Montana Association of Student Councils MASC

BEING A LEADER

YOU GOT THIS.

Message from the MASC Director

Uniting Montana's student leaders!

Students Conference Attending MASC MontanaWecome back to what I hope is an exceptional school year for all student leaders and advisors across the state. I love the return to school when everyone is energized and focused for a new year. You truly have the power to make the 2015-16 school year the best year ever! Harness the leader within you and begin to take action today to make a positive difference in your schools and communities.

My name is Jane Suberg and I am currently the Principal and Student Council Advisor at Highwood High School in Highwood, Montana. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve student council members and advisors across Montana as the MASC Executive Director. MASC is and will always be a work-in-progress…always growing, evolving, and changing. One of the MASC Executive Board’s goals, as well as my own, is to respond to the needs of our local student council members and advisors across the state. To that end, we need your help. If you have suggestions that might help guide MASC in its efforts to support student councils, please let us know. The MASC Executive Board is working diligently to accomplish the goals it established the past couple of years. But there is much that can be done in an organization like ours.

With many opportunities for growth ahead of us, we invite you to be a partner in that growth. Please contact your district advisor or me at any time with ideas, questions, or concerns. I am willing to serve you in any way that I can. I hope to meet many of you personally and look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for your support as we continue this leadership journey together.

Jane Suberg
406-733-2081
jsuberg@highwood.k12.mt.us

Who We Are

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy

Students Teachers Advisors Leadership Council MASC MontanaThe Montana Association of Student Councils is an organization whose mission is to offer support to student councils in Montana and to provide educational leadership training opportunities for member schools, their students, and advisors. MASC offers leadership training experiences, resources, and networking opportunities for students and advisors across Montana. Our organization is affiliated with the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).

Each year we present a number of awards to honor our members, including the Advisor of the Year Award, Administrator of the Year, as well as National Council and Student Leader awards, along with the Horatio Alger Scholarship and winners of the MASC Challenge.

MASC is open to all public and private middle, junior, and senior high schools in the state and is sponsored by the Montana Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). We invite you to Join MASC or renew your membership for the 2013-2014 school year. Click here to download an MASC Membership App ’15-’16 and join us today!

Board of Public Education Student Representative

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MONTANA BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

The current student rep to the Montana Board of Public Education, Molly DeMarco (CMR High School, Great Falls), is in her first term on the Montana Board of Public Education. On behalf of MASC and all the students across Montana, we thank Molly for her commitment and dedication to the board. Molly was selected after the MASC Executive Board conducted interviews during their Spring 2016 meeting in Lewistown with eight candidates from around Montana. This position requires an articulate student who is able to listen, observe, and provide input on issues regarding educational policy in Montana.  We look forward to hearing our first update from Ms. DeMarco at MASC this fall in Glasgow.

Molly will serve a one-year term, at which point the MASC Executive Board will either extend Molly’s tenure for a second one-year term or open the selection process once again.

Attached below is the application and job description for the student rep position.

Applicants must appear before the MASC Executive Board for an interview on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Lewistown.

If you are a student leader interested in one day serving as the Student Representative or would like more information, please contact either current Student Representative Molly DeMarco at Mollykdemarco@gmail.com or Jane Suberg at jsuberg@highwood.k12.mt.us

Student Rep App (Microsoft Word File)

Conferences

"People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision." - John Maxwell

The General Assembly of Montana Student Leaders participating an MASC 2015 Keynote Address in Great Falls.

The General Assembly of Montana Student Leaders participating an MASC 2015 Keynote Address in Great Falls.

63rd Annual MASC Conference

“Capitalize Upon Leadership!

November 5-7, 2017

Hosted by Helena-Area Public Schools!

 

 

 

FORMS FOR OUR 2017 CONFERENCE ARE RIGHT HERE!

 

2017 MASC School Registration Form – ONLINE REGISTRATION for 2017 – Click here!  Advisors only need to submit one registration form for all the students they are registering!

2017-18 MASC Membership Application – 2017 form coming soon, but you can use this one and just change the year if it helps… dues are $125 per school per year. Sign your school up so you can attend the state conference!

2017 Advisor Commitment Forms (all Advisors must complete)

2017 Participant Commitment Forms (All Students must complete)

2017 MASC Business Session Resolution Form – write a resolution for the MASC business session to consider during its session. 

 

Keynote Speakers in Helena for 2017 – coming soon!

 

 

Speaker Archive: here are prior Keynotes at MASC:

The National Anthem at the opening of the 62nd Annual MASC Conference in Great Falls (2015).

