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The Heights Bulletin
Founded by Students for Students

Student Government
The Student Government is an organization made up of I.S. student leaders and a staff advisor. The purpose of the Student Government is to give the student body a voice. Each year, new officers and representatives are elected by their peers. This is where students, through their classroom representatives and officers, share their ideas, concerns, and desires. The representatives and officers meet to discuss activities and events rooted in the values of: Care, Achievement, Responsibility,  and Environment. All students in grades 5-8 are given the opportunity to participate in these activities if they choose to do so. 

Student Government Activities

  • 90th Anniversary Celebration

  • Bake Sales raise money to help community members and to help animals)

  • Black History Month Celebration

  • Book Swap

  • Book Talk

  • Career Day

  • City Harvest Fundraiser

  • 187 Cultures Journal 

  • Earth Day Events

  • Elections

  • Healthy Bodies Program

  • Helping Hands Program

  • 187 Literary Magazine

  • L.U.V or Gender Identity Club

  • Remote Recess 

  • Safety Cheat Sheet

  • Student of the Month

  • Student Surveys

  • Time Capsules

  • Weekly Announcements

  • Women's History Month Celebration

Baking Contest
Cooking Contest
Spelling Bee
Talent Competition
Trivia Competitions

Responsibilities of Officers and Class Representatives
The president  facilitates meetings, creates agendas,  and makes announcements.

The vice president steps in for the president whenever needed and organizes and heads committees.

The secretary creates flyers, maintains attendance records, takes minutes during meetings and heads committees.
The treasurer maintains the calendar of events, maintains financial records, and heads committees.
*All officers assist in the planning of events and activities and are expected to attend weekly meetings.
*Officers’ responsibilities are often shared as needed.
*Officers are elected during the first couple of months of the school year by a majority vote of the I.S. student population after giving speeches and campaigning.

Class Representatives
Class representatives attend weekly meetings, participate in committees, and act as liaisons between classmates and the student government, sharing what was said at the meetings and classmates’ ideas and questions.
*Two class representatives per class are elected during the first couple of months of the school year by a majority vote of their Homerooms after giving speeches and campaigning.

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