Gorzycki Middle School

NJHS

Attention 7th graders who applied for the 2022-23 Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society – letters of acceptance/denial will be sent via email by the end of the day today, Friday, April 29th.  Please check your email to be sure you receive a letter as well as follow all directions for the next steps if invited to be inducted. 

 

2022-2023 NJHS APPLICATION DIRECTIONS        

 

Step 1:  Locate your name on the list.  *If a student is on the NO PUBLISH LIST, their name will not appear on this list.  It is advised that ALL students check their email for the invitation to apply.

Step 2: Check your EMAIL for your invitation to apply.

Step 3:  Pick up an application:  

                Library

                Outside room 802

Step 4:  Complete ALL steps of the application process.

Step 5:  Turn in your application to the box OUTSIDE OF ROOM 802.

 

All applications are due by Friday, March 11 by 4PM

NO ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

 

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Information about our Chapter:
LOS LÍDERES DE MAÑANA 
CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS


The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship and Character. 

Once inducted, you are a member of a select group of young people who are considered some of the best and brightest in our country and especially our school.  Honor society members serve as positive role models every day for their classmates.  They are the students trusted to appreciate the importance of knowledge and using its power for good.  The emblem of the NJHS is a flaming torch, which represents knowledge and the NJHS motto is Light is the symbol of trust.  

The object of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to encourage service to the community, to promote exemplary leadership, and to create a greater sense of responsibility in students of Gorzycki Middle School.

MEMBERSHIP:

(taken from the Gorzycki Chapter By-Laws): Membership in this chapter shall be known as active, probationary, and graduate.  Active members shall be known as students in eighth grade who maintain a grade point of 3.6 or higher.  A probationary member shall be known as a student who falls below a grade point of 3.6000, or who has proven himself in danger of not upholding the ideals of citizenship, leadership, character, or service.  Graduate members shall be known as students who have completed their eighth grade year and are entering high school.  Probationary and graduate members shall not vote.
 
It is important to remember that not all academically eligible students receive an invitation to be inducted.  Each campus establishes their individual expectations (By-Laws) based on the National criterion guidelines.  GMS not only recognizes a child’s academic prowess but their Service, Character, Citizenship and Leadership displayed on campus.

At GMS, the criterion for NJHS candidates begins with academic achievement and then moves into the application process.  During the application process, teachers provide recommendations for selection for induction into the chapter.  Teachers rate students on a 5-point scale in the areas of leadership, service, character and citizenship as displayed within the school setting.  Students need to earn 90% of these possible points for selection. These calculations are then sent to a committee for review.  Candidates MUST request a recommendation from EACH of their current teachers in the form of a letter.  If a candidate does not submit a letter to each teacher, the teacher WILL NOT complete the rating form and 0 points will be calculated into the overall average.

**PLEASE NOTE:  TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION A STUDENT MUST HAVE A GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 3.8000.  ONCE INDUCTED, ACTIVE MEMBERS MUST MAINTAIN A GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 3.6 OR HIGHER.


Once elected, students are expected to commit to serving on one of the Chapter Committees, attend all meetings associated with their role in the Chapter (e.g., all member meetings, selected committee meetings). Information for Chapter meetings, events, activities, etc. are communicated via the NJHS BLEND tile.  Once a member is inducted they are expected to check the BLEND tile regularly. The frequency of the meetings depends on the Committee responsibilities.  Communication regarding missing a meeting is expected to occur prior to the meeting time/date.  All meetings occur after school hours. All members commit to fulfilling these obligations.  

In addition to serving on a Chapter Committee, members are required to complete 6 service hours per semester, for a total of 12 service hours during their service year.  

Additional information will be provided during the initial member meeting.

 

 

 


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE GORZYCKI CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY?

 

The eligibility list for the next years' candidates is advertised/posted by the end of each February on the school wide google group, on the monitors in the commons area, on this website and on hard copy posters around the campus. In addition, eligible candidates will receive an invitation via school email. (Be sure to check all of these locations prior to applying.)  

If your name is on this list, you will receive an invitation via email to your school account. You MUST APPLY to earn the OPPORTUNITY to become a member.  Be sure to READ ALL DIRECTIONS prior to submitting your application.



                                                  Gorzycki National Junior Honor Society Eligibility 

If a student is eligible and interested in applying for membership for the GMS Chapter, the necessary information will be posted on this site and an invitation will be sent directly to the student’s school email account. 

Please note:
~ Only current 7th grade students are considered for eligibility.
~ If accepted, 7th grade students will serve during their 8th grade year.
~ Membership into the Gorzycki Chapter of the NJHS DOES NOT transfer to Bowie HS or any other AISD High School.

 

How is the Grade Point Average calculated?

The GPA is calculated by course.  General education classes are calculated on a 4.0 scale.  Advanced classes are calculated on a 5.0 scale.  Special Education classes are calculated on a 3.0 scale.  

Please note, the GPA lists received by Gorzycki are generated/calculated by a software program downtown and sent to our campus. 

If you have any further questions, please refer to the 2014-15 Grade Scale located in the Secondary School Information Guide, Appendix A, Page 112 by clicking this link . 

 

If you have additional questions about this process, please feel free to contact Dawn Dammann at dawn.dammann@austinisd.org