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Rahway High School

Class of 2017

NATIONAL HONOR

SOCIETY

HANDBOOK

 

John C. Odin

Chapter Adviser

 

To Include:

  • The NHS Constitution
  • Chapter By – Laws
  • Class of 2017 Application

 

 ADOPTED BY Faculty Committee 03-19-2014

Revised 03-20-2014

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

 

Membership in the Rahway High School Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is clear evidence of a student’s achievements in both school and the community.  Students are selected based on the nationally recognized areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character upon which the society was created.  This is one of the highest honors a high school student can achieve; therefore, the Rahway High School National Honor Society Selection Committee in partnership with the Rahway Board of Education has established the following guidelines for selection and membership.

 

Selection Procedures

 

  1. Each school year, a list of academically eligible juniors and seniors will be compiled. This list will consist of those students whose [minimum weighted]* GPA is 3.38 [and whose minimum un-weighted GPA is 3.1]*.   All eligible students meeting the criteria will be invited to a mandatory informational meeting with the Faculty Advisor where the Student Handbook and Application, as well as all other materials will be distributed and discussed.

 

  • If selected, these students will participate in the fall induction. It is mandatory for inductees to participate in the ceremony.

 

  1. The fall ceremony will serve as the formal induction into the Rahway High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. It is mandatory for inductees to participate in the ceremony.  Juniors being inducted into the National Honor Society will receive their National Honor Society Pin and certificate of membership. Seniors will receive their National Honor Society shoal and tassel which will be worn during graduation in June.

 

  1. Those students intending to respond to the invitation should be aware of the following required submissions:
  • The Membership Application must be completed and/or updated according to the induction date.
  • Documented community service must be completed prior to the selection date. Juniors must document 20 hours of community service.  Newly inducted seniors must document 30 hours of community service.
  • A written faculty recommendation must be obtained in support of the candidate’s leadership and character.
  • A written community member recommendation must be obtained in support of the candidate’s leadership and character. (This may not be a family member.)
  • A 250 word minimum - 300 word maximum word essay on NHS selection criteria that is due with the Student Activity Information Form.

 

  1. The Faculty Council will conduct the final review of all membership materials. Candidates with a [weighted]* GPA of 3.38 or greater [and an un-weighted GPA of 3.1 or greater]* who submit the required membership materials and have good character, as revealed, in part, through their discipline and attendance records, will be recommended for induction unless a majority of the Faculty Council declines to recommend.

 

Maintaining Membership

  1. All Students selected to the National Honor Society at Rahway High School will be required to complete service projects which will be defined annually by the RHS-NHS. In addition, each NHS member must maintain exemplary academic, disciplinary, and attendance records.  National Honor Society members are required to maintain a minimum [weighted]* GPA of 3.38 [and an un-weighted GPA of 3.1]* and to abide by the school’s disciplinary and attendance expectations as stated in the student handbook.  (See Code Behavior Policy 5131 and Attendance Policy 5113.).  Any student unable to maintain the standards by which she/he was selected may be removed from the National Honor Society or placed on probation at the recommendation of the chapter Faculty Advisor with further review by the Faculty Council.

 

  1. If the Faculty Council votes to dismiss the member, the individual may appeal under Policy 5145.6 (Pupil Grievance Procedure).

 

  1. Juniors and seniors inducted in the fall may not miss more than four meetings between the induction and June of the same year. Please note that the number of required meetings may be changed at the discretion of the Chapter Faculty Advisor.

                                                                                                 

  1. It is mandatory that all members satisfactorily participate in a writing essay competition/or other competition to be determined by the National Honor Society Faculty Advisor each year they are a member. If a student chooses to participate in any other academic competition other than the above-noted, this must be cleared by the National Honor Society Faculty Advisor.  Date of completion of this assignment is to be set by the National Honor Society Faculty Advisor, which for general purposes will be in early January of the chapter’s senior year.

