The selection process for the National Junior Honor Society at Daniels is based upon five ideals:
leadership, service, citizenship, character, and scholarship
A member of NJHS pledges to adopt higher ethical and behavioral standards than what is normally expected of middle school students. Membership is exclusively limited to eighth grade students. Seventh grade students, however, should be keenly aware of the importance of the ideals upheld by NJHS, and they should strive to attain and maintain those ideals throughout the school year.
At the end of their seventh grade year, students can become candidates to join the Daniels National Junior Honor Society. The criteria used to determine a student’s eligibility is as follows:
Section 1: To be eligible for membership the candidate must be enrolled in seventh grade for at least three quarters.
Section 2: To first be considered for membership, the candidate must have, for scholarship, a cumulative scholastic grade point average of at least a 3.6 in the four core classes (math, science, social studies and language arts) and their behavior in good standing. The following disciplinary actions will eliminate candidates for consideration of membership: no out of school supensions (OSS) or in school supensions (ISS) will be allowed. Lunch detentions for only tardiness to class at the beginning of the day, will be accepted. All other lunch detentions, such as tardiness to class due to loitering, class disturbance, disrespect to teacher or fellow students and other disturbances will not be allowed. These are examples of disciplinary actions that could eliminate a candidate from consideration of membership, as they do not exemplify the leadership, character and citizenship that NJHS looks for in a candidate.
Section 3: Faculty will be given the opportunity to give input on all candidates via the Teacher Recommendatin Form
Section 4: Candidates who meet class membership, a cumulative scholastic grade point requirement, with 12 hours community service as a seventh grade by the end of the third quarter, and whose behavior is in good standing, will be invited to complete a NJHS Student Activity Form. This form allows the candidate to play a crucial role in the evaluation process by giving Faculty Council members more information about him/herself. The NJHS Student Activity Forms must be returned promptly (due date will be specified on the form).
Section 5: The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council. The Faculty Council is made up of five voting faculty members and the chapter adviser or co-advisors who are non-voting members.
Section 6: A description of the selection procedure is published on the Daniel web page under Student Activities and National Junior Honor Society. The selection procedure shall be determined by the Faculty Council and shall be consistent with the rules and regulations of the NJHS.
Section 7: All students (selected and non-selected) will be notified.
Section 8: Chapter dues of $15, as set by the Faculty Council and approved by the NASSP, are payable at the time membership is accepted.
Section 9: The National Council and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) shall not review the judgment of the Faculty Council regarding selection of individual members to local chapters.
- Able to delegate responsibilities
- Exemplifies a positive attitude
- Inspires positive behavior in others
- Demonstrates leadership in the classroom and in school activities
- Thoroughly dependable in any given responsibility
- Willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyalty to school
- Works well with others
- Renders any requested service to school with enthusiasm and cheerfulness
- Does committee/group work without complaining
- Needs at least 12 hours community service within the first three quarters of 7th grade year
- Contributes ideas which improve school life
- Shows courtesy by assisting teachers, staff, visitors, and fellow students
- Attends school extra-curricular activities
- Demonstrates a willingness and eagerness to render service to the community through school projects
- Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations with graciousness
- Exemplifies a desirable, pleasant personality at all times
- Complies with school rules and regulations
- Demonstrates the highest standard of honesty and reliability
- Exemplifies above-reproach behavior by avoiding dishonesty, cheating, breaking rules, rudeness, disruptiveness, profiting from the mistakes of others.
- Once the selections have been made, the NJHS advisors will invite the candidates to meet with them to learn more about the organization.
- An induction ceremony will be held. Parents and friends are invited to attend the ceremony in addition to the seventh grade students.