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 Mrs. Ward's room)
February 6 NJHS (current members/inductees)
May 22 (for beginning of 2018-19 school year)
January 19 NJHS induction invitations sent out
February 2 NJHS induction papers due
February 8 NJHS Induction practice (6-7 hours; officers needed 4th-7th hour);
February 8 NJHS Induction in the upper gym at 6:00 p.m.
March 6 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)
April 28~ NJHS annual trip
REMIND (text/e-mail reminders for NJHS)