 

Non-Selection

  1. Parents and students must understand that no student has a right to be selected for membership in the National Honor Society. Reconsideration of a Faculty Council’s decision will be a rare occurrence if the Council is to be expected to take its assignments seriously.  If a non-selected student or his/her parents wish to challenge the Faculty Council’s decision, they should follow the school district’s complaint procedure, which begins with the building principal.  (See Pupil Grievance Procedure 5145.6).  The National Council and the National Association for Secondary School and Principals (NASSP) have no authority to overturn the judgment of the Faculty Council.

 

  1. In cases of non-selection, the Chapter Faculty Advisor will provide feedback to the student and/or the student’s parents. Should students or parents still not be satisfied, the next level of discussion should take place with the principal.  If the principal determines that a technical or procedural mistake may have been made, she/he will ask the Faculty Council to review the non-selection decision.

 

 

Rahway High School

Class of 2017

NATIONAL HONOR

SOCIETY

 

Constitution

 

John C. Odin

Chapter Advisor

 

RAHWAY HIGH SCHOOL

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

CONSTITUTION

(adopted May 6, 2003)

(Revised June 1, 2012)

(Revised March 20, 2014)

(Revised                         )

 

 

Article I          NAME AND PURPOSE

 

Section 1         The name of this organization shall be the George Sherwood Chapter 1575 of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools (NHS) which appears on the charter granted by the members of the National Council.

 

Section 2         The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Rahway High School.

 

Section 3         The NHS shall be under the sponsorship and supervision of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537.

 

Article II         THE PRINCIPAL

 

Section 1         The principal shall reserve the right to approve all activities and decisions of the chapter.

 

Section 2         The principal shall annually appoint a member of the faculty as chapter advisor who may serve consecutive terms.

 

Section 3         The principal shall annually appoint a Faculty Council composed of five members of the school’s faculty who may serve consecutive terms.

 

Section 4         The principal shall receive appeals in cases of non-selection of candidates, in cases involving the disciplining of members, and/or in cases involving the dismissal of members.

 

 

 

Article III       THE CHAPTER ADVISOR

 

Section 1         The chapter advisor shall be responsible for the direct, day-to-day supervision of the chapter and act as liaison between faculty, administration, students, and community.

 

Section 2         The chapter advisor shall maintain files on membership, chapter history, activities, and financial transactions.  The chapter advisor shall send the annual report to the national office.

 

Section 3         The chapter advisor shall quarterly review each member for compliance with Society standards and obligations.

 

Section 4         The chapter advisor shall help the chapter officers understand and carry- out their duties.

 

Section 5         The chapter advisor shall be an ex-officio, non-voting, sixth member of the Faculty Council.

 

Section 6         The chapter advisor shall be a member of the faculty, appointed annually by the principal, and may serve consecutive terms.

 

 

Article IV       FACULTY COUNCIL

 

Section 1         The Faculty Council shall consist of five voting members who are appointed annually by the principal.  The chapter advisor shall be an ex-officio, non-voting, sixth member of the Faculty Council.  No principal or assistant principal may be included on the Faculty Council.

 

Section 2         The term of the Faculty Council shall be one year.  Members may be appointed to consecutive terms.

 

Section 3         The Faculty Council shall meet at least once a year to review the procedures of the chapter, to select members, and to consider non-selection, dismissal, other disciplinary actions, and warning cases.

 

Section 4         The Faculty Council in partnership with the Faculty Advisor will develop and revise, when necessary, all chapter procedures for selection, disciplining, and dismissal of members, all of which must remain in compliance with the national guidelines.

 

 

Article V         MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1         Membership in the Rahway High School National Honor Society is an honor bestowed upon a student.  Selection for membership is by a Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service.  Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.

 

Section 2         Membership shall be known as active, honorary, and graduate.  Active members shall become graduate members at graduation.  Graduate members shall have no voice or vote in chapter affairs.

 

Section 3         The Faculty Council shall reserve the right to award honorary membership to school officials, principals, teachers, NHS advisers, adults, students with disabilities, or foreign students in recognition of achievement and/or outstanding service rendered to the school in keeping with the purposes of the National Honor Society.  Honorary members shall have no voice or vote in chapter affairs.

