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!
Mrs. Woldum, Room 209
612-735-1579 (please text)
763-291-3462 (please text)
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
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
Volunteer at Marcy Open School once a month and work during our selling events. (These times will be
scheduled for you)
1st Semester Events
1st Semester Fundraisers
1st Semester Community Service
Marcy Open School tutoring (Monday-Thursday)
Meals on Wheels
There will be few additional service projects offered.
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.
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