National Honor Society
Welcome to the Greenbush-Middle River National Honor Society page. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions or need clarification as you complete the application process or fulfill your duties and obligations as a current member. ALL NEW APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO MRS. LAURA DAHL BY 3:05 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018. INCOMPLETE FILES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR NHS INDUCTION. THE INDUCTION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 2:00 PM IN THE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM WITH A RECEPTION TO FOLLOW. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!
The National Honor Society was set up by the National Association of Secondary School Principals as a way to honor special students. Qualities honored in the NHS are Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. The GMR NHS is a local chapter with local rules, but also follows the rules put forth by the National NHS.
National Honor Society Selection Procedures
To be eligible for membership, candidates must be members of the GMR junior or senior classes. Candidates must be enrolled in classes at GMR school and be in at least one GMR school activity per semester. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.65.
Students who meet the criteria for eligibility in Article II will be given the Student Activity information form, as well as other materials, to complete and submit to the faculty adviser for review by the Faculty Council. Materials submitted for membership must be submitted to the faculty adviser with two letters of recommendation, one from a GMR faculty member and the other from a community member. All high school faculty and activity advisers will be asked to submit an evaluation form for each student. The Faculty Council will make the final selections.
The selection of each member to the chapter will be by a four out of five votes of members of the faculty council. Selection will take place once a year during the first semester of the school year. Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony.
Once selected and inducted, all members are expected to maintain or exceed the standards of service, leadership, and character for which they were selected. Members must maintain a 3.50 cumulative GPA. Members must participate in both chapter service projects and additional service hours. Failure to participate in GMR NHS activities is grounds for dismissal. The chapter will perform one or more group service projects per year.
Each member shall have the responsibility of choosing and participating in a non-school sponsored service project as required and approved by the chapter adviser. This may be completed alone or with other NHS members and may be done in any setting, as long as the work is volunteer and unpaid.