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National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Requirements for Admission

Scholarship

Students must have a minimum cumulative non-weighted GPA of 3.50 at the end of the 6th and 7th grade years only. 8th graders may not be inducted. 

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.

Service

This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with positive, courteous and enthusiastic spirit. Members are required to complete a minimum of 25 hours of community service hours annually, 5 of which must be done within club-sponsored activities.

Citizenship

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the importance of civic involvement, have a high regard for freedom, justice and respect for the American form of government and demonstrate mature participation and responsibility through involvement in school clubs and community organizations.

Character

A student with character must demonstrate the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship. Candidates will be selected on their ability to demonstrate and uphold these standards. 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 healthy lifestyle.

Requirements to Maintain Membership

Academic Review

Once a candidate has been inducted, he/she is responsible for maintaining a 3.50 cumulative GPA. The chapter advisor will review grades at the end of each quarter. Members who fall below the required GPA will be given a warning as soon as quarter grades become available.

Discipline Review

NJHS members are expected to demonstrate exemplary behavior. Students who have committed a Level 4 offense in grades 6-8 will not qualify for acceptance in the NJHS. During their years in middle school, students cannot have a Level 3 offense in the year of application. Once inducted, no Level 3 or 4 referral can be received. Students who receive either a Level 1 or Level 2 referral can be accepted on probation for one marking period. If a student receives a Level 1 or Level 2 referral after induction, the student will go on probationary status for one marking period.

Probationary Status for Academics or Discipline

While we do not anticipate that our NHJS members will encounter any problems with academics or behavior, probationary status is intended to provide a second chance to remain in good standing.

  • If a student falls below 3.50 during a marking period, the student will be on probation and will have one marking period to raise the GPA to the 3.50 minimum.
  • If a student receives a Level 1 or Level 2 referral, the student is on probation for one marking period.

NJHS members may have only one probationary period during their middle school membership. Additional issues with grades or discipline will result in removal from NJHS.

Community Service / Student Activities (After Induction)

Once a candidate has been inducted, he/she is required to earn 40 hours of community service each school year. Examples of community service are found in the chart below. Students are encouraged to acquire all community service hours within the school and district. Students will be given log sheets to keep track of their community service hours. The log sheets will be collected throughout the school year.

NJHS Volunteer Opportunities

Some Examples of Eligible Volunteer Public Service Activities

Helping with food and clothing drives
Church projects
Working at soup kitchens
Disabled citizen assistance
Providing community-wide daycare
Animal care/shelter work
Camp or park volunteer
Aid to the elderly
Service done with school clubs/groups
Cooking/Serving at Ronald McDonald House
Working at elementary school carnivals/events
Hospital volunteer
Library work
Meals on Wheels
Tutoring
Big Brother/Big Sister
Helping teachers in their classrooms
Reading Buddies Program at elementary schools

Some Examples of Ineligible Volunteer Public Service Activities

Singing in the choir
Alter boy/girl
Babysitting
Chorus
Confirmation classes
Working on a political campaign
Sports
Band

Sponsor: Sally Eveland

 

NJHS ByLaws


Club Sponsor

Quick Links/Announcements

Sponsor
Laquel Glenn
(407) 905-3710 

Laquel.glenn@ocps.net
 

Student Community Service Log

Community Service form

Parents!  Did you know that there is a Remind app for NJHS?

Text 81010 and message @njhsbrid to join!  It's that easy.

 

Coming in the SPRING....6th grade NJHS Tapping.  Date to be announced in the future.

 

Thank you for all the food that was collected and for the students that helped to carry it!  Second Harvest was very happy to see our truck loaded with food!

 

Hours.....students that are new to NJHS this year are to have 15 hours of community service by Christmas break.  Former NJHS members are to have 20 hours by Christmas break.