High School Student Leaders: Fostering Positive School Culture

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Agency: CESA 12
Agency Contact: Amanda Trautt
Agency Assistant: Nancy Harrison 715-685-1838
Location: CESA 12 Conference Center
618 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Facility: Conference Rooms 1, 2 & 3
10/24/2019 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Presenter: Mike McGowan

Student leaders are change agents in a school’s culture. To combat bullying, harassment and chemical abuse; staff, students and parents need to be on the same page. During this workshop Mr. McGowan will provide an overview of today’s culture and how it contributes to troublesome issues facing schools and communities. To combat these issues, Mike proposes using student leaders to foster a more positive school climate.

Peer leaders include students who naturally tend to be leaders but need to develop certain skills to be at their best. This training will give them those skills. Examples of peer leaders may include students who have designated roles and responsibilities such as class officers, club officers, student council members, and/or sports team captains.

This day will be a combination of information and interaction for these peer leaders. It is designed to be an enjoyable learning experience and will include activities that teach inclusion, communication, decision-making, and team building. Time will be given to allow school teams to begin developing an action plan they can carry back to school.


Student Teams consist of 6 to 8 students grades 7-12 + 1 advisor.  Additional attendees will each be charge $15 each to cover the cost of food.

Early Bird Registration Fee: (before October 3, 2019)

$200 per team for CESA #12 Safe & Healthy School Consortium District Members (Butternut, Chequamegon, Drummond, Hurley, Mellen, Mercer, South Shore, Washburn, Winter)
$375 per team for other districts

Registration Fee:
$225 per team for CESA #12 Safe & Healthy School Consortium District Members (
Butternut, Chequamegon, Drummond, Hurley, Mellen, Mercer, South Shore, Washburn, Winter)
$400 per team for other districts




Teacher Standards
WES2The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
Special Education
Suspension/Expulsion Ratesdiscrepancy between the rate of students with disabilities being suspended or expelled from school more than 10 days

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received one business day prior to the event date for a refund to be issued. Persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee (substitution are accepted). CESA 12 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.

Weather conditions:

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Dietary Disclaimer:

CESA 12 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. CESA 12 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 12 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made at the time of your registration.