2017 Middle Level State Annual Conference
Nov. 10 - 11, 2017 • Embassy Suites, San Marcos
2016 Middle Level State Annual Conference
Nov. 4 - 5, 2016 • Embassy Suites, San Marcos
Middle Level student council and NJHS leaders and advisors hear nationally known speakers, gain training
from experts, and share ideas with peers. The one night conference is held in San Marcos; many schools take advantage of nearby colleges and landmarks (history and government) before or after the event. Build your ML program by sending your students and advisors.
For Student Council, NJHS, and other ML Leadership Group members and advisors (Grades 5-8)
Join middle level leaders and advisors from across Texas at the 2016 Middle level Annual Conference, November 4 and 5, 2016, at the San Marcos Embassy Suites and Conference Center. Conference check-in will be Friday, November 4, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The opening general assembly begins at 7:30 p.m. The event will conclude by 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.
• Enjoy motivational general sessions presented by nationally recognized speakers
• Learn in breakouts and discussion groups led by outstanding leaders and advisors from across Texas
• Network with other student council and NJHS advisors
• View opportunities for community service and leadership resources at exhibit
• Walk away with ideas for a successful year
• Advisor training
• Activities and games
• Workshops presented by leadership consultants
• Ideas you can use immediately provided by other middle level councils
Invite NJHS advisers to attend with you!
Kevin Laue will keynote at the 2016 Middle Level Workshop
Nearly seven-feet-tall with flaming red hair, Kevin Laue commands attention simply by walking on stage. His story, however, never fails to hold that attention for audiences of all ages. The first player missing a limb to play NCAA Division 1 basketball, he overcame the early death of his father, a challenging home environment, and a legion of critics to become one of the top high school basketball players in his home state of California while earning a scholarship to join the Manhattan College Jaspers. Employing a mixture of humor, audience participation, and a uniquely strong delivery, he tells the story of a life so extraordinary, it was chronicled in the Oscar-qualifying documentary Long Shot. The Kevin Laue Story. His own inspirational journey is used as a jumping off point to examine the challenges faced by others every day, and his triumphs help audiences see their own problems in a new light. He shares his story to help change attitudes and perspectives of youth audiences.
Registration: $55 per person (advisors and students) if registered by October 14.
Online registration will close Friday, 10/28. After that you may register onsite. A request for a refund may be submitted in writing by October 14. The TASC Board of Directors has a no-refund policy after October 14. Registration for this conference obligates you for payment unless you cancel in writing by October 14.
The deadline for room reservations at conference rates at the Embassy Suites is October 14.
San Marcos Embassy Suites and Conference Center: 1001 East McCarty Lane, San Marcos | Ph: (512) 392-6450
Students may attend a concurrent sessions and discussion groups designed to develop leadership skills as well as school and community engagement presented by outstanding high school and middle level student councils and chapters as well as a social (dance or movie).
Advisors may attend training specific to the middle level advisor. Interested high school and middle level councils and chapters may apply to present.
Conference Schedule (Tentative):
Friday, November 4, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Conference Hotel: Embassy Suites
Advisor Responsibilities: It is extremely important that all advisors accept full responsibility for their groups. TASC will not chaperone individual students and rooms. At least one advisor from each school attending the conference is expected to meet with TASC staff and representatives of the hotel to review the conference and hotel’s guest and security policies. This meeting will be held on Friday prior to the Opening General Session.
TASC recognizes middle level advisors for years of service to student council and in TASC. Service pins are awarded at 5 year intervals (5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years). Retiring advisors who have served as an advisor for 5 or more years are also recognized and awarded a plaque. These recognitions take place during the business meeting at the Middle Level State Conference. In order to be recognized with a service pin or retiring plaque, advisors must submit a completed recognition form which can be found under the awards tab on the TASC homepage.
Workshop Sessions: A highlight of the event is the variety of school-led workshop sessions on Saturday morning. More than 40 topics will be available for student delegates to experience.
High school or middle level schools interested in leading a discussion group at the conference should submit the 2016 ML Workshop Proposal. High school groups that present at the conference do not need to register, but they must be accompanied by an advisor and are responsible for their own travel and housing arrangements. High school groups are expected to observe curfew hours.
Dress Code: Student leaders should be very aware of the impact of personal appearance, and their grooming should be above average. Middle Level and High School Annual Conferences and District Conventions/Conferences:
TASC Dress Code Approved August, 2015.
Meals: The conference registration fee does not include any meals. However, the Embassy Suites includes a breakfast for those registered at the Embassy Suites.
If you already have an active TASC account, sign in using your e-mail address as the Username.
Plan now for the year ahead!