NJHS UPDATES: ----------------------------------------------------- *10/18/2021 Update* As a reminder, the induction ceremony is this Friday, 10/22, at 6pm in the auditorium. Students being inducted (new and returning NJHS members) are required to stay after school in the media center for our monthly meeting, pizza dinner, and rehearsal. We will go directly from the media center to the auditorium at 6pm as a group. Students should either wear to school, or bring with them, a nice dress outfit for the ceremony. NO jeans, shorts, sneakers, crocs, slides, etc. Examples of appropriate dress include: khaki, black, or navy blue pants, button up or collared shirt, dresses, skirts or pants with a dress top and casual/dress shoes or sandals. Each NJHS member is allowed two guests maximum to accommodate the need for social distancing. Guests will be admitted into the auditorium beginning at 5:45pm and MUST be on the guest list and wearing a face mask. Every student should use the following link to RSVP for how many guests they will have and provide the names of all guests by Friday at 9am. This is EXTREMELY important so that the auditorium can be set up to accommodate all guests and meet social distancing requirements. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=TR3rjaTQBE2JrvcHbLqp-5Sq-SyKUZ1HpUuNHYb_da1UNkMyTUxKMk1NTUdCMkxXSklLUFU2N0hKMC4u
*9/27/2021 Update* The application deadline has passed, as of 9/24/21, and we are ready to begin this year's NJHS activities! As announced in our Remind group today, voting for club officers will go live on Tuesday 9/28 at 9am and will close on Friday 10/1 at 4:15pm. Please review the following information which was provided to members at the first meeting on 9/17/21: • Meeting Dates (meetings run from 4:15 – 5pm in Media Center): 9/17/21 10/22/21 (Meeting @ 4:15 in media center, Induction Ceremony @ 6pm in auditorium) 11/5/21 12/10/21 (Meeting/ Winter Celebration 4:15 – 6pm) 1/7/22 2/4/22 3/4/22 4/8/22 5/6/22 • Induction Ceremony: Induction ceremony attendance is mandatory for all members. Students should wear dress clothes such as dress slacks and shirt, dress skirt and shirt, or dresses. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, and/or sneakers are not allowed. All clothes and shoes must follow school dress code. No strapless or thin-strapped tops, no short skirts/dresses, no backless shoes, no ripped pants, etc. *Pizza and drinks will be provided for dinner following the 10/22 meeting while students prepare for the Induction Ceremony. Students MUST remain on campus after school for the meeting, rehearsal, and ceremony. TWO family members per student are invited to the ceremony, which will begin at 6pm in the auditorium. Students must have a ride home by 7:30pm. • Winter Celebration: Food and drinks will be provided at Winter Celebration party. A service project will also be incorporated into this event. More info coming later… • NJHS T-shirts: Shirts will be ordered the week of Sept.27th and a post will be made in Remind when they arrive for pick-up. NJHS t-shirts should be worn to all NJHS functions, community service, and meetings. • Club Officers: The following officer positions are available to 8th grade members. Only those who are committed to fulfilling their officer duties and attending all meetings should run for office. Officers must be able to lead their peers successfully. Students who wish to run for an office must email Mrs. M. Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 9/24/21 and include a short paragraph on why they chose to run for office and what they envision for NJHS this year. This information will be included on the virtual ballot for club members to review prior to voting. Voting will be open from Monday 9/27 to Friday 10/1, and the link to vote will be posted in Remind and on the NJHS website. Results will be posted to Remind and the NJHS website by Monday 10/4. President: Plans meeting agendas, leads meetings, maintains order during meetings. Vice President: Helps plan meeting agendas, assists president during meetings, fills in as leader when president is absent, maintains order during meetings. Secretary: Records and maintains notes of all meeting discussions, votes, service projects, etc. Treasurer: Maintains budget information, informs members of budget considerations when planning events and service projects. Helps maintain order during meetings. Historian: Photographs meetings and events, records attendance at all meetings and events, helps maintain order at meetings. *ALL OFFICERS are responsible for leading the club members in discussions and setting an example to facilitate productive meetings. Officers are all responsible for knowing the happenings of NJHS and being a source of club-related information to their peers. • Community Service Hours: All NJHS members are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service / volunteer work during the school year. All service hours must be documented and signed by an adult (relatives can’t sign for hours). Service hour logs are available for download on the NJHS website and are also available outside Mrs. M. Walker’s door (room 169). All hours must be completed and submitted to Mrs. M. Walker no later than the last meeting on 5/6/22. Students who don’t complete their hours will not receive their NJHS certificate in the end-of-year awards ceremony.