Student Council

Participation in SSJ Student Council provides leadership, community building, and service opportunities all within a cooperative spirit of fun. Sts. Simon & Jude Student Council starts with the election process which involves one week of campaigning and a speech in front of the student body. There are 10 “Commissioner” positions from which to choose. After being installed, each commissioner attends TACSC Camp (The Association of Catholic Student Councils) to learn and perfect their leadership skills. Attending leadership camp with hundreds of students, who bring their own life experiences from Catholic schools in different areas, and even different states, is a great beginning to finding out the importance of this job.

Service to our school and church community are essential components of Council activity. Planning pep rallies, organizing Catholic Schools Week, and leading Monday Morning Prayer Assembly have elements of both service and community-building. Being greeters at the first day of school, Back-to-School Night, and Grandparent’s Day is a tremendous responsibility which our Student Council Commissioners must fulfill.  We honor our environment by recycling and special Earth Day projects. We promote healthy, responsible living through Red Ribbon Week activities and Field Day.  In the area of spiritual development, Student Council assists with Masses on Holy Days as well as schoolwide student body Masses.  Through service commitments, Student Council involvement helps contribute to school improvement and personal growth.

The following events and activities illustrate many of the yearly contributions our Student Council Commissioners make:

  • Welcome Back cards for teachers
  • Greeters for the first day of school
  • Greeters for Back-to-School Night
  • Monday Morning Prayer Assembly
  • Connelly/Servite Leadership Workshop
  • School Fundraisers
  • Pep Rallies
  • Red Ribbon Week Activities
  • St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Christmas Boutique
  • Catholic Schools Week Activities
  • Valentine Grams
  • Open House Guides and Greeters
  • Student Council Elections
  • YES Leadership Program through Disneyland
  • Snack Bar at Home Games
  • Assist at Student Body Masses