You and National Student Council: Better Together

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SEPTEMBER 2017

You and National Student Council: Better Together

NASC is now National Student Council—still the same respected organization, with a new name, fresh look, and enhanced programming to appeal to you and your student leaders. Whether you are a new or veteran adviser, we know that you’ll find NatStuCo helps propel your council to the next level. Visit our new website to learn more.

PROJECTS OF EXCELLENCE

There are more than 6,200 project ideas available at your fingertips! Log on now to the National Student Project Database on the NatStuCo website for ideas from other schools and to submit your own successful projects.

Welcome

Fiesta Catracha

American School of Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Fiesta Catracha is an annual student-based ceremony to celebrate the month of independence. This ceremony includes a feast of Honduran food to allow each grade and the student council to raise funds for future projects.

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Mix It Up Lunch

Frank Seale Middle School, Midlothian, TX
The counseling department partnered with the FSMS StuCo to participate in Mix It Up Day, an international campaign designed to encourage students to meet new people and start conversations with timid classmates.

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Top News

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Helping You Help Hurricane Victims

Is your council planning to help with Hurricane Harvey relief? FEMA recommends the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website as a source of legitimate organizations that provide relief and victim aid during and after federal disasters.

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Join the Adviser Online Community

NatStuCo advisers have a new online community to network with peers, share resources, and seek ideas and solutions. Join the conversations or start your own in a members-only virtual space.

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Advisory Committee Needs You

NASSP is accepting applications for student council adviser seats on the Student Leadership Advisory Committee. The two-year positions include one high school and one middle level NatStuCo adviser with the middle level adviser selecting one of his/her student leaders to serve.

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Call for Presenters

How would you or one of your students like to present a workshop at LEAD Orlando? Here’s your chance. Apply by October 13.

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Principals Month Video Contest Deadline Approaching

September 29 is the deadline to enter the National Principals Month video contest. Students can use their video talents to tell us why their principal is awesome and what their principal means to them, the school, and the community.

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Who Are Your Top Volunteers?

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the nation’s largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. It is open to students in grades 5–12.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

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Senate Youth Program Seeks Applicants

The United States Senate Youth Program, an intensive weeklong educational experience, is seeking outstanding students interested in public service careers. High school juniors and seniors serving as a student, state, or community elected official are eligible.

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What role does student council play in your school?

School has started in Florida! What are effective strategies for welcoming new council members?

Log in to join the conversations or post one of your own right now in the new Adviser Online Community.

Student Council Tips and Tools

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, your student council may decide to do a special fundraiser to assist in relief efforts. Before diving into the planning, take time to review our best practices for fundraising and selecting charities of choice by visiting Plan Projects and Activities, found in the Adviser Resource Center on NatStuCo.org.

Important Dates
September
1 2018 National Council of Excellence Awards application open online
5 2017–18 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities available online
12 2018 NatStuCo Warren E. Shull National Adviser of the Year Awards application available online
October
National Principals Month
6 Orlando LEAD Conference early-bird registration deadline
13 Orlando LEAD Conference workshop presenter application deadline
20 Orlando LEAD Conference regular registration deadline

In The Latest Advise
The NatStuCo Update column in your September issue of Advise provides a nice overview of the programs and services from National Student Council rolling out over this 2017–18 academic year. Watch your mailbox for your copy or read it online.
Tell us your story! If you’d like to contribute an article to Advise, view the editorial calendar and send your ideas to advise@nassp.org.
What’s In Store?
New products are being created with the new NatStuCo name and logo. Once the online store reopens, you should know we now accept e-checks for web orders.
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