School Spotlight: Cuba Middle School

Cuba Middle School is a rural school located on I-44 about 100 miles west of St. Louis. Our school educates around 450 students. This year we have 67 members in our Student Council—the most we’ve ever had! Our council continues to grow each year as we show our student body how awesome it is to be a LEADER.

CMS Student Council was 2nd Vice President in 2017 for the South Central District. We are excited to be elected as the 2nd Vice President again for 2018. Our officers run discussion groups at our district meeting and we are one of the biggest MS delegations to attend the district convention.

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CMS StuCo is in charge of many activities in our school. Each quarter we offer an attendance incentive to students miss two or less days of school during the quarter. We sponsor a movie and popcorn incentive where we show 8-10 different movies in classrooms and open the concession stand for students to purchase drinks, candy, and give free popcorn to everybody. Another incentive we offer is Bingo. Students play bingo to win prizes—DVD’s, electronics, gift cards, and much more. The last incentive we offer is Fun Fest. Different activities are available for students such as karaoke, crafts, movies, board games, open gym, and of course a food room. We also reward students with perfect attendance during 1st semester by taking them to Pizza Hut for lunch. Perfect attendance students for the year go on one big trip at the end of the year. We’ve been to Six Flags, City Museum, zip-lining, Incredible Pizza, and the Flying Spider. StuCo hosts three dances during the school year and works the concession stand for all home basketball and volleyball games, and track meets. Student Council hosts an MVP breakfast for students and staff in our school during Leadership week. We also help in our community by participating in Family Night, Trunk or Treat, Adopt-a-Family for the holidays, the Christmas parade, and a couple more projects in the spring.

As a Student Council we believe in having fun together too! Officers host a summer workshop for the whole council before school starts so we can get to know each other and plan activities for the school year. Every month we get together on a Friday evening for two hours to do team-building activities, share successes and failures, and prepare for the next month. It’s a great time for the WHOLE council to come together and bond.

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