NHS

National Honor Society/Spanish Honor Society/French Honor Society


ARTICLE I: PURPOSE


The purpose of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in students of Kolbe Cathedral High School.



ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP


Section 1.  Membership in this chapter is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by the faculty council and shall be based on the criteria of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.


Section 2.  Eligibility:

a.   Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be members of the sophomore, junior, or senior class. 

b. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been enrolled for a period   equivalent to one semester at Kolbe Cathedral High School.

c. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale.

d. Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates' disciplinary records will then be reviewed by the NHS Coordinator and the Dean of Students.

  1. Disciplinary records that reflect academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, plagiarism or cheating will not be eligible to move onto the selection process. 

  2. Disciplinary records that reflect egregious behaviors, including but not limited to, out of school suspensions, JUGs or disrespectful behaviors will not be eligible to move onto the selection process. 


ARTICLE III:  SELECTION OF MEMBERS  


Section 1.  The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty council which consists of three faculty members. The National Honor Society Coordinator shall be the fourth, nonvoting, ex officio member of the faculty council.


Section 2.  The selection of active members shall be held once a year during the second semester of the school year.


Section 3.  Prior to the final selection, the following shall occur:

a. All students who are eligible scholastically and are eligible to continue based at disciplinary review shall be notified and asked to complete and submit an essay. 


b. The faculty shall be requested to evaluate candidates determined to be scholastically eligible using the official input form provided by the National Honor Society Coordinator. 

c. The faculty council shall review the candidate information forms, faculty input, and other relevant information to determine those who fully meet the selection criteria for membership.


Section 4. Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony during the spring semester.



ARTICLE IV: OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS


Section 1.  Annual dues for this chapter shall be $15 and will be payable to the chapter within 30 days of induction. Returning members will may annual dues within 30 days of the start of the new school year.  


Section 2.  Each member of this chapter who is in good standing with regard to the membership standards and member obligations shall be entitled to wear the emblem, NHS pin, adopted by the National Honor Society.


Section 3. Chapter members who are seniors in good standing shall be granted the privilege of wearing the honor cords at graduation. 



ARTICLE V:  DISCIPLINE and DISMISSAL of MEMBERS


Section 1.  Any member who falls below the standards of scholarship, service, leadership, or character may be considered for discipline or dismissal from the Kolbe Cathedral High School chapter of the National Honor Society.  A member of the National Honor Society is expected to maintain his/her academic standing and take an active role in service and leadership to his/her school and community.


Section 2.  If a member’s cumulative grade point average falls below the standard in effect when he/she was selected he /she will be given a written warning and a three week time period for improvement.  If the cumulative grade point average remains below standard at the end of the warning period the student will be dismissed from the chapter.  


Section 3.  Academic dishonesty will result in immediate dismissal of a member. If a member participates in academic dishonesty, no matter what role they play, such as but not limited to plagiarism or cheating they will be immediately dismissed.


Section 4.  Violations of the law will result in immediate dismissal of a member. These violations include, but are not limited to DWI, stealing, destruction of property, or possession, selling, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school or school-related activities or in the community.


Section 5.  Offenders of the school conduct code (such as use of profanity, failure to comply, unexcused absences, excessive tardiness, etc.) will receive written warning notification.  A conference may be requested by either party (faculty council or student/parent). If the member is involved in another violation of the school conduct code, the member may be considered for dismissal.


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Daniel Routhier,
May 17, 2021, 6:07 AM