INTRODUCING OFMS National Junior Honor Society Advisers: Mrs. Steig & Mr. Bowerman WHAT IS NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY? Is a national organization designed to provide 7 th and 8 th grade students who excel in school and community the opportunity to reach higher goals and perhaps even change the world! NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIET Y INCLUDES: Character - Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern and respect for others; observes instructions and rules, punctuality and loyalty both in and out of the classroom. Scholarship: Demonstrates highest standards of academic excellence. LEADERSHIP Leadership - Students exercise influence on peers in upholding school ideals; contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school; exemplified positive attitudes and inspires positive behavior in others; demonstrates academic initiative and responsibility. CITIZENSHIP Citizenship - Student involvement in civic activities. Students demonstrate participation and responsibility through their involvement in activities such as scouting, community organizations or school activities. COMMUNIT Y SERVICE Service - Service consists of a student’s selfless and consistent involvement and voluntary commitment of time and energy to a program outside of the school day that benefits a community/non-profit organization. AWESOME COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS Minimum of 10 hours Awards for top 2 students with the most community service hours Distribute logs in the fall - Due by May 1 st 2015 EXECUTIVE BOARD NJHS members will conduct a vote for their Executive Board: President Vice-President Secretary Public Relations Officer Community Service Officer BYLAWS Members of the NJHS must meet membership criteria which may include Honor Roll 3.5 GPA status and/or demonstrated success in the areas of character, citizenship, leadership and ser vice to your school and community. 7 th and 8 th Graders who meet the NJHS Standards of Excellence as determined by the Faculty Council will be invited to become members of the NJHS in the fall of 2014. FALL INDUCTION CEREMONY & SPRING HONORS NIGHT Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 7:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Mr. Tom Kidd Spring Honors/Service Project Night: Date to be determined. PEER TUTORING NJHS would like to run a peer tutoring program next year to suppor t students throughout the school who may need extra help in one or more of their classes. NJHS members who register as tutors will be paired with a 6 th or 7 th grade student who they feel ver y comfor table with and one that needs/wants extra help in one or more classes. Tutoring may take place during study hall time and/or af ter school depending on the tutors af ter school activities. NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIET Y PREPARES YOU FOR SUCCESS & IT’S FUN Fun with Friends College Visits Looks Great on a Resume Volunteer at the OES/FES AWESOME for Guys & Girls Express Your Individuality Change the World!