Thurmont Middle School Student Government Association

Upcoming Events
Events are updated up to 2 months in advance.



  • Student Events:

  • After School Dance on January 27 from 6-8pm
  • -Bring $5 with a signed permission slip
  • -Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be sold

     
  • Wear Blue tomorrow!

     
  • Spirit week next week!


SGA Member events:


  • After school meeting on January 31 from 2:30-3:30

MASC
We will be having 7 people attend the MASC conferance in Ocean City Maryland this year. MASC stands for Maryland Association of Student Councils. While here, our officers and appointed positions will learn many leadership skills. They will report what happens at the MASC meeting to the General Assembly.


Previous Events

Walk-a-Thon
On Wednesday, October 1st, we held our first Walk-A-Thon of the school year after school until 3:45. Overall, 12 students attended and earned about $400. All of this will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Our Mission

The TMS SGA has many goals to accomplish. The goals are:

  • to provide a structure in which students can express their ideas and opinions
  • to plan and direct student activities
  • to assist in enforcing school rules and procedures
  • to help promote and improve school spirit and morale among students and teacher
  • to teach students citizenship skills
  • to participate in service learning activities


Advisor
     Our Advisor is Angela Knapp. She oversees all SGA meetings and events, assisting the SGA when needed.


Positions

President
     The President leads the SGA meetings. The President must represent the student body. The president must break all tied votes in meetings. The president also will work with the SGA advisor and the other officers to select representatives and select appointed positions.

Vice-President
     The Vice-President leads the three committees. The Vice-President must also represent the President when he/she is absent. The Vice-President must also head publicity. The Vice-President must work with the Secretary to take attendance and report attendance issues to the SGA President and Advisor. The Vice-President will work with the SGA advisor and the other officers to select representatives and select appointed positions.

Treasurer
     The Treasurer keeps financial records of the SGA with the Middle School Secretary. They must also head all SGA fund-raising activities. The Treasurer will work with the SGA advisor and the other officers to select representatives and select appointed positions.

Secretary
     The Secretary must take notes during all SGA meetings. The secretary must also write the minutes of all meetings of the SGA. The Secretary must also take notes at all FCASC meetings and report back to the SGA. The Secretary must work with the Vice-President to take attendance and report attendance issues to the SGA President and Advisor. The Secretary will work with the SGA advisor and the other officers to select representatives and select appointed positions.

Executive Board
     Members of the Executive Board are members of the SGA who lost the previous school year's election. They must report their classmates' ideas to the SGA at each general assembly. They must vote on issues based on the majority of their class mates. They must have regular attendance at each SGA meeting.

Class Representatives
     Class Reprentatives are members of the SGA that are elected at the beginning of each school year. They must report their classmates' ideas to the SGA at each general assembly. They must vote on issues based on the majority of their class mates. They must have regular attendance at each SGA meeting.

Public Relations Chair(s)
     The Public Realtions Chair(s) must inform the student body of upcoming SGA events. He/she will speak on the morning announcments once per week, all announcements must be approved by the SGA advisor prior to being announced. The public relations chair(s) must also work with the vice president on publicity.

Sergeant(s) At Arms
     The Sergeant(s) At Arms must maintain order at all SGA meetings throughout the school year. They must make sure members are not talking out of turn or using their cell phones during the SGA meetings.

Web Master(s)
     The Web Master(s) must work to update this page regularly. They must update the SGA with the changes of the website at every general assembly.

How To Become A Member
     There are many ways to become a member of the SGA. The first way is to apply to become class representative at the beginning of the school year. Interested students can pick up an application at Mrs. Knapp's room. The second way is to run for an officer position. To run for an officer position, you can pick up a form at Mrs. Knapp's room. If you complete the form and meet the criteria to become an officer, then you may run in the elections. You can also become a member of the executive board if you lose the election.


Committees
     We currently have one committee, the Tollerance Committee. The Tollerance Committee focuses on bullying awareness and how to prevent bullying. 


 

Related Links
Federick County Association of Student Counsils Website sites.fcps.org/fcasc
Maryland Association of Student Counsils Website www.mdstudentcouncils.com
 

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