National Junior Honor Society
2017-18 NJHS OFFICERS:
President: Faith Aguilar
Vice President: Angie Moreno
Treasurer: Litzy Gonzalez Jaimes
Secretary: Elisha Valdez
Historian: Ana Garcia
General Meeting Dates: First Wednesday of every month.
10/11, 11/1, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/28, 4/18, 5/2
4:15-5:15 Rm 808
Officer Meeting Dates: Wednesday Before General Monthly Meetings
11/8, 11/29, 12/20, 1/31, 2/21, 3/21, 4/25
8:05 am- 8:30 am Rm. 808
What is NJHS?
Established in 1929
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS (High School) and NJHS (Middle School). NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Who is elligible for NJHS?
At OMS, in accordance with national standards set by NJHS, students will first qualify for an invitation through their demonstration of success in the area of scholarship. That means, students in 7th or 8th grade with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4 point scale will receive an invitation to fill out an information sheet. Students will then fill out the information sheet to give examples of their accomplishments in the remaining areas of Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. Therefore, just because a student qualifies based on their cumulative GPA (scholarship), they will not automatically be inducted into the NJHS.
What does an exemplary NJHS candidate look like?
Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale), as established by the local school's Faculty Council, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character, and citizenship for NJHS.
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.
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, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
What do you do in NJHS?
The goal of NJHS is to build leaders and do service. Other than that, the activities are up to the NJHS members. Things like school awareness programs, volunteer drives, service projects, etc. are all decided upon through the school year by the NJHS officers and members.
What is the time commitment for NJHS?
Each member shall complete a minimum of 10 hours of service each year. A portion of these hours may be completed in service to Ojeda Middle School's group service project. Service projects will usually involve time before and/or after school. The hours must be documented and the documentation turned into Mcillece, the chapter advisor.
We will also have chapter meetings at least once each month. These meetings will be held after school. All members are expected to attend.
Members who are elected as officers will have a greater time commitment. Information about officer elections was given out at the first general meeting.