NJHS Candidate Form

Kilmer Middle School                                                                                                         8100 Wolftrap Road

Vienna, Virginia  22182

August 16, 2019

Dear National Junior Honor Society Candidate and Parents/Guardians,

Kilmer NJHS will begin in September with our continued focus on Service Learning. Below are the guidelines for becoming a Candidate for Kilmer NJHS. Return this completed and signed form to the office no later than September 17 by 3:00 p.m., indicating that the student would like to be considered as an NJHS Candidate and that you both understand the NJHS Candidate and Member requirements. Candidates will be notified through their FCPS email account as to their acceptance and the date of the first mandatory after school student meeting.

Selection of NJHS Candidates

  1. The candidate must be a member of the 8th grade class.
  2. The candidate must have been in attendance at Kilmer Middle School since at least September 2019.
  3. The candidate must hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.70, based on the final mark for 7th grade. Kilmer NJHS membership is incumbent on a cumulative 3.7 GPA (minimum) by the end of the third quarter of the 2019-2020 academic year.
  4. The NJHS committee will review candidates’ standing.  Students who do not promote scholarship, character, citizenship, leadership and service in the classroom and in their community will not be considered for membership.
  5. Anyone applying for membership with an honor code violation within the 2019-2020 school year will not be considered for acceptance.
  6. NJHS activities, assignments and service learning requirements will be posted in Google Classroom. NJHS assignments posted in Google Classroom must be completed by the deadline to earn NJHS membership.
  7. A service learning project must be completed in groups or individually. The Kilmer Chapter will use the FCPS Student Service Learning program. The project will require at least 8 hours of service, using Kilmer’s NJHS x2VOL to record the service. The FCPS Student Service Learning project will be a major commitment for all NJHS candidates to demonstrate character, leadership, and citizenship in the Kilmer community and beyond. The service learning hours are in addition to the 15 hours that students should complete for their Civics class. Along with the 8 hours of service recorded in NJHS x2Vol, 7 hours will be required during and after school hours for mandatory student meetings and mentor check-ins.
  8. The candidate will ask at least two teachers (7th or 8th grade) to complete a Google form to support the candidate’s desire to join NJHS. Candidates not receiving two recommendations will not be eligible for Kilmer NJHS.

 

REQUIRED: Write the names of the two teachers who have confirmed that they will complete the NJHS Online Recommendation Form for you. Recommendations must be received via Google Forms by September 17.

REQUIRED FOR STUDENT AND PARENT/GUARDIAN: Sign this form and turn it into the Main Office no later than September 17 by 3:00 p.m., indicating that the student would like to be considered as an NJHS Candidate and that you both understand the requirements of being an NJHS Candidate and Member.

 

Student Directions:

Personally request NJHS recommendations from two teachers, 7th or 8th grade. Don’t forget to write the teachers’ names down on your student NJHS candidate form! Ensure that the teachers have submitted the online recommendation by September 17. Thank the teachers who recommend you.

 

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NJHS Teacher Recommendation Reminder

 

Dear _____________________________________ ,

                             (Teacher name)

 

Please consider submitting a recommendation for me for NJHS. The deadline to submit your online recommendation (via the NJHS Rec Button on the KRC) is  

September 17,  2019.

 

Thank you!

 

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(Student first name)                            (Student last name)                                     

 

 

 

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NJHS Teacher Recommendation Reminder

 

Dear _____________________________________ ,

                             (Teacher name)

 

Please consider submitting a recommendation for me for NJHS. The deadline to submit your online recommendation (via the NJHS Rec Button on the KRC) is  

September 17,  2019.

 

Thank you!

 

______________________________    __________________________________

(Student first name)                            (Student last name)