Student Government

Student Government sponsors many activities to benefit the WCDS students as well as the surrounding community. With the supervision of their dedicated and ever helpful advisor, Mrs. Marsha Dowell, and the assistance of the class representatives, president Marguerite Beattie and vice-president Joy Heddleston work to plan events for all grades.

This year student government ran a lower school soccer program, beginning in September and going through October. The program was for 1st through 5th graders, and took place every Monday and Wednesday after school. Student Government also held a haunted house with the help of the Key Club for the Lower school which took place on October 28 and was a success. Halloween day, Student Government made sure that every class had a party this year. Student Government has had 3 meetings so far, in which we have discussed issues brought up by each class in their class meetings as well as upcoming events. Currently, Student Government is running a canned food drive for food that will be donated to a women's shelter. Also, Student Government is now wrapping up sales of Christmas Wreaths to raise money for Prom. And on the topic of Prom, the date for prom this year is May 17 and will take place at the Schoolhouse in Sperryville rather than the Public House this year.

Also this year, Student Government started a paper recycling program that had been recommended by a student, and it has been going smoothly.

Prefects
In September, Mrs. Grove swore in the 2007-2008 prefects. The candidates, selected by teachers and students, pledged to ?faithfully execute the office of prefect in accordance with the Student Government Charter? and to ?support, defend, and preserve the Wakefield way.? The prefects also serve as student leaders who uphold the Wakefield Honor Code in the Prefect Court. The group led the WCDS student body in re-committing themselves to the Wakefield Honor Code. In a special assembly, they called on each class, grades 4-10, to comment on components of the Honor Code and their importance. Grades 4 through 12 line up in the front of the auditorium where each WCDS student signed beneath the Honor pledge.

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