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NJHS
 

NJHS Advisor

Mrs. Suffolk

Room: B-28

amanda.suffolk@simivalleyusd.orgGoogle Classroom Code: L7K6S77

 

 

Induction Ceremony May 20, 2020

National Junior Honor Society

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.

  • The 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 these 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 in Homeroom Feb 8, 9 and 10
  • complete an NJHS application
  • complete 5 approved "points" of  Community Service
  • complete the community  reflection essay
  • meet all required deadlines
  • attend the  Induction Ceremony

 

NJHS 2021-2022

Induction Ceremony May 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR

Volunteer Opportunities:

You can earn 1 point by making 25 Thank you Cards for the Troops - put them in a ziplock bag and turn into room b-28. Mrs. Suffolk will sign your log.  (You can ONLY make 25 cards) 

You can earn 1 point by making a blanket for the elderly. Turn it into room b-28 and Mrs. Suffolk will sign your log  ( you can ONLY make ONE blanket)

Simi Valley Challenger Baseball League is looking for volunteer Buddies
Games on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 

Contact Denise Bell to sign up 805-341-4569 denisebell003@gmail.com 

Simi Valley Community Garden- Each month 2nd Saturday and 4th Sunday 9am to 12pm

Any Girl Scout or Boy Scout service project 

Any church volunteering

Ruben Castro Charities - contact them individually 

For the Troops- contact them individually 

Simi Valley Library - contact them individually

Simi Valley Park and Rec- Contact them individually 

Simi Valley Girls Softball Opening Day Feb 27th - contact them 

Simi Valley Girls Softball Field Maintenance Feb 19th- contact them 

Children's Hunger Fund - Contact them 

Simi Youth Baseball Opening Day- Contact them

STEAM Event at Santa Susana High School  Volunteer March 5th 

Contact brendanacosta1@gmail.com 

VVMS Showcase- make sure staff you volunteered for signs your paper 

Volunteer after school hours at a local elementary school 

TRASH PICK UP AT A PARK OR BEACH DOES NOT COUNT FOR HOURS THIS YEAR!! THAT WAS ONLY LAST YEAR DURING COVID!!!

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 5 points of community service. Your points do not need to be completed all at one time, nor all at the same location. Your community service points and service reflection must be completed and returned to Room B-28 no later than April 6, 2022, by 3:00pm. Please be advised that you will NOT be eligible for NJHS if you do not complete the 5 points of community service and/or turn in the reflection 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.

Important Dates

Application Due Feb 25 by 3 p.m.

Service Hours and Reflection Due by April 6 by 3 p.m.

Ceremony May 5 at 6 p.m. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some links to local groups and organizations with ongoing volunteer opportunities. It is ALWAYS BEST TO CALL IN ADVANCE

Poverty Encounter in Sylmar       Info@PovertyEncounter.org

Simi Valley Library 

Boys & Girls Club 

YMCA 

Most assisted Living Homes-

Kiwanis 

Rancho Simi Recreation & Parks (12 years and up) 

Samaritan Center 

For the Troops

Moorpark Food Pantry

Operation Blankets of Love

Free Clinic on Tapo 

Elementary Schools

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