National Junior Honor Society, Advisors
480-472-9919, 480 472-9924
The George N. Smith Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is an oppportunity for students who exhibit the following qualities:
Scholarship- A student must maintain a 3.5 or above grade point average for three consecutive grading quarters.
Leadership- A student must show involvement in some capacity as a school/ and/or community leader.
Service- A student must complete a required number of service learning hours for someone outside of the immediate family to make a positive contribution to the community.
Character- A student must have no serious discipline issues or write-ups. This is determined through screening of the administration and faculty at our school.
Citizenship- A student must act as a role model for other peers by making a positive difference every day.
Once it is determined that a student has the above qualities, an invitaton is sent to the student to apply to be a member of National Junior Honor Society. This takes places in May at the end of seventh grade for eighth grade. In other words, seventh graders are not eligible to apply for NJHS until the end of seventh grade.
A meeting is held before school to discuss application requirements. A packet is distributed with important information. If an applicant cannot attend, he/she needs to meet with the advisor to obtain a packet and go over the application process. Packets are due completed to the advisor in August of the following school year. Attention should be paid to dates and deadlines.
NJHS Faculty Council for 2012-2013
Edward Castorani, Social Studies Teacher
Leonard Craig, Science Teacher
Cynthia Jones, Reading Teacher
Suzanne Erickson, Art Teacher
Roxanne Karges, FACS and Reading Teacher
Lynne Kusch, Mathematics Teacher
The focus of NJHS is community service. We meet once a month on the first Monday of each month to plan projects that positively contribute to our community and our world. We have been involved in a diaper drive for the Child Crisis Center, helping our soldiers overseas through Packages from Home, a new toy, wrapping paper, and Scotch tape drive to benefit Smith families at winter holiday time, giving gifts to our Smith faculty for Teacher Appreciation Week, and Relay for Life at Red Mountain High School, a walkathon for the American Cancer Society, to name a few of the things we have participated in. We continue each year to implement community service projects that make a positive difference.
Important Dates for NJHS
NJHS Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. There are two meetings in May. The second one is to celebrate our volunteerism.
Mark your calendars! Meeting dates are as follows:
Only four gatherings left!!!!
May 6- At least 20 documented and signed volunteer hours due!
Last gathering, May 20- A Celebration of Volunteerism- for all NJHS members who completed at least 20 volunteer hours this year.
Time: 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Place: Smith's cafeteria
Valentine's Dance, February 8th, 4 to 6 p.m. in our cafeteria - Thanks to all who came and supported our fund raiser. We made over $500.00 for the American Cancer Society!
Next fund raiser for cancer- Sat., March 2nd, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Smith's courtyard at the Extravaganza. Come and help us make more money to help cancer research. We will be selling water, Sunny D, candy bars, and chips.
Come and play Chuck a Duck, a fun game. If you score 50 points, win a cute, rubber duck!
Also, we are selling dog tags for people (free engraving), friendship bracelets, and hair flowers and clips.
Come to the Extravanza and support a very important cause!
Relay for Life- April 20th, Red Mountain HS Football Field, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This is our last big fund raiser of the year for cancer. We have two teams. Check us out on the East Mesa Relay for Life website. Open to the public so come out and join us walking for cancer. Bring spending money. Lots of chances to contribute and have fun at the same time.
If you have questions or concerns, email one of your NJHS advisors.Mrs.Maupin- firstname.lastname@example.org 480 472-9919Mrs. Rhoades- email@example.com 480 472-9924