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Editor's Note Raising Spirits S chool spirit is a concept familiar to almost everyone who's attended a U.S. high school, but it's also one that is hard to quantify. Those with it boast a sense of pride, belonging, and support. Those without it may be disengaged and isolated. And for advisers and student leaders, turning school spirit into actionable items is no easy task. That's what this issue of Leadership for Student Activities is all about-the everyday actions that help leaders propel school spirit to new heights. Our cover feature (page 12) provides ways to create a spirited school culture in which leaders cheer each other on, reinforce their school's brand, and engage their rivals in fundraising efforts. On page 20, we show you how one student council in Attica, IN, keeps school spirit alive in a digital age. And on page 22, we focus on the importance of friendship and bonding. When it comes to school spirit, the ultimate goal is to foster a positive and accepting school environment. We hope this issue of Leadership for Student Activities helps you do just that. NASSP Staff (partial list) JoAnn Bartoletti Executive Director Beverly Hutton Deputy Director, Programs and Services Editorial Staff Jennifer J. Jones Director of Communications Dennis Sadler Deputy Executive Director, Operations Christine Cusatis Editor‑in‑Chief (editor@nassp.org) Ann Postlewaite Director of Student Programs Saara Raappana Managing Editor David Cordts Associate Director of Honor Societies Christine Cusatis Editor-in-Chief Leadership for Student Activities Jeff Sherrill Associate Director of NASC National Advisory Council High School Advisers Mark Skowron, NY Michael Collins, NV Middle Level Adviser Penelope Allen, MS Principal At Large Debra Murdock Principal, GA HS Students Ashley Palmer, NH Jeff Hunt, NJ Sunny Goel Graphic Designer Moriah Austin, SC Olivia Croft, WY Araceli Lopez, IA Taylor Burdiss, MO Maurie Harbick, OR Salma Flores, TX ML Student Richard Childress, MS NASSP Board Liaison Susan Bossie‑Maddox, Principal, WV NASSCED President Lou Miller, NJ a d v e r t i s i n g r e p r e s e n tat i v e To request a media kit: Amanda Goodwin agoodwin@naylor.com Leadership for Student Activities (ISSN 1040‑5399) is published nine times a year-September through May-by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191‑1537. Telephone: 703‑860‑0200, 800‑253‑7746. Website: www.nasc.us. Periodicals postage paid at Herndon, VA, and additional mailing offices. Copyright 2015 the National Association of Secondary School Principals. All rights reserved. Material published herein is neither endorsed by nor official policy of NASSP, NASC, NHS, or NJHS, except where so stated. Annual affiliation with NASC is $95 and includes one $20 subscription to Leadership for Student Activities. Unsolicited manuscripts should be sent to: Editor, Leadership for Student Activities at leadershipmag@nassp.org. Postmaster: Send address correction to Leadership for Student Activities, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191‑1537. Printed in U.S.A. 4 leadership for student activities 352‑333‑3491 www.nassp.org/advertise http://www.nassp.org/advertise http://www.nasc.us

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Students Activities - February 2015, NASC Edition

Editor’s Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
From the Director
Pep, Step-by-Step
Maintaining School Spirit in a Digital Age
Building Teams, Building Friendships
Middle Level Activities
Lessons for Leaders
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - February 2015, NASC Edition