WOODINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CHAPTER
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS 2019-20
This document will outline the requirement and pertinent information for potential members of the National Honor Society (NHS). Please read this information carefully. Many missed deadlines and requirements can be attributed to lapses of attention to the information in this document.
DEADLINES: Do not wait until the last day to sign up or turn in documents to Moodle. There will be absolutely NO exceptions to missed deadlines. Please plan ahead!
A complete membership application includes the following: Intent to Join Form/Essay Questions, payment of annual dues (you do not need to turn a receipt to Mr. Kittler/Ms. Hartinger), and a complete Community Service Hour log(s). Complete applications will be turned into moodle.nsd.org. Instructions regarding how to create an account and/or turn in hours can be found on the Woodinville High School Honor Society website.
GPA Requirement: A junior/senior student is eligible if he/she has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, carried for two consecutive semesters. Spring 2018 and previous grades will determine if the student is accepted into Honor Society during the 2018-2019 school year. Fall 2018 semester grades will be reviewed after they are submitted by teachers in February. Any student whose cumulative GPA drops below a 3.5 will not be accepted into Honor Society during the 2018-2019 school year. For freshmen, fall 2018 grades will determine eligibility.
Intent to Join Forms: These forms are due no later than 11:55 p.m. on November 26th, 2019. Forms are only available online at the WHS NHS webpage or the Woodinville High School Honor Society Moodle page. Essay Questions: Type your responses to the following questions in the Intent to Join form. Maximum of 250 words per question.
1. What do you feel is the purpose of Honor Society?
2. Describe three leadership qualities you possess.
3. In what ways do you give back to the community?
4. What are your academic goals for this school year?
Annual Dues: The dues for the 2019-20 school year are $15. This non-refundable payment is due no later than November 26th, 2019. Payments can be made online or at the cashier's office or main office. Make checks payable to WHS.
Community Service Requirement: Hours earned after March 16th, 2019 are eligible for inclusion in the 2019-20 hours requirement. The standard requirement for all grades is 30 total hours broken into two designations: 20 hours to the general community and 10 hours to the direct benefit of WHS (“in-school” hours). Drives sponsored by the WHS Honor Society are considered school hours.
All Students: On November 26th, 2019, your first 5 hours are due along with dues, and the intent to join form and essay questions. The final 30 hours are due March 20, 2020. Multiple Community Service logs may be used to complete this requirement, if necessary. Please keep a log of the hours you turned in as you will not be able to access the hours previously submitted. All community service forms must include signature and/or email and phone number of the coordinating adult. Applications without signatures/emails will not be accepted. All students are responsible for scanning any necessary documents to upload to Moodle. The library has a scanner that students can use.
A special announcement to seniors applying to colleges: The NHS is an organization that stresses integrity, and in recent years, many seniors submitted intent to join forms without completing the community service requirement. Thus we stress the following message:
- It is unethical to claim membership in National Honor Society on a college or scholarship application if you have no intention of completing your community service hours. It is a matter of honor to complete all requirements in the senior year.