The Alsion Montessori Middle School Student Government is student-run organization that liaises between students, teachers and staff. As the official voice of the student body, the government can raise school-related issues, concerns and needs to instructors and administrators, and communicate any feedback to its constituents. The Student Government is also tasked with developing student events, fundraising for these and spearheading school-wide community meetings held twice every week.
Aside from performing its daily duties, the Student Government has had a remarkable spate of achievements:
- Raised $1,000 towards the summer Ex-Term to Honolulu, Hawaii
- Made significant monetary and service contributions to the year-end Alsion Barbeque and Ultimate Game
- Funded the feed and bedding for the school livestock
- Increased number of social events
Elections are held every year to form the Student Government. Nominations are made; campaigns are mounted. All students participate in this democratic process. The positions in the government are
President. Oversees and supervises Student Council. Provides leadership in carrying out activities and events. Prepares a written/typed agenda and conducts student council meetings. Responsible to ensure Student Council has approval from the Advisor for activities and events.
Vice President. Works closely with the president and assumes the President’s responsibilities if necessary. Assists the President in preparing meeting agendas.
Secretary. Takes notes at meetings and records and distributes minutes of meetings in a timely manner. Along with the President and Vice-President, writes proposals, questionnaires and surveys.
Treasurer. Directs the finances of Student Council by maintaining an accurate and detailed record of all money collected and spent. Conducts research to prepare cost-benefit analyses as needed.
Grade Representatives. Represents the constituents (their grade level). Gathers peer suggestions and relays their wishes to the student council. May plan “ad hoc” grade level meetings to gather consensus from constituents.