NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
2016–17 College Admission and Financial Aid Planning Webinar Series
There’s more to getting into a top-pick college than completing an application. Learn all the considerations during “The College Application Process: An Insider’s View” on Wednesday, September 28, 7:00–8:00 p.m. (ET). It’s the first NHS/NJHS college admission and financial aid planning webinar of the 2016–17 school year. Let your members know! Registration for all sessions opens in September. To register, and for the full list of this year’s webinars, visit the NHS or NJHS website.
Did you or a member miss a webinar or wish to view one from last year again? Watch previously recorded sessions on demand via the NHS or NJHS website.
Plan Now for the 2016-17 LEAD Conferences
Help your members energize their leadership at our LEAD Conferences! Start planning for this year’s locations and dates:
- Denver, CO, November 11–13
- Washington, D.C., February 3–5, 2017
- Chicago, IL, February 10–12, 2017
Idea sharing and training tracks are also available for NHS and NJHS advisers. Visit the LEAD Conferences website for deadlines and more information.
Know a Student Who’s Making a Difference?
Your school should receive a packet of materials soon about the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nation’s largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Applications open in September. Think about members in your chapter who truly are making a difference and encourage them to apply. Learn more here.
Register now for the Next NHS Virtual College Fair
Alert your members to save the date for our second NHS Virtual College Fair, Thursday, October 20! Students, parents, and advisers will have an opportunity to chat online with admissions representatives from colleges and universities across the nation. Prepare or refine a college wish list from the comfort of your desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone by participating in the fair. Registration is open. Register now!
Texas Advisor’s Workshop: September 24–25
Plan now to attend the biggest Honor Society and Student Council Advisor Workshop in the history of the Texas Association of Student Councils. Set aside the weekend of September 24 and 25 to head to San Marcos for learning, networking, and motivation. A special strand for NHS and NJHS advisors is offered. If you need overnight accommodations, rooms must be reserved by September 15. Learn more or register here.
HONOR SOCIETY TIPS AND TOOLS
Have You Visited the Adviser Resource Center?
Check out the online Adviser Resource Center (ARC) for chapter management tools and resources. Make the ARC your first stop with chapter management questions. Log in today on the NHS or NJHS website to access sample forms, letters, and other materials to assist new and returning advisers.
New This Year!
We want to speed your communication to members about programs and services designed to help them get #Futuready. A new tile has been added to the ARC: “Publicizing NHS/NJHS Programs & Services.” This is where you will find sample emails to promote specific programs, downloadable take-home fliers, and more. Check out this resource in the NHS and NJHS Adviser Resource Center. More promotional items are in development and will be added soon.
Access Our Informational Brochure in Spanish
For members whose parents/guardians may wish to learn more about NHS or NJHS in their native tongue, a Spanish version of an informational brochure has been added in the “Work with Members & Officers” section of the NHS and NJHS Adviser Resource Center. It is also available in the Parents section of the website under Student Membership.
It’s Time for a Chapter Check-up
Take a moment to review the Chapter Checklist to assess your chapter’s operational readiness for the coming academic year. Bylaws up to date? Faculty council in place? Go through the checklist to be sure your chapter can hit the ground running. The Chapter Checklist is available in the Adviser Resource Center under “New Chapters & New Advisers” on both the NHS and NJHS websites. (Even if you’re not new, it’s a good idea to review this checklist!)
Visit the National Student Project Database
There are more than 5,000 project ideas available at your fingertips! Log in now to the National Student Project Database on the NHS and NJHS websites for ideas from other schools. Remember to submit your own successful projects too!
Is there something you’d like us to include in next month’s Honor Society News? Email your ideas or suggestions to [email protected].