With any organization of high standard, guidelines are rigorous and procedures need to be in place,
explained, and followed. Our NJHS chapter is no different. I am very proud of our high standards and
while I will be the first to applaud and praise our members as a whole or individually, I also will be
stringent when it comes to upholding our guidelines. With this in mind, as members of the Licking
Heights Central Middle School National Junior Honor Society you will be expected to follow the
guidelines listed here to remain in good standing and a chapter member throughout your 7th and 8th grade
year. Please read this document carefully; members address any and all questions to me before or after
school or at a meeting. Parents - after your child has talked to me and then shared the information gained,
if you still have questions please use the email address at the conclusion of this letter for your inquiry.
The National Junior Honor Society recognizes five different pillars which are; character, service,
scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. All of these pillars are vital in the collective roles they play in
maintaining our NJHS pledge. Our entire membership will be held to the high standards of each pillar and
they are as follows:
Character: A student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative,
demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others,
and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
- A student must maintain a high quality discipline record defined as three or less behavior referrals
and no suspension days. If at any time throughout the school year a member’s discipline record
exceeds the before mentioned numbers, that member will be immediately dismissed from
- Students must meet announced deadlines for all necessary paperwork. As a means of instilling the
philosophy of responsibility gains privilege, when paperwork for an activity does not meet the
deadline established, the member will relinquish the right to participate in that chapter activity.
- Students are required to attend our NJHS meetings. At the time of two unexcused absences a member
will be dismissed from our roster. Absences following the guidelines of the NJHS attendance policy
and documented with a parent signed note will be considered excused.
- For those members involved in sports it has been established in the past and will remain, a NJHS
meeting takes precedence over a practice; therefore an absence because of a practice will always be
unexcused. Absence because of a scheduled game will take precedence over a meeting; understand an
absence excusal note is still required with a signature from both a parent and the member’s head
coach in the event of a game.
- All signed excusal notes are due to Mrs. Pamulapti within one week of the absence.
Scholarship: A student of good scholarship must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with no final quarter
grade below a C; no rounding up is used when establishing a quarter’s GPA.
- NJHS members need to stay aware of their grades through Progress Book and personally calculate
their GPA throughout the quarter.
- All classes at LHCMS are on a 4 pt. scale.
- A student who falls below the 3.5 GPA, and/or earns a grade lower than a C at the quarter’s end will
be immediately dismissed.
Community Service: A student of good service is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a
student to the community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic
- A student must complete a minimum of six hours of community service for two or more groups or
organizations, NOT for an individual. The hours must be properly/completely documented on a
NJHS-CS form in the member’s own penmanship, and turned in to Mrs. Pamualpati throught Google Forms for
- Documentation of three CS hours must be completed and turned in by Jan.12, 2018 at 2:30 pm.
- Documentation of three more CS hours must be completed and turned in by April 20, 2018 at 2:30
- Failure to perform CS hours, and turn in documentation by dates aforementioned will result in
Leadership: A student of good leadership is one who is resourceful, a good problem solver, promoter of
school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and a person who exemplify positive attitudes about life.
Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for
- Students will be expected to help with our school dance, Veterans Day and to take part in our chapter
community service work.
- Members of NJHS are expected to be an active member of, and when possible hold a leadership role,
in a student organization within LHCMS.
Citizenship: A student of good citizenship is one who demonstrates the importance of civic involvement,
has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and
responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school
- Members are expected to participate in at least one activity/organization outside of Licking Heights
Central Middle School to share their time and talents with others.
Again I want to make it clear that with the admirable position of being selected as a member of NJHS
comes much responsibility. I believe our members are the role models at LHCMS and we are counting on
each and every one of you to lead inside and outside of our school to bring even more pride and
accomplishment to LHCMS.