SOCKTOBER IS HERE!
Bring in brand new pairs of socks and turn them in to your 1st period teacher. Our goal this year is to donate 500 pairs of socks to the Victoria Homeless Coalition. There are babies, toddlers, kids, and adults in Victoria who need socks! A clean and dry pair of socks makes a world of difference, especially when it is cold outside. For each pair of socks you donate, a paper sock with YOUR name on it will be added to our WALL OF SOCKS. The 1st period class who donates the MOST socks will receive a COOKIE party at the end of the month! So bring in those SOCKS!
J.D. Howell Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society
President - Cameryn Amejorado
1st Vice President - Rania Palmer
2nd Vice President - Madison Hiller
Secretary - Kaylie Huth
Treasurer - Rylie Ramos
Historian - Natalia Rabsatt
Sponsors - Mrs. Lauri Marek, Mrs. Lorene Wagner, Mrs. Pauline Traugott
First Thursday of each month during 8th grade Advisory in Room 220
As an NJHS member, you are expected to accumulate a total of 20 service hours served within your community and/or your school. Examples of school service hours include assisting teachers with various tasks, hanging flags around the school for Veteran’s Day, working concession at a school dance, etc. You can obtain 1 school service hour each semester for participation in extracurricular activities after school like band, choir, theatre arts, art, sports, etc. Examples of community service hours include volunteering at the Golden Crescent Food Bank, Pack the Bus, Field of Flags, Toys for Tots, etc. In order to receive credit for service, the NJHS student must complete this form completely, and the form must have a signature of a sponsor from the organization you served with. Your service hour balance will be totaled from the beginning date of April 2nd, 2019 through the ending date of April 1st, 2020. A minimum of 20 service hours must be accumulated during this time period.
NJHS Member Expectations
As a member of Howell's National Junior Honor Society, your cumulative grade point average must remain a 90 or higher throughout your time at Howell. Each 9 week report card (not progress report), the sponsors average your Math, ELAR, Science, and Social Studies grades together. If this cumulative grade point average is below a 90, you will be placed on Academic Probation for 9 weeks. At the next 9 week report card, the sponsors again average your Math, ELAR, Science, and Social Studies grades. If this cumulative grade point average is still below a 90, you will be dismissed from the NJHS organization. You may only be placed on Academic Probation one time.
Your conduct and behavior are also on display as an NJHS member. If you receive any conduct grade of a C or below on your 9 week report card (not progress report) or if you have served time in ISS, you will be placed on Behavioral Probation for 9 weeks. At the next 9 week report card, if you have any conduct grade of a C or below or if you have served additional time in ISS, you will be dismissed from the NJHS organization. You may only be placed on Behavioral Probation one time.
NJHS students are considered the leaders of the school, the mentors of their peers, and the students that teachers can always count on. Therefore, you will be held to the highest standards. You will be expected to be a positive role model to your classmates. Your sponsors and officers are looking forward to working with you to help you reach your full potential as a school and community leader. If you have any questions, please ask an NJHS sponsor.