Club Overview (2019-20)

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves 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.

The Ronald Reagan Middle School Chapter of The National Junior Honor Society will be devoted to service, both in and out of school. For current members to maintain membership requirements, student will need to complete a minimum of 20 hours of service by May 1, 2010. Students must dedicate at least 3 hours of his/her service to time that will directly benefit RRMS.  Please see the "Service Hour Guidelines" document link below for more details.  It is the student’s responsibility to coordinate and keep track of all service hours and turn in the completed service hour form by the meeting following the service date

Members of the RRMS Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society are required to maintain a cumulative average of 3.0 or higher, to receive a "Satisfactory" or "Outstanding" on their effort and conduct scores, and to maintain a clean disciplinary record.  If a student fails to maintain these expectations after an official warning, he/she may no longer be an active member at RRMS. 

Current members of the Ronald Reagan Middle School Chapter of The National Junior Honor Society include current 8th grade students that were inducted PRIOR to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. 8th grade students who are new to RRMS may transfer their membership from their previous school by providing official documentation of their membership to Reagan's Chapter Adviser before the first meeting.

2020 Documents

2019-2020 NJHS Student Activity Information FormTolar.docx

NJHS Information

Service Hour Guidelines

Service Hour Log 

***Originals of the service hour logs must be submitted to the Adviser by the member.  Do not send digital copies to the adviser.

2019-20 Documents REMIND ACCOUNT INFORMATION

Documents: https://www.remind.com/join/eef4c46

Announcements

During the school year, announcements, meeting dates, volunteer opportunities and other communications will be posted here, as well as sent out through "Remind" texts to those who sign up.

Note:It is the MEMBER'S responsibility to check the website regularly, stay informed, ask questions of the Chapter Adviser, fill out documentation of service properly, and submit the documentation on time.

***Students may use 10 hours from the summer months (induction ceremony to start of school).  They are welcome to do more, but they must do an additional 10 hours during the school year to fulfill their membership requirements.

Mrs. Tolar is the Advisor for NJHS during the 2019-2020 school year.  Please check this site for upcoming information on officer applications, details on upcoming meetings, and procedures for submitting service logs.


Congratulations to the 2019-2020 NJHS Officers!

President- Anne Llamanzares and Sanna Karkera
Vice President- Ella Ridder
Treasurer- Audrey Henderson
Historian- Mara Cerven and Sahasra Vala
Secretary- Sana Amer

Meeting Dates 2019-2020

All meetings are from 3-4pm
Parents must arrange for pick-up by 4pm. NJHS students MUST attend the first meeting of the year.  All others are optional.

September 16th (last names A-K) Mandatory! 3-4
September 17th (last name L-Z) Mandatory!3-4
Sept 30 (Officer presentations and voting) Not Mandatory
October 7th  Not Mandatory
November 18th Not Mandatory
December 2nd Not Mandatory
January 13th Not Mandatory
February 10th Not Mandatory
April 20th Not Mandatory
May 11th NJHS Officers only

FINAL LOGS For Current Grade 8 Students WILL BE DUE MONDAY, MAY 18th. NO LATE LOGS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Information on becoming an NJHS Member


7th grade students who have attended RRMS since the start of 2nd quarter of 2019 and have a 7th grade cumulative non-rounded grade-point average of 3.0 or higher at the end of the third quarter will receive an invitation to apply for membership in this organization during the last week in April. 

The candidate information forms for each applicant will be considered by the Faculty Council.  The council will select students according to the standards set by the national organization. Candidates selected as members are students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Character, Citizenship, and Service.  NJHS is looking for those who are developing these models in all 5 categories. This means that a student not only has good grades, but is also moving towards being involved in school and community activities, actively serves the community, consistently shows responsibility in completing school work well, is eager to help without being prompted, consistently shows respect and kindness to their teachers and fellow students, and is a model of outstanding behavior in and out of the classroom. 

8th grade students who would like to become members follow the same selection process; however, because Prince William County only has NJHS Chapters through 8th grade, an 8th grade applicant must submit a minimum of 10 hours of documented community service (that follows the chapter guidelines) with the application. Students may find the service guidelines, as well as the documentation logs, through the links above.

Candidates who are selected are required to pay dues and attend the formal induction ceremony in May in order to become members. 

2020 Timeline for Grade 7 Candidates

End of quarter 3 
List of eligible candidates (based on GPA) made available from PWCS.

Week of April 13th
Invitation Letters mailed to eligible candidates. 

April 27th by 3pm
Candidate Application Information Form due April 27th by 3pm. Completed forms and $10 membership dues (exact cash or check) to Mrs. Tolar. If the form and dues are not returned by this date, the candidate will not be eligible to continue in the selection process.

April 28-30th
NJHS Faculty Council meets to review the information from the candidate application looking for students who demonstrate strength in the areas of citizenship, leadership, service, and character. The National Organization has set specific standards for membership, and it is the Council’s job to determine who fits the criteria.

Week of May 1st
NJHS Acceptance letters will be mailed.

Week of May 8th Acceptance Confirmations Collected

Induction Ceremony from 6:30-8:00pm on May 28th in the gymnasium. Students arrive at 6:00pm (dress should be professional and abide by dress code standards.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Tolar, NJHS Advisor