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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 probability that the Student Informational Forms this year 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 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

 
  • 9th graders 

    1. Participation in at least two extracurricular activities (music, sports or clubs) in and/or outside of school since December 2019 till February 17th, 2021

    2. Provide evidence of more than 10 service hours done for a verifiable organization since December 2020 till February 17, 2021. Please see the information below for volunteer opportunities to keep students safe. 

 
  • 8th graders 

    1. Participation in at least one extracurricular activities (music, sports or clubs) in and/or outside of school since September 2020 till February 17, 2021

    2. Provide evidence of more than 7 service hours done for a verifiable organization since January 2020. 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. 

 
  • All Students are eligible regardless of being hybrid or remote learners. 

 

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. 

 

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

 

Clubs

NSJHS clubs have recently gone online and had their first meeting. If you are still interested in joining a club please reach out to the advisor as soon as possible. 

 

    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 and each item must be signed (digitally) or attached email of proof of participation by the appropriate coach or advisor.

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 in March. This may change due to Covid restrictions and guidelines. 

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