           

Section 4         Candidates become members when inducted at the Induction ceremony.

 

Section 5         Members who are seniors in good standing are eligible to be nominated by their chapters to compete in NHS Scholarship Program.

 

Section 6         An NHS member who transfers from another school and brings a letter from the former principal or chapter advisor to the new school shall be accepted automatically as a member in the new school’s chapter.  Transfer members must meet Rahway High School’s standards within one semester in order to retain membership.

 

Section 7         Members who resign or who are dismissed are never again eligible for membership or its benefits.

 

 

 

 

Article VI       SELECTION OF MEMBERS

 

Section 1         Only members of the junior and senior classes shall be eligible for membership in this chapter.  Candidates must have been in attendance at Rahway High School the equivalent of one semester to qualify for membership.

 

Section 2         The minimum standard for scholarship shall be a [weighted]* grade point average of 3.38 [and an un-weighted GPA of 3.1]*.   Candidates shall then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, and character.

 

Section 3         The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council.

 

Section 4         A description of the selection procedure shall be published in an official school publication that is widely available in a timely fashion to all students and parents of the school. The selection procedure shall be determined by the faculty regulations of the National Honor Society.

 

Section 5         The National Council and NASSP shall not review the judgment of the Faculty Council regarding selection of individual members to local chapters.

 

 

Article VII      DISMISSAL

 

Section 1         The Faculty Council, in compliance with the rules and regulations of the National Honor Society, shall determine the procedure for dismissal.  A written description of the dismissal procedure shall be available to interested parties.

 

Section 2         Maintaining membership

  1. If a member’s [weighted GPA]* average for the current school year is below 3.38 [and/or if a member’s un-weighted GPA is below 3.1]*for two consecutive marking periods, that person shall be dropped automatically from the society.
  2. If a member fails any subject, that person shall be dropped automatically from the society.
  3. A member should consistently exhibit good citizenship and leadership.
  4. A member shall perform or participate in one service project or activity within or without Rahway High School per school year.
  5. Any action taken must have the approval of the principal.

 

Section 3         Members who fall below the standards (outlined above) that were the basis for their selection shall be promptly warned in writing by the chapter Faculty Advisor and shall be 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 necessarily have to be warned and may be terminated as per Chapter Rules.

 

Section 4         The Faculty Council shall determine when an individual has exceeded a reasonable number of warnings.

 

Section 5         In all cases of impending dismissal, a member shall have a right to a hearing before the Faculty Council.

 

Section 6         For purposes of dismissal, a majority vote of the Faculty Council is required.

 

Section 7         A member who has been dismissed may appeal the decision of the Faculty Council under the same rules for disciplinary appeals in the school district.

 

Section 8         The National Council and NASSP shall hear no appeals in dismissal cases.

 

 

Article VIII    CHAPTER OFFICERS

 

Section 1         The officers will be elected from the senior class prior to the Fall Induction.  They will be formally announced at the Fall Induction and will read the Five Pillars of the National Honor Society when inducting in coming juniors and the shoaling of seniors.  The officers of the chapter, their duties, and the method of their election shall be determined by the members of the chapter, Chapter Faculty Advisor, approved by the Faculty Council, the principal, and described in the chapter bylaws.

 

Section 2         New officers shall be installed at the Fall Induction Ceremony.

 

Section 3         Only Seniors shall be eligible to serve as Chapter Officers.

 

Section 4         The officers of this chapter shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Historian.

Section 5         A majority of votes cast by NHS members ONLY shall be necessary to elect any officer of this chapter.

 

Section 6         A term of office shall be one year.

 

Section 7         President:        The President of the Rahway High School National Honor     Society is responsible for presiding over the society’s general membership meetings during the school year as well as overseeing Executive Council meetings.  The president must prepare the agenda for meetings and typically provides agenda copies to the Faculty Advisor so that National Honor Society members who cannot attend meetings are privy to the information discussed.  In addition, the National Honor Society president plans and implements fundraisers and community service projects for the group.

