MoASSP Messenger March 15, 2019

Volume 32 Number 28

Since August 1987, MoASSP Messenger has been published by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

QUOTE FOR THE PRINCIPAL'S JOURNEY

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

~Thomas Jefferson

Update From the Executive Director, Clark O'Mershon (-:

Top O' the Mornin', Afternoon, Evening to Ya where everyone is Irish for a day as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
I'm a little late with this week's Messenger. Hopefully, wherever you are this weekend, you are enjoying some sunshine, and you are beginning to believe that spring is in the air. And, of course, maybe, you have experienced a "shamrock something," green pancakes, cabbage, and corn beef. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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WHAT A WEEK IT WAS WITH THIS HEADLINE...Week 10: No Vote on Charter School Expansion in House; Bipartisan Filibuster of Vouchers in Senate.


If you haven't had a chance to read the Legislative Bulletin sent out Friday, please do so. It will give you an understanding of what happened this week in Jefferson City. The Missouri State Capitol is on Legislative Spring Break this coming week.


I am aware of two principals who drove to Jeff City on Wednesday to meet with their officials. Thanks to Charlie Belt, Principal Blue Springs South HS, and Steve Gallivan, Principal Humansville HS. If you made the trip, I'd be more than happy to mention you in next week's Messenger. Email or call kkovar@moassp.org 816-445-5071.


Charter School Expansion: Bravo principals! You have connected with Missouri Representatives and Senators 314 times regarding our opposition to charter school expansion. Republican Representative Busick (District 3) was contacted 18 times by principals. Thanks, principals in Adair, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan Counties. Republican Senator O'Laughlin was approached 37 times by principals. Thanks, principals in District 18 Adair, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, and Shelby Counties.


Vouchers: Publicly speaking against SB 160 were 6 Senators:
I have included Missouri Senators below who spoke against SB 160 this past Thursday. We owe these Senators a thank you. I have added their contact information.



National Advocacy Conference

Doug and I will be headed to DC on Monday along with six others from Missouri. I have included more details in this Messenger.


Spring Conference

I have given you a preview of the 20 breakout sessions in this Messenger. Doug has planned an excellent conference. Invite a colleague. We will see you in about two weeks.


Virtual Tours of Van Horn and Truman High Schools

Spend a little time visiting these two schools doing great things for their students. See below.


Lots of Resources

I have included with this Messenger several videos and articles that might be of interest as you head into the last three months of the school year.


Whether you are aspiring, emerging, developing, or transformational, wherever you are on the “Principal’s Journey," it is a “matter of principal(ple).” Clark Mershon

THERE IS A LOT IN THIS ISSUE OF THE MESSENGER

  • Spring Conference Breakout Sessions Announced
  • 25th Annual MO Scholars 100 Action Items
  • 1st Ever MO Scholars 100 Interesting Artifacts
  • Advocacy News
  • Take A Virtual Tour of Van Horn & Truman High Schools
  • An Entertaining Video of Climate & Culture by Todd Whitaker
  • Regional Meetings Highlights
  • Moving Video of a Teacher/Coach Who Surprised His Students
  • New Dance Called "Triangle Dance"...Share with your P.E. Teachers
  • Several articles for you to consider
  • Latest in School Leadership Openings

20 SPRING CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSIONS...WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

#WhyParentCamp? – Granada C

(Presenter: Laura Gilchrist, Education Consultant, ParentCamp Vice President, Family-School-Community Engagement Design & Strategy)

Think Before You Hit Send: Student Leaders Educate School Community on Safe Social Media Use – Valencia A
(Presenters: Steven Needy, Gracie Fish, Kendall Runzi and Connor Surratt, Counselor, Debbie Runzi and Principal, David Haug, Principal at Jefferson R-7 High School)

Standards-Based Learning - Preparation, Implementation, and Reflection – Valencia B
(Presenter: Jonathan Apostol, Monett Middle School)

Are you participating in the Missouri Leadership Development System? If not, here is a hint of what you are missing. - Malaga
(Presenter: Jim Masters, Ed.D. Coordinator, Missouri Leadership Development System – Office of Educator Quality – DESE)

Boot Camp Success in Raising Students’ ACT Scores - Escollo
(Presenters: David Williams, Principal, and Stephanie Heman, Assistant Principal, Monett High School, Ene-Kaja Chippendale, Focus on Learning Center, Columbia MO)

Creating and Supporting a Restorative School and Classroom Community – Marbella A
(Presenters: Judy Brunner - Author, Consultant, and Clinical Faculty at Missouri State University
Cara Futrell - Counselor, Willard Middle School)

