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Leadership

Leadership opportunities are key to the formation of a well-rounded student. These opportunities start at the classroom level in younger grades, where community responsibility is gradually emphasized. As students progress, they are given additional opportunities to step up and serve as role models for others.

Student Council
The Espiritu Santo Student Council meets monthly and is responsible for advising the administration on topics that affect student life. Student Council plans Prayer Services, initiates service projects and sponsors Spirit Rallies. Student Council is comprised of 7 officers and 20 class representatives from grades 4 – 8. Officers are elected each spring, and include the Student Council: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Commissioner of Religion, Commissioner of Ecology, and Commissioner of School Spirit.
National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Students nominated for this leadership position at Espiritu Santo Catholic School must not only be models of these pillars, but receive teacher recommendation, achieve a GPA in the top fifteen percent of their class, and maintain those qualities throughout the duration of their tenure as NJHS representatives.

Student Ambassadors
Students serving on Student Council or NJHS are eligible to be selected as a Student Ambassador. Student Ambassadors are called upon to act as representatives of the school as Tour Guides for prospective families or at Parish events.
Prayer Partners
Students in grades 5, 6 and 7 are paired up with students in younger grades as “Prayer Partners.” Prayer Partners sit together during weekly liturgy and spend time throughout the year in special activities. It’s hard to say who enjoys being “paired up” more … the younger students (who eagerly look up to their super-cool older mentors), or the older students (who readily embrace the responsibility of acting as role models for their partners). Either way, it’s a special relationship to watch develop and a delight for our school.
Middle School Houses

The “Big Reveal” Announced

Middle School “Houses” for Grades 6 to 8

Beginning with the 2017-2018 School Year, our Middle School Team will be implementing a new organizational strategy for how students are grouped for homeroom and team work throughout the year. The concept of “Houses” creates an environment which more closely models our Gospel roots and provides students with an opportunity to practice doing the right thing in a fun and spirited way. How it begins…

•Each “House” will have two appointed eighth-grade Student Leaders

•These twelve students will attend leadership development training this summer in preparation for the first week of school.

•Working with administration and staff they will develop how their House will build consensus to select their:

House Saint

Color

Virtue

Logo

Motto

•Each “House” will present their unique identity at the House Assembly on Friday, August 18th

•Beginning Monday, August 21st, each house will earn points daily for such things as:

 No discipline notifications
 No ATLs
 Excellent grades
 Honor roll status
 Tutoring fellow students in your house afterschool or during lunch/recess
 Kindness, manners and politeness
 Service projects outside of school
 Service projects in school
 Participation in school athletics, drama, activities 
 Other ideas generated by student leaders, etc. 

Healthy competition among houses results in a trimester “First Class House Banner” and  the end of  the year winner receives  the coveted “House Cup”.

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