MLR Programs being rescheduled!
Due to extenuating circumstances, some of our Middle Level Regionals program sites last week were postponed. We have been contacting all effected schools to reschedule many of our MLR dates. The postponed MLR programs are shown below, and we are adding their reschedule dates as soon as they are confirmed:
Lincoln Middle School (Pullman) now March 4, Monday
Lynden Middle School (Bellingham) now February 26, Tuesday
Mill Creek Middle School (Kent)
Tenino Middle School (Olympia area) now March 21, Thursday
Cascade Middle School (Vancouver) now March 11, Monday
Gray Middle School (Tacoma) now March 20, Wednesday
Eastside Catholic School (Bellevue)
Pioneer Middle School (Wenatchee) now March 7, Thursday
Omak Middle School (Omak) now March 5, Tuesday
All other MLR sites are being held as scheduled.
Welcome to AWSL
A Bit About Us
The Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) sponsored its first student leadership program in 1956. Since then, AWSP has continued to grow and adapt its student leadership programs to meet the changing needs of students and schools.
Today, AWSP's student leadership office, the Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL), serves more than 12,000 Washington students and advisers annually through a variety of programs. More than 500 volunteers help us facilitate programs each year.
AWSP will provide student leadership programs that support and increase the academic and social success of all students.
Service to Schools
To fulfill our mission, the Association of Washington Student Leaders offers a variety of training opportunities: camps, retreats, conferences, publications and workshops. Guided by rigorous goals and objectives, AWSL is recognized as a national model of excellence. Learn more about our programs and our rich, 60 year history of service to schools.
State Board of Education Student Representative
AWSL is currently recruiting high school sophomores from Western Washington to serve their junior and senior years as Student Representative to the State Board of Education. Please download an application (link) if you have a student in mind for this position.
Summer Camp Reservations are now open!!
High School Programs
Winter Retreat at the Peak registration (PDF)
Once again, registrations for AWSL's winter programs are available.
The new and seriously bulked up edition of AWSL's elementary leadership curriculum, Inspiring Students to Lead, is currently available. The 161 page curriculum now includes model lesson plans on critical leadership concepts, with 15 student handouts in both English and Spanish, three leadership workshop plans with facilitator script, and a manual on inclusive recess and table games. This curriculum is great for any elementary school wishing to build their culture and climate, or for high school leadership programs looking to reach out to the elementary level as an advanced leadership opportunity.
The second edition of AWSL's groundbreaking high school leadership curriculum, Building Leaders for Life, is available today. This 400+ page curriculum guide contains a comprehensive Getting Started section, almost 94 lessons and activities in 5 content areas, and a collection of organizational tools and assessments. Included is a PDF of all 137 lesson handouts. This update of the 1992 classic will be an invaluable addition to any leadership program's library.
To see what else we have going on and what we've been up to, check out the archives of our In The Loop newsletter.
What's been happening at AWSL, Cispus, and Chewelah Peak?
On October 8, 2018, AWSL completed an over five-year-long process of rewriting and updating our three signature publications for Elementary, Middle School and High School leadership instruction with the publication of the second edition of Starting in the Middle: Leadership Lessons for Middle Level Students. With this accomplishment, AWSL has updated all of its core leadership curriculum and resources for new classroom technologies, the migration of social interaction to phones and computers, and for more inclusive language and culturally aware approaches to the leadership lessons of the past that have withstood the test of time. Included are the old standbys we’ve all gotten to know and trust, updated with two decades of feedback and innovation on best practices, as well as new leadership lessons to meet the ever-evolving world of student leadership and our larger social context. See our Publications page for further information and an order form for all of our publications.
Coming to Chewelah Peak?
Visit the Chewelah Peak website for a packing list, directions, and weather information.
Coming to Cispus?
Visit the Cispus website for a packing list, directions, and weather information.