Welcome to Ladue Middle School’s chapter! The National Junior Honor Society is an organization whose purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character and to encourage good citizenship. We are looking forward to welcoming many new members during the induction ceremony in the spring.
Potential New Members of NJHS
Before the end of January, a packet will mailed to seventh and eighth grade students with:
- a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or above
- eight or more O’s in citizenship in the first semester of the current school year
- no I or U Citizenship grades in the first semester of the current school year
- no needs improvement (I’s) or unsatisfactory (U’s) citizenship grades in the first semester of the current school year
- no Refocus disciplinary assignments in the first semester of the current school year.
Application packets are due by February 23 to the Welcome Center.
Students who are eligible for selection must:
- Have 15 hours of community service
- Not have been assigned to BIC or have had an out of school suspension during the current school year
- Complete the NJHS Candidate Form, including the Student Activities Form and Honors and Awards form
If all of the above requirements are met by the deadline stated in the Candidate Form, it will be reviewed by the selection committee. The completion of a Candidate Form does not automatically
guarantee admittance into the National Junior Honor Society. It’s never too early to start those community service hours! Get started now, so you are not rushed to get them finished after forms have been distributed. Below are some guidelines about community service and a list of suggested activities where past and current NJHS members have volunteered.
Service is generally considered to be those activities undertaken by the student, which are done with, or on behalf of, others without any direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service.
Possible Community Service Organizations
Looking for volunteer opportunities for your child? Visit www.volunteennation.org. This website lists volunteer opportunities for kids of all ages; you enter a zip code and age, and it provides a list of age-appropriate opportunities.Other suggestions:
- Toy Drives
- Food Shelters
- Art Start
- Hosea House
- Soup Kitchens
- Operation Food Search
- Feeding the homeless
- Service projects through religious organizations
- Ronald McDonald House
- Kids Connection (tutoring club at LMS)
- Circle of Concern
- Nursing Homes
- Autism Speaks
- Parc Provence
- Pet Co
- Recycling Projects (outside of school)
- Inner city tutoring
We are looking forward to welcoming many new members during the induction ceremony in the spring. If you have questions regarding the process, please contact Lisa Kovarik.