Student Councils "Seas the Day" at 95th State Convention
Nearly 350 student leaders and advisors from 34 middle and high schools around the Commonwealth gathered at Orange County High School March 25-25 for the 95th annual VSCA Convention. After a virtual kick-off on Friday evening, guest presenter Phil Boyte started Saturday off in-person with an interactive session for all delegates. The morning session was followed by food truck lunches, a variety of learning labs, and a session with Dr. Mann from the state Board of Education where students conveyed their opinions on a variety of topics. The day concluded with a pep rally and closing session where councils were recognized for their outstanding efforts this year and new officers were installed.
Advocating for Your Program
By Lyn Fiscus
Student council advisers wear many hats—educator, mentor, adviser, family member, role model, and more. In these tough times, one hat you must remember to put on now and then is advocate for your program. To maintain support in your school and community for your council’s activities, it’s important to keep those who might be in a position of influence informed so they will provide opportunity, resources, and support. As you work with your student leaders, don’t forget to include action items to ensure that others know about your program and all the ways your students benefit from participation in it. [read more]
Leadership and Citizenship
The VSCA is a leadership learning organization of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) that serves student leaders from private and public schools throughout the Commonwealth.
The VSCA provides opportunities to practice the citizenship skills necessary for effective participation in our democratic society. Our organization encourages the formation, development and expansion of student councils in all schools in Virginia and among all students in grades kindergarten through high school.
Take a second look!
If you haven't been part of VSCA for a while, take a second look and discover all the great programs and resources we offer. Check out this website then complete the membership application for the 2021-22 school year and get involved in our programs!