Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501
Ohio HOSA Weekly Newsletter
In This Issue

New: Additional Details
Fall Leadership Conference

New: Cleveland Cavs- Ohio HOSA Event Prices

New: Alumni Membership Process

New Chapter Award

2019-20 Industry-recognized Credentials

Middle School Opportunity

Credit Card Payments

Ohio HOSA Pin Design Competition Guidelines

Ohio HOSA Theme Competition Guidelines

Medical and Code of Conduct Forms

14 Days Remain to register for Fall Leadership Conference

We are pleased to welcome the following new school and chapters to Ohio HOSA!

University of Akron

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Sports Medicine/Exercise Program
Advisor: Shawn Fahey
Region 2

Schools Adding Additional Chapters include:

Buckeye Career Center

Kettering Fairmont

Please check the Ohio HOSA website out regularly as updates are provided regularly. Check the calendar of events tab regularly as all registration open and closing dates for the coming year are listed and updated regularly.

Jim Scott, Ohio HOSA State Advisor 

September 12, 2019
Cleveland Cavs/Ohio HOSA Education Program Registration Open

October 1, 2019
Registration Closes Fall Leadership Conference

October 14, 2019
Cleveland Cavs/Ohio HOSA Educational Program Sign Up Deadline

October 31, 2019
Ohio HOSA Theme Entries Due by Email

November 5, 2019
Fall Leadership Conference
Ohio Pin Designs Due at Registration

November 14, 2019
Cleveland Cavs/Ohio HOSA Educational Event

November 15, 2019
Ohio HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
New Details: Fall Leadership Conference
We are excited to announce the 2019 Fall Leadership Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Our keynote speaker is Rhett Laubach. Rhett has presented to over one million audience attendees in 48 states and internationally. He will also present a separate workshop that is going to motivate and inspire your students.

Additionally, the state officers will be presenting three different workshops and delegates will vote on the pin design and state theme.

The advisors workshop will highlight the new competitive event skills demonstrated by fellow advisors. The intent is to provide all advisors with a better understanding of the skill and allow them to better prepare their students for regional and state competitions.

Registration is open via the National HOSA website. Click on the below button to access the agenda for your use.

Note : This year we are need advisors to have bus drivers drop off their students in front of the Hyatt Regency located on Nationwide Blvd by 10:40 AM. We will have State Officers outside to meet your bus and direct your group to the South Cafe & Marketplace where advisors will be given the meal tickets. Then your students will proceed to the Subway store in the South Cafe & Marketplace to pick up their pre-ordered meal and enjoy lunch in the food court.
At 11:20 the state officers will chaperone you and your students to the Short North Ballrooms where you will be able to pick up your Conference Tee Shirts, programs and other items.
Cleveland Cavs and Ohio HOSA Event
2nd Annual Cleveland Cavs - Ohio HOSA
Educational Program is set!

Game: Cleveland Cavs vs. Miami Heat

Date : Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location : Rocket Mortgage Field House (formerly the "Q")
Educational Program : 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Details to be announced.
Game Time : 6 PM
Ticket Options : (Includes a specially-designed T Shirt).
Lower Bowl seating is: $25 and Upper Bowl seating is: $50
Bus Parking Voucher : $20/ bus

Additional program and event details about our students participation in the pre-game are being finalized.

Registration is open through October 14, 2019
Become A 100% HOSA Gold Chapter
Any student that is a HOSA member and graduating from high school or completing their postsecondary/collegiate program is eligible to become a HOSA Lifetime Alumni Member. The HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors has made this opportunity available FREE to help strengthen the organization and keep former members connected. Membership provides the following benefits:
• Create professional networking opportunities
• Stay current with news through the HOSA E-Magazine and the Alumni Newsletter
• Conduct workshops
• Serve as judges at state and national leadership conferences
• Serve as a mentor to a HOSA member
• Be involved in state and national activities where needs exist
Chapters who have recruited 100% of their graduation seniors will now be recognized as a HOSA Gold Chapter. Click on the below button to access the link to sign up your graduating seniors.

Ohio Gold Chapter Award
During last week's local chapter Advisor Workshops a new chapter award was announced. Click on the below button to see the guidelines and how your chapter can be recognized at the State Leadership Conference to receive the Gold Chapter Award. This award for your school and program will be presented to all chapters that qualify. During the Fall Leadership Conference the new award will be unveiled and delegates will be trained on how to position their chapter to earn this award.
2019-20 Health Industry-Recognized Credentials
The Ohio Department of Education, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, has released additions to its FY2020 Industry-Recognized Credential List. The methodology for building the list of industry-recognized credentials was updated with the passage of Ohio House Bill 49. Industry-recognized credentials may be added to the current list by approval from a committee of Industry Professionals convened by the State Superintendent of Education in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.

This year our panel of industry professionals reviewed all currently approved credentials, as well as all credential applications received, in spring and summer 2019. The industry panel did not recommend removing any currently approved industry-recognized credentials from the 2019-2020 list. The updated FY2020 Industry Recognized Credential list will be posted in the coming weeks on the Ohio Department of Education’s Website, but you can view the approved additions along with the existing credentials by selecting the below buttons.
Did you know . . .

Ohio requires districts to provide career-technical education in grades 7 and 8. Have you considered meeting with your school administration about how your school or how associate schools may be able to implement health education programs at the middle school? This would also potentially serve as a recruiting tool for your secondary education programs. Also the middle school students could affiliate a HOSA chapter and compete in 19 middle school competitive events.
If your school district is already offering career-technical education in grades 7 and 8 you may want to meet with that professional and introduce them to HOSA and have them start a chapter.
However , if a local board of education adopts a resolution expressing the district’s intent not to provide career-technical education to grades 7-8 students that school year and submits that resolution to the Department, the Department will waive the requirement for that school year.
Although the September 30th deadline is near for such resolutions to be submitted, starting career-technical education for these students may be something you want to address for consideration for the 2020-21 school year. I know several schools are considering adding a middle school chapter this year. We will address this topic at the Fall Leadership Conference.
Credit Cards Now Accepted Here!
Schools can now pay for their conference fees and other items by way of credit card. Several schools have been asking if Ohio HOSA would accept this form of payment. We are able to accept American Express, Visa, and Mastercard. Their is a service fee of 3% set by the bank and card companies.

To make your payment simply contact Jim Scott at 614-638-5501 and he can process the payment and send you and electronic receipt.

Schools wishing to pay their affiliation fees have the option to contact pay their fees by contacting National HOSA at 1-800-321-4672.
It is our desire to serve you and your school better.
Ohio HOSA Pin and Theme Competitions
NEW Guidelines are announced for the Ohio HOSA Pin Design and Theme. Click on the below buttons to learn more about how to enter and deadlines.
2019-20 Medical & Code of Conduct Forms
Similar to last year, we are encouraging advisors to have all of their students complete the HOSA Medical Form and Code of Conduct Form at the start of the year. One instructor shared with me that she has all students complete these forms the first week of school and then she does not need to worry about having the forms for the competition or conferences.
Send completed forms to me and I will hold them for all events sponsored by Ohio and National HOSA including FLC, Cavs Educational Event, Regional Competitive Events, SLC, and ILC.
Click the below button to access the forms that can be downloaded, printed, and completed.
Send an email to Jim Scott to sign up another teacher or your administrators that may benefit from this weekly newsletter.
Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501