Skyridge Technology

Miss Hofmann

Officer Election Process

Phase I:           Sign ups with Application

  • Student sign up and complete a one page application.
  • The sign up period usually lasts one week with the applications due at the end of that week.
  • The majority of students who complete an application will move to the next phase.  (We have yet to disqualify any one based on their initial application.)

 Phase II:          Discipline, GPA, Attendance and Skyward Comment check
                        This phase generally takes a week or two.

  • Discipline data is gathered for all available years, including elementary.
    • Excessive and/or severe discipline is considered but there is no minimum or maximum rule or requirement per se.
    • For example, lunch detention for forgetting one’s gym clothes is probably “okay” versus ISS for being rude to a guest teacher.
  • GPA is calculated.
    • MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:  3.0 with no D’s and F’s
  • Attendance data is gathered for all available years, including elementary.
    • While there is no minimum or maximum cut off, more than 4 tardies in one year is considered excessive and could easily disqualify an applicant.
  • Skyward comments are gathered and assessed, with particular attention to the student’s growth or lack thereof over the course of the year.
    • Some examples of comments that are of particular concern:
  • Student did not complete a major assignment or project. 
  • Student's talking disturbs others and interferes with learning. 
  • Student needs to pay more attention to directions and guidelines. 
  • Student needs to check work for neatness and accuracy. 
  • Student has incomplete or missing assignments. 
  • Student needs to focus on instruction and following directions. 

While one or two comments will not necessarily disqualify an application, ASB is looking for students who consistently complete their work on time and with a high degree of quality.

Phase III:         Confidential Teacher Evaluations
                      
This phase generally takes a week or two.

  • Students reaching this phase are given Confidential Teacher Evaluations to distribute to their teachers.
  • NOTE – teachers will indicate if you waited until the last day to give them the forms.  It is NOT a good idea to wait until the last day to give your teachers the forms.
  • Teachers complete the confidential evaluation forms and return them to the ASB Advisor.
  • Each students’ scores are tallied and the students with the top three scores over 90% are placed on the election ballot. 
  • Students who score over 90% but are not in the top three will be considered for commissioner positions.
    • Students who are offered a commissioner position must let the advisor know within the time indicated on their letter in order to NOT have to resubmit a commissioner application in late May.

Phase IV:         Candidate Speeches
                       This phase generally takes a week or two.

  • Candidates will be given a speech outline to complete.
  • Speech outlines are due to the advisor for review prior to scheduling a recording session with Ms. Pappas.
  • Speeches will be pre-recorded and played during Community Flex on the designated Election Day.
  • All candidates on the ballot are asked how they would like to receive notification of the election results.
  • Election results are usually available to the candidates the day of the election (after school) and will be announced on SNN the following day.
  • NOTE:  Previous officers have been elected with as small a margin as SIX votes.  Therefore, ONLY official ballots will be counted.  Ballots via post-it notes, emails, (etc) will NOT be accepted.  The number of ballots printed is exactly the number of students registered in 6th and 7th grades the day prior to the elections.

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