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Woodbury High School National Honor Society

The Advisor for the National Honor Society is Mrs. Sokolovic

Membership in the National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. Students selected for membership are expected to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Selection to NHS is a privilege, not a right. Students do not apply for membership in the National Honor Society; instead, they provide information to be used by the local chapter to support their candidacy for membership. Invitations to begin the process for entrance into the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society are sent after the second quarter of the junior year.

Woodbury High School Chapter
National Honor Society

Preliminary Student Information

Scholarship
Students’ must possess a 90 out of 100 scale GPA, without rounding, or higher GPA as calculated by the Woodbury High School Guidance Department. Students must have been continuously enrolled for their entire high school career.

Tiered System for GPA – These points will be added to the total points at the end of scoring

  • 94 – 96 - add 5 points
  • 97 – 100 - add 10 points

A student who has not been continuously enrolled may petition the Faculty Council for eligibility.

Leadership, Character and Service
Applicant will list a minimum of 15 school and community activities for which no class credit is given nor payment received. You may list, as many activities as you want over and above the acceptable minimum required. Activities should support the concepts of leadership and/or service to the school and/or community. These activities must be verified by the teacher, advisor, or community members’ initials in the appropriate boxes. In some instances these parties will be contacted by the Faculty Council for verification purposes.

Service Learning will count to fulfill both the graduation requirement and activities for National Honor Society.

In the cases when the Internet is used for verification, letterhead, with addresses and phone numbers will be required and contact will be made.

Whenever possible, actual awards should be presented to the advisor for verification of activities. Photographs being used as proof of awards must be originals, no photocopies will be accepted.

Applicant will also list 7 names of individuals who will complete a Confidential Rating sheet on the Candidate and submit it directly to Woodbury High School’s National Honor Society Advisor by the announced cut-off date. These individuals must be three (3) teachers, (3) advisors, and the remaining one may be either a teacher, activity advisor, or a member of the community not related to you in any way except he or she may have been a sponsor of a community activity in which you assisted. Submission of recommendations no later than the cut-off date is solely the candidate’s responsibility.

Faculty Council
The Faculty Council shall consist of five voting faculty members appointed annually. The chapter adviser shall be an ex-officio, non-voting, sixth member of the Faculty Council. No principal or assistance principal may be included on the Faculty Council.

Prior to your embarking on this endeavor please make note of the Woodbury High School National Honor Society Members Obligations as stated in the By-laws.

ARTICLE VIII. Members’ Obligations

Section 1. All members of the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society are expected to:

  1. Participate and contribute to the activities of the organization.
  2. Fulfill all service and leadership obligations as determined by the Policies and Procedures.
  3. Participate in fund-raisers.
  4. Continuously maintain and demonstrate the appropriate standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character under which they were selected.
  5. Participate in at least three Woodbury National Honor Society sponsored activities for a total of ten service hours.

Section 2. New members are expected to begin fulfilling their obligations of membership the first full month following their induction.

Section 3. The individual membership dues is ten dollars, ($10.00) and this obligation shall be due the first full month following induction.

Please note that the Woodbury National Honor Society meets every month and your attendance will be required.

For additional information regarding the Woodbury National Honor Society Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, please see below:

Woodbury High School
National Honor Society

Chapter By-Laws

November 2011

We the members of the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS), recognize our responsibility to uphold the highest standards, as we are looked upon as an elite portion of our student body. We understand commitment is essential to a successful organization and are dedicated to promoting Woodbury High School and the following articles:

ARTICLE I. Name and Purpose

Section 1. The name of this organization is the Woodbury High School Chapter of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools.

Section 2. The primary purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Woodbury High School.  We also strive to honor students who demonstrate the high standards of the National Honor Society and contribute to the betterment of individuals, the school, and the community.

ARTICLE II. The National Council

Section 1. The control of this organization shall be vested in the National Council.