Section 8         Vice President:            The National Honor Society Vice President must run National Honor Society general and Executive Council meetings if the president is absent.  The vice president also puts together a written announcement reminding members of upcoming meetings.  In addition, he/she sends emails reminding National Honor Society members about society fundraisers and community activities organized by teachers or members of the community.

Section 9         Secretary:        The National Honor Society Secretary prepares sign-in-sheets and makes them available at monthly meetings; this is a chief responsibility of the National Honor Society secretary.  The officer then records National Honor Society members’ meeting attendance in a spreadsheet and provides an updated spreadsheet to the faculty advisor shortly after the monthly meetings.  The National Honor Society secretaries constantly update a record binder in which all meeting agendas and attendance sheets are stored.  Secretaries help contribute to meeting agendas and take minutes at meetings.  They also help plan fundraisers and handle communications for the society, which may include sending thank-you notes to other organizations and individuals.

Section 10       Treasurer:        The Treasurer of the Rahway High School National Honor Society will assist the Chapter Faculty Advisor count all chapter monies during the society’s fundraising events and assist the Chapter Faculty Advisor in accounting for the group’s money to the principal.  In addition he/she must assist in obtaining needed change for fundraising events and must purchase as directed by the Faculty Advisor items required for community service projects.  The Treasurer shall help the National Honor Society secretary to maintain attendance records and minutes.

Section 11       Parliamentarian:          The Parliamentarian of the Rahway High School National Honor Society is responsible to assure that all chapter meetings are conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.

Section 12       Historian:        The Historian of the Rahway High School National Honor Society will write and maintain a history of Rahway High School and to conduct tours of Rahway High School when asked to do so. The Historian will also document all chapter activities in writing and photographically.  The documentation will become a permanent part of the chapter’s records and will be used when asked for documentation of the chapter’s activities.

 

Article IX       EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Section 1         The Executive Committee shall consist of the NHS Chapter officers and the Chapter Faculty Advisor.

 

Section 2         The Executive Committee shall have general supervision of the affairs of the chapter between its general business meetings, make recommendations to the chapter, and determine and perform such other duties as are specified in the chapter bylaws.  All actions and recommendations of the executive committee shall be subject to the review of the chapter membership.

 

Section 3         The Executive Committee shall have the responsibility for ensuring that chapter activities and procedures follow school policy and regulations.

 

 

Article X         MEETINGS

 

Section 1         Each chapter shall have regular meetings during the school year on days designated by the Faculty Advisor and Executive Committee.  These will in accordance with the school policy and regulations.

 

Section 2         The regularity of the meetings (i.e. weekly, monthly, and bimonthly) shall be designated by the chapter bylaws.

 

Section 3         The chapter President or other designated student leader may call special meetings approved by the Executive Committee.

 

Section 4         Chapters shall conduct meetings according to Robert’s Rules of Order, newly revised in all points not expressly provided for in this Constitution or the chapter bylaws.

 

 

Article XI       ACTIVITIES

 

Section 1         Each chapter shall determine one or more service projects for each year.

 

Section 2         All members shall regularly participate in these projects.

 

Section 3         These projects shall have the following characteristics: fulfill a need within the school or community; have the support of the administration and the faculty; be appropriate and educationally defensible; and be well- planned, organized, and executed.

 

Section 4         Each member shall have the responsibility for choosing and participating in a service project which reflects his or her particular talents and interests.  This is in addition to the chapter projects to which all members contribute.

 

Section 5         Each chapter shall publicize its projects in a positive manner.

 

 

Article XII      OFFICIAL INSIGNIA

 

Section 1         This organization shall have an official emblem selected by the National Council.  The emblem shall be uniform.

 

Section 2         The distribution to the emblem and the rules for its use shall be under the exclusive control of the National Council.

 

Section 3         Each active, graduate, or honorary member in good standing with the chapter shall be entitled to wear this emblem.

