Student Government

Upper School Student Council

Each year, the Upper School student body elects representatives for the Student Council. Elected leadership is comprised of Co-Presidents for the Student Council and at each grade level, providing equal leadership opportunities for male and female students.

The Student Council’s purpose is to serve the needs of their fellow students by encouraging positive engagement in the Nichols community consistent with the core values of the school.

Throughout the school year, the Student Council plans and implements activities designed to foster healthy relationships between students within the school community. We also endeavor to develop relationships between the school community and the Western New York community at large through sponsored activities on campus, food drives and civic engagement off campus.

Lastly, Student Council also provides Nichols Students a forum for students to engage in constructive discussion about school life to be shared with the adult leaders of the school.

Middle School House System

Every middle school student, faculty and staff member is assigned to one of four houses: Erie, Niagara, Ontario, St. Lawrence. New students go through a Harry Potter-like sorting process at our first meeting and they are welcomed into their house with a great cheer from the current house members.

In the spring, two 7th graders from each house are elected to be prefects for their 8th grade year. These prefects are leaders of their houses, as they act as team captains and as liaisons between students and the middle school administration. Prefects help to organize and run student activities:field day, the annual broomball tournament, the geography and spelling bees, monthly box-top collections, participation in fundraising activities and more.

The John Munro House Cup is awarded to the house that has accrued the most points at the end of the year.The house system engenders friendly competition and great school spirit in the Middle School.