Student Leadership Council

Advisor: Kathy Childers
​Advisor: Lisa WinterBuford Student Leadership Council Logo
The Buford Student Leadership Council is a select group of middle school students that participate in leadership training along with other students from BA and BHS in order to produce influential leaders. Approximately thirty-five BMS students participate in SLC in each grade level.

What is the Student Leadership Council?
The Student Leadership Council is comprised of students who assume the role of leading and helping other students and adults in our school and community.

SLC members are trained in the following areas during FLEX time:
  • Character and Leadership
  • Communication
  • Community Service

    SLC Duties:
  • Be a role model for other students both inside and outside the classroom
  • Participate in leadership training activities provided during FLEX such as assigned reading, community service projects, group discussion, etc.
  • Participate in leadership activities led by BHS
  • Lead new student tours and provide friendship and support to new students
  • Assist the counseling staff with special events and projects such as Career Day, rising 6th-grade orientation, etc.

    Qualities of a Student Leader:
  • Trustworthy
  • Enjoys helping other students
  • Responsible
  • Positive attitude
  • Respectful
  • Gets along well with others
  • Authentic
  • Is respected by peers
  • Does not give in to negative peer pressure
  • Is confident when presenting or talking to other students
  • Is comfortable speaking to adults
Selection Process:
Application: Students not currently on SLC will complete an online application during the application period.
Teacher Recommendation: Students will select a current teacher to complete a recommendation form. A link to the form will be e-mailed directly to teachers.
Application Review:
A team of teachers, counselors, and administrators will review student applications and teacher recommendations as well as other information such as grades, attendance, and discipline history. Students will be notified before the end of the school year if they are selected. The number of students able to participate in SLC is limited, so unfortunately, all applicants will not be able to participate. An interview may be required.