National Honor SocietyJanuary 23, 2014Welcome! All members sit in the front section of the auditorium. Next meeting will be on FEBRUARY 18, 2014.
BEFORE WE BEGIN • SIGN IN – Alphabetically. • A-I Left of Stage • J-P Center of Stage • Q-Z Right of Stage
Today’s Agenda Expectations Service Hours Tutoring Spring Chapter-Wide Service Project Officer Service Projects
Expectations of NHS Members • maintaining the minimum 3.85 weighted cumulative GPA • Attending ALLmonthly meetings • participating inALL activities, including the induction rehearsal & ceremony in spring • observing class rules and school policies • receiving no disciplinary action, including dress code & tardies • completing four hours of tutoring • completing ten hours of service to the school or community.
Grounds for dismissal Excessive tardies. Uniform violations. Cell phone used during school. Any major offenses (cheating, skipping class, leaving campus without permission). All of these will be grounds for a dismissal hearing.
Attendance Meeting attendance is required. Please make arrangements for this. YOU are responsible for taking care of your business (the business of being an NHS member in good standing)!
Attendance • What qualifies as an excused absence? • a written explanation of absence to one of the advisors before 5th period on the day of the meeting. • If the member does not fulfill this responsibility, the absence is unexcused. • A member who is absent from school on the day of the meeting or checks out early, must see a chapter advisor when returning to school to verify absence/dismissal (bring your pink slip!)and to receive current information.
Attendance • What should an attendance excuse note look like? • It MUST: • Be typed! • Be signed by your parent or coach (No exceptions!) • Have a telephone number where the signer can be contacted during the day (They will be verified!) • A note from a Doctor’s Office (signed) is acceptable. • Illegible signatures, handwritten notes, and no contact information given will not be accepted and will count as an UNEXCUSED absence.
Attendance • What does not qualify as an excused absence? • Working, not having a ride home, and making up a test with a teacher are examples of unexcused absences. • This is a case of personal responsibility; you know when you have work, when you have been absent & have makeups, and when you have NHS meetings. • Being a responsible young adult means making arrangements in your schedule.
Late Forms If forms are submitted AFTER a due date, whether they are information forms or service/tutoring hours, the sponsors will take the forms. Taking the form from you does NOT indicate that your LATE form has been accepted. The WSHS NHS HONOR COUNCIL decides whether or not any late forms (of any kind) are accepted.
Online Service Hours Form http://www.tinyurl.com/WSHS-NHS-SERVICE-HOURS
Submission of Service & Tutoring Hours • The supervisor of your community service, volunteering, etc. must sign documentation for you WHEN YOU COMPLETE the service. • This can be a letterhead from the organization, for example. • Due dates for Service hours and Tutoring hours are listed in your memo and on the website. • Must tutor White Station High School students at WSHS under supervision of a WSHS teacher/counselor. • Teacher must be in room during entire time of tutoring. • Cannot tutor during school hours unless you are a TA or in study hall during the time you tutor. • Must put exact hours of tutoring not you “tutored about an hour over the past 3 days.” • Cannot tutor at your house. • No DOUBLE hours. If another club requires service hours or participation in an activity, you may NOT count those hours for NHS. Such submissions will be rejected and may result in probation.
Tutoring Hours Form http://www.schoolrack.com/WSHSNHS/files/
Service Opportunities • Pay attention to submission deadlines and requirements. • Listed in your memo and on the website! • Use our website as a resource to find service opportunities! • Don’t hesitate to contact your sponsors, if you have any questions. • Email us at email@example.com!
Spring Chapter-Wide Service Project • Required of all WSHS NHS members. • Goods Drive with Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County • 2 options: • Goods donation (Do not bring until February 3, 2014.) (http://tinyurl.com/WSHS-NHS-SpringSvcList) • 2 hours labor with project (loading/unloading, etc.) • ONLY if you signup ahead for labor. Last day signups will not be accepted. • NHS students will have to turn items in to NHS Sponsor to meet requirement.
Officer Service Projects MUST complete10 service hours Ashton – LeBonheur Children’s hospital game days (Saturdays throughout the year) Kayla – Roots Farming (March) Josh – Field Day with WSE/St. Mary’s (March) Completed: Tia – Can Drive (Nov. 4-8) & Talent Show (Nov. 22); Ashley – Starry Nights (November 29 – December 27)
WSHS NHS Website IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, GO TO OUR SITE! Locate important information Online Forms Updates Service Opportunities Contact information, etc. Meeting dates http://www.schoolrack.com/WSHSNHS/ Whitestation.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Information • Please sign up for Remind101 if you have not already. • TEXT @wshsn (901)730-7193 • Email email@example.com • Please submit your information to the Google doc if you have not already: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/173TsQZ4S7zjw6X7KhH2eBn9jzpXsDCJ3Lhwnzf2t0/viewform
Don’t forget: TAKE YOUR BELONGINGS AND LITTER WITH YOU. (AKA, PICK UP AFTER YOURSELVES.)