Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 | Houston Area at Spring Forest MS

Spring Forest Middle School, 14240 Memorial Drive, Houston

This one-day workshop provides general leadership training and an introduction to student council roles and activities. A standard curriculum outline is used in all trainings, but content will vary according to facilities, numbers attending, and the consultant. NJHS chapters or other ML leadership groups are invited to attend as well. Students must be accompanied by an advisor.

COST: $25 member | $30 non-member
CHECK IN BEGINS: 8:00a | Workshop from 9:00a - 3:00p

Director: Terri Cyphers | Consultant: Courtney Goldberg


Download form, enter registration information, print and mail to TASC with a check to: TASC, 1833 South IH-35, Austin TX 78741 (Sorry, credit card payments are NOT accepted.)  Onsite registration is available, but the director must be notified with the number of participants at least one week prior to the event because meals and snacks must be purchased.

Please bring school permission form and medical release forms to the workshop with you.

Thank you for joining us for the One Day TASC Leadership Workshop at Spring Forest Middle School. It will be a jam-packed day condensing 4 full days of summer workshop leadership training into one very exciting day. We are very fortunate to have Courtney Goldberg as our Leadership Consultant. She brings years of experience, innovative ideas and a genuine passion for student activities. We will lead you through a fun and rewarding workshop experience where you will have many opportunities to grow, not only as a leader, but also as a member of Student Council and NJHS.

Director: Terri Cyphers: Cell: 832-444-5552 | School: 713-251-4659 | Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

When you arrive at Spring Forest, look for the registration table in front of the school.
Registration is from 8:00-8:55. We will begin promptly at 9:00.

Cancellations and refunds will be permitted until Sept. 30 and must be made in writing to the TASC office. Each time a cancellation is made, there will be a $5 transaction fee assessed per individual cancellation. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations made after deadline date. Refunds will not be provided for workshop no-shows, regardless of the situation. Onsite registration is available, but those registering onsite must notify Terri Cyphers they are coming no later than Monday, October 3. Schools notifying the director they are attending will be billed as food must be ordered prior to the workshop.

All students and advisors will need to bring a willingness to learn and an open mind to new adventures. All advisors will be an active part of the workshop with their students throughout the day.

TASC requires that all students and adults participating in the summer workshop program dress appropriately for a school-based summer activity. Workshop dress is casual, but must conform to an appropriate model of decency. The following dress code specifications apply to students and advisors of both genders:
• Jeans/pants and t-shirts are highly encouraged as the primary dress preference.
• Shorts are NOT permitted at most TASC conferences or workshops held during the school year, but we do relax that for the one day workshops as long as shorts are mid-thigh or longer.
• Shorts are permitted at summer programs but must be mid-thigh or longer.
• Skirts/dresses are permitted at all events but must be mid-thigh or longer.
• Strapless or spaghetti strapped dresses or tops are not permitted at TASC events.
• Caps or hats are not to be worn when inside a building.
• All shirts must have sleeves.

Workshop staff will address issues of inappropriate dress on an individual basis. If the workshop director determines that dress is in violation of common decency, then the student/advisor will be expected to comply with the request to correct the issue or be in violation of TASC policy. Bring a pair of tennis shoes, because some activities will require them.

Since both of these items are disruptive and costly, they are highly discouraged. Neither TASC nor the host school will be responsible for the loss of these items and we suggest that students not bring these to the workshop. Students and advisors who carry cell phones should not make nor accept calls during workshop activities.

Illnesses should be reported to the Director immediately through your hometown advisor. Medical release forms brought by the advisor important to our efforts to provide you with medical assistance in the unlikely event of an emergency. If medical attention is needed, an Emergency Room or Immediate Care Clinic will be used at student expense. Parents will be contacted immediately.

The use or possession of alcohol, tobacco or other illegal drugs is strictly prohibited. Any student found in the possession or under the influence of these substances will be sent home from the workshop without delay at the expense of the student, his/her parents or the student’s school.

Delegates are expected to respect the rights and safety of others. Weapons of any type are strictly prohibited at TASC functions. Any person found in the possession of an item used as weapon or exhibiting irresponsible behavior that endangers the health, safety, or welfare of him/herself or others will be sent home from the workshop without delay at the expense of the student, his/her parents or the student’s school.

8:00-8:55       Registration
9:00-9:45       General Session 1
9:45-10:30     Council Meeting
10:30-11:15   General Session 2
11:15-12:00   Lunch
12:00-12:45   General Session 3
12:45-1:30     Council Meeting
1:30-1:45       Snack
1:45-2:45       Presentations
2:45-3:00       Closing

Lunch and a snack will be provided as part of your registration fee.
Students and advisors should eat breakfast before arriving at the school.