NJHS January News

National Junior Honor Society Members,

It was nice to "see you" at our monthly meeting. You are working on some amazing projects in the community! Keep up the inspiring work.

We would love to hear from more of you and the wonderful things you are working on. Please submit photos and information to your advisor so we can include them in the next meeting.

Please see below for information on two upcoming NJHS outings taking place this month!

Information on Operation Gratitude is also included. Make sure to check it out!

Turn in your December Service Log if you have not already done so.

There is not a meeting in February. We will have our next meeting in March.

Have a great month and we look forward to "seeing you" at the next meeting!

-Your NJHS Advisors

Important Information

  • We would love to hear about all the wonderful things you are doing in the community. Please send pictures and/or articles you would like included in the upcoming meeting to your advisor.
  • Make sure to include a signed photo release form. Even if your homeroom teacher already has one on file your advisor needs their own copy. See link for the form below.

Student Leadership Team 2015-2016

President Adam E.

Vice President Ty H.

Regional Representatives Serena G., Dage L., and Isis Z.

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Leader in the Spotlight- Margaret Thatcher

Born on October 13, 1925, in Grantham, England, Margaret Thatcher became Britain's Conservative Party leader and in 1979 was elected prime minister, the first woman to hold the position. During her three terms, she cut social welfare programs, reduced trade union power and privatized certain industries. Thatcher resigned in 1991 due to unpopular policy and power struggles in her party. She died on April 8, 2013, at age 87.

Source: Biography.com

To learn more or to watch a video see link below:


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Upcoming NJHS Outings

Attend a special FREE outing for NJHS members. It is a docent-led tour of the Timken Museum of Art on January 20th. See below for the flyer for more information and to RSVP.
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Operation Gratitude & Letter Writing

Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than One Million Care Packages.

Please see the attached flyer and website links below to learn more about the program and how you can write a heartfelt letter to help this worthwhile cause!

Chapter Service Project- Coinstar Collections for Charities Benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Service Hours Requirement

Your biggest responsibility is to complete a minimum of 6 hours of service each month for the entire semester. This means that by the end of the Fall Semester you must have completed 18 service hours in all for the months of November, December and January.

You can bank your service hours by completing extra early in the semester so that you don’t have to complete as many during busy months, however you cannot wait to submit your service hours at the end of the year. We need to collect them monthly so that we can keep track of our active members.

Service hours are simple acts of service offered to your community. There are just a few rules that you must follow:

  • Service hours cannot be done to help your family. (Anyone that lives at your house)
  • You cannot get paid for service hours. (No reimbursement, i.e. extra produce, dinner, etc.)

You will need to document your service hours by completing a service log sheet. See link for the log below. These will be turned in monthly to your advisor. See due dates below in the calendar section.

Mark Your Calendars

  • February 5th- January Service Log due to your advisor
  • March 5th- February Service Log due to your advisor
  • March 10th- Monthly Meeting 2pm
  • April 5th- March Service Log due to your advisor
  • April 14th- Monthly Meeting 2pm
  • May 5th- April Service Log due to your advisor
  • May 12th- Monthly Meeting 2pm
  • June 5rd- May Service Log due to your advisor
  • June 9th- Monthly Meeting 2pm

Website Links

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