St. Norbert’s upper school kicked off Christmas season festivities on November 30th with a dance in the Parish Activity Center sponsored by Student Council. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders from St. Norbert’s and other area schools mingled and showed off their dance moves.

The fun evening capped a busy Fall for Student Council, which started with a special induction mass in October when student council representatives were recognized and received pins.

Other Fall activities have included:

  • Halloween activities for lower school students, including games, prizes, and face painting in the gym.
  • Bake sales co-sponsored with the 8th grade in October and the 7th grade in November raised money to support charities and fund student activities throughout the year.
  • A pep rally in November recognized students participating on Fall CYO sports teams, and included speed ball and dodge ball competitions and relay races for all students.

Student council members regularly help Kindergarten and pre-K students in the lunch room with buying snacks and cleaning up their lunch tables.

Priorities for early next year include purchasing additional balls and pumps for the playground.

Student Council meets weekly with guidance from faculty moderator Meg Klunk.

“SNS Student Council is an organization of peer elected students who have a common interest in building Bulldog spirit, serving fellow students, and developing their leadership skills,” said Mrs. Klunk.  “I try to take a minor role in meetings, trusting my representatives to brainstorm ideas, evaluate pros and cons, and make a group decision that is best for our school. I encourage them to build characteristics of a leader: humility, trustworthiness, authenticity, self-confidence, and self-evaluation. I remind them that serving on Student Council is a huge responsibility and honor within our school community.”