Welcome to Student Council.
The Chaska High School Student Council is a student lead organization that strives toward building leadership skills, school unity, and increased student involvement in the school and the community.
Student Council works with students, staff and community to foster involvement and generate school spirit at Chaska High School. Events such as Homecoming, SweetHearts Week, Turkey Bingo, Just Because Week and Seniors on the Town are a few of their responsibilities.
Student Council Membership
Student Council Members have a specific job. It is expected that all members will fulfill their obligations. Students who are not able to make a complete commitment to Student Council will be asked to resign their position.
-Plan school events
-Work with administration and other organizations to address important school issues
-Stay in touch with classmates and voice their opinions to the council
-Represent Chaska High School at Lake Conference workshops and leadership training
-Maintain a “C” average
-Develop and participate in community service projects
-Attend and participate in all meetings of the Student Council
-Serve on committees, work, and attend all Student Council functions while embodying the Student Council Mission and fulfilling the role of a Student Council member and leader.
Application Process and Timeline
The application process is designed to be both fair and effective in determining the best fit for Student Council Membership. The application process is deliberately not a popularity contest. Student Council strives to be a representation of all students and student groups at Chaska High School, and all students are welcome and invited to apply.
Second Week in April
-Student Council sponsors a week advertising what Student Council does and visiting classrooms inviting students to apply.
-Student Council hosts open forums to answer questions.
-A presentation and applications are given to ninth graders.
Fourth week in April/1st week in May
-Applications are due
– Applicants sign up for an interview time
-Applications are reviewed by current Executive Board and advisors
-Students interested in an Executive Board position introduce themselves and declare intent to the whole Student Council
Second week in May
-Interviews are conducted
– New Student Council is posted
Third week in May
-Students running for an Executive Board position answer questions in front of incoming Student Council
-Incoming Student Council votes on Executive Board
-Votes are tallied and new Executive Board is announced
First week in June
-End-of-the-Year Celebration for old Executive Board and members and welcoming of new Executive Board and members
-Executive Board meets for leadership training, team building and preliminary planning for coming school year
-Entire Student Council meets to get acquainted and to start thinking about Homecoming