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NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

 

2019/2020 dates TBD 

 

 

You can complete your community service hours over summer break!!! 

NJHS 2018-2019 

If you feel that you will qualify for NJHS this year....you should start your community service early! Print out a log and get started!

Information meetings:

6th grade - Nov 29th

7th grade - Dec 3rd

8th grade - Dec 4th 

 

 

Invites will be sent out in January 2019 

 

Orientation Meetings during Homeroom 

6th grade - Jan 22nd

7th grade - Jan 23rd

8th grade - Jan 25th 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Mandatory Homeroom Information Meetings

January 22nd - 6th grade

January 23rd- 7th Grade

January 25th - 8th grade 

 

3 year Member Meeting at Lunch

January 21st  in Room B--28

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START WORKING ON YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS...PLEASE SEE THE GUIDELINES POSTED  BELOW!!

 

PLEASE NOTE THE COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT CHANGES!!

** WORKING FOR A TEACHER AT VVMS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

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 1 , 2019 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.

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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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Volunteer Opportunities

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

Poverty Encounter in Sylmar -        Info@PovertyEncounter.org

Simi Valley Library - Call ahead    http://simivalleylibrary.org/content/volunteering

Boys & Girls Club- Call ahead  https://www.bgcsimi.com/volunteer   

YMCA - Call ahead http://www.sevymca.org/simivalley/html/volunteer.html

Most assisted Living Homes-call ahead

Kiwanis - https://simi-valley.kiwanisone.org/

Rancho Simi Recreation & Parks - Call ahead http://www.rsrpd.org/recreation/volunteers.php  (12 years and up) 

Samaritan Center - call ahead https://samaritancentersimivalley.org/volunteer2/

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

-SYB

-AYSO

 

If you have questions about community service.....

Please come see me ASAP!!! 

 

Important Dates

  Induction Ceremony at 6:00pm in the Gym
January 14-18 NJHS Invitations will be distributed in Homeroom 
January 21 3rd Year Members Meeting at Lunch Room B-28
Jan 22, Jan 23, Jan 25 Homeroom Information Meeting in MPR (1/22 6th,  1/23  7th,   1/25  8th)
January 29 Information Meeting Make Up in B-28 after school (Only if absent on 22nd, 23rd, or  25th)
February 1 Application Due to Room B-28 by 3:00pm
TBD 3rd Year Members Meeting at Lunch Room B-28  (Speeches DUE)
March 1 Community Service Log and Essay Due to Room B-28 by 3:00pm
March 18 Mandatory Rehearsal 2:45-4pm in the Gym 
March 19 Induction Ceremony