Fall is always a busy time here at NASSP. We have been gearing up for the LEAD Conferences, kicking off this November in Phoenix, AZ. This past September, we honored principals from across the country during a Principal of the Year event in Washington, D.C. We have also spent a lot of time preparing to celebrate National Principals Month in October.

One of the most exciting National Principals Month activities is our annual video contest. It’s a fun way to show your appreciation for your principal by creating a short video telling us why your principal is the greatest! Be sure to submit your video by October 31, 2015, at www.principalsmonth.org.

The three winning videos will receive a $200 Best Buy gift card and will be featured across NASSP’s websites.

Another recognition opportunity for your students is the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which honor students who give back to their communities. Applications are now open at www.nassp.org/spirit.

I’m also very excited to present a new twice-a-year feature to Advise: Participation Station. This pullout section is specifically written to and for your student leaders. It includes projects in action, tips for college prep and time management, and much more. I know you will be eager to make copies of this section to share with your chapters and councils.

Surely I’m not the only one having a busy fall, so I wish you continued success with your many activities and events during the school year. Know that all of your hard work is helping to make a difference in the lives of your students.

Ann Postlewaite
Director of Student Programs
National Association of Secondary School Principals