 

Section 4         Any member who resigns or is dismissed shall return the emblem to the chapter adviser.

 

Section 5         All insignia must be procured from the National Secretary of the National Honor Society, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191.  All insignia are filed for registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and may not be copied by anyone.

 

Section 6         The motto of the National Honor Society shall be Noblesse Oblige.

 

Section 7         The official colors of the National Honor Society shall be blue and gold.

 

Section 8         A graduate member may purchase a replacement for a lost emblem by verifying membership to the national office.

 

 

Article XIII    AMENDMENTS

 

Section 1         This Constitution may be amended at any meeting of the National Council or by mail by an affirmative vote of the majority of the members of the National Council.

 

 

Article XIV    RHS-NHS DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

 

  1. The following is an annotation of dismissal procedures if deemed necessary by the Faculty Council. Complete information can be found in the National Honor Society handbook, which is available with Faculty Advisor.  Any actions taken must have the approval of the principal.

 

  1. Reasons for Dismissal
    1. [Weighted]* GPA falls below 3.38 and/or [unweighted GPA falls below 3.1] for two (2) consecutive marking periods.
    2. A failure in any subject [automatic dismissal as prescribed in RHS NHS Constitution at Article VII DISMISSAL at Section 2B.]
    3. Non-consistent exhibition of good citizenship and leadership, such as flagrant violation of school rules or civil laws.
    4. Non-compliance in performing or participating in designated service project(s).

 

  1. Procedures
    1. Members who fall below the standards must be given a written warning and be given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency, except in the case of flagrant violation of school rules or the law.
    2. In all cases of impending dismissal, a member shall have a right to a hearing before the Faculty Council.
  • For purposes of dismissal, a majority vote of the Faculty Council is required.
  1. A member who has been dismissed may appeal the decision of the Faculty Council under the same rules for disciplinary appeals in the school district.
  1. Post-Dismissal
    1. If a member is dismissed, written notice of the decision shall be sent to the member, his or her parents, and the principal.
    2. The member shall surrender the NHS emblem and membership card to the advisor. Failure to do so will be treated as a school disciplinary matter.
  2. Appeals:
    1. Dismissed members may appeal the decision to the school principal, as outlined in File Code 5145.6 (see attached).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rahway High School

Class of 2017

NATIONAL HONOR

SOCIETY

 

By - Laws

 

John C. Odin

Chapter Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BYLAWS

 

Section 1         These Bylaws incorporate by reference all items contained in the Rahway High School National Honor Constitution.

 

Section 2         Candidates for induction in the National Honor Society must complete in its entirety all parts of the National Honor Society Application prior to the induction ceremony.

 

Section 3         Chapter Officers Duties:

 

  1. Overview of the National Honor Society and the role of Officers: The National Honor Society, established in 1921, is an organization that aims to recognize high school students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, service, character and scholarship.  The officers elected to run the Rahway High School National Honor Society must complete multiple duties throughout the year in addition to speaking at the Society’s annual induction ceremony which is designed to welcome new members.  National Honor Society Officers shall be self-disciplined and able to balance school work with Society demands as is the case with all members of the National Honor Society.

 

  1. President: The President of the Rahway High School National Honor     Society is responsible for presiding over the society’s general membership meetings during the school year as well as overseeing officer meetings.  The president must prepare the agenda for meetings and typically provides agenda copies to the Faculty Advisor so that National Honor Society members who cannot attend meetings are privy to the information discussed.  In addition, the National Honor Society president plans and implements fundraisers and community service projects for the group.

 

  1. Vice President: The National Honor Society Vice President must run National Honor Society general and officer meetings if the president is absent.  The vice president also puts together a written announcement reminding members of upcoming meetings.  In addition, he/she sends emails reminding National Honor Society members about society fundraisers and community activities organized by teachers or members of the community.
  2. Secretary: The National Honor Society Secretary prepares sign-in-sheets and makes them available at monthly meetings; this is a chief responsibility of the National Honor Society secretary.  The officer then records National Honor Society members’ meeting attendance in a spreadsheet and provides an updated spreadsheet to the faculty advisor shortly after the monthly meetings. The National Honor Society secretaries constantly update a record binder in which all meeting agendas and attendance sheets are stored.  Secretaries help contribute to meeting agendas and take minutes at meetings.  They also help plan fundraisers and handle communications for the society, which might include sending thank-you notes to other organizations and individuals.

