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2018 NMASC/District Fall Conferences
Navigate Your Leadership Path

2018 NMASC/District Fall Conferences


That’s right!  Student Council leaders and advisors in NMASC will have the opportunity to plot your course as you prepare to Navigate Your Leadership Path at the 2018 NMASC/District Fall Conferences - your chance for exciting leadership training... networking with student leaders and advisors... exchanging ideas, projects and practices... having fun... up close and personal leadership inspiration and character training with national trail blazer keynote speaker and workshop presenter John Norlin!

For middle and high school leaders in NMASC member schools. The cost is $20/student and $10/adult—and includes leadership training, workshop materials and lunch.

Each school should attend prepared with a school roll call - about 30 seconds; appropriate attire school shirt/Stu Co shirt (unless your district advisor states differently); prepared to participate in the state service project – Project CHILDREN; school spirit; ready to learn new leadership skills; prepared to have a great day in Stu Co camaraderie and leadership for students and advisors!

There is no limit to the number of delegates you may register from your school.

The online reservation deadline is midnight on September 21 and the USPS postmark deadline for payment is October 5.

Make 2018-2019 your year of navigation, exploration, and discovery in leadership!

Conference Dates & Locations:

Central District
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Valley High School
1505 Candelaria Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87117
Map and Driving Directions

John Norlin

About 2018 Fall Conferences Keynote Speaker John Norlin

John is the Program Administrator for Student Leadership & Community Involvement for the Sumner School District, a Servant Leadership trainer, and motivational speaker. He was Washington Advisor of the Year and taught 5 leadership classes per semester for 10 years at Sumner High School.


John is part of the CharacterStrong team, a partnership of educators, speakers, and students who believe in creating sustainable change in schools and helping young people develop the skills of service, kindness, and empathy.

Visit John Norlin's website »

Northwest District
Monday, October 22, 2018

Farmington High School
2200 N Sunset Ave
Farmington, NM 87401
Map and Driving Directions

Northeast District
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Española Valley High School
1111 El Llano Rd.
Española, NM 87532
Map and Driving Directions

Southeast District
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

ENMU Roswell Campus, Performing Arts Center
52 University Blvd
Roswell, NM 88203
Map and Driving Directions

Southwest District
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Mesilla Valley Maze
3855 W Picacho Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88007
Map and Driving Directions

More district-specific information will be sent to each member school by the district advisor/s.


Advisors, we ask that you please plan ahead and meet the deadlines, both online (September 21) and postmark (October 5). We are grateful to our host schools for their extra efforts to welcome us to their "school home," especially at a time when they are juggling our group along with their student body and shared facilities. As a courtesy to the host school for site and meal preparations, it is important that you please meet the stated deadlines. Thanks!

Your school's NMASC and District dues must be paid prior to your attendance at the NMASC/District Conference. If you have not yet paid your NMASC and District dues, please complete and submit the online NMASC Membership Form.  Follow the directions on the form.

Dress for the conference is school-appropriate clothing. Students are encouraged to wear student council or school t-shirts. Students attending NMASC events are to comply with their school's dress code.

Each school should be prepared with a roll call (approx 30 seconds).

Light snacks and lunch will be provided.

A school may register as many students as it wishes, as long as at least one advisor from the school attends the conference and stays at the site with the students.

District officers must register and be paid by their schools.Every student and adult (advisor/driver/parent, etc.) must pay. Fees must be in the exact amount required. At no time will purchase orders, cash payments, credit card payments, or payments made by individuals be accepted. Fees include cost of the conference and meals/snacks.

Please be diligent to only register the number of students that you are bringing. No refunds will be given, however you can make student substitutions at no charge. We do not need to know your students' names ahead of time; please bring a list of their names with you when you arrive at the conference.

Any school permission or school-related absence forms are to be handled in accordance with individual school policy.



