Leadership

In preparation for college and life beyond, Marianapolis provides ample opportunities for students to assume the responsibilities of leadership. 

Many positions, like our Class Officers, support the Marianapolis student body as a whole. Some help a specific constituency, like S.L.A.M. Leaders, who help international students integrate into American culture through purposeful involvement in campus life. Others, like camp internships, help Marianapolis students grow as leaders by mentoring children in elementary and middle school.

Best of all: leadership roles are accessible to students as early as their second semester.

 

Ambassador Captains

Student ambassadors, as 9th graders, take on the responsibility of providing prospective students their first and arguably most important impression of our school and community. This role is vitally important in the recruitment process the Admission Office undertakes. Families, and specifically, the shadows themselves, are seeking the most real and organic perspective of the Marianapolis experience. Spending a day with a current student provides this.

Similarly, new ambassadors are searching for the best ways in which to build off of their own experiences as shadows and apply their knowledge now as the hosts themselves. Ambassador Club, as you know, is a tool and forum to train, reflect, and prepare for their duties as ambassadors. Much like our guests, ambassadors can learn much from their peers and those veteran students and ambassadors who went through this and have their ideas and styles of how to best entertain shadows. With this in mind, Ambassador Club Captains ask that former ambassadors lend their expertise by participating in club time, speaking with ambassadors, contributing to portal and group spaces and more. This position affords the chance for you to be a positive influence and teaching presence on your peers while again lending a hand to the Admission Office.

Calliope

Calliope is the annual student-run literary arts magazine presenting creative writing, poetry, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art. Each edition features works created over the course of the year. There are three possible leadership roles within Calliope: Editor in Chief, Writing Editor, and Visual Art Editor. To look at previous issues please check out the Marianapolis Preparatory School website’s Publication page.

The Editor in Chief works in support of the Faculty Advisor, the Visual Art Editor, the Writing Editor, as well as the Art Selection Committee to create the publication. They should expect to help support each facet of the project, including making Morning Announcements, planning and attending meetings, and working to meet all the requirements of our project deadlines. For example, the Editor in Chief is responsible of reviewing the final draft of the publication (before LEAP week and Spring Break) for quality assurance, as well as designing and completing the “Editor’s Page.” Additional Qualification: Two years of experience on Calliope. 

The Writing Editor works in support of the Faculty Advisor, the Editor in Chief, the Visual Art Editor, as well as the Art Selection Committee to create the publication. They should expect to help with organizing and reviewing all of the writing submissions, attending meetings pertaining to writing, and working to meet the requirements of our project deadlines. For example, the Writing Editor is responsible of reviewing the final draft of the publication (before LEAP week and Spring Break) for quality assurance, as well as helping to develop the preface. Additional Qualification: One year of experience on Calliope.

 The Visual Arts Editor works in support of the Faculty Advisor, the Editor in Chief, the Writing Editor, as well as the Art Selection Committee to create the publication. They should expect to help with organizing and reviewing all of the visual art submissions, attending meetings pertaining to visual art, and working to meet the requirements of our project deadlines. For example, the Visual Arts Editor is responsible of reviewing the final draft of the publication (before LEAP week and Spring Break) for quality assurance, as well as helping to choose the cover art. Additional Qualification: One year of experience on Calliope.

Camp Stonewall Intern

Camp Stonewall at Marianapolis offers an 8-week paid internship to 16-17 year olds, or 15 year olds with sleepaway camp experience. Camp Stonewall interns help to run events during the school year for prospective campers, and during the summer serve as counselors.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) helps to promote greater interest and participation, and organize many activities planned for the entire Marianapolis community. Student leaders are organized into five major categories, so personal strengths are best used: Public announcers, Organizers, Participators, EL Pre Teach Gurus, and Coffee House Creators. In each of these categories, students must brainstorm new ideas, develop programs with Mrs. Viens, and implement programs through active participation that provide opportunities for growth through educational, cultural, social, and recreational experiences.

CAB focuses on the entertainment needs of the students at Marianapolis. The purpose is to instill quality and meaningful high school experiences that not only allow for fun activities, but most importantly promote experiences which allow for personal growth and community bonding.  

Captains' Council

At Marianapolis, captains of each sport will be chosen to represent their fellow teammates, create stronger relationships with coaches and athletic directors, and other captains. Captains have strong athletic, academic, and social influences on their teammates, which helps to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among the players and coaches.

Class Officers

Each grade level elects its own representatives, president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The Class Officers run grade level meetings, and plan events that their respective class sponsors.

 

Community Service Council

Marianapolis Preparatory School presents an opportunity to rising juniors and seniors to take charge of school-wide community service efforts. Students with a passion for serving others have the opportunity to work with classmates and faculty to plan and execute fundraising and service events for the school community.

President
It is the responsibility of the President to oversee the Council and the many groups and clubs that are service related. The President is responsible for communication with the student body, the faculty advisor, the Assistant Head of School, and the Head of School.

Vice President
It is the responsibility of the Vice President to help oversee the Council and the many groups and clubs that are service related. The Vice President is responsible for starting meetings, reviewing the agenda, and communicating with student leaders of service related groups.

Secretary
It is the responsibility of the Secretary to keep minutes of each Council meeting. In these notes, the Secretary will record topics of conversation, planning details, members’ responsibilities, and next steps.

Treasurer
It is the responsibility of the Treasurer to monitor all funds pertaining to community service.  The Treasurer is responsible for tracking funds raised by the many service groups at Marianapolis.  For certain events, the Treasurer is responsible for collecting and depositing funds. This student leader  will work closely with the faculty advisor and the School’s business office.

