National Honor Society (NHS)

  • Welcome!

    It is hard to believe that we are wrapping up another school year. It is time to think about applying for the 2022-2023 school year. Please check here frequently for updates and information about applying for the 2022-2023 school year. 
     
    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: Anna Crandall at Crandala@wlwv.k12.or.us or Meagyn Karmakar at  Karmakam@wlwv.k12.or.us , NHS Advisors.

    If you have a volunteer opportunity that you would like to offer to NHS members, please send requests to Anna Crandall.

    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. Crandall or Mrs. Karmakar in order to take part in NHS service projects. 

NHS Officers

  • Congratulations to our new 2022-2023 Officers

    President: Uma Grover

    Vice-President: Raynah Cheng

    Vice-President: Jesika Conner

    Vice-President: Karina Rower

    Vice-President: Ava Wu

     

Upcoming Meetings

  • Important NHS Dates of the 2022-2023 School year

    • 2022-2023 Interest Meeting: June 15th at lunch in E105
    • September 13, 2022 (Mandatory for new applicants and returning members) at lunch
    • September 30, 2022: Applications and 20 hours of service due by 3:30 pm. Submit to google classroom.

    Join the classroom using code: pp43rju

    NHS Mandatory Meeting Schedule for 2022-2023: All meetings except for May are the second Tuesday of the month in the Aux Gym.

    • September 13th (Mandatory for new applicants and returning members) at lunch
    • October 11
    • November 8
    • December 13
    • January 10, 2023
    • February 14
    • March 14: Board Nominations for 2023-2024
    • April 12: Elections for Board 2023-2024 
    • May 2: (Note this is the first Tuesday of the month due to AP Testing)

     

News/Updates

  • News for the 2022-2023:

    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 2022-2023 school year. Applications are due to the NHS Google Classroom September 30, 2022 by 3:30 pm. Use classroom code pp43rju 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, 2023
    2nd semester projects must be completed by April 30, 2023

     

     

      

     

Requirements

  • -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.

     

Induction

  • 2022 Induction Ceremony

    May 19th at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center

    Juniors and Seniors 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)

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    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.

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  • Is there a difference between Service Hours and Service Projects?

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    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. 

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  • How many service hours do I need to complete?

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    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.

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  • How many hours may I get credit for when participating in Outdoor School or other camp programs and

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    You may count 6 hours for each week long volunteer experience.

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  • How many service projects do I need to complete?

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    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.

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  • Where can I find out about NHS Service Projects?

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    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.

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  • Can I get excused from a Service Project because I am involved in sports/music/etc?

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    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.

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  • How many absences can I have?

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    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. 

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  • Does my school attendance affect my acceptance to and status in NHS?

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    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.

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  • What if I miss a meeting?

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    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.

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  • When are meetings?

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    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.

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  • What if I have a test to make up during one of the meetings?

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    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.

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  • How will I know if I have been accepted into NHS?

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    The NHS acceptance list will be posted in the NHS Google Classroom by October 12, 2020.  Please plan on attending the first required meeting for all members on October 13, 2020 via zoom.

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  • What if I have a question?

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    Read all the Frequently Asked Questions to make sure your question has not already been answered. If you still have a question or concern, please contact one of the advisors.

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