Tentative Fall Conference

(Times will vary slightly by district. Please read your district-specific email from your district advisor/s)

8:00 - 8:30am

8:30 - 9:00am
District Business Meeting (will include school roll call)

9:15 - 10:15am
Motivating Keynote by John Norlin

10:15 - 10:30am

10:30 - 11:30am
Student Large Group Workshop with John Norlin

10:30 - 11:30am
Advisor Business Meeting

11:40am - 12:10pm

12:20 - 12:50pm
Workshop #1

1:00 - 1:30pm
Workshop #2

1:40 - 2:00pm
District Business Meeting/Wrap-Up
NMASC/District Conference Registration Process:
  1. If your school's NMASC and District dues are not yet paid, complete and submit the online NMASC Membership Form by following the directions on the form. Dues must be received before the conference.
  2. Complete the District Conference online reservation form. Once you've done that, you will receive a confirmation email. Keep a copy for your records; it is also your INVOICE.
  3. NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation email shortly after your online reservation has been submitted, please check your spam folder.
  4. Print a copy of the confirmation email and send it, along with payment (ONE school check or money order transacted by the advisor, made payable to NMASC—sorry, we are not able to accept purchase orders or credit cards) to:

    P.O. Box 95468
    Albuquerque, NM 87199

    Your registration is not complete until we receive your payment and a copy of your online reservation confirmation.
  5. Bring a list of student delegates and advisors attending the conference with you to submit at on-site registration on conference day. Please indicate your school's voting delegate.

Registration is $20 per student and $10 per adult attending (includes lunch). The USPS postmark deadline for payment is October 5, 2018.

If you have any questions, contact NMASC Executive Director Mary Hahn by emailing

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NMASC 2019 State Conference
Explore Your Leadership: Serve. Guide. Lead.

February 14-16, 2019
Hosted by Farmington High School


Hosted by Farmington High School
2200 N. Sunset Ave.
Farmington, NM 87401
Map and Driving Directions »

Interested in hosting a future state conference? Download the Process to Bid as NMASC State Conference School »

Tei Street
Opening Speaker
Tei Street
Sean Ritchel
Closing Speaker
Sean Ritchel

The Farmington HS Student Senate welcomes NMASC leaders from across New Mexico to explore your leadership in February, 2019 to share ideas, improve your leadership skills, and network with others as you Explore Your Leadership in preparation to serve and guide those you lead.

  • The state conference sit-down dinner/dance on Friday, February 15 is a dress-up event.
  • Student delegates and advisors are encouraged to dress to impress but don’t dress less, ladies!  Guys: Dress slacks (khakis) button down dress shirt and tie, dress shoes.  Everyone - Keep it classy!

Jump to 2018-19 NMASC Contests & Awards »

Do you think you have what it takes to lead NMASC? Apply to be a state officer or adult board member! Your application must be received by NMASC by December 7, 2018.  (download PDF or Word format)

A Little History

Farmington High School – the home of the Scorpions - is celebrating the grand opening of their new high school campus this school year - all new construction with the exception of the Auxiliary Gym which is the original gymnasium!!  Farmington can be dated back over 2,000 years when the Anasazi "basket makers" lived in the area in "pit houses" and later in pueblo structures that were built from the native sandstone rock, which can still be seen in the various ruins in the surrounding countryside. After the Anasazi left the area, the land was then inhabited by the Navajo, Jicarilla Apache, and the Utes; and the Spanish passed through this area in the 1700’s adding to today’s cultural diversity.  Mid 1870's the population began to grow with the actual settlement of what was Farmingtown, was later shortened to Farmington.

Farmington went through several "oil and gas" booms during the 20th century. At one time, Farmington was the leading oil and gas producing area in the state of New Mexico. The oil and gas industry still remains a staple for the area.



  1. Voting Delegate: Each school must register one student voting delegate. The voting delegate may be the student council president, student body president, or the most responsible and honest delegate. The voting delegate MAY NOT be a workshop presenter, a 2019-2020 officer candidate, or district president.
  2. Student Delegates: IN ADDITION to the voting delegate, your school may register up to 14 student delegates.
  3. Adults: Each school may register as many adults as they wish. This can include the advisor, assistant advisor, chaperone, administrator, driver, etc. Every adult who attends must pay the conference registration fee.
  4. State Officer, District Officer, or State Conference Host School Co-Chair: If your school has any of these, they may be registered IN ADDITION to your voting delegate (#1 above) and student delegates (#2 above).
  5. Bonus Delegates: If you meet the Early Bird registration deadline (online pre-registration by November 20 with all mail-in forms and payment USPS postmarked by December 1st), you will be notified by NMASC by December 8th via email with instructions for registering 2 additional "bonus delegates" at the $70 Early Bird registration cost.


