Tuesday, February 23, 2016

NHS NJHS Application Guidelines

Parkview NHS/ NJHS
2015-2016
Faculty Sponsor


Congratulations_______________________________________,

You have passed the first step toward possible membership in the Parkview Chapter of the National Honor Society. You have met the Scholarship requirement by achieving the minimum 3.80 grade point average for NJHS and 3.75 for NHS and completing at least one honors/AP course at the secondary level or score in the standard exceeded on one or more content area assessments The next step is for you to provide information that the National Honor Society Faculty Council can utilize in evaluating your qualifications for membership.

Membership is an honor bestowed upon a select group of students by the Faculty Council on behalf of the entire school faculty. Four factors will be taken into consideration when membership is bestowed. These factors are: Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service.

According to the Constitution of the National Honor Society, “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 secondary schools.”

As you complete your application, think about activities and situations that have put you in a service or leadership role in both your school and the community. Remember selection is an honor, and your application must formally sell you as a deserving recipient, as if you were applying for your first job after college.

Application deadline, March 30, 2016
Induction ceremony April 14, 2016 3-4pm Parkview School



Student ID___________________________

Parkview NHS/NJHS

Membership in the National Honor Society is an honor bestowed upon a select group of students by the Faculty Council on behalf of the entire school faculty. Four factors will be taken into consideration when membership is bestowed. These factors are: Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service.

According to the Constitution of the National Honor Society, “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 secondary schools”. The Parkview Chapter of the National Honor Society will be involved in many projects throughout the year. Among our many activities, the National Honor Society members may assist at graduation ceremonies, and help out with the annual Spring Open House.


QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

Scholarship: 3.75 grade point average or above for NHS. 3.80 for NJHS
Successfully complete at least one honors/AP course at the secondary level or score in the
exceeded range on one or more content area assessments.
Character: Statement of personal character and review of discipline history.
Leadership: Must demonstrate leadership by actively participating in leadership activities (for example, leader of a club, captain of an athletic club).
Service: Must be involved in service projects (for example, volunteering at the local food bank).


PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION OF NEW
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY/NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
MEMBERS

1. Candidates must complete the application and return the application to Dr. Chipman within a specified time period.
2. Faculty Council will review each application based upon Character, Service, and Leadership qualities. Clarity, completeness, and neatness of the application will also be taken into consideration.
3. Acceptance into the National Honor Society is based upon three out of five votes from the members of the Faculty Council.
4. New members will be notified in a timely manner.
5. The Principal will review any appealed application.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY/NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL

1. Cumulative grade point average drops below a 3.75/NHS 3.80/NJHS at semester grading period.
2. Receiving a “D” or “F” in any class (honors classes included).
3. Breaking the Anti-Cheating Pledge.
4. Two discipline referrals in a semester or one off-campus suspension.
5. Failure to participate without advance notice in two National Honor Society functions or meetings.






GUIDELINES TO A SUCCESSFUL
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY/NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
APPLICATION

To help you write your paragraphs about why you deserve to be in the Parkview Chapter of the National Honor Society and what you might contribute to the society, the following information about the society is provided:

According to the constitution of the National Honor Society, “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 secondary schools.” Keep this purpose in mind when you write your paragraphs about why you deserve to be in the Parkview Chapter of the National Honor Society/National Junior Honor Society and what you might contribute to the society.

• Tell how you have shown enthusiasm for learning.
• Think of all the ways you have helped others in the school and in the community.
• Think about how you might have taken a leadership role in a small group, in a class meeting, at church, etc.
• What have you done to help others in your school be better students, better friends, etc?
• Tell how you plan to continue to accomplish the above mentioned things.

• Presentation of the application is very important. Your application MUST be typed Times New Roman or Ariel 12 font, double spaced and there should be no typographical errors, misspellings, etc. Applications submitted with typographical errors, misspellings, bad grammar, a sloppy appearance, etc., may constitute grounds for denial. It is the responsibility of the applicant to be sure the application meets the above standards. Please indicate NHS (high school) or NJHS (middle school) on the application. Turn in the printed application to Dr. Chipman by the deadline (March 30, 2016).


Please read the following guidelines before you continue with the application. Failure to follow the requested procedures will disqualify your application from review by the Faculty Council.

• Put the grade level(s) you were in when the activities took place. Example: Church youth group (9, 10, 11)
• List only activities in which you have actually participated. We must know what you have done already, not what you intend to do later.
• Do not use any part of your name or make reference to friends or relatives by name on pages 1-3. The Faculty Council demands complete anonymity in the selection process.
• The completed application must be received before the specified deadline. The deadline applies to all applicants, even if they are not in attendance that day.













Student ID#_____________________

National Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society
Application for Membership

A. CHARACTER


1) Write two paragraphs about why your character makes you deserving of membership in the National Honor Society/National Junior Honor Society and what you have to contribute to the NHS/NJHS relating to your character. Your character includes your personality traits, such as how you deal with both negative and positive events.


B. LEADERSHIP

List positions of leadership that you have held in school or church, or on committees, in community organizations, etc., during your school years. Indicate grade level when position was held.

Example: Chairperson, Homecoming Float Committee (9)
Group Moderator, Church Youth Group (9, 10)
Team Captain, Basketball (11)
Scouts (5,6,7,8)


If you have not held a specific position with a title but have demonstrated leadership in other ways, please list those.


