Student Council and Associated Student Body
The Student Council is the governing board of the student body. Members are elected each spring (ninth grade officers in the fall) according to guidelines established in the Constitution of the Associated Student Body. As leaders, each officer seeks to live out the philosophy of the School, bolster school spirit, organize and promote school events and traditions, and act as a liaison among students, faculty, and administration. Student Council members are enrolled in the Student Government Class and receive a letter grade each semester based on their attendance at meetings, participation in and organization of activities and other special assignments.
National Honor Society (NHS)
Membership in the NHS is a faculty-awarded honor based on a clear and consistent pattern of exemplary character, service, leadership, and academic performance. All 10th through 12th grade students who have been at Connelly for at least one semester are eligible. In the spring of each year, students who have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.7 or above and who are up to date on Connelly Service Hour requirements are invited to complete an application. The NHS faculty council reviews the completed applications, and votes for the students who demonstrate the qualities listed below, to be inducted into the NHS.
Character: The consistent demonstration of integrity, maturity, and behavior in accordance with Christian ideals.
Leadership: Actively holding offices in school, church, or community organizations as well as demonstrating leadership outside of elected positions.
Service: Valuable contributions to the school, church or community through volunteer work.
Directed by the Admissions and Advancement Office, the Connelly Ambassadors serve as official “hostesses” for the school. Ambassadors make visitors to Connelly feel welcome by giving tours, serving as guides, facilitating the shadowing program, as well as supporting all Connelly alumnae events. Ambassadors also make school visits to present information about Connelly. The Connelly ambassadors represent the Koala Spirit to the outside world.