National Junior Honor Society

Advisors: Ms. Biernat or Ms. Hamdan

 

*2017-18 NJHS Induction Ceremony on May 21 at 7:00pm is mandatory.

There is also a mandatory meeting on May11 at 8:00am to practice for the induction ceremony. 

 

9/22 meeting (8:00 am in cafeteria)

10/20 meeting (8:00 am in cafeteria)

11/17 meeting (8:00 am in cafeteria)

1/12 meeting (8:00 am in cafeteria)

2/16 meeting (8:00 am in cafeteria)

3/7 Blanket Making (4:00- 5:30 pm in cafeteria)

3/16 meeting (8:00 am in cafeteria)

5/11 Induction rehearsal at 8:00 am in AUDITORIUM

5/21 Induction ceremony at 7:00 pm in AUDITORIUM

 

Student Membership

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is more than just an honor roll. Lance Middle School Junior Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.

Scholarship

Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 for two consecutive quarters are eligible. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students should maintain a 3.25 gpa after Induction, or their membership will be placed on probation or removed from NJHS.

Service

This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. Students must perform 3 hours prior to induction and an additional 10 hours of community service each year (of which 5 hours are done outside of Lance and 5 hours are done within Lance).

Leadership*

Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.

Character*

The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.

Students should be free of multiple disciplinary actions or their membership will be placed on probation or removed from NJHS.

Citizenship*

The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.

Induction to NJHS

*Students must have two teacher recommendations and complete three service hours to be considered for induction.

*2017-18 NJHS Induction Ceremony on May 21 at 7:00pm is mandatory. All paperwork is due April 19.

*Meet the gpa requirement of 3.5 for two consecutive quarters, and maintain a 3.25 gpa.

Obligations of Membership

With induction into the Lance Middle School Junior Honor Society, a member assumes certain obligations. First and foremost, all Lance Middle School Junior Honor Society members are expected to maintain a 3.25 grade point average and be free of disciplinary action (multiple detentions, ISS, OSS). In addition, each member must complete 10 hours of community service each year, 5 of which are Lance hours. If a student falls below their obligations they will be removed from NJHS. It is the student's responsibility to organize, track, and turn in their community service hours each year. NJHS students are expected to have positive behavior, and they will be removed from NJHS for behavior issues. Members who fall below the standards that were the basis for their selection shall be promptly warned in writing by the chapter adviser and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency, except that in the case of flagrant violation of school rules or the law, a member does not have to be warned. In all cases of pending dismissal, a member shall have a right to a hearing before the Faculty Council. Any student who chooses to have a dismissal hearing must provide this request in writing with a parent/ guardian signature no more than 10 schools days after being dismissed.

 

Students are also required to attend a monthly general membership meeting.

 

You may contact Ms. Biernat or Ms. Hamdan if you have any questions.

*Officer meetings will be held one week prior to these meetings.

You may contact Ms. Biernat or Ms. Hamdan if you have any questions.

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