If you are interested in joining NHS for the 2021-2022 school year, please continue to check the website for the annoucements about upcoming interest events. We will hold an interest meeting for all interested students this June. Until then, please review the application and NHS requirements as listed on this website. You will need to complete 20 hours of community service by the time applications are due in September.
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.
Emma Cook: President
Coleman Henry: Vice-President
Gabby Krus: Vice-President
Octavio Partida: Vice-President
Abby Peterson: Vice-President
Important NHS Dates of the 2020-2021 School year
All meetings will be held on zoom until further notice. Zoom links may be found in the NHS Google Classroom. Join the classroom using code: f73uzbz
NHS Mandatory Meeting Schedule
- September 15th (Mandatory for new applicants and returning members) via zoom at 12:10
- October 13 (zoom at 12:10)
- November 10
- December 8
- January 12
- February 9
- March 9: Board Nominations for 2021-2022
- April 13: Elections for Board 2021-2022 Note time change to 2:30 pm
- May 4 (Please note this meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of the month) Note time change to 2:30 pm
News for the 2021-2022:
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 2021-2022 school year. Applications are due to the NHS Google Classroom September 30, 2021 by 3:30 pm. Use classroom code f73uzbz to join the classroom and submit your application.
NHS 2020-2021 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 email Ms. Matin for more information and to volunteer.
Upcoming Service Hours Opportunities: These are opportunities that you could count towards you 20 service hours
-Completed application, either new or returning, due September 30, 2021 to the NHS google classroom. Use code f73uzbz to join.
-Students must complete 20 hours of volunteer service by September 30, 2021. 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 on September 30th.
Induction and Senior Honor Cords Ceremony TBD
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 30, 2020. New members may count any volunteer activities from January 2019 - September 30, 2020. Returning Members may count any service hours from September 1, 2019 - September 30, 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.
The usual meeting time is every second Tuesday of the month at lunch in the AUX gym. The 2020-2021 meetings will be held on zoom until further notice. Zoom links may be found in the NHS Google Classroom. May's meeting is the only exception and is held the first Tuesday of the month. See the important dates section at the top of the website.
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.