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StuCO Information for Incoming 9th Graders
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About PCHS StuCO
Student Council at Pine Creek is a very different experience than middle school Council.  Most importantly, Student Council is both a class and an extracurricular event.  Students on Student Council will use one of their elective periods to be in a class that focuses on leadership growth and development, as well as to work in committees and class councils to organize, plan, and implement different events and programs for the school. 
Members are expected to attend most Student Council sponsored events and some outside sponsored events and are also expected to meet outside of class (usually during seminar) with their class sponsors for planning purposes.  Members are also expected to participate in any fundraising or class-specific events, such as Sophomore Concessions, Junior Prom, Senior Service Day, etc.  All members of Student Council must also maintain their grade point average and a positive attitude in their classes and seminar.  Work outside of class time will be mandatory.  Required events may take place after school or on weekends.  Your commitment to school events will allow you to be more engaged in leadership and will help you to create a better school environment.  Please make sure you consider your current and future obligations before you commit to Student Council. 
Application and Interview Process
There are ten positions on 9th grade Council – six Officers and four Representatives. All students (those who are coming from Challenger and those who are choice-ing into Pine Creek) have the opportunity to be officers and representatives.
To apply for a position on PCHS 9th Grade Student Council, students will complete an application and, if eligible, will participate in an interview.  Both applications and the interview will be scored by a panel of PCHS students and staff.  The 10-8th graders with the highest scores will be offered a position on Student Council.
Incoming 9th Grade Election Timeline:
Mid – Late March: Applications will be available on the PCHS Student Council website.
Early April: Applications will be due.
Early – Mid April: Interviews will be held at PCHS.
**All exact dates will be updated on the PCHS website AND on the application in the near future. **
(Please note: the application process for 9th graders has NOT started yet, so you will not find the application available yet.  Please check back mid-March.) 
To apply:
1.  Download and complete the Student Council application found on the PCHS StuCo website.
2. Return your application to Mrs. Beth Carlson at PCHS by dropping it off at PCHS or emailing a copy to her at beth.carlson@asd20.org.
3. Have teachers return the recommendations to Mrs. Beth Carlson by sending over to PCHS via district mail or emailing a copy to her at beth.carlson@asd20.org.
4. Applications will be reviewed and scored for eligibility.  Once eligibility is ensured, you will come to PCHS to participate in an interview.
 
To Interview:
1.      Eligible students will be sent several possible interview date and times.  Schedule your interview and attend at PCHS.  Appropriate dress required.
2.      Interviews are conducted in a group of 3 to 5 8th graders interviewing in a group format.
3.      A panel of PCHS students and staff will give and score the interviews.
 The 10 students with the cumulative application and interview scores will be offered positions on the PCHS 9th grade Student Council.  
If you have any questions at all, please email Mrs. Carlson at beth.carlson@asd20.org.