Junior and Middle School State Conference & Competition Program
Over 100,000 Wisconsin teens have experienced the energy and education of the WASC State Conference since it’s inception. Join us in Madison for a weekend of learning, inspiration and fun!
Download the 2017 State JAM Brochure
During the two day conference, attendees can also look forward to:
SECTIONALS & SUPER SECTIONALS
Attendees are able to choose from a wide variety of breakout Sectionals & Super Sectionals that cover everything from school spirit ideas to volunteering to college planning. Interested in presenting a Sectional? Check back here for opportunities.
NETWORKING & REUNIONS
The State Conference provides a great opportunity to meet students from other schools — and to connect with friends made at previous events.
A constant favorite of the conference, Sunday evening closes with a special session of motivational stories, inspiring words & music, words of wisdom from the Host Schools, and the wide-reaching Glow of Leadership.
BANQUET & AWARDS CEREMONY
Sunday evening’s agenda begins with a semi-formal banquet and awards ceremony where the WASC honors Advisors of the Year, Special Award Recipients, and Student Achievements.
The music will be pumping and the movie reels will be spinning as teens take over their space to play games, chat with new friends, and dance the night away to one of our very favorite DJ’s.
WASC’s six regions will gather to discuss business and elect officers for the upcoming year.
The weekend’s learning isn’t just for the students. Advisors will have the chance to network, learn, and discuss issues facing today’s co-curricular activities, as well as learn about the WASC and all it offers.
Schools and individuals are invited to enter the State Competitions Program, which feature many opportunities to showcase talent. Download the Flyer HERE!
There’s a category for everyone, including:
- Best Project
- Standards of Excellence
State and Regional Elections
The Wisconsin Association of School Councils is unique in structure, as it is run equally by students & advisors who are elected to terms at the annual State Conference. The duties and services of our elected officers and include: budget; publications; conferences/workshops; providing other services to the member schools.
Download the Regional Officer Application HERE
Download the Regional Advisor Application HERE
State Delegate Assembly
The State Delegate Assembly (SDA) returns to the State Conference, where student leaders will debate & pass resolutions to benefit Wisconsin’s schools. One student and one adult from WASC member schools are invited to represent their schools at these proceedings.
Download: SDA Agenda 2017
Download the 2017 State Conference Flyer HERE
Registration – Click HERE
Each Delegate MUST have an Expectations Form signed to attend the conference.
Conference Host Hotel: Marriott West
Rooms can be booked online through the link or by calling 1-888-745-2032. There is a 3 room maximum per reservation. If you would like to book more rooms, you will need more than 1 reservation. If you have a tax exempt form, please bring it with you at check in, or email it to William.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are paying with a check or purchase order, it will need to be mailed to the hotel at least 10 days prior to arrival. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Ahmed Elgebaly, the Group Rooms Coordinator, at 608-824-2701 or via email at email@example.com.
Overflow Hotel: Comfort Inn and Suites – Call: 608-836-3033
Order T-shirts: HERE
Present a Sectional
Each school attending is asked to present one Monday breakout session. Click HERE to sign up to present!
The Super Schedule
Sunday, May 7th at the Madison Marriott West
10:00—12:00 Competitions at the Madison Marriott West
10:00—12:00 Conference Registration & Store Luggage
12:15 Lunch on Your Own
12:15—12:45 Service Project Work & Mask Making
12:25 Advisor Meeting
12:55—1:15 JAM Conference Opening Kick-Off—The Adventure Begins
1:15 Energizing Welcome Keynote with Carl Olson
2:15—3:15 Round 1 Super Sectionals & Regional Business Meetings
3:25—4:35 Round 2 Super Sectionals & Regional Business Meetings
4:40—5:00 “League of Justice” WHOLE Group Presentation
5:30—6:30 Dinner, Visiting, Connecting
7:00—9:30 Entertainment Time (Dance, Movie, Games, & Laughs)
9:30PM Glow Ceremony FOR ALL
10:30 All Quiet (Even Super Heroes Need to Sleep)
Monday, May 8th
8:00—9:15 Opening Session & Keynote Presentation with Kyle Scheele
9:25—10:05 Sectionals: Round 1
10:15—10:55 Sectionals: Round 2
11:00—11:15 Council Debrief Time
11:15 Closing Session—The Adventure Begins…Again
11:30 Safe Travels!!
Want to Host the 2018 State Conference?
If you are interested in hosting the State Conference, please complete the General Host Application.
If you are interested in hosting the State Conference Competitions, please complete the Competition Host Application.
Please view the Hosting Responsibilities for a list of objectives to complete in order to host this conference.
Date(s) - 05/07/2017 - 05/08/2017
Madison Marriott West