Steps to a Successful Homecoming
By Lyn Fiscus
More than one hundred years after the first Homecoming was celebrated on the college level, Homecoming is now well-entrenched as a traditional fall activity at most high schools in the United States. Over the years, Homecoming spirit week in secondary schools seems to have lost the primary focus of inviting alumni back to visit their alma mater and typically has become an extravaganza that involves many people in a variety of activities designed to raise school spirit. It often includes class competitions, spirit dress-up days, a pep rally, a bonfire, election or selection of “royalty,” a parade, a dance, and other activities—all of which can be overwhelming for the activity adviser responsible for supervising Homecoming’s organization.
If you find yourself charged with organizing any part of Homecoming, follow these tips to make the process go smoothly. [read more]
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.
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 2022-23 school year and get involved in our programs!