Student Council


The Student Council at Elder acts as the liaison between students and school officials. Each year the council is responsible for setting the tone of the school year, generating new ideas for school-wide activities such as Elderfest, mixers and tournaments, run elections and student voting, participate in service projects, and organize the Senior Class Gift to the school. The Student Council is comprised of an Executive Board, Class Officers, Student Committees and Homeroom Representatives.


The Executive Board
Comprised of four senior officers, elected by entire school.

President: 

  • oversees entire student council, runs meetings
  • speaks at large school gatherings
  • facilitates communications with other schools

Vice-President: 

  • primary assistant to president
  • point man on new ideas and activities
  • liaison with clubs—new and old

Communications Officer: 

  • responsible for establishing and sustaining communications with student body
  • responsible for communications with administration and faculty
  • press secretary to Purple Quill

Secretary: 

  • assistant to communications officer
  • records minutes of student council meetings
  • maintains student council bulletin board

Class Officers
Comprised of divisional co-presidents, freshmen through senior year, elected by individual classes.

Senior Class Co-Presidents: 

  • also serve on Student Council Executive Board
  • attend weekly and monthly student council meetings
  • hold monthly senior homeroom representative meetings
  • coordinate specific senior class activities like Senior Dance
  • responsible for Senior Class t-shirt
  • responsible for Senior Class mugs

Junior Class Co-Presidents:

  • attend monthly student council meetings of Executive Board
  • hold monthly junior homeroom representative meetings with Junior Class advisor
  • coordinate specific junior class activities
  • have input into both victory Dance and Prom
  • newly elected co-presidents help coordinate Elderfest

Sophomore Class Co-Presidents: 

  • attend monthly student council meetings of Executive Board
  • hold monthly sophomore homeroom representative meetings with Sophomore Class advisor
  • coordinate specific sophomore class activities like Sophomore Dance
  • generate ideas for additional underclass activities, especially mixers

Freshman Class:

  • hold monthly freshman class homeroom representative meetings with Freshman Class advisor
  • coordinate specific freshman class activities like Freshman Dance
  • generate ideas for additional underclass activities, especially mixers

Student Council Committee Structure
Each committee will be run by two chairmen. Applications for chair positions will be made to newly elected Executive Board members, who, along with student council advisors, will appoint the chairmen. The chairmen are responsible for forming and sustaining their own committees. Committee Chairmen are responsible for attending monthly meetings of the student council Executive Board, prepared with any relevant information.

Social Committee:

  • coordinate clubs at Elder
  • comprised of juniors and seniors

Spirit Committee:

  • set-up, clean-up for Pep Rallies
  • comprised of seniors only

Pep Rally Committee:

  • plan prepare and implement pep rallies comprised of juniors and seniors

Student Awareness Committee:

  • coordinate Big Brother Program comprised of seniors
  • Communications Officer and Secretary are de facto chairs

Service Committee:

  • Plan Canned Food Drive and other service activities coordinated by Mr. Auer

Liturgy Committee:

  • Plan school and class masses
  • coordinated by religion department

Homeroom Representatives
Two homeroom representatives are elected at the beginning of each school year by their respective homerooms. One representative must attend monthly divisional meetings held by class co-presidents and class advisors.

Responsibilities:

  • liaison for students and council, communicating ideas, suggestions, and complaints, attend monthly meetings with co-presidents
  • report back to homerooms with relevant student council information