UPDATE 5/7
 

Students interested in an officer position for the 2021-22 school year may submit candidacy materials beginning Monday 5/10. The last day to turn in an application will be Monday 5/17. All completed applications--located at left, under "Officer Candidates" tab; position descriptions in Chapter Bylaws--may be submitted to Mr. Cunningham (cunninpa@pwcs.edu). 

 

DUES -- $30 payable online, via your StudentQuickPay account.

Registration -- Please visit NHS.us and create an official national-level National Honor Society account.

**ATTENTION SENIORS** -- to receive a stole to wear at graduation (NHS version of the graduation cords) and to have a seal affixed to your diploma, hours and dues requirements must be met. Please see to this ASAP.

-Thank you


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UPDATE 4/14 (edit 4/21)
 
Students may sign up to earn tutoring hours via the SignUp Genius located here and on NHS social media (social media links under 'Contact Information' tab to the left).
 
These 1-hour sessions take place via Zoom, on Mondays (10:30-11:30am), and on Tuesdays and Thursdays (1:45-2:45pm). Students in need of some extra academic help are encouraged to go to the NHS Canvas page and click on that day's Zoom link.
 
NHS members will need to earn five (5) hours of in-school service.

 

DUES -- $30 payable online, via your StudentQuickPay account.

Registration -- Please visit NHS.us and create an official national-level National Honor Society account.

 

**ATTENTION SENIORS** -- to receive a stole to wear at graduation (NHS version of the graduation cords) and to have a seal affixed to your diploma, hours and dues requirements must be met. Please see to this ASAP.

 

-Thank you


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UPDATE 3/25
 

$20 dues for NHS 2020-21 are DUE by Friday 3/26.

 

A link to online payments may be found below (announcement 3/13).

 

Dues increase to $30 beginning Saturday 3/27.

 

-Thank you


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UPDATE 3/19

 

Please see the announcement below (3/13) for links to pay your NHS dues and to create an official NHS account. Dues increase after next week.

If you did NOT participate in the Zoom induction ceremony you are NOT a member of the NHS. We will have a second induction opportunity, for those who have been invited to join the NHS, at a date to be announced soon. **If you have not been inducted, but you intend to attend the second induction, you may pay your NHS dues now to avoid the increased cost. 

         -Thank you


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UPDATE 3/13
 
Meeting PowerPoint files have been added to the link, at left.
 
The website for NHS, at the national level, has a variety of information and opportunities for juniors and seniors (especially seniors)--webinars about college and career preparedness, resume skills, etc. Access these opportunities here.
 
 Dues: $20 dues may be paid via online payment; the cost will increase to $30 beginning 3/27/21. You may create an account and pay dues here.
 
 Account: all members are encouraged to create an official NHS account with the national organization. Doing so provides you access to various perks of NHS membership. You may create an NHS account here.

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UPDATE 2/12/21
 

LOTS of info here for Candidates. Current members, please scroll down.

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2020-2021 NHS CANDIDATES:

Acceptance Letters: The Battlefield High School chapter of the National Honor Society is pleased to announce that letters of acceptance have been issued to students selected for membership to the chapter by the Faculty Council for the school year 2020-2021. These letters were mailed to students' school email addresses this week.

Registration: Receipt of an acceptance letter does not mean automatic membership in the NHS. Selected students will need to attend the chapter's induction ceremony to be officially welcomed into the chapter. To register for the induction ceremony, accepted students are asked to submit an RSVP survey, no later than Wednesday, 2/17, indicating their intent to attend the ceremony. A link to the survey is in the acceptance letter. Officers and sponsors will work with any accepted students unable to attend this induction ceremony to ensure they may become fully inducted members of the NHS.

Induction: The induction ceremony will take place virtually on Tuesday, 2/23, beginning at 6:30pm. A link to the ceremony is in the acceptance letter. There are limited spots available, so we ask that accepted students do not share the Zoom link and that any invited family or guests, where possible, attend the ceremony via the same device as the selected student.

