NASSP News

Network With Fellow School Leaders on Twitter

It’s more essential than ever to stay connected with fellow school leaders. NASSP’s weekly Twitter chats allow you the opportunity to participate in real-time Q&A’s, collaborate, and share helpful advice with colleagues from around the world. Join us on Sundays with the #APChat at 8:30 p.m. (ET) hosted by Jared Wastler, assistant principal at Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, PA, and the #PrinLeaderChat at 9:00 p.m. (ET) hosted by Winston Sakurai, director and principal of Kahao School in Kailua, HI. Make connections, find your community, and get reinvigorated for the days ahead. Follow @NASSP on Twitter for updates about #APChat and #PrinLeaderChat discussion topics.

Encourage Your Student Council to Earn National Recognition

An effective student council, through leadership, service, student voice, and engagement with the school community, builds and promotes an environment that is optimal for student learning. During the 2020–21 school year, the importance of a positive school culture cannot be overstated. Middle level and high school student councils that consistently provide leadership activities and service to their schools and communities can earn national recognition by applying for the National Student Council National Council of Excellence Awards. Encourage your student council advisers to review the criteria for recognition as well as the new online application process. Visit www.NatStuCo.org/ncoe for more information.

Nominate Your Honor Society Adviser

Honor Society advisers have been navigating the 2020–21 school year under extra­ordinary circumstances as they manage chapters while adapting their activities to their current education environment. Throughout those limitations, they have risen to the occasion to engage their students in leadership development, provide remote and virtual service opportunities, and keep spirits high during an unusual school year. That energy and commitment, in addition to their regular teaching responsibilities, deserves special recognition. Principals from schools with active National Honor Society and/or National Junior Honor Society chapters are invited to nominate their chapter adviser for the Rynearson National Adviser of the Year Award. The national winner will receive a $500 award from NASSP and a plaque to commemorate the recognition. Nominations will be accepted through February 14. Visit www.nhs.us/rynearson or www.njhs.us/rynearson for the nomination form.