San Mateo Adult School Student Council
ESL and GED and High School Diploma Students at our school can express opinions, give suggestions, make decisions, raise and spend money, and take actions to improve our school, Adult Education, and our local community through Student Council.
Not every Adult School has a Student Council - but they should! Student Councils are a great way for Adult Learners to have power in decision making and to learn leadership and civics skills.
We have two Student Councils - Day and Evening. They meet separately. But just like the California State Legislature and the United States Congress, both groups must be in agreement about decisions and spending money.
Student Councils have Student Leaders and Class Representatives. They are elected by the students.
The leaders are President, Vice-President, and Secretary. The candidates who are not elected serve on the Board.
There are two Class Representatives from each classroom. These Class Reps brings ideas and suggestions to the council from their classrooms, vote on decisions, and bring information back to their classroom.
Student Council Advisors - Old and New
Student Leadership thanking Teacher Lisa
for all her help and support
at Valentine's Day event in 2015
New Student Council Advisor
English Learner Specialist
Marina Kravtsova, English Learner Specialist and Former Student Leader, is stepping into Lisa's shoes. It is exciting for us to have an Advisor who understand Student Council from the inside out. We know Marina will bring special skills and insights to her role as Advisor to the Council.
Morning Student Council Election Process
Thursday, September 22nd, candidates for Morning Student Council leader positions will present their ideas at a Forum. Students will listen. They will think about who they want for their leaders. This is the same process US citizens are doing now before they vote in November for new leaders, including president.
|Candidates post campaign signs around campus|
Here is Cristina's in 2015-16
|Candidates give speeches at the forums|
Here is Daniel giving his in 2014-15
Friday, September 23rd, day students will vote in elections for Morning Student Council leaders. The elections are done on computers.
Evening Student Council Process
This year the Evening Student Council will proceed in Townhall style with two volunteer leaders. There were not enough candidates for an election.
Wednesday, September 21, the two volunteers will talk about their ideas and goals. Students will vote by a show of hands to elect them to serve as leaders.
Meeting Day and Times
This year the Evening Student Council will meet on Monday evenings at 8 pm.
The Day Student Council will meet on Tuesdays at 12 noon.
Meeting dates for 2016-2017 are:
MON (PM) TUES (AM)
Oct 17 Oct 11
Nov 7 Nov 8
Dec 5 Dec 6
Jan 23 Jan 24
Feb 13 Feb 14
Mar 13 Mar 14
Apr 17 Apr 18
May 15 May 16
Jun 12 Jun 13
We know that the 2016-17 SMAS Student Leaders will do great things, also.
Our school brings strength and spirit to all we do!
2014-15 Evening Student Council President
Maricruz with Advisor Teacher Lisa Dolehide
At San Mateo Spring Clean-Up
|SMAS Students Celebrating Victory January 2015|
Adult Schools regained funding thanks to student, teacher, union, CCAE, and other organizational and community action
|2013-14 Day Student Council President Marco|
visiting elected officials in Sacramento
Student Leaders at CCAE Bay Region Conference
Maricruz, Natalia, Marina
|The 2015-2016 Student Councils - Day and Evening|
A big thank you to them for their hard and important work!