OASC Newsletter

Ohio Association of Student Councils, December 2018

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!

Looking back.... Fall Retreat!

OASC welcomed 124 delegates to Camp Willson on November 3rd & 4th! Senior High's theme was "Creativity and Leadership". Students worked together with councils to develop their own creativity & learned how to better utilize the creativity of those around them. Senior High created skits to share how to overcome roadblocks to creativity, and wrote some "Harold & the Purple Crayon" notes to each other to inspire others when they are feeling stuck.

Middle level students learned about creating a SPARK: Spirit, Perserverance, Attitude, Responsibility and Knowledge to bring about positive change! Student participants participated in a variety of activities and had to work as a team to keep their raw egg "safe" for the entire weekend! Even though not all eggs lasted, the memories we made at retreat sure will!

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

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 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.

Administrator & Advisor of the Year

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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.


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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!


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All OASC memberships expire on September 30th each year. Be sure your school has renewed for 2018-2019! Following are the schools who are (as of 12/18) up to date:

AI Root Middle School

Antwerp High School

Antwerp Middle School

Bishop Watterson High School

Black River High School

Blendon Middle School

Bunsold Middle School

Celina High School

Cleveland Heights High School

Clinton-Massie HIgh School

Coventry High School

Cuyahoga Falls High School

Fairfield Local High School

Fairless High School

Fort Jennings High School

Fort Jennings Junior High

Genoa Middle School

Green High School

Grove City High School

Heritage Middle School

Lakota East High School

Mansfield Middle School

Medina High School

Nelsonville-York Junior High

Olentangy Liberty High School

Olentangy Orange Middle School

Perrysburg High School

Port Clinton High School

Port Clinton Middle School

Sheridan Middle School

St. Peter's High School

St. Peter's Junior High

Swanton High School

Swanton Middle School

Walnut Springs Middle School

Wellington High School

Westerville South High School

Go to http://www.oasc-oh.org/membership today to renew your school's membership!

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.
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As shared at State Conference, in order to bring sufficient revenue to OASC and also expose as many student leaders to our programming, we need attendance at our year round events to increase! While the feedback on our events continues to reflect the high quality programming and experiences we have always offered our students and member schools, attendance continues to steadily decline. In order to evaluate how to expose more students to our programming, continue to recruit new schools and follow the organizations mission statement of "serving all leaders" we would like some feedback on our organizations name, brand, and current calendar of events. Please take 5 minutes to give OASC your thoughts and feedback, as this information will be used to drive intentional changes to make our organization as inclusive and impactful as possible!

Click here to complete OASC's Branding & Programming Survey!