Honor Society News: March 2018

Your complete rundown of NHS and NJHS news and activities. Display issues? View this email online.

NHS & NJHS

TOP NEWS

Scholarship

NJHS Award Deadline Nearing

Time is running out! NJHS advisers: Nominate your members for the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award. Give your members a jump-start on college savings. Deadline: March 13.
See step-by-step instructions »

March’s College Admission Webinar

Encourage your members to register for the next college admission planning webinar on March 21, “You’re Accepted—Now What?” This session especially for seniors will feature strategies for successfully completing freshman year of college. Register here »

Prep Now for National Student Leadership Week

National Student Leadership Week is April 15 to 21, and we’re having a contest to support its theme—“Make Your Mark on the World: Dream. Lead. Serve.” Starting April 1, pitch your dream service project via social media including #OurDream18 in your post. Get contest details »

March is Middle Level Education Month

The education of 10- to 15-year-olds is critical. That’s why we dedicate this month to middle level education. Your NJHS or NHS chapter can support this important initiative with activities and outreach. Learn how »

LEAD

Mastering Interviews

To help your members approach interviews with confidence—whether it’s for college, jobs, leadership positions, or scholarships—the latest #Futuready module focuses on this key skill. Share the visual guide and video with your students »

Prudential State Honorees Named

The 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards state honorees have been announced. The 102 top volunteers will be recognized at an event in late April in Washington, D.C.
Read the honorees’ stories here »

SLAC

Outstanding Service Project winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Outstanding Service Project award winners! Five NHS and five NJHS chapters won. Applications for the 2018–19 year open July 1. Get inspired by reading summaries of the winning projects.
NHS Winners »
NJHS Winners »

TRENDING IN THE ADVISER ONLINE COMMUNITY

“We are looking for suggestions on developing an essay question for the candidate form. We would like to have the students reflect on the four pillars in some way. Any ideas?”

“We have had the same ceremony for induction for several years. The kids light candles and talk about the pillars for NJHS. Does anyone have other ideas of how they do their induction ceremony?”

Join these conversations 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

Spring into action! With a new season unfolding, it’s a great time to dive in to the National Student Project Database, an excellent resource filled with more than 7,200 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
Officer Elections
Many chapters hold officer elections during the spring semester, and the national office often receives questions about the best way to conduct elections. Article XI of the NHS and NJHS Constitutions states that chapter members determine the method of officer elections and that process should be outlined in your chapter bylaws. Michelle Cureton, an NHS adviser from Michigan, has provided a form that members of her chapter use to declare their intent to run for office. This Intent-to-Run Form is customizable for your own chapter. Find it in the Adviser Resource Center in the “Working with Members and Student Officers” section.
NHS Adviser Resource Center »
NJHS Adviser Resource Center »

Important Dates

March

13 NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award nomination deadline

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

April

Renewal notices sent to advisers and principals

NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award winners notified

9–13 NASSP’s National Assistant Principals Week

15 Kyker State Association Service Project Award program application deadline

15–21 National Student Leadership Week

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

May

NHS Scholarship winners notified

Annual adviser survey open

What’s in Store
Just a few weeks left to save 15 percent on your online orders in the NHS and NJHS stores. Stock up on induction ceremony supplies, graduation and promotion ceremony regalia, and more. Use promo code IND18 when placing your orders through March 31 to save!

Visit the NHS Store »
Visit the NJHS Store »

In The Latest Advise

Advise magazine cover

The cover feature of the February/March issue of Advise, “Amplifying Student Voice,” is particularly timely, given recent events that have prompted protests and other activities in which students are using their voices to propel change. 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.