Welcome to the MVMS National Junior Honor Society page!!!It's time to start the application process for MVMS's chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) for the 2021-2022 school year!In order for a student to qualify to be invited to apply for NJHS, they must meet the following requirements as stated in Article II of our chapter's ByLaws.Invitations will be given only to qualifying 6th and 7th grade students, as students will be applying for next school year's NJHS membership. If your student does not receive an invitation to apply, we encourage them to continue working hard in school and their community, and we hope to be able to invite them to apply the next school year.
- In-person learners will be called to the cafeteria Thursday 3/18 during 9th period where they will sign for their application packet.
- Remote learners that have met the requirements to be invited to apply, will be notified along with their parents via email by 8:30 am today, Thursday, 3/17. Remote learners will need their parent to pick their packet up from the front office no later than Friday 3/19 at 3:45 pm. The packet must be signed for by the person picking it up.
Students are invited to apply for membership based on the criteria below listed in our chapter's by laws:
Article II. Selection of Members
Section 1. Seventh and Eighth grade students are eligible for membership. Invitations will go out during the second semester of applicant’s 6th and 7th grade year, for membership the following year. Candidates must have been enrolled/attended school for one semester.
Section 2. Candidates must have a cumulative scholastic average in the CORE subjects (science, math, ELA, social studies) of at least 90.000 percent at the end of the 4th 6 weeks in order to be eligible to apply for membership. All classes are weighted the same. Semester exams are not counted.
Stay in the Loop
All CURRENT members should be signed up with the Remind group: "NJHS 2020-2021"
This group is for the Advisor to send members reminders about meetings, service hours, due dates, etc.
If you have not signed up for Remind, you can join by doing the following:
text the number: 81010
enter the message: @he3fb6b
The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established NJHS in 1929, 8 years after it founded National Honor Society for high school students. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NJHS organization quickly developed into one of the country's leading educational groups.
Five main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.
Meet your Advisor
Hi everyone! I am Mrs. Gilleland (formerly Ms. Shed) and I have been at MVMS since 2018. I teach 8th grade American History. I graduated from Texas State University in 2017. I look forward to getting our NJHS kiddos involved in our community as well as our school. If you have any questions regarding NJHS, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.