NatStuCo E-Bulletin: November 2018

Your complete rundown of NatStuCo news and activities.


There are more than 7,000 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!



Best dAy Ever 2017

Pineville High School, LA

In November 2017, the state released our School Performance Scores. For the second year in a row, our school scored an A and had a growth of over 6 points! We took a week to celebrate the achievement, with free dress days, pictures, a DJ, and signs proclaiming “Best dAy ever!”. Our faculty, staff, and students had so much fun celebrating our achievements, and the week made everyone proud to be at Pineville!




Teacher Appreciation Breakfast and Goody Bags December 2017

J.D. Smith Middle School, NV

Last December our student council decided that teachers deserved an appreciation breakfast before Winter Break. NatStuCo members raised money in order to host the breakfast, and served waffles, sausage links, bacon, fruit, and hot beverages. Tables in the library were set with holiday tablecloths, and goody bags with small treats and notes of gratitude were given to faculty. We received many compliments on the breakfast and thank-you notes for the goody bags.






New Career Exploration Videos Available

New videos have recently been added to the NatStuCo Career Exploration Series. No login is needed for your students to hear from former council leaders on their journey from high school to career, and how they apply leadership skills along the way.




The Early Bird Saves: LEAD DC and Chicago

December 31 for LEAD DC and February 15 for LEAD Chicago are the final days to save on registration! Take advantage of discounted early bird rates before these two deadlines.




Share Your Expertise as a LEAD Presenter

We invite advisers and students attending a LEAD Conference to share your secrets for running an outstanding student council and recipes for successful activities by presenting a workshop. From the LEAD homepage, click on the conference location and “Present a Workshop” to apply.




National Student Council Conference

The fires are lit for the 2019 National Student Council Conference in Pennsylvania where we’ll be Forging Student Leaders next June! Join fellow advisers and student council leaders from across the country June 24–26 at South Fayette High School for three exciting days of networking, training, and special activities.




Nominations Closing for Adviser of the Year

December 1st is the deadline to submit nomination forms for the 2019 Warren E. Shull Adviser of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding middle level and high school NatStuCo advisers. Beginning this year, nominees must have logged in and joined the NatStuCo Adviser Online Community.




Turning Student Councils into Gold

NatStuCo Gold is within your reach. Apply to be recognized as a 2019 National Council of Excellence or National Gold Council of Excellence! All NatStuCo member councils are eligible to apply!




Help Your Students Become Next-Level Leaders

Nearly 1,000 students have taken their leadership to the next level, earning national recognition as NatStuCo Distinguished Student Leaders by demonstrating their outstanding leadership skills and knowledge. Challenge your students to become next-level leaders.



Trending in the Adviser Online Community

Officer Qualifications and Job Descriptions
NatStuCo member councils are varied in the qualifications they have for students to run for officer positions, as well as the responsibilities that officers have once elected. Join the discussion in the Adviser Online Community to share what your council does on this topic.

Log in to join the conversations or post one of your own right now in the Adviser Online Community. Remember, this month we’re looking for resources too. Add an item to the Resources section and you’ll be eligible to win a $50 gift card.


Student Council Tips and Tools

The most difficult part of project planning for student councils is often just taking the first steps of deciding what to do. Even with traditional activities like homecoming or an annual charity drive, students can struggle with ideas to make those events fresh or different from the previous years. Before the next time your council faces the task of planning a new project, visit “Getting Started” in the Adviser Resource Center.




6 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards student application deadline
16 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards school certification deadline


1 Warren E. Shull National Student Council Adviser of the Year application deadline
31 LEAD DC Conference early bird registration deadline


4 LEAD DC Conference workshop presenter application deadline
31 LEAD DC regular registration deadline


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In the Latest Advise

Advise magazine cover


The November issue of Advise magazine features an article on 2018 Rynearson Adviser of the Year, Dr. Margaret Lincoln. See all of her great accomplishments along with reading the latest issue here.

Tell us your story! If you’d like to contribute an article to Advise, view the editorial calendar and send your ideas to [email protected].

What’s in Store?

The NatStuCo Store is stocked 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 the promo code 18HOLIDAY.
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