OASC Newsletter

Ohio Association of Student Councils, September 2017

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!

Returning advisors - renew your membership today if you have not done so already! Follow this link to complete the membership form and you will receive an electronic invoice to your email for your treasurer.

For new schools or interested schools - membership in OASC is by school. When your school joins, your student council becomes a member and receives price breaks for all of our events throughout the year. Member schools are also able to attend OASC's annual State Conference which is being hosted by Ft. Jennings High School April 26, 27 & 28th!

Some advisors expressed the desire to "contribute" more to our membership funds in addition to the $50 membership fee. Therefore, the OASC Executive Board adopted a special membership program with four separate tiers for advisors wishing to further support OASC. If your high school or middle school student council is not a member of OASC, join today!

Leadership @ the Point - Cedar Point, September 24, 2017, Sandusky, Ohio

Join us at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio on September 24th for Leadership @ the Point! This year's theme is "Blast to the past, and into the future!"

Any number of students and advisors may attend from a school!

- Check-in will start at 9:45am

- Our group session will kick off at 10:15 am

- Our program will conclude at 11:45 am

- Following our program, Cedar Point is yours to enjoy! The park closes at 8:00pm

- $60 per person includes: Cedar Point Admission*, Complimentary T-Shirt**, & cost of program materials.

*$30 if Cedar Point Admission Ticket is not needed

*Registration must be received by September 15th @ 3 pm to receive your complementary t shirt!

** Registration entirely closes on Sept. 20th @ 4pm (if registering between the 15th & 20th, a t shirt cannot be guaranteed)

Click here for more information, or to register today!

Middle Level Madness, Eastern Heights Middle School, October 21st, 2017, Elyria, Ohio

OASC is excited to introduce this brand new event designed especially for our Middle School members! Eastern Heights Middle School in Elyria, Ohio will be our host for this single-day conference that will include plenty of interaction and hands-on learning activities.

This is an ideal event for someone who is new to our organization, as well as for

those looking to continue their learning and reunite with friends! The programming is appropriate for any middle school student interested in improving the skills necessary to get involved and truly make a difference.

Schools are encouraged to bring a bus load - any number of middle school students may attend!

- Registration opens at 9:30 AM, with programming beginning at 10:00 AM

- Middle Level Madness will conclude at 3 PM

- All students (member & non-member schools) can take advantage of the $20.00 registration fee

- Advisers and adult chaperones are invited to attend at no cost!

- Registration deadline is October 13th at 4:00 p.m.

Click here for more information or to register your school today!

Fall Retreat, Camp Willson, November 4-5, 2017, Bellefontaine, Ohio

Our final event of the fall season is our Fall Retreat! This year's fall retreat theme is Communication. Come spend a weekend at rustic Camp Willson, meeting student leaders from other schools, and making new friends who also help create positive changes in their hometowns.

- There is both middle level and senior high programming offered separately at this event!

- Cost is $60/person & includes the cost of programming, dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday & their overnight stay.

- Registration closes on October 27th, or whenever retreat fills! (We've filled to capacity the last 2 years prior to the deadline, so register today in order to reserve your spot!)

Click here for more information!


Winter & Spring Event Dates!

Here are the dates for our winter & spring programming! While we will have more complete and updated information in the following months, we want you to mark your calendars now!

If you are new to OASC, you can read more about these events under our "Past Events" tab on our website to get a better idea of what each event can offer the students you send to us! As we move closer to 2018, we will update the descriptions on our website to reflect the details & dates for 2018!

Student Council & NHS Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets - TBD

Winter Retreat 2018 - Proctor Center, London Ohio - March 10, 11

State Conference 2018 - Fort Jennings High School, Fort Jennings Ohio - April 26, 27, 28

Hunter Hess - OASC State Board President 2017-2018

Hunter Hess is currently the State President, as well as a Staff Member for OASC. Hunter lives in the small town of Thornville, where he is currently a senior at Sheridan High School. Hunter plays the trombone in the marching band, buzzes in as a member of the quiz team, and acts in the drama club. His hobbies include traveling, reading, hanging out with friends, watching Friends, and playing with his dogs (Lucie and Vader). After an amazing Summer Workshop season, Hunter is excited to reconnect with old friends, and meet new ones this fall! Hunter wishes you all a wonderful new school year and hopes to see you soon!

Save the date for Summer Workshops 2018!

Sunday, June 17th 2018 at 1pm to Thursday, July 26th 2018 at 1pm

Ohio, West Virginia, & Kentucky

Save the dates for Summer Workshop now!

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 TEN workshops being offered!

Registration will open in early 2018 - stay tuned for updates!

June 17-21, 2018

June 24-28, 2018

July 8-12, 2018

July 15-19, 2018

July 22-26, 2018

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