The Smoke Signal

Senior Council

Top row left to right: Matthew Beyer (Treasurer) Kevin Conrad (President) Samuel Canty (Representative) Ryan McBride (Representative) Michael Smolen (Representative) Matthew Mugno (Vice President)

Bottom row left to right: Sofia Urbaniak (Representative) Danielle Maron (Representative) Brenna Collins (Representative) Amanda McGlone (Representative) Jillian Eberson (Representative) Colleen Coyle (Secretary)




Senior Student Council 2018- 2019


ALS Donation:  $372 from Mr Cupcakes

Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018

Attendance: All Present

Late: Matt Mugno 


Upcoming Events:

  • Selling Ice Pops after school on Thurs. Sept. 6th
  • Back to school night: Thursday Sept. 13
    • Candy Sale
  • Meeting with Reese on Wed. Sept. 12


School Store

  • Monday: Smolen, Matt Mugno, Beyer
  • Tuesday: Cara and ?
  • Wednesday: Kevin, Sam, Ryan
  • Thursday: Colleen, Brenna, Amanda
  • Friday: Dani, Sofia, Jillian


*this is our year to concentrate on ALS


Prom Things to discuss with Reese

  • Centerpieces: put money into centerpieces
    • Jill getting an estimate for Reese
    • Rent centerpiece


Friday Sept. 7, 2018

Exec meeting about sportsmanship

  • Want representation at all sporting events
  • Stop questionable chants. Keep it positive
  • No backpacks
  • How to start the home games: make a tunnel out of students in grade order and have the players run through
  • Game theme ideas: orange out and Mrs. Latteri can speak


Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018

Attendance: Everyone present

  • Back to school night, Thursday September 13
    • Be there at 5:30
    • Selling Candy Grams
  • Handing out candy gram, Friday period 5
  • September 26th during PP
    • Need to help out with cap and gown measurements
    • taking the grade picture
  • Senior Trip (booked)


Thursday Sept. 12, 2018

Exec meeting

  • Valley Cup: Friday September 28th
    • Need to get involved with the theme days and activities
  • Sportsmanship
    • Try to make it to every game
  • Back to school night
    • Decked out in green
    • Be there at 5:30


Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018

Attendance: Jillian, Amanda, Kevin, Sam C, Mike, Matt Mugno

Absent: Brenna, Dani, Matt Beyer, Ryan McBride, Sofia

  • Pascack Period:
    • 2 class photos
      • Go outside and take class photo
      • take one more picture inside
  • Cap and gown
    • Council members are recording the measurements
  • School Store:
    • Need to show up on time
    • Need to find coverage if you are going to be absent or late
    • Put food from the school store on a cart and walk throughout the halls to sell
    • Sell! Sell! Sell!
  • Fundraisers
    • Mr. Cupcakes
  • Respect Week Oct. 1-5
    • During the last 15 mins of lunch we will be walking around with garbage cans and making sure students throw their trash out
  • Assigned days
    • MONDAY: Kevin, Matt Mugno
    • TUESDAY: Sam, Mike, Ryan, Matt Beyer, Dani
    • THURSDAY: Amanda, Jillian, Colleen, Sofia, Brenna
  • Selling ALS t-shirts

*always have a fundraiser in the works and officers fill their responsibilities!

Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018

Attendance: all present

Absent: Amanda


  • Mr. Cupcakes
    • forms due Thursday 4th
    • Karaoke night?
    • T-shirts?
    • Pumpkin decorating contest?
      • Need to find out pumpkin prices
  • Donating to Zack Latteri foundation
    • Donating $250
  • Senior Shirts


Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018

Attendance: Dani, Sofia, Jill, Kevin, Mike, Matt M, Matt B, Ryan

Late: Colleen

Absent: Amanda

  • Pick Up Cupcakes
  • Banner for Valley Cup and Decorations
  • Centerpieces for prom
  • T-shirts
    • ALS?
    • PV?

Next Meeting:  Everyone bring theme and color ideas


Thursday Oct. 18, 2018

Big Council Meeting

Attendance: Dani, Sofia, Kevin, Mike, Matt M, Matt B, Ryan, Amanda, Colleen

Absent: Jill

  • Valley Cup
    • Next Valley Cup: November 21
    • November 19,20,21- Theme days
    • Feedback:
      • Liked the new games and ideas
      • More organized relay race
      • Kahoot tournament/trivia during valley
      • Ideas for Theme Days:
    • Pajama Day?
    • Decades day?
    • Meme day?


