Thursday, September 3, 2015

Meetings and Activities

Meetings:
Meetings are held on Thursdays during lunch in room F20, and are announced ahead of time.

Activities:
 In NJHS we do mostly social service activities, but to be able to participate in these activities we have to do fundraising activities in school. Additionally, we organize activities for students and teachers to participate in. 
 
Some of the activities that we did last school year are:
  • Social Service outside of school:  Fundacion El Portal is a fundamental activity that the NJHS organization attends to.  This is an opportunity for students to share many moments with the children from the Fundacion EL Portal. The NJHS community helps to take care of the kids and play with them, to take them away from reality for just a few hours and have fun with them.
  • Social Service with the Hogar: NJHS likes to help the Hogar Nueva Granada  in many different ways. One of the activities NJHS likes to do with the Hogar is to help some families with their food on Easter Break. The students gather food and then go to the Hogar and hand it to the families. In this activity, the students get to talk with the people and share experiences with them. We also organize activities for CNG students or NJHS members to go to the Hogar and integrate with students. We get to talk to the adults in the Hogar and the students.
  • Helping with CNG school activities: We as the NJHS like to do fundraisers in order to raise money for important events, and we are able to obtain the money required by coming up with creative new games and activities that the MS Community have never seen like the bubble soccer tournament (which is basically soccer just with a big bubble wrapped around you) and bake sales(where we sale baked goods and candy not usually found at school). In addition, we like to involve ourselves in bigger plans the school made such as the Halloween activities, but we like to add some fun to the equation. For example: Last year we made a photo booth where people could take pictures as well as helped organize the assembly. Lastly, we organized teachers’ day by nominating and electing the best teachers there were.

Officers

NJHS members have the opportunity to become officers, the leaders of the group.

Officers are elected each August.  They keep their position for one school year.  If officers do not uphold their duties, they will receive a warning, and if there is still no improvement, there will be a hearing to determine whether they will keep their position.  If an officer is removed, elections for that position will be held again.

President (8th grade student)
  • Calls and presides over meetings
  • Provides leadership skills
  • Organizes fundraisers in conjunction with the Vice-President
  • Meets with adviser prior to each meeting to review agenda
  • Participates in annual induction ceremony
Vice-President (7th grade student)
  • Helps preside over chapter meetings in the absence of the President
  • Organizes fundraisers for the chapter
  • Participates in annual induction ceremony
Secretary (7th or 8th grade student)
  • Records minutes at all group meetings
  • Submits meeting minutes via email to the adviser and members within one or two days
  • Helps adviser with organization at meetings
  • Obtains service opportunities and reports at meetings
  • Works with the adviser to make any necessary changes to chapter bylaws
  • Participates in annual induction ceremony
Treasurer (7th or 8th grade student)
  • Keeps track of all expenses, dues, and other financial transactions
  • Participates in annual induction ceremony

What is NJHS?

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a society where students get together to help people in need of more opportunities, both in our school community as well as outside of school. We bring joy to others not only by educating the mind, strengthening the body, and developing character, but also focusing on honoring those students who demonstrate character, leadership, service, citizenship, and service.

Requirements to Join NJHS

To join National Junior Honor Society, there are certain requirements necessary for membership.

The general requirements are:
  1. Must submit an application after the end of the first semester and show evidence of the five pillars.
    1. Scholarship
      1. A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    2. Leadership
      1. Successfully holding school offices or positions of responsibility
      2.  Leading in the classroom, at work, and in other school or community activities
    3. Service
      1. Participating in some service or charitable activity outside of school
      2. Mentoring people in the community or students at other schools
      3. Helping with any request made by staff to help support our school community
      4. Volunteering to provide assistance whenever needed
    4. Citizenship
      1. Understanding the importance of civic involvement
      2. Having a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy
      3. Involvement with such activities as Scouting, community organizations, and school clubs
    5. Character
      1. Upholding our core values of respect, responsibility, and integrity
      2. Complying with school rules

  2. Maintain good attendance (no more than 3 tardies per quarter).
  3. No disciplinary referrals.
  4. Attend all NJHS meetings.
  5. Active participation in all NJHS activities and social projects.

What is NJHS

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a society where students get together to help people in need of more opportunities, both in our school community as well as outside of school. We bring joy to others not only by educating the mind, strengthening the body, and developing character, but also focusing on honoring those students who demonstrate character, leadership, service, citizenship, and service.