Raising Student Voice & Participation

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JUNE 2018

Have a great summer! This is the last issue of NatStuCo E-Bulletin for this academic year. We will resume publication in August. Your efforts as the student council adviser do not go unnoticed and your commitment to your student leaders and council makes a positive difference in your school and community.


There are more than 7,000 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.


Senior Farewell 2017
Farrington High School, Honolulu, HI

Senior Farewell is a day designated for the seniors, so they can thank everyone who has made a large impact on their lives, with leis, a special pep rally, and a gift for their advisers. This momentous day also allows the underclassmen to see the importance of the bond created within the classes.



Come Dream with Me Prom
Crescent High School, Iva, SC

The Crescent Student Government Association (SGA) teamed up with Family Connections of South Carolina to host a prom that is suitable for anyone with special needs. The Crescent SGA made all of the decorations, a video, and raised more than $1,000 for this event and other events hosted by Family Connections.



Top News



Get ready to start Raising Student Voice & Participation! With the updated RSVP program, your council can lead the entire student body in effecting change by harnessing their student voice. The program and guide have been revised to reflect the changing times.



Adviser Survey

The annual NatStuCo adviser survey is open through June 30. Take time to share your feedback and the results of your council’s service activities this school year. The information you share is invaluable—and when you complete the survey, you’ll get a code for 20 percent off the online store!



Renewal Reminder

The end of the NatStuCo membership year is almost here. Renew before June 30 to guarantee there is no lapse in your member access to the many online resources available with your NatStuCo affiliation.



The Conference Is Coming

Time is running out to register for the 2018 National Student Council Conference, June 25–27. Join fellow advisers and their student leaders at Wayzata High School near Minneapolis, MN. Register on or before June 8 to guarantee you won’t miss out.




Catch Every Highlight

Can’t come to the National Student Council Conference in person? Follow #StuCoMania on social media for all the action.




Write for Advise

Have you ever considered becoming a nationally published author? Share your strategies and expertise this summer by writing and submitting an article to Advise magazine. Check out the editorial calendar online for dates and information, or contact [email protected].



Awards and Recognition

Distinguished Student Leader Program

The Distinguished Student Leader application and materials are now available in a new, easy-to-use online format. Applications may also be submitted using ground mail. LEARN MORE

NCOE Application Opening in Summer

Does your council have what it takes to earn national recognition? Go for the gold by applying for a 2019 National Council of Excellence Award. The online application opens mid-August. At that time, you will also be able to download a PDF of the application that your students can reference as they work to build their award portfolio. LEARN MORE

Join the NatStuCo Adviser Online Community

The Adviser Online Community is NatStuCo’s newest resource this year for advisers only. Set up a profile, start a discussion, or jump in on current conversations. You can also share a favorite council document by uploading it to the resources area. Advisers also earn badges for their community engagement that are displayed on profiles. Make time this summer to connect with peers, share, and reflect on your council year in the Adviser Online Community.

Log in today to get started.

Student Council Tips and Tools

Are you ready to close out your student council year? Before the school doors close, take time to reflect on your year and look ahead to the fall. Meet with your principal to review highlights, successes, and challenges, and note any special events you want your council to participate in next year. Write out your adviser goals for the coming school year. Build a list of leadership resources you would like to find and use. If you will be stepping away from your adviser position, please complete an Adviser Change Form so that we can keep your school’s record up to date.

Now is also a great time to make sure all your NatStuCo member information is up to date. Log in and check your account today.


Important Dates
25–27 National Student Council Conference, Plymouth, MN
30 Affiliation renewal due
30 Annual adviser survey closes
Mid-month  National Council of Excellence application opens


In the Latest Advise
Looking for advice on how to support your student activists? The cover feature of the June issue of Advise discusses why students are drawn to activism and advocacy and what an adviser’s role is in guiding them. Also, get tips from a roundtable on giving and getting feedback. Read this or any issue online all summer long.

Tell us your story! If you’d like to contribute an article to Advise, email [email protected] for submission guidelines and the latest editorial calendar.

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