OASC Newsletter

Ohio Association of Student Councils, January 2019

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!

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Come join OASC at Wolf's Ridge Brewing for a winter benefit event! For $30 you will receive 1 ticket which benefits student leadership across Ohio! Your ticket includes: 1 Drink, Appetizers & Live Music. **Event is 21 and over only**

We will also be sharing some information in three presentations. The presentations will begin at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:30pm.

If you have any questions please e-mail Anthony.paletta@oasc-oh.org

You can register for OASC's benefit event here!

If you cannot attend, please consider donating here to help us spread the OASC magic.

Exciting news from OASC!

The Executive Board has spent the better part of 2 years brainstorming & analyzing data (collected from students, OASC alumni, parents, teachers and prospective students) in order to evaluate the following:

- the current brand of the organization

- the current calendar of OASC events

- the impactfulness of events

- the obstacles that keep (or potentially keep) students from participating

As a result of this data & feedback, the Executive Board found it necessary to officially propose a name and branding change in the organization in order to:

- be more inclusive of all student leaders

- meet the needs of our current schools & membership

- further the reach of our quality leadership development programming

The new proposed name of the organization (which will appear on the ballot at State Conference) is:

The Ohio Association of Student Leaders

Serve. Connect. Inspire.

Check out the video from your State Representatives below with more details! We look forward to your participation at State Conference in this historic vote!


Winter Programming Updates

Ask you advisor for your council to attend the Columbus Blue Jackets Student Leadership Day vs. Pittsburgh Penguins!

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Save the date for our Student Leadership Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets! Spend the day at Nationwide Arena participating in leadership development, and then watch the Blue Jackets face off against our biggest division rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins!

Student Council & NHS Day with the Blue Jackets takes middle school & high school students behind the scenes of Nationwide Arena. The event includes a hockey 101 lesson, on-ice skate, and a Q&A with a professional speaker panel. The first 10 schools registered get to select 2 students to high-five the players as they take the ice.

All PO's and/or payment must be submitted by Tuesday, February 12th.

Check in: McConnell Street Entrance - 12:15 PM

Program: 1 PM - 4 PM

Game Doors: 6 PM

*Note - there are NO BOOKBAGS permitted inside Nationwide Arena during the event or the game. All book bags & large bags must be left at your school.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 26th!

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State Conference 2019!

Join us at Celina High School this spring for our 66th Annual State Conference! Below is a list of all the links your school may need for State Conference 2019! Reminder: All forms, registrations & nominations are due by February 25th! (Small Group Workshop Presenter Applications are due Friday, February 15th so presenters can be approved & registered by the February 25th 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 Candidate Information Sheet

- State Representative Informational Video from Rafee Zafar, acting State Board President

- State Representative Candidate Application (due February 25th)

Registration Info & Forms

- State Conference Information Packet

- State Conference Delegate Registration Form (due February 25th) (ONLY Advisors fill this out)

- State Conference Advisor/Adult Registration Form (due February 25th)

Award Info & Forms

- Honor Council Digital Scrapbook & Slideshow Award Form (due February 25th)

- All-Ohio Student Council Nomination Form (due February 25th)

- Army of Volunteers Award Nomination Form (due February 25th)

Small Group Workshop Presenter Information & Forms

- Small Group Workshop Presenter Information

- Small Group Workshop Presenter Application (due February 15th - so revisions can be made before February 25th registration deadline)

State Conference Confirmation Packet:

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

Apply for OASC's newest award, the OASC Ambassador Award, today!

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Apply for OASC's newest award today! At the 2018 State Conference, former OASC State Board President, Hunter Hess, presented OASC's newest award that would be implemented in 2019.

The OASC Ambassador award recognizes students who actively participate in OASC events throughout the school year, as well as use their leadership skills to promote OASC and its ideals at their school. (Click here to view Hunter's 2018 State Conference presentation explaining the purpose of this award & criteria for applicants.)

In order to be considered for this year's award, please be sure to complete and submit THIS APPLICATION FORM by February 25, 2019.

All Ambassadors applicants will receive recognition at State Conference for their efforts in promotion of the organization and outstanding leadership skills. The Ambassador of the Year will have the opportunity to give a speech about what OASC means to them at State Conference.

Please note - your application requires a letter of support from your Student Council Adviser (or other school official). This letter must be uploaded to this application. Be sure you have it ready when you complete this application as you will not be able to return to the application at a later time. Files may be uploaded as a word document, a pdf file, or a picture/screenshot.

OASC wants to recognizing outstanding principals, assistant principals, and school leaders who serve in these vital positions in your school. Nominate your deserving administrator for OASC’s Administrator of the Year. Here is the link to the on-line nomination form.


Does your school have an outstanding student council advisor? Nominate them today for The Sister Janice Ernst Ohio/Joseph M. Donovan Adviser of the Year Award. This award is given annually to a high school student council adviser based on nominations received. The recipient of this award becomes Ohio's nominee for the Warren E. Shull National High School Adviser of the Year Award. Click here to nominate your advisor today!


Looking for a great project? Want to showcase your school and community? We are currently accepting Host School bids for the 2020 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.