Presentation on theme: "NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APRIL 11, 2014 WELCOME! All Members sit in the FRONT LEFT & FRONT RIGHT sections of the auditorium. All Inductees sit in the CENTER."— Presentation transcript:
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APRIL 11, 2014 WELCOME! All Members sit in the FRONT LEFT & FRONT RIGHT sections of the auditorium. All Inductees sit in the CENTER BACK section of the
BEFORE WE BEGIN Please make sure you are in the right place! Members Left of Stage Inductees Center BACK Members Right of Stage
TODAY’S AGENDA Welcome Induction Rehearsal What to Wear What to Do & When to Arrive The Actual Ceremony Process Question & Answer Sign-In for Attendance
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: WHAT TO WEAR Gentlemen: Dark dress pants. No khakis. A button down, “oxford-style” shirt A tie (bow tie or necktie) Dress shoes Jacket is optional, unless you are an Officer or a Stage Participant Ladies: Knee-length (TO-THE-KNEE!) Skirt or Dress in a dark color. An appropriate blouse. Not sheer; not low-neckline. All blouses & dresses MUST have sleeves, OR be topped with a cardigan or jacket. Dress shoes: Low pumps or Flats. NO flip-flops, sandals. No Peeptoes. Dress pants/slacks are appropriate in black or dark blue. Please dress as though you were going to an Interview. Many members of the audience may be your future business colleagues. Dress to provide the appropriate impression!
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: WHAT TO DO & WHEN TO ARRIVE If you are an INDUCTEE: Arrive at the Auditorium no later than 6:30pm. Sign-in with the NHS in the Lobby of the Auditorium. Go to your assigned seat in the Center Back of the Auditorium (Labelled with an INDEX card). Turn your cell phone OFF (We are NOT joking.) Your belongings are your own responsibility, so we recommend NOT bringing purses or backpacks (you won’t need them that night!)
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: WHAT TO DO & WHEN TO ARRIVE If you are a Member: Arrive at your assigned location ON TIME.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: WHAT TO DO & WHEN TO ARRIVE If you are a Member: Arrive at your assigned location ON TIME. Arrival TimeCommittee 7 th PeriodAuditorium Set-Up 6:00pmLights & Sound; Cafeteria Set-up; 6:10pmInductee Check-in table; Ryder-Assist; Warren- Assist; Madu-Assist; Programs; Room Monitor 6:15pmMusicians 6:25pmAuditorium-Cleanup; Reception; Cafeteria Clean-up 6:25pmEVERYONE – All members who have not already arrived must check-in by this time.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: WHAT TO DO & WHEN TO ARRIVE If you are a Member: Arrive at your assigned location ON TIME. Sign-in with the NHS Members at the Member check in Table (in the Cafeteria) Report to your Duty Post OR report to your assigned position in line, inside the cafeteria. TURN OFF YOUR PHONES– the audience will already be coming in.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: WHAT TO DO & WHEN TO ARRIVE If you are part of the Audience: Communicate this with your Friends & Family!!! Please arrive between 6:30-6:45; we must close the doors at 7pm. Please take a Program from one of the NHS Members Please sit in the Center Front of the Auditorium, directly in front of the stage. Bathrooms are located in the Auditorium Lobby on the left & right. Please Silence all Phones!
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: THE ACTUAL CEREMONY PROCESS At 6:55 pm, the NHS members in the Lobby will close the doors & join the other Members in the Cafeteria. The NHS Members will be lined up alphabetically in two rows. They will proceed out of the cafeteria along the side of the auditorium, and enter from the lobby.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: THE ACTUAL CEREMONY PROCESS The rows will split to enter the left and right doors, and proceed down the aisles, past the new Inductees. The NHS Members will take seats on the left and right of the stage. The NHS president will call everyone to order.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: THE ACTUAL CEREMONY PROCESS The NHS president will open with an introduction. Then, the NHS V-P goes to the podium, reads the scholarship paragraph, and then, from the lighted candle, lights the first small candle on the table. As VP sits down, the Exec. Council Member walks to the podium, reads the leadership paragraph, and then lights the 2 nd small candle on the table.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: THE ACTUAL CEREMONY PROCESS As ExCM sits down, the Sergreant-at-Arms walks to the podium, reads the service paragraph, and then lights the 3 rd small candle on the table. As SaA sits down, the other ExCM walks to the podium, reads the character paragraph, and then lights the 4 th small candle on the table. As the last ExCM sits down, the Secretary & 2 NHS members move to the table with certificates, membership cards, and signature book.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: THE ACTUAL CEREMONY PROCESS At the same time, the Usher moves to the front row of chairs to usher students to their seats. The first Stage Participant walks to the podium, reads the paragraph explaining the tapping, and the first set of names. Officers & Stage Participants: we will be going over this in detail AFTER the main body of students have been dismissed. Please remain.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: THE ACTUAL CEREMONY PROCESS When a Inductee Name is read: The Inductee should stand and exit their row and proceed down the left or right aisle. Inductees will be seated alphabetically– with an indication of LEFT OR RIGHT (so you will know what to do). A NHS Member will meet them halfway up the aisle, and escort them to the steps of the stage. The Inductee will then proceed to the table, where they will be given a charm by the NHS Secretary, and will sign the membership registration & receive their certificate folder. Then the Inductee will be escorted to their seat on the stage by the Usher. The entire row remains standing UNTIL it is full.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: THE ACTUAL CEREMONY PROCESS When all the Inductees have been tapped, and proceeded to the stage: The NHS President will go to the podium. The Stage Participants will light their candles, and then the candle of the person next to them. Until all the candles are lit. (After lighting the inductees’ candles, speakers return to their seats and carefully blow out their candles. ) The President then reads the membership pledge, congratulates new members, and invites guests to the reception in the cafeteria. Proceed to the Cafeteria for the Reception.
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Raise your Hand, so we can see you. A few answers to FAQs: If you have to ask whether it is appropriate dress, it isn’t! We cannot watch/keep your purse, backpack, cellphone, et cetera, for you. This is a long and serious ceremony, so small children will not have much fun during it. Yes, we will pull you out of the ceremony if you are not dressed appropriately. You really do need to have your cell phone off. We recommend parking by the Freshman Academy, but that fills up FAST. Secondary parking can be found in front of the school & the Senior Gym lot.
WSHS NHS WEBSITE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, GO TO OUR SITE! Online Forms Service Opportunities Contact information, etc. Meeting dates
INDUCTION REHEARSAL: SIGN-IN FOR ATTENDANCE Inductees: Your sign-in Sheets are with the NHS Officers in the back of the Auditorium. A-M on the left N-Z on the right Current Members: Your sign-in Sheets are with the NHS Officers in the front of the Auditorium. A-H on the left I-P in the center Q-Z on the right
DON’T FORGET: TAKE YOUR BELONGINGS AND LITTER WITH YOU. (AKA, PICK UP AFTER YOURSELVES.)