Homecoming BBQ- October 27

  • Need volunteers



Home for Our Troops- November 5, 6, 7

  • Exec Council Members will collect donations during 2nd


Class Cause Weeks:

  • Suggested spreading out the weeks


Community Outreach Programs:

  • Read to elementary school children
  • Expanding it to Rivervale


Feedback on Closed Gradebook:

  • Not liked by some students and teachers
  • Some people completely forgot about it


8th Grade Orientation is on November 13


Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018

Big Council Meeting

Attendance: Dani, Sofia, Mike, Matt M, Matt B, Amanda, Colleen, Jill, Brenna, Sam C

Absent: Kevin, Ryan

  • Prom colors/themes
    • Natural colors/wood, rustic colors
    • Pale yellow + grey/white
  • Banner for Valley Cup
  • T-shirt Update
    • ALS shirt first
      • Get them out ASAP
    • Senior Shirt
      • Simple
  • School Store until after teacher’s convention


Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018

Attendance: Jillian, Colleen, Amanda, Matt B, Dani, Mike, Matt M, Sofia, Ryan, Brenna

Late: Kevin, Sam C

  • Banner for Valley Cup
    • Working it during lunch end of this week and next week
  • ALS shirt
    • Sending out form


Tuesday Nov. 20, 2018

Attendance: Colleen, Jillian, Amanda, Dani, Mike, Matt M, Sam C, Sofia, Brenna

Late: Kevin, Matt B, Ryan M


  • Banner for Valley Cup
    • Need spray paint
    • Working on it Wed. morning
  • Centerpiece quote(s)
    • Need a set amount of tables to get a price
    • Go to florist and see what is possible
  • Ideas?
      • Print out t-shirt forms
      • Holiday cookie sale
      • Candy cane gram> Sofia and Dani in charge
        • Sell week of the 17th
        • Candy cane delivery Dec. 21 during period 7
      • Holiday Karaoke Night, Wed. Dec. 19
        • Lower caf
        • 2 microphones
        • Projector
        • Tables (Front half toward BR)
  • T-shirt due date?


Tuesday Nov. 27, 2018

Attendance: Colleen, Jillian, Amanda, Dani, Mike, Matt M, Sofia, Brenna, Ryan, Matt B

Absent: Sam C

  • Candy Cane grams
    • Leaders: Matt B, Dani
    • When: sell week of 12/17
    • Deliver: period 7 Friday, 12/21
  • Karaoke Night
    • Leaders: Kevin, Ryan
    • When: Wed. 12/19 7-9pm
    • Set up 6:30pm
    • Make a google form and sign up for songs in advance
  • Valley Cup Banner
    • Make banner week of 12/3
  • Centerpieces

Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018 

Attendance: All present

Absent: Sofia

  • Candy Cane Grams!
    • Leader(s): Matt B, Dani
    • When: Sell week of 12/17
    • Deliver: pd. 7 Fri 12/21
  • Karaoke Night
    • Leader(s): Kevin, Ryan
    • When: Wed. 12/19 7-9p,
    • Set up 6:30


Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018

Attendance: All present

Absent: Sofia, Amanda, Colleen (Brenna filling in as secretary) , Kevin, Sam

  • Candy Cane Grams
    • Get permission from teacher to leave 7th period class
    • Package Candy Canes Gram Wednesday during PP
  • Karaoke Night
    • Wednesday 12/19
    • Sending email out today
    • Next meeting talk about what food/drinks to bring
  • Idea:
    • ALS Night at one of the hockey game
    • Wear blue
    • Proceeds go to ALS Association since you pay at the door
    • Can hockey association do a raffle? Draw at halftime
  • Banner

Tuesday Dec. 18, 2018

Attendance: Sofia, Dani, Jillian, Amanda, Colleen, Matt Beyer, Brenna, Ryan, Matt Mugno, Mike Smolen

Absent: Kevin, Sam

  • Class Cause
    • Hockey Game
      • Sat. January 12th @ 9pm (Sport-O-Rama)
      • Sell raffle/50 50 → $1 each ticket
      • Blue out
      • Sofia- Sing the National Anthem before the game, ALS statement
      • Rally towels → order 150
      • ALS and PV hockey logo
      • $2 for the towels
      • Need bins for the towels
      • Food Drive (if a student brings in canned food, they can get a free towel)
      • At a table, set up ALS Walk Team/info center
  • Candy Cane Grams
    • Who is delivering?
    • Email teachers for permission and cc Mathias
    • Who is counting?
    • Deliver Friday, period 7
  • Karaoke Night
    • Rescheduled for possibly Tuesday, January 22nd


Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

Attendance: All present

Absent: Sofia

  • Class Cause
    • Hockey Game
    • Sat. Jan. 12th 9pm



  • Karaoke Night
    • Jan. 22
    • Wed. 7-9pm
    • Lower caf
    • Food?
    • Beverages?
    • $5




Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019

Attendance: Dani, Jill, Colleen, Amanda, Sofia, Brenna, Mike, Matt B

Absent: Kevin, Matt M, Sam C

  • Approve of posters/flyers for hockey game
  • Working on supplies for hockey game











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