Dear Teague Families,
At Teague Middle School, we take great pride in recognizing students who attain high academic standards and give back to their school and local communities. To celebrate these students, I would like to present you with information about Teague Middle School’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Membership to this nationally recognized organization is reserved for seventh and eighth grade students who demonstrate excellence in the following five areas: scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. To share a little bit about the process, admissions will begin after the second semester and will conclude with an induction ceremony that takes place each fall. The final selection of inductees will be made by a five-member faculty council.
Notice to noninees to the Teague's NJHS- Please complete the forms below and return them Mrs. Beck, Mr. Rish, or Mrs. Clarke
Teague NJHS Candidate Packet 2019-20
THE NJHS PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS HELP SESSION SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD IS MOVED TO WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH AT 4:15 PM IN THE TEAGUE MEDIA CENTER. THIS IS OPTIONAL!
THE DEADLINE FOR THE CANDIDATE PACKET HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 7TH BY 4 PM. PLEASE TURN IN YOUR PACKETS BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 7TH TO ANY OF THE ADVISERS OR THE FRONT OFFICE. Contact Ms. Clarke or Ms. Beck if you have any questions.
Please read the following criteria for membership, especially the service and citizenship sections.
Scholarship– Students will be deemed academically eligible after earning a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6 over the duration of the first and second semesters of the school year. Additionally, students must maintain this average throughout the entire selection process. We feel that these standards need to be instituted within our chapter in order to ensure the tradition of the NJHS.
Service– Students must complete a minimum of 5 service hours to the school or community without compensation and with a positive, courteous and enthusiastic spirit. The hours must be completed prior to the selection process, but within a year of the selection process. For example, the service hours of a seventh-grade student must be completed during the sixth-grade school year, or during the summer prior to the seventh-grade school year. (Service done in elementary school will not be accepted.) The service hours of an eighth-grade student must be completed during the seventh-grade school year, or during the summer prior to the eighth-grade school year. Students must show proof by way of a signed letter from the activity advisor or a certificate of completion must be attached to the Student Information packet. Rather than completing one’s service at one time, students are strongly encouraged to volunteer over a series of appointments/sessions.
Citizenship– Candidates must participate in at least one ongoing club or activity that they have been involved in before the selection process began. The club or activity may be school based, or it may take place outside of school. Advisors of the clubs or activities will need to complete recommendation forms that will comment on the applicant’s leadership and character.
Character- Students must demonstrate the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and reliability, as well as acts of kindness and consideration towards others. Student disciplinary records will be reviewed and considered.
Finally, a list of students eligible for membership will be sent to all faculty members. Teachers will be asked to provide information about the students in regard to leadership, citizenship and character. This information will be used to supplement the student activity information and file.
In an effort to clarify the procedure, the following steps outline the process towards membership:
- At the end of the second semester, the guidance department will prepare a list of all eligible candidates with a GPA of 3.6 or above. Please note: Average is cumulative.
- These candidates will receive Student Information packets, which must be completed and submitted within two weeks of receipt. The packet contains a profile sheet and service/activity verification forms. Only those students who have submitted the necessary paperwork will receive further consideration.
- Completed packets will then be reviewed by the Faculty Council, which consists of five faculty members appointed annually by the Principal. The chapter advisors shall be ex-officio members of the faculty council.
- The Faculty Council bases acceptance on the evaluation of the Student Information packet, faculty input, and students’ disciplinary records. Membership is not automatic, but rather an honor bestowed upon a select group of students.
- The final decision for membership is made by the Faculty Council, which represents the school faculty.
- Regarding non-selection, schools are not obligated to share information concerning the non-selection of specific students with parents or students. According to NASSP legal counsel, constitutional due process requirements do not apply to non-selection cases.
NOTE: STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE TEAGUE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY WILL NOTHAVE TO GO THROUGH THE SELECTION PROCESS AGAIN. THESE STUDENTS MUST MAINTAIN THEIR MEMBERSHIP BY MEETING THEIR CHAPTER OBLIGATIONS.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Peggy Clarke at 407-320-1492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.