Advisors, it is very important that you adhere to established deadlines. Thank you!

  • November 20, 2018: Early Bird online reservation closes at midnight
  • December 1, 2018: USPS postmark deadline for Early Bird mail-in registration forms and payment
  • December 8, 2018: Regular online reservation ends at midnight
  • December 15, 2018: USPS postmark deadline for Regular mail-in registration forms and payment
  • December 15, 2018: USPS postmark deadline for bonus delegate payment (if applicable)
  • January 20, 2019: Deadline for submitting student delegates' names
  • February 1, 2019: NMAA eligibility list sent by you directly to NMAA
  • February 1, 2019: Deadline for school substitutions


Before you proceed, please download and read this document carefully:
2019 NMASC State Conference Registration: Steps to Success »

  • Advisors, please read everything thoroughly and carefully.
  • Several items are new this year or are required in a new way.
  • Please note deadlines, and meet them.
  • Please obtain your school Purchase Order prior to filling out the Registration Form; and provide the PO number in the appropriate box on the Registration form.
  • Please ensure that your school’s registration payment is in the form of one school check or a money order that you generate. Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards or cash. Every student and adult (advisor/assistant advisor/chaperone/driver/parent, etc.) must pay to attend the conference.
  • Member schools may register one voting delegate, up to fourteen additional student delegates, current state and/or district officers, and unlimited advisors. A school may not give its extra spaces to another school.
    Any school permission or school-related absence forms are to be handled in accordance with individual school policy.
  • Every school will present one workshop—either a student-led (peer-to-peer) or adult-led (advisor to students).  NEW – workshops are 30 minutes long.
  • NMASC does not refund registrations. We will, however, accept substitutions at no additional charge.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ($70/student delegate; $45/adult)

  • Online Reservation: October 20 - Midnight, November 20, 2018
  • USPS postmark deadline for mail-in forms and payment: December 1st, 2018

REGULAR REGISTRATION ($85/student delegate; $45/adult)

  • Online Reservation: Open November 21 - Midnight, December 8, 2018
  • USPS postmark deadline for mail-in forms and payment: December 15, 2018

Online Forms

Downloadable Conference Forms & Documents

If you have any questions, contact NMASC Executive Director Mary Hahn by emailing  or by calling 505-259-0484.

In general, each school should attend prepared with a school roll call not longer than 30 seconds, a school banner that is in compliance with the Banner of the Year Contest guidelines (remember to include your school’s Fun Fact on the online registration form),  appropriate conference attire - school shirt/Stu Co shirt/district shirt, appropriate dinner attire (keep it classy!), other NMASC contest submissions – Stu Co Scrapbook, Project of the Year Boards – in accordance with the clairified contest guidelines, prepared to participate in the state service project, school spirit, ready to learn new leadership skills, and prepared to build Stu Co camaraderie!

Refer to for all contest guidelines/information.

Lodging and Local Restaurants: Lodging reservations are the responsibility of each individual school.

Opening Keynote Speaker:  Tei Street

Closing Keynote Speaker: Sean Ritchel

NMASC 2019 Summer Workshop
The Treasures of Leadership


June 4-7, 2019
New Mexico Tech in Socorro

Palm trees, sand, surf... a compass and a map to plot your course to discover the abundance of your leadership skills!  On this 4-day treasure hunt you are certain to have an amazing adventure.  If you cherish something that you have, care for it because it gives you great pleasure that you have this treasure trove of priceless gemstones & pearls.  Your assets will be inspired to enhance your upcoming year as a Student Council Officer!  Do something today that your future self will thank you for: make plans with your school Student Council to hunt for The Treasures of Leadership at Summer Workshop 2019 at NM Tech University in Socorro!  Watch out for the buccaneers!  You will prosper as a leader!

Download the 2019 Summer Workshop Packing List »

NEW! NMASC Health Information Form - Please complete this form for every student and adult attending Summer Workshop from your school, and bring the forms with you to Workshop registration on June 4.

