Student Council

Our school is full of amazing students who work hard every day in and out of the classroom! In our mission of Growing Future World Class Leaders, it is so important to give our students the chance to become leaders to their peers and to take control of what they want their school community to look like. Student Council is a wonderful way for students to come together and make a difference in their school. 

We have members from all grade levels and the council is led by officers like Taylor Schafer (president), Eden Messerli (vice president), Madelyn Lee (secretary), and Trinity Sterns (content). Throughout the year, the student council plans and executes a variety of fun activities for all middle and high school students to participate in during and after the school day. They decorate and prepare for three main spirit weeks, Homecoming Week, Winter Week, and Spring Fling Week, as well as organizing activities like an ugly sweater contest, Christmas movie day and lunch activities.

Students meet before school monthly and the meetings are typically led by students, but guided by Student Council Advisor, Mrs. Niebuhr who is in her third year as advisor. 

“The best part about being the Student Council Advisor is the enjoyment that the students get from being a part of the group and also the student body,” said Mrs. Niebuhr. “It’s fun to see them grow throughout their years as a being part of the student council. They really develop their leadership skills through their roles!”

Homecoming Week 2023 was a huge success thanks to the work of so many students who planned, prepared and decorated the school and organized events like dress up days, meet the candidates night, and other fun activities that students took part in during and after school. 

“The best part about student council is coming up with ideas and implementing them,” said Vice President Eden Messerli. “I have learned lots of leadership skills while being on the student council including teamwork, communication, public speaking, and planning skills.”

As Principal, it is so fun to be able to watch students grow into leadership roles and be part of creating the school community that they want to see. I love meeting with student leaders to hear their concerns, priorities, and goals for their time in GFW Middle School and High School. I am proud to be part of their work. Keep an eye out for more fun activities coming up organized by our amazing Student Council!