The National Anthem at the opening of the 62nd Annual MASC Conference in Great Falls (2015).

A student leader from Helena taking positive risks during a workshop session, 2015.

A student leader from Helena taking positive risks during a workshop session, 2015.

  • Any questions? Please click on the Contact Us link in the top menu bar of this website and our Executive Director Jane Suberg will help you out!

Explore your leadership potential! High-achieving students who are ready to step forward as leaders are welcome to join us at the following conferences throughout the year. At these events, students are inspired and empowered to enhance their critical leadership skills through the hands-on practice of communication, conflict resolution, decision making, goal setting, project planning, team building and more!

In these programs, join your high-achieving peers from throughout the region and the nation to gain the real-world leadership experiences and skills you need to succeed in college and in your future career. You will be empowered to emerge as an influential voice in your community, state and even at the national level. Explore your interests, enlarge your perspective and hone the skills you need to become an influential leader in the 21st century. Attending these programs gives students the edge they need to continue on the path to success in high school, in college, in future careers and throughout life. Attending and participating at these conferences offers motivated students the opportunity to discover new passions, realize strengths, and plan for the future. We hope to see you there!

Photo left, John Beede

Annual State Convention

Annual State Convention

Information about our next conference is provided on this page – just scroll up!

NASC National Conference

NASC National Conference

The NASC National Conference brings together student council members and their advisers from around the country for a three-day inspirational event of interstate networking, seminars and workshops on leadership, service training, and 21st century skills! Learn more at nascconference.org

LEAD Conference

LEAD Conference

LEAD Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development at an affordable price to students and advisers of the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, the National Association of Student Councils, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Learn more at leadconferences.org

Annual State Convention

Annual State Convention

Information about our next conference is provided on this page – just scroll up!

NASC National Conference

NASC National Conference

The NASC National Conference brings together student council members and their advisers from around the country for a three-day inspirational event of interstate networking, seminars and workshops on leadership, service training, and 21st century skills! Learn more at nascconference.org

LEAD Conference

LEAD Conference

LEAD Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development at an affordable price to students and advisers of the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, the National Association of Student Councils, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Learn more at leadconferences.org

MASC Challenge

"Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better." - Bill Bradley

MASC Donates Make A Wish MontanaMake-A-Wish-LogoA number of years ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation was chosen as MASC’s state charity.  To date, MASC has given thousands of dollars to the charitable organization.  Once again, student councils across the state are being asked to participate in the 2015 MASC Challenge by making a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the state conference.

If your school chooses to participate in the challenge but cannot attend the state conference, donations can be sent to Jane Suberg.  Checks should be made to Highwood School with Make-A-Wish noted in the memo.  The Executive Director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Montana, Stevie Moe, has been to our conference to personally thank the schools across our state that help support this very important cause and to personally accept our donations.

Click on this link to download the the-2016-masc-challenge.

Scholarships

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

High School Girl Computer Lab College Scholarship MASC Montana StudentHigh School Girl Computer Lab College Scholarship MASC Montana StudentThe Horatio Alger Association has designated one of their scholarships to be awarded to a student leader whose school is both an NASC member and a member of the state student council organization. The NASC scholarship requires answering additional questions specific to student leadership. When completing the online application, students will be prompted to answer additional questions when they indicate they are members of student council.

Application deadlines can be viewed on the website. Applicants must meet the Horatio Alger Foundation scholarship criteria (there are special requirements for Montana students) to be eligible and must demonstrate integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Please share this information with your Guidance Department and student leaders who you feel may qualify for this outstanding scholarship opportunity.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Horatio Alger Scholarship

One Scholarship, Endless Opportunities – receive up to $21,000 for college!

Montana Scholarship recipients must attend the University of Montana or one of its affiliates, which include: University of Montana at Missoula, Missoula College, Helena College, Montana Tech at Butte, The University of Montana Western at Dillon or Montana State University or one of its affiliates, which include:

Montana State University at Bozeman
Montana State University Billings
Montana State University Northern at Havre
Great Falls College MSU

Learn more at Visit the Horatio Alger scholarship website

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Horatio Alger Scholarship

One Scholarship, Endless Opportunities – receive up to $21,000 for college!

Montana Scholarship recipients must attend the University of Montana or one of its affiliates, which include: University of Montana at Missoula, Missoula College, Helena College, Montana Tech at Butte, The University of Montana Western at Dillon or Montana State University or one of its affiliates, which include:

Montana State University at Bozeman
Montana State University Billings
Montana State University Northern at Havre
Great Falls College MSU

Learn more at Visit the Horatio Alger scholarship website

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