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NJHS 2019-2020 

Induction Ceremony April 7, 2020 @6pm



Volunteer Opportunities:


All events have been held at this time.. I will update when I know of more. 



Mandatory Homeroom Information Meetings

January 28th - 6th grade

January 29th- 7th Grade

January 30th - 8th grade 


3 year Member Meeting at Lunch

January 27th  in Room B--28







Membership Requirements

Membership in the Valley View Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a student at this school.

To be eligible for membership a student must:

1. Attend Valley View for one semester

2. Maintain a cumulative scholastic average of at least 3.5 while at VVMS.

  • Average is computed based on semester grades only:
    A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 2 points, D = 1 point.
    Points are totaled and divided by the number of grades

3. No N’s or U’s in citizenship or effort in any class including homeroom.

4. No F's in any subject

5. Administrative Approval – verification of acceptable citizenship

All Valley View students who meet this criteria will be invited to join NJHS.

Students who wish to become a member of NJHS, will be required to:

  • attend the mandatory information meetings after school
  • complete an NJHS application
  • complete 6 hours of Community Service
  • write a Community Service Project Reflection
  • meet all required deadlines
  • attend the Induction Ceremony Rehearsal
  • attend the Induction Ceremony


Community Service Hours

A community service project is mandated in order to be an active participant in NJHS. According to its Constitution and Governance, each member of NJHS must complete a service project each year. The project you choose needs to have the following characteristics. It must fulfill a need within the school or community; it must have the support of the school’s administration; it must be appropriate and educationally defensible; and it must be well planned, organized, and executed.

NJHS members are obligated to complete a minimum of 6 hours of community service. Your hours do not need to be completed all at one time, nor all at the same location. Your community service hours and log must be completed and returned to Mrs. Suffolk in Room B-28 no later than March 12, 2020 by 3:00 p.m. Please be advised that you will NOT be eligible for NJHS if you do not complete the six hours of community service and/or turn in the form passed the due date.

Although you are free to responsibly choose and participate in an individual community service project that reflects your particular talents and interests, we recommend that you select carefully to ensure that your hours will count. We recommend that you volunteer with a non-profit agency or service based organization that benefits the community. Examples of acceptable hours, include, volunteering at a local food pantry, public library, church, senior center or nursing home, or assisting a community group, such as, the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, Rotary or Kiwanis Club. You may choose to volunteer at the Rancho Simi Recreation Center or for a youth sports organization.   Unacceptable hours, include, assisting a teacher at VVMS, babysitting, working for a family member, or working within the home. 

If you are unsure where to begin, several links to community organizations with ongoing volunteer opportunities have been provided.


National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginnings in 1929.


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Important Dates

January 20-24 NJHS Invitations will be distributed in Homeroom 
January 27 3rd Year Members Meeting at Lunch Room B-28
Jan 28, Jan 29, Jan 30 Homeroom Information Meeting in MPR (1/28 6th,  1/29  7th,   1/30  8th)
February 3 Information Meeting Make Up in B-28 after school (Only if absent on 28th, 29th or 30th)
February 7 Application Due to Room B-28 by 1:00pm
TBD 3rd Year Members Meeting at Lunch Room B-28  (Speeches DUE)
March 12 Community Service Log and Essay Due to Room B-28 by 3:00pm
April 6 Mandatory Rehearsal 2:45-3:45pm in the Gym 
April 7 Induction Ceremony  6pm in the GYM ( Students must line up at 5:30 when the doors open) 


Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some links to local groups and organizations with ongoing volunteer opportunities.

Poverty Encounter in Sylmar -

Simi Valley Library - Call ahead

Boys & Girls Club- Call ahead   

YMCA - Call ahead

Most assisted Living Homes-call ahead

Kiwanis -

Rancho Simi Recreation & Parks - Call ahead  (12 years and up) 

Samaritan Center - call ahead

For the Troops - call ahead 

Moorpark Food Pantry- call ahead

Operation Blankets of Love

Free Clinic on Tapo - Call ahead

Elementary Schools - call ahead 

Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts Activities ( volunteering within your troop) 

Most Churches - Youth Groups, Sunday School, or VBS in the Summer

Local 5K runs - contact organizations 

Special Olympics - contact organization

Youth Sport Organizations- contact individual organizations 

-Simi Valley Little League