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Student Government

Application period begins in the spring for the following school year. 

Bella Vista Student Body Officer Job Descriptions

Student body officer duties include, but are not limited to the following, and can be modified as necessary for the efficiency and effectiveness of our student government organization. All Student Body Officers must:

  1. be enrolled in a student government class
  2. purchase a student body card for the school year in which you hold office
  3. regularly support and participate in Student Government and class activities (lunch, after school and weekend activities, rallies, sporting events, dances, etc.)
  4. complete assigned tasks and required hours within planning/set-up/clean-up committees; complete required hours of community service

ELECTED Officer Role Descriptions: for these positions, students must complete application, provide 2 letters of recommendation, and complete pre-interview process in order to be considered to run. All positions in this section are voted on by the student body.

Student Body President (1): (Senior with minimum one year Student Government experience): Establish and utilize remind 101 (or similar social media app) with fellow student government officers; preside over Executive Board and Student Government meetings; organize student body activities including establishing committees and delegating duties; meet with the administration when appropriate or necessary; begin class each day w/ committee/officer check-ins; coordinate and organize bi-annual Blood Drive with primary student body officers; organize and carry out spring student body elections and appointed position interviews for all grade levels.

Student Body Vice President (1): (11th & 12th only): Complete all duties of the President, Secretary, and Treasurer if he/she is absent/unable; assist the President with his/her duties upon request; assist in organizing and carrying out spring student body elections and appointed position interviews for all grade levels; attend all Exec Board and rally meetings; coordinate and organize Homecoming royalty and parade with primary student body officers.

Student Body Secretary (1): (11th & 12th only): Take minutes at all Executive Board and Student Government meetings; complete or delegate  public relations correspondence when appropriate (class roster, bulletin notices, reminders, thank you notes, etc.); attend monthly PTSA meetings and give student report; coordinate and organize Halloween Extravaganza with primary student body officers.

Student Body Treasurer (1): (11th & 12th only) Maintain  current and accurate  records of student body income, expenditures, balance, and budgets; monitor and approve student body purchase requests (in class and in finance office); sign off paperwork in finance office at least twice a week; attend all Executive Board meetings; coordinate blood drive with primary student body officers with primary student body officers.

Class President (4): (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) Meet with your class advisor twice per month; organize and preside over meetings with ALL of your officers and advisor at least once a  month; organize activities sponsored by your class (class shirts, HC float, rally decorations, fundraisers), including establishing committees and delegating duties.

Class Vice President (4): (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) Complete all duties of the class President, Secretary, or Treasurer if he/she is absent/ unable; assist the class President with his/her duties; responsible for getting all grade level sign up in Remind account and communications within app; attend all class meetings; participate in all class sponsored activities

Class Secretary (4): (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) Take minutes at all individual class meetings; complete or delegate public relations correspondence when appropriate (bulletin notices, reminders, thank you notes, etc.); attend all class meetings; participate in all class sponsored activities.

Class Treasurer (4): (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) Maintain current and accurate records of class income, expenditures,  balance, and budgets; be responsible for all financial matters involving your class; coordinate financial matters with the student body treasurer and finance commissioner when appropriate; attend all class meetings; participate in all class sponsored activities.

INTERVIEWED/APPOINTED (no election) Officer Role Descriptions: for these positions, students must complete application, provide 2 letters of recommendation, and complete an interview process. All positions in this section are chosen by the student government advisor AND  the current student body officers. PLEASE NOTE: What the committee recommends you for, may not coincide with desired position.

Athletics/Club Commissioner (2): (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) Athletics - prepare and post publicity for school athletics weekly (hall signs for home games); maintain parking lot marquee with current athletic contests info; attend various home athletic events regularly; Skittles for Scholars awards. Clubs: advertise and hold meetings for club presidents (one in fall, one in spring); organize and promote club day; create and maintain a school wide club list; distribute club minutes books; oversee campus club activities including constitutions, budgets, and club info; assist publicity with campus publicity and clean-up; research community service projects for the student government class.

