Ketchikan High School
To remain an NHS member in good standing, students must:
- Participate in the NHS service project(s)
- Complete fifteen hours of additional community service within the school year
- Serve as a guide or usher for at least one school event
- Induction of new members
- Maintain a G.P.A. of a 3.0 or higher
- Act as a positive role model and representative of Ketchikan High School
- Maintain excellence and integrity in leadership, scholarship, character, and service
- Attend NHS meetings
- Pay NHS dues $15.00
NHS WHOLE BODY SERVICE PROJECTS
Each year, the KHS chapter of NHS works to organize, develop, and facilitate at least one service project in which the whole body is expected to participate. We try to vary our projects and attempt to serve a vast number of people. During the 2014-2015 school year, the NHS projects included a sending care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas. In the past we participated in hunger-related activities, such as a canned food drive and donations to the Homeless Shelter. Service project ideas are presented to the whole body at NHS meetings, and we determine which projects we will run based on the results of a vote. All members are encouraged to present service project ideas. Please see one of the NHS advisors for details on how to submit a project concept, as this process will vary depending on the project.
ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS
In addition to the work students do for the whole body NHS service project, members are expected to maintain their commitment to community service by completing at least fifteen hours of volunteer work outside of NHS sponsored events. This type of service can be fulfilled through school projects or volunteer projects for other clubs. This service should be directed toward the betterment of the community – school, local, state, national, or global. Community service is time given freely of one’s own will to participate in unpaid activities that benefit the community. These service hours must be completed within the school year, each school year a student is a member of KHS NHS. The executive board and advisors will do their best to keep members informed of service opportunities. Members can record their hours on the COMMUNITY SERVICE SUBMISSION FORM.
SCHOOL SERVICE : GUIDES AND USHERS
Over the course of every school year, KHS hosts events that require student volunteers. Some examples of these events are as follows: Parent/Teacher Conferences, Scholarship Night, EXPLORE Night, and College Fair. Each NHS member must serve as a guide or usher for at least one of these events. As the dates for each event are provided, the NHS advisors and executive board members will inform the NHS membership and request volunteers.
SCHOLARSHIP: G.P.A. OF A 3.0 OR HIGHER
Each member is expected to maintain a G.P.A. of a 3.0 or higher in order to remain an NHS member in good standing. If it comes to the advisors’ attention that a member’s G.P.A. has fallen below a 3.0, the advisor(s) will meet with the student to place him/her on probationary status, and present the student with written notification of this change in status. The member must then develop a plan to raise his/her G.P.A. by the end of the following semester.
If the student fails to raise his/her G.P.A. to one acceptable by the NHS advisor(s) and prove dedication to scholarship by the end of the following semester, he/she will be subject to dismissal from NHS by the Faculty Council. If dismissed, he/she will not be eligible for NHS selection again.
If the student on probationary status is a senior, and does not raise his/her G.P.A. to one acceptable by the NHS advisors and prove dedication to scholarship by the end of the school year, he/she will be subject to dismissal from NHS by the Faculty Council. If dismissed, he/she will not graduate as an NHS member.
CHARACTER: FUNCTIONING AS A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AND REPRESENTATIVE OF KHS
All members are expected to exemplify each of the six desirable qualities of good character outlined in the membership prerequisites; he/she must be respectful, mature, responsible, fair, trustworthy, and honest. NHS members must conduct themselves with a strength of character both inside and outside of school. Additionally, NHS member are expected to maintain positive digital citizenship.
At the beginning of the school year a general membership meeting will be held. Executive Board members (President, Vice President, Secretary, etc.) will be nominated and elected by the general membership at this meeting. The Executive Board will then work with the advisor to establish monthly meeting times. Members will be notified of NHS meetings and events via school announcement, emails, and text messages.
NHS Chapter Dues
Dues are $15.00. By paying dues and remaining a member in good standing, you will receive a NHS member pin and certificate. You will also wear a National Honor Society sash at graduation and be listed in the graduation program as a member of NHS.