Student Council Executive 2014-2015
Prime Minister – Libby Towse
Deputy Prime Minister – Jamie Marcial
Minister of Finance – Libby Towse
Minister of Communications – Eugene Chang
Minister of Art – Scott Cashen
Minister of Sports – Steven Horianopoulos
Social Convener – Leah Anthony
Executive Meetings: Mondays @lunch
General Meetings: Fridays @ lunch
Meetings are in the Learning Centre
Student Council is made up of two groups: an elected executive, which is responsible for organizing events for the school, & a general membership which helps to execute these events.
Each year, Student Council’s main goal is to increase school spirit & this is done through monthly spirit days.
Staff & students can be seen wearing their favourite PJs during Pajama Day, sporting plaid & cowboy hats on Western Day, representing teams during Jersey Day and dressing head to toe in black & yellow for MEMSS Day.
Popular events that Student Council organizes include:
- Froshe Week
- the Halloween costume contest
- the Pep Rally
- the Winter Formal
- Day of Pink (anti-bullying event)
- Messapalooza (student talent show)
- & MEMSStock (year-end barbeque).
Our group is also socially conscious: we support a foster child through World Vision and we have raised funds through bake sales for areas in the world hit by natural disasters. Locally, we have raised funds for & had a team in the Relay for Life. During our yearly Wakeathon, where members and their guests raise money by staying up all night at the school, we choose a local charity to support. Last year, for example, our funds went to the Relay for Life.
As well, we are major participants in the annual Christmas Hamper Drive. Boxes and boxes of non-perishable food items and toys are collected and sorted by our members. We have also fundraised for the Pennies for Patients campaign, which supports children who suffer from leukemia and lymphoma. Last year we raised over $1000, 90% of that money donated in pennies!
Student Council spent months rolling pennies and were we ever ecstatic when we were finished! Lastly, Student Council also supports its own graduating members by providing two scholarships
in the amount of $750 each. This helps to offset the costs of those students who are pursuing a post-secondary education.
Our club is a non-profit organization, which means that every single minute dedicated to Student Council activities is done so on a volunteer basis.
Every penny raised that is not earmarked for a charity is also raised by Student Council. There are no other sources of income for our group, therefore, Super Valu receipts, bake sales,
hotdog sales, our Winter Formal, etc. are extremely important to us!