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Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:40am in Ms. Moreland’s Room

Some Helpful Information

The following link is for the NHS National Constitution

https://www.nhs.us/about/constitution-governance/nhs-national-constitution/

 

I'm on probation. Now what?

Probation lasts two to three months-that means you have 2-3 months to rectify the situation.

You can 

  • get your GPA up.

  • complete your service hours.

  • complete service hours to make up for missing meetings.

This does not mean probation never happened.  Therefore, you must make sure that you never find yourself on probation again.  

If you find yourself on probation twice, whether it be for the same reason or two separate infractions, you can be called before the Faculty Council to be considered for removal from the society.

I've been notified to meet with the Faculty Council. Now what?

Nobody can be automatically dismissed from the society.  

Reasons for dismissal include

  1. lack of character (referrals, plagiarism, cheating, unlawful activities, etc.)

  2. lack of service (inability to meet the service requirements for the society)

  3. lack of scholarship (consistently finding oneself below the required 3.40 weighted GPA minimum)

You can 

  • attend the meeting and speak on your own behalf.

  • write a letter to be read on your behalf.

Once the faculty council has made a decision, you and your parents will be notified.  If you would like to appeal, you may appeal to Ms. Moreland​

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NHS National Constitution

Article X: Discipline and Dismissal

Section 1. The Faculty Council, in compliance with the rules and regulations of the National Honor Society, shall determine the procedure for dismissal. A written description of the dismissal procedure shall be available to interested parties. 

Section 2. Members who fall below the standards that were the basis for their selection shall be promptly warned in writing by the chapter adviser and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency, except that in the case of flagrant violation of school rules or the law, a member does not have to be warned.

Section 3. The Faculty Council shall determine when an individual has exceeded a reasonable number of warnings.

Section 4. In all cases of pending dismissal, a member shall have a right to a hearing before the Faculty Council. (Note: This hearing is required and is considered “due process” for all members.)

Section 5. For purposes of dismissal, a majority vote of the Faculty Council is required.

Section 6. A member who has been dismissed may appeal the decision of the Faculty Council to the principal and thereafter under the same rules for disciplinary appeals in the school district.

Section 7. NASSP shall hear no appeals in dismissal cases. (Note: Refer to Article VIII, Section 7 regarding the permanent consequences for members when dismissed.)

 

I no longer wish to be a member of the National Honor Society. Now what?

Nobody can simply drop out of the NHS. You must meet with the sponsors and your parents.

The following statements comes directly from the NHS Constitution:

"A member who resigns from the National Honor Society will never again be eligible for membership or its benefits. Resignation from the Honor Society should involve the submission

of a written statement by the resigning member that is dated and signed by both the student and his or her parent(s).Verbal resignations are generally insufficient to end membership. Students contemplating resignation should be informed of the ramifications of their resignation."