Northwest Middle SchoolNational Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1929.Who is eligible for NJHS?At NWMS, in accordance with national standards set by NJHS, students will first qualify for an invitation through their demonstration of success in the area of scholarship. That means, students in 7th or 8th grade with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 will receive an invitation to apply. Students will then fill out the information sheet to give examples of their accomplishments in the areas of Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. Therefore, just because a student qualifies based on their cumulative GPA (scholarship), they will not automatically be inducted into the NJHS.Who chooses inductees into the NJHS?After students fill out an information sheet and the required recommendation forms from teachers and/or other adults, all of their qualifications will be reviewed by our Faculty Council. The Faculty Council is an anonymous group of faculty members who make final decisions about who will be invited for induction into the NJHS. The Faculty Council also serves as the group who determines if a student should be dismissed because of a failure to meet expectations in one of the five areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, or Citizenship.What do you do in NJHS?The goal of NJHS is to represent Northwest Middle School by building leaders and doing service. The activities are up to the NJHS members. Things like a penny drive, volunteering, campus clean up, and team building activites are all ideas that have been discussed, but plans will not be made until our charter members are inducted this spring.If I'm a 6th grader, what can I do to become a better candidate for NJHS in 7th and 8th grade?One of the best things you can do as a 6th grader is to have really strong grades. You should work hard every day in school because as a 7th grade inductee, you will qualify in the area of scholarship based on your grades in 6th grade! Also, becoming involved in school clubs and activities, following all school rules and being a great role model for other students will give you strong teacher recommendations. In addition, out side of school, you can begin to track community service hours (work in which you don't receive some kind of pay) in order to strengthen your information sheet.When are the invitations passed out?The application process for 7th & 8th graders takes place in January with the induction ceremony in February.Students must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average, excellent conduct, active in the community, and participate in service activities. Applications may be picked up from your English teacher, Guidance, or download from this webpage.
Applications are due to your English teacher or Tracy McAninch by Friday, January 30th. Current NJHS members should not reapply.How do I find out more information?Contact the faculty advisor, Tracy McAninch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-4161.
Last Modified on January 13, 2015