• 2024 Student Council
    The Student Council members for 2024 are set! 

    2024 Sitton Student Council Roster

    5th Grade:     President: Hailey Cooper       VP: Uriel Bybee Canales

       Secretary: Jackson Adams     Treasurer: Giovanni Vazquez

       Historian: Sylvia Figueroa      Reporter: Maverick Moua

       Reporter: Leora Russell-Whitlock    Reporter: Ke’Miyah Love

    4th Grade:  Callum Kolbinger, Charlie Metnick, Eli Quintana, Justice Simmons, Margaret Lommis, Myah Hernandez-Betancourt, Toetay Sengrachah, Travin Gaters

    3rd Grade: Allison Romero, Desmond Epling, Emelyn Pec Siquina, Hailey Moore, Margo Nyen, Sita Finau, Willow Blodgett, Zach Libby
    About Sitton's Student Council:
    Sitton's Student Council is in its third year in its current form.  Between 21-24 students in grades 3-5 participate each year.  All students in grades 3-5 who have at least a 90% attendance rate and consistently demonstrate Sitton's core values are eligible to self-nominate themselves.  Classroom teachers confirm if the self-nominated students are eligible. Then nominees prepare a campaign speech using a speech organizer and deliver their speech during lunch in front of grade-level peers.  After speeches are delivered, grade levels vote and the 7 or 8 students with the most votes per grade are elected.  Once elected council members and their families/guardians are required to sign and commit to our school's Core Value Contract. Our mission is to harness the leadership that already exists within our students and prepare them to be strong public speakers who have the agency, organizing and advocacy skills needed to be successful in creating the change they wish to see in their community.
    The next opportunity to apply will be November 2024 for the next year.
    What does the Student Council do?  
    Students in student council:
    1. Participate in democratic decision making using Robert's Rules
    2. Hone public speaking skills, co-lead school assemblies, and are core value ambassadors
    3. Write proposals, newsletter articles, and create social media posts
    4. Learn about and actively work towards achieving the UN's Global Goals and Eco-School USA Eco-Certification 
    5. Have fun learning about non-profit work by completing Oregon Community Foundation's Community 101 program
    Why should your student consider getting involved?
    • They have an interest in developing leadership and public speaking skills.
    • They have an interest in project-based learning.
    • They have an interest in changemaking and global citizenship.
    • They benefit from supportive peers and educators.
    • They benefit from an inclusive and culturally responsive environment.

    To be approved to run for student council, students must have their self-nominations approved by their teacher, and consistently demonstrate core values at school with little or no support.  Students must also have a 90% attendance rate.

    For more information or questions, contact Michele Machado, Sitton's Site Support Instructor at mimachado@pps.net
    "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats
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