NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT COUNCILS (NJASC)

 

www.njasc.org

 

2017 NJASC State Officers

  • FRONT: Emma Valle (Middle Level Rep.), Makayla Stokes (Secretary), Emily Brown (Executive Member - Special Projects), Sofia Harty (Executive Member - Publications)
  • REAR: Cole Mitchell (President), Khalid Alzubi (Treasurer), Claire Donahue (Vice President), Kaelyn Baucum (Executive Member - State Charity), Karan Chauhan (State Board of Ed. Rep.)

NJASC Executive Directors

  • Lou Miller
  • Wendy Booth Sitzler

2017 Major Events

Monday
February 6, 2017
Executive Board Transition Meeting Mercer County Technical Schools
Pennington, NJ
Monday
March 13
ADVISORS' WORKSHOP The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
Wednesday
March 22
Executive Board Meeting

Warren Hills High School
Washington, NJ

Friday
April 28
Executive Board Meeting

Phillipsburg High School
Phillipsburg, NJ

Wednesday
May 24
SPRING AWARDS PROGRAM
  • Community Smile awards
  • Standards of Excellence awards
  • Freda Marden awards
  • State Charity awards & check presentation
  • Announcement of new State Charity
  • Advisor professional development
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, NJ

Wednesday-Saturday
July 12-15

Sunday-Wednesday
July 16-19

62nd annual
LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE (LTC)

CLICK HERE for more information

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
Monday
September 18
Executive Board Meeting

Kinnelon High School
Kinnelon, NJ

Tuesday
October 10
FALL BUSINESS MEETING
  • Advisor of the Year award
  • Administrator of the Year award
  • Keynote Speaker - Mr. Phil Gugliuzza
  • Meeting for potential State Office candidates
  • Advisor professional development
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
Monday
November 13
Executive Board Meeting

Bayonne High School
Bayonne, NJ

Monday
December 11
Executive Board Interview Meeting Franklin High School
Somerset, NJ
Wednesday
January 10, 2018
92ND ANNUAL CONVENTION
  • Top Ten Project awards
  • Honor School awards
  • ML Student Leader of the Year award
  • HS Student Leader of the Year award
  • Keynote Speaker - Kevin Wanzer
  • 2018 State Officers elected
  • Student workshops & idea sharing
  • Advisor professional development
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
Monday
February 5, 2018
Executive Board Transition Meeting Parsippany Hills High School
Morris Plains, NJ

About NJASC

The New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC) was founded at New Brunswick High School as the "New Jersey Association of High School Councils" (NJAHSC) in 1927. Freda Marden, who was the Student Council advisor of New Brunswick High School at that time, served as the first Executive Secretary (Director) of the organization until her retirement in 1963. In over eighty years of existence, there are only ten other individuals that have had this role - providing essential adviser continuity.

In 1976, the name of our organization was changed from NJAHSC to NJASC to reflect the increasing role of junior high and middle schools. Since its inception, the NJASC has continually evolved and constantly been at the forefront of student leadership and student issues. Dedicated to helping middle and high school student councils to be more active and engaged in their schools and communities, throughout the school year NJASC works with both student leaders and student council advisors to encourage participation in student government and provide a forum for students to network and share ideas for successful projects and events. CLICK HERE to view a comprehensive history of the NJASC from its' inception in 1927 to today.

Each summer the NJASC sponsors a Leadership Training Conference, a four day retreat where students learn critical leadership skills including communication and public speaking, problem solving, respecting diversity, project planning, and managing conflict. Each January, over 1500 student leaders and advisers from middle and high schools throughout the state come together at the annual NJASC Convention. Students elect their statewide representatives to the NJASC Executive Board, and attend a variety of student-led workshops on such topics as planning successful charity events and creative ways to boost school spirit. Each May, nearly 5000 student leaders and advisers attend the annual Spring Awards Program at Six Flags Great Adventure. Awards are given to recognize outstanding school service and support of the annual State Charity, which is announced for the coming year at this event. Each October, over 1500 student leaders and advisers attend the Fall Business Meeting at which interested potential candidates for State Office begin the process toward possibly being elected to the next Executive Board.

NJASC also sponsors the following award programs for its' schools, student leaders, and advisers to support and recognize their efforts in support of student leadership:

  • Administrator of the Year (October)
  • Middle Level Advisor of the Year (October)
  • High School Advisor of the Year (October)
  • Middle Level Student Leader of the Year (January)
  • High School Student Leader of the Year (January)
  • Honor School (January)
  • Top Ten Projects (January)
  • Community Smile (June)
  • Freda Marden Award, for retiring advisors with 25+ years of service (June)
  • Standards of Excellence (June)
  • State Charity Awards (June)

To learn more about these and other programs of the New Jersey Association of Student Councils, please visit our website at www.njasc.org or contact one of our Executive Directors:

 

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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