National Junior Honor Society
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
Induction Ceremony May 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR
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.
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
Children's Hunger Fund - Contact them
Simi Youth Baseball Opening Day- Contact them
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.
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.
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.
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
Most assisted Living Homes-
Rancho Simi Recreation & Parks (12 years and up)
For the Troops
Moorpark Food Pantry
Operation Blankets of Love
Free Clinic on Tapo
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
firstname.lastname@example.orgGoogle Classroom Code: L7K6S77