Cele National Junior Honor SocietyParent and Student InformationWhat is National Junior Honor Society?
The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.(Taken from http://www.njhs.us/AboutUs/tabid/2126/Default.aspx. Accessed 1/17/14)For more information, visit the National Junior Honor Society website at www.njhs.us.Who is eligible for NJHS?7th and 8th grade students who have a B+ (3.3 GPA) average or better during the first 3 quarters of the school year, who have not failed any classes, and who also demonstrate the characteristics of Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship will be invited to fill out an application in the Spring, for membership the following year.What do you do in NJHS?The goal of NJHS is to build leaders and do service projects. For example, food drives for local food pantries, fundraising for nonprofit organizations like The American Cancer Society, volunteering at Brown Santa, picking up trash at Lake Pflugerville and more!Requirements of NJHS members:1 service project each quarter (Service projects completed during the summer will count for the 1st quarter)Maintain B+ or better overall average (3.3 GPA) and have no failing classesAttend monthly NJHS meetingsReasons for being put on Probation:Failure to complete 2 service projects during the previous semester.Failure to attend 2 or more meetings, without notifying Mrs. Jones or Ms. Dominguez.Grade point average falls below threshold.Reasons for termination of NJHS membership:Failure to make up missing service projects in the following semester.Failure to attend 4 or more meetings without notifying Mrs. Jones or Ms. DominguezGrade point average falls below threshold for 2 consecutive quarters.ISS or Out of School SuspensionGeneral MeetingsHeld during Round-Up on the first Wednesday of each month, in the Cafeteria. Please make note of dates.If you are unable to attend a meeting, please notify Mrs. Jones or Ms. Dominguez either in person or by email.Oct 3 Jan 9 April 3Nov 7 Feb 6 May 1Dec 5 March 6Service Project FormIf you do a service project outside of school, you can fill out this form and turn it in the Ms. Dominguez or Mrs. Jones.- President- Vice President- Secretary / TreasurerStaff SponsorJJ Penny - firstname.lastname@example.org