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NHS Scholarship Deadline: December 7

The student deadline for the NHS Scholarship is Friday, December 7. Please check with your eligible members to ensure they have completed their portion by the deadline. Adviser, principal and faculty recommendations are due December 14. Download application procedures »

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Catch Up on Webinars

Encourage your members to check out the College Admission Planning webinars archive during the holiday break. All webinars are available for viewing shortly after they conclude. Previous webinars are available on demand »

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Nominate Yourself

Nominations are now being accepted for the Rynearson National Adviser of the Year Award. Download the nomination form today, and submit by February 15, 2019. Learn more »

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Save on LEAD DC and Chicago

Register now and get the early bird rate for LEAD DC, February 1–3, 2019, and LEAD Chicsgo, March 22–24, 2019. Don’t delay! The early bird rates expire on December 31 and February 15, respectively. Visit the LEAD Conference website »

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NJHS OAA

The NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award nomination process will open on January 16. This year’s nomination process includes new additions, such as a short student essay. Learn More »

 

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TRENDING IN THE ADVISER ONLINE COMMUNITY

Addressing Probation

“Looking for advice on the best way to approach probation due to grades falling below expectations. Any suggestions on ways to address without causing too many hard feelings with the student?”

Managing/Documenting Student Involvement

“We are a small chapter but I am still struggling with managing the service hours, meeting attendance, etc. Does anyone have a way of tracking all of it? A form they could share? Ideas?”

To log in to the Adviser Online Community, enter the same credentials you use for the NHS or NJHS websites.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT PROJECT DATABASE

The National Student Project Database is an excellent resource to discover holiday service ideas and end-of-year activities. It is filled with over 7,000 projects completed by Honor Society chapters and student councils. In fact, around 300 projects are tagged as holiday activities.

Many entries include promotional material and photos to help guide your planning. Log on now to the National Student Project Database on the NHS and NJHS websites for ideas from other schools, and be sure to submit your own successfully completed projects!

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HONOR SOCIETY TIPS AND TOOLS

Automatic Disqualification

Each year, the national office staff addresses questions from chapters, parents, and students about the use of automatic disqualification in the NHS or NJHS selection process. Per Article IX of the NHS Constitution, all membership decisions are made by a majority vote of the faculty council following a review of candidates’ qualifications in the areas of service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

For this reason, any local process is in violation of NHS or NJHS policies if it automatically excludes students who have disciplinary records, or that disqualifies or removes candidates from consideration before they are evaluated and voted on by the faculty council.

Additional information on this topic can be found in the NHS and NJHS handbooks on pages 38, 42, and 48.

IMPORTANT DATES

DECEMBER

7 NHS Scholarship Application Deadline
14 NHS Scholarship Recommendations Due
31 LEAD DC early bird registration deadline

JANUARY

14 NJHS OAA Nominations Open
16 Webinar: “NJHS OAA Information for Advisers

FEBRUARY

1–3 LEAD DC
5 Webinar: “Paying for College: Defined
15 National Council of Excellence Award Applications Due
15 LEAD Chicago early bird registration deadline
15 2019 Rynearson National Adviser of the Year Award Applications Due
24 NJHS Founded in 1929
25 NJHS OAA Nominations Close

 

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WHAT’S IN STORE

No lines, no traffic, no fuss—shop from the comfort of your computer and use promo code 18HOLIDAY to enjoy 15 percent off everything in the NHS or NJHS Store online. Shop now for membership pins and cards, graduation or promotion ceremony regalia, branded T-shirts and other apparel, and chapter supplies. Offer good through December 31.

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