The VSCA State Office, the Officer Schools and Region Representative Schools, and the entire Advisory Committee are excited to welcome your school to the
95th annual VSCA Convention!
March 25-26, 2022
at Orange County High School
Because of the uncertain nature of the pandemic and the difficulty in projecting last fall what conditions would be in late March, we modified the structure of our convention for this year. We created a hybrid event, with a virtual kickoff on Friday evening followed by a jam-packed day of in-person activity on Saturday at a central location to make it driveable for everyone.
VSCA is excited to announce that our annual convention this March will feature a special session for all delegates focused on building a positive school culture that includes everyone. The session will be facilitated by Phil Boyte, author of the book School Culture By Design, creator of such programs as Link Crew, WEB, and Breaking Down the Walls, and founder of Learning for Living. Check out Phil’s approach to working with school leaders here.
Convention might look a bit different this year than previous years, but the same spirit of sharing, collaboration, and fun is still here. The officers Advisory Committee members, and host school are working hard to create an exciting leadership event designed to enable members to share ideas, network, and build stronger leadership skills to take back to their home schools. Use the information in this guide to help you prepare to get the most from this amazing experience full of learning with hundreds of the best student leaders and their advisers from across the Commonwealth.
This unique convention experience will prepare your student leaders and their advisers to begin creating an inclusive culture where students say: I belong here. I am safe here, I can learn and grow here.
The links below will become active as information is finalized.
Check here for the Convention 411 - Know Before You Go guide sent to advisors.
Register here to participate in the Outstanding Student Council Project competition.
Check here for a list of the Learning Lab Descriptions for the Learning Lab sessions. Everyone will be able to select two to attend.
Check here for the food truck lunch menu choices.
Check here for info on the candidates running for office.
How would your school be different if it were a place no one wanted to leave?
Carrying on VSCA Traditions
It's been a while since we were in person at convention, so here is information about two VSCA traditions we don't want to lose.
Fringies: How to make them
Friendly Fringies are a tradition at VSCA that provide an easy way to break the ice when meeting someone new. We'll modify the practice this year to keep everyone safer and use fist or elbow bumps instead of hugs, but you'll still get to swap fringies. Check out this video for how to make them.
School Explosion: How to create one
School explosions are a way to introduce your delegation to the other schools at convention. Make up a short 30-second cheer or chant and be ready to explode with energy during the opening general session.