NatStuCo Connects Students With Young Professionals
National Student Council (NatStuCo)—a program of NASSP—has released a career exploration video series to give student leaders a leg up in their career journeys. Each installment features former student leaders providing snapshots of their occupational choices and the paths they followed to get there. Many young professionals representing a variety of fields are profiled; each describe a day-in-the-life account of their career. The series is available exclusively to NatStuCo-affiliated schools, and new episodes will be continually added. Advisers must log in to www.NatStuCo.org/career-series to access the videos, which can be shared with students.
National Assistant Principals Week April 9–13
Next month, celebrate National Assistant Principals Week (AP Week) and recognize assistant principals for the pivotal role they play in student success. Established by NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators, AP Week gives students, teachers, parents, and school leaders the opportunity to show assistant principals what they mean to their schools and communities. From sending e-cards to posting on social media to planning a recognition event and more, there are several suggestions on how to celebrate at www.nassp.org/apweek. During this week, the 2018 National Assistant Principal of the Year will also be announced, so stay tuned!
Help Chapters and Councils Earn Seed Money
For the first time in its history, NASSP, through its annual National Student Leadership Week (NSLW) initiative, will offer schools an opportunity to vie for seed money to fund a school or community service project. This year, NSLW will be celebrated April 15–21 with the theme “Make Your Mark on the World: Dream. Lead. Serve.” In a bit of a twist on the popular TV program “Shark Tank,” NASSP will offer several $250 prizes to Honor Society chapters or National Student Council affiliates that most effectively share their idea for funding the implementation of a “dream” service project via social media. The office of NASSP Student Programs—which administers National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council—has sponsored this week dedicated to recognizing and supporting the important role of student leaders since 1972. More information and contest details are available at www.nhs.us/nslw, www.njhs.us/nslw, and www.NatStuCo.org/nslw.