The Twitterverse and Back to School

You know it’s September on Twitter when school leaders begin sharing the anticipation and excitement that surrounds a new academic year. We’ve collected a few of our favorite back-to-school tweets from our members and hope you enjoy a dose of new-year positivity as you peruse them. But be warned: The enthusiasm is contagious.

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Melanie Rush

Five Easy Service Project Ideas for Your NHS Chapter

As advisers it is our main job to hold our National Honor Society (NHS) chapter members to the four pillars: leadership, scholarship, character, and service. This time of year, you may be looking for easy service projects to address that last pillar. I can help! I have been an NHS adviser for over 15 years […]

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Gregg Wieczorek

Listening and Learning Tour Features Stops Out West

As the end of the school year approaches, NASSP President Gregg Wieczorek is winding down Leading Forward: The Listening and Learning Tour. The latest tour stops, highlighted below, come from California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

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Five Highlights from Trailblazing Leadership Week

A week of leadership, learning, and recognition for dedicated school and student leaders ends today. Here we share some of the experiences that made them feel seen and heard as they were honored for blazing trails in education.

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NHS Gala Celebrates Outstanding Student Leaders

For a select group of young people, it was a night to remember in Washington, DC. Inside a hotel ballroom Monday evening, with proud advisers, parents, and principals in attendance, NASSP honored the 25 winners of the 2022 National Honor Society (NHS) scholarships. The event kicked off this year’s National Student Leadership Week, whose theme […]

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NASSP Members Tell U.S. Secretary of Education That American Rescue Plan Worked

At a day-long meeting yesterday at the U.S. Department of Education, around 60 school leaders shared their experiences using COVID-relief funding to help their students and offered their perspectives on the challenges that remain. They also participated in workshops on student wellness, equity, and educator burnout, among other topics. The convening kicked off NASSP’s Trailblazing […]

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Chuck Puga Headshot

Why Student Protests Are a Valuable Learning Opportunity

At Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, CO, you could say we’re victims of our own success when it comes to student protests. One thing we emphasize in our school is that students need to have a voice. In the grand scheme of things, the school is their school. It’s not my school, it’s not […]

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Beth Houf

Embracing the School Leadership Journey

A question that I’m asked many times is how I manage the work-life balance of being a principal. I try not to laugh in response because most times I feel like I’m barely keeping it together. Each day is a juggling act, and some days are much more about surviving than thriving. As I reflect […]

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Gregg Wieczorek

Home-State School Visits Included on Wieczorek’s Tour

NASSP President Gregg Wieczorek’s latest stops on Leading Forward: The Listening and Learning Tour included two school visits in his home state of Wisconsin as well as stops in Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee during February and March. Below are brief highlights from the latest stops.

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Grossman and Khadiza

Tutus for Tuesday: Raising Money and Spirits

National Honor Society (NHS) chapters consistently find creative ways to serve their schools and communities. In this post, we hear from Elisa Grossman, NHS adviser at Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, FL, and Khadiza Alam, NHS president. To celebrate February 22, 2022 (Twosday), this chapter made and sold tutus to raise money for […]

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