William Penn Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society


Congratulations to our newest members of the William Penn Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Seventy-four, seventh and eighth graders were inducted at our 23rd annual ceremony. This year, we were privileged to have The Honorable Steven Santarsiero participate in our ceremony. It was a wonderful night showcasing the achievements of our students.

***Acceptance letters for new members of the WP Chapter of NJHS will be sent emails on May 1st. Please check your email!

Sign up Genius is up for volunteers to guide parents during the 5th grade parent orientation. Volunteers are needed from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

Community volunteer opportunity-- YMS is looking for volunteers to help with the 31st annual All Girls Soccer Tournament. There are slots available for May 10-11 & 12th. Signup Genius

**Information for new membership in the William Penn Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society was given out on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 during Directed Study period. Students were given an invitation to attend the meeting. In order to be invited to apply for membership, students must have a 3.7 or higher grade point average (GPA). This is factored using 6th grade and first two marking periods of 7th grade. Academic grades are weighted heavier than PE and Expressive Arts.

Other important 2019 dates

Application packets due no later than 3 pm on March 29, 2019.

Essay dates will be April 2 and April 4 from 3 to 4 pm in C-101. Students must attend one of the dates to write their essay.

Acceptance notifications will be given out by May 2, 2019.

Dress rehearsal will be May 15th during DS in the cafeteria.

NJHS Induction is May 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.

Students should contact Mrs. Latch or Mrs. Dugan with any questions

William Penn has had a chapter of the National Jr. Honor Society since 2002. At the end of the second marking period, 7th grade students who have earned a 3.7 grade point average THIS GRADE POINT AVERAGE DOES NOT ROUND UP. or higher as their final grades in 6th grade and first two marking periods of 7th grade are invited to apply. In addition, 8th grade students, who qualify and have not already been inducted, may be identified by using final grades for 6th and 7th grades and the first two marking periods of 8th grade. Grade Point Averages (GPA) will be calculated by the IT department based on weighted grade system for academic and expressive arts classes. This calculation will be used to determine eligibility to apply for membership. The application requires that students list their participation in school as well as community organizations (ie. band, chorus, sports, scouts, youth groups, etc). As part of the application process, students must also remain after school one day to write an essay. After the applications are reviewed by the Faculty Council, membership is extended only to the students who qualify.

The Faculty Council

Mrs. Latch, Advisor

Qualifications for the National Junior Honor Society

The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship.

Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.

Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.70 GPA meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.

Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.

Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.