The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the general welfare of Franklin Academy, develop attitudes and practices of good citizenship, take an active role in the improvement plans for the school, foster positive student/faculty relationships, provide a forum for student expression, assist with assemblies and school programs, promote positive attitudes of scholarship through example, provide activities that build school pride in students and faculty members, and initiate and execute activities for betterment of the community.
Franklin Academy’s Student Council is a group of middle school students that have either been elected or appointed in the fall. Every member serves on one of the following committees; For Citizenship Development, the students have worked closely with our guidance counselor Ms. Rios to assist with Bolt Bucks, incentives, anti-bullying presentations as well as other future events/presentations. Faculty and Staff Relations has decorated and made little gifts to make our teachers and staff feel speech such as; decorating the work room for Thanksgiving and winter and giving every staff member a Kit Kat bar that says, “You deserve a break.” Fundraising helps oversee ways to earn money to help pay for supplies and leadership field trips and conventions such as; Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough sales, Birthday Goodie Bags, and tickets/snack packs for the upcoming talent show. School Spirit has helped set up for pep rallies and are currently working on Franklin’s first annual talent show as well as brainstorming ideas for the future. Service Committee has volunteered time to help by reading and crafting at the book fair, assisting at the school’s holiday shop, and are currently collecting socks to donate to a local homeless shelter. Once a month members get to attend county/district meetings to collaborate with other middle/high school Student Councils. They have formal Robert’s Rule of Order meetings, teambuilding, and guest speakers with the main message dealing with an aspect of leadership.
Student Council Packet: Do you have a child in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade? Would you/they like to enhance their leadership skills, make friends, help with school events, and/or have ideas for the school? If any apply, Student Council is the perfect place for them! If you and your child would like to learn more about this fabulous after school club and elective, attend the info meeting on Monday, August 22nd at 6 pm in room 116. Packets are due no later than Friday, September 2nd.
Holiday Grams: Purchase our famous Holiday Grams for your child, their friends, and teachers. It is a wonderful way to make them feel special plus if you purchase them by September 16th, they are HALF OFF! You can get as many grams as you want for only $1 and after September 16th they will be $2 each.
Spirit Cards: Are you tired of writing so many checks? If so, purchase a Spirit Card! For $10, you can buy one and can use the card as payment for various events/activities such as; concession stand at events, admission to events like the talent show, ordering grams, etc.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Principe at Principe.Sarah@Franklin-Academy.org.