Intro Welcome to the first NHS meeting of the 2014-2015 school year! Congratulations to the new inductees! Amazing work. As for the returning members, you guys are seniors! Kind of… Introducing the new officers by the 2013-2014 officers
Ground Rules I’m sure everyone is aware of all the requirements in order to obtain NHS membership, but in case you aren’t sure, you should ask questions at this time. The principle ones are listed below: Make sure you attend 80% of all NHS meetings 40 CS Hours, regardless of where you volunteered 20 Service Hours gained from NHS-Specific Projects, anything that we do as a chapter. These do not go into Virtual Counselor Participation and Dedication is highly recommended*
Website shsnationalhonorsociety.weebly.com On the website, we share crucial information such as meeting dates, forms, upcoming events, and event pictures. For most NHS activities, if not all, there will be a field trip form to complete. These can be obtained through the website. If field trip forms aren’t turned in on-time for an event, the event will be cancelled.
Upcoming Activities Above the Influence Rally!!! Saturday, May 17 th, from 8am to 1pm. You’ll be marching from Apollo Middle to McArthur High School, and ending at McArthur with a fun rally. Anyone that is interested should access the website or visit Mrs. Hanrahan’s office for a permission slip.
Upcoming Activities (cont.) Teacher Appreciation Week is this week, May 5 th - 9 th We will package small bags of candy to leave in the teachers’ mailboxes (unless anyone has a better idea, which we will highly consider) Whoever can, please bring in small candies for Teacher Appreciation Week!
Upcoming Activities (cont.) ESE Assistance After-School assistance in the ESE room is needed, so please give them some help! Our ESE Liaison, Victoria Ramassini, has worked very closely with the ESE students and has also coordinated projects with them. Please see Victoria if you have any further questions.
Urban Garden Project AS YOU GUYS SHOULD KNOW, the Urban Garden has been an ongoing project started up again this past school year by NHS. We meet at the garden Mondays and Wednesdays after school, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There are a few members who always come to assist, so thank you very much for your help! :D However, we need more members out in the garden to not only keep the project itself going, but to help the plants thrive, and have crops to use.
Urban Garden ( cont. ) “If you want corn like mine, you’ll have to do the time [at the garden]” -Diana Rodas
NHS County Convention This past Friday, BCNHS hosted a County Convention, where NHS members from high schools all over Broward County gathered to share news of the past year. Some news from the convention: BCNHS meetings will no longer be hosted at South Plantation HS, but here at Stranahan. The members that went to the convention can share their experiences at this time!
Elections We have two positions open for office, and the candidates are (well, should be) ready to give you their speech on why they should have that position. We’ll be voting on the positions of NHS Historian, and NHS Treasurer. Please be courteous Running for Historian: Antoinette Cadenhead and Cesar Toledo Running for Treasurer: Clifford Dorilas and Justine Calahatian
WORD RIDDLES! As the votes are being tallied, try out these brain teasers! 1)2)3) 4)5)6) 7)
Answers: 1) you’re under arrest 2) easy on the eyes 3) paradox 4) point-blank range 5) an inside job 6) center of gravity 7) a friend in need is a friend in deed
Results Congratulations to the new 2014-15 Historian and Treasurer! We expect nothing but the best.
Closing NHS meeting schedules are usually on the first Monday of the month, which leads our next meeting to be on the first Monday of September, depending on the school calendar. Remember to bring in small candy for Teacher Appreciation, you can drop them off in Ms. Hanrahan's office
Closing Quote “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Coach Carter (2005)