Renaissance School has a very active student government that leads some of our favorite annual traditions, and gives back to the school and the community in amazing ways. Our SGA consists of five members (9th-12th grade representatives, and student body President) who are elected in September. They serve as the first point of call for student ideas and concerns about events, schedules, facilities, and other school-related issues.
The SGA’s major fundraiser for the year is the annual Winter Show, held on the final evening before Winter Break. The SGA plans the show, from the theme (which has ranged from Luau to Cozy by the Fire), to the sign-ups, to the dinner directions (faculty bring the potluck meal), to the show order, staging, and tech. They coach the emcees, put on a surprise skit, and generally kick the break off in a wonderful way! It’s our Head of School’s favorite event of the year.
As a fundraiser, the Winter Show has given back to the school in many ways. We have a new refrigerated water cooler, a new color printer, and other useful amenities thanks to the hard work and commitment of the SGA. The SGA also organizes community giving; for example, at last year’s winter show the student government put up a “warming tree” decorated with gloves, scarves and hats donated by students and faculty in partnership with local non-profit for foster children, People Places.
Of course, the most fun task the SGA has is picking the days for Spirit Week!