Section 2. This organization conforms to the National Constitution as set forth by the National Council.  www.nhs.us

Section 3. Annual affiliation fees shall be paid yearly to the National Council.

ARTICLE III. The Principal

Section 1. The principal shall reserve the right to approve all activities and decisions of the chapter.

Section 2. The principal will have input into which teacher(s) are selected to serve as chapter adviser, who may serve consecutive terms.

Section 3. The principal shall have input over those faculty members selected to serve as Faculty Council, composed of five members of the school faculty who may serve consecutive terms.

Section 4. The principal shall receive appeals in cases of non-selection of candidates, and the discipline or dismissal of members.

ARTICLE IV. The Chapter Advisor(s)

Section 1. The chapter advisor shall be responsible for the direct, day-to-day supervision of the chapter and act as liaison between faculty, administration, students, and community.

Section 2. The chapter advisor shall maintain files on membership, chapter history, activities, and financial transactions.  The chapter adviser shall send the annual report to the national office by June 30.

Section 3. The chapter advisor shall regularly review each member for compliance with Society standards and obligations.

Section 4. The chapter advisor shall help the chapter officers understand and carry out their duties.

Section 5. The chapter advisor shall be an ex-officio, non-voting, sixth member of the Faculty Council.

Section 6. The chapter advisor shall be a member of the faculty, appointed annually, and may serve consecutive terms.

Section 7. The chapter advisor will develop and revise, when necessary, all chapter procedures, for selection, discipline, and dismissal of members, all of which must remain in compliance with the NHS Constitution and NHS policies.

ARTICLE V. Faculty Council

Section 1. The Faculty Council shall consist of five voting faculty members appointed annually. The chapter adviser shall be an ex-officio, non-voting, sixth member of the Faculty Council.  No principal or assistance principal may be included on the Faculty Council.

Section 2. The term of the Faculty Council shall be one year. Members may be appointed to consecutive terms.

Section 3. The Faculty Council shall meet as required to review the procedures of the chapter, select members, and to consider non-selection, dismissal, other disciplinary actions, and warning cases.

ARTICLE VI. Membership

Section 1. Membership in this chapter shall be known as active, honorary, and graduate. Active members become graduate members at graduation. Graduate and honorary members have no voice or vote in chapter affairs.

Section 2. Membership in this chapter is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by the faculty, and shall be based on the criteria of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students may not apply for membership. One gains membership in the national Honor Society upon the successful completion of the selection process.

Section 3. Eligibility

  1. Candidates eligible for election to this chapter must be members of the junior class.
  2. To be eligible for selection to membership in chapter, the candidate must have been in attendance for a period of one semester at Woodbury High School.
  3. Candidates eligible for selection to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 90 out of a 100 point scale. (No rounding). This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed, and shall be the required minimum level of scholastic achievement for admission to candidacy. All students who can rise in scholarship to or above such standard may be admitted to candidacy for selection to membership.
  4. Upon meeting the grade level, attendance, and GPA standard requirements, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.

ARTICLE VII. Selection of Members

Section 1. The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty council consisting of five faculty members. The chapter adviser shall be an ex-officio, non-voting, sixth member of the Faculty Council.

Section 2. Prior to selection, the following shall occur:

  1. Students’ academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 90 out of a 100 point scale. (No rounding).
  2. Students who are eligible scholastically (“candidates”) shall be notified and asked to complete and submit the Student Activity Information Form for further consideration for selection.
  3. The faculty shall be requested to evaluate candidate determined to be scholastically eligible using the official evaluation form provided by the chapter adviser.
  4. The Faculty Council shall review the Student Activity Information Form and faculty evaluations in order to determine membership.

Section 3. The selection of new active members shall be held once a year during end of the second semester of the school year.

Section 4. Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony.

Section 5. Once selected and inducted, all members are expected to maintain the standards by which they were selected and maintain all obligations of membership.

