Our 2012-13 Lake Center Student Council meets once a month before school,
with Ms. Rosati and Mr. Chappa providing support as advisors. There are
twenty-four members representing the 4th and 5th grades. We enjoy a breakfast snack together while working on our projects.
Student Council is in charge of the School Store, which is open every other week. A 4th and 5th grade council member is assigned to work the shifts, along with one advisor. It is hectic, but fun!
We also collect paper and boxes for recycling every week.
During one of our earlier meetings we brainstormed different type of Spirit Days to sponsor throughout the school year.
As a group, we are in charge of promoting these days with posters and announcements.
This year we have had a Jersey Day, Crazy Sock Day, Slipper Day, Hoodie
Sweatshirt Day, Stuffed Animal Day and Lake Center Spirit Day. For our Crazy
Sock Day we asked families to donate socks for a local shelter and on
Stuffed Animal Day we asked for cat and dog food for the Humane Society.
Both days were very successful.
At our meeting in October we organized our campaign for
Red Ribbon Week. We distributed red bookmarks to all students at Lake Center
and helped issue a proclamation with Portage Mayor Peter Strazdas in front
of the city council.
In December, Student Council members spent time making goodie bags filled
with trinkets for families in need. These bags were distributed at the
annual holiday dinner which is provided by the Blue Dolphin restaurant.
In January, after the holiday season, Student Council organized a Food Drive for
Lake Center Bible church food pantry. We collected over 5,000 food items to
share with local needy families . Lake Center families are always very
generous with their support of the food drive.
For our February service project we participated in Valentines for Veterans
at the VA hospital in Battle Creek.
Every other year we organize a program called Pennies
for Patients. Donations are collected and given to The Luekemia and Lymphoma
Society. This year the fundraiser will run April 8 through April 26.
We are very proud of all the hard work our Student