The purpose of Student Council is to develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills while fostering students' participation in democratic processes. Our student council facilitates schoolwide community service by sponsoring events like canned food drives and by hosting service learning projects. Student Council also promotes school spirit by sponsoring themed days. It is our goal to engage our Student Council members as student leaders in as many campus activities as possible.
Ridgecrest Student Council consists of students in grades 3-5 who are elected by their classmates. Of the elected representatives, fourth and fifth graders are nominated to run for offices of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Student council meets during the school day, and members give input regarding various school functions. Elected representatives of the council serve as liaisons to their homerooms and homerooms in grades K-2. Student Council meetings are held periodically based on needs as determined by the faculty sponsor, and the officers. Meetings are scheduled during the school day, so that all students who wish to run for representative will have the opportunity to participate if elected.