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Welcome to the National Honor Society Informational Meeting. Ms. Falchek. Welcome!. I am your NHS advisor: Email is the best way to communicate with me: rfalchek@crsd.org Phone is 215-944-1153 Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time if you have questions. Congratulations!.

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welcome
Welcome!
  • I am your NHS advisor:

Email is the best way to communicate with me: rfalchek@crsd.org

Phone is 215-944-1153

  • Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time if you have questions
congratulations
Congratulations!

You have been selected because you have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.90 by the end of your sophomore year

AND

You had at least 45 hours logged in at the LINCS office by mid-January.

what are the other requirements
What are the other requirements?
  • You have already demonstrated scholarship and service, now you must demonstrate the following:
    • School Involvement
    • Leadership
    • Character
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Follow the instructions carefully. The committee is not looking to trip you up, but if you cannot follow directions, are you a worthy NHS candidate? If your responses are illegible or nonsensical, how important is your petition to you?

school involvement
School involvement
  • You will fill out a form listing all activities you have participated in from grades 9-12.
  • You must have the adult supervisor’s name and contact information listed so that your involvement can be verified.
leadership
Leadership
  • You must have demonstrated leadership during your time at South
    • Leadership can best be characterized as a sustained effort or position that helps you and others work toward a specific goal.
    • Leadership positions are those in which you have gone above and beyond the normal realm of participation in certain activities.
    • A good leadership role is one that is ongoing.
leadership1
Leadership

*Titles like “captain” and “homeroom rep” have different meanings and responsibilities in different sports and homerooms. The detailed description is what will make all the difference.

  • If you’re unsure, please ask me.
  • You must include a DETAILED DESCRIPTION of your job as a leader.
character
Character
  • You will additionally be evaluated in the following areas:
    • Your current and past teachers will evaluate you based on the quality of your character
      • Ex. Regularly completed homework assignments
      • Ex. Never cheated
    • Your attendance record is in good standing
      • If you have more than 20 absences (excused OR unexcused), you must attach a statement of explanation
    • Your discipline record is in good standing
      • No major infractions in the past calendar year (suspension/arrest)
      • No more than 5 detentions in the past calendar year
      • Any prior major infractions must include a statement of reflection
the online application
The Online Application
    • The application is online at the South website: http://www.crsd.org//Domain/607
    • Download and complete the packet
  • NOTE: You must have 2 letters of recommendation – they must be in a sealed envelope with a signature across the flap to ensure security
    • Your completed application is due on Friday, February 28, 2014 by 8:30 AM
      • THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!
the leadership form
The Leadership Form
  • Download the leadership form from the NHS website and fill it out with detailed descriptions – describe the leadership you exhibited.
  • NOTE: You must have 2 letters of recommendation – they must be in a sealed envelope with a signature across the flap to ensure security.
  • Allow enough time to get this done!!!!
induction
Induction
  • You will be notified around the middle of April if you have been selected or did not qualify to be a member of NHS.
  • If you are selected, there is an induction ceremony on Thursday, April 29, 2014.
maintaining your membership
Maintaining Your Membership
  • Your membership is valid for college applications as long as you:
    • Earn 8 NHS Credits during your senior year
    • Complete 4 hours of 1 on 1 tutoring
    • Complete 4 hours of library tutoring
    • Maintain good standing in attendance
    • Maintain good standing in character
    • Maintain a Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.90 and have no D’s or F’s on your report card

ANY QUESTIONS?

do it for the right reason
Do it for the right reason……
  • You are the “cream of the crop,” “the best and the brightest,”…..
  • You must be accountable for doing what you say you are going to do.