MoASSP Messenger March 8, 2019

Volume 32 Number 25 VIP

Since August 1987, MoASSP Messenger has been published by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

MISSOURI SCHOLAR INFORMATION WILL BE IN THE MAIL ON MONDAY...BE ON THE LOOKOUT

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QUOTE FOR THE PRINCIPAL'S JOURNEY

“Laughter relieves stress and boredom, boosts engagement and well-being and spurs not only creativity and collaboration but also analytic precision and productivity.” Alison Beard

The quote was in Marshall Memo #776 #4 article this week. We all need to find humor in our day.

IN THIS ISSUE OF THE MESSENGER

Update From the Executive Director

Your Principal Voice Matters

What a turn of events this week in Jefferson City. We were hearing that a vote on charter school expansion and vouchers was on the docket for Wednesday and Thursday. However, the tide turned thanks in part to the 374 Missouri Principals who reached out to their legislators. A total of 469 connections were made with representatives and senators in recent days. Be ready again next week. Your engagement matters. We may need to repeat and even increase our efforts again soon. I have included additional information below that you might find interesting.


Don't Forget to Spring Forward Sunday Morning

I always look more forward to falling back than springing forward. I've included a few tips below. You might try to find the humor in springing forward by watching the Daylight Saving Spring Forward Movie Trailer. I have included that too.


Missouri Scholar 100 Notifications will be in the mail on Monday.


Are you registered for the Spring Conference? March 31-April 2 at Lodge of Four Seasons


Jostens Platinum Sponsor Highlight

Jostens has been one of our proud corporate sponsors for a very long time. Click on their image above and find out all of the great services they provide. Jostens furnishes rings to each of our principal of the year recipients. The Josten Steak at both the Fall and Spring Conference is an attendee favorite. Jostens help supported the keynote speaker at the Fall Conference. Thanks, Jostens!


Prehydrate and Hydrate

Sometimes, we need to be reminded to do the obvious, like drink plenty of water each day. You will feel better, look better, and have more energy.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

Take a cat nap.


Whether you are aspiring, emerging, developing, or transformational, wherever you are on the “Principal’s Journey," it really is a “matter of principal(ple).” Clark Mershon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh5aN83Q8Sw

CLICK ON REPORTS THAT SHOW WHICH LEGISLATORS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY PRINCIPALS AND HOW MANY TIMES REGARDING SB 160 & HB 581

Help Welcome Our 3 Newest MoASSP Members. Those attending the Aspiring Principals Workshops around the state will receive a membership through June 2019. Welcome 30 Aspiring Principals from SW Region.


MASA/MOASSP and the Missouri Council on Economic Education...CLICK ON LINKS BELOW.

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GIVING THE BASICS

Giving the Basics provides personal hygiene products to shelters, police departments, schools, and homebound seniors. For more information, watch the video below and visit their website.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=8CeYk4abNFI

IN NEXT WEEK'S MESSENGER...VAN HORN AND TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOLS as the MoASSP Show Me Tour Continues

Pictured below is Van Horn Principal, Justin Woods, and his Administrative Team. And, Truman Principal, Ronda Scott, and members of her Administrative Team. MoASSP appreciates their support of our Association. Both teams have 100% membership in MoASSP and GKC.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF ASPIRING PRINCIPALS WORKSHOP AT SOUTHWEST BAPTIST U THIS WEEK

Southwest MoASSP hosted their annual Aspiring Principals Workshop on Wednesday of this week. Southwest Baptist Univesity hosted the event with 30 aspiring leaders attending.
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PRINCIPALS, PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO ANSWER THE SURVEY BELOW REGARDING MISSOURI TEACHER WORKFORCE

Character Strong Workshop April 17 Lee's Summit North High School

Click the link below for more information and to register.

Have You Registered for the National Principals Conference in Boston? See link below.

Governor Parson Announces National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils...$300,000 available for fitness equipment

See letter from Governor Parson and application below.

Upcoming Regional Meetings, Workshops, & Spring Conference Information

Check out all of the upcoming regional, workshops, and spring conference information by going to the MoASSP website.
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It's Official! AMBA is Corporate Business Partner...MoASSP MEMBERS ENROLL TODAY & START SAVING

To activate your FREE myAMBA discounts CLICK HERE. You can also go to the MoASSP website. Go to the Member Area in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. Log-in and find the AMBA Benefits Link. If you have not logged on before as a MoASSP member, follow the prompts and create an account. Don't hesitate to contact the MoASSP office (573-445-5071) if you have difficulty. Ginny and Katy are happy to help you.

NILES MEDIA GROUP JOINS FORCES WITH MoASSP

We are pleased to announce that Niles Media Group has partnered with MoASSP. Niles will be producing MoASSP video segments. For more more information on their Sports Marketing Academy, CLICK HERE.

MoASSP Board of Directors

  • NASSP Coordinator for Missouri: John Faulkenberry, Lee's Summit HS
  • MoASSP President: Ed Gettemeier, Hardin MS
  • MoASSP President-Elect: Marc Spunaugle, Lincoln HS
  • MoASSP Past President: Chris Hoehne, Ste. Genevieve HS
  • MoASSP Treasurer: Kathryn Greer, Francis Howell North HS
  • At-Large Non-Public: Valerie Todd, St. Mary's HS
  • At-Large Assistant Principal: Jennifer Strauser, Eureka HS
  • At-Large Middle Level: Jonathan Apostol, Monett MS
  • Kansas City (GKCMPA): Jeff Meisenheimer, Lee's Summit North HS
  • Northwest: Robert Bowers, Lathrop HS
  • Northeast: Scott Daly, Hallsville HS
  • Southeast: Dan Hecht, Kelly-Benton HS
  • Southwest: Sarah Odom, Cherokee MS
  • South Central: Jim Pritchett, Rolla HS
  • Central: Brandon Harding, Cole Camp HS
  • St. Louis (SASSP): Andy Croley, McCluer North HS
  • NASSP Board Member: Kevin Lowery, Lebanon HS

2018-2019 District Presidents

  1. Central Region: Jonathan Peterson, Smithton HS
  2. GKCMPA: Charlie Belt, Blue Springs South HS
  3. Northeast Region: Deborah Hill-Haag, Mexico MS
  4. Northwest Region: Beery Johnson, Benton HS
  5. SASSP: Gary Jansen, Crestview MS (Rockwood)
  6. South Central Region: Kelle McCallum, Washington HS
  7. Southeast Region: Lucas McKinnis, Bernie HS
  8. Southwest Region: Keith White, Buffalo HS
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Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals

The vision of MoASSP is to serve ALL middle level and high school administrators.


The mission of MoASSP is to improve secondary education through positive leadership and the enhancement of student performance.