Tessa Moody elected as your 2015 State President

She considers herself a thrower. She holds the school record for discus —108’8″ — which she plans to break again this year. She also throws javelin and shotput forLiberty High School‘s track team, and has tried her hand at running and jumping events. Then she’s involved with the Hillsboro Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, a group of area high(…)

Summer Camp by the #’s

2 Weeks 4 Camps 337 High School Students 43 Middle School Students 25+ Activity Advisors / Leadership Teachers 87 Schools Represented 7 States Represented 3 Countries Represented 63 Staff members / Alumni 7  Tech Crew 4 Bicycles 13 Times “thank you” was said to Valsetz staff per person per week Hundreds of new friendships made Millions of laughs and tears(…)

2014 Advisor of the Year

Kelle Angel South Albany High School OASC HS Activities Advisor of the Year – 2014 At the 2014 OASC Spring Conference, we recognized Kelle Angel of South Albany High School with the Oregon HS Activities Advisor of the Year Award.  Her principal, Brent Belveal stated that “Kelle is the ‘heart beat’  of our school culture. (…)

10 High Schools and 7 Middle Schools Honored for Outstanding Achievement

OASC was proud to honor 17 schools with awards for high achieving student council / leadership programs for the 2013-2014 school year.  OASC sets high standards for school programs and if they reach or exceed these goals, submit proof of their achievements then we are excited to honor them!  “Student leaders have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on(…)

OASC Community Fundraiser at the Oregon Public House

OASC has partnered with the Oregon Public House (OPH) to help raise money for our summer leadership camp scholarship fund. Who:  Anyone and Everyone (including children) who enjoys food, drinks and music (by Pro-J Events)! Where: Oregon Public House 700 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR 97211 When: March 25, 2014 Noon -10pm A portion of(…)

Anxiety . . .

Julie Kasper, Advisor at Century H.S. and OASC Board Member My anxiety came to an apex this September as my oldest daughter started the first grade at a new school with nary a familiar face.  The shyest of my three girls, starting at a new school scared her.  Even though I work for the school(…)

Halbakken elected statewide student president

Oregon City High School junior Jake Halbakken was elected Oregon Association of Student Councils state president last week at its conference in Seaside. Halbakken had just completed a year-long term as OASC’s metro-area representative during the previous school year. He also has been elected vice president of the OCHS student body. “For me to be(…)

Increase Engagement by Using Names

At the OASC Leadership Advisor Institute, we were able to hear the Paul Bernabei of Top 20 Teens speak. According to Paul, one of the easiest tools that we have as educators to increase engagement is to use our student’s names.  Many students in our schools are actively trying to be invisible. Using their name(…)

Embracing & Accepting the Positives of Change

Recently I have changed my  position from a middle school teacher/advisor to a first time high school advisor. I wanted a change of pace and a little bit more of a challenge, and I think that I have given myself just that. Although this is something new, where I feel like I am just barely(…)

2013 OASC HS Activities Advisor of the Year

Mike Verhulst Parkrose High School  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(…)