The National Junior Honor Society members did an EXCELLENT job of shopping for Toys for Tots on Friday, December 11th. We got multiple compliments about our students’ behavior both at Toys R Us and at the mall. I am super proud of the job these students did with this year’s TFT fundraiser!!!
Our NJHS members have been invited to sing a Christmas carol or two on the ABC 33/40 news broadcast tomorrow night, December 15th. Interested members should plan to meet at Legacy BBQ in Hoover at 4:40. Our students will be on the 5:15 pm segment with James Spann. Students are free to leave after the 5:15 segment. If you are coming tomorrow night, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org tonight to confirm.
Legacy Barbecue Address:
2943 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
The National Junior Honor Society met on Wednesday, October 21st to discuss upcoming Toys for Tots posters. Here is a link to the handout members received at the meeting: TFT–Posters. This handout and your Toys for Tots poster is due Thursday, October 29th. Posters will not be accepted before Thursday. Members who fail to make a poster and turn it in on time will not be allowed to go TFT shopping in December.
It is the responsibility of each member to listen to daily announcements regarding meetings and other upcoming deadlines. PLEASE make sure you are staying on top of things.
REMINDER: All NJHS membership letters and membership dues must be turned in to Ms. Grimes by 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 16th). Failure to return the membership letter and/or dues will result in membership status being changed to inactive. Inactive members may not reapply for active membership until January. That means you will not be able to go Toys for Tots shopping. PLEASE get your letters and dues turned in by tomorrow.
Additionally, NJHS members interested in being an officer should return a one page essay to Ms. Grimes by 3pm tomorrow explaining why you would make a good leader for the honor society.
All 7th grade students who are eligible to apply for National Junior Honor Society membership received a NJHS Application Packet last Friday, April 17th. Please click on the blue link above to view the packet if you have misplaced yours. Instructions for applying for membership are in the packet. All membership applications are due by Friday, April 24th. If an eligible member is unable to turn in the packet by Friday, April 24th, there will be a three day grace period to turn in applications. All late applications must include a written letter explaining the reason for the late entry. Additionally, all late applications must be hand delivered to an advisor (Ms. Grimes, Mr. Burdett, or Mrs. Gingras) absolutely no later than 3pm Wednesday, April 29th. Parents may not drop off applications in the office and have them placed in an advisors mailbox. The student MUST bring the application to the advisor. Applications will not be accepted after the Wednesday, April 29th deadline, no exceptions.
All NJHS members must make a poster to advertise our upcoming Toys for Tots fundraiser. Posters are due Thursday, October 30th. You will find details on the following TFT poster link: TFT–Posters 2014. Please follow directions on the linked information sheet and be sure to turn it in to the appropriate NJHS sponsor on Thursday along with your poster. Students who fail to turn in a poster on time will not be allowed to go Toys for Tots shopping in December.
All NJHS members must make plans to attend our second meeting this Thursday, October 23rd in Mrs. Gingras’s room. We will be discussing Toys for Tots posters. It is important for each member to be present to hear the poster requirements. Any member who fails to make a Toys for Tots poster will not be allowed to go shopping in December.
Today was the first NJHS meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. All NJHS members and parents should read, sign and return the NJHS membership letter–2014 and dues no later than Friday, September 5th. NJHS members who have not paid dues by September 5th will become inactive members of the honor society. Inactive members can reapply for membership in January.
Any NJHS member who wishes to volunteer for the OMIS Back to School Splash this weekend, should sign up outside Ms. Grimes’s door no later than 3 pm on Thursday, August 21st. Volunteers are needed to work in 1 hour shifts. Of course, you are welcome to work more than one hour if you want. It is supposed to be hot on Saturday. Please remember to drink plenty of fluids and wear sunscreen. A bottle of water will be provided to all volunteers. Please arrive 15 minutes before your shift begins to check in at the volunteer table and to get your assignment. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a successful event in our community.
If you missed the meeting today, be sure to thoroughly read the membership letter linked above. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to see Ms. Grimes during advisory sometime this week. We do take attendance at NJHS meetings. Please bring an excuse to Ms. Grimes ASAP when you miss a meeting. Two unexcused absences from meetings may result in dismissal from the honor society.
If you are interested in being an NJHS officer, please write a one page essay explaining why you would make a good leader for the honor society. Officer essays are due to Ms. Grimes by Friday, August 22nd.
If you have completed community service hours already, you may record them on the Individual Community Service Hours sheet. Throughout the year, service hours should be turned into Mrs. Gingras in room B-7.
We’re looking forward to another great year with the NJHS. Please, please, please check the blog occasionally and listen to daily announcements for upcoming NJHS meetings and events. Those are the only ways we have of communicating with members.
All NJHS members should make plans to attend a meeting this Thursday morning at 7:20 in Ms. Grimes’s room. Additionally, any member who has not turned in a minimum of 10 community service hours for the year by this afternoon will not be allowed to participate in this year’s tapping and induction.
All NJHS members should turn in a minimum of 10 community service hours for the year by Wednesday, April 9th. If you went Toys for Tots shopping, you received 6 service hours for that event. However, you need to record those hours on an Individual Community Service Hours form to receive credit for shopping. Any NJHS member who does not turn in a minimum of 10 community service hours for the year will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming tapping and induction ceremonies.
If you’re not sure about how many hours you have completed for the year, you can come by my classroom and check your NJHS file.