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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).

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 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

Summer Vacation Means Work for the IAJHSC Executive Board

July 6th, 2017  |  Posted by admin

Happy Summer Vacation!!

I sincerely hope your summer vacation is going well and is filled with excitement and adventure as all summer vacations from school should be!!  Be sure to be safe in everything you do, but maybe venture a bit outside the lines to help make memories 0f a lifetime!

The IAJHSC Executive Board is taking advantage of the summer vacation time to prepare for the upcoming school year of student council activities.  Thanks to the excellent efforts of Mr. David Nenn, Leadership Camp Director, and his staff of junior and senior members, over 200 students from our member schools once again had the time of their lives for a week at the IAJHSC Summer Leadership Camp at the 4H Memorial Camp in Monticello, Illinois.  They learned so much while they were there … leadership skills, how to run a council, job responsibilities, and made many, many new friends at the same time.  The connections and networking that began at camp will surely take them successfully into the new school year and will help them grow their councils to be absolutely “SUPER!”

Speaking of “SUPER,” check out the new IAJHSC theme for 2017- 2018!  The seven District Representatives really worked to come up with a wonderful new theme for us to use as we promote middle level leadership in the State of Illinois.  Recognizing that there is something special in everyone, they developed the themeUnmask the Super Leader in You! for us to use as a springboard to leadership development.  Absolutely fantastic job, District Representatives!!

They also began their work on researching either a charity or a camp which serves middle level children in Illinois to be our new State Service Project for the coming year.  Each District Representative will prepare an informative presentation for the fall Executive Board meeting trying to convince the Board to choose her/his particular charity/camp to be the official SSP recipient at the 2018 state convention.

Adult Directors have also begun to accept bids for upcoming Leadership Workshops in their respective districts.  Check the calendar to see when and where workshops are scheduled in your district.  If none has been scheduled in your district yet, you are so lucky!  That means you still have a chance to put in a bid and “Unmask the Super Leaders” in your council as you host a Leadership Workshop at your school.  Bid forms are available online or from your Adult Director.

Advisors … Don’t forget to put the annual Advisors’ Leadership Workshop on your calendar now and turn in your request to attend as early as possible.  You simply will not want to miss this opportunity to give your student council year a “SUPER” start so that things get going “faster than a speeding bullet” and you feel like you can leap council projects “with a single bound!

Take care and as always, let us know if there is anything I can do to help you as you endeavor to “Unmask the Super Leader in You!”


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