C. SERVICE
You must show that you have provided benefits to your community, church, or school during your school years. Give a minimum of THREE (NHS) TWO (NJHS) examples of when you have been involved in any activity that helped your community, church, or school. List when the activity took place, to whom or what it was beneficial, and what part you played in the activity. Paid employment does NOT qualify as service.



Friday, September 18, 2015

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY CONSTITUTION PARKVIEW CHAPTER BYLAWS

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY CONSTITUTION PARKVIEW CHAPTER BYLAWS

Article I Name and Purpose
Section 1. The name of this chapter shall be the Parkview High School Chapter of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools, and the Parkview School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, which appears on the charter granted by the National Council of the National Honor Society, duly signed by the members of the National Council. Section 2. The object of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, to improve communications between students and the administration, and to encourage the development of character in all students of Parkview School.

Article II Membership
Section 1. Membership in this chapter shall be based on Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.

Section 2. Membership in this chapter shall be known as active or graduate. The graduate members shall have no vote. Active members become graduate members at graduation.

Section 3. Candidates for NHS shall have spent at least one semester in this school, and shall be members in the sophomore, junior or senior class. Candidates for NJHS must be members of 6th-9th grade. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum scholarship unweighted grade point average of 3.75 for NHS and 3.80 for NJHS. All grades, academic and nonacademic, shall be averaged. Candidates must have four or more academic credits by the completion of the junior year. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed and shall be the required minimum scholastic level of achievement for admission to candidacy. Students must successfully complete at least one honors/AP course at the secondary level or score in the advanced range on one or more content area assessments. Finally, candidates are to have preformed substantive, verifiable community service prior to their candidacy. All students who can rise in scholarship to or above such standards may be admitted to candidacy for election to membership. Their eligibility shall then be considered on their Service, Leadership, and Character.

Section 4. Any member who falls below the standards which were the basis of his or her election shall be promptly warned. If during the next regular semester of the school year, the member fails to meet the standards used as basis for election to the Society, the case shall be passed to the Faculty Council. A National Honor Society member must maintain the standards for membership in order to retain that membership. A member will be allowed only one warning period. Once a member is dismissed, he or she is never again eligible for membership in National Honor Society. Section 5. When a member is dismissed, he or she must be notified in writing and his or her membership card returned to the advisor or principal. Notice of the dismissal must be indicated on the Annual Report to the National Secretary at the end of the year. Section 6. An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers from his/her school will be given a letter signed by their principal, indicating the status of membership. Section 7. Members are required to participate in at least twenty hours of verifiable NHS activity outside of the school day which must include tutoring and participation in the annual group project.

Article III Officers
Section 1. The officers of this chapter shall include a president, vice-president, recording and corresponding secretary, and treasurer.
Section 2. Eligibility for officers requires regular attendance of the previous year's meetings. A member who wishes to be considered for office shall submit his or her name to the secretary. If he or she is eligible, his or her name will be placed on the ballot and voted on at the election meeting.
Section 3. A majority of votes cast shall be necessary to elect any officer of this chapter. A minimum of 1/3 of the members must be present to elect officers.
Section 4. It shall be the duty of the president to preside at the meeting of this chapter.
Section 5. It shall be the duty of the vice-president to take on the responsibilities of the president in his or her absence.
Section 6. The recording secretary shall take roll, keep the minutes of meetings, record all business, and keep all records on file.
Section 7. The corresponding secretary shall, with the approval of the principal or advisor, certify to the National Secretary of the National Council the names of all members for the current school year on the Annual Report submitted to the National Headquarters.
Section 8. The treasurer shall receive and disburse all funds of the chapter and shall keep an accurate account of the receipts and disbursement in accordance with school regulations.
Article IV Executive Committee
Section 1. The executive committee shall consist of the officers of the chapter.
Section 2. The executive committee shall have the general charge of the meeting and business of the chapter, but any action by the executive committee must be disclosed to the membership body, and may be subject to the review of the chapter.
Section 3. All accounts of the treasurer must be audited annually by an auditing committee appointed by the executive committee of the chapter.
Article V Supervision
Section 1. The activities of this chapter shall be subject to the approval of the student council and the administration.
Article VI Meetings
Section 1. The regular meetings for this chapter shall be held at least bi-monthly during the school year, on days designated by the executive committee.
Section 2. The officers of the chapter shall be elected at the last regular meeting of the year.
Section 3. All newly elected officers shall meet with the previous year's officers to familiarize them with their duties for the upcoming year.
Section 4. Special meetings, approved by the executive committee, may be called by the president.
Section 5. All meetings shall be open to members only and shall be held under the supervision of the advisor or some member of the faculty selected by the principal.
Section 6. This chapter shall conduct its meetings according to Robert's Rules of Order in all points not exactly provided for in the bylaws of this chapter.
Section 7. All members are allotted two absences per semester before probationary measures are taken. Outstanding circumstances will be taken into consideration. Each tardy is counted as a half absence and a complete failure to appear is counted as one whole absence. Following the second and a half absence, member names will be given to the Faculty Council for membership review and if seen appropriate, the member in question may be asked to leave the National Honor Society.
Article VII Emblem
Section 1. All insignia must be procured from the National Secretary of the National Honor Society, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. All insignia are registered in the United States Patent Office, and cannot be duplicated by anyone.
Article VIII Dues
Section 1.AT this time, no dues are required. Article IX Amendments Section 1. This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the membership body, provided that the proposed amendment has been approved by the executive committee of the chapter and notice has been sent to the National Secretary, and that notice to members has been given at least one month prior to the meeting at which it is to be voted upon.