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 Advisors: TBD
Student Council will meet once a month after school from 2:45 - 3:45 pm in the Library Media Center. We may also have in school lunch meetings which will be announced. It is expected that students attend both the in school lunch and after school meetings.
2023-2024 After school meetings - Stay tuned!
The Diversity Club will provide a safe and inclusive space for all members of the school community regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. Our goal is to foster a school-wide culture of appreciation for diversity and acceptance. Guests speakers, school/community activities, and group discussions will promote learning and raise awareness to be shared within the school community.
Meetings will be held on Thursdays beginning September 28, 2023 and run to May 23, 2024 from 2:45 - 3:45 pm in Room 10. Registration forms are available in the main office.
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.
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 TBD through May in Cafe B/LMC.
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.
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.