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North Syracuse National Junior Honor Society Information

National Junior Honor Society Information

Selection to the National Junior Honor Society is a privilege, not a right. Students do not apply for membership in the National Junior Honor Society. Instead, they provide information to be used by the Faculty Council for review. Members will be selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Membership to the North Syracuse Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is granted to those students who meet all the requirements established in the constitution and by the Faculty Council.

How do I know if I qualify for a STUDENT ACTIVITY INFORMATIONAL FORMS?

Students in eighth and ninth grade, who earns an overall average of 90 or better and have attended North Syracuse Junior High School in the first two marking periods, will receive a National Junior Honor Society STUDENT ACTIVITY INFORMATIONAL FORMS in homeroom the week that report cards go out for the 2nd quarter. If a student does not receive information forms and believes he/she meets the grade requirement then please email Mrs. Beebe at mbeebe1@nscsd.org with your full name, grade and overall average. There is a strong possibility again this year that the Student Informational Forms will be sent and completed electronically.  More information will be forthcoming on this. 

How is membership granted to any given student?

Membership to the North Syracuse Chapter of the Elizabeth Glies National Junior Honor Society is granted to those members who meet all the requirements established by the constitution and by the Faculty Council. The Faculty Council will review all completed forms and grant membership, by a majority vote, to students who prove themselves to be outstanding in each of the following areas: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, Citizenship

Due to the recent pandemic we are facing, the eligibility requirements have been modified again for this year.

 

To be eligible for consideration a student must attend North Syracuse Junior High school for at least 2 consecutive quarters and have a minimum of: 

 
  • A overall GPA of 89.5 or above with no failing course grades

 

8th & 9th graders  

  • 9th graders 

    1. Participation in at least two extracurricular activities (music, sports or clubs) in and/or outside of school from April 2021 till March 4, 2022. 

    2. Provide evidence of 10 or more service hours done for a verifiable organization from April 2021 till March 4, 2022. Please see the information below for volunteer opportunities to keep students safe.   

  • 8th graders 

    1. Participation in at least two extracurricular activities (music, sports or clubs) in and/or outside of school from September 2021 till March 4, 2022. 

    2. Provide evidence of 7 or more service hours done for a verifiable organization from September 2021 till March 4, 2022. Please see the information below for volunteer opportunities to keep students safe. 
       

  • A one-page essay about how you meet the criteria of being selected to the National Junior Honor Society. 

 
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from an adult who is neither a relative nor a staff member at NSJHS

 
  • Exemplary character and citizenship based on the letter of recommendation and teacher input. 



Meeting the above minimum requirements DOES NOT guarantee acceptance.

Volunteer Opportunity

 

To keep students safe we have found this website for them to get some hours completed. The program is Do Something Organization and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. If you click on the link below it will take you to the website with the information. After you complete an activity you will be able to download a certificate of completion. 

 

Only an activity that has a certificate of completion will be accepted. Please leave time for the website organization to process the certificate. This will be adhered to and will not be waived for any reason. 

 

https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/volunteer-hours-nassp-program?utm_source=NASSP20SL-0073&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=NASSP20SL 

 

Clubs

NSJHS clubs are meeting in person and having their first meeting soon. If you are still interested in joining a club please reach out to the advisor as soon as possible. Please see your guidance counselor or listen to the announcements for additional clubs.

 

Community Builders Club - Mrs. Carr

Student Government - Mr. Kruger/Mrs. Brown

9th grade Class - Mrs. Green/Mrs. Jones

Yearbook - Mrs. Delahunt/Mrs. Walsh

Deca - Mrs. Ciarco/Mr. Cook

Science Olympiad - Mrs. Kormanec/Mrs. LaChance

Robotic Club - Mr. Parsons

Tech Club - Mr. Nadler


What happens after I earn a student informational packet?

Students are asked to complete the student informational packet by providing information concerning their school activities, community activities AND volunteer hours. Each form must be filled in correctly by your coaches and advisors. Students are also required to obtain a letter of recommendation from an adult who is neither a relative nor a staff member at the Junior High. The student informational packet includes the date the forms are due. The faculty council does not consider late forms. The entire faculty and support staff is asked to rate the eligible students on the criteria of Leadership, Character and Citizenship.

The faculty council is convened to review the faculty rating sheets and the student forms. Participation in school and community activities and acquiring volunteer hours is required for membership. The National Junior Honor Society Advisor, who is a non-voting member, chairs the faculty council. The committee makes the final selection of inductees. 

Students and parents are notified by mail of the final selections. The induction takes place at an annual induction ceremony held at North Syracuse Junior High School. This year's induction is set for Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7 pm. 

All members of the National Junior Honor Society are expected to keep up the levels of scholarship, citizenship, service and character that were first required for initial membership.  

Students accepted into the National Junior Honor Society are expected to attend monthly meetings, participate in all fundraising and service projects for the Society, and to maintain an academic average and participation level that enable them to be accepted into the Elizabeth Glies National Junior Honor Society.

If you have any other questions please feel free to email Mrs. Beebe at mbeebe1@nscsd.org