Welcome to the Jefferson National Honor Society!


After School Meeting Dates (Subject to Change):

Service Projects

The main goal of NHS is to provide service to those who really need it in our community. This year we have chosen a variety of service projects that make large impacts close to Bloomington.

  • September 15
  • October 7
  • November
    • Tierny's Woods
  • December
    • Bell Ringing
      • Sign up Genius
      • December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
      • 2 or 4 hour shifts
      • Dress up in holiday attire, bring speakers, fun hats, and noisemakers.
      • Contact Ms. Lauer with questions: elauer@isd271.org
  • January
    • Hyland Ski Race
  • February
    • Loaves and Fishes
    • Saturday, February 16th
    • Sign up Here
  • March
    • People Serving People
    • Saturday, March 16th
    • Sign up Here
  • April

Saturday May 11 from 1:30 P.M.

http://www.threeriversparks.org/location/tierneys-wood

Located about ten miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis.

From Highway 394 take 100 south to W 84th St in Bloomington. Follow W 84th St and E Bush Lake Rd to Highwood Dr.

From Highway 494 take E Bush Lake Rd exit and head south. Take the right to stay West on E Bush Lake Rd. Turn right on Highwood Drive.

Watch for parking lot on your left or the cul-de-sac.

If you are under 18 fill out this waiver!

Water and restroom facilities are NOT on site and will need to be utilized at the nearby Hyland Park Reserve prior to event start time.

  • May
    • River Clean Up!
    • Wednesday, May 22nd 5-7pm, AND Saturday, May 25th 2-4pm

Jacob and Olivia will be leading groups to clean up our local Bloomington parks

Sign up HERE, unlimited slots

    • Gale Woods (if spots, seniors first)
      • SIGN UP GENIUS
      • `Help out at the farm!
      • Waiver
      • Saturday May 11 8:45-12:30
      • Bring water and clothes that can get dirty
      • 7210 County Road 110 W in Minnetrista, MN

Volunteer Opportunities

This section will have places and opportunities to volunteer for your volunteer hours. It will continue to be updated throughout the year.

GALE WOODS SERVICE PROJECT CAN COUNT




Tutoring

Students are required to tutor at least four hours per year.

Here is the link for students and parents who need tutoring to fill out: http://bit.ly/2BUuUGa

Here is the link for NHS tutors to fill out their availability: bit.ly/2BWwRSz

After you are done tutoring/After Hours use this form

NHS Induction Ceremony

Monday, October 29th at 6:30 P.M. at Minnesota Valley Country Club

National Honor Society Pillars

  • Honor
  • Service
  • Scholarship
  • Leadership

As a member of the National Honor Society you are expected to represent Jefferson using these four pillars.

Service Requirements

Quarter 1:

  • Due November 2nd
  • 8 volunteer hours completed between 6/1 and 11/1

Quarter 2:

  • Due January 11th
  • 8 volunteer hours completed between 11/2 and 1/10

Quarter 3:

  • Due March 15th
  • 8 volunteer hours completed between 1/11 and 3/14

Quarter 4:

  • Due May 3rd
  • 8 volunteer hours completed between 3/15 and 5/2

Total:

  • 32 total volunteer hours from 4 different sources
  • 4 Jefferson After Hours tutoring hours
  • 1 (2 hour) service project
  • 1 event hour

You must maintain a 3.667 cumulative GPA throughout your high school career.

You must have at least four different volunteer sources throughout the year.

You must tutor when called upon

You must attend after school monthly meetings

You must sign up for our remind account and follow us on social media.

Note: Hours do not carry over between quarters. Additionally, you must complete your hours outside of required volunteering for other organizations (i.e.: you may not use band volunteering hours for NHS volunteering hours).


Strike System

NHS operates on a three strike system. Strikes are given out for general misconduct; if you get three strikes you will be removed from NHS. Here is a list of a few of the reasons you could get a strike:

  • Not responding to a tutoring request within 24 hours.
  • Not signing up for Remind texts within the first week of school.
  • Turning in service hours late (expulsion if hours not made up within 2 weeks of due date).
  • Failing to show up for an event or service project you signed up for.
  • Cumulative GPA dropping below 3.667 (expulsion if not brought up by trimester end in which it dropped)

You will be contacted when a strike occurs and will have a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency. Seniors will not receive a gold tassel at graduation or recognition in the program if any of our requirements are not met.

For more serious offenses, such as not turning in hours at all or breaking academic integrity guidelines (cheating/plagiarism), you may be removed from NHS. Note: Strikes do follow members from year to year.


Leadership

Advisers:

  • Erin Lauer (elauer@isd271.org)
  • David Johnson (dwjohnso@isd271.org)
  • Cassie Pagel (cpagel@isd271.org)

Co-Presidents:

  • Jacob Bechtold (bechj190@isd271.org)
  • Olivia Kunkel (kunko190@isd271.org)

Vice President:

  • Jared Beek

Officers At Large:

  • David Elliot
  • Ryan Meany

Tutoring Coordinators

  • Jenna Zimmerman
  • Amelia Miller
  • Will Snyder