El Dorado Private School has a vibrant and enthusiastic Student Council. Students from 5th-8th grade have the opportunity to serve. Students learn the procedures of Student Government while they enjoy various exciting projects that help serve the needs of our school and the community. Projects have included helping at the Luv Shack Animal Rescue Shelter, adopting foster children for the holidays, supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and many others. Student Council organizes fundraisers to bring in special programs and events throughout the year for all students. We are happy that this opportunity to display leadership skills is so sought after by our students. We are very proud of our Student Council.
Our fourth grade students participate in the Battle of the Minds, a reading competition. Throughout the year, students read selected novels. Near the end of each quarter a competition is held as the teams are put into small groups and questions are asked about the books read that quarter. The final competition round in late April includes all the books read in the school year.
In 2008, El Dorado Private School adopted a rural school, Samburu Community School, in Kenya, Africa. El Dorado Private School has been sending supplies and using money raised by Middle School fundraisers to help purchase text books. Our students also became pen pals with the African students. This special school-to-school relationship continues today.
Each semester the Middle School Social Committee puts on special events for the middle school students to participate and enjoy. Some events from the past have included dances, game nights, bonfires, and bowling outings.
Under the leadership Mr. Scott Guerin, students put together our annual school yearbook. Students take and obtain pictures throughout the year and are responsible for the yearbook's design and layout.