Students at SJA are encouraged to discover and explore the world around them. With many opportunities and the support of the entire St. James community, students graduate well prepared to lead creative, compassionate, and productive lives.
“Welcome to St. James Academy! My job as President is to give speeches, lead the Student Council, and make important choices. If you see me in the hallways and have a great idea, stop me and give it to me. It could very well become reality!”
St. James Academy’s Student Council is a student-run organization consisting of a student elected president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and historian; as well as elected representatives from each classroom in Grades 3 through 8.
The Student Council plans and carries out school activities and service projects. Student Council holds monthly meetings throughout the school year and all students are invited to contribute suggestions or new ideas through their classroom representatives.
Each year, the Student Council coordinates bake sales and casual dress days for the entire school community. In addition, Student Council members organize dances for middle school students throughout the year. Money raised through these fundraisers is donated to charitable causes or gifted to the school.
The Student Council officers are members of the Eighth Grade and serve as ambassadors for the school during the year. They are integral in the Academic Convocation, Christmas Program, and Moving-Up Day each year. Officers assist during New Student Orientation, Grandparents’ Day, and Open House presentations each year. These school leaders meet weekly to organize events and discuss school related issues under the supervision of the Student Council Faculty Advisor.
Teen Centers and Dances
St. James Academy offers Middle School students multiple opportunities throughout the year to socialize outside the school day. Teen Centers are held in the St. James Center. Student Council sponsored dances are held in Macdonald Hall. At Teen Centers you may play basketball, volleyball, or ping-pong in the gym or enjoy music provided by a DJ in the activity rooms. Student Council dances do not include activities in the gym. The following information has been compiled to help you know what to expect. Please download, read, and sign the Teen Center and Student Council Dance Guidelines to indicate your agreement to support these activities with cooperation and a spirit of fun. Return the signed portion to your advisor.