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  1. I need some volunteers to help with Jacket Camp this Thursday from 4:30 - 6PM.  We'll be assisting the incoming 6th graders with opening lockers.  I could really use a boy and a girl to demonstrate correct dress code (polo or button down solid color shirt, tucked in to slacks or bluejeans with a belt).  Email me if you're interested.  Everyone else will wear a spirit shirt if possible with shorts or blue jeans.

    Jacket Camp Sign-Up by clicking here

  2. 15 service hours from summer to Christmas break should be turned in before the end of fall semester.  They can be turned in online using the form on our club website under the service hours link or by printing the form on that link and turning in by hand to Mr. Mayes.  Hours can include any service you do as long as it doesn't primarily benefit your immediate family and you aren't paid.  Many will turn in hours for camps they help with, VBS, mission trips, putting out flags for 4th of July, helping distribute backpacks, church activities, helping in a nursery... etc.

    Service Hours Online Form

  3. We will be electing officers at the first NJHS meeting which will occur on the first Friday after the first full week of school.  Meeting will be during Jacket Time on Friday the 25th.  Elections will be held during lunch.  Individual members interested in running for the positions of president or vice president should prepare a short 1-2 minute campaign video.  Please upload this video to Google Drive and share with me by the first Tuesday after school begins.  Fill out a bio using this online form or by printing and turning in to Mr. Mayes.  Available officer position are President, Vice President, Secretary, Historian, and Chaplain.  Descriptions of each position are available in our club by-laws.  Bios are due by 4:00 on Wednesday, August 23rd.  Election will be held on the 25th during lunch.

    Officer Bio Online Form
    Printable Campaign Bio
    Officer Description in By-Laws

  4. I need volunteers to sign up and help at the Cleburne football games.  We are in charge of guarding the front parking lot an hour and a half before the game, until half-time, at which time you can either enter the game for free, or your parents can pick you up.  I have a sign-up sheet available here.  I really need 4 students and a parent for each evening. When a parent of a student volunteers, that student will receive service hours on behalf of their parents. Meet at the east end of "The Rock" football stadium front parking lot, near St. Marks Methodist Church at the entrance to the parking lot.  You may call or text me at 817-933-4495.  I will be there each evening to assist with this project.  I will bring chairs and water.



  5. Popcorn Fundraisers on Fridays - Need Parent Volunteers I'm looking for a few awesome parent or grandparent volunteers who could come on Friday afternoons around 2:00 PM to make popcorn and help sell popcorn after school till 4:00PM.  (Sign up here if you'd be willing to help out)
    (Students sign up here to help sell popcorn after school)

 


Sign-Up Sheets
 
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
***If you know an adult who would be willing to give a small amount of their time as
a volunteer at school, please add their name and phone # to this list (parent volunteers)
 

All members become a friend on our club Facebook page/  "SMS National Junior Honor Society"
 
 
 
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
 

At the end of April of the 7th grade year, candidates are invited to join NJHS.  In order to receive an invitation, you must meet the Scholarship (maintained a 90% average for all your classes/electives, an 80% average for all Pre-AP/Advanced classes, for the 1st - 5th six-week grading periods) and Character requirements (never received ISS and maintained a 90 or above in conduct for the 1st - 5th six-week grading periods).

 

After meeting these first two requirements, students who qualify will then be evaluated by each of their teachers using a 0-5 scale in each of the following areas: citizenship, service, leadership, character.  Students who have a 16 average or higher will be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.  Please Note: Grades alone do not guarantee membership in NJHS.  Each student must also have a 16 average or higher from the teachers and staff to become a member.

 

Official membership into the SMS NJHS happens when you pay your $15 dues and attend the Induction Ceremony in May.  Until this ceremony and after this ceremony, you are expected to continually uphold the qualities of an NJHS member which are: Scholarship, Character, Service, Leadership, and Citizenship.

 
Advisors: Shauna Lewis and Bobby Mayes