VSCA State Convention
The State Convention is the highlight of the year!
This year, because of the uncertain nature of the pandemic and the difficulty in projecting what conditions will be in late March, we have modified the structure of our convention. Many districts are not allowing overnight travel, yet we were reluctant to hold another completely virtual convention. So our elected representatives voted in November to create a hybrid event, with a virtual kickoff on Friday evening followed by a jam-packed day of in-person activity on Saturday. We’ve selected a central location to make it driveable for everyone and are hopeful that many schools will be able to attend.
The details are currently being finalized, but you can plan on getting ready to Seas the Day with other VSCA schools on March 25-26, 2022 at Orange County High School. Check here for the convention registration packet and more details about what is being planned. We hope to see you there!
VSCA Regional Workshops
Are you looking for training close to home? Our Regional Workshops are held across Virginia in the late fall and early winter. These affordable workshops are hosted by the elected Regional Representative schools so are within driving distance of member schools. And the low cost of $15/person means you can bring your whole council! Not sure in which region your school is located? Check the region map here. Member schools are also welcome to attend a workshop in a region other than their own if a date or location is more preferable.
Dates for the 2021-22 school year are:
- Region 1: October 30 at Mechanicsville HS, 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Region 2: November 20 hosted by Oscar Smith HS 10:00am - 2:00 pm
- Region 3: November 6 hosted by Courtland High School, 8:00am - 11:00am
- Region 4: December 11 at Battlefield HS, 9:00am - 3:00pm
- Regions 5-6-7-8: November 6 at Buffalo Gap HS, 10:00am -2:00pm
Complete the Regional Workshop Registration 2021 form to register and mail it with a check made payable to Virginia Student Councils Association by the postmark deadline indicated on the registration form. Mail forms and payment to:
VSCA Regional Workshop
4909 Cutshaw Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Advisory Committee Meetings
This year's Advisory Committee will be meeting on three Saturdays in 2021-22:
September 25, 9:00-1:00 at virtual meeting space
November 13, 9:00-2:00 at Mechanicsville High School
January 8, 9:00-2:00 at Orange County High School
Training webinars are available for VSCA member schools and advisers throughout the year on a variety of topics. Join us for the second webinar of the 2021-22 school year at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3 when the topic will be mental wellness, featuring Work2BeWell, a teen-led movement to improve mental health wellness in schools and communities!
This webinar will be facilitated by Sara Nilles of Oregon, who currently serves as a Program Consultant and National Student Advisory Council Adviser for Work2BeWell.
There is NO CHARGE for this webinar, but advance registration is required. Register here to get the link to attend the webinar.
Members can access previous webinars here.
SCA Advisors' Workshop
SCA advisors will learn how to support student leaders through group goal-setting, effective project planning and implementation, reflection on lessons learned and building a stronger team with recognition and appreciation.