I pledge myself to uphold the high purposes of the National Junior Honor Society to which I have been selected;

I will be true to the principles for which it stands;

I will be loyal to my school; and will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, service,leadership, character, and citizenship.

National Junior Honor Society

2017 - 2018

Westwood Jr/Sr Regional High School

Advisor : Mr. Peter Richter
Educational Media Specialist
peterrichter@wwrsd.org
201-664-0880 x 2078
also see Library Media Center

click here for Digital Citizenship

Congratulations to our new members for the 2019 - 2020 school year! The induction ceremony was a great success as students made their pledge to continue their dedication to scholarship,character,leadership,citizenship,and service.


Summer 2019 Service


Hi everyone.. please forward the link to this site to your child's device.

Congratulations again to our new members. The NJHS came through with great dignity throughout the induction ceremony. All new members are asked to begin their volunteering now and over the summer. All members are asked to do 2 hours of service between now and September 1st. This enables the institutions we normally serve to continue their great work. Here are the links and contact numbers. If there is a place your child is already involved with please use that as continued service. Also, let me know of any other emails that you would like me to add or delete to the parent list.


  • Camp Acorn. Volunteers are needed. Please review their guidelines and submit an application via our website before they come to volunteer: www.campacorn.org/volunteer
  • Sign up for public library service Township or Westwood
  • Please consider the local food pantries in the area.
  • If you know of other places that need volunteers please recruit fellow NJHS members to help out.
  • Please visit the NJHS website for an idea of what we do each year and other places to volunteer.


In September's first meeting we will acknowledge the summer service.


Sincerely,


Book Fair for Pajama & Books Foundation and partner

Center for Food Action

- The NJHS joined thousands of students from around the country and sat with someone new at lunch and made new friends!

----Guest Speaker

----Camp Acorn

Digital Learning Day ----


Announcements 2018-2019

June

Hi everyone…

I can't believe it has been almost a year since you attended the induction ceremony! It is time to plan for the new one. It’s been a great year of volunteerism. Our next and last after school meeting will be held Thursday May 30th.

At the meeting we will make final plans for the induction ceremony.

  • It has been tradition for the current NJHS parents to donate simple water and cookies for the induction ceremony for our new honor society members. Please have your child bring them to the high school media center a few days before so we know how much we have. Much appreciated!
  • We need an additional singer for the national anthem and a music person (piano or flute etc.) to play during seating. Please email me if you want to sing or play.
  • Because of the large crowd every year we cannot have all the current members present…but we do need volunteer students…
  • We need ushers, set up crew, clean- up crew, greeters, and snack table servers to help out at 6:30 pm Tuesday June 4th.

Kindly remind your child that our after school meeting is next week and please send me an email if you can help out with the water and cookies.

May

So far we have had an outstanding year. Our May service opportunities continue. Our next after school meeting will be on Thursday May 30th.

Reminders....

  • Kindly send in service emails from April.
  • Reminder to consider Camp Acorn Volunteers are required to review their guidelines and submit an application via our website before they come to volunteer: www.campacorn.org/volunteer
  • Continue of sign up for public library service Township or Westwood also Westwood Food Pantry and Helping Hand Hillsdale
  • If you know of other places that need volunteers please recruit fellow NJHS members to help out. Also we can also post those opportunities on the NJHS website

April

Hi everyone...

First, enjoy the break. Plan for our next after school meeting to be held on Wednesday April 24th at 3:30 PM. I expect to have a guest speaker from the Green Team speak to us. Volunteers for the cleanup will also receive the full volunteer hours for April. Kindly contact...

From: "Margaret McDonough, Admin Asst"<info@communitypass.net> and chirt274@HOTMAIL.COM

Westwood's Environmental Committee Announces

the Annual Clean Up of the Pascack Brook!

The 7th Annual Bi-state Watershed Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 when Westwood's Environmental Committee will partner with local environmental groups and volunteers for the Annual Watershed Cleanup.The cleanup will focus on the Pascack Brook and volunteers are asked to meet in Westvale Park on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Registration will begin at 9 AM adjacent to the Community Garden.This is a great opportunity for anyone who needs Community Service hours, anyone who wants to have fun and be part of this important environmental tradition.You don't need hip boots - it's not as messy as you think!!Refreshments will be served, so come join the fun.Any questions about the cleanup can be directed to Christine Blaney at chirt274@hotmail.comThank you and we look forward to seeing you at the park!


