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Linda Franck





Alburnett’s National Honor Society

            Alburnett’s National Honor Society is an organization that works to benefit the students, the school, and the community.  Juniors or Seniors can be inducted in the spring based upon scholarship, leadership, character, and service. 

            The students’ main project that goes on all year long is to dump all of the paper that can be recycled in the school.  The second largest project the students participate in is School Cents which is sponsored through Lindale Mall.  Receipts for purchases at the mall and surrounding businesses are collected from October thru December.  The students also come up with advertising ideas to help remind people to shop at Lindale.  The participating schools each receive money for their school.  Alburnett splits the money with the elementary:  half is used for scholarships for seniors and the other half is used to purchase technology for the elementary.  Also during the year, the National Honor Society students participate in giving out candy to needy children at the mall for Halloween (Trick-or-Treat for the Needy), sponsoring two junior high dances (Halloween and Spring), putting on a Senior Citizen Dinner for the holidays, participating in Alburnett’s school Dance-a-Thon, and cleaning an Adopt-Highway ditch.

            Alburnett’s National Honor Society meets once each week to plan events and keep up with what is going on in the school.  Our members work hard to be good role models for the younger students and help out wherever they can.









Selection Process for National Honor Society

            At the end of the first semester, the counselor provides a list of students whose cumulative GPA’s and class level (junior or senior) fulfill the prior established requirements for eligibility to the National Honor Society.  The advisors send information forms to eligible students so they can indicate their interest in being considered.  The students list their in-school activities and awards and explain briefly what they feel they can personally contribute to the Alburnett Chapter to help them reach their goals of character, service, and leadership.

            After these information forms are returned, the advisors send out rating sheets to the secondary staff to rate those who have applied in regard to character, leadership, and service.  The previously described information forms are available for reference to all teachers while evaluating nominees.

            When the rating sheets are returned, the advisors compile the results, prepare synopsis packets for members of the Faculty Council, and schedule needed meetings.

            The packets summarize the rating sheets; showing how many 5’s, 4’s, etc. each received in character, service, and leadership; the average; and any words or phrases which were on the rating sheets, copies of the students’ information forms and a ranked list are also included.

            The present members of NHS compile a list of three faculty members whom they suggest as members of the Faculty Council.  The current NHS members are not told who the final choices were for the Faculty Council.  The advisors are nonvoting members of the Faculty Council.  The Faculty Council meets to make the final selection of inductees, guided by the ratings and comments of all of the staff members who fill out rating/comment sheets and copies of the students’ information forms. 

            Duties of the Faculty Council also include reviewing minimum cumulative grade point averages for current members and meeting as necessary to consider dismissal of any NHS member who does not uphold the rules of the chapter membership.  The current Faculty Council makes the determination and might not consist of the same faculty members who originally selected a student for membership.






Alburnett National Honor Society Standards

*  You are NHS members.  This means that you are role models for our school and student body.  The expectations that people have for you are above and beyond those of the regular student body.

*  Appropriate Behaviors are expected at all times:  no cussing, no swearing, no talking back, no breaking of school rules.  Someone is always watching because you are NHS members.

* Attendance Policy for Meetings: 

                1.  Meetings begin at 7:45 a.m.  DO NOT BE LATE!

                2.  You are only allowed 5 absences from meetings all year long.  Examples of excused absences would be

                      illness (for a whole day) or funerals.  All absences must be discussed with the sponsors.  Newly inducted

                      members should not miss any meetings or functions.  College visits and appointments are examples of

                      things that are not excused.

                3.  Tardiness to meetings beyond five minutes is considered an absence.

*  Attendance Policy for Functions:

                1.  There are 8 functions this year:  JH Halloween Dance, Trick-or-Treat for the Needy, Senior Citizen

                    Luncheon,  at least one School Cents Ceremony, Alburnett NHS Induction, Dance-A-Thon, Project Clean-up

                    Day, and Spring JH Dance.

                2.  You are only allowed 1 absence from functions all year long.  Examples of excused absences would be

                     illness (for a whole day) or funerals.  All absences must be discussed with the sponsors.  Newly inducted

                     members should not miss any meetings or functions.  College visits and appointments are examples of

                      things that are not excused.

*  Official Probation Will Be Enforced If:  

                1.  Grades drop below 3.25 at any grading notification period (6 week probation - if grades do not improve,

                      removal from Alburnett NHS)

                2.  Notification of Cheating (6 weeks probation - removal from Alburnett NHS for any further infractions)

                3.  Interventions (6 weeks probation - removal from Alburnett NHS for any further  infractions)

                4.  Skipping Class/Inappropriate Use of Pass or Sign-out  (6 weeks probation - removal from  Alburnett NHS for

                      any further infractions)

*  Immediate and Automatic Removal from Alburnett National Honor Society

                1.  Illegal Behavior

                2.  Code of Conduct Violation

NO GOLD CORD WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY NHS MEMBER WHO DOES NOT MEET ATTENDANCE STANDARDS OR IS REMOVED FROM NHS FOR ACADEMIC OR BEHAVIOR SITUATIONS!!!



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