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Welcome to NJHS
2011-2012!!!!
We have a lot of business to discuss, so
please be seated and we will get started! 
•MAKE
SURE YOU HAVE A COLORED FOLDER! 
•MAKE
SURE YOU HAVE SIGNED IN! 
Your Sponsors for the ‘11-’12 school
year are Ms. Parlato and Ms. Burke!
STUDENT INFORMATION SHEET
Left hand pocket of your folder!
PLEASE FILL OUT THE
STUDENT INFORMATION
SHEET AND TURN IT IN TO AN
ADVISOR TODAY!
Calendar
You will be receiving a calendar of our events
for the year, some of the items on the
calendar may change from time to time, so it
is important that you keep yours up-to-date
and in a place where you can refer to it on a
regular basis!
2011-2012 Calendar
September 21st- First Meeting (Round Room) – Nominations/T-shirts
September 27th- Mandatory Meeting (Room 313) – Team Building/Voting/Dance
September 28th- NJHS Officers assist with photos at the first school dance (3-5pm)
October 12th- Officers ONLY meeting (Room B109)
October 26th- ALL NJHS members meeting (Room 313)- T-shirt $ and Due $ Due!
November 9th- Officers ONLY meeting (Room B109)
November 16th- ALL NJHS members meeting (Room 313)
THANKSGIVING BREAK (November 21st -25th )
December 7th –Officers ONLY meeting (Room B109)
December 14th - ALL NJHS members meeting (Room 313)
CHRISTMAS BREAK (19th-30th )
January 18th- Officers ONLY meeting (Room B109)
January 25th- ALL NJHS members meeting (Room 313)
February 22nd - Officers ONLY meeting (Room B109)
February 29th- ALL NJHS members meeting (Room 313)
SPRING BREAK (March 12th-16th )
March 21st – ALL NJHS members meeting (Room 313)
April 11th - Officers ONLY meeting (Room B109)
April 18th – NJHS Meeting with NEW and OLD Members (Room 313) Induction info
April 19th- NJHS Induction Ceremony (Cafeteria) Members meet at 5pm in Room B109
May 16th- Officers ONLY meeting (Room B109) ALL MEMBERS Individual Service Hours DUE!
May 30th- LAST NJHS MEETING of the year! PIZZA AND ICE CREAM PARTY! Vote for 2012-2013
officers!
Dues!
•The
dues this year are $10 for
the entire year.
•Please pay your dues by Oct.
26th!
•Collecting dues allows us to
have money to begin projects, go
on field trips, and help
others…do your part to
contribute!
What do the NJHS By-Laws say
about dues?
Section IV. Each Member of the Chapter shall be required
to pay annual dues of twenty dollars ($20.00) by October
25th. A Member may not participate in future Chapter
activities until the Membership dues have been paid or
other arrangements have been made.
 Clause I. Any Member who cannot pay the dues shall
complete a “Request for Scholarship” form after the
Induction Ceremony for assistance with the annual dues.
 Clause II. No Member shall be denied membership in the
Chapter based on the inability to pay the annual dues.
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Addendum:We love you, and want to keep you
successful, so…you only have to pay $10.00
and they are due back on October 26th! 
Vote on T-Shirts!!!
***Money is due on Oct. 26th***
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Front of Shirt
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Back of Shirt
Sacrifice
+
Service
=
Success
Officer roles!
Check out these job descriptions…
President- Coordinates NJHS activities, communicates with
principal advisors, runs NJHS meetings, fills in any missing officer
position, assists the treasurer in finances, keeps up with which
students are not meeting the requirements of and NJHS, and keeps
records of information gathered at meetings.
Vice President- Provides insight and knowledge about NJHS
activities, aids the president, in charge of advertising meetings and
events, keeps up with supplies needed for NJHS functions, and drafts
proposals that will be sent to principal advisors.
Officer roles, cont.
Treasurer- keeps record of all financial transactions, fills out a
money sheet that records all money received, keeps records of
dues paid, and provides a cash box at fundraisers and is
responsible for it from beginning to end of fundraiser.
Secretary- writes down fundraising ideas that are put forth
during meetings, makes the NJHS meeting agenda, proof reads
proposals made by V-P, keeps minutes of officer meetings and
posts them by providing copies for all officers by email.
Reporters- Takes pictures of fundraisers and events and
provides sponsors with pictures, advertise meetings and events,
and fills in any officer that was not present for meetings.
Officer roles, cont.