Membership -- Your First Meeting: The first meeting of the NHS, for current and newly inducted members, will take place Thursday, 2/25, at 3:30pm via Zoom link found in the acceptance letter. At the first meeting your officers and sponsors will review academic and behavior expectations, society dues, NHS account registration, service requirements, etc. Members and sponsors look forward to welcoming you to the BHS NHS!

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CURRENT MEMBERS:

NHS induction for new members will take place on Tuesday 2/23, and an all-society meeting is scheduled for Thursday 2/25 at 3:30 in the Commons... just kidding, it'll be via Zoom.

As a reminder for current members:

1) Please submit dues in the amount of $20 by electronic payment to BHS; at the end of the 3rd quarter dues will be raised to $30; (for instructions, please see announcement from 11/16)

2) Please create an account and register yourself with the national NHS (for instructions, please see announcement from 11/16)

3) Please plan to attend the upcoming meeting, as we'll introduce our NHS officers, and they'll discuss your direction for the rest of the year, tutoring, hours, etc.

 

FOR EVERYONE: the officers and sponsors of the BHS chapter of the NHS thank you all--members, candidates, and parents--very much for your patience this school year, and we look forward to working with you.

         -Thank you


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UPDATE 12/3
 
Apologies for the delayed notification, but verified members of the NHS are eligible to submit materials related to the NHS Scholarship, details of which can be found here. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday 12/4.

           -Thank you

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UPDATE 11/16
 
Officer Application Deadline Extended

Any current member, in good standing, interested in applying for a leadership position should complete the necessary documentation found in the "Officer Candidates" folder. The Battlefield chapter has the following leadership positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and Historian. Descriptions and the assigned responsibilities of each position may be found in the chapter bylaws, located on the menu at left.

Completed documents should be submitted to Mr. Cunningham no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 11/24, with the subject heading "NHS Officer Application" (cunninpa@pwcs.edu).

 

Additional Updates for CURRENT MEMBERS:

1. Current members of the NHS are encouraged to visit the national NHS page and create an account. Your chapter advisers will then verify that account if you are a member in good standing. Creating a NHS account allows you access to numerous member functions, such as the NHS Scholarship and student store. You may register here for an NHS account.

2. Current members of the NHS are encouraged to submit their honor society dues prior to the end of the first semester. Dues are $20 (but go up to $30 in the third quarter). Please reach out to the chapter advisers if you have questions or concerns. Dues may be paid securely and remotely via the PWCS online payment system. You may register here for an account.

                   -Thank you

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UPDATE 10/30 --We're back!

Greetings from Battlefield High School National Honor Society,

The Battlefield Chapter of the National Honor Society is excited to announce the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. The process of accepting student membership request and determining membership eligibility will begin Friday, October 30. NHS is established to recognize outstanding juniors and seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and best represent the four pillars of the National Honor Society — Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service.

Membership selection to the Battlefield Chapter of the National Honor Society is the responsibility of the BHS Faculty Council, a five-member board composed of appointed teachers. The procedures, outlined below and approved by the NHS National Council, are used in reviewing membership eligibility to the BHS chapter of the National Honor Society.

Primary Eligibility:

  1. Must be a current junior or senior of Battlefield High School.
  2.  Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5+ as of the end of school year 2019-20.
  3.  Must be a student in good standing.

Eligible students will be asked to complete an NHS Candidate Information Packet (“the Packet”) where they will list and describe activities, both in school and out of school, that demonstrate leadership, character, and service. Students will be evaluated by the Faculty Council on the qualities of leadership, character, and service. The Faculty Council will use information provided on the Packet in considering the students to be selected. Students will be selected by a majority vote of the Faculty Council. The student must complete this packet to be considered for membership; however, completion of the packet does not guarantee selection to the National Honor Society.


How to Apply:

  1. Students will first need to review their StudentVue account to confirm GPA eligibility requirement.
  2.  If GPA-eligible, students will complete the NHS Candidate Information Packet.
  3.  Complete the essay prompt for membership review (included in the Candidate Information Packet).

A link to the Candidate Information Packet can be found in the menu, at left--in "Fall 2020 Candidate Info Packet"--and will open a Microsoft Forms in a new tab.


