Mountain Ridge Junior High Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society ®

Upcoming Events:

All Members:  Last day for collections for our group service project is tomorrow.  Spring Into Action service project started March 20 (the first day of Spring) and ends March 31.

College Prep Webinars:    The National Junior Honor Society’s (NJHS) college admission and financial aid planning 2016-17 webinar series is now underway. This is an important opportunity for middle level members to lay the groundwork toward their higher education aspirations.  You will need your school affiliation number to register.  This will be sent to you through a Remind text message or email.  If you have not signed up for Remind, get instructions from Mrs. Tom.  See a list of upcoming webinars at the right.

Introduction

When the National Junior Honor Society was established by NASSP in 1929, the hope of the principals involved was to create an organization that would recognize and encourage academic achievement while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. These ideals of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character remain as relevant today as they were in 1929.

Today, the National Junior Honor Society has become a prestigious organization, ranking high among administrators, faculty members, students, parents, and residents of the school community. Its reputation for excellence is the result of years of commitment on the part of everyone involved.

The purpose of the Mountain Ridge Junior High National Junior Honor Society shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students of Mountain Ridge. Through NJHS® chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities that won them selection. Membership is thus both an honor and a commitment.

Membership

Selection to NJHS is a privilege bestowed upon students by the faculty of the school and not considered a right inherent to any student.  Technically, students do not apply for membership in the National Junior Honor Society.  Instead, they await a request or invitation to provide information to be used by the local selection committee to support their candidacy for membership.  Membership is granted only to those students selected by the Faculty Council in each school on the condition of their having met the standards for selection established at the local level and based on the provisions of the national constitution.  NJHS is more than an honor roll.  Each member must demonstrate not only good grades, but also strength in each of the remaining four criteria — Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character.  This is not an election, nor is membership automatically conveyed simply because a student has achieved a specified level of academic performance.

Questions

If you have questions or would like further information about NJHS®, please contact Cathy Tom, Chapter Adviser, at [email protected]

National Junior Honor Society Website

Chapter Bylaws

Chapter Selection Procedures

Summary of Member Duties

Candidate Form

College Prep Webinars:

September 28 – The College Application Process

October 26 – The FAFSA:  What You Need to Know Now

February 15 – Early Planning for College Affordability

March 22 – Choosing the College that’s Best for You –

April 19 – First Step in Your College SearchRegistration Now Open

Register by visiting www.njhs.us/webinars

 

 

 

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