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ASB Eligibility

ASB Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Students must be Seniors to hold an ASB Officer position. These positions are elected by general school election once per year, normally at the beginning of the second semester.

Class Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer at each class level. Class Officers are elected by class elections each year, generally after the ASB Offices elections have concluded.

Class Senators: Additional class representatives for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are selected by the Class Advisor and Class Officers at the beginning of each school year. Freshman senators are selected during the incoming Freshman Class interview process in May. Class Senators work with the Class Officers and Class Advisor to plan and execute events for their specific class. Students interested in being part of ASB as a Class Senator are required to submit an and complete an interview. Applications are available online in September and selections are made in early October. 

Commissioners: There are several commissions who serve the school in different capacities. Students interested in being part of ASB as a commissioner are required to submit an application for a specific commission and complete an interview process. Applications are available online in February or March and selections are made for the upcoming school year in April. Commissions for the 2021-2022 school are:

  • Activities TA/Interns
  • Alumni & Advancement 
  • Athletics 
  • Campus Ministry
  • Campus Relations
  • Clubs
  • Elections
  • Go-Green
  • Learning to Lead
  • Marketing 
  • Monarch Cub 
  • Monarch Life & Wellness
  • Rally
  • Renaissance
  • Scarlet Ambassadors
  • Social Awareness

To be eligible for student body offices (A.S.B. Officers, Class Officers, Commissioners, and Class Senators), a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  1. To be eligible to run for an ASB Officer or Class Officer position, candidates must have served on ASB (student government) for a minimum of one year while in grades 9, 10, or 11 as a Class Officer, Commissioner, or Class Senator.
  2. Only seniors may hold an ASB Officer position.
  3. To be eligible to be a member of ASB in any position (ASB Officer, Class Officer, Commissioner, or Class Senator) Students must have proven her/his loyalty to the school and have shown positive leadership skills, in the judgment of the faculty and administration.
  4. It is important for all student leaders to be current in their Service Hour requirement. In the event there are too many applicants for one position, priority will be given to students who are current in their service hour requirement. ASB applicants should have a “P” or passing grade in regards to their Christian Service component on the most recent semester grade report. To receive a passing grade, hours must be submitted by the deadlines listed in the Mater Dei Parent/Student handbook. Service hours will be verified by the Campus Ministry Service Director. For additional information, please see Section 1202 - Community Service Requirements.
  5. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A. verified by the signature of the academic counselor.
  6. Applicants for any ASB position may not be on Disciplinary or Academic contract. This must be verified by signature of the Deans or Assistant Principal of Student Services. If any student is placed on Disciplinary Contract during the school year in which they serve, the student may be required to resign their commission or office immediately. Any student who has had any level 3 infractions as per the Parent Student Handbook during the current school year, may not be eligible to run for ASB office or any other office at MDHS.
  7. To be eligible to apply as an ASB Officer, Class Officer or Commissioner the applicant must be able to attend both ASB Camp and CADA Leadership Camp over the summer, all school dances, assigned school events, and Den games.
  8. ASB Officers are required to attend all school events as assigned by the Activities Director. This includes dances, athletic and performing arts events, awards ceremonies, etc. 
  9. No student is permitted to hold more than one school office at any given time.

Mater Dei High School student leaders are expected to hold themselves to a higher standard of personal behavior. Character matters as student leaders, and you are expected to be trustworthy, hardworking, determined, honest, responsible, confident, and loyal. These traits need to be seen in every aspect of your life because as leaders, you must be an example of positive behavior at all times. This means your behavior and attitude at school, at home, and in the community must reflect true leadership and character. You are a representative of Mater Dei High School and our leadership program everywhere you go. As such, you lead by both words and example. There should be NO DOUBT about your character as you represent your school.

 

As a member of the Monarch Student Leadership Team of Mater Dei High School, I understand I must follow the following rules:

 

 

  1. Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA (every semester) – a student who does not have a 2.0 GPA at the end of the semester grading period will be ineligible to continue participation in Student Leadership. Once the student improves his/her semester grades to a 2.0, he or she will be eligible to re-apply for the Student Leadership program.
  2. I understand that my required Community Service Hours requirement must be met each semester. I understand that it is my responsibility to have my service hours recorded by established due dates.
  3. As a member of the Mater Dei Student Leadership team, I understand that I represent Mater Dei High School in everything that I do. I understand that if I am found to have a negative presence on social media websites or sites that are defamatory towards Mater Dei or its members, I will be asked to leave the Mater Dei Student Leadership Team.
  4. I am not able to receive no more than three (3) dress code violations in a school year. On the 4th dress code violation during an academic year or being placed on a Dean’s Contract for dress code violations, the student will be removed from the Student Leadership program for the remainder of the school year and will not be eligible to re-apply for one calendar year (365 days).
  5. I understand that as a member of the Monarch Leadership Team I am given the privilege of wearing ASB jean dress and ASB professional dress as required by the Activities Director. I will follow the dress code as outlined.
  6. ASB Student Leaders are not permitted to be on disciplinary contract or academic contract for infractions that are found in the Parent/Student Handbook. These infractions include but are not limited to academic dishonesty, classroom disruptions, etc. Disciplinary referrals will result in the removal of a student leader from the program for one year.
  7. I understand that my Monarch Leadership Team position will require a commitment of additional time beyond normal school hours. This can include hours before school, at lunch, and after school. I understand that my commitment to ASB and my ASB duties and attendance at functions comes second after my faith life and school work.
  8. I am required to notify the Activities Director in advance if not attending an event that is specific to my commission. I understand that if I do not attend an event that is specific to my commission I will receive a detention.
  9. I understand that being involved in ASB requires my attendance at school events in addition to events that are required by my specific commission. I will receive points for attending “Den Events”. I understand that I must accumulate a certain level of points each year to remain on ASB and to have my ASB involvement recorded on my Mater Dei transcript. If I do not reach my required number of points and I am a senior, I will not receive the ASB cord for graduation, I will not be listed in any of the graduation materials as being part of ASB and my ASB involvement will not be recorded on my Mater Dei transcript. If I am a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior and I do not reach my required number of ASB points, I will not be eligible to participate in ASB during the upcoming year and my ASB involvement will not be recorded on my Mater Dei transcript.
  10. I understand that I may never leave or miss classes for official ASB business without prior authorization from the Activities Director. I will NEVER tell a teacher that I need to leave class unless I have received a pass ahead of time. I understand that I will be a student first and that leadership begins with being a good example to others. Consistent, on-time attendance in class is the first step to being a good student leader and is the expectation as a member of the Monarch Leadership Team. Students who use ASB as an excuse to miss class without a pass from the Activities Director will be considered truant and will be removed from Student Leadership.
  11. Treat all adults with respect. There are no reasons or excuses for disrespect or talking back to adults.
  12. As a member of the Monarch Leadership Team, I will have a positive, collaborative relationship with the other members of the team. I will show respect to the team members with both my words and actions. When problems arise with another leadership team member, I will work to find a solution to the problem, rather than talking behind that person’s back. As a leader, I will always find ways to solve problems and work together with others. If problems arise in this area, the first corrective step will be a meeting with the Activities Director about my behavior. When a second problem arises, I will receive a written warning. On the third offense, I will be removed from Student Leadership and will not be eligible to re-apply for one calendar year (365 days).