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Member Obligations

The following list outlines obligations noted in the NHS National Constitution: Maintaining Standards Once selected, members are expected to maintain the standards by which they were selected. Members should be well informed about selection standards. Meetings Chapters hold meetings and may require members to attend. The schedule of these meetings should be well publicized. Chapter […]

What’s Your Problem?

While problem-solving skills might be near the top on a checklist of attributes that student leadership advisers hope to develop in their students, those skills are also critical for the advisers themselves. Unique and thorny problems often crop up in these oversight positions, and the same strategy that helps teach students how to solve problems […]

December 2017

  Your complete rundown of NHS and NJHS news and activities. Display issues? View this email online. TOP NEWS #Futuready Series Debuts The NHS/NJHS #Futuready series provides you and your members with self-guided lessons using visual guides and videos. Explore the Goal Setting and Time Management modules » NHS Scholarship Deadlines Winter break is an excellent […]

NHS National Constitution

The following version of the NHS National Constitution was approved for all chapters by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Board of Directors. This is the most recent edition for use by chapters. Choose a sectionArticle I: Name and PurposeArticle II: The NASSP Student Leadership Advisory CommitteeArticle III: State OrganizationsArticle IV: Local ChaptersArticle […]

How an Obstacle Course Built a Team

Written in collaboration with student council members Sammie Addisu, president; Madeline Burkey, co-chair; Sydney Turner, co-chair; and Jazz Duncan, communications How do you get a group of 30 individuals to work together as a cohesive unit? Pretty tough, right? Let’s add to this dilemma: The group is composed of teenagers who come with all the […]

How Small Can Be Mighty

While most educators don’t immediately mention the size of their school as a factor in the quality of education, at small schools the students, teachers, and administrators are often quick to discuss it. But maybe not in the way that you’d think. “I love small schools,” says Terri Johnson, executive director of the Missouri Association […]

February 2017

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Nominate Your Top NJHS Members Now! NJHS advisers may submit nominations now for the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award. Schools can nominate as many NJHS members as they wish—there is no limit. Hurry to complete your nominations. The deadline is March 13. There are plenty of chances for your members to be recognized—500 […]

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Selecting an Adviser

The NHS chapter adviser is the primary facilitator of all chapter activities and is a key factor in determining a chapter’s success. Appointing a capable, dedicated individual for the job is one of the principal’s most important NHS-related responsibilities. Chapter advisers are appointed yearly, must be members of the school faculty, and may be reappointed […]


The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s oldest student recognition programs designed to recognize and engage high school students around a select set of criteria, namely scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The following glossary will assist chapters in understanding the terminology found throughout the website ( and in the NHS National Handbook. References to […]