School Nurses Offer a Dose of Good Health
By Christina Mimms, SAIS
Some people might think that employing a nurse on a school campus is an extravagant expense. With data showing growing health issues among young people – from allergies to diabetes to asthma – and the valuable services that nurses can provide, many school leaders would scarcely consider eliminating the job from their staff. 
Eight Tips for Selecting a College Major and Career
By Bryan Rutledge, Director of College Counseling, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA 
Advice on college majors, careers, and leading a productive life is everywhere, and we all have our favorite words of wisdom. Recently, I read these by Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” These words inspire and provoke; how should students answer the call?
SAIS Featured School: Brandon Hall School, Atlanta, GA
Brandon Hall School is Atlanta’s global boarding and day school, offering rolling admissions for students grades 6 to 12. The school’s mission is to challenge students to lead lives of leadership, scholarship, and service. Brandon Hall celebrates learning, fosters global citizenship, embraces diversity, encourages athleticism and artistic expression, and inspires students to find their path and lead the way. The campus is nestled on 27 acres of a wooded nature preserve overlooking the Chattahoochee River. 
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Join Us for Outstanding Professional Development in Summer 2018!
June 27-29 | Asheville, NC
Call for SAIS Board of Trustee Nominations
Nominations for the SAIS Board of Trustees are now being accepted. To nominate yourself or someone else, please  review this information about board service . Please submit your nomination by May 11, 2018,  here .

The SAIS Board of Trustees is responsible for the supervision, control, and direction of the association. Per the bylaws, trustees must be heads of SAIS member schools. Review the current board of trustees  here .

The SAIS Committee on Trustees will process the nominations and review the nominees. The slate will be presented for approval by the membership at the SAIS annual business meeting, which takes place at the SAIS Annual Conference, October 14-16, 2018, in Charleston, SC. New trustees will begin their terms on January 1, 2019. 
NEW Professional Development Programs Coming in 2019! January 27-29 | Nashville, TN

Academic Support Conference
The Academic Support Conference will welcome professionals who support students with learning differences. Designed for staff who work within a traditional classroom setting, as part of a learning support team, or at a special needs school, this conference will offer the latest research and methods to help all students reach their fullest potential.  
 
Auxiliary Program Coordinators Conference
The Auxiliary Program Coordinators Conference is for all things before and after the school bells ring. After care, extended days, summer camp, and enrichment programs all are important to the school community. Offerings outside the classroom can provide additional revenue for the school, much needed childcare for parents, and exposure to a variety of activities for students. This conference will offer professional development, networking opportunities, and an exchange of ideas for those that work with auxiliary programs. 

Information will be available at sais.org/events.
Register now for the 2018 SAIS Institute for Heads
June 19-22, 2018
Renaissance Asheville
Asheville, NC
Featuring Rob Evans and Michael Thompson, t his energizing and nurturing retreat offers an opportunity for thoughtful dialogue and engagement with colleagues on key issues facing heads of school and their spouses. The number of participants is limited to foster connections and allow for contributions from all attendees.

Past attendees have said:
"I came away refreshed, recharged and excited to return to my school." 

"With superb facilitators and impressive colleagues, the institute was a fabulous way to reflect on our roles from the '50,000-foot' perspective, while also recharging for the next year."

"It was great for me to have my wife hear some of the things we deal with on a daily basis and great for her to have other spouses with whom she could share."

Blog of the Week
What Should Never Change in a School
J. Ross Peters, head of St. George’s Independent School in Germantown, TN, looks at the other side of change. 
SAIS Career Center
Job postings are free and unlimited for SAIS member schools. The SAIS Career Center is easy to use and allows you to post, manage, and edit jobs right from your desktop.
See you in August!

This is the final issue of SAIS HeadLines for the 2017-18 school year. Publication will resume in August. 

Got school news or suggestions for articles? Contact  christina@sais.org .
 
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