Communications Representative
It is the responsibility of the Communications Representative to provide content for the Marianapolis Campus Ministry Twitter account, parent newsletter, and other publications.  This student must have skills in photography and social media.   

Club Officer
The Club Officer is responsible for developing the mission and action of the Community Service Club. To this end, this student is expected to be a member of the Putnam Interact Club, a local teen service organization.  

Orientation Leaders

At Marianapolis, we offer orientation for new and returning students in August and for new students in January. The Deans’ Office will select a group of mature and dedicated student leaders to assist with implementing orientation programs. Throughout the academic year, Orientation Leaders may be called to serve as guides for new students who are making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of Marianapolis Prep.

Peer Assistant (Academic)

As a Peer Assistant, it is your role to help instructors facilitate and prepare for activities in various classes. You will be responsible for various tasks that contribute to the facilitation of these events. You will help instructors guide and coach students along as they explore their understanding and mastery of various skills. Opportunities are available in the science and modern languages departments. 


Peer Leaders

Peer Leadership is all about students helping students. Open to rising seniors, the Peer Leaders are part of a team that creates a supportive environment that empowers themselves and their peers to make healthy, positive decisions and to achieve their fullest potential. Members play a major role in reducing the fears and disconnectedness that many freshmen feel as they enter a new environment.

The Peer Leadership program is a year-long curriculum that focuses on real-life skills based on unique stages of the year. Peer leadership emphasizes a team-building approach, a trusting and safe environment for students to learn about themselves. During the school year, the foundation of the Peer Leadership program is in two distinctive weekly meetings: a planning and educational meeting with the Peer Leadership faculty and students, and the delivery of the lesson to the 9th graders.

Resident Assistants (R.A.)

Resident Assistants assist dorm parents in implementing and enforcing residential curriculum through model behavior. R.A.s also plan events for their house or hall and help to mediate conflicts with other residents. Rising junior or senior residential students are eligible to apply.

SLAM

The SLAM (Student Leading Adaptation by Modeling) Program is designed for international students who are kind, honest, respectful, passionate, caring, approachable, helpful, responsible, hard-working, confident, and trustworthy. Greatness is defined by what we do every day. To be a student leader you need to exhibit the habits of a leader on a daily basis. They show interest in American culture while taking pride in their own cultural identity. They strive to adapt to a new environment by keeping an open mind and actively participating in diverse on-and-off-campus activities. They lead by example in the classroom, on the field, in the houses and halls, on off-campus school events and school-sponsored trips. They hold a high standard for themselves and push themselves to be the best they can while helping their peers achieve their goals. They demonstrate the aforementioned proper adaptive strategies, especially when no one is watching.

Spiritus

Marianapolis Preparatory School provides an opportunity to rising juniors and seniors to lead the student body in faith development. Current sophomores and juniors with an interest in personal growth and a desire to help others are chosen to coordinate retreat experiences and student participation in liturgy  and music, all the while being examples of faith in action.  

 

igKnight Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Assists Campus Minister in planning overnight retreats
  • Finds potential leaders for retreats
  • Publicizes retreats
  • Must attend 1 of 3 igKnight Retreats
  • Communicates weekly with Campus Minister

 

 

Quest Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Assists Campus Minister in planning Quest mini-retreats
  • Finds and asks leaders for each Quest
  • Develops curriculum of topics
  • Publicizes Quest dates
  • Gathers student participants, manages sign ups
  • Sets up for events
  • Must attend 3 Quest mini-retreats
  • Communicates weekly with Campus Minister

 

 

Salvete Coordinator (Day Student) Responsibilities

  • Sets rotation of  liturgical ministers for all-school masses
  • Recruits new students to join Salvete
  • Cares for the space of the Chapel
  • Communicates weekly with Campus Minister

 

Salvete Coordinator (Boarding Student) Responsibilities

  • Sets rotation of  liturgical ministers for Sunday masses
  • Recruits new students to join Salvete
  • Cares for the space of the Chapel
  • Communicates weekly with Campus Minister

Music Coordinator (Day Student) Responsibilities

  • Announces hymns during all-school masses
  • Communicates weekly with Campus Minister

Music Coordinator (Boarding  Student) Responsibilities

  • Announces hymns during all-school masses
  • Works with faculty advisor to plan music for Sunday masses
  • Recruits students to sing in weekend Community Choir
  • Communicates weekly with Campus Minister


Student Council

Marianapolis Preparatory School provides an opportunity to rising juniors and seniors to lead the school community through student government. Current sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to run for Student Council Treasurer, Secretary, and Vice President. Current juniors will have the opportunity to run for Student Council President. While each role requires specific skills, all Student Council officers will be charged with planning major school events throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Additionally, all classes will be represented by two representatives and the Class Vice Presidents at all Student Council meetings and events. The Student Council officers are charged with leading by example, demonstrating enthusiasm and organizational skills, while dedicating much of their own time to working behind the scenes to support the Mprep community.

Tech Crew

The Marianapolis Tech Crew is comprised of students who are interested in supporting the community in its use of technology. Tech Crew members must be self-motivated individuals who share a desire to use technology to make their environment better.

Tech Crew members are the technical support for students, faculty, and administration alike. Tech Crew members run the helpdesk and facilities to increase in technological capability of the community at large.

Wellness Leaders

Marianapolis Preparatory School provides an opportunity to rising juniors to lead the student body in physical, emotional, and spiritual health development. Current sophomores with a passion for helping others and leading by example will have the opportunity to work with experienced faculty to design and implement a comprehensive Wellness curriculum for the rising sophomore class.  

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