Shepton's selection procedure for National Honor Society is based on standards provided by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the national organization governing NHS. All students must follow this process to be inducted in the spring.
1. In September, tenth grade students who wish to be a candidate for NHS will need to attend the introduction meeting.
2. Students will spend the year participating in activities and service projects with the organization. Students must earn 10 service hours in the fall semester and 10 service hours in the spring to remain eligible for induction. Additionally, candidates will participate in one required campus service project each semester and attend one mandatory meeting each semester. The projects are to be determined.
3. Students should display behavior consistent with the standards of scholarship, leadership, and character. This includes taking an active part in club activities, being a role model for students at Shepton, maintaining the Stallion Standard, maintaining a 3.6 GPA and showing academic and personal integrity in and out of the classroom.
4. In January and April, students will turn in completed service hours. Grade eligibility will be re-evaluated in January. The names of all students who have paid their dues (waived this year), satisfied the GPA requirement, and completed their service hours will be submitted to the faculty for approval. The faculty will consider the candidates in terms of the four ideals of NHS and will submit evaluations of the students being considered.
5. A five-member Faculty Council selected by the principal will meet to review the candidates for membership. NHS sponsors will not serve on this council. The council will consider the comments and concerns from the faculty regarding any candidate's character, leadership, scholarship, or service and will select the candidates who will be invited to be inducted.
6. Students will be notified of their selection or non-selection prior to the induction ceremony. Students must be formally inducted to be considered National Honor Society Members. Membership in the Shepton National Honor Society will be transferred to Plano West Senior High after students leave Shepton.
The Ideals of National Honor Society
Scholarship: Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.6 or higher to remain eligible for membership in N.H.S.
Leadership: National Honor Society students are leaders both in and out of the classroom. N.H.S. candidates should demonstrate qualities of leadership on a daily basis by following school rules and policies, and by setting an example for other Shepton students with their actions. Students must attend one mandatory meeting each semester.
Service: National Honor Society candidates are required to perform 5 hours of service per semester to remain eligible for membership. Candidates must participate in a schoolwide project during the school year.
Character: The Shepton High School faculty considers character to be an extremely important factor in selecting students for National Honor Society. During the year, you should make every effort to demonstrate character traits that let those around you know that you are a person worthy of admission to an honor society. Students violating the student code of conduct or involved in an incident of cheating may be denied membership by the Faculty Council. [Note: Cheating is defined in the Student Handbook and includes both in-class work, such as tests and quizzes, and homework assignments.]
Service: All 10 hours may be community service hours. but some hours may be related to school, religion, and other volunteer organizations. However, only 2 hours in each of the following categories:
• 2 school hours: volunteering via another school club/organization; helping a teacher after school will not count as service hours.
Community Service does not include:
cleaning your room
line judge at your brother’s soccer game
filing papers in your father’s office
walking your neighbor’s dog
babysitting for your little sisters
shopping for gifts for your mom and dad
playing piano or dancing in a recital
Service hour sheets will be due on the dates below. PLEASE NOTE THESE DEADLINES CAREFULLY BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
4:30 p.m. January 10, 2022 1st semester hours due
4:30 p.m. April 18 , 2022 2nd semester hours due
Once you submit your 10 for the first semester, you need to get your next 10 for the spring semester. If you do not have 20 hours by April 18, you will not be inducted into NHS until you join at Plano West. If you have questions, let me know.