National Junior Honor Society
Our goal this year is to be in alignment with the national standards to maintain consistency into high school. There are some significant changes from years past, please read carefully.
In order to qualify, you must meet following requirements: maintain a 3.4 grade point average as well as keep a clear discipline record.
The week of March 9, 2020 students who qualify to apply will be notified by letter via U.S. mail. The envelope will also contain an application.
If your child qualifies, they will need to complete the application and turn that in to Mrs. Walker in the main office by 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Upon completion of the application, only newly qualified 7th and 8th graders will take part in the induction ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the Valley View Gymnasium. If you are an 8th grader that was inducted as a 7th grader last year at the ceremony, you will not be part of this year’s ceremony. As a group, those inducted into the National Junior Honor Society will complete an optional two-hour community service project here at Valley View. The exact date for this project has yet to be set.
The five pillars of National Junior Honor Society are:
Scholarship Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA, ours at Valley View Middle School is 3.4.)
Service This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Leadership Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally, maintains a clean disciplinary record.
Citizenship The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects democracy; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Prater at firstname.lastname@example.org