Niles Sports Marketing Academy - Earning Revenue AND Empowering Students – Marbella B
(Presenters: Melynda McCabe, Liberty North Sports Marketing Teacher, and Lyndall Dodson, Niles Media Production Specialist)

MSHSAA Ballot Issues and Current Events – Granada C
(Presenter: Kerwin Urhahn, Executive Director, MSHSAA)

Opioid Crisis, Our Schools and Our Students– Valencia A
(Presenter: Shari Sevier, Director of Advocacy, Missouri School Counselor Association)

Creating Space: Cultivating a Culture of Risk-takers – Valencia B
(Presenter: Lauren Cumming, MoASSP Assistant Principal of the Year, Assistant Principals at Bernard Middle School)

Differentiating for Forward Progress- Malaga
(Presenters: Tyler Ahring, 7th grade Math teacher at Owensville Middle School, Heather Vinyard, SEEK (gifted) Teacher at Owensville Middle School and Teresa Schulte, Principal at Owensville Middle School)

The 21st Century Cigarette: A Proactive Approach to the JUUL - Escollo
(Presenters: Wade Norton - Principal, Smith-Cotton High School, and Joseph Doyle - Asst. Principal, Smith-Cotton High School)

Supporting and Evaluating Your AD/Athletics Department– Marbella A
(Presenters: Josh Scott, CMAA, District Athletic Director, Springfield Public Schools, Mike McGurk, CMAA, Activities Director/Assistant Principal, Lee's Summit North High School)

School Branding: Making your students’ success THE STORY! – Marbella B
(Presenter: Erica Page, 2018 NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal at Pelion High School, Pelion, South Carolina)

Student Problems? Us too! – Valencia A
(Presenter: Jennifer Davis, St. Clair High School Principal)

PSRS - Providing a Strong, Stable and Secure Retirement – Valencia B
(Presenter: Steve Yoakum, Executive Director, PSRS/PEERS of Missouri)

Horace Mann Partnership – Student Loan Solutions – Malaga
(Presenter: Katie Andres – School District Relationship Specialist)

Flattening Your Leadership and Teacher-Led Design - Escollo
(Presenters: Loraine Raziq, Principal, Sharyl Kelsch, Christina Zibart and Elizabeth Hancock, Warrenton High School)

We Go Together! MLDS and Instructional Leadership – Marbella A
(Presenters: Alan Bancroft, Charlie Malam, and Tom Okruch, Missouri Leadership Development System Specialists)

What’s love got to do with it? Everything! – Marbella B
(Presenter: Erica Page, 2018 NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal at Pelion High School, Pelion, South Carolina)

25th Annual MISSOURI SCHOLARS 100 INFORMATION HAS BEEN MAILED...BE ON THE LOOKOUT

Congratulations to all of the Missouri Scholars 100 recipients and Honorable Mention students.


Principals of Missouri Scholar Recipients Action Items

  • Mark your calendar April 28, 2019, Columbia, MO Holiday Inn Executive Center
  • Reception begins 11:15, Awards Luncheon begins at noon.
  • Find time to congratulate recipient and discuss the form that they received in the mail.
  • The Student Form is due back to the MoASSP office by March 22.
  • Send postcard back to MoASSP on your RSVP or the name of a representative from your school attending the ceremony.
  • Forward news release to your district media department and local media.
  • Send any news articles printed in your local paper.

Principals of Honorable Mention Recipients Action Items

  • Find time to congratulate recipient.
  • Forward news release to your district media department and local media.
  • Send any news articles printed in your local paper.

FROM THE ARCHIVES...FIRST MoASSP MISSOURI SCHOLARS 100 PROGRAM 1995

EDUCATORS FROM Kansas City VISIT STATE CAPITOL THURSDAY TO ADVOCATE AGAINST CHARTER SCHOOL EXPANSION

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8 FROM MISSOURI HEAD TO DC MONDAY FOR ADVOCACY CONFERENCE

We have a large group representing Missouri for the annual Advocacy Conference in Washington DC next week. John Faulkenberry, Principal Lee's Summit HS, and NASSP State Coordinator has spearheaded the effort, scheduling visits with US Representatives and Senators. Others attending include Clark Mershon and Doug Mirts from the MoASSP office, Kelle McCallum, Principal Washington HS, and President of South Central Region, Dr. Miranda Ming, Associate Principal Jennings School District, Kevin Lowery Principal Lebanon HS, and NASSP Board of Directors, Dr. Frances Gooden Principal Finley River School, and Marc Spunaugle Principal Lincoln HS, and MoASSP President-Elect.

