Northside Student Council Candidates Campain for Positions
Students at Northside School gained firsthand knowledge about the democratic process when student council candidates campaigned for this year's positions. The school elections simulated the process of a complete campaign and popular vote including displays of posters, classroom run-offs, as well as campaign rallies with speeches describing various platforms and virtual voting booths in which students cast their ballots.
The character trait that teachers are focusing on during the month of November in their Character Education study unit is "Citizenship." This is defined as "the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community." Northside students learned a great civics lesson as they compared candidates and made their decisions to better their school community. They understood how important it is to vote and to participate in the democratic process.
Pictured is Caitlyn Finn giving her speech at the Northside Student Council Rally. Also pictured is Charlotte Crosby, a third grade from Ms. Bernhardt's class, coming out of the voting booth after casting her ballot.