Section 6. An active member of the Nation Honor Society who transfers from this school will be given a letter indication the status of his or her membership and signed by the principal or chapter advisor.

Section 7. An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers to this school will be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter. The Faculty Council shall grant to the transferring member one semester to attain the membership requirements for this chapter in order to retain his or her membership.

ARTICLE VIII. Members’ Obligations

Section 1. All members of the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society are expected to:

  1. Participate and contribute to the activities of the organization.
  2. Fulfill all service and leadership obligations as determined by the Policies and Procedures.
  3. Participate in fund-raisers.
  4. Continuously maintain and demonstrate the appropriate standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character under which they were selected.
  5. Participate in at least three Woodbury National Honor Society sponsored activities for a total of ten service hours.

Section 2. New members are expected to begin fulfilling their obligations of membership the first full month following their induction.

Section 3. The individual membership dues is ten dollars, ($10.00) and this obligation shall be due the first full month following induction.

ARTICLE IX. Discipline and Dismissal

Section 1. Any member who falls below the standards of scholarship, leadership, character, or service may be considered for dismissal from the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society. A member of the Nation Honor Society is expected to maintain his or her academic standing and take an active role in service and leadership to his or her school and community.

Section 2. If a member’s cumulative GPA falls below the standard in effect when he or she was selected, GPA of 90 out of a 100 point scale, (No rounding), he or she will be given a written warning and a time period for improvement. If the cumulative GPA remains below the standard at the end of the warning period, the student will be subject to further disciplinary action by the Faculty Council, which may include consideration of dismissal from the chapter.

Section 3. If a member fails to perform any of the published obligations of the membership, he or she will be given a written warning and a time period for improvement. If the obligation remains unmet at the end of the warning period, the student will be subject to further disciplinary action by the Faculty Council, which may include consideration of dismissal from the chapter.

Section 4. Violation of the law or school regulations can result in dismissal of a member. These violations include, but are not limited to, DWI/DUI, stealing, destruction of property, cheating, truancy, or possession, selling, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school or school-related activities.

Section 5. Offenders of the school conduct codes will receive written warning notification. If the members is involved in another violation of the school conduct code, the member may be considered for dismissal.

Section 6. In all cases of pending dismissal:

  1. The member will receive written notification indicating the reason for possible dismissal from the advisor or the Faculty Council. The member and the advisor will discuss the written notification in a conference. Situations that involve flagrant violations of school rules or the law can warrant disciplinary action without a written warning although a hearing must still be held (see below).
  2. The member will be given the opportunity to respond to the charge against him or her at a hearing before the Faculty Council prior to the vote on dismissal. This, the “due process” guaranteed to all chapter members under the National Honor Society National Constitution. The Faculty Council will then vote on whether to dismiss. A majority vote of the Faculty Council is needed to dismiss any member.
  3. The results of the Faculty Council vote will be reviewed by the principal and then, if confirmed, expressed in a letter sent to the student, parents/guardians, and principal. Dismissed members must surrender any membership emblems to the advisor.
  4. The Faculty Council’s decision may be appealed to the building principal and afterwards through the school district discipline policy. Neither the National Council, National Office, nor the State office will hear appeals in cases of dismissal.
  5. When a student is dismissed or resigns, he or she is no longer a member and may not be reconsidered for membership in the National Honor Society.

Section 7. In lieu of dismissal, the Faculty council may impose disciplinary sanctions upon a member as deemed appropriate.

ARTICLE X. Chapter Officers

Section 1. The officers of the chapter shall be president, vice president, and secretary.

Section 2. Student officers shall be elected the last week in May.  All returning active members are eligible to run for a position as an officer.  All active members of the chapter are eligible to vote.

Section 3. Student candidates for chapter officers will submit their names along with an essay stating why they should be considered for nomination as an officer of the National Honor Society.  After advisor approval on the content of the essay, student candidates will speak to the membership at large using their submitted essay.  This speech will be given at a meeting prior to the election.

