NHS & NJHS

NHS & NJHS This site is administered by NHS and NJHS at NASSP, Reston, VA. Our Fan Page is for networking, sharing ideas, and discussions on topics of interest to Honor Society members and their chapters. Policy questions can be emailed to [email protected].
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The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. History of the Organization In 1921, NASSP officially established the National Honor Society. Though many local and regional honor societies existed prior to 1921, no nationwide organization had been founded. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School, Pittsburgh, Pa., the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NHS organization quickly developed into one of the country's leading educational groups. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: "To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools." (from the NHS Constitution) These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter. In 1929, the NASSP turned its attention to middle level schools and expanded the scope of its concern for recognizing outstanding students by establishing the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). With its own constitution and handbook, NJHS has established criteria that parallel the emphases found in the NHS with an added purpose to encourage citizenship. (Additional information on establishing a chapter of the NJHS is available upon request from the NASSP Department of Student Activities.) Both the NHS and NJHS are sponsored and supervised by NASSP which appoints a National Council - the controlling body of NHS. In addition, National Council members also serve as the selection committee for the prestigious NHS Scholarship which has been administered annually in schools with NHS chapters since 1946. The day-to-day administration of NHS national concerns is handled by the NASSP Department of Student Activities, headquartered in Reston, VA.

Mission: Section 2. The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

Advisers & students: Our next LEAD Conference is 1/31-2/2 in Washington, DC. At LEAD, you will sharpen their leadership ...
11/27/2019

Advisers & students: Our next LEAD Conference is 1/31-2/2 in Washington, DC. At LEAD, you will sharpen their leadership skills to improve your school culture and community and network with peers from around the country. Find details and early-bird registration here: http://bit.ly/2ObP4zB. #LEADDC

On December 4, join us for our #webinar "Discipline and Dismissal" where we will provide an introduction to the national...
11/27/2019

On December 4, join us for our #webinar "Discipline and Dismissal" where we will provide an introduction to the national policies and requirements for handling member discipline and dismissal. Register here: http://bit.ly/37qD7xK.

Whether you’re a new adviser or you have 20 years under your belt, the Adviser Online Community is the place to be! Find...
11/24/2019
Home - NASSP Adviser Online Community

Whether you’re a new adviser or you have 20 years under your belt, the Adviser Online Community is the place to be! Find resources, chat with friends, share ideas, and more.

The community is a platform for advisers to interact with peers, discuss the latest topics pertaining to Honor Societies and student councils, share best practices and resources, and learn from the experiences of others.

Were you not able to join us last week for #LEADDC Fall? Don't worry! You can join us for #LEADDC Winter! Find more info...
11/23/2019

Were you not able to join us last week for #LEADDC Fall? Don't worry! You can join us for #LEADDC Winter! Find more information here: http://bit.ly/2ObP4zB.

11/22/2019
Spotlight

ATTN Students and Advisers, National Student Leadership Week 2020 will occur April 19–25. Now, it is time to celebrate this year's theme… "Leadership in Lights"! #NSLW2020

Learn how advisers can encourage and prepare first-generation college students in the fall issue of Advise: http://bit.l...
11/21/2019

Learn how advisers can encourage and prepare first-generation college students in the fall issue of Advise: http://bit.ly/2NFSTwB

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has partnered with Credly to offer digital credentials t...
11/20/2019
NHS Digital Badge

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has partnered with Credly to offer digital credentials to student members of the NHS and NJHS. Providing a verified, shareable digital credential ensures that students are recognized for their membership and affiliation in a way that aligns with modern technology and maximizes the distinction for years to come. The digital badge for National Honor Societies members will be available in January. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/36KFew0.

Coming January, 2020: NHS will be pleased to offer digital badges to its members to proudly display online! They can be attached to: Email signatures LinkedIn profile Resume Social media accounts A…

Advisers—are your students looking to buy their memorabilia and swag at the NHS Student Store? Students will need to set...
11/19/2019

Advisers—are your students looking to buy their memorabilia and swag at the NHS Student Store? Students will need to set up a student account online, and you must verify their membership before they can make any purchases.

Did you attend #LEADDC Fall? See if you can spot yourself in these photos! Thank you to all who attended and helped to m...
11/18/2019

Did you attend #LEADDC Fall? See if you can spot yourself in these photos! Thank you to all who attended and helped to make #LEADDC Fall a huge success!

