The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. National Junior Honor Society membership is invitation-only and a specific honor. But Everyday Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship are shared values of schools, communities, and families. (~NJHS Website)
The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students of secondary schools. Toano National Junior Honor Society is here as an introduction for students to the National Honor Society; which is held in tenth grade within the high schools of WJCC. We hope to develop character and scholarship within our members. We are a service club so, that our activities develop a sense of pride within our school and our community. The members elect officers and learn Robert’s Rules of Order. They plan activities that enhance our school and our community like a trip to the Nursing Home or support the school by volunteering at the ICY 10K. We meet on a select Monday of the Month, with an additional officer meeting occurring during the month. Students are encouraged to be model students of our school. They learn leadership, character, and respectful traits.
Maintain a 3.50 grade point average
Attend 80% of membership meetings
Contribute 10 hours of individual community service (once you are initiated into NJHS)
Participate in the NJHS group service projects
Complete monthly monitor sheets
Meet all requirement in provided TMS NJHS Bylaws
Becoming a Member:
As the first step in the process, students’ academic records are reviewed to determine those individuals who are scholastically eligible for membership. This will occur during the second semester of students’ 7th grade year. Student must have at least one semester at Toano to be found eligible.
Students who are eligible scholastically (i.e., candidates) will be notified and informed that for further consideration for selection to the chapter, they are to complete the candidate information form. This form outlines the candidate’s accomplishments in the areas of service and leadership. These forms will need to be completed and submitted by a date in the early Spring. Students will be invited to an informational meeting to discuss membership requirements, timeline of events, and what is expected of them.
Upon completion of the candidate information form, teachers and facility at Toano will have the opportunity to provide feedback. Their feedback is not a sole determinant of membership, but should, instead, will be reported to the faculty council to add to their information when considering selections.
The candidate information form will be reviewed by the faculty council (5 staff members, not including the chapter advisor), along with any other verifiable information about the candidates relevant to their candidacy. The manner in which all candidates have fulfilled the selection criteria— service, leadership, character, and citizenship—will be reviewed carefully. Faculty council members will deliberate in order to guarantee that their decisions are based on accurate and complete understandings of all information presented for review. All students will be notified, even if they are not accepted into the organization.
After notification, students will participate in an induction ceremony in the month of May. Students will participate as members in their 8th grade year at Toano.