NJHS 2015- 2016
Timberview Middle School
President: Connor Beebe
Vice President: Ashtin Potter
Secretary: Hailey Anders
Treasurer: Sydney Brunson
Advisor: Diane Honeycutt
Our First Meeting
If you haven’t signed up for Edmodo or NJHS’s Remind 101, please do.
Edmodo Group Code: cbkb88
Remind 101: text @njhshawk to 810-10
Please see Mrs.Honeycutt if you have not paid your dues. The dues are $15 per member, and are needed to become a official member of NJHS.
October 30th - Movie Night: The Nightmare Before Christmas - Signup Genius was sent out to parents on October 11th.
December 4th - Movie Night: Elf
January 22nd - Basketball Tournament
February 5th - Movie Night: Inside Out
March 4th - Basketball Tournament
May 13th - 5th/6th grade Field Day (This is during the day and only for members who have been an active part of NJHS)
May 24th - NJHS Induction
Upcoming Service Hour Opportunities: Eagle Ridge Carnival - October 23rd from 6-7:30. Belize Humanitarian Effort.
BPE Fall Festival
Service Hour Oppertunites
Always seek approval from the TMS NJHS advisor before beginning a project. This can be done in person, or via email.
Choose projects that will help you gain experience and confidence in the five areas NJHS focuses on: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.
Choose projects that guarantee your safety; avoid activities where a trusted adult cannot monitor your safety.
Choose projects that will help not-for-profit agencies and organizations; target projects that help the underprivileged, the elderly, the disabled, the environment, etc. In short, those in need.
Choose projects that you would not already be completing. Remember that this is an opportunity to grow in confidence and leadership by sampling activities, some of which may be unfamiliar.
Balance your projects so that some are activities where the adult in charge is not always a familiar adult or family member. The advisor often asks that some of the required hours of service be towards projects that increase one's confidence and sense of leadership.
One purpose of the Individual Service Project is to build leadership. Take ownership over these projects so that they are truly your projects. Give great consideration to the idea of designing some of them yourself, managing them yourself, and completing them yourself. Rely on parents and other trusted adults only for transportation, safety, monitoring, and encouragement.
Projects that involve another member of our local chapter are encouraged. Sometimes two members can help each other gain confidence and leadership!
That being said, the advisor will accept hours towards community projects that are designed by legitimate groups (ie., non-profit groups, church groups, the local food bank, etc.). Organizations and agencies that already exist in our community are doing great work and need our help. Negotiate with the advisor about what fraction of your hours can be used with these important groups.
Remember that Individual Service Hours can not be gained from School Service Projects, even if you volunteer beyond the required amount. The advisor or another adult organized these events, and you would miss the opportunity to gain confidence and leadership if you were allowed to count these.
Always take along your Volunteer Hours Documentation Page to be signed by the adult in charge. Remember that it is your responsibility to fill out the form (and not the adult's job).
Humane Society of North Texas
North Texas Food Bank