Student council is an important aspect of the life at CRICS. Student-led activities are designed to build school spirit through organized events, create a fun school wide atmosphere, facilitate growing friendships, and encourage high standards of Christian character. Student council led activities include monthly dress up days and weekend social functions, family dances, annual Talent Show, Teacher Appreciation day, as well as assisting in other school wide events.
At CRICS we value student initiative and thoughtful stewardship of teen time and energy. Teachers and administrators work to empower students to lead in various opportunities. Student council serves as one outlet for growing student leadership.
From the Student Council President and Vice President:
Here at CRICS the Student Council has the privilege to host many unique and enjoyable activities. We try to get everyone involved, from Kindergarten up through the Senior Class, although some events are tailored for certain age groups. At our school, multiple events carry over from previous years, ensuring continued fun. However, each year eager bunches of representatives bring excellent new ideas to the table and cast out obsolete, boring ideas. We believe that Student Council is an excellent way for students to grow in leadership, and encourage them to lead their peers by promoting an inclusive atmosphere and demonstrating Christian character. Listed below is a sample of the exciting events from this past school year, 2013-2014. Go Flyers!
Welcome Back Dance
Held on Friday, September 27th, the Welcome Back Dance had a theme of Science Fiction, and the students turned up in some pretty creative outfits. Multiple universes were represented, from Star Wars to Halo to classic Alien outfits. All ages were invited to come to this family-oriented event.
All week, November 4th-7th, spirit soared high on the wings of the Flyers before they set out for a soccer tournament. Throughout the week, many lively events took place, such as a soccer penalty shoot-out, face-painting, a sports jersey day, a bake sale, and a class cheer day. For the class cheers, each class had to create a cheer to encourage the sports team, which they then got to present, along with all the other classes. On Thursday after school, the Athletics Director planned a pep rally with exciting short activities.
Crazy Hair Day
On October 18th, 2013, the crazy hair day competition was held. Students tried to make their hair as crazy as possible, and judges voted on the craziest at lunchtime. The winners received prizes.
The CRICS Talent Show took place on January 18, 2014. Students of all grades signed up for different categories, such as Performing Arts, Writing/Literature, Multimedia, etc. The event took about an hour and a half. Winners received a prize of free-dress days, numbering according to what place they got.
At CRICS, we believe Christmas deserves not one but five days of celebrations! All week long, Monday through Friday, we played fun games and engaged in some arts and crafts. Each day was a different dress-up day, including Christmas Tree Day, Gingerbread Man & Woman Day, and Candy Cane Day. On Friday, the Traditional Christmas Party was held, where all students and teachers participate in the White Elephant gift exchange and the Christmas Song Dramatization®. Personally, it’s my favorite activity of the whole year (~Mr. President).
This spring dance was on February 21, 2014. The Juniors hosted and decorated and chose the theme of Disney Princes/Princesses. Situated on the basketball court, the whole dance floor was elaborately decorated and the dance was a major success. We had cameos from Frozen, Tangled, Snow White, Cinderella, Aladdin, etc.
Angels and Mortals
This is a traditional CRICS game, and its lots of fun. Each day a student gives a gift and receives a gift, with an extra-large extra-special gift on the final day. It is a weeklong event.
A fun family movie (rated PG) was shown at our school and many families came and enjoyed the movie. Snacks and refreshments sold by the senior class.
Another pleasant activity at our school is the idea of dress-up days. About once a month, a theme is chosen for students to dress up as, if they wish. They are not obligated to wear their uniform if they dress up according to the theme, but are if they don’t dress up. Some of the dress-up days we hosted this year were Pajama Day, Superhero Day, Mismatch Day, Twin Day, Cartoon Day, and Christmas Colors Day. Students enjoy these events and their enthusiasm is contagious.
Student Council loves to host these events, and we love to bring in new ideas as well!
Student Council President, 2013-2014
Student Council Vice President, 2013-2014