National Junior Honor Society
Congratulations to this year's inductees!
7th Grade Students
8th Grade Students
This year Grass Lake School is proud to announce that we will be starting our own National Junior Honor Society chapter. 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 demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NJHS and its high school counterpart, the National Honor Society (NHS). NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. Both NJHS and NHS were founded and are programs of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
In order for a student to be eligible for membership they will need to be in either the 7th or 8th grade and meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement of 3.5 or higher. The GPA used for membership consideration will be based on grades from the first trimester of the 2016-2017 school year. Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments and commitment to service, leadership, character, and citizenship. In future school years, eligibility will be determined at the beginning of each school year, based on the cumulative GPA of each student from the previous year.
At the beginning of each school year, the Candidate Information Form will be made available for eligible students who wish to apply for membership. This form must be completed by the posted deadline and submitted for approval to Mr. Koczorowski or Ms. Ryan. The deadline is firm and no forms will be accepted once that date has passed. The forms will be reviewed by the faculty council and acceptance letters will be issued to selected members.
Mid-Year Membership Eligibility
Students will be allowed to apply to join NJHS after first and second trimester grades are released. Although there will not be an additional induction ceremony, students will receive their certificates and pins upon the successful acceptance of their applications. All current members will participate each year in the end of the year ceremony, which will take place as part of the student award ceremony each spring.
Conditions of Membership
In order for membership to continue, students must maintain their GPA, as well as complete the required number of service learning hours. This will be reassessed each trimester. Additionally, students must demonstrate qualities of a leader within the school setting, with regard to behavior and homework completion.
Service Learning Hours
The group as a whole will decide upon a few potential service learning projects each year. Some will take place before, during, or after school on school days. Others will take place during the weekend or on days off of school. Students should not anticipate completing their required hours without spending some additional time out of school/during the weekend.
Students will not be required to pay a fee for membership at this time.
The Induction Ceremony will take place annually each fall for those members who were deemed eligible based on the previous year's data. Membership pins and certificates will be issued during this candle lighting ceremony.
This video serves as an excellent introduction to the organization.
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