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF VAN HORN AND TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOLS

A QUICK AND ENTERTAINING LOOK ON CLIMATE AND CULTURE FEATURING TODD WHITAKER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IwZubnyr_c

GREAT GROUP FROM NORTHEAST MoASSP MEET IN MACON

About 25 principals from the NE Region met this week in Macon. The program featured Dana Keller, Executive Director of the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce. From left to right below are the NE officers: Jared Pontius, Membership/Legislative Contact, Andy Jackson, President-Elect, Nicole Head, Middle School Rep., Deborah Hill-Haag, President, Heather Helsel, Past President, Deacon Windsor, Secretary/Treasurer, not pictured is Scot Daly, NE MoASSP Board Rep.
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CENTRAL REGION PRINCIPALS MEET IN WARRENSBURG

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SOUTH CENTRAL PRINCIPALS MEET IN ROLLA

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SOUTHEAST PRINCIPALS MEET AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE

The Southeast MoASSP Principals met at Southeast Missouri State University this past Wednesday. Roundtable discussion topics focused on student absence policies, valedictorian/salutatorian practices and policies, and scholarship practices.

The 2018-19 Southeast Region Officers include President Lucas McKinnis, Bernie HS, President-Elect/Secretary Gina Sitton, Advance HS, Past President Cathy Freeman, Hillsboro HS, Treasurer David Haug, Jefferson R-VII, MoASSP Board Member Dan Hecht, Kelly-Benton HS, MoASSP Past Board President Chris Hoehne, Ste. Gen. HS, and Membership Gena Sitton, Advance HS.

MOVING VIDEO OF A TEACHER/COACH WHO SURPRISED HIS STUDENTS..."HE UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF MOVING FROM RULES TO RELATIONSHIPS."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qXQj8CY5G4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DB-PEEywc0

Have You Registered for the National Principals Conference in Boston? Click image for link.

Upcoming Regional Meetings, Workshops, & Spring Conference Information

Check out all of the upcoming regional, workshops, and spring conference information by going to the MoASSP website.
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To activate your FREE myAMBA discounts CLICK HERE. You can also go to the MoASSP website. Go to the Member Area in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. Log-in and find the AMBA Benefits Link. If you have not logged on before as a MoASSP member, follow the prompts and create an account. Don't hesitate to contact the MoASSP office (573-445-5071) if you have difficulty. Ginny and Katy are happy to help you.

NILES MEDIA GROUP JOINS FORCES WITH MoASSP

We are pleased to announce that Niles Media Group has partnered with MoASSP. Niles will be producing MoASSP video segments. For more more information on their Sports Marketing Academy, CLICK HERE.

MoASSP Board of Directors

  • NASSP Coordinator for Missouri: John Faulkenberry, Lee's Summit HS
  • MoASSP President: Ed Gettemeier, Hardin MS
  • MoASSP President-Elect: Marc Spunaugle, Lincoln HS
  • MoASSP Past President: Chris Hoehne, Ste. Genevieve HS
  • MoASSP Treasurer: Kathryn Greer, Francis Howell North HS
  • At-Large Non-Public: Valerie Todd, St. Mary's HS
  • At-Large Assistant Principal: Jennifer Strauser, Eureka HS
  • At-Large Middle Level: Jonathan Apostol, Monett MS
  • Kansas City (GKCMPA): Jeff Meisenheimer, Lee's Summit North HS
  • Northwest: Robert Bowers, Lathrop HS
  • Northeast: Scott Daly, Hallsville HS
  • Southeast: Dan Hecht, Kelly-Benton HS
  • Southwest: Sarah Odom, Cherokee MS
  • South Central: Jim Pritchett, Rolla HS
  • Central: Brandon Harding, Cole Camp HS
  • St. Louis (SASSP): Andy Croley, McCluer North HS
  • NASSP Board Member: Kevin Lowery, Lebanon HS

2018-2019 District Presidents

  1. Central Region: Jonathan Peterson, Smithton HS
  2. GKCMPA: Charlie Belt, Blue Springs South HS
  3. Northeast Region: Deborah Hill-Haag, Mexico MS
  4. Northwest Region: Beery Johnson, Benton HS
  5. SASSP: Gary Jansen, Crestview MS (Rockwood)
  6. South Central Region: Kelle McCallum, Washington HS
  7. Southeast Region: Lucas McKinnis, Bernie HS
  8. Southwest Region: Keith White, Buffalo HS

Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals

The vision of MoASSP is to serve ALL middle level and high school administrators.


The mission of MoASSP is to improve secondary education through positive leadership and the enhancement of student performance.