Our Lady of Hope Catholic School A National Blue Ribbon, K-8 school located in Potomac Falls, VA Messengers of Hope for the World!

Student Government

Student Government

The Our Lady of Hope School Student Government is a school organization comprised of student officers and representatives who were elected by their peers.  The student government is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests, and concerns with the school wide community.  

The purpose of the student government is to give students opportunities to practice Catholic virtues; to develop leadership skills through service to their school and one another; and to be models of “messengers of hope for the world.”

Officer and Representative Descriptions

The President is responsible for leading the student government in the mission of making “messengers of hope for the world.” He or she will consult with the school administration, preside over student government meetings, and work with the officers and class representatives to develop activities/opportunities for OLOH students to grow spiritually, socially, and personally throughout the school year. 

The Vice-president is responsible for supporting the mission of the school, taking over the duties of the president if he or she moves or has to step down, and running meetings or functions if the president is unable to. 

The Chaplain is responsible for supporting Catholic Identity activities or initiatives, such as the virtues program, school prayer assignments, and student government service projects.    

The Treasurer is responsible for keeping records of all student government financial transactions, counting monies, and ensuring that projects or activities stay within budget. 

The Secretary is responsible for recording, tracking, and reading the minutes from student government meetings and activities.

Class Representatives are responsible for representing their classmates during monthly student government meetings. They manage classroom suggestion box ideas and report back to their classmates after each meeting. 

Important Dates:

September 13: Nomination forms and posters due

September 21: Officer and Class Representative speeches and elections

The Student Government Advisor is Mrs. Sadowski.