Student Leadership

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Student leadership opportunities provided at Emerson School include Student Council, Playworks Junior Coaches, 7/8 Club and the District Gifted & Talented Program.

Student Council develops student leaders in grades 4 through 8 with officer positions and classroom representatives. The Council is sponsored by a staff member to coordinate opportunities for students’ voices in school decisions, fundraisers, and to host family and community events.

Playworks Junior Coaches are selected, 5th-grade students. Their leadership role is to support the Playworks structured activities and fair play during recess periods with their peers or students from other grade levels.

Student leaders in grades 7 and 8 support unique needs of the middle school program. The 7/8 Club is sponsored by a staff member to coordinate fundraisers for 7/8 activities and celebrations.

Our District Gifted & Talented Program helps students develop their unique leadership abilities and talents through enrichment and expansion activities. It is designed to assist the students in the development of their intellectual, emotional and social needs. Diversity is addressed through the use of differentiated and rigorous curriculum to create high levels of curiosity for our gifted students. The program is supported at the school level and also at the Monterey Park campus with students from other District schools. The program is designed for kindergarten through grade eight students.