February was a great month of reflection for the student council. We gained a lot from our day away working with all the branches. It opened lines of communication and helped us see how we can improve with student body communication, understanding of the BHS government, and more. We also have taken the time to shift some of our committees to better suit the BHS community. The STUCO suggestion boxes will be collected later this week so if you have any last minute ideas or concerns now is the time to add them. If you have any questions or concerns you think student council could help you with feel free to email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
January has been a busy one for student council. We have worked with SASA to help create a video presentation to show at the last school committee meeting, along with getting signatures on the petition. We began planning our student government day away where we will spend the entire day together as a complete body to make progress on our current projects. This month was also the first using the suggestion box, we have collected the responses and we appreciate your feedback. We noticed that many were questions about sport credits which we incidentally have a bill in the works for. So hopefully we have more updates on that soon. We are all very focused and have big plans for the next semester. If you have any questions or concerns you think student council could help you with feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month Student Council has spent most of our time in committees working on specific bills and ideas, including editing the Equal Time Bill after the committee got feedback from the legislature. As a whole we discussed the Equity Grading Bill, reviewing the bill, asking clarifying questions, and editing the first draft to help the committee feel ready for Legislature to review the bill. We have also been floating around ideas on how to hear more from the student body, and what you need. Be on the lookout for student council suggestion boxes, please leave comments, questions or concerns you have that you think Student Council could help you with. We plan to collect the boxes every month and read what you leave, with your notes we will be able to make sure we are focusing on what matters to and affects you. For now, if you have any questions, or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
Student Council November Update: The Student Council has been hard at work in our committees, to better support the larger BHS community. Including meetings to help the Equity in Grading to work on and discussing a bill to have class time include built in accommodation times with the help of the Accessibility Committee. We have also reviewed your responses from the student government advisory, we hear your concerns and we are looking into what we can do to help with the long cafeteria lines and Canvas grade visibility to name a few. We have many plans for Student Council this year and we will work hard at our many goals! If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that you think student council can help with or should be aware of please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Council is now in full swing with the representatives elected, roles and responsibilities have been assigned and we are ready to serve you the student body. In the most recent weeks we have been splitting into committees that will help you with the issues you face, the topics ranging from the Tackling Injustice bill (the first section of which just passed through legislature) to school spirit. Finally, Student Council has started working with the South Asian Student Alliance (SASA) to help them with converting Diwali into a category 2 holiday. We have many plans for Student Council this year and we will work hard at our many goals! If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that you think student council can help with or should be aware of please don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
A message from BHS Government on Canvas from 12/23:
If you were interested in any of the bills we talked about, check them out here:
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As the end of the school year draws to a close, us in Student Council and Legislature are rapidly trying to get bills voted on and passed, so they can be added to the handbook for the next school year! The two bills that we’re working on passing are:
We will do our best to keep representing the student body here in Student Council! If you want to know more about what we’re doing, find us at @brooklinehigh on Instagram or drop into some Student Council meetings, which always take place Tuesdays at 8:20 AM on B Weeks.
More updates to come!
The month of March has been pretty busy for folks in Student Council. Multiple bills are in the works and are being vetted before they move on to Legislature.
These bills include:
Meanwhile, we are aware that Student Council has the responsibility to better represent all of you. We seek to better advocate for the student body through legislation and various advocacy efforts going on at the moment. We also aim to share the process with students in a transparent manner. Student Government is committed to racial justice and fighting all sorts of bigotry manifest at the high school, and making tangible steps and goals to achieve a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for all students.
As always, please feel free to interact and contribute to our dialogue. Your voices matter and we need your input in order to legislate in a way that benefits all students. Find us at @brooklinehigh on Instagram and drop into some Student Council meetings, which always take place Tuesdays at 8:20 AM on B Weeks. Find out who your representatives are on our website.
This blog post is brought to you by your outreach leads: Kalina Brookfield and Laura Cleves
Happy half-way point! As we all know, quarter 2 is drawing to an end, so we thought we would do a recap of everything that’s been going on in Legislature and Student Council so far.
Primarily, we have been working on two bills: the Balanced Academics Bill and the Late Assignment Credit Bill. The Balanced Academics Bill intends to reduce student stress by implementing a limit on the number of AP and academic classes a student can take. The Late Work Bill hopes to give students motivation to turn in their work, even when late, by ensuring that students don’t lose too many points solely because of lateness. It is important to note that these bills are still under heavy discussion, which is why neither has been passed. If you have strong opinions or questions about the bills, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any member of Legislature (list here).
In addition to working on bills, Student Council has been working to increase the line of communication between the student body and their government. Keep an eye out for red or blue posters hanging up around the school- those come straight from student council, and have useful information. As bills pass and more projects come underway, updates will be posted on this blog, around the school as posters, and on our Instagram (@brooklinehigh)!
Have a great second half of the year!
This blog post is brought to you by your sophomore representatives: Laura, Fabian, Tina and Kalina
The first meetings of Legislature and Student Council were extremely productive. This was the first time we met together as a group this school year, and we immediately got to work. Three sophomore representatives, Tina Li, Fabian Ugalde, and Kalina Brookfield, spearheaded a very efficacious poster effort- you’ll see them around school, they look great! We also brainstormed video ideas to promote Student Government around the school, and with that, we went off to class at 9:40, feeling invigorated by work well done. We’re really excited to welcome our freshmen representatives and new Student Council members, so make sure to run or apply for both bodies if you’re interested!
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