DALLASTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL
A Three-fold purpose
All student council representatives and officers are committed to learning about leadership and becoming actively involved in practicing procedures of leadership including, Parliamentary Procedure, Committee Chairmanship, Committee Membership, Team Building, Public Speaking, and Public Relations. Representatives learn and practice throughout the year meeting once a month as a group and various times throughout the cycle in small focus groups.
The second purpose of the student council is to foster community awareness and participation. Students actively research, promote, and fund-raise for the benefit of various community organizations. Through their participation, they are striving to understand a broader picture of school and community cooperation and encourage school understanding of this picture.
The third major focus of the student council is to promote school spirit and student participation in the school community. Representatives design, promote, and participate in "spirit days" each month that are coordinated around a theme specific to that month and also sponsor dances and other social events for the benefit of all the students. The primary motivator for all of the events is a year-long incentive program called Wildcat Points in which teams are awarded points on the basis of participation in student council activities, academics, and student citizenship. Teams who earn the required amount of points receive a trip to Knoebel's as well as other fun options.