National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society - 2023-2024

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) was established by the NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) in 1929 to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, the National Junior Honor Society serves to encourage those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship.

The Ronald Reagan Middle School Chapter of NJHS provides eighth grade students with an opportunity to serve both their school and the surrounding community. NJHS candidates will need to complete a minimum of 20 hours of service during their 8th grade school year. Students should try to dedicate at least 3 hours of their service time to activities that will directly benefit RRMS. 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 spring deadline (typically the last week of April).

8th grade candidates for the RRMS Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society are also 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 throughout their 8th grade school year. If a student fails to maintain these expectations after an official warning, he/she may no longer be an active NJHS candidate at RRMS.

NJHS candidates will be officially inducted into National Junior Honor Society in the spring of their 8th grade school year. This will allow the RRMS Faculty Council time to verify completion of each candidate’s service hour requirements and review academic and disciplinary records.

Service Hour Log

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 Advisor.

Ms. Vandervort is the advisor for NJHS and can be contacted at vandercm@pwcs.edu . NJHS candidates are expected to enroll in the RRMS-NJHS Canvas page (after acceptance) and check this page on a regular basis. The NJHS Canvas site will be updated with information on service opportunities, meetings, and service log submission.

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

MEETING DATES FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR DATES TBD

Some meetings may be online using Zoom, while others may be held in person in the RRMS cafeteria after school.

Information on becoming an NJHS Member

7th grade students who have attended RRMS since the start of 2nd quarter of 2022 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 candidacy in this organization in May.

Candidates are students who are striving to develop excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Character, Citizenship, and Service and meet the cumulative grade point average requirement. 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.

ANTICIPATED TIMELINE FOR RISING GRADE 8 (2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR) CANDIDATES

March 31/End of Quarter 3

List of eligible candidates for the 2023-2024 school year (based on 7th grade GPA) made available from PWCS.

Late April- Early May 2023

2023-2024 RRMS/NJHS Application Form emailed to current RRMS 7th grade students. Completed forms are submitted online by students. $10 membership dues ($10.50 with MySchoolBucks payment system, or $10 exact cash or check) should be submitted to the RRMS Finance Secretary. If the form and dues are not returned by this date, the candidate will not be eligible to continue in the selection process.

End of May 2023

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.

First week of June 2023

NJHS 2023-2024 Candidate Acceptance notifications will be made by email.

June 12-16, 2023

RRMS/NJHS 2023-2024 candidates will be able to self-enroll in the NJHS Canvas page and will start receiving information and updates via email and Canvas announcements. Rising 8th grade NJHS candidates can begin accumulating service hours as of June 19, 2023.