The National Student Project Database contains more than 5,000 project entries, making it the largest collection of its kind, and available exclusively to NASC members. This month features examples of projects to plan this summer so they are ready to launch in the fall.
Freshmen Mentor Program Broken Bow High School Broken Bow, OK
Beginning in August before school starts, student council members pair every freshman with a student council mentor. At freshmen orientation, they also organize a series of breakout sessions so that freshmen can become acquainted with the student council members as well as with the school itself. READ MORE
Leadership Officers Retreat Hamilton Middle School Parkersburg, WV
At the start of a new school year, the student council adviser hosts an all-day officers leadership retreat. Throughout the day, officers learn their responsibilities and set goals for the year, plan a schedule of events for the year, freshen up on parliamentary procedures, and participate in various fun team-building activities. READ MORE
NASC membership year ends—renew early to guarantee uninterrupted member benefits
IN THIS MONTH’S ADVISE
The cover article of the June issue of Advise helps you get a jump-start on next year’s programs by fostering parent engagement. Get ready to stock your parental engagement toolkit with guidance on communicating with parents, building parent support, and more.
NASC Adviser Survey Deadline Approaching
Time is running out to take the 2016 NASC Adviser Survey—the deadline is June 30, so make sure to give us your feedback as soon as possible. Once you complete the survey, you will be given a special code for 20 percent off your next NASC Store purchase. TAKE THE SURVEY
RSVP Pre-Conference Training at LEAD
NASC is hosting Raising Student Voice & Participation (RSVP) trainings in conjunction with each of the LEAD Conferences being held during the 2016–17 school year. The training costs $175 per school delegation and you may enroll up to 10 students and their adviser(s). Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional information will be available on the LEAD Conferences website later this summer. LEARN MORE
Remember to Renew Your NASC Membership
Be sure to renew your NASC membership before the end of June for uninterrupted access to the NASC website and mailings for the 2016–17 school year. RENEW NOW
Mock Election at the NASC National Conference
Each presidential election year, student leaders attending the NASC National Conference take part in the NASC mock election. This activity provides students with ideas and resources for organizing and hosting mock elections in their own schools, as well as other ways they can be civically engaged in their own communities. Key resource support for the NASC mock election this year comes from Win My Vote and the National Student Parent Mock Election. Since 2004, the NASC mock election is 3-0 in predicting the next U.S. president.
Follow the NASC National Conference on Twitter
Even if you aren’t able to join us at the NASC National Conference this year, you can still follow the excitement on Twitter by using #NASCconf16 and following NASC on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Texas Advisers Workshop
This September 24 and 25 in San Marcos, TX, NASC and NHS advisers can enjoy keynote speakers Dr. Brene Brown and Phil Boyte as well as specific learning strands for student council and National Honor Society. Advisers will walk away with concrete plans and practical ideas; a wealth of support that will sustain you for the year; inspiration to take your group to the next level; and partners for your leadership journey. LEARN MORE
To all NASC advisers and student leaders, have a safe and enjoyable summer break!
STUDENT COUNCIL TIPS AND TOOLS
New Adviser Tip: Summertime Review
Summer break is an excellent time for new NASC advisers to practice the 3 Rs: relax, re-energize, and re-focus. After you hopefully achieve the first two Rs, begin refocusing by reflecting on your council goals from the previous year. Did your council meet your goals? Were there any goals or activities that did or did not fit well into the council’s overall mission? From these reflections, draft an action plan that you can review with your principal and council officers to help communicate where you want to see the council go and how you see it getting there. For help getting started, visit the NASC Adviser Resources web page to download a copy of our model Student Council Action Plan. DOWNLOAD NOW