OASC Blog

10 Things Every Leader Should Do During Spring Break

1) Meditate for 10 Minutes Every Day Take time for yourself and breath slowly. Focus on making your mind clear, so you can relieve stress. If you’re finding it hard to clear your mind, try journaling for a bit before you meditate. You can also try the meditation app Headspace. 2) Go to a Movie(…)

How to Decide What Comes First When Everything is IMPORTANT?

Written by Cathy Kay, Armand Larive Middle School All projects, especially large, complex projects or events need clear priorities.  Sometimes that is easier said than done.  Things happen, no matter how well-planned; “snow days”, unexpected schedule changes, testing, assemblies, you might need to re-prioritize.  But still, knowing how to prioritize affects the success of your project(…)

The Struggles of Time Management

by Chelsea Armstrong, SEC At-Large Representative As a leader, time management can be one of the hardest obstacles to tackle, especially for those that are deeply entrenched in their school culture. Many student leaders struggle with constant doubling booking and overworking themselves, but avoiding burning the candle at both ends is actually very simple. The(…)

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Helps OASC!

In 2016, Friends of OASC through the COSA Foundation donated over $5,000 to it’s students to attend Summer Leadership Camp, Winter Energizer and Fall/Spring Conference. Did you know, you can help OASC earn donations for Scholarships just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card? Here’s how the program works: OASC is housed under the Confederation of Oregon(…)

Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Matheson

Stephanie Matheson wears many hats; A graduate of University of Oregon, Co-founder of Klamath Youth Basin Without Borders, Business Owner, Volleyball Coach, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, Miss Oregon USA Pageant Contestant and OASC Alumna. “The important moments … that made a changing impact on my life ranged from doing service trips in developing and third-world(…)

OASC Leader Gift Guide

1. Planner Every leader needs something to stay organized! The Minimalist Undated Large Day Planner gives the perfect place to keep everything together! 2. Bluetooth Speaker Music is a key for leadership students and advisers! Whether it’s something relaxing or up beat, the JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker is perfect for any classroom, bedroom, or leader on the go.(…)

Advisers: Host the Thirst Project!

Greetings Educators! My name is Tracie Mae and I work for Thirst Project. We are a non-profit that builds freshwater wells in developing countries through the education and activation of STUDENTS! Collectively our students have raised over $8 million in 8 years making us the world’s largest youth water organization. We’ve been to over 40 states, spoke at over 600 schools, and we’d(…)

Alumni Spotlight: Michele Portmann

Editors Note: We thank Tony Fuller for nominating Michele Portmann as an OASC Alumni Spotlight. If you would like to nominate someone, please email Katie at Katie@oasc.org. Next to a picture of Former Cottage Grove High School Student Council Adviser Michele Portmann, a plaque reads “It’s not the Years in your Life… but the Life(…)

Sara Nilles, Dr. Earl Reum Award Nominee

It is with great honor that we announce OASC’s State Director Sara Nilles as the Region 7 nominee for the Dr. Earl Reum Award. In her 7th year as State Director, Sara works tirelessly to provide top-quality leadership training to all Oregon student leaders and advisers. She has provided break through leadership material that has(…)

Alumni Spotlight: Adam Slaton

It’s rare that a piece of advice given in middle school will stay with a person throughout their adult life. However, for Adam Slaton, that is just what happened. As a student of Lost River Jr/Sr High in Merrill, Oregon, his leadership teacher Dennis Ross told him, “Adam, you can choose to be part of(…)