Section 4. A majority written ballot vote shall be necessary to elect any officer of this chapter.  If the first vote does not yield a majority, a second vote shall be taken of the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes.

Section 5. It shall be the duty of the president to preside at the meeting for this chapter.

Section 6. The vice president shall preside in the absence of the president and shall also keep a record of members’ contribution to leadership and service.

Section 7. The secretary shall keep the minutes of meetings.

Section 8. Upon the vacancy in the position of the president, the vice-president shall assume all responsibilities immediately.  If both officers are vacated simultaneously, the organization shall open nominations for both offices.  Any vacancies created by a member changing position through this procedure will be filled as necessary.

ARTICLE XI. Executive Committee

Section 1. The executive committee shall consist of the faculty advisor and the chapter officers.

Section 2. The executive committee shall have the responsibility for ensuring that the chapter activities and procedures follow school policy and regulations.

Section 3. The executive committee shall have general supervision of the affairs of the chapter between its business meetings, make recommendation to the chapter, and determine and perform such duties as are specific in the chapter bylaws. All actions and recommendations of the executive committee shall be subject to the review of the chapter membership.

Section 4. The executive committee shall meet within one week prior to the regularly scheduled National Honor Society meeting and plan an agenda, which is to be distributed to the members at the meeting.

Section 5. Special meetings of the executive committee may be called by the president, advisor, principal, or upon written request of any three members. No previous notice is required if the special meeting is held during school, but at least one days’ notice is required if it is to be held before or after school. Meeting held during the school day must have administrative approval.

ARTICLE XII. Committees

Section 1. The executive committee may appoint committees as necessary to carry on its work.

Section 2. Membership on any National Honor Society committee shall be open to any member in good standing.

Section 3. The president shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.

ARTICLE XIII. Meetings

Section 1. Meetings of this chapter shall be monthly. The dates for the meeting will be determined by the advisor and executive committee at the beginning of the school year. These meetings will be held during the town hall meetings on Fridays and will be posted.

Section 2. This chapter shall conduct its meetings according to Robert’s Rule of Order.

Section 3. All chapter members are expected to attend all regularly scheduled chapter meetings.

If a member is unable to attend a regularly scheduled meeting he or she is to advise the chapter advisor prior to the meeting date. Depending on the reason for the absence it will be decided if it is excused versus unexcused absence.

Section 4. Special meetings can be called by a member of the executive committee, the principal, or by written request of ten members. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call.  One day’s notice is required for all special meeting request.

Section 5. A majority of the membership shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE XIV. Activites

Section 1. The chapter shall determine one or more service projects for each year. Each activity shall fulfill a need within the school or community, be appropriate and educationally defensible, be well planned and supported by the administration and faculty.

Section 2. All members shall regularly participate in these projects. Participation in these activities shall be counted toward the ten (10) service hours required of all Woodbury National Honor Society Members.

Section 3. Each member shall have the responsibility for choosing and participating in an individual service projects that reflects his or her particular talents and interests and as approved by the chapter advisor. This is in addition to the chapter projects to which all members contribute.

Section 4. The chapter shall publicize its projects in a positive manner.

ARTICLE XV. Official Ensignia

Section 1. Each member of this chapter who is in good standing with regard to the membership standards and member obligations shall have the privilege of wearing the emblem adopted by the National Honor Society.

Section 2. Any member who withdraws, resigns, or is dismissed from the chapter shall return the emblem to the chapter.

Section 3. Chapter members who are seniors in good standing shall be granted the privilege of wearing the honor cords or other insignia adopted at graduation.

ARTICLE XVI. Dues

Section 1. Annual dues for this chapter shall be ten dollars, ($10.00).

Section 2. This obligation shall be due the first full month following induction.

ARTICLE XVI. Powers

Section 1. The chapter advisor is given the authority to supervise the administration of chapter activities, as delegated by the school principal.

