Student Council

Moderator: Mrs. Jackie Chairolanza and Mrs. Christine Gramann

Student Council represents the student body in bringing forth ideas, projects and school improvements that enhance the mission of Mater Dei. Members are elected by their peers and serve as positive role models for their fellow students. While participating in Student Council, representatives learn parliamentary procedure, leadership responsibilities, and decision making skills. They also learn to serve as a voice for their fellow students and to initiate change for the betterment of the school. Serving on Student Council allows members to use their time and talents to represent Mater Dei, its mission and its students, while gaining valuable leadership experience.

Student Council members are responsible for planning and executing homecoming activities, sponsoring basketball concessions, and working in conjunction with the Red Cross to host two annual blood drives. They also organize and contribute to various fund raising activities on a local and national level. Finally, Student Council provides financial support for various school projects, which include purchasing patio tables, benches, cafeteria improvements, sinks for the rest rooms, an outdoor nativity set and a stage curtain.

The Student Council membership is as follows: ten seniors (six homeroom and four at-large representatives), nine juniors (six homeroom and three at-large representatives), eight sophomores (six homeroom and two at-large representatives), and six freshmen (homeroom representatives).

Elections for senior, junior, and sophomore homeroom and at-large representatives are held in the Spring for the following school year. Freshman representatives are held after the first quarter of the new school year. All students with a qualifying grade point average are encouraged to run for Student Council.

Student Council members are expected to attend meetings during the scheduled study halls, help decorate during the weekend before major events, and work at the concession stand at home boys basketball games on Friday and Saturday nights.

Latest News for Student Council

Extracurricular Activities Fair

Members of our various extracurricular activities shared information with their peers during our annual Extracurricular Activities Fair on Wednesday, September 6.  This fair provides our students, especially freshmen and transfer students, with an opportunity to receive information and to sign up for the activities in which they are interested.

Freshman Annis Byram (standing) is pictured signing up for Scholar Bowl after receiving information from members Abigail Kay (left) and Abigail Brandenburger (right) during our annual Extracurricular Activities Fair.

(left, from left) Freshmen Myah Helmkamp, Emma Hemker, Sophia Sabo, Sarah Lipski and Reed Braundmeier are pictured receiving information from Student Council members Abby Arentsen (right, back) and Caroline Kenow (right, front) during our annual Extracurricular Activities Fair.

2017-2018 Student Council Representatives

Congratulations to the Student Council representatives for the 2017-2018 school year!  We look forward to their leadership!

Class of 2020 Student Council representatives for the 2017-2018 school year: (front row, from left) Jaymee Rose, Lainey Kramer, Katie Toennies; (back row, from left) Halle Beckmann, Quinn Jansen, Caleb Zurliene, Nathan Rivera and Grace Rapp.

Class of 2019 Student Council representatives for the 2017-2018 school year: (front row, from left) Elyse Faust, Madeline Sullivan, Erika Plage; (back row, from left) Amy Boeckman, Brett Goetstenkors, Haley Palm and Carly Kampwerth.

Class of 2018 Student Council representatives for the 2017-2018 school year: (front row, from left) Sydney Richter, Abby Arentsen, Lauren Kampwerth, Malina Isaak; (back row, from left) Adam Seger, Riley Pollmann, Caroline Kenow and Robert Clancy. (Sophia Mondt was unavailable for the photo.)

Dress Down Day Raises $1,000 for Community Link Buddy Walk

Seniors (from left) Kara Ratermann, Zach Honer, Logan Braundmeier, Sophia Lager and Ryan Pingsterhaus participated in the Dress Down Day sponsored by Student Council on April 12.  The event raised $1,000 for Community Link’s upcoming Buddy Walk.

Student Council Hosts Blood Drive

blood-drive-sophia-zachIn conjunction with the American Red Cross, the Student Council hosted a blood drive on October 31.  Donors consisted of community members, Mater Dei juniors and seniors, and faculty members.  Pictured (left) is Zach Honer with Student Council volunteer Sophia Lager; and (below) Mr. Gary Pollmann, with his daughter, Riley, who also donated.  From the 92 donors who presented to donate, 73 units were collected.Blood Drive - Pollmanns



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