Oct. 14-15, 2018 | San Antonio

Improve Campus performance and Student Achievement 
Through Better Instructional Leadership Techniques
Co-sponsored by TASSP and Lead Your School a TASSP Corporate Partner


• What is a Texas School to Watch? A Texas School to Watch is a school that consistently has moved to meet fully the nationally endorsed criteria for high-performing middle schools; one that has made marked progress in meeting all of these criteria, including measurable gains in the academic achievement of all students over time, and is committed to continuous improvement. These schools will serve as models and mentors for other schools seeking to improve. Click Here

• H-E-B accepting nominations for the 2019 Excellence in Education Awards: Nominations can be submitted online through Oct. 22, 2018. Click Here

• Public hearings on streamlined social studies standards and instructional materials scheduled for Tuesday - Read More

 U.S. Senate Youth Application: The 57th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 2-9, 2019. The United States Senate Youth Program is for high school students who demonstrate leadership and an interest in government. Students must be a junior or senior in high school to apply.
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• TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course: The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and Texas Association of Student Councils sponsor the TEA approved course, STUDENT LEADERSHIP. Developed originally in 1996, and revised in recent years, this course curriculum is available for purchase and implementation in secondary schools. TASSP/TASC serve as the sponsoring organization with TEA and the course can be offered in Texas High Schools for state elective credit (1/2 to 1 credit). Schools or school districts must purchase the curriculum through TASSP/TASC and complete the TASSP/TASC Participant Agreement to offer this course as state credit. The curriculum may be purchased as supplemental resource for other classes or educational purposes. Click Here

• NHS Outstanding Service Project Award Application: The Outstanding Service Project awards program was created in 1994 to recognize NHS and NJHS chapters that make significant school or community service contributions at the local level. Applications are accepted between July 1–November 1. Ten NHS and 10 NJHS projects will be recognized each spring. Click Here for information.

October is National Principals Month

National Principals Month is officially recognized throughout the country with national and state resolutions supporting the event, as well as acknowledgements from U.S. senators and representatives and other government officials. TASSP strongly encourages schools and communities to come together to honor their school leaders during October and to be reminded that principals appreciate “thank you” messages throughout the year. Click Here

Texas Education Agency News Releases Online

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TASSP Vision

To offer Texas principals and assistant principals a forum to explore the best practices in school administration with the ultimate goal of helping facilitate student learning. It is the intent of the organization that we honor our motto, "Above All, Students First," in all that we do.

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