How Student Council Plans to Make Student Voices Heard


Have you ever wanted to change something about CHS? Have you ever wished there was a way to have your voice heard? Our Student Council has done just that.


Recently, Chelsea High School Student Council voted to make an inbox for students on PowerSchool Learning where ideas and recommendations can be submitted. It’s open to suggestions that could potentially help the school and make a difference for the student body. This decision can help include diverse viewpoints in school decisions and offers a productive way for students to voices to be heard. It’s a unique opportunity for students outside of Student Council to help their high school.


This point was emphasized by sophomore Student Council Secretary Sierra Martinez-Kratz. “The student body can make changes to our school,” she says. “We wanted to show that Student Council isn’t just about dances and fundraisers, it’s about changing our school to improve it as a whole.”


To make your voice heard, the first thing you need to do is have a Student Council member sponsor you. A member sponsoring you includes a member agreeing with your idea and agreeing to bring it to light at a Student Council meeting. The idea will then be posed Student Council meeting and potentially gain support if it’s agreed that the idea will help our school.


However, in order to show a Council member the idea, you must first fill out a policy sheet on your PowerSchool Learning “Extras” page. The policy sheet doesn’t take a lot of time, but it is an important part of the process. The policy sheet asks for the purpose of your idea, a specific description of said idea, and who sponsored it. The Student Council then votes on the proposal to see if it might truly help our school.


This is a great way to become more involved at CHS and to make your voice heard.