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National Junior Honor Society




         
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a student led, nationally recognized organization. Our purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote worthy leadership and citizenship, and encourage the development of character in students at Running Brushy Middle School. Contact and administration of NJHS at RBMS will be conducted through Google Classroom.  Members need to see Mrs. Jones of Mrs. Casias for Google Classroom log in information.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates
August 29, 2019
September 26, 2019
October 24, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 12, 2019
January 30, 2020
February 27, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 30, 2020
May 21, 2020
All Meetings are held after school in the library from 4:15-4:45/5:00

SELECTION PROCESS:
  • Applications are given to all students who have an overall average of a 90% or higher in their four core courses through the 4th grading cycle the current academic year.
    • An average of 90% or higher in the four core courses.  Grades in any of the four core courses from any grading period that fall below an 80% will not be accepted when determining membership eligibility. Beginning in the spring 2018 membership selection, a 10-point bonus will no longer be added for students enrolled in PACE math. This will be to align with chapters practices across the district.  
    • The student must have attended RBMS for the equivalent of at least one full semester (or 3 grading periods) to be offered membership.
  • Students given applications will need to turn them in by the stated deadline.  Applications turned in after that time will not be accepted.  The application includes four teacher recommendations, a list of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and achievements and a hand-written essay.
  • Applications will be graded on a points system.  A student must earn 150 points to be offered membership.  A maximum of 160 points can be earned through teacher recommendations, with extra points added on for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.  Points will be deducted for referrals, D-Hall placements, or ISS Placements. A LEO placement will automatically disqualify a student from membership.
  • If a student is selected, then a payment of $15 dollars will be due ($5 for annual dues with a one-time $10 induction fee) with a formal induction that will be held in May.  Students will be notified in writing whether or not they have been selected for membership.

                                                 Application Presentation                             2018-2019 NJHS Application                        2018-2019 Selection Points Sheet

            
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Regular attendance to scheduled meetings.  If a student is unable to attend a meeting that must submit a valid reason to have it excused.  Members are allowed one unexcused absence per year.
  • Four hours of community service each grading period, for a total of 24 for the academic year.  The last day to turn in hours is May 15th. 
    • Up to 12 hours can be completed over the summer and can be tracked on the summer service hour log.
  • Maintaining a 90% or above in core academic classes
  • Turning in required paperwork in a timely fashion.  
  • $5 annual dues payment (This is payable at the October meeting for returning members.  New members paid at the time of their induction.) *If there is a concern, please see Mrs. Jones.  We do not want to exclude anyone from NJHS due to a concern over payment of dues.
  • $10 induction fee (paid by new members at the time of their induction.)
  • Behavior that characterizes NJHS principles 
  • Participation in NJHS activities
    • One chapter meeting per month.  The meetings are the last Thursday of every month in the school library.

Looking for service ideas?  Check out the service tab on our website.

Printable Service Hour Logs

Summer Service Hour Log