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					Rho Kappa, PCSS
Honor Society for the Content Area of Social Studies


                  Presented by:
               Anthony Contipodero
                   Brian Dugas
                    Don Imler
Purpose
   To honor students who exemplify
    leadership and academic success in
    the area of social studies. With this
    honor, students represent their
    communities respectfully and carry
    on the qualities of good citizenship.
What is Rho Kappa?
   RHO is derived from “resh”
       Meaning “head”
   KAPPA is derived from “kapf”
       Meaning “palm of the hand”
   Together these terms symbolize
    “knowledge without service is useless”
The Florida Connection
   Florida Council for the Social Studies founded
    Rho Kappa
   The council encourages high schools across
    the state to organize a chapter
   FCSS currently has about 45 Chapters in
    Florida
   Four other states have initiated some form of
    Rho Kappa
   Pennsylvania will be the sixth state
Pennsylvania Rho Kappa
   Brian Dugas and Don Imler (PCSS) are
    working with Sherry Eldred (FCSS &
    Rho Kappa)
       Establish contact and working with other
        organizations to spread the word across
        the state and country
       Formal Name: Rho Kappa, PCSS
        Rho Kappa, PCSS

   PCSS will take a active role in
      Rho Kappa, PCSS by:
       Encouraging schools to organize a chapter
       Providing chapter assistance
       Maintaining records
       Rho Kappa, PCSS newsletter (electronic)
      Rho Kappa, PCSS
   Rho Kappa, PCSS affiliation provides:
      Rho Kappa advice and assistance

      One Advisor receives PCSS membership

      30 blank certificates

      Opportunity to purchase Rho Kappa, PCSS materials

      A packet of materials containing:

         PCSS affiliation agreement

           Constitution
           Student membership applications
           Sample
              Student induction ceremony script
Criteria for Admission
   3.5 G.P.A. in social
    studies classes
   Juniors or Seniors
   Completed 3 credits
    of social studies by
    the end of junior
    year
   Completed 4 credits
    upon graduation
Criteria for Admission   (con’t)


   Community Service
    contribution
   Demonstrated
    attributes of
    leadership
   Good Citizenship
        What are the costs?
   Annual affiliation agreement cost is $35
       Rho Kappa advice and assistance
       One Advisor receives PCSS membership
       30 blank certificates
       Opportunity to purchase Rho Kappa, PCSS materials
       A packet of materials containing:
            PCSS affiliation agreement
            Sample
                Constitution

                Student membership applications

                Student induction ceremony script
    Advisor Responsibilities
   Make contact with PCSS
   Check eligibility of
    students
   Organize meetings and
    assign officers for the
    honor society
   Conduct Ceremonies
   Provide PCSS with
    annual report
Our Goals and Expectations
   To conduct inaugural induction
    ceremonies by April 2008
   Establish a webpage or section
    dedicated to Rho Kappa, PCSS on
    www.PCSSonline.org
   Create an e-mail account for Rho
    Kappa, PCSS

				
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