Middle School Student Government is an organization that represents the wishes of the students and offers students the opportunity to propose changes in school policies. Its elected officers help organize schoolwide events, generate school spirit and work to improve the quality of student life.Student government hascreated new student activities (TV and activity nights), organized fundraisers for disaster relief (earthquakes and tsunamis) and worked with the administration to revise the student snack and dress code.
By creating opportunity for student voice, students learn skills in public speaking, collaboration, communication, and responsibility.
Sixth Grade students have the opportunity to plant and cultivate a plot in the School garden.Each week the students plan, seed, weed and maintain the land.They also select the plants to cultivate from pumpkins to lettuce and tomatoes.Some of the vegetables are harvested for the Dining Hall.
Each year our 8th grade students have the opportunity to partner with a 4th grader or two.The 8th grade students work with the 4th grade teachers to design educational and fun activities.The 4th grade students enjoy the support and friendship and the 8th grade students get hands-on leadership experience.
The National Junior Honor Society is an organization designed “to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship.” National Junior Honor Society students engage in school and community service. They help coordinate the annual Thanksgiving baskets project and spring cereal drive in addition to other annually selected projects. Seventh and 8th grade students apply and are selected for NJHS at the end of the second trimester.
In a digital world, many of today’s newspapers are transitioning away from the paper product or adding digital components. The Bullis Middle School paper has done that as well. Instead of a paper product, students create videos and slide shows about school events, learning filming, editing and sound techniques.
Each year Bullis participates in a month-long competition around Earth Day to increase our recycling, reduce energy consumption and reuse materials. Bullis competes against area independent schools, charting energy reduction. Middle School students manage the competition and gather data on results on a weekly basis. They also create assemblies designed to change behaviors and increase awareness.