Timeline:

  1. NHS membership eligibility process begins: Friday, October 30, 2020 at 8 a.m. (ET)
  2.  NHS Candidate Information Packet submission deadline: Friday, November 13 at 5 p.m. (ET)
  3.  Selection of 2020-2021 National Honor Society members: TBD
  4.  Virtual Induction Ceremony: TBD


Additional Update: Current members of the NHS are encouraged to visit the national NHS page, create an account, and request verification of that account by your chapter advisers.


If you have any questions, please contact NHS Advisers

Mr. Street – StreetKA@pwcs.edu
Mr. Cunningham – CunninPA@pwcs.edu
Ms. Mills -
MillsAL@pwcs.edu


          -Thank you

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UPDATE 10/12 (
revised 10/15)

Advisers are working to update the various procedures and requirements of NHS, from invitation to induction, to accommodate our current virtual situation and will have more information posted here as soon as possible.

In the meantime:

1. At this time 
DO NOT SUBMIT any materials related to candidacy for membership in the NHS.  If you got a letter last spring inviting you to do so, please ignore it as it is void. The Battlefield chapter has shifted to a fall induction model and invitations to submit candidate-related materials this year have yet to be released.

2. Current members are encouraged to create an account with NHS to have their chapter registration verified.

3. Any current member, in good standing, interested in applying for a leadership position should complete the necessary documentation found in the "Officer Candidates" folder. Completed documents should be submitted to Mr. Cunningham by 10/23.

          -Thank you

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UPDATE 9/25


The Battlefield High School Chapter of the National Honor Society will return shortly.

We ask that you please hold all questions and messages until more information is posted here.

We will be in touch shortly.

          -Thank you


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NHS ADVISER UPDATE -- 2020-2021

Mr. Cunningham is excited to welcome Ms. Mills and Mr. Street as co-advisers of the Battlefield Chapter of the National Honor Society. Mr. Hintosh will continue to serve as administrative advisor.

         
Mr. Cunningham: cunninpa@pwcs.edu

While we ask for your patience at this time, if there is the need for emergency or immediate contact regarding matters related to NHS, please refer your email communication to Mr. Cunningham. He will ensure administration is aware of any issue that requires attention at that level.

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UPDATE: NHS Member Digital Badges
NHS & NJHS | National Honor Society | National Junior Honor Society

Coming Soon: Student Digital Badging

On January 29, the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will begin awarding digital badges to your student members throughCredly! Students can add these new digital badges to LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and more as a way to represent their NHS and NJHS affiliation and display their commitment to the pillars of membership.

Students who already have verified accounts will receive an email from Acclaim, the badge hosting platform, in the next few days with instructions on how to accept their digital badge and proudly display it on their LinkedIn profile or other social media platform.

Students who have unverified accounts will not receive a digital badge until their accounts are verified. Instructions for verifying student accounts can be found on theNHS and NJHS websites.

Students who do not yet have accounts should visit the NHS and NJHS websites to create them so that they are eligible to earn a badge during the next deployment in February. Beginning later this spring, badges will be awarded automatically when a student’s account is verified by their adviser.

National Honor Society staff presented a webinar on student account creation and digital badging. It’s provided here to watch on demand at your convenience to answer any questions you may have.



NHS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE TBD!

NHS members must establish a NHS account online before beginning the NHS Scholarship Application. 
The National Honor Society Scholarship application for the ------ academic year opened on ------. 

Applicants must be a high school senior, active member in good standing, currently enrolled at a school with an affiliated NHS chapter, graduating in 20--, and planning to enroll at a post-secondary college or university in the Fall 20--. 

Applicants must be verified by the chapter adviser.

NHS members who have NOT been verified will not be able to access the online application. Click on the following link to access information concerning the NHS Scholarship Process.



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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MEETINGS

The first NHS meeting will take place on Feb. 25 on Zoom. If you have a conflict and are unable to attend the meeting, you must notify the President prior to the meeting to received an excused absence.
 
 
 2020-2021 Officers:

President - Xander Geneva
Vice President - Anais Chraibi
Secretary - Sofia Calderon
Treasurer - Joanne DiMashi
Parliamentarian - Joshua Forero
Historian - Nadin Said




Quarterly log sheets are available! See the "Hour Log Sheets" tab on the left!