Honor Societies

National Honor Society

 

Sponsor:

 

Melinda DiGirolamo

 

Description:

 

National Honor Society recognizes scholarship, character, service, and leadership. Membership is by invitation only. Students who meet the minimum GPA requirement and pass an administrative check will be contacted by mail in June that they will be eligible to seek candidacy during the next school year. A mandatory meeting will be held in September of the school year students are eligible. Candidate packets will be disseminated and the application process will be thoroughly explained.

 

Requirements:

 

1. Have a minimum cumulative non-weighted GPA of 3.5 at the end of the sophomore or junior year.
2. Pass an administrative review of their discipline record during the years prior to potential membership. Students with the minimum GPA who have office referrals may be refused the opportunity to apply.
3. Document no less than 20 community service hours earned between June 1st & the beginning of second semester of the year they wish to seek candidacy. It is the candidate’s responsibility to submit and keep hours updated on forms provided at the initial meeting.
4. Are endorsed for their leadership ability by a teacher, coach, or sponsor. The student must identify two organizations where they demonstrated leadership any time while they were a student in high school. This is different than participation. They will write an essay about how their leadership impacted the organization and have it signed by the teacher/sponsor/coach. At least one of the signatures must be from an SME staff member. Parents may not endorse their student for leadership.
5. Are reviewed by the entire Shawnee Mission East staff and endorsed for the demonstration of good character as a citizen of SME. This will include before and after school, classroom participation, sports, activities, and involvement at school sponsored events. Issues of character may deny membership or defer a chance for admittance until the senior year.

 

Meetings and Events:

 

Meetings are held six times per school year. Dates and times vary based on how NHS can support school efforts. Once inducted, students must attend meetings, participate in 10 hours of community service of their choice, and support one of the three NHS class projects we choose with an additional 10 hours to graduate as a member in good standing.

 

Interesting Facts:

 

We seek to initiate the top students at Shawnee Mission East for membership in the Lancer Chapter of National Honor Society. We are looking to induct self motivated students who can meet deadlines and advocate for themselves. Mrs. Murphy is available before and after school, as well as during seminar, in the counseling office to meet with any students that have questions. As we induct students and not parents, it is our policy not to return the phone calls and e-mails of parents regarding criteria and the membership application process for National Honor Society.

 

 

National Art Honor Society

 

Sponsor:

Adam Finkelston

 

Description:

 

The purpose of NAHS is to:
-insure and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art
-foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art
-further creative abilities and talents of the Society’s members, as well as the school’s entire student art enrollment
-bring art to the attention of the school and community
increase an awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school curriculum, and further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school’s total program

Requirements:

Membership is based upon art scholarship, service, and character.

Meetings and Events:

Meetings will be held in Room 204 beginning at 3:00p.m.

Interesting Facts:

Interesting Facts: Please explore this website for updates on NAHS images, activities and events: www.smsd.org/adamfinkelston (Adam Finkelston’s Web Back Pack)

 

 

 

French Honor Society

 

Sponsor:

 

 

 

Laure Losey

 

Description:

 

This group is an honor society in French. Members and officers decide the activities for the year.

 

Requirements:

 

Open to students who are enrolled in French and meet certain academic standards

 

Meetings and Events:

 

Meetings periodically as scheduled.

 

 

Spanish Honor Society

 

Sponsor:

 

 Jeff Finnie

 

Description:

 

National Honor Society for upper-level students in Spanish classes.

 

Requirements:

 

Juniors are eligible if transcript shows 4 consecutive high school semesters of all A's and are currently enrolled in 5th semester.

Seniors are eligible if transcript shows all A's and B's in Spanish and are currently enrolled in 7th consecutive semester.

Prospective members must have at least a "B" grade point average overall at the time of initiation, and must maintain it to stay active.

 

Meetings and Events:

 

Meetings are called by the officers throughout the school year.