Meadows students have a variety of opportunities to learn and demonstrate leadership skills. Students are encouraged to explore their leadership potential and have their voices heard on campus. Clubs, student government, and ambassador programs provide Middle and Upper School students the chance to lead as productive members of the Meadows community.
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FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE
The Meadows provides the opportunity for Upper and Middle School students to learn and implement the democratic process through Student Government. Both the Upper and Middle School Student Councils are a collective organization of students elected by their peers to speak for their classmates and the School. The Student Council is the key liaison between the student body and the School and the Administration. The officials represent the ideal of The Meadows School on and off campus every day.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Student Council representatives work closely with the Director of Student Life to plan and execute weekly assemblies, dances, spirit weeks, and other extra-curricular events. In addition, the Student Body Council President is a member of the Student Congress and works with his or her board to distribute funds for club activities. Student Council is expected to maintain and promote positive communication and relations with the faculty and administration in representation of the student body.
INTEGRITY, RESPECT, AND RESPONSIBILITY
A number of years ago students initiated a group of students and faculty to create an Honor Code Committee. Today, the Committee consists of three appointed faculty members and seven elected students tasked with helping the community understand the concept of honor, starting in advisory. The student members of the Committee discuss issues of academic integrity, appropriate collaboration, and plagiarism. After the educational component, all students are required to sign the Honor Pledge.
Student Ambassadors are a select group of students in grades 6-12 who serve as liaisons between the School and the greater School community. Throughout the year Student Ambassadors help tour the campus for prospective families, reach out to alumni, and assist with School events. The skills gained in this program serve students well long after graduation.
PASSIONS MEET OPPORTUNITIES
While The Meadows School puts an emphasis on academics, clubs play an important role in balancing the lives of students. Meadows students have the opportunity to participate in activities that help stimulate their academic development and prepare them for life beyond high school. Students, with the support of a faculty advisor, are encouraged to join or start clubs in areas of learning about which they are passionate.
A WIDE BREADTH
Recognizing the diversity of interests in the student body, The Meadows School offers a wide variety of club opportunities for every Upper School student. Clubs range from academic (S.T.E.M. Club, Varsity Quiz) to business (Investment Club, Microbank) to general interest (Hiking Club, Asian Culture Club.) All clubs must have a service element to gain a charter and many clubs travel and participate in interscholastic competitions. A Club Fair is held in the beginning of the year for students to explore their interests and see which clubs they may wish to join.