Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade may apply for leadership positions by completing an application form in the spring. In addition to the application form, they write a brief paragraph about their interest in the position applied for. The positions include: School Store Helpers, Safety Patrol, and News Crew (read description of each position below). Each application is scored on their leadership ability and other personal qualities by the student’s homeroom teacher. Administration and other faculty members also review applications. Students are then placed in leadership positions based on these scores and recommendations included in their application. Notification letters are included in final report cards which are mailed to students in June.
In addition, each fall students may run for classroom representative in the Student Council. Two students from each third, fourth, and fifth grade classes are elected. To be elected, students must present a short election speech and may create a poster. Student Council meets once a month on Friday mornings.
Fifth graders are eligible to work in the school store. They are scheduled to work in pairs on an assigned day of the week and are supervised by a PTA parent volunteer. School store workers are responsible for providing customer service and keeping track of the money as it comes in and goes out. They assist in restocking the shelves and counting inventory. A few qualities that the school store worker must possess are: responsibility, merchandise control, crowd control, honesty, counting change and handling money.
Fifth graders are eligible for news crew. These students are scheduled for two weeks at a time from 7:30-8:00 to assist in the production of the morning news show. Students are monitored by our librarian. Their duties include on-air anchors, camera crew, managing the tele-prompter, and assisting the librarian.
Third, fourth, and fifth graders are eligible for safety patrol. Safety Patrols work in the mornings from 7:25 - 8:00 to help with students arriving to school OR in the afternoons from 2:25 - 3:00 to help with dismissal. Their job consists of several duties which include: helping students get in and out of their car, monitoring hallways to make sure students aren't running and walking daycare students from the cafeteria to the bus circle in the afternoons. They are considered leaders that teachers and staff rely on to model good behavior throughout the school.
Student Council members help support our school environment and surrounding community. The Council hosts an annual Clemson vs. Carolina can food drive the week before the big game to support Greer Relief. An average of 1300 cans have been donated each year. In February, Student Council members sell candygrams to raise money for special projects around the school. In the 2016-2017 school year, the council is working towards replacing the water fountain on the playground. Student Council also runs our annual Spirit Week in the spring. Contributions during this week are donated to Relay for Life in honor of those who have battled cancer. The 2015-2016 donation was over $4000, given in honor of former Brushy Creek teacher, Anne Shafer.