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OCTOBER 2017

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.

School Pantry Millard South High School, Omaha, NE

This student council started its own student pantry after school staff informed members that 27 percent of the student body qualifies for free and reduced-price lunch, far higher than a neighboring school. Open every Friday, the pantry offers perishable and nonperishable items and serves more than 20 families per week.

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Leadership Retreat Schimelpfenig Middle School, Plano, TX

Each year, this student council hosts an in-school retreat for all members who attended at least 80 percent of the meetings. The retreat is a day of learning, leadership practice, and team building. Members plan the calendar for the next year and engage in fun problem-solving activities.

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Top News

Welcome

Start a Conversation

It’s finally here! National Student Council’s new Adviser Online Community is open and waiting for you. Join now to connect with fellow NatStuCo advisers to ask for assistance or guidance or share exciting student council news or a thoughtful anecdote.

ENTER THE COMMUNITY HERE

Welcome

It’s National Principals Month

Looking for ideas to celebrate National Principals Month? Visit the Students and Parents page of the Principals Month website to find suggestions for social media, e-cards, and special activities. Remember to #ThankAPrincipal on social media.

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Welcome

We Need You!

Help students share their voice in shaping issues of national scope. Apply to be a member of the NASSP Student Leadership Advisory Committee by October 13. Middle level and high school NatStuCo advisers are now being sought to serve.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE

Welcome

Be a LEAD Orlando Workshop Presenter

You can enrich the Orlando LEAD Conference by presenting a workshop. Advisers and student presenters may apply to lead a 45-minute workshop session. Visit the Orlando LEAD Presenter webpage to apply.

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Welcome

NatStuCo Conference Coming to MN

Plan now to be part of “Leadership MaNia” at the 2018 National Student Council Conference. Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN, will host the conference, June 25–27, 2018. Visit the National Student Council Conference website frequently for new information added regularly.

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Awards and Recognition

Welcome

National Council of Excellence Awards Open

Each year, middle level and high school student councils that demonstrate exemplary leadership, service, student engagement, and general operations are recognized as National Councils of Excellence (NCOE) or National Gold Councils of Excellence. Visit the NCOE webpage to apply and “Go for the Gold” this year.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE

NatStuCo Adviser of the Year Nominees Sought

Stand up and be recognized. Each year, NatStuCo recognizes outstanding advisers at the state, regional, and national levels with the Warren E. Shull Award. The online application for the 2018 awards is now open. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. Information about nomination procedures and the application can be found on the Shull Award webpage.

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Taking Student Leaders to the Next Level

National Student Council’s Distinguished Student Leaders Program is a challenging national skill- and knowledge-based recognition program to identify outstanding individual high school student council leaders. Let your students know they can earn this designation.

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Trending in the Adviser Online Community

Hurricane Relief
In response to the recent hurricanes, NatStuCo is encouraging advisers whose councils are eager to get or give assistance to connect through the Adviser Online Community. If your council needs assistance or you would like to connect with an adviser of a council impacted by Harvey or Irma, post to this thread.

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

Meetings that run smoothly and are engaging and productive begin with a well-planned agenda. Visit the “Building a Meeting Agenda” webpage in the NatStuCo Adviser Resource Center for a sample agenda complete with explanations for each agenda item. Log in here.

Important Dates
October
National Principals Month
13 Orlando LEAD Conference early-bird registration deadline
13 Orlando LEAD Conference workshop presenter application deadline
13 Student Leadership Advisory Committee adviser application deadline
20 Orlando LEAD Conference regular registration deadline
November
3–5 Orlando LEAD Conference
7 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards student application deadline
December
1 Warren E. Shull National Student Council Adviser of the Year application deadline
18 LEAD DC Conference early-bird registration deadline
22 LEAD DC Conference workshop presenter application deadline

In The Latest Advise
Read the cover feature of your October/November Advise for an in-depth account of the transformation of the National Association of Student Councils, or NASC, into National Student Council, now known by its moniker as NatStuCo. 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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