#LEADDC Fall 2019
11/18/2019

#LEADDC Fall 2019

Are you interested in attending a LEAD Conference? Learn if you are eligible for the LEAD Opportunity Grant: http://bit....
11/18/2019

Are you interested in attending a LEAD Conference? Learn if you are eligible for the LEAD Opportunity Grant: http://bit.ly/2q8EorZ

Those of you with us at #LEADDC! Are you on Snapchat? Check out our event filter!
11/16/2019

Those of you with us at #LEADDC! Are you on Snapchat? Check out our event filter!

As you attend the LEAD DC Conference, share your #LEADDC perspective all weekend long by using #LEADDC! If you are unabl...
11/16/2019

As you attend the LEAD DC Conference, share your #LEADDC perspective all weekend long by using #LEADDC! If you are unable to join us, follow the hashtag.

Are you looking for an easy way to access the #LEADDC conference schedule? Download the event app: "NASSP Events"!
11/16/2019

Are you looking for an easy way to access the #LEADDC conference schedule? Download the event app: "NASSP Events"!

Are you with us in DC for #LEADDC? Have you checked Snapchat today? Take a look at the #LEADDC filter!
11/15/2019

Are you with us in DC for #LEADDC? Have you checked Snapchat today? Take a look at the #LEADDC filter!

Are you attending #LEADDC? Download the event app: "NASSP Events"! You can access the schedule, speakers, maps, and even...
11/15/2019

Are you attending #LEADDC? Download the event app: "NASSP Events"! You can access the schedule, speakers, maps, and event details all in one place!

Timeline Photos
11/15/2019

Timeline Photos

Today at 3:00 p.m. (ET) join us for our #webinar to learn more about student account creation and the upcoming addition ...
11/13/2019

Today at 3:00 p.m. (ET) join us for our #webinar to learn more about student account creation and the upcoming addition of digital badges for your students. Register now: http://bit.ly/34J5KEM

Hey students! You are now able to purchase official memorabilia and swag at the NHS Student Store! Show off your NHS pri...
11/13/2019

Hey students! You are now able to purchase official memorabilia and swag at the NHS Student Store! Show off your NHS pride with branded clothing, keepsakes, and more! Click the link to start shopping today: http://bit.ly/32onTFx

Did you miss Nara Lee's panel discussion last week "Service Mindsets vs. Service Hours: Weighing Service in Selective Ad...
11/13/2019

Did you miss Nara Lee's panel discussion last week "Service Mindsets vs. Service Hours: Weighing Service in Selective Admissions"? Check out the slide presentation for an inside scoop on what was discussed: http://bit.ly/2QeyReu

All future leaders deserve the opportunity to attend a LEAD Conference and develop their leadership skills among their p...
11/11/2019

All future leaders deserve the opportunity to attend a LEAD Conference and develop their leadership skills among their peers. That’s why the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has developed the LEAD Opportunity Grant! Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2q8EorZ

Are you looking for some tips on how to run successful meetings? Take a look here: http://bit.ly/31M0JJ5
11/09/2019

Are you looking for some tips on how to run successful meetings? Take a look here: http://bit.ly/31M0JJ5

Today is #NationalSTEMDay—inspiring students in the world of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics! ht...
11/08/2019

Today is #NationalSTEMDay—inspiring students in the world of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics! http://bit.ly/33rFFcv #STEMSTEAMDay

Next Wednesday, join us for our #webinar to learn more about student account creation and the upcoming addition of digit...
11/06/2019

Next Wednesday, join us for our #webinar to learn more about student account creation and the upcoming addition of digital badges for your students. Register today: http://bit.ly/34J5KEM

Adviser Spotlight:Last week, Linda Holt was inducted into the Reeds Spring Hall of Fame. Behind every successful NHS cha...
11/06/2019

Adviser Spotlight:
Last week, Linda Holt was inducted into the Reeds Spring Hall of Fame. Behind every successful NHS chapter is an amazing adviser. Holt established and served 20 years as Reeds Spring High School's NHS adviser. Congratulations on your hard work and dedication!

