OASC Newsletter

The Ohio Association of Student Councils, February 2018

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The Ohio Association of Student Councils is an organization dedicated to the teaching of leadership skills, organizational skills, and people skills valuable to the members and officers of all student organizations!

OASC Executive Board Meetings - Saturday, January 20th & Saturday, February 3rd

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The OASC Executive Board met on Saturday, January 20th in Columbus, Ohio. During the meeting, board members provided feedback on fall events and ideas on how to continue to improve these events in the future. The board also reviewed Administrator and Advisor of the year nominations, selecting our award winners who will be accepting their awards at State Conference 2018!

The board then had a follow up meeting on Saturday, February 3rd at Fort Jennings High School, site of OASC's 65th Annual State Conference! Each state conference committee presented to the board their current plans for state conference, as well as provided a handout with additional details and information. Fort Jennings students are doing an OUTSTANDING job planning and preparing for conference!

After lunch, the board meeting continued where budgets were approved, and board members gave updates on ongoing projects such as the ambassador program, branding committee and summer workshops. We look forward to our next board meeting which will include both old and new members of the board immediately following conference!

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You are invited to Student Council & NHS Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena! The first ten schools to register will get the chance to have two students High-Five the players as they skate out onto the ice to face off with the Las Vegas Golden Knights!

Cost: $32/ticket & includes cost of programming, ticket to the game, on-ice open skate & skate rental

Registration deadline: Monday, February 19, 2018.

NOTE: Students should NOT bring book bags, as Nationwide Arena policy does not allow book bags inside the arena.

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Winter Retreat will be March 10-11, 2018. Winter Retreat will be held at PROCTOR CENTER in LONDON, Ohio! In order to provide a longer opportunity for discussion and group development, OASC created separate retreat programs for both Middle Level and Senior High students. These overnight retreats offer students opportunities to make new friends, connect with old friends, work in a council setting and develop their teamwork skills in an overnight setting!

Winter Retreat's theme is "People Building"! Registration is open as of January 1st so make sure to reserve your spot today! Click here for more information or here to register!

Registration closes: March 1st (or whenever each program has reached capacity. As of February 3rd, there are 15 spots remaining for Senior High delegates and 24 spots remaining for Middle Level delegates. )

Cost: $60/student & includes dinner, breakfast, lodging & cost of programming supplies and materials

Check out the video below to see more about Winter Retreats!

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Join us at Fort Jennings High School this spring for our 65th Annual State Conference! Below is a list of all the links your school may need for State Conference 2018! Reminder: All forms, registrations & nominations are due by April 1st! (Small Group Workshop Presenter Applications are due Friday, March 23rd so presenters can be approved & registered by the April 1st deadline.)

STATE CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS (All documents below can also be found on the State Conference event page on OASC's website)

State Rep Info:

- State Representative Informational Video

- State Representative Candidate Information Sheet

- State Representative Candidate Application (due April 1st)

Registration Info & Forms

- State Conference Information Packet
- State Conference Delegate Registration Form (due April 1st) (ONLY Advisors fill this out)

- State Conference Advisor/Adult Registration Form (due April 1st)

- Honor Council Digital Scrapbook & Slideshow Award Form (due April 1st)

- All-Ohio Student Council Nomination Form (due April 1st)

- Army of Volunteers Award Nomination Form (due April 1st)

- Small Group Workshop Presenter Information
- Small Group Workshop Presenter Application (due March 23rd)

- State Conference Confirmation Packet (you need this after your school and students are registered)

Interested in becoming an OASC State Representative?

Click here to read more about the roles and responsibilities of OASC State Representatives as well as the election process!

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Looking for a great project? Want to showcase your school and community? We are currently accepting Host School bids for the 2019 OASC State Conference. Interested? Click here to access the information packet. If you have questions, please contact Connie Miley, OASC Executive Director at (937) 751-8530.

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Summer Workshops 2018! Registration will open March 1st!

Sunday, June 10th, 1pm to Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 1:30pm

Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee

OASC partners with the iBELIEVE Foundation to offer 5 different calendar weeks at multiple college campuses of summer workshop programming! Summer workshop is a 5 day, 4 night summer camp opportunity for student leaders in the middle level program (entering grades 7-9) and the senior high program (entering grades 10-12). These summer programs encourage the development of leadership skills, improves understanding of setting and achieving worthy goals, and inspires young leaders to accept challenges and responsibilities, so they may return to their communities with knowledge, convictions and understanding which will empower them to better all they encounter. Our summer programming also facilitates life long connections between student leaders from all over the state of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and most recently, Kentucky.

We hope you will come to workshop with a desire and the spirit to learn, to try new things, and to share your talents, ideas, and feelings with others. If you do that, we promise you will leave with more information than you ever thought you could remember, with more new friends than you thought you could make, and with a feeling that you can make a positive difference in your school, community, and in the lives of the people you know!

The cost of workshop is $300/delegate. This includes the program materials in addition to room & board for the 5 days at workshop. While scholarships are available, we know this can be a large investment of money for many families - so we want you to start planning now so you can join us in the summer of 2018! Most students describe their experience as unforgettable, life changing, inspiring, motivating and "one of the best weeks" of their lives. We hope to see you at one of ELEVEN tentative workshops being offered!

Registration will open March 1, 2018!

Locations for each workshop are being finalized, and will be announced simultaneously with The iBELIEVE Foundation in late January. Stay tuned for updates!

June 10-14, 2018 - East Tennessee State University (SH I only)

June 17-21, 2018 - University of Charleston (SH I, II, III), West Liberty University (SH I, II, III)

June 24-28, 2018 - Youngstown State University (SH I, II, III and Middle Level ), West Liberty University (SH I, II, III)

July 8-12, 2018 - University of Rio Grand (SH I, II, III), Muskingum University (SH I, II, III)**

July 15-19, 2018 - Marietta University (SH I, II, III), Muskingum University (SH I, II, III)**

July 22-26, 2018 - Otterbein College (SH I, II, III), Eastern Kentucky University (SH I, II only)**, Capital University (Middle Level only)

July 29-Aug 2, 2018 - Eastern Kentucky University (SH I, II only)

**A second week of Middle Level programming will be offered one of these 3 dates in July at a Central Ohio location. Details will be released ASAP after contracts with a university have been finalized. We apologize for the delay and look forward to sharing this info with you as soon as it is finalized!

Check out this Summer Workshop video made by Max Leu, a member of the iBELIEVE staff!

The iBELIEVE Foundation - Summer Workshop 2017