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Scholarship

 

NJHS Award Program Open

NJHS advisers: Which of your members have gone above and beyond in demonstrating the five pillars of NJHS? The NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award is open. Nominate your top members by March 13.
Learn more »

 

Leadership Week Theme Announce

National Student Leadership Week 2018 takes place April 15–21. There’s a contest to support this year’s theme “Make Your Mark on the World: Dream. Lead. Serve.” Your chapter could win $250 to implement a “dream” service project! Learn more »

 

What Do You Think of Advise?

We want your feedback on Advise magazine and this e-newsletter. Please take our readership survey before February 9. Enter the survey »

 

College Webinar This Week

The next NHS/NJHS college admission planning webinar, “Paying for College: Defined,” airs February 7. Panelists present the ultimate primer in building literacy about college financial aid. Encourage members to register now »

LEAD

 

Exploring Careers

The latest installment of the NHS/NJHS #Futuready series focuses on career exploration. The module’s visual guide and video may be ideal for NJHS members in the early stages of this exercise. Find it on the #Futuready webpage »

 

Nominate Yourself!

The deadline for the 2018 Rynearson Adviser of the Year award is quickly approaching. One NHS and one NJHS adviser will be recognized as this year’s award recipients
Apply by February 15 »

SLAC

 

More Scholarship Help

The NHS Scholarship program is now closed to applicants. But NHS Scholar Dollars, a scholarship search engine customized for NHS members, is still available for those seeking funding. Share this link »

 

TRENDING IN THE ADVISER ONLINE COMMUNITY

“Besides the singing of the Star Spangled Banner (by an NHS member of the choir) we have not traditionally had music at Induction. Any recommendations?”

“At the end of the year, I’d like to gift my NHS students with a book, and I want your recommendations! Beyond gifting students a book, it might be cool to give students a reading list of recommended texts, so please don’t limit your recommendation to just one or two texts if you have several in mind. What do you think? What books do you think NHS students should be reading beyond what’s included in the curriculum?”

Join this conversation going on right now in the Adviser Online Community. Log in here with the same credentials you use for the NHS or NJHS websites.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT PROJECT DATABASE

 

Looking for spring project ideas? The National Student Project Database is an excellent resource filled with more than 6,200 projects completed by Honor Society chapters and student councils. Many entries include promotional material and photos to help guide your planning. Browse the National Student Project Database on the NHS and NJHS websites for ideas from other schools and be sure to submit your own successfully completed projects!

 National Student Project Database

 

Honor Society Tips and Tools

Chapter Management and Curbing Complaints
Each year, the national office investigates formal complaints from parents, students, and others about concerns with the management of Honor Society chapters. In many cases, the formal complaint could have been prevented if the appropriate national policies were reviewed and changes proactively made before the matter escalated to the national office. There is an informative webpage and video available in the Adviser Resource Center on the NHS and NJHS websites to assist both new and experienced advisers with responding to issues. Please review and share with your principal and members of your faculty council. If you have any questions about your chapter’s procedures, contact the national office at nhs@nhs.us or njhs@njhs.us.
Visit the NHS Adviser Resource Center »
Visit the NJHS Adviser Resource Center »

Important Dates

February

5 NHS Scholarship deadline for adviser, principal, and faculty recommendations

7 “Paying for College: Defined” college admission planning webinar

15 Rynearson National Adviser of the Year award nomination deadline

16–18 LEAD Chicago

24 Founding of NJHS 1929

March

1 Founding of NHS in 1921

13 NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award nomination deadline

21 “You’re Accepted—Now What?” college admission planning webinar

April

9–13 NASSP’s National Assistant Principals Week

15–21 National Student Leadership Week

18 “Getting Started in Your College Search” college admission planning webinar

What’s in Store

Now is a great time to stock up on induction supplies, as well as graduation/promotion ceremony merchandise and other items available in the NHS and NJHS Stores. Use promo code IND18 to save 15 percent on your online order through March 31.

Visit the NHS Store »
Visit the NJHS Store »

In The Latest Advise

Advise magazine cover

 

Be sure to use the National Student Leadership Week (NSLW) poster in the centerfold of the February/March issue of Advise. The back of the poster includes instructions for participating in this year’s NSLW contest. Your chapter could win $250 to fund a “dream” service project! Read it online here.

Tell us your story! Feature topics for Advise are being actively solicited for the 2018–19 school year. If you have an idea, send it to advise@nassp.org. If you would like to contribute an article, view the editorial calendar and manuscript submission guidelines here.

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