🏆Congratulations to the #ThankAPrincipal video contest winners🏆Elementary: Davison Avenue Intermediate SchoolMiddle Scho...
11/05/2019

🏆Congratulations to the #ThankAPrincipal video contest winners🏆
Elementary: Davison Avenue Intermediate School
Middle School: Rocky Run Middle School
High School: Catholic High School

You can watch all of the video submissions here: http://bit.ly/2NjWUXG

Are you a middle level or high school student making a difference through volunteering? Apply for 2020 Prudential Spirit...
11/05/2019

Are you a middle level or high school student making a difference through volunteering? Apply for 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards! TODAY is your final day to apply! http://bit.ly/2MRjMyQ

Did you know an estimated 41% of college-bound 12th graders regularly volunteer in their communities and engage in servi...
11/04/2019

Did you know an estimated 41% of college-bound 12th graders regularly volunteer in their communities and engage in service compared to just 24% of those students who do not have postsecondary plans in senior year of high school? (Child Trends) On November 7, Nara Lee, Director of the National Honor Societies will be speaking on a panel at The College Board's upcoming forum to discuss service mindsets vs. service hours: weighing service in selective admissions.

Only three days left to apply for 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards! The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ...
11/02/2019
The Prudential Spirit Of Community Awards

Only three days left to apply for 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards! The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards will grant two students in each state a $1,000 scholarship, a medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

Join National Honor Society staff for an upcoming #webinar to learn more about student account creation and the upcoming...
11/01/2019

Join National Honor Society staff for an upcoming #webinar to learn more about student account creation and the upcoming addition of digital badges for your students. Register today: http://bit.ly/34J5KEM

10/31/2019
Happy Halloween!

What are your schools doing this Halloween? Some schools have created Halloween activities in their towns, like staging booths that offer candy to children and information for parents about child safety and health! http://bit.ly/2NqeKXB

On November 7th, Nara Lee, Director of the National Honor Societies will be joining a panel at The College Board's upcom...
10/30/2019

On November 7th, Nara Lee, Director of the National Honor Societies will be joining a panel at The College Board's upcoming forum to discuss "Service Mindsets vs. Service Hours: Weighing Service in Selective Admissions."

Just a few days left to apply for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards! Student volunteers can earn cash awards and...
10/29/2019

Just a few days left to apply for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards! Student volunteers can earn cash awards and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Apply by November 5 at http://bit.ly/2MRjMyQ

The end of October is right around the corner, so we want to know how your community has celebrated National Principals ...
10/28/2019

The end of October is right around the corner, so we want to know how your community has celebrated National Principals Month. Share your stories, videos, photos and more by using #ThankAPrincipal!

10/27/2019
LEADDC

Only a few weeks until #LEADDC! Are you ready to join us in our nation's capital?

Are you interested in presenting a workshop at one of the #LEAD Conferences? You can present on a variety of topics, suc...
10/26/2019

Are you interested in presenting a workshop at one of the #LEAD Conferences? You can present on a variety of topics, such as:
✅College & Career Readiness
✅Chapter/Council Operations
✅School Climate &Culture
✅Service
✅Student Voice

Advisers, are you looking to simplify your chapter management? You can do so on your own NHS account where you can keep ...
10/23/2019

Advisers, are you looking to simplify your chapter management? You can do so on your own NHS account where you can keep track of students via the online roster. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2llIT0l

What is student voice, and what does it look like? Student voice is the sharing of suggestions, ideas, and opinions of t...
10/21/2019

What is student voice, and what does it look like? Student voice is the sharing of suggestions, ideas, and opinions of the student body. The Raising Student Voice & Participation (RSVP) program by our sister organization, , provides the opportunity to take that collective voice and effect real change in schools and the community.http://bit.ly/2O9lcpq.

Want to connect with other student leaders? Join us next month at the LEAD Conference in Washington, DC. http://bit.ly/2...
10/17/2019

Want to connect with other student leaders? Join us next month at the LEAD Conference in Washington, DC. http://bit.ly/2KGmSDR #LEADDC

Mentor Dida has just been added as one of the keynote speakers at our upcoming #LEAD Conferences! Register today to join...
10/17/2019

Mentor Dida has just been added as one of the keynote speakers at our upcoming #LEAD Conferences! Register today to join him and many more: http://bit.ly/2A1UC8O

This National Principals Month, is there a particular memory about your principal that stands out to you? Let us know! #...
10/16/2019

This National Principals Month, is there a particular memory about your principal that stands out to you? Let us know! #ThankAPrincipal

10/15/2019

Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members. Online applications are now open and you can apply today through your student account! Learn more about the NHS Scholarship here: http://bit.ly/2F6IyYo. #Prep4College #Futuready

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Section 3. NHS is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit association. Social Media Guidelines: https://www.nhs.us/social-media-guidelines/ https://www.njhs.us/social-media-guidelines/

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