Student Council

About the Program 

East High Student Council is a student government organization comprised of approximately 50-60 students from grade levels 9-12. Representatives are chosen through both application and election processes. Students are held to high standards of participation, character, leadership, and academic achievement. The focus of the group is student leadership with an emphasis on community service. Our student council plans and implements numerous events throughout the school year to support our student body and promote school spirit.

Annual Events


  • Annual Student Council Leadership Retreat where we plan the big events for the year and select themes for dances and fall sports.
  • Regional or National Leadership Conference
  • State Officer meetings in Des Moines


  • Back to School Red Carpet Night
  • Volunteer at registration
  • Welcome Wagon the first day of school


  • Homecoming week: parade, coronation, theme days, powder puff and power buff, football game, and dance
  • Volunteer to work the gate at games
  • Volunteer to help local animal shelters


  • State Leadership Conference
  • Planning of winter sports themes


  • Project(s) to address food insecurity in our community
  • Fall national LEAD conference
  • Blood drive


  • Adoption of “Christmas Families” from our community
  • Work with Bickford Assisted Living on the Festival of Trees project


  • Winter Recharge Retreat
  • Volunteer at Freshman Transition Night


  • Matchomatics school Valentine’s Day event
  • Supply drive for local shelters
  • Volunteer at annual Night to Shine


  • TWIRP week: theme days, activities, and dance
  • Volunteering in support of other school activities


  • State officers’ meeting
  • State advisors’ conference
  • Blood drive


  • Officer elections
  • Student Council elections/applications for the following year
  • Teacher Appreciation Week projects


The EHS student council has been recognized multiple times at the state level as an Honor Council. Council members are consistently active at the state level, and frequently attend events and trainings at the regional and national levels. Most recently, EHS student council projects have been featured in The New York Times, NPR, and CBS, in addition to local print and television media outlets.

Giving Back 

Student council attends and volunteers at many events throughout the school year. Each year, student council volunteers at Santa’s House, the Salvation Army, Art Splash, Greek Fest, Relay for Life, the Crop Walk, Elementary school-sanctioned events, and the Food Bank of Siouxland, Inc.  

Meet the Advisor

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