Chrissy Marsh

Where to Begin? What New Advisers of Honor Societies Should Know

Welcome to your new advising role! When I first started as an adviser, I was handed a box from my predecessor containing chapter bylaws, some plastic containers, and folders. I had no idea where to start or what to do. So, I printed out and read the handbooks for both National Honor Society (NHS) and […]

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Meet NASSP President Kip Motta

Spend five minutes with NASSP President Kip Motta, and you’ll quickly understand how much he cares about kids. From the compelling way he speaks about the work of school leadership to the way he sees students for who they are and hope to become, it’s evident that his passion for education runs deep. We asked […]

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Changing Advisers Without Skipping a Beat

Note: This post first appeared May 20, 2022 on the Adviser Online Community blog. Each year we say goodbye to amazing Honor Society and NatStuCo advisers who are handing over the reins to their chapters and councils at the close of school. A little bit of planning for those departures will go a long way […]

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Priscilla Rodriguez

Why the SAT Remains Important in a Test-Optional World

All students deserve the opportunity to succeed. When I’m asked why students should take the SAT®, that’s my answer. Because in today’s test-optional admissions landscape, the SAT allows every student—regardless of where they attend high school—to be seen and to access opportunities that will shape their lives and careers.

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Diane Doerch

Keeping Students at the Center of Your Device Rollout

A year ago, the American Rescue Plan provided billions of dollars in federal relief for K–12 education. Many districts used these funds to purchase devices for every student. However, these devices can’t just be given to students without a plan; they must be distributed intentionally so that students understand how to use them responsibly.

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Managing Effective Meetings

Note: This post first appeared October 25, 2019 on the Adviser Online Community blog. For advisers, time is a valuable resource, so it is essential that your group meetings are conducted efficiently and effectively. When you and your students begin the new school year, you assess how your meetings are conducted and see if you’re […]

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Mike Roemer

Federal Funds Provide a Boost for Summer Enrichment

When you look at the budget for our entire school, $10,000 isn’t a lot of money. But at Reagan High School where I am principal, that money will allow us to help 80 students receive math and reading enrichment this summer so they’re more prepared academically when the new school year begins.

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