Students may participate in student government through the SVMS Student Council or Principal's Advisory Committee.
St. Vincent Martyr School each year elects sixth grade students as Student Council officers. The positions are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, there is an Advisory Committee which is made up of those candidates who stepped forward for election. Our teachers that serve as Moderators the Student Council say, “Student Council teaches students not only about community service, civics and government, but also how to become agents of change that make a difference long after they have graduated.”
Some goals for the Council have included celebrating Character Counts Week; raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation, and Grace Episcopal Church for Jack Harter, a fellow Madison resident; donating food and toiletry items to the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless; and collecting books and games for the Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
The students that have become involved in Student Council develop their own ads, write and present their own speeches and are prepared to debate any issues. The after school enrichment programs offered at St. Vincent Martyr School help students develop public speaking skills. These programs include “Forensics” and “The Art of an Argument”. “Public Speaking” is offered to Middle School students as part of their curriculum. The students engage in various outreach activities - the most recent being “The Walk to Cure Diabetes” that supported a third grader at our school. Students may participate in student government through the SVMS Student Council or Principal's Advisory Committee.