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Thank you to everyone that applied!  You should have received an email on June 1 about your acceptance into NJHS. 

 

Our current 8th grade students being inducted need to check the Canvas page to sign their contract and get the Zoom information for the virtual induction ceremony being held on Wednesday, June 10 at 6PM.  We did not email that information home so be sure to check it out on Canvas at https://pwcs.instructure.com/courses/67955. This page will only allow students that are members to visit it :)

 

Our current 7th grade students being inducted in person this fall need to visit the Canvas page to sign their contract for membership.  Most of you have already done this but if you haven't visit the Canvas page at https://pwcs.instructure.com/courses/67970This page will only allow students that are members to visit it :)

 

Thank you to those students that applied for membership in the 2020-2021 Marsteller chapter of NJHS.  We have sent your requests for teacher recommendations to the respective teachers and will get back to you no later than June 2 with our decision.  Be sure to check the Canvas course you joined for NJHS periodically for news and updates. 


The CANVAS page that you will be visiting for applications is for the STUDENTS. Please make certain that students are the ones joining the page.

Attention current 7th and 8th grade students (5/18/2020):

Emails will be sent home on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 3:00PM to any student that is eligible to become a member.  This email will give details about membership in NJHS and the expectations of becoming a member as well as a link to a canvas page where you will find the online application.  You have until Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 4:00PM to complete the application to be considered for membership.  All members will be determined by Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

For further selection consideration into the National Junior Society, you must complete the Middle Level NJHS Student Activity Form found in Canvas by Tuesday, May 26.  Once this form has been submitted and reviewed, recommendation requests will be sent to your selected teachers.  A paper copy  of this activity form is available only upon request and completed paper activity forms will need to be placed in a drop box located at Marsteller Middle School no later than Tuesday, May 26.

Expectations for members of NJHS:

1. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 
2. Attend all meetings with only 2 excused absences allowed
3. Complete 9 service hours from induction in the fall through December 31
4. 
Complete another 9 hours from January 1 through May 31
5. Check Canvas site regularly to see updates for service hours and club information.
6. Students in NJHS are the leaders at Marsteller and are expected to behave during school as well as during the meetings.  This includes showing the traits expected of an NJHS member:
            a. Character
            b. Scholarship
            c. Leadership
            d. Service
            e. Citizenship
           

Any questions about the application or membership in NJHS can be directed to Mrs. Fennell.
      

 


What is the criteria to become a member of NJHS? What are the requirements of membership?
 

Per PWCS Regulation 664-4 (updated June 12, 2019): 
Membership Selection Criteria
      I. The student must earn a cumulative scholastic average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent standard of excellence at the end of the third nine-week grading period of the school year, and must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester. In extenuating circumstances, the semester rule may be waived by the faculty council.
      II. The student must receive an overall faculty rating - average of 3.0 (non-rounded) on character, leadership, service, and citizenship based on a 4.0 scale. A. Three teacher recommendation forms should be completed for each student. B. At least two recommenders should be teachers of core academic classes. C. At least two teacher recommenders should be current teachers. D. A student may ask a community member to complete the third recommendation. 
      III. Students may be asked to complete a personal statement or essay as a part of the selection process.
      IV. Teachers will rate the student using the criteria on the attached rating form (see Attachment I or II) and forward the evaluation directly to the faculty council.

  1. Membership Requirements:                                                    I. Students recommended and approved for induction into the NJHS will be inducted in the spring of each year. Regardless of when the student is selected, he/she is expected to fulfill all obligations related to membership in the NJHS. A student who does not fulfill such obligations may be removed from membership in accordance with NJHS rules and regulations.                                            II. Students must maintain scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship expectations to maintain membership in the NJHS. Members who fall below these standards shall be warned in writing by the chapter advisor and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency. In the case of flagrant violation of school rules or the law, the member does not have to be provided warning.                                                                    III. Students who face dismissal shall have the right to a hearing by the faculty council and can appeal the decision to the building principal.

The National Junior Honor Society chapter of Marsteller Middle School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Students are selected after completing a candidate form, and then having 3 current year teachers (2 core and 1 non-core) complete an evaluation form.  Parents will also complete an evaluation form to give some insight of the student outside of school.  

Students in grades seven and eight are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (non-rounded) or better on a 4.0 scale. Each spring those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service. 

To evaluate a candidate’s character, the Faculty Council uses two forms of input. First, school disciplinary records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership.  These forms and the Candidate Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the Council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule. 

Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all five criteria that led to their selection.

Students are expected to complete 18 hours of community service by the end of the school year.  9 of the hours must be completed by the start of winter break in December 2019.  Students can complete some or all of these hours over the summer.  Opportunities for service hours will be provided throughout the school year as they arise and students will learn of these opportunities via email.  Forms for service hours should be turned in once the service is completed.  (i.e. if you complete service hours in September, the form should be turned in at the October meeting)

Induction ceremony for 2019-2020 school year for selected members for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Marsteller Middle School.  A timeline for application process will be updated later in the school year.

 

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