Student Government

HBHA offers three separate Student Council (STUCO) groups for Lower School, Middle School and Upper School students.
 
Each STUCO group consists of officers and class representatives, as well as a staff advisor. The goal and purpose of each STUCO group is to provide a process of leadership development for students throughout all grade levels.
 
LOWER SCHOOL STUCO
Four elected officers are elected from fifth grade and representatives are chosen from fourth and fifth grades. The elected officers meet once a week. Services performed include a school store and raffle on Fridays where the profits are donated to charitable agencies such as American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, Village Shalom, and Wayside Waifs, to name a few.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUCO
Officers are elected by faculty mentors based on submitted applications and essays. Services performed include fundraising for a chosen non-profit through Dreidel-Grams at Chanukah, planning various spirit days throughout the year, and facilitating the annual MS Purim field trip.
 
UPPER SCHOOL STUCO
Students apply in the spring semester and are then chosen by a vote of their peers combined with teacher recommendations. Upper School STUCO members plan school-wide programs and activities that promote spirit, service, and  celebration. Activities include the annual Purim Carnival for Lower School students, Spring Formal for Upper School students, and the creation of K-12 family programs where Upper School students teach Middle and Lower School students about Jewish and secular holidays. All are coordinated during weekly lunch meetings. US STUCO also raises funds through bagel and donut sales each Friday morning during school, and special school-wide Hot Dog, Pizza, and Latke lunches.
Founded in 1966, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s mission is to prepare students for fulfilling lives as Jews and as honorable and contributing citizens.