Section 2. The principal shall reserve the right to approve all activities and decisions of the chapter.

Section 3. These bylaws are designed to amplify provisions of the national constitution and cannot contradict any components thereof. The chapter is obligated to adhere to the provisions of the national constitution in all activities it undertakes.

ARTICLES XVII. Bylaws and Policies and Procedures

Section 1. The National Honor Society Bylaws shall be approved by the existing officers, advisor, and principal of Woodbury High School.

Section 2. The National Honor Society members in good standing shall be given copies of the bylaws, policies and procedures, and subsequent proposed revision to review and discuss. All these issues shall be discussed at an information meeting. All policies and procedures are subject to approval by the principal. By laws, policies and procedures, and all eligibility forms are located on the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society website.

Section 3. Policies and Procedures of the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society may be written by the principal, advisor(s), executive committee, or by a member committee appointed for this purpose. Revised policies and procedures must be presented for discussion at least one meeting prior to their effective date.

ARTICLE XVIII. Amendments

Section 1. These bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting of the Nation Honor Society by a majority vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting. All amendments must be approved by the building principal. The exceptions are Article VII and Article IX, Section of Members and Discipline respectively, which are developed by the Faculty Council with the approval of the principal.

Section 2. Bylaws and amendments must be consistent with the constitution of the National Honor Society.

Woodbury High School
National Honor Society

Policies and Procedures

November 2011

ARTICLE XIX. – Section 1

Selection of Members

I. General Policies:

Section 1. Membership is an honor bestowed upon a student.  Students may not apply for membership. One obtains membership into the National Honor Society upon successful completion of the selection process established by the officers, advisor(s), Faculty Council, and Principal.

Section 2. All candidates must complete each element of the selection process within the established time frame or dates provided. Failure to do so will result in elimination from further consideration. The consequence of not meeting the deadlines is reason enough for nonselection. It is the candidates’ responsibility to contact the advisor(s) prior to the deadline if they anticipate having any problems meeting the established deadline.

Section 3. The selection of members shall be held once a year during the end of the second quarter of the junior year.

Section 4. Students eligible for selection into the Woodbury High School National Honor Society must be a member of the junior class and have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester prior.

II. Selection Criteria:

Section 1. Selection into this chapter is based upon scholarship, service, leadership, and character as defined below.

Section 2. “Create enthusiasm for scholarship.”(NHS) Scholarship will be determined by the candidates’ most recent cumulative grade point average at the end of the second marking period  of the applicant’s junior year. Students’ must possess a 90 out of 100 scale GPA, without rounding, or higher GPA as calculated by the Woodbury High School Guidance Department.

Section 3. “Stimulate a desire to render service.”(NHS) Service is defined as the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. Candidates must demonstrate their desire to render service by documenting their pervious service efforts.

Section 4. “Promote leadership.” (NHS)  Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, and dependable persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activity while working with or for others. The selection criterion requires documentation of leadership roles as well as written description of leadership skills used in that role.

Section 5. “Develop character within the individual.”(NHS) Students of character show courtesy, concern, and respect for others at all times both in and out of school. They uphold exemplary principles of morality and ethics, demonstrate high standards of honesty, and display common courtesy and respect toward others during meetings, functions, and classes. High character requires the student to demonstrate desirable qualities of personality: cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability, sincerity, and cooperation. Students demonstrating exemplary character in the classroom are responsible, respectful, helpful, organized, honest, and dependable. The candidate will have the opportunity to document his or her character traits on the selection criterion forms and in the selection essay. The faculty of Woodbury High School will have the opportunity to provide information regarding the student’s character.

III. Selection Process:

Section 1. Students who are eligible will be notified in writing. Parents/Guardians may also be informed in a letter that their son or daughter has met the GPA requirement and is invited to go through the eligibility process. Students will be asked to come to a mandatory informational meeting where the eligibility forms will be distributed and explained. A timeline as to when all forms must be returned will be announced. It is the candidates’ responsibility to contact the advisor(s) prior to the meeting or the deadline if they anticipate having any problems meeting the established deadline.

