NASSP News: January 2021
Register Now for the 2021 Virtual Advocacy Conference
The 2021 NASSP Advocacy Conference is going virtual in April! Join school leaders from around the country to advocate on behalf of critical education issues at the free virtual event, taking place April 20, 2021. The programming on Zoom and Facebook Live will include a “State of American Education” session, a panel discussion on how school leaders can utilize grassroots activism to garner support for schools from lawmakers, a keynote speaker session, and virtual networking opportunities. The conference is open to anyone willing to advocate on behalf of school leaders and the students they serve—but space is limited! Register at www.nassp.org/nassp-advocacy-conference.
How Are You Celebrating the NHS Centennial?
The National Honor Society (NHS) marks its 100-year anniversary on March 1, 2021. As the student leadership program looks to the next hundred years, NHS will continue to push the boundaries of student development, serving as a champion of student growth and achievement for the entire learning community. To help chapters around the world celebrate, we’ve created a tool kit to assist in planning activities and getting the word out to your community. Encourage your NHS adviser to visit www.nhs.us/100/toolkit to find sample social media graphics, press releases, and an event-planning checklist.
Outstanding Achievement Award Applications Open
Help your National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) students toward their postsecondary dreams and celebrate their accomplishments with the Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes students who embody the pillars of NJHS—scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Five hundred exceptional students will each be awarded a $500 college savings fund. The application process opens January 12, and eligible students must create a student account on the NJHS website in order to complete the online application before the March 16 deadline. Support your students’ futures by ensuring that your NJHS chapter advisers and student leaders are familiar with the process. Visit www.njhs.us/oaa for more information.