NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY


The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that over one million students participate in activities of the NHS and its middle level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society. Chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and many U.S. Territories and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and providing community service.

We have attachments under "Club Information" about NJHS here at Burkburnett Middle School, our by-laws, and the service learning documentation form. You can contact a sponsor for more information by clicking on "contact form" in the bar on your left if you have any questions. Thank you for visiting our website!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed., Mar. 7: Miracle League Field of Dreams Release Form Deadline.

 

Wed., Mar. 21: MANDATORY General Meeting –DURING WOW  FUNDRAISER MATERIALS WILL BE GIVEN OUT ON THIS DAY.

 

Fri., Mar. 23: Dance 7-9 (members $3 in advance; $4 at the door)

 

Tues., Apr. 3: General Meeting…after school 3:05-3:30 (2012-2013 OFFICER PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE); FUNDRAISER ENDS. ALL MONEY MUST BE TURNED IN.

 

Wed., Apr. 11—Friday April 13: Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale at the Burk Community Center (individual community service hours can be earned)—AFTER SCHOOL until 7:00 (minimum of 2 hours must be worked)

 

***Sat., Apr. 14: Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale at the Burk Community Center (individual community service hours can be earned) 1:30—4:00 (minimum of 2 hours must be worked)

 

 

***Sat., Apr. 14: Field of Dreams Baseball Buddy (9:00, 10:00, 11:00) (group community service)

 

MON., APRIL 16: OFFICER PACKETS/COPY OF SPEECH DUE

 

WED., APR. 18: GENERAL MEETING/OFFICER ELECTIONS…DURING WOW

 

Sat., April 21: Field of Dreams Baseball Buddy (9:00)

 

Sat., May 5: Field of Dreams Baseball Buddy (9:00, 10:00, 11:00)

 

Tuesday, May 1: Camp Chaparral Team Building 8:00-2:30

SOMETIME IN MAY—MR. OWEN HAS ASKED NJHS MEMBERS TO ASSIST WITH 6TH GRADE ORIENTATION. THIS YEAR’S 6TH GRADE ORIENTATION WILL BE HELD ONTHREE DIFFERENT NIGHTS (ONE NIGHT FOR EACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL). THIS WILL ALSO BE AN OPPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS. Dates and times have not yet been set.

Wed., May 2:  General Meeting (MANDATORY)…DURING WOW...NEW OFFICER PINNING CEREMONY

 

Wed., May 16: General Meeting…after school 3:00-4:00 (END OF YEAR PIZZA PARTY)

 

Friday, May 18: ALL INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS MUST BE SUBMITTED


GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

BUDDY for FIELD OF DREAMS Baseball League

******REQUIRED*****



 The baseball league provides opportunities for all children to play baseball regardless of their ability. Players wear a baseball uniform, make plays in the field, and round the bases just like their healthy peers.  Every player bats once each inning. All base runners are safe. Every player scores a run before the inning is over (last one up gets a home run, and Each team and each player wins every game. Community children and volunteers serve as “buddies” to assist the players.
 

Please check with your parents on the flowing days and times to volunteer as a BUDDY for Field of Dreams. This will be the only GROUP community service project offered this semester; however, there are three dates available. Remember that as a NJHS member, you are required to complete one group community service project each semester.

 

Volunteer forms are due on Wednesday, March 7. Please indicate which day and time you are available.

April 14 April 21 May 5
9:00 9:00 9:00
10:00 10:00
 11:00 11:00



NJHS LEADERSHIP TRAINING

CAMP CHAPARRAL ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE 

TUESDAY May 1, 2012

 

The ropes/challenge course at Chaparral challenges participants to work together, communicate, cooperate and develop team skills

 

Full day training will be from 8:00-2:30 and will include both the high and low rope courses. Lunch is BYOL (Bring your own lunch).

Morning training will be from 8:00—11:30 and will include the low rope course only. You will be back to school in time for regular lunch

 

The amount of money raised through the scratch-off fundraiser and through the dance will determine which training we will be attending.

DETAILS, PERMISSION SLIPS, RELEASE FORMS WILL BE GIVEN TO MEMBERS IN APRIL.

 



Community Service Hours

ALL MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF THREE INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS AND ONE GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT EACH SEMESTER.