Happy Tiger Tuesday!

Featuring Claypool Elementary School

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The Impact of Student Council

Mrs. Rees selected student council for Claypool's Tiger Tuesday highlight. The club is a perfect representation of how students can make an impact, not only the school building, but also in the community.

Claypool's student council has seven 4th grade members, ten 5th grade members and seven 6th grade members. The students give up recess twice a month to meet as a club. The students choose priorities for the year and help to lead the initiatives; when they see a need, they bring it to the rest of student council.

The co-leaders are 6th grade students Shelby Harlan (Mrs. Stump's class) and Cecilia Scheetz-Holland (Mrs. Gunder's class). They were selected through a mock election within their classes. They have been on student council since 4th grade and currently help to mentor and lead the younger members.

Students complete an interest form in order to be selected for student council. They also have to put together a speech for their class to highlight something that they would like to change/impact at the school.

In the student council meetings, they discuss wellness goals and keeping a positive mindset to make sure all students feel included.

Claypool's student council members are a great example of how to move the WCS mission forward and support the 4 Strategic Plan Pillars: Empathy, Experience, Adaptability, and Inclusivity.

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Katie Wonderly, Student Council Club Leader

"I decided to take on student council this year for the chance to get more involved with our students. I have a passion for community service and this has been a truly rewarding experience listening to their ideas and watching the positive changes and giveback.

I think the students enjoy having a club space where they can express their opinions and have open discussions with their peers while working together towards goals benefitting Claypool Elementary.

We have learned and practiced work ethic, learning strategies, social emotional and mindset in everything that we do."

2022 Accomplishments


Student Council raised $1,658 for Feed My Starving Children by implementing Coin Wars


Student Council raised $200 for The Cure Starts Now in honor of Payton Slaymaker. Students participated in Caps for the Cure (students paid $1 to wear a hat to school)


Student Council led a school-wide food drive. Claypool students collected over 2,000 food items and donated to the Silver Lake Food Pantry. They created themed spirit days with coordinating food for each day (i.e. College Attire=Snack attack, Hawaiian Day=Fruit items)


Raised over $300 for Riley’s Children’s Hospital by organizing candy cane sales
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Additional Highlights


Claypool's student council runs the school concession stand at sporting events, where they learn and practice good work ethic.

They discuss learning strategies before and after all events that in order to learn how they could do things better or ways the event could go more smoothly the next time.

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In November, three 4th grade student council members (Sebastian Zaca, Carter Kruger, Mathias Phillips) were assigned to the role of putting up and taking down the school’s American flag. These members take great pride in their new role. They assume this responsibility all year long.

Student Council Bulletin Board

Student Council oversees a bulletin board for a teacher feature and a staff spotlight, as well as to highlight ongoing goals/themes throughout the year.

Students take the lead determining themes, as well as interviewing staff members for the spotlights.

Goals for 2023

  • New Year Good Fortune (Sending uplifting messages to peers)
  • Bilingual 5th Grade Student Tours (Welcome new students and show them around)
  • Toiletries Drive
  • Homeless Awareness
  • Bingo Night
  • Talent Show





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