EDWARD F. DIEMAND WORLD LANGUAGES HONOR SOCIETY



PURPOSE
The members of the World Language Department have established an honor society for students in advanced world language study, for the following reasons:

  • To recognize and reward high achievement in the world language classroom – in French, Italian, Spanish, or American Sign Language – and to promote the continuity of, interest in, and enthusiasm for the language study.
  • To stimulate this achievement, interest and enthusiasm for the study of a second language among the entire student body.
  • To foster an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance of all cultures, to learn from one another, and to appreciate the value of a multi-cultured society.



QUALIFICATIONS

Students must complete the World Languages Honor Society Application Form, along with a $10 dues payment.  Acceptance for membership for this year’s induction will be based on the following criteria:

  • Students must be either presently enrolled in level 4,  5, or AP of language study having successfully completed level 3.
  • Cumulative average of 90 for language classes.


STUDENT APPLICATION FORMS

  • Applications must be with all required information.
  • All student applicants must turn in a copy of E-School Transcripts (Record of Final Grades in World Languages).
  • A $10 dues payment (Checks can be made out to NRHS WL Honor Society; cash must be stapled to the application).

    Applicants accepted to the World Languages Honor Society will be required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of service prior to the induction and 3 more hours by May.  Acceptable service will be explained at the acceptance meeting.

    Members are required to participate in the following activities:
  • Attendance at ALL World Language Honor Society Meetings set by the Student cabinet.
  • Tutoring in a World Language: See a WL teacher/Homework Center.
  • Attending and supporting the American Sign Language Club, Italian Club, French Club,  and Spanish Club.
  • Working to create and Update the WLHS webpage: Help the Web Master.
  • Participate and promote World Languages at Fieldstone and the Upper elementary schools.
  • Assist with the  creation of the World Language pamphlet for World Languages Promotion Day.
  • Preparation for and/or assistance during World Culture Week at FMS and/or NRHS.
  • Interpreting and/or assisting during Parent/Teacher Conferences and/or other school-sponsored events.
  • Participate in all fundraisers for WLHS.