OASC Newsletter

The Ohio Association of Student Councils, April 2018

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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!


This is the absolute deadline so final preparations for the conference can be made by Ft. Jennings! For registration questions, please email Connie at connie.miley@oasc-oh.org

Join us at Fort Jennings High School this spring for our 65th Annual State Conference! Below is a list of all the links your school may need for State Conference 2018! Reminder: All forms, registrations & nominations are EXTENDED TO APRIL 5TH! (Small Group Workshop Presenter Applications are closed at this time. If you have not heard back from Kaitlin O'Hara by the end of April 1st, please email at kaitlin.ohara@oasc-oh.org)

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 Informational Video

- State Representative Candidate Information Sheet

- State Representative Candidate Application (due April 5th)

Registration Info & Forms

- State Conference Information Packet
- State Conference Delegate Registration Form (due April 5th) (ONLY Advisors fill this out)

- State Conference Advisor/Adult Registration Form (due April 5th)

- Honor Council Digital Scrapbook & Slideshow Award Form (due April 5th)

- All-Ohio Student Council Nomination Form (due April 5th)

- Army of Volunteers Award Nomination Form (due April 5th)

- State Conference Confirmation Packet (you need this after your school and students are registered)

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Interested in becoming an OASC State Representative?

Click here to read more about the roles and responsibilities of OASC State Representatives as well as the election process!

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Looking for a great project? Want to showcase your school and community? We are currently accepting Host School bids for the 2019 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.

Looking Back: Columbus Blue Jacket Student Council & NHS Day

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Thank you to our 421 advisors and students who attended Student Council & NHS Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, March 6th! Delegates watched a documentary about Columbus's own ultimate leader, John H. McConnell who brought the Columbus Blue Jackets to life! Students then participated in a panel discussion with leaders from the Columbus Blue Jacket organization and the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. Students then took the ice for some free skate time before watching the Columbus Blue Jackets win over the Las Vegas Golden Knights on their first trip to Nationwide Arena.

Thank you to the following schools who participated this year!

Adena Middle School

Antwerp Local Schools

Cambridge High School

Claymont High School

Clinton-Massie High School

Crooksville High School

Elgin Middle School

Goshen Local Schools

Grove City High School

Hillsdale Middle School

Hyatts Middle School

Mapleton High School

North Union

Northwest High School

Olentangy Orange Middle School

Ontario Middle School

River View High School

Riverdale High School

Looking Back: Winter Retreat March 10 & 11, 2018

Delegates gathered at Proctor Center on March 10th & 11th for OASC's "People Building" Winter Retreat. Senior High focused on gratitude for those who have helped build us along the way, completed some "Lego Leadership" and how to get out of those traps that keep us from being the leaders we want to be! Middle Level participated in people building skits, how to build others up, and how to leave behind things that hold us back! We watched the movie "Wonder" that night which was a perfect example of the power of "people building." Thank you to the staff and adult staff who gave up a weekend of their time, and thank you to all of our delegates who attended! We look forward to seeing you at State Conference and Summer Workshop!

Winter Retreat Movie: Wonder

"When given the chance between being right or kind, choose kind."


Current Senior High Board Member: Payton Cassel, Medina High School

Payton is currently a State Board Rep and OASC Staff Member. She is a Junior at Medina High School where she enjoys science and Latin. She is involved with her schools Student Council, Latin Club, Chem Club, Recycling Club, and Link Crew. Her hobbies include painting, playing tennis, spending time with family and friends, and going to all the wonderful OASC events. She loves being a part of OASC programs and meeting new friends at their events. Payton hopes to see you and your friends at State Conference and Summer Workshop!

Current Senior High Board Member: Hannah Sauer, Clinton-Massie High School

Hannah Sauer is currently a senior at Clinton-Massie high school. She likes cats, traveling, playing soccer, and OASC. She loves OASC because she has watched herself grow, she has made so many new friends and she has seen these friends flourish. Hannah loves being a state rep and she specifically enjoys helping an organization that she so deeply loves. In the future, Hannah hopes that the attendance will thrive at all OASC events.

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Summer Workshops 2018! Registration is OPEN!

Sunday, June 10th, 1pm to Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 1:30pm

Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee

OASC partners with the iBELIEVE Foundation to offer 7 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 $325/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! If you are in need of a scholarship to attend summer workshop, please fill out this scholarship application, so we can ensure those who are most in need have the assistance required in order to be a part of our summer!

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 TWELVE workshops being offered! Click here to register today!

June 10-14, 2018 - East Tennessee State University (SH I only)

June 17-21, 2018 - University of Charleston (SH I, II, III), University of Rio Grande (SH I, II, III)

June 24-28, 2018 - Youngstown State University (SH I, II, III and Middle Level), West Liberty University (SH I, II, III)

July 8-12, 2018 - West LIberty University (SH I, II, III), Muskingum University (SH I, II, III)**

July 15-19, 2018 - Marietta University (SH I, II, III), Muskingum University (SH I, II, III)**

July 22-26, 2018 - Otterbein College (SH I, II, III), Eastern Kentucky University (SH I, II only)**, Capital University (Middle Level only)

July 29-Aug 2, 2018 - Eastern Kentucky University (SH I, II only)

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

The iBELIEVE Foundation - Summer Workshop 2017