Student Council Objective:
To provide leadership and order to our school, maintain a healthy learning environment, ensure a positive influence in the community, build constructive relationships with other school and organizations, and safeguard our school's legacy for years to come.
1.To promote the principles of student voice, leadership, and responsibility.
2.To provide a democratic forum in which students can address school-related issues that affect their daily lives.
3.Provide leadership training in the duties and responsibilities of good leadership.
4.To maintain a harmonious line of communication between the Student Body and the Teaching Staff and Administration, as well as among the Student Body itself.
5.Make for a more informed student body and promote the interest among the students and faculty in school activities.
6.Provide a yearlong program of social functions and community involvement projects for students to take part in.
7.Promote the general welfare of the community, both in the Academy itself, and in Tyler, Texas as a whole.
8.To maintain a healthy learning environment
StuCo is an open membership organization that meets every other Wednesday after school with approximately 20 active members. Students that are not consider active members are encourage to participate in different activities.
The council is divided into five different committees
Outstanding Student Council Committee (OSCC): Formed by officers. They are responsible for overseeing that other committees are accomplishing their goals.
Community Service Committee (CSC): Organizes and keeps tally of the activities done by the council that qualify as community service:
Drug, Alcohol, Safety and Health Committee (DASH): To promote a drug free environment and create awareness among students of Cumberland Academy to stay safe.
Pride and Patriotism Committee (PPC): To be an active organization in the school community as well as in the community at large order to improve school morale.
Energy and Environment (E&E): The committee will help ensure the best use of resources to avoid waste of paper, and it is committed to maintain the school campus clean
Each committee has specifically goals and is in charge of planning and executing different projects/activities around the school campus and the community to achieve this goals.
PP Specific Goals.
As a new school, we are aiming to establish traditions. StuCo is proud to co sponsored the Dinner Theater with the Theater Department. We also have and will continue to sponsor the Winter Formal. We have worked side by side with the Spanish department to present the 1st Annual 5 de Mayo program as well as the 1st International Fair in our campus. Our kids are happy to work with our elementary kids, whether it is being present in Art classroom making flags, helping out for 4 years in a row at the Fall Festival, or our absolute favorite, during Field Day. We understand that as leaders we should take an active role as mentors in the lower campuses.
E&E Specific Goals.
Our E&E committee has worked tireless ours to maintain our school clean and provide all students with the opportunity to get community service hours right here in our campus. Not only that, but these kids have found creative ways to recycle. From pillows and matts for the homeless made out of plastic bags (activity co-sponsored with Key Club and Spanish Club) to creating a complete Art Show at the Zoo under the direction of Ms. Schodowski. They have also encourage the council to go paperless during their meetings and use their devises to stay connected during meetings. Plus, have participated in Arbor Day and we are in the process of staring a new school garden.
Community Service Committee Accomplishments:
As student Council’s year runs from March 1st to March 1st, during the year of 2018-2019 StuCo had a total of 830 service hours! They rang the bell for the Salvation Army, boxed 578 senior boxes at the food bank, babysat kids for teachers multiple times, and have been present and actively involved at Squire Camp year after year. They have donated an approximate of $515 to different causes such as the school pantry, Toys-for Tots, and Teacher appreciation.
One of the most important activities the DASH committee is proud to sponsor is the high school’s blood drive. In our first 3 drives we have average 70 units per drive. That is an approximate of 639 potential saved lives!! They were also responsible for I Have a Voice program. DASH partner with a local non profit For the Silent to bring sex trafficking awareness to our campus.