At Hillcrest Elementary and Music Magnet, we believe that we must provide multiple opportunities for our scholars to exhibit and increase their leadership skills. The Eagle Council, our Hillcrest student council, is our formal leadership experience for our 4th and 5th grade students. It is meant to reflect democratic principles of representative government, achieved, in part, through fair elections. Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders can vote.
Our Eagle Council sponsors have revitalized the student council as a meaningful student engagement structure at Hillcrest. Our Hillcrest Eagle Council officers Cabinet was elected by the Hillcrest student electorate! The election results show that the Hillcrest student voters believe that our council officers are smart, capable, and are most qualified to lead.
The Eagle Council identifies student-led activities that they will sponsor periodically during the school year, and advocates for their student constituents by bringing their ideas for school improvement–include school spirit events, fundraisers, and field trips–to the principal and teachers.