National Junior Honor Society

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The National Junior Honor Society is an organization which recognizes outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship.  Members have a responsibility to continue demonstrating these qualities and may do so through a variety of projects, fundraisers, and school/community service.

 

Hamilton Township School District

NJHS By-Laws

 

Candidacy

Membership is open to qualified 7th and 8th graders who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5. The NJHS is more than just an honor roll; therefore, there are other components that must be met for membership.  To be inducted as a member of the NJHS candidates must also demonstrate outstanding character, leadership, citizenship and service. 

 

Faculty Council

The school selection process adheres to the guidelines established by the national organization.  As such, students are recommended for selection into the NJHS by a Faculty Council.  The Faculty Council consists of five faculty members and two alternate faculty members who are appointed by the NJHS Chapter Advisors.  The Faculty Council will collect and evaluate information for each candidate and make recommendations based on this information.  Selection criteria collected by the school is confidential.

 

Identification Process

Students who qualify scholastically (a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA) will receive notification after the second trimester grading period.  Students must be enrolled minimally for the first full semester of the current school year. The notification will include a form that they MUST complete within a stated time period in order to be considered for membership into the NJHS.  The essay portion of this form should include details of involvement (i.e. clubs, sports, organizations, etc.) that would satisfy the other criteria considered for induction (i.e. character, leadership, citizenship and service).  A clear and definitive criterion for entrance into the organization has been implemented, based on a point system, that supports maintaining the integrity of the organization inclusive of a majority vote of the five member Faculty Council.

 

Failure to meet predetermined requirements of the aforementioned criteria may preclude students from selection.   Some examples are as follows:

  1. Students who have a discipline referral may not meet the criteria for leadership and character.
  2. Students who do not voluntarily participate in activities may not meet the criteria for service.
  3. Students who are not members of civic organizations may not meet the criteria for citizenship.
  4. Students who do not hold school office positions (i.e. President, Vice President, etc.) or positions of responsibility within organizations may not meet the criteria for leadership.

 

Transfer Students

An NJHS member who transfers to another school and brings a letter from the former principal or chapter adviser to the new school adviser shall be accepted automatically as a member in the new school’s chapter.  Transfer members must meet the new chapter’s standards within one semester in order to retain membership.

 

Dismissal

Members who resign or are dismissed are never again eligible for membership in NJHS or its benefits.  Students who choose not to participate in chapter activities may be dismissed as well.  Students will be evaluated each semester to make sure they continue to meet all chapter criteria.  Students with a GPA below a 3.25 will receive a letter of probation.  Students who have been internally or externally suspended will be subject to a faculty council hearing to determine continued membership.  Students who have a discipline referral may be dismissed from the NJHS as this directly conflicts with the traits of Leadership and Character that are requirements of members. 

 

 Upon acceptance into the William Davies chapter, the new members are inducted at a ceremony in April. The 2018 induction ceremony will be held April 19 at 7pm in the Hess Auditorium. 

WHAT HAVE WE DONE THIS YEAR?

  • SERVED AS GUIDES FOR 6TH GRADE ORIENTATION
  • HELPED AT BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
  • HELPED AT SHANER FOOD PANTRY
  • MADE OVER 2,000 PBJ SANDWICHES WITH OAKCREST AND DELIVERED THEM TO AC RESCUE MISSION
  • MS BIKE TO SHORE
  • MARGRET STRINGER 5K SPLASH
  • COLLECTED over 5,500 NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR THE FOOD BANK IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP
  • WORKED TWENTY OUT-OF-SCHOOL HOURS EACH
  • HELPED OUT WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE DAVIES SCHOOL AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • HOSTED ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DANCE
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