High School Beta Club
Co-Sponsors Jamie Nash-Mayberry & Beth Marks
Ongoing Shawnee Beta Club Activities:
Recycling paper- weekly
PTO night babysitting-monthly
Shawnee Veterans Wall Memorial- monthly projects For the month of September members sewed quilt blocks with the assistance of Donna Norton, which she will make into a quilt to raffle.
Fire Safety Program- October...Betas will assist local fire fighters in teaching elementary students about fire safety rules.
Can Drive-November just before Thanksgiving
Giving Tree- Beta Club accepts donations year-round for this program. Last December Betas made ornaments for the tree, and the community took the ornaments & purchased gifts for our students who are in need. 23 families received food baskets, and 76 gifts were distributed. Each year we find we have more students who are in need at Christmas.
Homecoming- January Beta Club is responsible for the coronation ceremony and dance afterward. This is usually a week-long event that requires much work by the betas in order to ensure the stage is decorated in time.
Valentines for Veterans- February
Donate Toys to Barnes Children's Hospital- March/April
Grand Tower Cleanup- Spring
Teacher Appreciation Week- May Members make food for a luncheon, write thank you letters, and also help distribute gifts to teachers.
The National Beta Club Mission Statement
To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.
Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
Developing the leaders of tomorrow
Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others
In order to be in Beta Club, Shawnee High School Students must meet certain requirements. Attached here are the by-laws.
Shawnee High School Beta Club Rules and Bylaws
To promote the ideals of honesty, service, morality, ethical conduct, and leadership among elementary and secondary students, to reward meritorious achievements, and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school.
“Let Us Lead by Serving Others”
Bylaws of the Shawnee Senior Beta Club
1. The chapter will meet at least once a month. Meetings will occur more often as the time arises.
2. The classes from which new members can be drawn will be grades 9-11
a. The dues for new members will be $25.00.
i. A one-time fee of $15.00 for membership to the national organization
ii. Annual dues of $10.00 which stay with the local club
b. The requirements for new membership are as follows:
i. 90% average for the previous four quarters
ii. Worthy moral and ethical character
iii. Students must be enrolled in at least four regular education classes
iv. Students must become members prior to their senior year
3. Requirements for all Beta members are as follows:
a. Scholastic record must be at 90% or higher for all classes averaged together
b. No grade in any class shall be below a B- average (80%) at the quarter’s end
c. Worthy moral and ethical character
d. Enrollment in at least four regular education classes
e. No suspensions from school
f. No In-School suspensions
g. No more than four detentions (lunch or after school) in a year
h. No more than four absences per quarter (No more than one in a quarter may be unexcused)
4. Suspension from the club for the remainder of the school year can occur for the following reasons:
a. Failure to maintain the required grades, but not without first receiving a probationary period of one semester
b. Failure to meet the requirements for membership, as stated above
c. For moral and disciplinary reasons
d. fourth quarter suspensions will result in suspension from the club for the first semester of the following school year
e. After two suspensions from the club, the suspension will be permanent
5. The elected officers will be President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. The officers will be selected via vote by current active members and majority shall rule.
6. A member must participate in the club’s activities. Members must participate in at least 80% of the club’s activities (this includes meetings and service activities).
a. The value of participation points awarded will be based on the type of activity and the extent of the activity
b. Activities that occur after school hours will be awarded more points than those activities that take place during school hours
c. Members will be notified prior to each activity as to how many points the activity will be worth
d. A running total of possible points and points earned by the student will be made available to the student at the end of each quarter
e. Students who are lacking in points can submit ideas for individual service projects as a way to make up the points. These ideas will be accepted/rejected based on an individual basis at the discretion of the club sponsor(s)
f. Failure to meet the required number of points can result in a suspension from the club and/or failure to be recognized at awards ceremonies and/or graduation
7. If a student is dropped from the local chapter, it shall be reported to the National Beta Club Office immediately. If the student is reinstated, he or she will not be required to pay the national fee again and the National Beta Club Office will be notified of the reinstatement.
8. The administration and club sponsor(s) have the final word concerning any questions or situations that may arise that are not covered by the bylaws.
Beth Marks and Jamie Nash-Mayberry 05/31/2011_________
Sponsor(s) Signature (Date)
Principal Signature Date: 8/27/13