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Take Note OSP APPLICATIONS Building a Buzz As chapter advisers plan fundraising activities, service projects, and even induction ceremonies every year, they often wonder how to get more people involved. Traditional methods of getting the word out remain constant: Posters, banners, announcements, etc., but the advent of social media and other online services has greatly enhanced available methods of getting information to larger and larger audiences. In this month's lead feature story, we explore a wide variety of ways to build a buzz about your chapter's activities among your students. Did your chapter complete an amazing service project last year? If so, take time to submit an application for this year's Outstanding Service Projects Awards. Awards will be presented later this spring to five NHS chapters and five NJHS chapters for their outstanding work at school or in the community. The submission deadline is January 30, so don't delay. Visit www.nhs.us/osp or www.njhs.us/osp for more information. ADVISERS of the Year The deadline for 2015 Rynearson Awards nominations is coming up on February 15. Two awards will be presented honoring one NHS and one NJHS adviser of the year. Nomination forms are available at www.nhs.us/rynearson. All nominees must come from active chapters and have served as adviser for at least three years. Profiles of past winners, including Rebecca Duda, our 2014 Adviser of the Year from Massachusetts, are also available through this link. Note: This deadline and others appear on the 2015 Leadership Calendar inserted in the center of this edition. We hope you will use this calendar to keep track of upcoming opportunities for you and your student leaders. "THE POWER OF ONE" IS THE THEME FOR 2015 NATIONAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP WEEK One day. That's all that eighth grader Kaylee Graham asked of her coastal Oregon community-one day to mobilize one city to engage in service. That single day has become an annual tradition called the "Power of Florence Day," and has spawned some 40 community service projects, raising more than $25,000 for community needs and more than 7,500 pounds of food for a food bank and the Humane Society. In recognition of her effort, Kaylee earned a national award from the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community program. Kaylee's story epitomizes the theme of this year's National Student Leadership Week: "The Power of One." National Student Leadership Week will take place April 19-25, 2015, and this year's goal is to challenge student leaders to consider how much of a difference one can make to drive change-one student, one student council, one honor society chapter, one teacher, one community, and so on. The week also aims to celebrate and inspire student leadership. Advisers for the student programs of the National Association of Secondary School Principals-including the National Association of Student Councils, National Honor Society, and National Junior Honor Society-will be provided with suggested activities as well as support materials to enhance participation. With the theme in mind, advisers can visit www.nhs.us/nslw, www.njhs.us/nslw, or www.nasc.us/nslw now to get a head start on National Student Leadership Week planning. The pages will offer a complete resource packet, including a sample press release, sample proclamation by a government official, thematic mini-poster, and an assembly-planning checklist. 8 leadership for student activities http://www.nhs.us/osp http://www.njhs.us/osp http://www.nhs.us/rynearson http://www.nhs.us/nslw http://www.njhs.us/nslw http://www.nasc.us/nslw

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Student Activities - January 2015, NHS & NJHS Edition

Editor’s Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
From the Director
Building a Buzz
The Calm Created by Disruption
Giving Students a Voice
Middle Level Activities
Lessons for Leaders
Scholarships & Awards
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Student Activities - January 2015, NHS & NJHS Edition