Presentation on theme: "National Honor Society Information Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 National Honor Society Information Meeting Welcome!
2 Congratulations!You have been invited to attend this meeting because you have a4.0 or higher grade point average.This is the first step in the selection process!
3 Background Information about National Honor Society (It’s the HONOR Society….not HONORS Society)
4 What is National Honor Society? National organization founded in 1921 bythe National Association of Secondary School PrincipalsFour objectives:--to create enthusiasm for scholarship--to encourage development of character in the nation’s secondary school students--to promote leadership--to encourage service
5 Over 12,500 chapters across the nation Hoover High School Chapter was establishedin 1939Present membership, : 83No quotas…no membership “cap”
6 Is National Honor Society for you? If you become a member ofNational Honor Society,you must:attend monthly meetings(7:00 a.m. first Tuesday of the month)participate in an ISP(Individual Service Project)complete a required # of NHS-sponsoredservice activities each semesterparticipate in the spring chapter service project
7 NHS Individual Service Projects (ISP) Windsor Nursing Home ChairpersonHumane Society ChairpersonKids’ Christmas Party ChairpersonHoover Historical SocietyTree Decorating ChairpersonPuppy Chow Sales Chairperson
8 Other Individual Service Projects Freshmen MentoringOhio ReadsPeer TutoringBuddy ProjectStark Sharks Coach
9 NHS Yearly Chapter Project Super Service Saturday ProjectChapter-wide service day for all membersincludes: ceiling tile painting…public library service…building clean-up…Humane Society visits… Project Linus blanket making…volunteering at ReStore…fund-raising for chapter charity…Bingo party and other activities at area nursing homes …The SSSP is an entire day of volunteering culminating with dinner and evening service activities.
10 Please note and remember….. There are no inactive memberships!athletes, post-secondary students, Aultman Academy students, artists, International Baccalaureate students, musicians, cheerleaders….EVERYONE who is inducted into the membership of National Honor Society is required to attend meetings and participate in NHS activities.
11 National Honor Society (It’s the HONOR Society, Now…..what’s next?Becoming a member ofthe Hoover High SchoolNational Honor Society(It’s the HONOR Society,not Honors Society)
12 Tenet: a principle or belief The Four Tenets of NHSTenet: a principle or beliefScholarshipCharacterLeadershipService
13 I. Scholarship You are here at the Info Meeting, so….. you have already completed the first step toward NHS membership by earning a 4.0 (or higher) g.p.a.Congratulations!
14 II. Character Character is who you are when no one is watching… (It’s already established!)
15 How is “character” determined? Hoover High School teachers complete confidential evaluations of student character.Teacher evaluations are based on classroom contact, extra curricular activity participation and personal observation.
16 III. LeadershipLeadership includes being elected or selected to work as:a club officera chairperson for a committeea representative on a church, parish,or school councila marching band squad leader
17 (More Leadership) concert band section leader choir officer Student Council representativeLeadership Camp Youth Staff member
18 (Still More Leadership) Scout Patrol leaderclass officer
19 Aultman Hospital volunteer IV. ServiceService includes volunteer activities for which you DO NOT receive any type of compensation such as a salary or school credit. Examples of service activities include…..unpaid peer tutoringAultman Hospital volunteer
20 (More Service) volunteering at Pegasus Farm teaching Sunday School volunteering at St. Luke Nursing Homeworking at a Habitat for Humanity housevolunteering at the public library
21 (Still More Service) church related mission trips volunteering at elementary school carnivalshelping with Eagle Scout projects
22 A Final Note…..Membership in the National Honor Society is a privilege, not a right. Members are expected to uphold the four tenets of the organization …..ScholarshipCharacterLeadershipService
23 And now, on to….. the Student Activity Packet!!! Due Date:by 3:00 p.m.Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013please type…please type…please type…please type
24 Yes, this is like the previous slide !!! very important…………..very importantActivity Packets should be returned toMrs. Rankin in the Library Media Centerby3:00 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013please type…please type…please type…please type
25 The NHS Student Activity Packet gives you the opportunity to document examples of your leadership abilitiesexamples of your own service to the school and community
26 Tips about the PacketFor best results, type the requested information!You are one of over160 grade eligible students…present yourself in the BEST way possible.Watch for grammatical errors and whatever you do…USE SPELLCHECK!!!!!!!!!!
27 One more thing…..Before you turn in your spell-checked, well-written, neatly typed Student Information Activity Packet…..make a copy for your own records!(Remember: you are filling out information forthe National Honor Societynot the honors society!)
28 For Your Information The National Honor Society Student Activity Packetis available on the NHS Homepage.Use the Files Page link.Access this site through the Activities Sectionof the Hoover High School Homepage