Service hours available THIS SATURDAY (and ongoing) with FIDO’s Pet Food Pantry in Oregon City (www.fidoanimeals.org)
FIDO's Pet Food Pantry provides people who need financial help a way to keep their animals, by supplying their pet’s food, on a monthly basis.
Volunteer opportunities the 3rd Saturday of each month (this Saturday, the 17th, is September’s date, and they are particularly short of help for this date!)
Ideally you can lift 30-40lbs (heavy bags of dog food)
Set up starts at 7.30am and they are open through to 3pm (with the pantry open from 9-2pm) Any block of time during those hours would be beneficial, but probably a minimum of two hours would be useful.
Contact: Frances Ward
Tutoring Center: Please sign up with Mr. Brown in room A205. You will need to complete 6 sessions over 6 weeks to earn your service project credit.
Peer Mentoring: Be a lunch buddy! Lunch Buddies provide students with opportunities to make connections with peers who would benefit from peer support at lunch time! It helps all students be seen, build positive social skills and form peer relationships. What do you need to do? Just come once a week for at least 6 weeks and eat lunch with an amazing group of kids in the cafeteria! Please sign up with Ms. Ahlgren, our Assistant Principal, in the main office to take part in this project.
National Honor Society (NHS)
Are you interested in joining NHS? Great! We will have a mandatory meeting for all applicants on September 12th at Lunch in the Aux Gym. Please join our Google Classroom using the code zmhmess to see announcements and service opportunities.
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 our advisor, Anna Crandall at Crandala@wlwv.k12.or.us,
If you have a volunteer opportunity that you would like to offer to NHS members, please send requests to Anna Crandall.
Congratulations to our new 2023-2024 Officers
President: Holly Pearce
Vice-President: Beatrice Gilroy
Vice-President: Sofia Gomez
Vice-President: Myrtle Guarisco
Vice-President: Carson Hayter
Vice-President: Melissa Reyes
Important NHS Dates of the 2023-2024 School year
- September 12, 2023 (Mandatory for new applicants and returning members) at lunch
- September 29, 2023: Applications and 20 hours of service due by 3:30 pm. Submit to google classroom.
Join the classroom using code: zmhmess
NHS Mandatory Meeting Schedule for 2023-2024: All meetings except for May are the second Tuesday of the month in the Aux Gym.
- September 12th (Mandatory for new applicants and returning members) at lunch
- October 10
- November 14
- December 12
- January 9, 2023
- February 13
- March 12: Board Nominations for 2024-2025
- April 19: Elections for Board 2024-2025
- May 14
- May 21: NHS Induction at 6:30 pm in the PAC. Juniors and Seniors that are new to NHS will be inducted. All seniors that fulfil the requirements will receive their honor cords.
News for the 2023-2024:
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 service hours. You will need 20 hours. Everyone must apply/reapply for the 2023-2024 school year. Applications are due to the NHS Google Classroom September 39, 2023 by 3:30 pm. Use classroom code zmhmess to join the classroom and submit your application.
-Completed application, either new or returning, due September 30, 2022 to the NHS google classroom. Use code pp43rju to join.
-Students must complete 20 hours of volunteer service by September 30, 2022. Signature forms can be found in the links here. Hours must be verified by someone other than your parents or guardian. These forms are due with your application on September 30th.
2023 Induction Ceremony
May 30th at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center
Juniors and Seniors new to the society in 2022-2023 will be inducted and receive their official NHS certificate.
Seniors will receive their cords for graduation.
Senior NHS scholarship winners will be announced.
Light refreshments will be served.
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.