OASL Newsletter

Ohio Association of Student Leaders, January 2020

The Ohio Association of Student Leaders 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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All student leaders are invited to Student Leader & NHS Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Monday, February 10, 2020! The first ten schools to register will get the chance to have two students High-Five the players as they skate out onto the ice to face off with the Tampa Bay Lightning!

Cost: $32/ticket & includes cost of programming, ticket to the game, on-ice open skate & skate rental.

Registration deadline: Friday, January 31st

Registration Form: This is linked below for your convenience! To register, please complete the enclosed form and return it to the Blue Jackets along with your tax-exempt form by 1/31. Note - the registration is handled directly by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Please contact our CBJ representative listed on the order form with any registration questions.

Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Student Leaders Day Schedule:

Check-In: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Education Day: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Exit Nationwide Arena: 4:00 – 6:30 PM

Blue Jackets vs. Lightning: 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)

NOTE: Students should NOT bring book bags, as Nationwide Arena policy does not allow book bags inside the arena.

Celebrate the newest chapter of the Ohio Association of Student Leaders with a new piece of merchandise for the new year! All shirts contain our new logo and are representative of the organization's new color palette! Check out our 6 colors & styles below!

The merchandise window will be open until January 29th!

Orders should arrive by mail by February 15th.

Sapphire & Charcoal Sweatshirts = $30

Daisy, Gold, Lime, & Sky T-shirts = $20

Order & pay for yours today by clicking here!

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Who: Join us at Port Clinton High School this spring for our 67th Annual State Conference! This conference is for all middle school and high school student leaders in which the the school holds membership in the Ohio Association of Student Leaders. (Not a member? Sign your school up here!)

What & Why: Annual 3 day conference. Students attending will need to miss Friday, March 13th from school. The election of the student and adult representatives to the Executive Board, keynote speaker(s), student led small group workshops, dinner banquet, award ceremony, semi-formal dance and other interactive activities highlight our State Conference! Student leaders have the opportunity to connect and interact with like-minded individuals and gain valuable skills and ideas to bring back to their home schools and communities!

Where: Our location moves to a different school each year! 2020 State Conference will be hosted by Port Clinton High School, in Port Clinton, Ohio!

When & Cost: March 12-14, 2020. The price of a student and/or advisor is $75/person. This covers the cost of meals, materials, building use, and a state conference t shirt.

Advisor Programming: Yes! We facilitate advisor programming at State Conference to provide advisors with activities and ideas they can take back and use with their colleagues or home student organizations and teams! Advisors who attend conference will be able to receive contact hours for licensure. Be sure to apply ahead of time in your home district. This will be a great opportunity to learn and share new ideas and to form valuable connections with advisers from across the state.

NOT SURE WHERE TO START? Check out the State Conference Checklist PDF linked below! Please reach out to Executive Director, Connie Miley with any questions! connie.miley@oasl-oh.org We can't wait to see you there!

Are you a new student group advisor? Or are you a veteran advisor who just wants to make sure you have everything you need for State Conference? Either way, this guide is designed to help insure you and your students won’t miss out!

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The Sister Janice Ernst Ohio/Joseph M. Donovan Advisor of the Year Award is an award given annually to a high school or middle school student club/group advisor based on nominations received. The recipient of this award, if interested, becomes Ohio's nominee for the Warren E. Shull National High School Adviser of the Year Award.

Sister Janice served on the OASC Executive Board and as Executive Director from 1978-1981. Her leadership brought the organization back from a near collapse. She served as the director for all High School programs. In this role, she rebuilt and reorganized the staff for all programs. Without Sister Janice's skills and passion for OASC, it is likely we would not be here today.

Joe is remembered for his many years of dedicated service to OASC's Middle Level programs. He served 3 terms on the Executive Board, and assisted with administrative duties for Middle Level programs for nearly 20 years. Joe was dedicated to providing his students with the opportunity to participate in both state and national Student Council events. His knowledge and willingness to help were instrumental during the transition from one Middle Level Coordinator to the next. Joe earned the love and respect of everyone who came to know him. In 1993, Joe was awarded the first Meritorious Service Award given by OASC. His quiet leadership and attitude of service truly distinguished him as a very special man.

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The Ohio Association of Student Leaders' Outstanding Administrator Award is an award given annually to a high or middle school administrator based on nominations received. This award recognized administrators who are supportive and innovative with student leadership programs in their school. Nominated administrators demonstrate appreciation for student leadership development and student involvement in their schools. The recipient of this award become's Ohio's nominee for the national equivalent of the award.


Click here to nominate your group for one of the three awards below! Winners will be announced at State Conference 2020!

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Order your own first-of-its-kind OASL merchandise today!

Complete the form, submit your payment, and we'll take care of the rest. Hats will be sent to the address you provide by mid-February.

Please note - we must sell 30 hats before we place the order. If we do not reach that number by January 31, your money will be refunded.

Thanks for your support!

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Come join OASL at Wolf's Ridge Brewing (Hickory Room) for a spring benefit event! For $30.00 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 presentations throughout the evening. The presentations will begin at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 8:30pm. If you have any questions please e-mail Anthony.paletta@oasl-oh.org

Please register for the event here. If you cannot attend, please consider donating to help us spread the OASL magic.

Columbus OASL'ers - Stop by HTC on January 14th!

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New Year, New Name, Same Impactful Programming!

Happy New Year, student leaders! Whether you're a student, parent, teacher, counselor or principal, we hope to meet you and/or your students in 2020!

OASL has year round programming for ALL student leaders! Whether it's a 1 day event, overnight conference, or our summer camps, we have something for you!

Check out the video below to learn more about the Ohio Association of Student Leaders!