Reminders....


March

Hi everyone...

We will have our next after school meeting Wednesday March 27 at 3:30 in the media center. We will acknowledge volunteerism for March and plan for new opportunities. Reminders....


February

Hi everyone...

Our next after school meeting will be next week on Wednesday February 27th at 3:30

  • Acknowledgments of past service
  • Announcement of new opportunities
  • Please send in service emails for February.
  • Digital Learning Day details...we will discuss the details of Digital Learning Day.

"Digital Learning Day is coming! Next week is Digital Learning Day! What is Digital Learning Day? It is the opportunity to honor the teacher of your choice who has inspired you with technology in the classroom! Pick up a Digital Learning Day Badge from the media center and give it to any teacher next week on February 28th"

January

Last meeting we acknowledged service for 2018. It is quite amazing how much our students have volunteered and how many places they contributed. We will have our next after school meeting Wednesday January 30th at 3:30 in the media center. We will acknowledge volunteerism for January and plan for new opportunities. Reminders....

  • Kindly send in service emails
  • Please send pictures for our website
  • Reminder to consider Camp Acorn Volunteers are required to review our guidelines and submit an application via our website before they come to volunteer: www.campacorn.org/volunteer
  • Continue the library service

December

Hi everyone…

I have decided to try a different day and time for our meeting to mix it up a bit. Please forward this message to your child's device.

Our next after school meeting will be Tuesday Dec 18th at 3:00

· Story Time activity

· Service ideas for the winter months

· Google Form

· Officer business

Please remember that the holidays are a time to celebrate the great community service that our students have been doing. Thank-you to all of you and please continue to serve.

See you Tuesday right after school


November

Our next after school meeting will be Monday November 19 at 4 pm. Service to our community has been outstanding so far this year plus we had a successful Mix it Up Day.Please continue to sign up at our two libraries and other places you have served in the past.

As November has quite a few non-school days kindly remember that service in the community is always needed.

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· “Here is your digital citizenship tip of the week. Your phone camera is great way to have some fun sharing your experiences with others. Along with that, however, comes some rights and responsibilities. Never take photos of people without their permission, and never share pictures that may invade their privacy. The flip side is to also be aware of your surroundings. If you see someone taking your photo without your permission, it's your right to ask him or her to stop, or report it to an adult if necessary. Always consider the feelings of others when using your camera, and hopefully others will do the same.

October

October will be a busy month. Our next after school meeting will be held on Monday October 22nd at 4 PM. Students will be preparing for the Mix It Up Day that week.

NJHS students will also be spreading the word on Digital Citizenship. For valuable tips on Internet, media and technology safety news try the Common Sense “Parent Concerns” website. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Service opportunities for October include but not limited to…

“Camp Acorn’s 2018 Fall Programs are going on NOW! Once you review the guidelines and submit an application you’ll receive a confirmation email with the calendar and you are all set to volunteer. We definitely need the most help at the Super Saturdays and Funky Fridays programs. Feel free to contact us at 201-785-1101 with any questions once you submit the online application below. We hope to see you soon!”

Back to School Night NJHS Parents ************** Family Festival **********

Congratulations to our new officers as elected by fellow members...

President...Ryan Lomer - Officers....Ibraheem Hamzeh,Sydney Wexler,Matthew Zamora,Claire Eo,Eugene Odell,Grace Haveman,Anna Nooney,Emma Eagar

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Hi everyone...

  • Welcome to the new school year. I hope all had a fun summer. Our first after school meeting will be Wednesday September 12 at 3:30 in the library media center. Please this notice on to your fellow members.

At the meeting we will...

  • Discuss community service details
  • Share our summer service
  • Vote for our new officers
  • Register for NJHS Google classroom

All new members are asked to volunteer at the town libraries this year Here are the links...

Book Fair
Digital Learning Day

Mix It Up at lunch day Book Fair Fundraiser Digital Learning Day