 

  1. Treasurer: The Treasurer of the Rahway High School National Honor Society will assist the Chapter Faculty Advisor in counting all chapter monies during the society’s fundraising events and assist the Chapter Faculty Advisor in accounting for the group’s money to the principal.  In addition, he/she must assist in obtaining needed change for fundraising events and must purchase as directed by the Faculty Advisor items required for community service projects.  The Treasurer shall help the National Honor Society secretary to maintain attendance records and minutes.

 

  1. Parliamentarian: The Parliamentarian of the Rahway High School National Honor Society is responsible to assure that all chapter meetings are conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.

 

  1. Historian: The Historian of the Rahway High School National Honor Society will write and maintain a history of Rahway High School, to conduct tours of Rahway High School when asked to do so. The Historian will also document all chapter activities in writing and photographically.  The documentation will become a permanent part of the chapter’s records and will be used when asked for documentation of the chapter’s activities.

 

Section 2         Pay Dues:        All members will pay dues in the amount required to cover the purchase of the National Honor Society items utilized in the High School Graduation ceremony and National Honor Society induction ceremony.  This amount will not exceed $50.00.  The Faculty Council may revise this maximum amount as required to cover adequately the costs outlined in this paragraph.

Section 3         Schedule of Meetings:            Meetings will be scheduled far enough in advance and at varied times to account for the busy schedules that many of the members have.  There will be at least two but no more than four meetings per month.  These meetings will be conducted prior to and after school.  There may be the need to call for special meetings to deal with issues that arise needing the Chapter’s attention in an expeditious manner.

Section 4         Member Obligations: Members will complete all requirements of membership as outlined in the Rahway High School National Honor Society Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rahway High School

Class of 2017

NATIONAL HONOR

SOCIETY

 

Application

(Revised 03-20-2014)

 

John C. Odin

Chapter Advisor

 

 

 

Rahway High School

1012 Madison Avenue

Rahway, NJ 07065

 

September 2015

 

Dear Prospective NHS Member:

 

I am pleased to inform you that you have been identified as a result of your current grade-point average as a possible future member of the Rahway High School Chapter of the National Honor Society.  In order to become a full and active member of the chapter you must complete the National Honor Society Application and fulfill all other criteria as noted below.  Selection will be based on a majority vote from the Faculty Council.  The portion of the letter below details the submission process and due dates.  Please read all information carefully.  If you have any questions, contact Mr. Odin in person or by e-mail (jodin@rahway.net ).

 

Membership selection will be based upon consideration of leadership, scholarship, service, and character.  All prospective members must submit a completed student information packet to Mr. Odin on or before Tuesday, 12 noon, September 15th, 2015.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Student Application Packet Includes:

  1. The National Honor Society Membership Application must be typed. No handwritten applications will be accepted.
    1. At the end of this information meeting all applicants will send the Faculty Advisor an email requesting an electronic copy of this application. This will allow the application to be saved as a word document, which can then be completed (typed) and turned in.  In addition to the above, the student will send an electronic copy of the application to the Faulty Advisor.  The email to use is: jodin@rahway.net.

 

  1. National Honor Society Application.

 

  1. Your weighted GPA must be above 3.38 and your un-weighted GPA must be above 3.1.

 

  1. Two letters of recommendation that include contact information (name, phone number, and e-mail address of the person writing the recommendation). You may use the form for the recommendation and not have the writer compose a complete letter.
    1. One from a current or former high school teacher
    2. One from a member of your community (no family members)

 

  1. Typewritten NHS Selection Criteria Essay; 250 words minimum, 300 words maximum. There should be a word count stated on the top of the first page of the essay.

