GASC Gazette

April 2018

Pillar 1: Leadership Development

BLAST! 2018

BLAST! registration is now open! Registration closes on May 15th. BLAST! 2018 will take place at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center from July 18th to July 21st. We highly encourage you to take part in this life-changing leadership experience! For more information, go to

Click the button below to register for BLAST! 2018 now!

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Pillar 2: Service

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7-11, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching! There are many ideas out there that can help show your council's appreciation for your school's teachers. Consider implementing some of these in your school! After all, teachers are some of the most important people we know. Here are some ideas to help you get started:

Testing Season is Approaching!

The end of the year can be exciting but also tiring as all the testing starts. Students and teachers alike would really appreciate a little boost of energy and morale around this time. There are many things your student council can do to help encourage a positive spirit at your school during testing season. Here are a few ideas:

Pillar 3: Membership

Renew your GASC Membership for the 2018-2019 Year!

A new GASC year full of more memorable leadership experiences awaits us! Renew your membership and pay your dues now to remain a member throughout the 2018-2019 School Year. It doesn't just stop with your school's membership! Encourage schools in your area to join this incredible organization by Hugging a School.

Visit for more information.

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Pillar 4: Connections

Follow us on social media!

In order to stay updated on all GASC events, follow us on our social media pages!

Snapchat: @thereal_gasc
Instagram: @thereal_gasc

Twitter: @thereal_gasc
Facebook: The Georgia Association of Student Councils

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HAVE A PLATFORM: In running for a class officer position, remember that your drive and inspiration should be based solely on the betterment of your student body. Use the inspiration of having the opportunity to bring positive change into your fellow students' live as the drive for your campaign.

CAMPAIGN: The secret to any good campaign is getting your name out to the student body. Once you've thought long and hard about what makes you the best candidate for the job, you'll want to find a way to make sure voters know you're the right choice.

  • Slogan: You might want to consider crafting a catchy and easy slogan. This helps not only get your name out, but also brings a sense of what your personality is like. Ex: Name: "Royce" Slogan: "Roll with Royce for your next Class President"
  • Build your Brand: In running for class officer, make sure to have your name out there. Posters, buttons, and maybe even T-shirts would definitely help in running a campaign. It doesn't matter if you bust out the markers or draft something in Photoshop as long as you keep your focus on making something eye-catching with a clear message.
  • Public Speaking: Often times, candidates for class officers need to give a speech of some sort to his/her student body. If that makes you nervous, now's the time to practice. Record yourself on your phone or computer so you can hone in on your weaknesses and try again and again until you improve.

FIGHT A FAIR FIGHT: Be respectful to anyone running for the same position as you. You may be tempted to trash-talk a candidate who you don't think has motives as honest as your own, but don't do it. Remember who you are while running and remember to represent your school.

Click the link below to read campaigning advice from past class officers!

pillar 6: advisor development

NATIONAL conference on student activities

The 2018 National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) will be held in Atlanta, Georgia this year! The National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) is designed to provide program strands that encourage participation of a wide variety of activity advisors, school administrators, leadership educators, motivational speakers, and consultants.

Please refer to link below to know more information about this conference!

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Advisor of the Month

The Gazette will be launching an Advisor of the Month program in next month's edition. Nominate an advisor by emailing or messaging @thereal_gasc on any social media platform with the following:

  • Advisor Name
  • School
  • Picture
  • Number of Years he/she has served your council
  • Description of who he/she is
  • Why He/She is a Role Model to students and adults alike
  • Activities he/she has done that have stood out

Help give us your advisor the recognition they deserve!

All nominations are due by May 25th!

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Dates to Remember for the Upcoming GASC Year!


May 15th: BLAST! Registration Deadline

June 25-27: NASC in Plymouth, MN

July 18-21: BLAST! 2018 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

September through November: District Rallies will be held

October 19-21: SASC in Summerville, SC

November: Leadership Summit

November 30-December 2: National Conference on Student Activities in Atlanta, GA


February 22-24: GASC 2019 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

Brought to you by your Secretary School: Houston County High School!

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