Thursday, December 6, 2012

Students Share Opinions on 2012-2013 Student Leadership Ideas by Janine K.

There is a lot of information that is starting to circulate around the Upper School regarding this year’s developments for the Student Leadership initiatives of last year. Though the general consensus regarding the initial proposal last year was negative, there are some who feel more hopeful this year. “We've come to a consensus that there will be two groups that have been labeled temporarily as social and policy,” said Alex Chabert, Student Council President. “I think is a really good idea,” said a student. However, they did voice the concern that they think “there should be one president and those two different groups.” “It is important to note,” Chabert emphasizes while explaining the two possible StuCo groups, “we have not severed ties between the two.”
            There are some students who echo the concerns of last year. “Honestly, I think they are trying to hard to fix a system that wasn’t really broken in the first place,” another student says.
This is obviously a challenging topic. But the OES Student Body is willing to tackle the issues. “My personal motto is ‘you don't know until you try,’ so who knows. Changes could make it better or worse, but the way this process has gone, we won't find out which until we have tested new methods,” one student responds. "But that doesn't mean I don't like it. I feel that the current form of student council runs things well," the student adds.
The changes that have been made so far (the new responsibilities for class boards), however, have been well received. "I like the set-up this year," a student said. So far, it sounds like we might be on the right track. More to come soon on this issue.

If you have any concerns or suggestions, please visit the Student Council Website. 

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