Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Welcome Back

I have talked to many IHSPA members throughout the summer, but it’s always fun to reconnect with everyone as we all start a new school year.

The first half of August still seems early for school to begin, but it’s a good time to make plans for the IHSPA fall convention at Franklin College October 22 & 23. A mailing is leaving Franklin tomorrow that will include membership information and a flyer that promotes this year’s convention with keynote speaker Tom French, a Hoosier and Pulitzer Prize winner who enjoys working with high school students. In addition to the keynote address, he will also lead an intensive writing session.

Traditional on-site contests, short sessions and intensives will provide a variety of opportunities for your students.

We are also planning to continue regional workshops throughout the year, and we encourage advisers to suggest locations and topics. The next workshop is a Scholastic Partnership workshop August 28 at I.U. Southeast. These workshops are designed to help advisers, administrators, and editors develop positive working relationships and promote the First Amendment in their schools. Anyone who would still like to attend the I.U. Southeast workshop should contact me as soon as possible at 317.738.8199 or 317.341.4360 or send an E-mail to dhadley@franklincollege.edu.

Good luck with the school year, and continue to share your successes and challenges.

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