Written by Sara Nilles for the March 2013 OASC Newsletter
I recently attended the CADA (California Activities Directors Association) Conference San Diego. I was not alone, there were about 1,300+ attendees including about 200 from Canada and other states. I helped represent Oregon with advisors Laura Lewis (Forest Grove HS) and Vanessa Tharp (Tualatin HS). It was an amazing conference, not just because it was sunny and 80 degrees – but because of the networking and ideas that I took away. I wanted to share just a few of the ideas I got from a workshop presented by Great Oak High School – Temecula, CA (student population 3,600).
They broke it down into five categories: Traditions, School wide, Academic Success, Student Recognition, and staff recognition. Here are a few ideas from each category. More
Q: What is the Alliance for Student Activities?
A: The Alliance for Student Activities was founded by a group of educators and trainers who realized the need for a unifying voice and network to promote the benefits and processes of co-curricular activities.
Q: What are their goals?
A: The Alliance for Student Activities is dedicated to:
- Raising the awareness of the value of co-curricular activities (those activities in and around the school community that provide students with the opportunity to learn, develop, and practice the life skills for social and civic involvement)
Each year COSA and OASC sponsors and/or assists in processing twelve $1000 college scholarships. These scholarships are given to Oregon seniors attending 2- or 4-year Oregon colleges. The following are the available scholarships:
* George Martin (1 scholarship)
* Joe Benninghoff (1)
* L.G. Wells (3) (One for Baker County)
* Wilma Wells (1)
* David Putnam (1)
* Oregon Association of Student Councils (2) (Given for outstanding leadership and service to a student from an OASC member school)
* Northwest Women in Educational Administration (2) (Given to females entering education field)
* Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (1) (Given to deserving Latino student)
Click HERE to access the scholarship application. DUE February 21, 2013
Each scholarship application must be signed and endorsed by an active COSA member.
Happy Valley Middle School
OASC MS Activities Advisor of the Year – 2012
Each year, OASC recognizes outstanding advisors who embody the ideals of our organization with the Warren E. Shull Advisor of the Year Award. Warren E. Shull founded the National Association of Student Councils more than three-quarters of a century ago when he was a student council officer at his high school in Oklahoma. Mr. Shull passed away in 1987, but his legacy lives on through the award named in his honor.
At the 2012 OASC Spring Conference, we recognized Shelley Lute of Happy Valley Middle School with the Oregon MS Activities Advisor of the Year Award. Her principal, Chris Boyd stated, More