MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT COUNCILS (MASC)

 

www.mdstudentcouncils.com

The Maryland delegation to the 2016 Region 2 Conference


2016-2017 MASC State Officers

  • 2nd Vice President - Avery Klein
  • 1st Vice President - Grace Wu
  • President - Colleen Larsen
  • Treasurer - Will Anderson

MASC Executive Directors

  • Lance Ledebur, Executive director
  • Karen Crawford, Assistant Executive Director

2016-2017 Major Events

August 8-10, 2016 Officer Team Meeting, Staff Development Day, Technical Training Day, Middle School Leadership Conference Training, Executive Board Meeting Smith Center
(Montgomery County)
October 15 October Executive Board Meeting: MASC Education Forum/Dinner with the State Board of Education Maryland State Department of Education - Baltimore
November 19 Fall Leadership Conference Hereford High School
(Baltimore County)
December 10 MASC Executive Board Meeting Northwood High School
(Montgomery County)
January 7, 2017 Student Member on the Board (SMOB) Interviews, Legislative Session Training Day #1 Clarksburg High School
(Montgomery County)
January 27 Legislative Session Training Day #2 Clarksburg High School
(Montgomery County)
January 28 Legislative Session Clarksburg High School
(Montgomery County)
February 18 MASC Executive Board Meeting Northpoint High School
(Charles County)
February 27-March 1 MASC Legislative Advocacy Days State House - Annapolis
April 5-7 MASC Convention Clarion Fontainebleau Resort Ocean City, MD
April 7 Regional Adviser Review Meeting & Dinner Clarion Fontainebleau Resort Ocean City, MD
May 30 MASC Executive Board Meeting Huntingtown High School
(CASC)

About MASC

The mission of MASC is to foster a statewide environment for all secondary school students to express and exchange opinions and ideas,develop leadership skills, and promote student representation and involvement in all groups and organizations impacting the lives of students. To see that this is done efficiently and effectively, the Maryland Association of Student Councils hosts several events throughout the school year. Goals and objectives of MASC are listed below:

Communication

  • To facilitate effective communication among MASC elected officers,Executive Board, regions, member schools, and groups impacting students.
  • To distribute a bi-monthly newsletter to provide information about MASC
  • To maintain and update the MASC website
  • To hold bi-monthly Executive Board meetings with representation from each of the regional organizations
  • To provide member schools with the opportunity to give feedback on the policies and activities of MASC
  • To serve as the liaison between the State Board of Education and the students of Maryland
  • To provide student liaisons to statewide task forces and committees that address issues concerning students
  • To create a statewide network of student leaders
  • To expand the role of the Executive Board to serve as a resource to MASC member schools and regions
  • To provide opportunities for student leaders to interact with their peers from across the state
  • To provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas at each MASC activity
  • To provide a positive image of Maryland’s students through ongoing communication with the media and the general public
  • To model and share a code of honor for student leaders
  • To create positive media connections
  • To increase media coverage of MASC events and programs

Leadership Development

  • To provide leadership development opportunities as a component of each MASC conference and Executive Board meeting
  • To provide substantive and informative workshops for delegates that empower students to enhance their own student councils and their surroundings
  • To provide students with the opportunity to experience public service and civic education first hand
  • To utilize and expand the formal partnership with the Maryland Leadership Workshops (MLW)
  • To provide member schools with resources to enhance their own organizations.
  • To encourage the improvement of member schools through an awards program
  • To provide informative mailings to member schools addressing the issues and concerns of individual school student councils

Representation and Involvement

  • To promote representation and involvement of all secondary schools and regions in MASC
  • To have representation from each of the 20 regions at all MASC functions
  • To identify new methods of improving services to regions and member schools
  • To increase involvement in MASC from under represented regions
  • To bolster committees
  • To represent student viewpoints to policy makers
  • To recommend and lobby for the placement of students on boards, commissions, and groups that impact students.
  • To present the MASC position and the student viewpoint on issues affecting students to the State Board of Education, the State Legislature, and other decision making bodies
  • To empower students to present their viewpoints to policy makers
  • To provide member schools the opportunity to give input on the Constitution, MASC platform, and policies

 

2016-2017 EVENTS
in the states of Region 2

NJASC FALL CONFERENCE
Tuesday
Oct. 11, 2016

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
Speaker - Kevin Laue

FALL LEADERS CONFERENCE
Tuesday
Nov. 8, 2017
Early College High School
Dover, DE

79TH PASC CONVENTION
Thu-Sat.
Nov. 10-12, 2016

Deer Lakes High School
Cheswick, PA
Speakers - Cara Filler. Eddie Slowikowski, Ian Rosenberger

FALL LEADERS CONFERENCE
Saturday
Nov. 19, 2016
Hereford High School
Parkton, MD

NYSCLSA STATE CONFERENCE
Sun-Tue.
Nov. 20-22, 2016

Honor's Haven Resort
Ellenville, NY
Speakers - Houston Kraft, Jessie Funk, Stu Saunders

90TH NJASC CONVENTION
Wednesday
Jan. 11, 2017

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
Speaker - Kyle Scheele

LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING DAY
Monday
Feb. 27, 2017
Maryland State House
Annapolis, MD

WINTER CONFERENCE
Wednesday
March 8, 2017
Early College High School
Dover, DE

ADVISORS CONFERENCE
Monday
March 13, 2017

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ

PASC STUDENT SUMMIT
Thursday
March 9, 2017

Pennsylvania State Capitol
Harrisburg, PA

MASC STATE CONVENTION
Wed-Fri.
Apr. 5-7, 2017
Clarion Fontainebleau Resort
Ocean City, MD
Speakers - T.B.D.



2017 REGION 2 CONFERENCE

Fri-Sun. April 28-30, 2017
Camp Hebron
Halifax, PA


SPRING CONFERENCE
Friday
May 19, 2017

Early College High School
Dover, DE

NJASC SPRING AWARDS
Wednesday
May 24, 2017
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson Township, NJ



2017 NASC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

June 26-28, 2017
Pinkerton Academy
Derry, New Hampshire


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