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FEBRUARY 2018

PROJECTS OF EXCELLENCE

There are more than 6,500 project ideas available at your fingertips! Browse the National Student Project Database on the NatStuCo website for ideas from other schools and to submit your own successful projects. This month we feature two projects from 2017 National Councils of Excellence that support the Global Citizenship initiative.

Drunk Driving Awareness
Klein Oak High School, Klein Oak, TX

To powerfully illustrate the dangers of drinking and driving, this student council simulated an intoxicated car crash, using a 64-member student cast and a local trauma educator. The day included visits from the grim reaper and police officers escorting student actors to jail.

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Unity Assembly Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, OR

To kick off its annual Unity Week, this school hosts a unity assembly that begins with “Voices From Behind the Curtain.” Students share their stories without being recognized by their peers. Some have another person be their voice. Next, a slideshow highlights 25–30 “If You Really Knew Me” cards with powerful and diverse messages from students.

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National Student Council Conference: Call for Presenters

Consider presenting a workshop or seminar at the National Student Council Conference in June. Applications are now being accepted. Adviser- and student-led sessions enrich everyone’s conference experience. The deadline to apply is April 30.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE

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Leadership Week Theme Announced

Celebrate National Student Leadership Week from April 15 to 21 and “Make Your Mark on the World: Dream. Lead. Serve.” It’s this year’s theme, and we have a contest beginning April 1 to help you bring your “dream” service project to life.

LEARN MORE AND GET READY TO ENTER

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What Do You Think of Advise?

We want your feedback on Advise magazine and this e-newsletter. Please take our readership survey before February 9.

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Career Exploration Series Continues

The latest addition to the new NatStuCo Career Exploration Series features Bryant Hall, former student council leader who is now a DC trial lawyer. Share Bryant’s story and others with your students so they hear what these NatStuCo alumni did to launch their careers.

WATCH HERE

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Help Your Favorite Cause

Our Instagram contest is still going strong. Simply post a photo on Instagram showing how your council is supporting the NASSP student leadership initiative on global citizenship using #MakingGlobalChange in your post. Your council could win $100 to pay it forward to a favorite charity.

HERE ARE DETAILS

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March is Middle Level Education Month

March is the month to focus on 10- to 15-year-old students. National Middle Level Education Month is an excellent opportunity for high school student leaders to showcase and promote the value of introducing middle level students to student council.

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Awards and Recognition

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Council of Excellence Deadline This Month

February 15 is the last day to submit your 2018 National Council of Excellence (NCOE) application. As part of the application process, you must enter projects into the National Student Project Database with summaries of 200 words or more; the first project entered must support the global citizenship initiative. The NCOE webpage and application provide complete details.

LEARN MORE HERE

Trending in the Adviser Online Community

“We, as advisers, often sacrifice ourselves for the students, working tirelessly more hours than we should, and it can take its toll on us. We spend time thinking of ways to recharge other faculty and staff, but let’s not forget about ourselves. So, I have two questions: 1) What do you do to recharge and reset yourself at this time of year? and 2) What so you do to help your colleagues recharge and reset?”

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

Student Council Tips and Tools

The NEW Adviser Resource Center

Visit the newly designed NatStuCo Adviser Resource Center. It features a host of new downloadable and online material, documents, templates, and more. Recognizing the busy schedules and limited time advisers have, the new center features clear content areas and easy navigation. “New Advisers” have a dedicated section with material specifically to acquaint them to their role. The “Plan Projects and Activities” tile provides in-depth project planning guidance and fundraising tips. Explore even more in the new Adviser Resource Center now.

Important Dates
February
15 National Council of Excellence application deadline
16–18 LEAD Chicago
April
1–30 National Student Leadership Week contest open
9–13 National Assistant Principals Week
15–21 National Student Leadership Week
20 National Student Council Conference early-bird registration deadline
30 National Student Council Conference presenter application deadline

In the Latest Advise
Look for the National Student Leadership Week poster in the centerfold of your February/March Advise. It’s a great way to promote the theme. The back of the poster includes complete details about this year’s contest! Pitch us an idea for your “dream” service project and we may help fund it! Watch for your issue coming to your mailbox soon.
Tell us your story! Feature topics for Advise are being actively solicited for the 2018–19 school year. If you have an idea, send it to advise@nassp.org. If you would like to contribute an article, view the editorial calendar and manuscript guidelines here.
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