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DECEMBER 2017

PROJECTS OF EXCELLENCE

With 6,300 projects and growing, the National Student Project Database is the largest of its kind with exclusive access for National Student Council and Honor Society advisers and student members to search for new project ideas or enter their own completed projects. Visit the National Student Project Database on the NatStuCo website!

PINEVILLE

HOLIDAY PARTY SCAVENGER HUNT 2016
PINEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, PINEVILLE, LA 

This scavenger hunt includes activities that award points, such as taking a picture with Santa or cheering a carol in the stadium. In 2016, the student council added several destinations to encourage empathetic actions, like caroling for cans and delivering ornaments to Salvation Army bell ringers.

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GRANT SAWYER

JOYMAKER CHALLENGE/ANGEL TREE 2016
GRANT SAWYER MIDDLE SCHOOL, LAS VEGAS, NV

Each year, this student council does an Angel Tree to assist indigent students in the school community. In 2016, Hasbro Toys chose the council to participate in its “Joymaker Challenge,” donating 107 new toys for distribution to needy children. Students spent three weeks wrapping, labeling, and identifying appropriate toys for middle school and surrounding elementary school students.

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Top News

Video Series

CAREER SERIES LAUNCHED

The first video of the recently launched NatStuCo Career Exploration Series is an opportunity for student leaders to hear advice from young professionals online about their careers and their successful transition to the “real” world.

ENCOURAGE THEM TO WATCH HERE

Instagram Contest

INSTAGRAM CONTEST EXTENDED

Good news! The Instagram contest awarding $100 for councils #MakingGlobalChange to pay it forward to a favorite charity or cause is now extended through May 2018. Visit www.makingglobalchange.org to see what others are doing.

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Database

HOLIDAY PROJECTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Nearly 300 projects currently in the National Student Project Database are tagged as Holiday Activities, giving members looking for holiday projects a broad collection of ideas.

GET INSPIRED

LEAD

LEAD DC Deadlines Approaching

December 18 is the deadline to save $20 per registration for the LEAD Conference in Washington, D.C. Join fellow advisers and student leaders to exchange ideas, hear from engaging speakers, and hone leadership skills.

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Go Crazy

let’s go crazy

Mark your calendar for June 25–27, 2018, and plan now to be a part of “Leadership MaNia” at the National Student Council Conference. Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN, hosts.

WATCH THE CONFERENCE PREVIEW VIDEO

Awards and Recognition

Welcome

National Council of Excellence Awards: Open to All NatStuCo Members

NatStuCo advisers are reminded that all National Student Council member councils in the U.S. and internationally are eligible and encouraged to apply for the National Council of Excellence Awards. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit the NatStuCo webpage.

VISIT THE WEBPAGE HERE

Trending in the Adviser Online Community

Add your voice to these trending discussions in the community:

“What do you do in your community to reach out to senior citizens?”

On the topic “Follow-Through on Projects”:

“My students earn points for their participation as volunteers, participation in fundraisers, and attendance at meetings and events. They must reach certain levels of points to be considered members in good standing at various points throughout the year.”  

You can also share your reflections of the impact a meaningful service project had on your council members in the new Share Your Story category.

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

Student Council Tips and Tools

At this time of the year, many student councils engage with charitable organizations by hosting fundraising projects. For many charities, the locally sponsored fundraising events are their primary source of income.

Before launching into any fundraising effort, advisers are invited to review our tips and guidelines to help ensure the event is permissible and to increase the level of success.

Visit the Fundraising page under the “Plan Projects and Activities” section of the Adviser Resource Center here.

Important Dates
DECEMBER
18 LEAD DC Conference early-bird registration deadline
22 LEAD DC Conference workshop presenter application deadline
JANUARY
5 LEAD DC Conference regular registration deadline
12 LEAD Chicago early-bird registration deadline
19 LEAD Chicago Conference workshop presenter application deadline
26–28 LEAD DC Conference
FEBRURARY
2 LEAD Chicago regular registration deadline
15 National Council of Excellence application deadline
16–18 LEAD Chicago

In the Latest Advise
Look for the annual Leadership Calendar in the centerfold of the next issue of Advise. Pull it out and hang it up for your student leaders to plan for 2018. Check your mailbox for Advise or read it online here.
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?
The NatStuCo Store will be stocking up with branded merchandise bearing our new logo and name. More items will be added weekly so check back often. When you shop, you can also save 15 percent through December 31 when you use promo code HOL17. Visit the NatStuCo Store.
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