Barack Obama and Mitt Romney weren't the only ones busy campaigning this fall to be elected into office! The students of the TLC have been working hard for the past two weeks on their campaigns for student council and on October 16th all the TLC schools came together on the "Polyberg" to see everyone's campaigning skills in action!
The TLC student council was created last year and was a HUGE success! So, everyone was excited for another year of fun and excitement with student council, starting with the campaigns! All students, third grade and up, are welcomed and ENCOURAGED to join the student council!
Here is the Matinicus School waiting for the campaigning to begin! There are lots of "elected" positions that students can run for within student council including president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, public relations representative, PTC (parent, teacher, community) group representative, and individual school representatives!
Here is the Frenchboro School, which is the newest member of our TLC and who also has FOUR students who are all old enough to be in student council and all FOUR are going to participate! Students who do not want to run for a certain position for student council are still welcomed and WANTED in the group! Every voice counts and is important in our TLC student council!
Once we welcomed everyone to the campaign day and explained the procedure for campaigning we had each of the students "running for office" share their campaigns with the rest of the group!
Many of the kids created imovies and other types of presentations that they were able to show over the "Polyberg" units! First up we had this fourth grader from the Ashley Bryan School share her campaign for Public Relations Representative!
I love all the testimonials she got from her classmates!
Here the students and teacher at the Monhegan School are thoroughly enjoying all the campaigns!
I loved the official tie on this campaign supporter! Too cute.
We had two other candidates who ran for PR representatives! All of their campaigns were fabulous!
One of the students from Frenchboro had puppets endorse him for "Frenchboro School Representative!"
See for yourself!
This fifth grader from the Ashley Bryan School ran against herself in the race to be the TLC student council secretary! Her campaign was AWESOME! I think she is going to win against herself for SURE!
Here is Austin's campaign for treasurer! Sounds like he would do a great job! BUT he is running against from another great candidate from the Ashley Bryan School! So many fabulous candidates to choose from!
This fourth grader from Cliff Island was running to be student council VICE president!
She made an awesome "prezi" for her campaign! Too cool! She ran against another student from Isle au Haut and a student from Monhegan! It was going to be a tight race for sure!
The last students to share their campaigns were those running to be the TLC student council PRESIDENT! The two oldest students in the TLC were running against each other for this prestigious position! Quinn on Monhegan shared his campaign first!
He created a really fabulous glog to go along with his campaign speech!
Then Emma from Matinicus shared her campaign speech with the group! She had a pink podium to speak from and she talked about how she would make a good president because she was the TLC student council vice president last year and now understands what it takes to be a good leader. She did a wonderful job!
After the group heard everyone's campaign it was time to VOTE! Our fabulous TLC coordinator, Elise created official TLC ballots for all the kids to vote with and they were to cast their ballots by 9am the following day and we would then announce the election results at 10:45am via the "Polyberg!"
Before everyone left the campaign meeting we had one more very important piece of business to cover... our CAMPAIGN DAY DANCE PARTY! Listen closely to the words of the song... it is called "Election Rap!"
Vote early! Vote often! Can't wait to find out the results of this FABULOUS TLC election!