• Event Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
• Location: Lindale Middle School (415 Andover Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090)
• On-site Check-in: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
• Event: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Registration opens: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
• Registration closes: 11:59 p.m., Wednesday 2, 2022
• Substitutions: Accepted up to and including on-site check-in
• Signed Registration Emailed: Monday, November 7, 2022
• Cost: $30 for students and advisors ($25 for selected workshop presenters – MASC will send an email to school/regional advisors)
NOTE: For returning advisors, you will be prompted to log in. If you forgot your password, follow the instructions provided for retrieving it. If your school did not attend an event in past years, you will be prompted to create an account. As always, if you have questions, contact the MASC Registrar at email@example.com
|Does my school have to be a MASC member to attend this conference?||No – all secondary schools (public, private, alternative, charter) are invited to attend this first conference.|
|Can a student register themself for this conference?||No – registration for all of MASC’s three major conferences must be done through the school’s advisor or an administrator. Part of the registration process is a signed copy of the registration verification that is emailed to MASC’s registrar by a specific deadline.|
|Do advisors have to attend the conference?||MASC requires an advisor (or another school-appointed staff member) to attend the conference with their students. One adult can chaperone up to 20 students.|
|Can regional advisors register students?||Yes and No – a regional advisor may register the regional president, 2nd vice president/middle school representative, and student member on the Board of Education. Other students should be registered through their school’s advisor/administrator. (Exceptions – please email Nicete.Moodie@mdstudentcouncils.org and Wayne.Perry@mdstudentcouncils.org)|
|How will schools pay for this conference?||MASC accepts a school check or credit card – full directions are on the registration.|
|Do students pay individually or do the schools pay for the students?||This is up to the school. Many schools use student council funds or principal funds to pay registration fees. If charging the students for all or part of the fee, a student/parent needs to give the cash or check to the school as the school’s registration, completed only by the school advisor or administrator, must be paid by credit card or school check.|
|Do workshop presenters get a discounted registration fee?||Yes – a MASC Executive Director will send school advisors (and copy regional advisors) a list of the workshop presenters that were selected to present workshops. Please DO NOT list a student as a presenter simply because they said so! The list of workshop presenters will be emailed before registration opens.|
|Do students/advisors select workshops ahead of time?||Yes (only for High School Students) – High school students will rank order up to five workshops. Based on the requests and available space, they will be assigned three workshops. Middle school students will all attend Your Life Managed: Organization Simplified (time management and organization), Understanding You and Your Peers’ Mental Health, and Parliamentary Procedures.|
As MASC is a student-empowered organization; workshops are written and facilitated by trained students. We believe that peer-to-peer teaching is a great technique used in student leadership that allows everyone involved to get the most out of the topic in question.
MASC will offer a “MASC Overview” for new advisors plus a special workshop for our middle school advisors. Regional advisors will also have a brief meeting.
WORKSHOP PRESENTERS: Workshop presenters signed up to teach a middle or high school workshop after the workshop certification event in August and September.
MASC Membership Application (click here). Schools do not need to be a member of MASC in order to attend this conference. MASC depends on the funds from membership and it would be great to have our Maryland schools support the student voice by becoming MASC members. Schools will need to be MASC members in order to register for the Legislative Session and Convention.