The 2019 Summer Workshop will welcome special guest A'ric Jackson back to New Mexico to share his leadership expertise, humor and inspiration with Workshop participants. A'ric has created Leadership Training, Part III, just for NMASC! It's A'ric, with an all-new leadership lineup with exercises, preparation, guidance, instruction, and focus to enhance your leadership style!

The NMASC Summer Leadership Workshop is an outstanding annual leadership training and development workshop for middle level and high school students and advisors! Make friends while working, learning and experiencing leadership activities in an energized, safe environment—all in four days! There is no limit to the number of students who may attend from a school; you are encouraged to bring as many as you wish for this early summer training experience. 

Dorms will be assigned by the school's completed registration received, SO REGISTER EARLY! Delegates will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students going into 9th grade will be considered high school students, even though they may have been registered by their mid-level school. Middle Level students attending Summer Workshop must have completed 6th grade and must be a member in good standing in their school's Student Council. At least one advisor per 15 students must register with and remain on campus for the workshop.

When YOU leave the workshop, you will be:

  • Energized!
  • Prepared with leadership skills!
  • Ready to begin a new school year with enthusiasm!

The 2019 NMASC Summer Workshop will be held June 4-7 at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM. The approximate cost is $300/student - includes registration, workshop materials, workshop t-shirts, meals, and lodging. With a pre-registration minimum of 7 students per school, one advisor per school may register for $125; otherwise the cost is $300/advisor.

Online pre-registration opens February 14, 2019!

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Summer Workshop JC (Junior Counselor)? The application will be open until March 10, 2019.


  • February 14: Summer Workshop online registration open
  • March 10: Deadline for JC application
  • April 20: Summer Workshop online pre-registration deadline – closes at midnight
  • May 1: USPS postmark deadline for Summer Workshop pre-registration required mail-in forms/payment
  • May 25: Deadline for substitutions
  • June 4-7: NMASC Summer Leadership Workshop at NM Tech - Socorro

How to Register

REGISTER EARLY! Delegates will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and dorms will be assigned based on our receipt of your school's completed registration and payment.

Because of the early June date of Summer Workshop, the online reservation form must be completed by April 20 with payment and all required forms POSTMARKED no later than May 1, 2019. These deadlines are very important.

Advisors must register their students as part of their school delegation; students may not register themselves individually. If you are a student and wish to attend the NMASC Summer Workshop, please talk to your advisor.

Workshop Fee: $300/person (includes lodging in college dormitories, meals starting with lunch Tuesday thru lunch on Friday, banquet, supplies, materials, workshop t-shirts, and campus facilities. Transportation is the responsibility of the school.)

When a school registers 7 or more students from their school, the workshop registration fee for one same-school advisor is just $125. Additional adults are $300/ea.

There are no refunds, however we allow same-gender substitutions at no charge by May 20.

Reserve Space Now

Online Reservation Deadline: APRIL 20
This is where you enter your student delegates' names. Please double-check the spelling of all names; the information you provide builds our database. Once you submit this online reservation form, you will receive a confirmation email (be sure to check your spam folder if you don't see the email - this confirmation email is also your invoice). This online form will help you calculate your registration fees. Be sure to do this by April 20! Registration opens February 14.


Download the Student Forms

After you've reserved space, download and print a Student/School Information Form, Student Participant Commitment Form, and Health Information Form for each student participant. These forms must be printed because they require signatures.


Step 3

Postmark Deadline: May 1
After you've collected the completed Student Information Forms and Student Participant Commitment Forms from each student delegate, mail the following in ONE envelope to NMASC:

  1. Printout of your confirmation email (school reservation - see step 1 above)
  2. Completed Student Information Forms (see step 2 above)
  3. Completed Student Participant Commitment Forms (see step 2 above)
  4. ONE school check (made payable to NMASC) for workshop registration fees

Registration will not be complete until all forms and payment are received - your forms and payment must be postmarked by May 1. Mail to:

NMASC Summer Workshop
P.O. Box 95468
Albuquerque, NM 87199

No refunds are allowed; substitutions only. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in June!



