National Junior Honor Society
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY(NJHS)
The purpose of the Waynesville Middle School chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for superior scholarship, to develop citizenship, to stimulate a desire to serve, to promote leadership, and to instill exemplary qualities of character.
Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum scholastic average of 3.5. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed and shall be the required minimum scholastic level of achievement for admission to candidacy. All students who rise in scholarship to or above such standards may be admitted to candidacy for election to membership. Candidates shall then be considered on the basis of citizenship, service, leadership, and character. To be eligible for election to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been in attendance at Waynesville Middle School for a period equivalent to one semester this school year.
VIOLATION OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS
Minimum Grade Average – Any member not maintaining the minimum grade average of 3.5 at the end of any semester will be placed on academic probation. The National Junior Honor Society advisers will conference with members on the status of their academic probation.
Members on academic probation have one grading period to reestablish a grade average of 3.5. Failure to do so will result in a loss of membership.
Any member of the National Junior Honor Society on academic probation may not participate in the privileges of membership (example, spring trip).
Membership in this chapter shall be based upon scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service. National Junior Honor Society is composed of honor students reflecting these qualities:
Scholarship – the ability to establish and maintain high academic standards.
Citizenship – respect for school, others, and self.
Service – a willingness to participate in service that will help others.
Leadership – the capacity to lead and to set a good example.
Character – the ability to perform within established standards (honesty, fairness, responsibility, tolerance).
VIOLATION OF NON-ACADEMIC STANDARDS
Non-Academic Probation – Any member of the National Junior Honor Society on non-academic probation may not participate in the privileges of membership (example, spring trip).
Suspension from School – Any member of the National Junior Honor Society suspended form Waynesville Middle School will automatically lose their membership.
Detention – Any member of the National Junior Honor Society receiving detention must give an explanation of the cause for receiving detention to the National Junior Honor Society advisers. Any member failing to comply with the above responsibility or who receives a second detention will be placed on non-academic probation. Any member on non-academic probation for the above reason will lose their membership if they receive a third detention (this shall apply for one semester at a time).
Members Subject to other Disciplinary Action – Any member of the National Junior Honor Society violating the standards of their induction by creating a disciplinary problem brought to the attention of the National Junior Honor Society advisers will have their offense reviewed by the National Junior Honor Society advisers and the Faculty Council. The advisers of the National Junior Honor Society may place a member on non-academic probation if, in their judgment, the action is warranted. The offending member will be given a reasonable length of time (not to exceed one quarter) to correct their behavior. A member’s failure to correct a behavior problem in the given time will result in the loss of membership.
ATTENDANCE and PARTICIPATION
Attendance and National Junior Honor Society meetings is expected. Participation in National Junior Honor Society work projects is expected and a list of those members participating will be kept.
Missed Meetings – Any member of the National Junior Society, who misses two meetings during the semester without a valid excuse (sickness with doctor's note or death in the family with obituary), will be placed on non-academic probation. Failure to attend any meeting, without a valid excuse, while on non-academic probation, will result in loss of membership.
Non-Academic Probation – Any member of National Junior Honor Society will be placed on non-academic probation for failure to participate (without a valid excuse) in National Junior Honor Society work projects for which he/she is scheduled. Any member on non-academic probation, for the above, will lose their membership if they repeat the violation of responsibility to participate in National Junior Honor Society work projects for which he/she is scheduled.
A member of National Junior Honor Society who transfers to Waynesville Middle School will automatically be accepted for membership in this chapter upon presentation of either a letter signed by their former principal certifying membership or a signed membership card. In order to retain membership, a transfer student must then maintain the membership requirements for this chapter. A transfer member will be given one semester to establish the standards of this chapter for membership. A member of the National Junior Honor Society who transfers from Waynesville Middle School will be given a letter indicating the status of his/her membership signed by the chapter adviser and the school principal.
MEETINGS (Held during Tiger Time in the library)
May 21 (whatever day the last day of school is for 2018-19 school year)
March 5 NJHS trip permission slip/money DUE (*students who do not have their money by this due date may still go on the trip, but may have to pay a higher admission rate)
May 11~ NJHS annual trip
REMIND (text/e-mail reminders for NJHS)
5 February 2019
The National Junior Honor Society at Waynesville Middle School will be taking our end-of-the-year trip to Silver Dollar City in Branson. The trip is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019. The buses will leave Waynesville Middle School promptly at 7:00 a.m. and return to school around 9:30-10:00 p.m. Please make sure your child is at Waynesville Middle School (main entrance) by 6:30 a.m., but not earlier than 6:15 a.m. as there are no faculty members available for supervision at that time.
The cost for your child will be $55.00, which includes: admission to the park, ONE meal in the park, and free unlimited drinks in the park.
If your student is a season pass holder, he/she will only need $15.00 for food/drinks in addition to bringing his/her season pass with him/her.
If your family would like to meet NJHS at Silver Dollar City, you may purchase tickets (including 1 meal/wristband) for $55.00 as well.
Money and the permission slip are due no later than Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE.
In addition to the cost of admission, your child will be responsible for bringing money for any additional meals or souvenirs that he/she may wish to purchase.
In order for your NJHS student to participate, please fill out the attached permission slip and return it to Mrs. Ward, room 223 (next to the lower office) no later than Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Tickets will be pre-ordered, so if the money and permission slip are not received by then, your child will not be able to attend, or will have to pay regular price when we get to the park.
Since this is a school-sponsored activity, all Waynesville Middle School rules and policies pertaining to dress code and behavior apply. If you have any questions, please call Waynesville Middle School at (573) 842-2550 or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJHS Permission Slip
Silver Dollar City- May 11, 2019
This permission slip and the money are due no later than Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
_____________ Entrance ticket (includes 1 meal and unlimited drink wristband for use
Inside Silver Dollar City)- $55.00
_____________ Season Pass Holder-$15.00
____________ (# of tickets) family tickets- $55 each
Please send EXACT amount; we do not have the ability to make change.
If you wish to write a check, please make it out to: Waynesville Middle School NJHS.
My son/daughter, ______________________________________________________, has
(please print clearly)
permission to participate on the NJHS trip to Silver Dollar City on Saturday, May 11, 2019. I have enclosed the necessary amount of money. I will not hold the Waynesville R-VI School District accountable for any injury directly related to my child’s own actions.
Printed Name—Parent/Guardian Signature—Parent/Guardian
Telephone Number Telephone Number
Please include two telephone numbers in case of emergency.