Shawsheen Valley Technical High School
Student Leadership Opportunities
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Dear Shawsheen Students,
I am writing today to make you aware of two exciting student leadership opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year, the Student Cabinet and the School Council. Please read below for more information.
The Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (SVTHS) Student Cabinet is a representative group of 10-20 Shawsheen students who meet regularly throughout the school year with the Principal and Superintendent-Director to provide feedback and speak on behalf of the students at Shawsheen. Meetings will take place at 2:15pm in the School Committee Room on the dates arranged. The students in this group elect the Student Representative to the School Committee.
All students interested in serving on the SVTHS Student Cabinet for the 2021-2022 school year must submit the 2021-2022 SVTHS Student Cabinet Application by Wednesday, September 22. Students will be notified in the beginning of October if they have been selected to be on the cabinet or not. If more students apply than the number of spaces available, we will select students to create a representative group reflective of the Shawsheen student body based on student demographics, sending town, grade-level and vocational/technical program.
The Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (SVTHS) School Council is a representative group consisting of staff, parents/legal guardians, students, and community members. The SVTHS School Council is charged with five major areas of responsibility, which are to assist the Principal in:
- Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards.
- Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school.
- Reviewing the annual school building budget.
- Formulating a school improvement plan.
- Reviewing the student handbook each spring to consider changes in disciplinary policy to take effect for the following school year.
The SVTHS School Council meets monthly in the School Committee Room. The first meeting is scheduled at 2:30pm on Wednesday, October 6 and the meeting times for future meetings will be finalized during that meeting.
There are two spots on the School Council for current Shawsheen students. The student elections for these spots are held annually during September through the Student Council which meets regularly in Ms. Mountain’s room (room 511B) during homeroom. The first Student Council meeting of the school year is this Friday, September 10 at 7:30am. All students are invited to participate in the Student Council and therefore participate in the student election for the School Council.