In order to provide a longer opportunity for discussion and group development, OASC created a three year rotation of retreat programs for both Middle Level and Senior High students. These overnight retreats offer students opportunities to make new friends, connect with old friends, work in a council setting and develop their teamwork skills in an overnight setting. Over the course of the years, various skills and topics have been covered including: project development, creativity, diversity, problem solving, communication, self-awareness, and self-esteem.
In late April, the Ohio Association of Student Councils comes together for their Annual State Conference.
This is a 3 day event beginning on Thursday evening for both middle school and high school students to engage in special presentations, keynote speakers, informative small group discussions, swap shops, a banquet a dance and many opportunities to make new friends and share ideas.
In addition, students participate in the process of electing new board members. Senior High must elect 4 new candidates to serve on the executive board, while middle school students vote for 2 candidates to serve on the executive board.
Students stay in host homes of Student Council members from the host school. These host homes graciously open their doors and are routinely some of the highest rated scores on our conference evaluation.
In order to attend State Conference, schools must be OASC members and have paid membership for the current year.