**** For the 2020-21 school year, all NJHS information can be found on the NJHS Canvas page - NJHS Canvas Page


Club Overview 

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

*This year due to Covid, we have reduced the minimum community service hours to 17 hours / 2 of those hours need to be dedicated to RRMS.  

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 (can also be found on the NJHS canvas page)

Service Hour Guidelines

Service Hour Log

Note: It is the MEMBER'S responsibility to check their email to make sure they are receiving all communication regarding the NJHS. 

Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Stawchansky are the advisors for NJHS during the 2020-2021 school year.  Please check the NJHS Canvas site for upcoming information on service opportunities, meetings, and service log submission. 

Meeting Dates 2020-2021

All meetings will be held over zoom from 3-3:30pm on the first Wednesday of every month.  
 

Information on becoming an NJHS Member

7th grade students who have attended RRMS since the start of 2nd quarter of 2020 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. 

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.