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OASC Adviser of the Year 2020

Sarah Egan, Social Studies and Leadership Teacher and Student Government Adviser at Milwaukie High School has been named the Oregon Association of Student Councils Adviser of the Year for 2020.      What makes this award even more special is that it started with students nominating Sarah and working with their administration to help complete the nomination. (…)

Video Tips for Student Leaders

Video Tips for Leaders Student leaders are being asked to take on more for their schools and communities. Now that technological communication is the primary way of contact, video skills are important for communicating clearly to our audiences. Use these tips to make sure your videos are top notch! We used this video to collect(…)

Recognizing and Rewarding Your Student Council

Disclaimer: This article was adapted from Harvard Human Resources. Why Are Rewards Important? We all appreciate when others recognize our contributions and achievements. Student Council recognition helps reinforce the behaviors that help your student council strive for excellence and gives a boost that has a ripple effect that reaches far beyond the recipient. As student(…)

Making Mental Health Top of Mind

by Sara Nilles with Robin Henderson The #Work2BeWell campaign unites students from all backgrounds in raising awareness about emotional well-being I was in the office working on our next leadership training event and up popped a text message from an adviser in rural Oregon—another suicide. This was the school’s third this year, and the year(…)

5 Things You Should Know and Do as a Senior ASB Officer

If you’re graduating this year, read on! This is your time to finish up what you’ve been working for! Below are a few tips on things you should know and do as a Senior ASB Officer! Set a Good Example As a senior ASB officer, it is your responsibility to model good leadership. Forbes.com published(…)

15 Things to Try the First Month of School

Ahhhh. Can you feel it? The start of a new school year! We love the feeling! But while everyone jumps into the business of a band new year, we hope you’ll slow down and enjoy this moment because as cliche as it may sound, you’ll never get it back. Here are a few things to try(…)

OASC Students help bring Mental Health Days to Oregon Schools

A new law in Oregon allows students to take “mental health days” just as they would sick days. Former OASC President, Hailey Hardcastle and At-Large Rep Derek Evans helped champion the mental health bill which will allow “mental health days” just as they would take a sick day. You can read more about the story(…)

Community Service in your Region

Summer is a great time to make connections and strengthen your leadership resume. It’s also a time to give back to the community that supports you through your school year. Your Student Executive Council has taken the time to compile a list of service organizations in your region to partner with this summer. Click Here(…)

5 Fundraisers To Do This Summer!

What leadership goals are you fundraising for this summer? A study abroad? A car? SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP? (We hope it’s the latter choice!) We have 5 fundraisers great for your summer of raising money toward your leadership goal. Car Wash One of the easiest to organize is the Car Wash fundraiser! Grab a few friends,(…)

10 Gifts to Give…anytime of year!

The last two years, OASC has shared a Student Leader Gift Guide – This year, we’d like to share 10 things to GIVE vs buy…anytime of year. Love “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” -William Shakespeare Volunteer at a Pet Shelter and play with the pets “Heart Attack” someone’s locker or door.(…)

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