The Combined Honor Society Night which will honor our NHS seniors will be broadcast on the West Linn ASB 2020 YouTube channel, tomorrow, Wednesday 5/27 at 7 pm!
2020-2021 Prospective Members: If you are an incoming junior or senior that is interested in joing NHS for the 2020-2021 school year, please continue to check the website for application dates, informational meeting times, and requirements.
To apply for NHS, you will need to complete 20 service hours by the end of September. You may use any service hours from September 1, 2019-September 1, 2020. During this time of "stay home" orders, you may use virtual tutoring hours, service done for your community while adhering to social distancing restrictions.
The application packet is located on the website under requirements.
Juniors!!! Due to the Covid-19 closures, we are postponing our induction ceremony until September 2020. You will be honored at this ceremony if you completed your first semester requirement. Details of this event will be detailed later this summer.
If you would like to be a member again for the 2020-2021 school year, please continue to complete your 20 service hours and reapply in late September. You will need 20 hours so be creative. Think about the many ways you can help your community while still adhering to social distancing rules. Ideas to consider; virtual tutoring, yard work for neighbors, community park clean ups, etc.
Seniors!!!! Please join us for a senior recognition event Wednesday, May 27th at 7 pm. The event will be a prerecorded event combined with other honor societies streamed for you. Further instructions on how to view the stream will come soon. Gather your family and join us for the event including speeches by your board and honored teacher, Mr. Marsh.
National Honor Society (NHS)
Information regarding West Linn High School's National Honor Society can be found below. Check back here for updates. Any questions regarding National Honor Society can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Any questions regarding the webpage can be directed to: Meagyn Karmakar or Marlo Matin, NHS Advisors.
If you have a volunteer opportunity that you would like to offer to NHS members, please send requests to Meagyn Karmakar.
All NHS members must print off a transportation form (link can be found under the "requirements" heading), have it signed by parent/guardian, and return the form to either Ms. Matin or Mrs. Karmakar in order to take part in NHS service projects.
Nick Robinson - President
Chris Dunstan - Vice President
Lauren Jones - Vice President
Samuel Montagut - Vice President
Grace Winjum - Vice President
2020-2021 Officers were nominated at our last meeting in March. We will vote for these candidates at our first meeting on September 8th. Officers will then be installed at the 2019-2020 delayed induction held sometime in September.
Important NHS Dates of the 2020-2021 School year
All meetings are held in the Auxiliary Gym at lunch on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, except May, which is the 1st Tuesday of the month.
NHS Mandatory Meeting Schedule
- September 8th (Mandatory for all members)
- November 10
- December 8
- January 12
- February 8
- March 8: Board Nominations for 2021-2022
- April 12: Elections for Board 2021-2022
- May 4 (Please note this meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of the month)
Update: 2020 Induction Information: Due to Covid-19 Closures the following changes have been made for this year's ceremony.
Senior Recognition: Virtual Ceremony in combonation with three other National Honor Societies on May 27th at 7 pm. Instructions for viewing the prerecorded event will be posted soon.
Juniors will be Inducted in September. Stay tuned for information about time and place.
News for the 2020-2021
New and Returning Members: Please be sure to check out the requirements section of the webpage for specific information on the application process and verification of services hours. You will need 20 hours. Everyone must apply/reapply for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications are due in the main office receptionist's desk on October 2nd, 2020 by 3:30 pm.
New Service Project Opportunities: Check here weekly for service projects sponsored by WLHS and the WLHS board members.
Reminder: You must complete one project each semester to continue membership in NHS.
1st semester projects must be completed by January 31, 2021
2nd semester projects must be completed by April 30, 2021
WLHS Tutor/Homework Tutors Needed: Please contact Mrs. Hamm at email@example.com for more information and a link to the tutor application.
Upcoming Service Hours Opportunities: These are opportunities that you could count towards you 20 service hours
-Completed application, either new or returning, due October 2, 2020 at 3:30 to the reception office
-Students must complete 20 hours of volunteer service by September 1, 2020. Signature forms can be found in the links here. Hours must be verified by someone other than your parent or guardian. These forms are due with your application by October 6th.
Induction and Senior Honor Cords
SAVE THE DATE:
Senior Only Recognition: May 27th at 7 pm. We will host a virtual cermony to celebrate and honor our seniors this year. Check for details over the next couple of weeks about how to stream the pre-recoreded event.
Current Juniors: We will host a junior only induction in September 2020. Details to come later this summer.
We will vote for new board members in September and also install officers for the 2020-2021 school year at the induction event.
NHS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
By being a part of the National Honor Society, members are expected to show good character, leadership, scholarship and be responsible for their own independent service hours. Students are expected to communicate with advisors if there are any questions concerning their membership in NHS.
Yes. Service hours are completely independent from the service project. Members must complete 20 service hours each year to join. For the 2020-2021 school year, service hours must be completed 9/1/2019-9/1/2020. These hours must not have been used on a previous NHS application or as a requirement for another club/honor society. Once a member you must participate in 1 service project per semester that is hosted by an NHS board member. Semester One projects must be complete by January 31st, 2021 and Semester Two projects must be completed by April 30th, 2021.
New and returning members must complete 20 hours by September 1, 2020. New members may count any volunteer activities from January 2019 - September 21, 2020. Returning Members may count any service hours from September 1, 2019 - September 1, 2020 that was not included in your 2019-2020 application and were not done as a requirement for another club or honor society.
You may count 6 hours for each week long volunteer experience.
You must complete 1 service project with a designated NHS board member or through the WLHS tutoring center each semester. Semester 1 projects must be completed by January 31, 2021. Semester 2 projects must be completed by April 30, 2021.
NHS Service projects are announced at monthly meetings, via Instagram, and here on the website at the top of the page. Please be aware that there are a limited (but plenty enough) number of projects per year. Only so many people can participate in each project, generally around twenty. Toward the end of each semester, the projects fill up quickly. The sooner you sign up for one, the better.
No, there will be no excuses issued. You need to prioritize and plan ahead. You are expected to complete, at minimum, one service project per semester. Members have and continue to successfully balance their activities and National Honor Society; there will be no exceptions.
You cannot have any unexcused absences from meetings. If you have an unexcused absence, you must complete a service project to make up for the meeting. You are only allowed to do this once a semester. A second unexcused absence will result in removal from the society.
Yes. Your school attendance must be good. Students that are on the chronically absent list will first receive a warning that their attendance is below standards. Appearing on the chronically absent list a second time may result in removal from NHS.
If your absence is excused, bring a hard copy of your School Master attendance to Ms. Matin. Ask one of the officers or another member about information you may have missed. Check the website. Do not ask one of the advisors to review all the information you missed.
If your absence is not excused, you will need to complete a second service project in order to make up for the absence. Two unexcused absences from a monthly meeting will result in removal from National Honor Society.
Reschedule it! Reschedule to make up your test another day; these meetings provide very important information about being a member of the National Honor Society and should not be missed.