GASC Gazette

June 2018

Pillar 1: Leadership Development

NatStuco 2018

This month, members of GASC flew to Minnesota where they took part in the 2018 National Student Council Conference. This event was hosted by Wayzata High School from June 25 to June 27. Watch this video to learn more about NatStuco 2018!
https://youtu.be/5Pc4yOo7sKI
The GASC delegation had a wonderful time and learned many leadership skills that they brought back home to Georgia. Here are a few highlights from NatStuco 2018:
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GA takes on MN !

Our NatStuco delegates having some fun at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota before the Conference! They brought so much fun into the place that the Mall of America Instagram account even commented on our Instagram Photo!
**Check out more of our photos at any of our Social Media Accounts!**

Pillar 2: Service

Bert's Big Adventure

We are excited to announce that we will continue partnering with Bert's Big Adventure for our State Service Project! Bert's Big Adventure is a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. It was founded by the cast of the Bert Show- an Atlanta-based radio show. For more information, watch the video below!
https://youtu.be/iFeh8q9SDo0

Pillar 3: Membership

Become a GASC Member for the Upcoming Year!

There is so much to gain by being a GASC member! There are many leadership activities your council can take part in throughout the year like BLAST Summer Camp and GASC Convention. Join our organization and pay your dues today! Remember: You can also encourage other schools in your area to take part in GASC by Hugging a School. Visit www.gasconline.net for more information.


If you're still hesitant or confused, let our President and Vice President School clear things up and answer any questions you may still have:

Now if you are ready to join this incredible organization, click the button below to fill out the membership form! The membership deadline is September 30th.

Pillar 4: Connections

Follow us on Social Media!

Make sure to follow GASC on Social Media to keep up on various summer activities that our members and organization are participating in!


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

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Important Contact Information

Contact your District Representatives or the Vice President School for any questions pertaining to membership.


Vice President: Grayson High School

gascvicepresident@gmail.com

District 1: Alpharetta High School

gascdistrict1@gmail.com

District 2: Gwinett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

gascdistrict2@gmail.com

District 3: Episcopal Day School

gascdistrict3@gmail.com

District 4: Wayne County High School

gascdistrict4@gmail.com

District 5: Houston County High School

gascdistrict5@gmail.com



To find out what district your school and surrounding schools are a part of- look at the map below!

District 1: Red

District 2: Yellow

District 3: Green

District 4: Blue

District 5: Purple

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Pillar 5: Democratic Principles

Important June dates in Georgia History!

(Listed below are important dates in our State's History during the month of June)


  • June 1717 - Robert Montgomery secures a grant from the Palatine and Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina for the lands between the Alatamaha and Savannah Rivers. This land would later be established into Georgia.
  • June 1732 - George II grants charter with seven-eighties interest to James Edward Oglethorpe for all the land "between the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers from the Atlantic coast to the headwaters of these streams and thence to the South Seas" for 21 years.
  • June 1775 - George Washington appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army.
  • June 1779 - Spain declares war on Great Britain.
  • June 1886 - Congress passes 14th Amendment
  • June 1917 - Hugh M. Dorsey appointed Governor

Pillar 6: Advisor Development

Advisor of the Month

Mrs. Michelle Fowler

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology
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This month's GASC Advisor of the month is Mrs. Michelle Fowler from the Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology. She has been the advisor for two years but we are told that she has left an impact on GSMST's Student Council that is worth a life time. Mrs. Fowler is currently an AP Human Geography and World History teacher at GSMST. Prior to her moving to Georgia and landing a spot at GSMST, she grew up in Louisiana. In high school, Mrs. Fowler loved the arts. She played baritone for her middle school and high school marching bands and during her upperclassmen years, she was heavily involved in theater, playing lead roles in plays such as Nunsense Arsenic and Old Lace, and You Can't Take it With You. Mrs. Fowler went on to attend college at Louisiana State University where she followed in her mother's footsteps and studied history, ultimately finding her calling by becoming a teacher. Beyond just the classroom, Mrs. Fowler involves herself with GSMST's Student Council and the Model UN club. When that's not keeping her busy, her two daughters- Emilie and Taylor- make sure to fill up her the rest of her time. "Mrs. Fowler lives and breathes school spirit and truly embodies what it means to be a Student Council representative and GSMST faculty member. Although her official job title is a Humanities Teacher, you'd think that she was the official head of student activities and student life at GSMST based on how many hours she spends outside of the classroom serving our school and community; I'm convinced that she spends more of her time advising and leading new initiatives in not just Student Council but also our school's Model United Nations organization and Summer STEM Mentoring program (among many other things) than she spends with her family and students combined," Bryan Gomez, a member of the GSMST student council writes. Over the past year, Mrs. Fowler has proven not just to be a professional powerhouse but also a kind and personable mentor. Her door is constantly open, and she's spent nearly every single afternoon this school year lending an ear to students when they've just needed to rant or talking to me, along with a few of my close friends, through personal problems when they've popped up. Mrs. Fowler has pushed our Student Council to new heights during her time as an advisor and has been fundamental in growing our organization to be a National Gold Council of Excellence.

Advisor of the Month Nomination Form

Do you want your advisor to be recognized for going above and beyond? If yes, click on the button below and fill out the form!

In order to be considered for the July edition of the Gazette, please complete the form by July 25th.

Save the Dates!

When you become a GASC Member, you can take part in these incredible leadership development activities!


2018

July 18-21: BLAST! 2018 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA

September through November: District Rallies will be held

October 19-21: SASC in Summerville, SC

November 5: Leadership Summit

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

2019

February 22-24: GASC 2019 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA

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