Section 2. Selection Criteria Packet shall include:

  1. Activity Sheet—Student will check off and have verified all school/community activities they have participated in by grade level. Students should include all outside school service activities and awards they have won.
  2. Student will hand in a list of the seven character references. These individuals must be three (3) classroom teachers, three (3) activity advisors, and the remaining one may be either a teacher, activity advisor, or a member of the community not related to you in any way except he or she may have been a sponsor of a community activity in which your assisted.
  3. Students will be given seven (7) Confidential Rating Sheets and envelopes that they will hand out to the list of people in item B.
  4. Faculty, advisors, coaches or outside community members will score the student from the numerical list on each character item listed.
  5. Candidate shall compose an essay responding to a specific question. Questions may change yearly. An example is as follows: “How will membership in the National Honor Society benefit you and how you will, in turn enhance the society?” The essay will be scored using the New Jersey HSPA 6-point writing rubric. The essay must be handed to the designated advisor by the set due date or the candidate will forfeit his or her selection eligibility.
  6. The Faculty Council will be asked to evaluate the candidates based on all provided information and completeness of the Selection Criteria Packet. The Selection Criteria Packet will be coded prior to be given to the Faculty Council for anonymity purposes. The score required for acceptance is 700.
  7. A list of the successful candidates will be submitted to the principal for final approval.
  8. Letters of acceptance into the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society will be provided to the students and a separate letter may be sent to their parents/guardians. The letter will detail the date and practices for the installation ceremony.
  9. Letters of rejection into the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society will be provided to the students and a separate letter may be sent to their parents/guardians. General reasons may be provided as to why the candidate was not accepted. Parents and students are advised that they may speak with the National Honor society advisor for clarification.
  10. A member of the National Honor Society who transfers to this school will be automatically accepted for membership into this chapter. This member will attain the membership requirements within one semester and then maintain the membership requirements for this chapter in order to retain his or her membership.

Woodbury High School Chapter
National Honor Society

Student Information Packet

Scholarship
Students’ must possess a 90 out of 100 scale GPA, without rounding, or higher GPA as calculated by the Woodbury High School Guidance Department. Students must have been continuously enrolled for their entire high school career.

Tiered System for GPA – These points will be added to the total points at the end of scoring

  • 94 – 96 - add 5 points
  • 97 – 100 - add 10 points

A student who has not been continuously enrolled may petition the Faculty Council for eligibility.

Leadership, Character and Service
Applicant will list a minimum of 15 school and community activities for which no class credit is given nor payment received. You may list, as many activities as you want over and above the acceptable minimum required. Activities should support the concepts of leadership and/or service to the school and/or community. These activities must be verified by the teacher, advisor, or community members’ initials in the appropriate boxes. In some instances these parties will be contacted by the Faculty Council for verification purposes.

Service Learning will count to fulfill both the graduation requirement and activities for National Honor Society.

In the cases when the Internet is used for verification, letterhead, with addresses and phone numbers will be required and contact will be made.

Whenever possible, actual awards should be presented to the advisor for verification of activities. Photographs being used as proof of awards must be originals, no photocopies will be accepted.

Applicant will also list 7 names of individuals who will complete a Confidential Rating sheet on the Candidate and submit it directly to Woodbury High School’s National Honor Society Advisor by the announced cut-off date. These individuals must be three (3) teachers, (3) advisors, and the remaining one may be either a teacher, activity advisor, or a member of the community not related to you in any way except he or she may have been a sponsor of a community activity in which you assisted. Submission of recommendations no later than the cut-off date is solely the candidate’s responsibility.

Faculty Council
The Faculty Council shall consist of five voting faculty members appointed annually. The chapter adviser shall be an ex-officio, non-voting, sixth member of the Faculty Council. No principal or assistance principal may be included on the Faculty Council.

