the next grade level.”

Stu­dents wish­ing to ap­ply for an open slot must com­plete the es­say packet and re­turn it to Sherri Davis-Viniard in the NCSS De­part­ment of Pub­lic Re­la­tions at 2109 New­ton Drive in Cov­ing­ton by Au­gust 29.

“It is ex­tremely im­por­tant that we reach out to our stu­dents to get their in­put on what we are do­ing right and what we can im­prove,” Fuhrey said. “I was very im­pressed with the work of the Stu­dent Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil last year, and I ex­pect this year to be just as pro­duc­tive. I en­joy work­ing with the stu­dents, and I look for­ward to meet­ing with them this year.”

The Stu­dent Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil will meet twice dur­ing the school year with Fuhrey – on Novem­ber 10, 2014 and March 26, 2015 – to dis­cuss how de­ci­sions at the district level are af­fect­ing stu­dents through­out the county. Stu­dent mem­bers will serve as ad­vi­sors and act as li­aisons be­tween the NCSS ad­min­is­tra­tion and the district’s stu­dents.

Ap­pli­ca­tions can be found at new­ton­coun­tyschools.org.

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