Substitution Deadline: May 25
If, after you've submitted your registration materials and you need to make any name substitutions, you may do so at no charge; however, substitutes must be of the same gender (female for female or male for male). NMASC will make every effort to provide a t-shirt in the correct size for the substitute, but we cannot guarantee it as the t-shirt order is placed well in advance of the event. Your school will receive t-shirts in the sizes submitted with your original online reservation form. Be sure to make any substitutions by May 25!

Questions? Contact NMASC Executive Director Mary Hahn by emailing or calling 505-259-0484.


Important Deadlines

  • April 20: Online reservation form due (see Step 1 above)
  • May 1: Postmark deadline for Student Information Forms, Participant Commitment Forms, and payment (see Step 2 above)
  • May 25: Deadline for substitutions


Please Note

The NMASC Summer Workshop program is designed to provide optimal opportunities for participants to achieve preparation for their leadership roles when they return to their schools. For this reason:

  • students are to remain on campus for the entire workshop and to attend all workshop activities.
  • there is a no-visitor policy. Parents/guardians and school officials are welcome to report to the workshop headquarters to meet with a student.
  • private automobiles (with the exception of advisors' vehicles) are not allowed.
Download the 2019 Summer Workshop Packing List »

For students and advisors, the National Student Council Conference offers opportunities to meet and network with other leaders from across the United States and around the world, obtain new ideas from informative speakers and workshops, and ascertain innovative ideas about service learning. Participants will come away with renewed enthusiasm for student council involvement at their schools and new projects and ideas to implement— all while developing stronger leadership skills and friendships.

2019 National Student Council Conference
Forging Student Leaders
June 24-26, 2019
Hosted by South Fayette High School in Pennsylvania


You must register through NMASC and attend as part of the New Mexico delegation. The tentative itinerary is as follows:

  • June 22: NM delegation travels to Pittsburgh
  • June 23: NM delegation participates in pre-conference mixer activity
  • June 24-26: NM delegation attends the national conference
  • June 26-28: NM delegation participates in post-conference sightseeing trip
  • June 28: NM delegation travels home

Conference registration is $385 (early bird rate) if your school is a member of National Student Council. The total cost of the trip is TBD and will include registration, transportation, hotel, some meals, NMASC delegation t-shirts, trading items, etc. Once the post-trip activities and travel itinerary is finalized, exact price will be posted.

Learn more about the national conference »

2019 Region 6 VIsion Leaders Conference
The Natural State of Leadership
June 21-23, 2019
Hosted by Lake Hamilton High School in Arkansas

Region 6 ( Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and New Mexico) will offer and host the third annual Region 6 Vision Conference to train student leaders and advisors, in June 2019. This conference is open to any student, advisor, and principals in the United States, Puerto Rico, and around the world. The purpose of the conference is to meet and network with the other leaders from across the U.S. and the world, obtain new ideas from informative speakers and workshops and ascertain innovative ideas about service learning.

Conference Registration:  $175.00/person – advisor and students 
Additional conference expenses include transportation-air and ground, lodging, some meals, pre-conference activity expenses, conference shirts and trading items, etc..

Conference Highlights

Thursday, June 20
Pre- party - food, drink Hot Springs Health & Fitness
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm $30 per person. 

Friday, June 21
Keynote speaker Ted Wiese & Rhett Laubach - advisor & student workshops- 2 service project {The Pack Shack & Senior Citizen's Prom with Brandon Lee White.}

Saturday, June 22
Keynote speaker Bill Cordes & wounded warrior - salute to veterans - students divided into council group for four workshops - exploration of downtown Hot Springs. 

Sunday, June 23
Keynote speaker Evangeline Parker - swag shop- advisor tribute - conference video in review - introduction to vision Conference 2020

Registration will open in the spring and will be done through NMASC.  We will have a state delegation. Individual schools will not register independently.


2018 National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) - for Advisors

National Conference on Student ActivitiesLeadership Lives Here logo

November 30 - December 2, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

Presented by the National Association of Workshop Directors (NAWD)
and hosted by the Wisconsin Association of Student Councils.

The National Conference on Student Activities (NCSA) is designed to provide program strands that encourage participation of a wide variety of activity advisors, school administrators, leadership educators, motivational speakers, and consultants.  The 2018 conference will be held November 30 - December 2 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta, Georgia.

Click here for more information and to register.









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