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Club Carnival
Ocean City High School, NJ

Club Carnival is an Ocean City High School Student Council event hosted after school on a day at the end of September. The event invites school clubs to set up a table and make posters to encourage students to join their club. This past Club Carnival involved 28 participating clubs and over 200 students. 



Run, Walk, and Roll Against Bullying
Irons Middle School, TX

Last year, a group of student council officers and members helped facilitate and participated in the PACER’s Run, Walk, and Roll Against Bullying event. In order to start prevention, we must raise awareness of the issue. Everyone who participated came out feeling like they could raise awareness and make a difference.



Top News

Join the Adviser Online Community

NatStuCo advisers have a new online community where they can network with peers, share resources, and seek ideas and solutions. Join a conversation and start your own as you connect with fellow advisers in a members-only virtual space.



NPM Video Contest Deadline Approaching

The October deadline is fast approaching for your student council to enter the 2018 National Principals Month Video Contest! We invite your students to make a one- to two-minute video giving “props” to your principal—telling us what your principal means to you, your school, and your community. Three winners will each receive a $200 gift card and their videos will be published on the webpage.


2019 National Council of Excellence Awards 

NatStuCo member councils are invited to apply for the 2019 National Councils of Excellence Awards and earn recognition for their many contributions to their schools and communities. Simply applying for the award helps guide councils through a process that enhances their programs and gives them measurable evidence to understand their group strengths and weaknesses. 


RSVP Training at LEAD Conferences

Add RSVP training to your delegation itinerary! Training is from 12:30–4:30 p.m. on the Friday afternoon before the conference starts. A separate fee of $169 covers delegations of up to 10 per school (an adviser must attend with students), and includes instruction and a copy of the “RSVP Implementation Guide” or “RSVP In the Middle” guide. Register for RSVP when you register for the LEAD Conference.



Present Your Lead Workshop

Middle level and high school advisers and student leaders have a wealth of experience, amazing project ideas, and effective strategies that have helped their councils be successful. We invite you to bring that wealth to your next LEAD Conference—apply today to be a LEAD Conference presenter.



National Student Council Conference

The 2019 National Student Council Conference theme is “Forging Student Leaders,” and will be held at South Fayette High School near Pittsburgh. Join advisers and student council leaders from across the country June 24–26 for three days of networking, training, and special activities. Visit the National Student Council website for updates.



Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.



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Between back to school projects and events, it is important for student council members to learn to work together as a cohesive group. To foster that, advisers employ team building and other activities. Take a few minutes this month to start a new discussion about team building or join an existing one, and share your favorite team building or icebreaker activities with fellow advisers in the NatStuCo Adviser Online Community!

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Student Council Tips and Tools

Who You Gonna Call?
The first two months of the school year are the most chaotic for most student councils. At the same time they need to be hitting the ground running, councils are welcoming new members and beginning to come together. It is also important early on for council members and advisers to begin building strategic relationships within the school. Visit the NatStuCo Adviser Resource Center and check out the strategic relationships we’ve highlighted.

NatStuCo Adviser Resource Center


Important Dates
7 2018–19 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities is published to the NASSP website
27 Early-Bird Registration Deadline for Orlando LEAD Conference
2019 Warren E. Shull Adviser of the Year Application is live
1 National Principal’s Month
5 Deadline to submit Presenter Applications for Orlando LEAD Conference, Midnight (PT)
2–4 LEAD Orlando


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 2018–19 academic year. Watch your mailbox for your copy or read it online.

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