• Green Canyon High School Constitution

     

    We, the administration and students of Green Canyon, establish this constitution in order to provide and establish a representative form of government for the effective administration of school functions, promotion of school activities, development of unity between students and faculty, promotion of a positive learning environment, and creation of a culture that supports the mission statement of the school.

     

     

    Article I - Organization

    Section I - Name and Membership

    All registered students of Green Canyon High School shall be a part of the Green Canyon Student Body Association, also known as “The Pack.”

     

    Section II - Mission Statement

    The mission statement of Green Canyon High School shall be known by the acronym PACK. The meaning of the acronym is: Purpose, Attitude, Connections, Knowledge.

     

    Section III - Colors

    The official school colors of Green Canyon High School shall be Forest Green and Silver with Black and White accents.

     

    Section IV - Mascot/Emblem

    The mascot and emblem of Green Canyon High School shall be the wolf and in plural, both wolves and wolfpack. The name of the mascot shall be Alpha.

     

    Section V - School Songs

    Green Canyon High School shall have a fight song and a school song to be sung at appropriate school events.

     

    Section VI - Publications

    The name of the school Yearbook will be called “The Howl” and there may be a school newspaper produced by students.

     

    Section VII - Theme

    The theme of Green Canyon High School will be chosen by the Executive Council each year.

     

     

    Article II - Student Body Leadership

    The Green Canyon Leadership Organization will be comprised of five components.

    • Student Body Officers Executive Council
    • Class Officers/Representatives
    • Ambassadors
    • Spirit/Cheer Squad
    • Student Senate

    The organization will be advised by a faculty member.

     

    Section I - Student Body Officers Executive Council            

     

    The Executive Council constitutes the highest student authority in the executive branch of the school and will consist of the Student Body President, Student Body Vice-President, Secretary, Historian, and four Executive Members.

               

    Induction: All members of the Executive Council, before assuming office, shall solemnly swear to the following pledge: “I do solemnly affirm that I will uphold and obey all laws and rules of Green Canyon High School, support all school activities, and represent the office to which I am elected to the best of my ability.”

               

    Responsibilities: The duties and roles of the Executive Council include but are not limited

    to (a) conducting, overseeing, and promoting all school activities, (b) handling

    appropriate finances of the organization for the benefit of the student body, (c) overseeing elections, and (d) assisting administration in appointing new members to fill vacancies in any student office.

     

    Student Body Officer Duties

    The President:

    a.) shall preside at all leadership meetings.

    b.) organize and conduct business to lead the student body as appropriate.

     

    The Vice-President:

    a.) shall assist and perform duties as are delegated to him/her by the President.

    b.) in the absence of the President, he/she shall perform the duties and execute the office of the President.

     

    The Secretary:

    a.) shall keep the minutes of all leadership meetings.

    b.) shall keep other records as directed by the President or Vice-President.

    c.) shall perform all the duties usually incident to the office of Secretary under the direction of the President or Vice-President.

     

    The Historian:

    a.) shall be responsible to present a yearly history to the administration and student body.

     

    Executive Members:

    a.) shall be assigned roles within the Executive Council. They will assist the President or Vice-President to fulfill the needs of the school. 

     

    Section II - Class Officers/Representatives

    In addition to their roles in leadership, elected Class Representatives from each grade shall represent their respective classes in Senate meetings and participate in various activities as directed by administration and advisors.

     

    Four Senior class officers will be elected to represent the Senior class. There will be one Senior class officer who will run to serve as President and three others who will run to serve as Senior Representatives.

     

    The President will be determined by popular vote of the student body.

    The three Senior Representatives will be determined by popular vote of the student body. 

     

    Duties: Assist and perform all tasks and requirements associated with fulfilling the goals

    and mission statement of Green Canyon High School.

               

    Juniors:

    Four Junior class officers will be elected to represent the Junior class. There will be one Junior class officer who will run to serve as President and three others who will run to serve as Junior Representatives.

     

    The President will be determined by popular vote of the student body.

    The three Junior Representatives will be determined by popular vote of the student body. 

     

    Duties: Assist and perform all tasks and requirements associated with fulfilling the goals

    and mission statement of Green Canyon High School.

     

    Sophomores: Four Sophomore class officers will be elected to represent the Sophomore class. There will be one Sophomore class officer who will run to serve as President and three others who will run to serve as Sophomore Representatives.

     

    The President will be determined by popular vote of the student body.

    The three Sophomore Representatives will be determined by popular vote of the student body. 

     

    Duties: Assist and perform all tasks and requirements associated with fulfilling the goals

    and mission statement of Green Canyon High School.

     

    Freshman: Four Freshman class officers will be elected to represent the Freshman

    class. The four Freshman Representatives will be determined by popular vote of the student body. Fair representation will be present from district feeder schools.  

     

    Duties: Assist and perform all tasks and requirements associated with fulfilling the goals

    and mission statement of Green Canyon High School.

     

    Section III - Ambassadors

     

    A committee of advisors and faculty members will appoint twelve individuals to serve as ambassadors as part of the Green Canyon High School Leadership Team.  Students will apply through an application process for consideration by the selection committee. 

     

    Section IV - Spirit/Cheer Squad

    • Cheer Squad will be comprised of 20 Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores are eligible to participate on Cheer Squad. The remainder of the Spirit Squad organization will be outlined in the Spirit Squad constitution under the control of the cheer coaches and captains. Due to the fact that cheer is a leadership position and competitive sport, and because full participation is time consuming, cheer members will not be allowed to participate in other student leadership or fall and winter sports.

