Bethesda Elementary's student council acts as a representative body for the students at Bethesda Elementary. Student council's goal is to be the voice of the student body. Two class representatives are elected at the beginning of the school year for each homeroom in grades 2-5. These elected students come to monthly student council meetings where they share ideas and concerns their classes may have. In addition, they share school news with thier classes following the meetings. The four elected student council officers are 5th grade students that are elected and serve as the heads and organizers of the whole student council. These officers have to meet before whole council meetings to plan the meeting, so they are prepared to run the meeting. In addition, they have to act as class representatives for the younger grades that do not have elected representatives.
Student council plans and organizes community service projects that take various forms, both in and out of school. For example, student council has participated in the St. Jude's Math a Thon, the Autism Speaks National Walk, and Hat Day - a school wide spirit day to benefit children with cancer. These are just a few of the service projects student council has participated in. Student council also raises money for projects that benefit our school community. During the 2008-2009 school year, student council helped raise money to donate to the PTA for a new playground. In addition, student council plans spirit days for the whole school to participate in to showcase their school spirit! Student council members have many responsibilities to thier classmates to communicate their concerns, but also to be role models and ambassadors of Bethesda Elementary.