Mary Huels, daughter to Terry & Judy, is a Class of 2019 Graduate and was President of the Student Council

Hello and good morning! I’m Mary Huels, this year’s Student Council President, and I would like to acknowledge all the achievements we have made this year.

At our first meeting in the beginning of the school year, we assigned each Student Council member a classroom that they would be recycling twice a week all throughout the year. A prayer schedule was also put into place to pray each afternoon during announcements.

On Spirit Day, Student Council members volunteered to face paint kids’ faces from PreSchool to 4th grade. The kids, as well as the volunteers, had so much fun showing off the designs to their friends.

In October, we promoted Red Ribbon Week. We handed out pledge cards to all the teachers to give to their students which they signed, promising to be drug free. We also tied red ribbons around the school is a reminder of the week’s purpose.

In November we made posters to put up around the school to collect gifts for the Gift of Love. Students from all grades brought in gifts, all of which were donated. Every student that donated a new gift received and out of uniform pass. To go along with the Gift of Love, we hosted a Toy Dance and open gym for the 5th through 8th graders. 146 gifts were donated from the entire school.

Before Christmas, we held a Candy Cane Message fundraiser. We sold candy cane messages for a $1 each. The students could then write a friendly note to their friend or teacher wishing them a Merry Christmas. The messages were paired with a candy cane to give to the friend. We raised a total of $564.75. All the money went to charity voted on by Student Council, Feed My Starving Children.

In March, Student Council put on a Movie Afternoon for the 4th and 5th graders. After school on a Friday afternoon, the students put on their pajamas and watched the movie. There were concessions, and the student with the best pajamas won free concessions.

In April the Student Council helped out the teachers. They cleaned and organized the rooms as a way to give back and thank them for all that they have done for us.

This year’s Student Council is proud of its accomplishments I want to give a BIG thank you to Mrs. Chappell and Mrs. Salit on behalf of the Student Council, for guiding us throughout the year. I will miss being part of this club, and I’m excited to see the amazing accomplishments of future student councils at Saint Francis. Thank you!