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SES Student Council

All students are welcomed and encouraged to join SES Student Council.  There is no election process for becoming a member, you can simply show up at the meetings and lend your voice to the conversation during our Advisory and lunch meetings, 2-3 times per month in the blue lab. At SES student council members develop, promote and run fun events for students including: a talent show, students assembly, dances and spirit weeks.  Student council also purchases/sells a variety of SES merchandise items as a fundraising tool. 

As a member of the SES Student Council there are also leadership opportunities, which do get voted on each fall. Juniors can run for the position of co-presidents, co-communications coordinator and co-treasurer. The position is a 2-year term and each co-partner is the senior who held the the role last year. This provides an opportunity for mentoring and encourages engagement in Student Council across all 4 houses. This leadership team commits to coordinating and attending all meetings and all student council sponsored events throughout the school year.

Advisor present at meetings: Ms. McBrien

Student council members during 2019-20 school year.

Evening Events

Halloween Dance

This dance is held in late October. Students are encouraged to wear costumes and prizes are given in a variety of categories. The cost for this dance is $5 and includes free snacks and a fun night of dancing and playing games--we have both foosball and pingpong tables. 

Recycled Formal

This dance is held in late January. Students wear formal wear that is reused, recycled, up-cycled, or homemade. The idea is to have a semi-formal dance, without all the traditional costs.  The cost for this dance is $5 and includes free snacks and a fun night of dancing and playing games--we have both foosball and pingpong tables.   

Game Night

This event has been held in both the fall and the spring. Students are encouraged to bring their own games, or play the ones we have available, ranging from board games and card games, to electronic gaming on the big screen in the forum. This is a FREE event that also includes snacks.

Non-SES students can attend these events as the guest of a current SES student, provided they have a current school ID from their high school. 

Students at the Halloween Dance
Students wearing homemade dresses fro the recycled formal
Students at the Halloween Dance

Fall Talent Show and Winter Assembly

Every December, student council organizes a talent show as an opportunity for SES students to perform and share their talents with the SES community.  The SES student body has a wide-range of amazing talents and we have seen ballet performances, karate forms, handstand routines, comedy acts, instrument playing, singing, and full student bands. Every year is a little different, and a lot of fun! This event is FREE and takes place after school 2:30-4:30. The audience members vote on their favorite performances and prizes are awarded to the three acts that receive the most votes. 

The last day of school, before winter break, always ends with a school-wide student assembly, coordinated and hosted by the SES student council. The assembly showcases the top performances from the talent show, interspersed with the promotion of upcoming events and fundraising results from a variety of student organizations and current initiatives. 

Student playing guitar at the talent show
Students dancing at the winter assembly
Student band playing at the winter assembly

Spirit Weeks

Student dressed for Meme Day during a spirit week

Leading up to both the Halloween Dance and the Recycled Formal, student council coordinates and promotes spirit week dress up days. The current group always chooses the themes and we have had a variety including: Meme Day, Beach Day, House Colors Day, Western Day, Character Day, Animal Day, Twinning Day, and most recently we have gone with alliterative approach, including Monochrome Monday, Wacky Wednesday, and Throwback Thursday to name a few. 

McBrien and Rylander dressed up for Wacky Wednesday during an SES spirit week.

SES Merchandise

Student council purchases and sells a variety of SES merchandise items including; window clings, water bottles, lanyards (made from recycled plastic bottles), reusable straws, and SES stickers/metal pins (in house colors), and face masks. We also sell apparel items including t-shirts and sweatshirts with the school logo. 

Additionally, each year--usually in the spring--student council members organize an order for an apparel item (often hooded sweatshirts), featuring a student created design.

Merchandise items can be purchased at evening events - including open house and conference nights - or students can stop by the blue lab before or after school to purchase items from Ms. McBrien. Current items for sale are listed and pictured below. 

  • Lanyards made from plastic bottles - $3
  • Window Cling - $1
  • House Stickers - $2
  • Metal Straw Set - $5
  • SES House Pins - $5
  • Face Masks with SES logo - $5
  • Metal Insulated Water Bottles - $15
  • White T-shirt with colored SES logo - $15 (sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL)
  • Green Quote t-shirt - $15 (sizes: L, XL)
  • Crewneck sweatshirts - $25 (available in blue, green, and brown - limited sizes)

* At this time we can only accept cash or check as payment. 

SES Merch items for sale from Student Council
Current apparel items available for sale from  student council