Dear reader,

The Deerfield Academy Student Council is a group of elected student representatives that meet weekly to discuss ways to improve the Deerfield student experience. In this letter to the community, I’d like to describe my goals and expectations for the 2018-2019 school year.

In order to improve the efficiency of the Student Council, I am encouraging all representatives to complete at least two projects each term. Whether it be a school-wide change such as a proposal for a rule change or a grade-wide event, such as an ice cream feed or game night, I’d like to ensure that the Student Council continues to generate ideas and accomplish goals throughout the year.

Additionally, while we encourage all members of the community to come join our open meetings following Sunday sit-down meals in the Main School Building, the purpose of this website is to provide increased transparency into the weekly progress within the Council. The Deerfield Student Council web page provides insight to records of our weekly meetings, access to all representatives’ Google Documents with updates of their ongoing ideas, and links to our social media page in order to improve our accessibility to the entire Deerfield Community.

The Student Council would not have a function without students to serve, so I encourage members of the Deerfield community to reach out to me or their individual grade representatives with any suggestions for projects or general ways to improve student life on campus. At the end of the year, I hope to see definitive, positive marks left on the community by the members of the 2018-2019 Student Council.


Yours truly,

Sophie Opler

Chair of Student Council