National Honor Society 1st Semester Syllabus by Tj0iyk

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									                                 National Honor Society 1st Semester Syllabus

                                                Our founding principles

NHS and NJHS are more than just an honor roll. The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon
a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character (plus citizenship for NJHS).
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 85 percent, B, 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent
          standard of excellence, or a higher cumulative average set by the local school's Faculty Council, meet the scholarship
          requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and
          character (and citizenship for 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.

         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.

             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.



                                                Our goal for 2008-2009

 Our goal for NHS 2008-2009 is to work together as one. We, the officers, have made many changes to try and make
this goal a reality. It will take dedication and responsibility from every member, however, to achieve the best NHS year
 ever! We will strive to help others become leaders, be productive and meet their goals. We will be committed to NHS,
                                              build strong bonds and have fun!

 We are looking for your input, too. Please communicate regularly with Mrs. Woldum and the officers on what’s going
                     well and not going well. By working together we can accomplish greatness!



                                                             Advisor
                                              Mrs. Woldum, Room 209
                                         Stephanie.woldum@mpls.k12.mn.us
                                                    612-668-8111

                                                      Officers
                                                     Nancy Lee
                                             Leenancy_09@yahoo.com
                                                   612-722-3889

                                                    Jon Hamre
                                              buddyhamre@tmail.com
                                             612-735-1579 (please text)

                                                      Xia Xiong
                                              Xia_xiong09@yahoo.com
                                             763-291-3462 (please text)

                                                  Amend Moua
                                           Amend_moua09@hotmail.com
                                                 763-535-6269

                                                      Ashlee Hill
                                               Ash.Hill09@yahoo.com
                                             612-598-2416 (please text)

All member meetings
          All member meetings will be held bi-weekly. Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.
You will be expected to attend additional meetings as you plan events and fundraisers.

Announcements will be made over the loud speaker in the morning, on the bulletin outside room 209 and on the NHS
website… www.edison.mpls.k12.mn.us/NHS.html

2008-2009 description of responsibilities
         As a member of NHS you will be held responsible to the following expectations. You will be expected to…
     Maintain a 3.2 GPA during each of the grading periods.
     Attend all meetings. If you cannot attend a meeting you must fill out an excuse slip and present it to Mrs.
         Woldum before the meeting. If you have an unexcused absence you will be placed on probation.
     Maintain a log of all events, fundraisers and community service you perform.
     Work on planning 1 event, work on 3 fundraising efforts and 3 community service projects during the 1st
         quarter.
     Volunteer at Marcy Open School once a month and work during our selling events. (These times will be
         scheduled for you)
1st Semester Events
       Kickoff party
       Winter Party

1st Semester Fundraisers
       Fall
       Winter
       Apple Orchard
       Concessions

1st Semester Community Service
       Marcy Open School tutoring (Monday-Thursday)
       Mary’s Place
       ElderCare
       Bywood
       Meals on Wheels
       There will be few additional service projects offered.




     Member Affirmation

          I commit to uphold the high purposes of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected; to be
     true to the principles for which it stands; to be loyal to our school; and maintain and encourage high standards
     of scholarship, service, leadership and character in myself and my fellow members.

     Name_____________________________
     Signed____________________________


     Questions I have …..

								
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