What is this group about?
the Student Body Officers are a group of 7th, 8th and 9th graders who help bridge the gap between the student body and the teachers and faculty. These students exude leadership qualities and are examples to their peers.
How does a student join?
At the end of each school year, 7th and 8th graders can apply to be a Student Body Officer for the following year by picking up and filling out an application, passing out teacher recommendations from each teacher, and signing up for an interview. After the interviews and teacher recommendation forms are scored, the current SBOs will announce the TOP 8 applicants. The TOP 8 applicants will then create two posters and prepare a speech to deliver to their grade level. Then the student body will vote for the TOP 4 students. The TOP 4 students from each grade level will then take office for the next school year.
7th grade students who want to apply to be an SBO go through the same process but at the beginning of the school year.
What commitments or requirements does this group have?
SBOs help plan spirit days and activities that help build school-wide community. This requires them to come in on Friday mornings to plan out activities, make posters, and fulfill any other tasks in association with the activity.
What are the groups major activities?
Each year, the Student Body Officers spearhead OHMS's annual fundraiser "Oquirrh Fest." We research different charities and select one that our school will "adopt" and raise money to support their cause. The SBOs then come up with challenges, activities, and events that will help raise money for the selected charity. At the end of the "Oquirrh Fest" season, we organize and put on a celebration assembly where we announce the total we raised for the charity and make good on all of the challenges we gave the student body.
Who leads this group and how can I contact them for more info?