Leadership and Responsibility
Students from grades 7 to 9 learn about democratic and citizenship processes by voting, campaigning and electing their Student Government officers.
Students from grade 8 campaign to be elected for office near the end of the school year. The winning students will form the student government for the next school year, and are sworn into office before summer break.
For their first task as Student Government, our students get together with their peers to share plans and learn about the duties of being leaders for the student bodies they represent.
Without a doubt, the most important initiative to come out of the ISR Student Governments is La Gloria Project. During the Meritas Student Government Summit 2007, students voted to help this underdeveloped community for five years. The schools came together and their efforts resulted in the start of a scholarship program and the construction of a community center. To this date, ISR continues helping this community.
During their year in office, the Student Government is the voice of the entire student body. They participate in special presentations with ISR and Meritas Directors, express their ideas and concerns. They are also in charge of organizing a series of events throughout the school year to foster the sense of community among students.