     

    Section V - Student Senate

    • The Student Senate shall consist of:
      1. The Executive Council
      2. Senior Class President and Officers
      3. Junior Class President and Officers
      4. Sophomore Class President and Officers
      5. Freshman Class President and Officers
      6. Ambassadors with four voting members
      7. A Representative from each curricular/extracurricular group with a class hour
        1. i) Band, Color Guard, Choir, Debate, Orchestra, Yearbook, Theater, Drill Team, FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, LIA, and Sports in season
    • Petitioning the senate:
      1. Other groups within the school including sports, clubs, and organizations shall have an opportunity to petition the senate for representation
        1. i) They must provide valid reasoning that demonstrates why they would add to the discussion and diversity of the senate
        2. ii) An organization may not be represented by a student that is already representing another group in the senate
      2. Groups within the senate may petition for more representatives, given they provide valid reasoning as to why they need more representation
    • The Student Senate shall convene at least once a month
      1. Senate meetings shall be the first Thursday of the month, unless otherwise decided by the Executive Council
      2. Additional meetings may be called as seen fit by the Executive Council
    • The role of the Senate shall be to:
    1. ratify proposed changes made to the constitution by the Executive Council
    2. provide a forum to share information among the various student organizations
    3. get feedback about school functions and activities
    4. discuss student-related issues and seek solutions to problems in conjunction with school administration and faculty

     

     

    Article III - Elections

     

    Section I - General Considerations

    Prospective candidates for student leadership positions must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.  They are allowed no NG’s (No Grades/Incompletes) and must have an average attendance record of 90% for the preceding two trimesters, with 10 or fewer tardies per trimester. Exceptions for extenuating circumstances such as medical reasons can be appealed by application to an appeals committee consisting of the Administration, a school counselor, and the faculty advisor. This process must be completed within one week of petitions being made available.  All petitions must be submitted to the office by the appointed deadline. Students must be a full time student and not in their fifth year to serve in a leadership position.

     

    Section II - Executive Council-Student Body Officers

    All elected officers shall be elected in the year previous to the year they will serve by a blind ballot system. Elections will be held at a time determined by the current Executive Council and administration.

     

    Two finalists shall be elected to run for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Historian. Eight finalists shall compete for the four Executive positions.

     

    Nominations to run for Executive Council shall be by petition and shall require administrative approval.  Signatures of the person making the nomination, a second to the nomination, and the candidate being nominated will be required. 

     

    Section III - Class Representatives

     

    Two finalists shall compete for the office of President of each of the Senior, Junior and Sophomore classes.

     

    Six finalists shall compete for the three Representative positions of each of the Senior, Junior and Sophomore classes, and Eight finalists shall compete for the four Representative positions in the Freshman class.

     

    Nominations to run for Class Representatives shall be by petition and shall require

    administrative approval.  Signatures of the person making the nomination, a second to the nomination, and the candidate being nominated will be required. 

     

    Section IV - Rules and Guidelines

    Any officer who does not maintain the requirements for seeking office shall be called before the school administration to determine action to be taken. Failure to maintain scholastic and citizenship standards of the school shall be subject to immediate review and action of the Executive Council and administration. Any officer, through neglect of duty or any other sufficient reason, may be removed from office subject to the approval of administration.

     

    Section V - Number of Offices Held

    No student shall hold more than one elective office at the same time. Appointed offices are to be approved by the school administration.

     

    Section VI - Vacancy

    If any vacancy occurs in any office other than that of the President, administration and Executive Council shall appoint a successor. If the office of President is vacated, the Vice-President becomes President. The Executive Council and administration will then appoint or declare an election for a new Vice-President.

     

    Section VII - Dance Royalty

    No student may be elected to the royalty of any sponsored school dance more than once in his/her four years while attending Green Canyon High School.

     

     

    Article IV - Clubs

     

    Section I - Organization

    New clubs may be organized at any time providing they meet the requirements of the school. To organize clubs one must (1) have a faculty advisor, (2) present a constitution to be approved by the administration, (3) be willing to perpetuate the goals and objectives of Green Canyon High School. All clubs are required to receive approval of the Cache County School District Board of Education.

     

    Section II - Revocation

    Club charters may be revoked by the school administration when their purposes and activities are not in the best interest of Green Canyon High School.

     

     

    Article V - Amendments

     

    Section I - Amendments

                A potential amendment to this constitution must be presented to the Executive Council. It must then be discussed in the Student Senate and approved by three-fourths of this body, after which it must be ratified by the student body by secret ballot. A two-thirds majority vote of attendance on the day of vote shall be required before it shall become a part of the constitution.

     

    Section II - Time

                Final proposals to amend the constitution shall be publicly displayed in the office and announced to the student body at least one week prior to voting on such amendments.

     

    Section III- Who May Propose

                An amendment may be proposed by any member of the student body to the Executive Council.

     

     

    Article VII - Limitations

     

    Section I - Limitations

                All powers granted in this constitution are contingent upon the approval of the school administration and must follow all policies of the Cache County School District.

     

    Leadership Organization Chart

    President

    VP

    Secretary

    Historian

    Executive

    Executive

    Executive

    Executive

    Sr. Class Rep

    Sr. Class Rep

    Sr. Class Rep

    Sr. Class Rep

    Jr. Class Rep

    Jr. Class Rep

    Jr. Class Rep

    Jr. Class Rep

    Soph Class Rep

    Soph Class Rep

    Soph Class Rep

    Soph Class Rep

    Fresh Class Rep

    Fresh Class Rep

    Fresh Class Rep

    Fresh Class Rep

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    Appointed Senior Ambassador

    *Class Officers run horizontally and Committees run vertically*