Memorabilia, Advertising & Social Media Rep (3): (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) design and create memorabilia for dances (Homecoming, Winter Ball, Sadie Hawkins, Jr Prom, Sr Ball);  create and produce SG lanyards, create and produce SG class t-shirts; responsible for creating content on social media platforms for all grade levels regarding student government activities; responsible for student government Instagram and Tik Tok accounts; email/coordinate with front office with events for upcoming week every Friday.

Photographer/Personal Bulletin Prep (2): (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) Take photos every week during the school day at breaks, at lunch, during all student government related activities, etc; attend and take photos during after school events frequently (sports, dances, concerts, play/musical, etc); print photos of activities; create and maintain a collage of your photos in the "Student Events" display (front of small gym); assist memorabilia and publicity as needed; all needed equipment and expenses will be paid for with student body funds; create, print, copy, cut and prep all personal bulletins.

Videographer (1): (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) Plan, film, edit, and upload to social media videos of BV activities and events; advertising to student body of youtube channel and/or completed projects; publish a minimum of short clips/videos every 2 weeks and a long video every 8/9 weeks (twice a semester).  The videos should include both student government sponsored and non-student government sponsored activities (examples: rallies, school play, sports games). All needed equipment and expenses will be paid for with student body funds. 

Rally Commissioners & Rowdy Rooter President/VP (2-3): (11th & 12th only) Plan and preside overall rally related activities - must be outgoing and loud - will be on microphone in front of entire school; develop and preside over Rowdy Rooter (athletic spirit support - all seasons), class competitions, and/or spirit days (including t-shirts, toss-outs, pre-game activities); Attend sporting events regularly; Plan and carry out football season pre-game tailgate gatherings; create and maintain a Rowdy Rooters activities social media info page; choose at least one game/match per primary sport per season and coordinate rowdy rooter support and attendance, plan and promote themed attendance for student spectator section.

Social & Cultural Awareness Representatives (2): (11th & 12th only) Coordinate and facilitate monthly awareness issues related to the needs of the campus; all topics will be agreed upon by the counseling dept and stud gov advisor; efforts should be made to provide data, information, resources,...for topic of the month; attend and speak at school district board meetings 2-3 times per year.

Sound-Tech/Equipment Managers (2): (10th, 11th, 12th only) Coordinate set-up, operation, and clean-up of sound system and music for all Student Body Activities; organize lunch time music entertainment every other Friday and special; serve as quad monitor for clean-up of lunch activities; maintain  quad marquee with Student Body activities  information; serve as videographer assistant when needed

Spirit Store Manager (2): (10th, 11th, 12th only) Responsible for maintaining and updating Spirit Store website; organizing, stocking, delivering merchandise to all parties; advertising; working with gear vendor; keeping pulse on what student/parent/staff needs are related to gear.

2024-25 School Year

Election & Appointment Timelines

*Please note:

●    20 positions are determined via an application that meets specific criteria. These are called elected positions. Those 20 positions are then voted on by the general BV student body.

●    Approximately 16-18 positions are determined via application that meets specific criteria. These are called appointed positions. Those 16-18 candidates are then interviewed and chosen by the current Student Government advisor, the VP over Student Government and current student body and class presidents. These positions do not go through election by peers.

●    February 19: Campaign/Interview information sheets, job descriptions and applications available outside of I-2

●    March 1: Applications for all positions due.

●    March 11-15: Campaign week for elected positions.

●    March 15: Voting @ lunch in the quad for elected positions.

●    April 1-12: Scheduled interviews for appointed positions.

●    April 4:  Middle school recruitment visits to Carnegie, OVO, Gold River by current BV Stud Gov.

●    April 4-12: Application open for incoming freshman. UPDATE: Applications Due by May 3

Student Government incoming 9 application

●    April 15-25: Interviews for incoming freshman. Update: You will be contacted for an interview before the current school year ends.

Student Events

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