Polson Middle School Student Council members are an active part of our school community. The theme for this year's Student Council will be "Positive School Climate". The goal of Student Council is to help promote a positive school climate, plan spirit days and special events, fundraise for student activities or the program in general, and give the student body a "voice". We plan spirit days and events that are centered on creating a positive school community.
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Killen
Meets on Thursdays - Time will vary.
2017-2018 meetings - TBD
Exchange Club Advisor: Mr. Tung, Pam McKinnon, Carol-Ann Totte
Grade 7 meets on Thursdays during lunch in Cafe B.
Grade 8 meets on Thursday during lunch in Cafe B.
Leo Club Coordinator: Sharon Treanor-Callahan
Meetings held Wednesdays during lunch period in Cafe B.
Positive youth development is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth within their communities in a manner that enhances youths' strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.
Peer Helpers is for students at Polson who are considered trustworthy and helpful to their peers. These students are trained in communication and problem solving skills. Two training sessions are conducted throughout the academic year. The training consists of a weekend retreat and five additional weekly sessions. Upon completion of the weekend, Alumni Peer Helpers serve others through the following: peer supported tutorial services, easing the transition for new students, discussion groups with faculty to improve student/teacher communication and respect, assisting the guidance counselors in orientation programs for students coming to Polson School. They also work on community service activities to improve school culture, support town services, as well as global service. Please contact Peg Butler at 203-245-5656 with any questions or concerns.
Meets every Wednesday after school until 4:00 PM in Cafe B/LMC.
GIRLS LEADERSHIP CLUB
This program aims to promote positive self-esteem, body image and good decision making skills while having fun and meeting new people in a safe and supportive environment. Interested 7th and 8th grade girls are invited to an informational meeting in the late fall. Please contact Melissa Balletto at 203-245-5657 or with any questions or concerns.
Meets every Monday after school until 4:00 PM from November 6 through May in Cafe B/LMC.
ROAR (Respect Outreach Awareness Responsibility)
ROAR is a youth group for 7th and 8th graders, that serves as an affiliate of MADE in Madison. Like its high school equivalent, LEAD, ROAR will focus on creating long lasting changes in the school, and community. Roar members will have a chance to learn about youth leadership skills, policy change, and spreading positive messages throughout Polson and Madison as a whole. Roar members will also have a chance to interact with other students from across the state at conferences and events. For more information on ROAR email or call Catherine Barden 203-245-5694.
First Meeting - October 17th at 2:45 - 4:00 PM, Cafe B.