National Junior Honor Society is a service oriented organization for 7th and 8th graders which strives to promote leadership and citizenship skills in its members. Membership in NJHS is granted after careful consideration of applications by our membership committee. This membership is the highest honor that the school can bestow on a student because it acknowledges excellence, not just in one activity, but in all. Students are invited to join NJHS after they have exhibited these standards of excellence: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship and Character. NJHS students are our future community leaders and, as such, are expected to be positive role models to their peers as well as to others.
Next Meeting September 17 at 3:45 in the Library
2019 - 2020 NJHS Application Information
Dowell Middle School is a proud participant in the National Junior Honor Society. Our chapter is dictated by guidelines and criteria set at the national level. NJHS is a service organization and has high academic criteria. Members participate in individual and group community service projects. Application for the school year is open only to students who satisfy the outline criteria. Please see the links below for more information.
All PARTS (including online application) of the Application is due October 25, 2019
- 7th and 8th grade studnets
- Students are eligible with an overall average of > 90% in 2nd semester of last year.
- Straight A’s are NOT required, but all grades must average out to > 90%.
- If you do not have a copy of last year’s report card, we can verify grades AFTER you submit the application.
- Student must have 2 teacher recommendations based on behavior and leadership.
- Students must maintain outstanding conduct by receiving no N’s or U’s in each nine weeks on the previous two quarters.
- Students must not have any ISS or OSS suspensions or Lion Pauses for the previous two quarters, or student may be suspended from organization.
Community & School Service Hours
- NJHS members must complete 6 hours of community service each semester. A maximum of 6 hours can be completed on campus.
- Use the form below as your documentation. Character is a core value of NJHS - we are operating on the Honor System!
- First semester hours due by December 11.
- Need some community service hours?! https://register.chronotrack.com/r/34818
Service Hours Form
- NJHS will meet once a month
- Students who do not meet the meeting requirement may be suspended from the organization.
NJHS Sponsor for 2019 -2020 is Melissa Hernandez. Please contact Mrs. Hernandez Room F101 or firstname.lastname@example.org .