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Kindness Week

Our middle school, with over 1800 students, is always looking for a way to encourage kind behavior.  To encourage our staff and student body to engage in kind behavior, we organized a "Kindness Week" in December.  We wore our "Be Kind...like Josh" (Josh Steven's Foundation shirts) one day.  We had students sign a "Kindness Pledge" at lunch and hung it up for the school to see.  We gave out free Kindness Grams that students were able to send to one another and we delivered… Read More »

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Brooklawn's Intense Games (B.I.G. Night)

Also called "B.I.G. Night", this event has been recognized as a NJASC Top Ten Project in January 2001 and a NASC National Spotlight Award in 2005. Our Executive Board (9-10 members) planned the twelfth annual games, which bring all segments (students, parents, teachers, alumni) of the Brooklawn community together. This year, over 420 students, parents, teachers, and alumni from several area schools joined us for B.I.G. Night, which has become the largest event in our school. We also use… Read More »

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Sugar Cube Ice Castles

Sugar cube ice castles are a great winter activity! Students always want to build ice castles outside, and there is never enough snow - or else it is way too cold. We solve that problem by having a sugar cube ice castle contest. The contest is advertised for a week before a long weekend during the winter. Sometimes it has been part of our Snow Week events; other times it has just been a wintertime contest. Teams sign up to participate and can consist of 1 to 6 people. Teams pay a… Read More »

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Leipsic High School
Leipsic, OH

Habitat Helpers. Chapter members spent a Saturday in July working on a house being built by Habitat for Humanity in their community. Members washed down walls in preparation for painting and cleaned the entire house.

St. Walter Elementary School
Blue Island, IL

Support for Developmentally Disabled Students. NJHS members spent two days this summer teaching and motivating students with developmental disabilities at the Blue Cap Center in their community. In addition to the personal interactions this summer, chapter members raised and donated $800 in support of the center. 

Strasburg High School
Strasburg, VA

New FCCLA Leader. Congratulations to NHS member Laura Taylor on being elected as the new National President of Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA). Ms. Taylor attended the organization’s National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX in early July and returned home with a national title to add to her resume. Best of luck to Laura as she undertakes this important new responsibility.

Upcoming
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Massachusetts Honor Society State Conference
Worcester, MA, November 6 - November 6

Look for information on the MSSAA's state conference this summer on their Student Activities page.

Upcoming
NJHS Events &
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Leadership and Development (LEAD) Conference
Albuquerque, NM, November 14 - November 16

LEAD conferences are designed for high school and middle level students and advisers and feature a full schedule of general sessions and workshops. CEUs are available for all participating advisers. Visit www.leadconferences.org for more information.

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Ignite '15 (NASSP National Conference)
San Diego, CA, February 19 - February 21

The National Association of Secondary School Principals presents a professional learning experience for standards-based educators. Events include invigorating, collaborative thought leader sessions with exemplary student leaders from around the country. Learn more about Ignite '15.

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