Each month, LeadLines will feature an activity, resource guide and corresponding curriculum lesson that match the month's theme.

October: Planning Ahead



This Month's News & Notes...

  Leadership Training Institutes – A New Vision:

LAST CALL: Get your students registered while spots are still open! Same great program, new curricular-focused sessions! Last year, our Leadership Training Institutes went through a concept makeover to include more content for our student leaders. This year we have taken that model one-step further to include a multi-faceted content approach with each content session. Utilizing our Leadership Curricular Standards, sessions will hit learning expectations from each of our strands of leadership curriculum. Read more here.

  Membership Renewal:

Don’t miss out! Make sure to renew your 2017-18 MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership membership here. Haven't renewed, yet? This is your LAST LeadLines newsletter. Don't wait...renew today!

  Welcome New Member Schools:

We are excited to welcome nearly 50 new member schools from across the state over the past two school years! Know of a local school that needs to join the action? Don't forget to send them your membership referral form to receive money back on your account!

  Article - The Limits on Student Speech in these Interesting Times:

Written by Kevin Sutton, Attorney and Partner at Lusk Albertson PLC

Make America Great Again. Resist. Black Lives Matter. Blue Lives Matter. Charlottesville. Obamacare. Drain the Swamp.

It's fair to say that we are living in interesting times. It's also fair to say that there is no shortage of opinions out there regarding, well, just about everything. Add in the ease with which we can instantly communicate with the entire world (see: social media) and you have an interesting cocktail of emotions, responses, allegations, and arguments to contend with daily. Read more here.

  Article - Checks and Balances – Keeping Your Program in the Right:

In many cases, student volunteers are recruited to collect funds during lunch or after school for various events throughout the year. If collecting onsite, selected students should have specific knowledge of a building process and a few basic resources at their disposal.

First and foremost, a single student should never be in charge of a collection table alone. This is not necessary an indictment of trust, rather an expansion of student safety. Teams are more efficient; provide a greater range of service and allows for responsible accountability from peer to peer interactions. Read more here.

  Regional Host Application:

Want to host a Regional Connect Event? Give your students the unique experience of hosting a statewide event! Our Regional host schools take on the challenge of designing a leadership workshop complete with a focused event theme, detailed agenda, keynote speaker, leadership activity and student showcase sessions. Our Regional hosts work in collaboration with MASC/MAHS Michigan Student leadership to create an unforgettable experience for schools from across the state. Ready to take on the challenge? Submit your application to host!

  2017-18 Charity of the Year:

We are exited to introduce the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Michigan (NAMIMI) as the 2017-18 MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership State Charity of the Year! NAMI Michigan and its affiliates are dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for persons, families and others, who are affected by mental illness, including children with serious emotional disorders, through support, education, advocacy and research. Read more here.

  Adviser Screencast Series:

We are excited to announce the release of our new Adviser Screencast Series. These screencasts will cover content that you can use throughout the year with your student group. This first informational screencast covers "what's new" for the 2017-18 school year. Be on the lookout for more of these helpful resources to showcase for your students! Read more here.

  Upcoming Events:

Click here to download and print a copy of our upcoming event schedule, the Leadership Lineup. You can also always refer to the MASC/MAHS website.

October 16 — Macomb Community College
October 17 — Kalamazoo Air Zoo
October 18 — Craig's Cruisers (Grand Rapids)
October 24 — Burton Manor (Livonia)
October 26 — Comfort Inn (Mt. Pleasant)
October 30 — Bavarian Inn (Frankenmuth) - SOLD OUT
October 31 — Bavarian Inn (Frankenmuth) *Middle Level only
November 2 — Bavarian Inn (Frankenmuth) - SOLD OUT
November 6 — Macomb ISD (Clinton Township)
November 27 — Oakland Schools (Waterford)

Leadership Day with the Pistons
It's back and at the new Little Cesar's Arena! Join us on December 12 to learn about marketing, management, and hospitality from the leaders of the Pistons organization. Receive valuable insights from their experience, which can help plan your next school dance, fundraiser or social event. Reserve your spot early! Read more here.

One-Day Executive Forums
Looking for specific training for your new group of student leaders? Build a customized program that fits your group and schools needs! Half day or after school sessions available, email info@mascmahs.org for more information.

Adviser Network Session #2: NHS Program Overview and Insights
This informational 2-hour webinar covers the 10 basic necessities all chapters must consider for a successful year. Highlighting specific roles of the adviser, principal and the facility in regards to operational components. Advisors will leave with a better understanding of procedures to follow, actions to avoid, staying compliant and how to get answers to your questions regarding chapter operation. Read more here.

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