 

This packet also includes Rahway High School’s NHS constitution and the NHS handbook.  The packet must be read by you and your parents or legal guardian in order to obtain a clear understanding of this chapter’s expectations for its members.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Mr. John C. Odin

NHS Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Honor Society Membership Application

Class of 2017

 

 

 

Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Home Address: _________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: _____________________                E-mail: _____________________________

Parents’/ Guardians’ Name: _______________________________________________________

Parent’s/Guardians’ Address(s) (if different from above): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Parents’/Guardians’ Phone Number: _______________       E-mail: _______________________

Grade: ________                                GPA (to be completed by NHS Advisor):______________

Current Courses Taken: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

Completed Student Information Packets are due on or before Tuesday Noon, September 15th, 2015. 

Handwritten, late or incomplete Student Information Packets will not be considered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Honor Society

Recommendation FormCurrent or Former Teacher

 

To be completed by the student:

Name of Applicant: _____________________________________________________________

Name of Person Writing Recommendation: __________________________________________

 

To be completed by the teacher:

Length of acquaintance with applicant: _____________________________________________

Course(s) taught with the applicant: ________________________________________________

 

Contact Information:

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

Phone: ______________________                E-mail: __________________________________

 

The student above has been identified solely on the basis of his/her current GPA for possible membership in the Rahway High School chapter of the National Honor Society.  In order to make an informed selection of new members, we are asking for your candid appraisal of this student in relation to the following. You may type or write out your response:

 

  • Work Ethic ____________________________________________________________
  • Integrity ____________________________________________________________
  • Academic Ability ______________________________________________________
  • Commitment to Excellence ________________________________________________
  • Involvement in Extracurricular Activities ____________________________________
  • Willingness to Help Others ________________________________________________
  • Personality ____________________________________________________________
  • Enthusiasm for Scholarship ________________________________________________

 

Please use this for to relate to the Faculty Council your honest appraisal of this student or attach a letter to this form.  All responses are due to the NHS Advisor on or before ________________.  Please feel free to return this form to the student, or if you wish your comments to remain confidential place it in the NHS Advisor’s mailbox before ______________________________.  Thank you for your time.

 

 

National Honor Society

Recommendation FormCommunity Member

(Non-Family)

 

To be completed by the student:

Name of Applicant: _____________________________________________________________

Name of Person Writing Recommendation: __________________________________________

 

To be completed by the teacher:

Length of acquaintance with applicant: _____________________________________________

Relationship to the applicant: ________________________________________________

Contact Information:

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

Phone: ______________________                E-mail: __________________________________

 

The student above has been identified solely on the basis of his/her current GPA for possible membership in the Rahway High School chapter of the National Honor Society.  In order to make an informed selection of new members, we are asking for your candid appraisal of this student in relation to the following.  You may type or write out your response:

 

  1. Work Ethic _________________________________________________________________
  2. Integrity _________________________________________________________________
  3. Academic Ability __________________________________________________________
  4. Commitment to Excellence ____________________________________________________
  5. Involvement in Extracurricular Activities _______________________________________
  6. Willingness to Help Others ____________________________________________________
  7. Personality _________________________________________________________________
  8. Enthusiasm for Scholarship ____________________________________________________

 

Please use this for to relate to the Faculty Council your honest appraisal of this student or attach a letter to this form.  All responses are due to the NHS Advisor on or before ________________.  Please feel free to return this form to the student, or if you wish your comments to remain confidential mail it to:

National Honor Society Advisor

Rahway High School

1012 Madison Avenue

Rahway, NJ 07065

Thank you for your time.

Student Activity Information Form

Note: This is part of the National Honor Society Application form.

 

 

Directions: Please complete all sections (This must be typed).  Do not be modest.  Every bit of information will be used by the Faculty Council to assist with the selection process.

Note:   Completion of this form does not guarantee selection to the National Honor Society.

