The students at Aliamanu Elementary School are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of organizations, clubs, and activities beyond their regular academic curriculum program. These "extra-curricular" activities are sponsored by individuals on the school staff and administration. Students develop skills in leadership, communication, team building, and decision making. They learn to become responsible citizens and develop their own personal-social qualities and positive self-concept. They enjoy the fellowship and develop new friendships.
AES Student Council
The student council is a decision-making group of student leaders from grades 4 to 6. Four officers (president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer) elected by the student body and one representative from each of the homeroom classes in grades 4 to 6 make up the council group. The student council officers meet once every other week with their advisor to plan the agenda for the general council meetings held on the alternate week. These young leaders learn effective meeting skills, applying basic parliamentary procedure and effective communication skills to plan and execute successful activities for the school.
Role of the Student Council
- Develop school spirit and pride
- Provide service to the school and the community
- Provide a forum for student issues and concerns to be heard
- Establish an effective communication network: (Students - Staff - Community)
- Provide experience and training in citizenship and leadership
Junior Police Officers (JPO)
The JPO Program is advised by Counselor William Boie. Fifth and sixth grade students must meet the qualifications in order to be a member. The qualifications are:
Student must be able to get to school by 7:20 a.m. and stay 20 minutes after school.Student must be responsible.Student must act safely at all times.Student must be able to think on his/her feet and make good decisions.Student must be courteous, polite, and diplomatic at all times.Student must keep up with his school work.Student must have commitment and perseverance.Student must have a pleasant personality, smiles.
Student must have recommendation from his/her teachers.
Drills are held every Monday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. The JPO go on four excursions during the year. Two of the excursions are reward field trips that they raise money for themselves, one is the JPO sponsored field day, and one is the end of the year field trip for all service organizations. The field day is a competition of drills that the student JPOs practice during the entire year.
The number of JPOs fluctuates between 50 and 75. This is not uncommon as many students leave our school and others lose interest. Recruitment is "as needed." Formal recruitment for the following school year is held in May.
There are two platoons led by a captain, assistant captain, lieutenants, and sergeants. The two platoons alternate each week and service three areas: Salt Lake Library, the Church, and the Driveway.
Peer Mediators are students who are recommend by their teachers to participate in this program. These students volunteer to give up their recess period to assist other students on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade playgrounds during recesses one day a week. Peer Mediators go out to their assignments in pairs. The Peer Mediation program is designed to teach the Peer Mediators techniques to help mediate playground conflicts so as to prevent the conflict from escalating further. Peer Mediators attend a two-day training in conflict resolution prior to going out on assignment.