Middle School Student Council
Student council includes a president, vice president, and two class representatives from each grade. From writing campaign speeches to running the council throughout the year, student government provides opportunities for middle schoolers to develop critical leadership and communication skills. They learn how to talk with a variety of different people in a variety of settings. They learn to value diverse perspectives and how to function as an effective group. And they learn how to take the ideas of many and distill them down into actionable goals. Our students take ownership of the council and are proud of the difference they can make for their school.
The Community Life Program
The Community Life program offers ways for students to take the lead in creating a strong Middle School community. It's a platform to both celebrate and improve student life at our school. Students on the Community Life Committee plan and facilitate Community Life Day, a morning of kid-centric workshops to explore important and relevant topics including civility, equality, understanding others and inclusion. Through Community Life, students develop the tools and vocabulary to understand their values, empower themselves and advocate for others.
The Admirals' Pen
A leadership opportunity for budding editors, writers and artists, The Admirals' Pen
elective builds camaraderie and provides our students an authentic space to celebrate the many talents of their peers. Students in the class edit, format and publish an annual literary magazine and organize two coffeehouses. Click here for the latest edition of The Admirals' Pen
Class sessions include selected readings, journaling, and dynamic workshopping, as well as visits from guest speakers and acclaimed professionals including Severn parent and best-selling author Jeff Gunhus and young adult writer Ms. Kami Garcia.