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The 2017 NJHS Induction Ceremony is May 17, 2017 at 1:30pm.

 

The deadline for the Student Activity Information Form is Friday, May 5, 2017.  This deadline has been announced several times during morning and afternoon announcements.  The deadline is also stated on the form itself.  Your cooperation in meeting this dealine is an indication of your responsibility and your commitment to becoming an effective member of our chapter.

Your signed membership form and membership fees are due Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

 

 

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization 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, and Character and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.

 

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR 2017 NJHS MEMBERSHIP, A STUDENT MUST:

- attend Three Oaks Middle School for the equivalent of one semester

- meet the standard of excellence which is set as having an 85 or higher in all core classes

AND

- have evidence of outstanding service, leadership, and character

 

Three Oaks Middle School will select 2017 members of National Junior Honor Society by requiring attendance at the school for one semester and by requiring students meet the standard of excellenct which is set as having an 85 or higher in all core classes.  A student that makes the Gold/Silver club based on core classes each nine weeks is a candidate for membership.  Students are then evaluated based on their service, leadership, and character.  Once a student qualifies based on the academic standard of excellence, plus has evidence of outstanding service, leadership, and character, then the student will be notified of induction.

 

 

 

 

http://www.njhs.us/about-us/constitution-and-governance/njhs-national-constitution.aspx?article=IX#sec2

Article IX: Selection of Members

Section 1. To be eligible for membership the candidate must be a member of those classes (second semester sixth grade, seventh grade, eighth grade, or ninth grade) designated as eligible in the chapter bylaws. (Ninth graders in a 9-12 school may not be inducted into either NJHS or NHS, nor can that school operate a chapter of NJHS as per these guidelines and those of the National Honor Society.) Candidates must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester.1

Section 2. The national minimum standard for scholarship shall be a cumulative scholastic average of at least 85 percent, B, or 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent standard of excellence. Candidates shall then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, and character.2

Section 3. The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council. Prior to notification of any candidates, the chapter adviser shall review with the principal the results of the Faculty Council’s deliberations.

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 Council and shall be consistent with the rules and regulations of NJHS.

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

Note 1. Some candidates may be ineligible for induction because of the semester ruling. Many students, including students of military parents, are required to move with parents or guardians that have transferred in their work. The present school principal should seek a recommendation from the previous school principal or chapter adviser pursuant to the candidate's selection. On the basis of the recommendation of the previous principal or chapter adviser, the Faculty Council may waive the semester regulation.

Note 2. Local chapters may raise the cumulative GPA standard above the national minimum, or increase standards for the remaining selection criteria, apply them fairly and consistently, and include these standards in their locally published selection procedures.