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2017 IAJHSC Annual Advisors' Leadership Workshop in Bloomington, September 21-22

It's a bird... it's a plane... it's a SUPER ADVISOR! Presenting the 2017 IAJHSC Advisors' Workshop: Unmask the Super Leader in You! Please join the IAJHSC as we create a marvelous year for your councils!

Featuring nationally known speaker Shari Murphy!

Thursday, September 21 (7:00pm - 10:00pm) and
Friday, September 22 (8:30am - 2:00pm)

Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center
1801 Eastland Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61704
Map and driving directions » 
Our room rate is $70. When making your reservation, be sure to request BLOCK #1831. Room includes hot buffet breakfast.

More information, agenda, and registration form (deadline: September 14) »

Unmask the Super Leader In You Selected as the 2017 IAJHSC State Theme

Unmask the Super Leader In You

WANTED: IAJHSC Director of Electronic Communications!

In order to increase communication with our membership and exposure to other middle level schools in the State of Illinois, we would like to find a member advisor who is highly knowledgeable in today's myriad of electronic, social communication applications to become our Director of Electronic Commmunications, starting in the 2017-18 school year.

Learn more »





The August, 2017 issue of the Contact newsletter is now posted in the members' area (login required).

IAJHSC Executive Board application for appointed positions available under the Advisor Resources tab in the IAJHSC Members' Area (login required).

Upcoming IAJHSC Events & Deadlines At-A-Glance

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2017

SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2017

  • IAJHSC Executive Board Meeting at Eastland Suites in Bloomington

OCTOBER 25, 2017

  • North District Fall Workshop at St. Peter Lutheran School

NOVEMBER 4, 2017

  • Mideast District Fall Workshop at St. Joseph Middle School

NOVEMBER 10, 2017

  • Midwest District Fall Workshop at Ingersoll Middle School
  • Southwest District Fall Workshop at Wilbur Trimpe Middle School

More info/upcoming events »

The 2017-18 IAJHSC Honor Council Application is now available! Please be sure to download and use this application as the requirements have changed from past years.

Congratulations to 2016-17 IAJHSC Northwest District Rep Jayne Lynde on being named the Allstate Kid of the Week for her excellent work in helping the IAJHSC raise $22,000 in support of Let It Be Us, our state charity for last year.

Listen to Jayne's interview on WGN Radio »

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From the Executive Director

A “SUPER” Year Begins for the IAJHSC!

August 24th, 2017  |  Posted by admin

Seems like summer was over in a FLASH!  I sincerely hope you are all off to a SUPER (man) start to your new school year.  I am thinking that we can work together to  make your student council members, your school, and your community have an (Mr.) INCREDIBLE leadership experience during the coming months.  So don’t be (Ninja) TURTLES … Jump on board now “faster than a speeding bullet” and let the IAJHSC help “Unmask the Super Leader in YOU!”

I would encourage all of you to plan to attend the Advisors’ Leadership Workshop on September 21- 22, 2017, at the Eastland Suites and Conference Center in Normal, IL.  It will truly give you the chance to meet with other “super” advisors to share ideas and concerns you may have as you begin your student council adventure for the coming year.  The registration information and form were sent to you via snail mail, email, and can be found here on our website.  It is a MARVELous value for just $85 per person.  Thursday night will give attendees the opportunity to meet with board members in round tables to discuss things ranging from convention and the Honor Council Award to how to host a workshop, theme ideas, community service ideas, State Service Project selection, and other such things which will help you get a great start on your student council school year.  Friday will feature presentations by Ms. Shari Murphy who is well known for her work on student leadership.  You can check out her profile and credentials here on our website.

Be sure to check the calendar here on the website for upcoming leadership workshops in your district.  We have several scheduled so far but are always looking for more hosts in each of the districts.  Leadership workshops are a great way for your student council members to really expand their leadership skills and experiences.  Hosting a leadership workshop makes for an invaluable tool your council members to practice their leadership skills.  Talk with your Adult Director as soon as possible if you are interested in stepping forward to be a “super leader” on this activity!!

I have just one more reminder … Don’t forget to start making plans now for the 59th Annual IAJHSC State Convention.  It will be held on April 20 – 21, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois.  This is truly an event you will not want to miss.  The board has already been making plans for this spectacular activity.  Ms. Heather Schultz will be our keynote speaker for the weekend.  She is nationally known youth motivational speaker and a phenomenal champion of student leadership!

I wish you the very best for the coming school year … Hope to see you at the Advisors’ Leadership Workshop!!

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