Historian- Updates the NJHS website regularly with upcoming
meetings and events, and posts NJHS pictures on the website,
notifies those members who do not complete their community
service hours, keeps a scrapbook of NJHS activities.
Parliamentarian- keeps order during meetings, takes attendance
of members attending meetings, notifies those members who have
been absent and excessively absent (unexcused)
Social Director- keeps record of people signed up for NJHS
functions, keep minutes of meeting, posts minutes on website
biweekly, plans the game for NJHS meetings.
Officer Nominations!
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Reporter
Historian
Parliamentarian
Social Director
Leadership/Officer Meetings
These will be held the week before our
general meetings and attendance is
mandatory! First Leadership Meeting will
be Oct. 19th!
Our next Meeting will be Sept. 27th!!!
 Attendance
is mandatory!
 We will be voting for officers
 We will participate in Team Building
activities
 We will prepare for our first
fundraiser (Dance)
What do the NJHS By-Laws say
about meetings?
Section II. All members are expected to attend all meetings. A Member may be
excused from attending a meeting if he or she submits a signed note by the parent or
guardian to the Chapter Advisor(s) explaining the reason for his or her absence.
Failure to submit a note will result in an unexcused absence. Three unexcused or five
excused absences may result in removal from the Chapter.
Individual Service Hours
 How
many hours should I have?
 How do I keep track of my hours?
 What counts toward ISH?
 When are my ISH due?
What do the NJHS By-Laws say about
Individual Service Hours?
Section III. All Members of the Chapter shall perform two community service
projects per school year as voted on by the Chapter.
Clause I. Chapter Community Service Project. Membership in the
Chapter requires the Members to complete a community-based project. The
Members and Chapter Advisor(s) will select a community service project. The
Michael R. Null Middle School Principal will approve or deny the community
service project. The community service project must be completed by May 20
of each year. The Members must complete at least one (1) community service
project per year, but the Members may elect to complete more than one (1)
community service project with permission of the Chapter Advisor(s) and
Principal.
Clause II. Individual Community Service Project. Every Member shall
complete an individual community service project. The number of hours to be
volunteered shall be between 20 and 40 hours. The Member must obtain
approval from the parent, the Chapter Advisor(s), and the Principal, before any
community service project is started.
Charity Options
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Military Care
Packages/Pen-pals
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Elderly/Hospice Care
Packages/Cards
In-School Service Opportunities
Environmental/Recycle group
 Teacher Aide/Assistance group
 Peer Tutoring group
 Motivational group
 Teacher Appreciation
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Fundraisers (during school)
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FALL- Selling memorabilia photos at the
Fall and Winter dances (Santa or no
Santa?)
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SPRING- Marketing Spring Fling
dance/Concessions/Photos
Fundraisers
(organizations for outside of school)
FALL- Coordinating a field trip with student
council to help with “League Assistance” of
“Building Bikes.”
 FALL- “Toys for Tots” (back-up plan)
 FALL- “Houston Food Bank”(back-up plan)
 FALL- Barnes and Nobles gift wrapping
 SPRING- Raising money for “Friends For
Life”- Pet Food Drive
 SPRING- Helping with Pet Adoptions on
Saturdays
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Other Service Opportunities:
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Relay for Life
School Service Team
Church volunteer work
Subject Area Parent Nights (ELA/SS; Math/Science)
Neighborly Services (mowing yards=no pay)
Community Outreach
Autism Walk
***Write down what you are interested
in participating in on your grade sheet!***
What do the NJHS By-Laws say about grades?
Section I. All Members will maintain a minimum cumulative
average of 90 at the end of each nine week marking period. If
the Member’s cumulative GPA falls below 90, the Member will
be placed on Academic Probation and given one (1) nine-week
period to bring the cumulative GPA back to the minimum.
Clause I. The Faculty Council will be notified if the
Member’s cumulative average drops below after each nine week
marking period, and that the Member is being placed
automatically on Academic Probation.
**See your folder for additional information!**
Grades
WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOUR FAMILY
MEMBERS TO HELP US OUT WITH
PROJECTS AND EVENTS! IF YOUR FAMILY IS
INTERESTED, PLEASE HAVE THEM FILL OUT
THE INFORMATION ON THE BACK OF YOUR
GRADE SHEET AND RETURN IT TO ONE OF
YOUR ADVISORS NEXT WEEK!
Field Trips
WE ARE EXCITED
YOU ARE HERE!

IT’S GOING TO BE
A GREAT YEAR IN
NJHS!

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