Prior to your embarking on this endeavor please make note of the Woodbury High School National Honor Society Members Obligations as stated in the By-laws.

ARTICLE VIII. Members’ Obligations

Section 1. All members of the Woodbury Chapter of the National Honor Society are expected to:

  1. Participate and contribute to the activities of the organization.
  2. Fulfill all service and leadership obligations as determined by the Policies and Procedures.
  3. Participate in fund-raisers.
  4. Continuously maintain and demonstrate the appropriate standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character under which they were selected.
  5. Participate in at least three Woodbury National Honor Society sponsored activities for a total of ten service hours.

Section 2. New members are expected to begin fulfilling their obligations of membership the first full month following their induction.

Section 3. The individual membership dues is ten dollars, ($10.00) and this obligation shall be due the first full month following induction.

Please note that the Woodbury National Honor Society meets every month and your attendance will be required.

For additional information regarding the Woodbury National Honor Society Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, please see the website.


Please sign and return this portion of the Woodbury National Honor Society Student Information Packet. Your signatures represent that you have read, understand, and will adhere to the requirements request.

Student Signature: _________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________________________________

Woodbury High School Chapter
National Honor Society

  1. Selection of Individual References. It is important to select individuals who know you well and will give an accurate score.
  2. List the seven Individual References who are handing in “The Confidential Rating Sheet” and return this paper to Mrs. Sokolovic in C320 by __________________. When this form is returned you will be provided with “The Confidential Rating Sheets” and envelopes.
  3. Fill in “The Confidential Rating Sheet” exactly as directed prior to giving the sheet to your reference and provide them with one envelope.
  4. Activity Record—be accurate and complete. Include all activities in or out of school. These are activities or sports from Grades 9 to 11. You may use Service Learning Hours as part of your activities. You will find a column for OTHER, make sure to think of community events, outside of school activities, such as Boy Scouts/Girls Scouts to name a few. Make sure you have your advisors, coaches, or community members initial the sheet in the appropriate box. If the activities are outside of school have the person provide their name and contact information, address, phone number. The activity record sheet is due to Mrs. Sokolovic in C125 by _____________.
  5. Your essay is due to Mrs. Sokolovic in C125 by _____________.
  6. It is your responsibility to be sure your forms are completed and accurate when they are submitted.
  7. You need a total 700 points or higher to be accepted.
  8. Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Council from______________.
  9. You will receive notice about your application on/or about______________.
  10. Installation will take place on ______________________ in the H.S. Auditorium.
  11. Practice will take place on _______________________________.

Woodbury High School Chapter
National Honor Society

Name:__________________________________________________________________

List the names of individuals to be used by you as references. Three (3) must be classroom teachers, three (3) must be activity advisors, and the remaining one may be either a teacher, activity advisor or a member of the community not related you in any way except he/she may have been a sponsor of a community activity in which you assisted. Give the telephone number and address along with the individual’s name if you use a community person.

1._____________________________________________________________________

2._____________________________________________________________________

3._____________________________________________________________________

4.______________________________________________________________________

5.______________________________________________________________________

6. ______________________________________________________________________

7.______________________________________________________________________

NOTE: Return this form by ___________________________. Return the application Mrs. Sokolovic in C125.

Request your references forms be returned directly to the advisor(s) enclosed in a sealed envelope.
They are not to be returned to you.


You have fulfilled the academic requirement for membership in the National Honor Society. Kindly complete the following data sheet as a preliminary for determining your leadership, character, and service.

Minimum of 15 activities is required.
Code No.______

List a minimum of 15 extracurricular or community activities for which neither class credit nor compensation is given. Identify the organization, years of participation, (Fresh., Soph., Jr.) and have the verifying party write their initials beside the activity. For community members, please have them list their contact information.

Place an X next to each activity you have participated in during 9th, 10th, and 11th grade.