I           Administrative Information

________________________________________________________________________

Name

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Other Information as required

 

II         Co-curricular Activities        –List all activities in which you have participated during high school.  Include clubs, teams, musical groups, etc., and major accomplishments in each.  If you need more space, please attach a separate document stating same.

 

Activity

 

              Year

 

 

Accomplishments

 

9

10

11

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III        Leadership Positions             -List all elected or appointed leadership positions held in school, community, or work activities.  Only positions in which you held a leadership role should be included.   Examples include:  serving as a student government leader, serving as a class officer, or serving as a club officer, committee chairperson, team captain, newspaper editor, etc.  If you need more space, please attach a separate document stating same.

 

Activity

 

              Year

 

 

Position Held

 

9

10

11

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Activity Information Form - Cont.

 

IV        Service Activities       -List Services in which you have participated.  These can be service projects done with a group either in or out of school or done as individual projects performing service.  Generally speaking, service activities are those which are done for or on behalf of others (not including immediate family) for which no compensation (monetary or other) has been given.  Please list the name of an adult supervisor who can verify your participation in each activity.

 

 

Activity

 

              Year

 

 

Service Performed

 

9

10

11

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V         Other Community Activities - List other community activities in which you have participated and note any major accomplishments in each.  These should be any activities outside of school in which you participated for the betterment of you community.  For example: religious groups, clubs sponsored outside of school, Boy or Girl Scouts, or community art endeavors.  Do not repeat participation already listed above.

 

Activity

 

              Year

 

 

Service Performed

 

9

10

11

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHS and NJHS

NHS and NJHS is an inclusive program open to all students who choose to apply themselves and consequently meet the four established criteria or pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible for NHS while 6th and 7th graders are eligible for NJHS. Selection to either NHS or NJHS is a privilege, not a right. NHS and NJHS are separate entities therefore NJHS members must go through the selection process for NHS.

Eligibility into NHS and NJHS begins with a minimum GPA, however, GPA does not guarantee acceptance into NHS or NJHS. It is only a qualifying prerequisite. Students must also complete the selection process in order to be considered an acceptable candidate for NHS or NJHS. Deadlines are set in the selection process and failure to meet any deadline will affect the candidate's eligibility.

The following is a guideline of the NHS selection process. NJHS has a similar but modified selection process. Academically qualified students will be given detailed information once they choose to participate in the selection process. Student candidates will be responsible for:

  • Student Activity Information Form. This form is to be completed by the student and must be submitted by the given deadline.
  • Confirmation information for any service activities listed on their Student Activity Information Form - must be submitted by the given deadline.
  • Student essay (topic to be given at the start of the process) - essay will be handwritten by the candidate - must be submitted by the given deadline.
  • Two letters of recommendation from adults, outside of the school, who are not family members (options include but are not limited to Pastor/Youth Pastor, Coach, Instructor and Volunteer Supervisor) - must be submitted by the given deadline.

Also included as part of the selection process:

  • Teacher evaluations - these are confidential forms submitted by the candidate's teachers that evaluate student performance in the four criteria or pillars.

Once a student has provided the necessary forms and information; that information, along with teacher evaluations, will go before the Faculty Council where membership of the student will be decided by a majority vote. The NHS and NJHS have high expectations for students especially regarding their character. Therefore, any student who has exhibited behaviors that would be considered lacking in character will not be eligible for the NHS or NJHS. Such behaviors would include, but are not limited to the following: incidence of cheating, suspension, pattern of late work, and any other violations of the student code of conduct.

An induction ceremony will be held in the spring for all new NHS and NJHS members. Candidates must attend the induction ceremony in order to become a member of NHS or NJHS.

 

NHS Inquiries - to contact Beatrice Miller

NJHS Inquiries - to contact Brandi Oglesby

** The above email links will only work if you have a default email program installed on your computer **

 


Notes:  Download the form (must open with Adobe for fields to be fillable); fill in the fields; save document; email to Ms. Miller

 

Notes:  Download the form, print form, sign and return original form to Ms. Miller

 

 

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