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National Junior Honor Society

 

2016-2017 Meeting Dates

All meetings are 2:30-3:15 PM

October 19, 2016

November 16, 2016

December 14, 2016

January - TBD

February 1, 2017

March 8, 2017

April 12, 2017

May 10, 2017

May - Induction of grade 7 students - TBD

June 7 - Field Trip

 

 History

The NHS ( National Honor Society) was founded in 1921 by the NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals.) The NJHS was established eight years later, in 1929, after the NASSP saw a need for an Honor Society for middle level students. Since then, both societies have grown, the NHS to 14,000 chapters and the NJHS to 5,000 chapters.

 

Five Basic Tenets

• Scholarship

• Character

• Citizenship

• Leadership

• Service

 

Please download the Community Service Completion Form.

 

Selection Procedures for NJHS

1. Seventh grade students achieving high honors for the first three consecutive terms are eligible for nomination to the N.J.H.S. during the fourth term of grade seven.

A student receives high honors for earning all A's in all classes and all 1's and 2's in conduct and effort.

2. Students must submit a brief essay (no more than two pages) explaining why they should be considered for membership with regards to the following tenants service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

3. Students must submit the acceptance letter with required signatures along with their essay no later than one week prior to the induction ceremony.

4. All deadlines are firm.

 

The NJHS sponsors dances and other activities throughout the school year. Ms. Pink and Ms. LeTourneau are the current NJHS faculty advisors.