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     National Junior Honor Society

    National Junior Honor Society is an organization that recognizes 8th grade students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, service, citizenship, leadership and character. 7th grade students who meet the initial criteria (have earned all As with the exception of one B+ in their classes all year, have no discipline issues on record, are involved in a variety of activities, and have demonstrated kindness, compassion, integrity and character in the classroom) may apply in the spring of 7th grade. Members are then selected by a faculty council. The new class begins their year of membership at the start of 8th grade. NJHS members are expected to complete 15 hours of community service, maintain excellent grades and continue to demonstrate strong leadership and citizenship skills throughout the year. The NWMS National Junior Honor Society volunteers at many community events throughout the year. The club also organizes its own service activities and projects during the school year.
     
    Information on Independent and Club Service Hours:
     
    Independent hours are thus named because students are responsible for seeking these opportunities on their own. Service needs to be for a community organization/program/event.
     
    NJHS students have volunteered at:
    -  elementary school programs/events
    -  the humane society
    -  food pantries
    -  nursing homes
    -  day camps for younger kids
    -  libraries
    -  local hospitals
    -  Special Olympics
    -  public parks/greenways (picking up trash/pulling weeds, etc.)
     
    Club Hours come from service projects planned and conducted by our NJHS chapter, and from outside volunteer opportunities that our chapter has agreed to help with, as a group, such as:
     
    -  after-school tutoring at NWMS 
    -  our holiday toy drive
    -  our fall coat drive
    -  Box Tops for Education 
    -  weeding and harvesting the NWMS garden 
    -  card-making for Riley patients
    -  bingo with residents at local nursing homes 
    -  helping with Noblesville Schools events, such as Haunted Hinkle, Hinkle Hey Day, NS Learning Showcase, NWMS Robotics Competitions, etc. 
     
     

     
    Sponsor: Mrs. Teverbaugh  katrin_teverbaugh@nobl.k12.in.us

    Community members seeking Honor Society volunteers should contact Mrs. Teverbaugh directly via email.