2020 NASSP Advocacy Conference Deadline Approaching
Don’t miss your chance to advocate on behalf of school leaders, educators, and students. The 2020 NASSP Advocacy Conference—March 23–25 in the Washington, D.C., area—brings school leaders together to speak in a unified voice on critical issues affecting education. This free conference features hands-on advocacy training sessions, panel discussions with national education policy experts, the chance to meet with members of Congress and their staffs, and networking sessions with fellow education leaders. Registration closes February 16. Visit www.nassp.org/advocate today.

Celebrating Leaders in Education
Education is a collaborative endeavor, and we can’t succeed without individuals and organizations—both inside and outside education—who support us in our mission. NASSP recognizes those contributions to school leadership with the Distinguished Service Awards. There are two distinctions: The Distinguished Service to Education Award celebrates individuals, organizations, foundations, or publications for significantly improving or strengthening education. The Distinguished Service to NASSP Award recognizes people whose service has contributed significantly to NASSP’s vision. Nominations open January 6 and are due by March 6. Recipients will be honored at the National Principals Conference in July.

NSLW Theme Announced: Leadership in Lights
Mark your calendars for National Student Leadership Week (NSLW), April 19–25. Strong student leadership is critical to developing a positive school climate and culture, and students’ efforts deserve to be celebrated! Since 1972, NSLW has been a national celebration of students sponsored by the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council. This year’s theme is “Leadership in Lights,” with a focus on sharing stories about outstanding students who have stepped up as leaders within their schools and communities. Start thinking now about how you can shine a spotlight on the student leaders in your school!

Outstanding Achievement Award Applications Open
The NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award will begin accepting applications on January 8. This year’s award nomination process is different from that of previous years. Students must have a verified student account to access an online application, which the adviser must certify for the applicant to be considered. Five hundred winners will receive $500 in a college savings account. Help support your students’ postsecondary goals by ensuring that your NJHS chapter advisers and student leaders are familiar with the new process. Nominations close February 13. Visit www.njhs.us/oaa for more information.