Activity 9 10 11   Initials Activity 9 10 11   Initials
Academic bowl           Baseball          
Art club           Basketball          
Video Club           Cheerleading          
Drama Club           Cross Country          
Stage crew           Field Hockey          
Ecology Club           Football          
Interact Club           Golf          
Key Club           Soccer          
Varsity Club           Softball          
Cultural Club           Spring Track          
World Lang Club           Winter Track          
For. Lang HS           Swimming/dive          
World Affairs Council           Tennis          
Math League           Wrestling          
Science League           Statistician          
Student Council           Manager          
Yearbook staff           Boys State          
Anytown           Girls State          
Marching band           Peer Leadership          
Jazz band           Rotary Youth          
Wind ensemble           Boy Scouts          
Color guard           Girl Scouts          
Traveling choir           Service Learning Hrs.          
Homecoming           Other:          
Class Officer                      
Prom Comm.                      

Woodbury High School Chapter
National Honor Society

Essay
Pick one essay. The essay will be scored using the NJ HSPA 6-point Scoring Rubric.
The Essays will be evaluated in the following manners:

  • A ranking of 6 on the HSPA Rubric will be given 60 points.
  • A ranking of 5 on the HSPA Rubric will be given 50 points.
  • A ranking of 4 on the HSPA Rubric will be given 40 points.

No points will be awarded to any essay scoring under a 4.

  1. In a typed essay of 500 words or less, answer this question, how have you demonstrated the qualities of leadership, character, and service?
  2. In a typed essay of 500 words or less, answer this question, what is the importance of service, and how has service impacted your life?
Inadequate Command Limited Command Partial Command Adequate Command Strong Command Superior Command
Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6


Content and Organization

May lack opening and/ or closing May lack opening and/ or closing May lack opening and/ or closing Generally has opening and/or closing Opening and closing Opening and closing
Minimal response to topic; uncertain focus Attempts to focus May drift or shift focus Usually has single focus Single focus Single focus Sense of unity and coherence Key ideas developed Single, distinct focus Unified and coherent Well- developed
No planning evident; disorganized Attempts organization Few, if any, transitions between ideas Some lapses or flaws in organization May lack some transitions between ideas Ideas loosely connected Transitions evident Logical progression of ideas

Moderately fluent Attempts compositional risks

Logical progression of ideas Fluent, cohesive Compositional risks successful
Details random, inappropriate, or barely apparent Details lack elaboration, i. e., highlight paper Repetitious details Several unelaborated details Uneven development of details Details appropriate and varied Details effective, vivid, explicit, and/ or pertinent


Usage
No apparent control Severe/ numerous errors Numerous errors Errors/ patterns of errors may be evident Some errors that do not interfere with meaning Few errors Very few, if any, errors


Sentence Construction

Assortment of incomplete and/ or incorrect sentences Excessive monotony/ same structure Numerous errors Little variety in syntax Some errors Some variety Generally correct Variety in syntax appropriate and effective Few errors Precision and/or sophistication Very few, if any, errors




Mechanics
Errors so severe they detract from meaning Numerous serious errors Patterns of errors evident No consistent pattern of errors Some errors that do not interfere with meaning Few errors Very few, if any, errors
Responses OT Off Topic/Off Task Student did not write on the assigned topic/ task, or the student attempted to copy the prompt.
NE Not English Student wrote in a language other than English.
WF Wrong Format Student refused to write on the topic, or the writing task folder was 
Content/ Organization Usage Sentence Construction Mechanics
  • Communicates intended message to intended audience
  • Relates to topic
  • Opening and closing
  • Focused
  • Logical progression of ideas
  • Transitions
  • Appropriate details and information
  • Tense formation
  • Subject- verb agreement
  • Pronouns usage/ agreement
  • Word choice/ meaning
  • Proper Modifiers
  • Variety of type, structure, and length
  • Correct construction
  • Spelling
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation