| Doolittle’s Student Council
provides wonderful opportunities for the development of leadership
skills through participation in service activities. Student Council
representatives are elected annually in grades 4 – 6, and meet regularly
throughout the school year. The primary responsibility of our Student
Council is to design and implement service activities, thereby giving
students direct experience in enhancing the welfare of their school and
surrounding community. Several fundraisers and collections run by
Student Council result in generous donations of funds and goods to a
variety of worthy causes. These activities are frequently facilitated
through School Spirit Days or school-wide contests, thus allowing for
involvement of the entire student body. Participation in these
activities unifies the entire student population, achieving another goal
of Student Council, i.e., to enhance the sense of community within our
As leaders, Student Council representatives also have the responsibility to be positive role models demonstrating the values of respect, kindness and willingness to serve. As such, they set an example of exemplary conduct for the entire student body. Serving as escorts, greeters and assistants to visitors of Doolittle School, our Student Council representatives publicly demonstrate the values expected of all our students.
Student Council members also gain practice in the democratic process. Although two faculty members supervise all aspects of Student Council, meetings are run by elected officers, and all representatives have a voice in the creation and implementation of activities. Representatives are encouraged to obtain suggestions for activities from their respective classes which, in turn, are shared by the representatives at Student Council meetings. This provides another direct experience of the democratic process for Student Council and the student body at large.