National Junior Honor Society
Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is both an honor and a commitment. This commitment has shaped the Honor Society's meritorious reputation, making it a valued asset among administrators, faculty members, students, parents, and communities. Membership is based on students who demonstrate excellence in the Society's five pillars.
6th and 7th grade students will receive an invitation to apply in March if they have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Everyday Scholarship is a commitment to learning and growing on an educational path. It means making the most of the educational opportunities provided and seeking out learning, not only in school or similar settings, but also personally. Everyday Scholarship stems from a desire to contribute to this world in a positive way by building on one’s own knowledge, skills, and talent through different experiences.
Everyday Character is valuing diverse cultures and building relationships that reflect concern for others. There are endless attributes to a good character: perseverance, respect, integrity, honesty, sacrifice—the list goes on. Good and noble character is a high calling. Oftentimes we don’t “see” character unless there is a public display of self-sacrifice, or more often, a very public mistake. Everyday Character is not about praiseworthy or blameworthy behavior but the personal commitment to ethical and compassionate decision-making that affects oneself and others.
Everyday Service is seeking out and engaging in meaningful service. It calls for a service mindset, the desire to seek opportunities to help others as well as acts of service. Everyday Service is seeing a need and fulfilling it voluntarily. Sometimes it’s driven by a passion for a specific cause or people in need.
Everyday Leadership builds on Everyday Service. Service and leadership oftentimes look very similar. Everyday Leadership is carrying oneself with dignity and taking ownership and responsibility for one’s own actions and participation. Being a public speaker, playing quarterback, or having an official title is not required for Everyday Leadership. Everyday Leadership means being an agent—someone who takes action and responsibility—of your own pathway.
Everyday Citizenship is accepting one’s place and role in the community and seeking to understand the concerns and strengths of that community. Community includes but is not limited to neighborhoods, tribes, and local and regional districts. For young people in particular, Everyday Citizenship is an opportunity to be educated about and to demonstrate care for the issues that impact those who are citizens in their shared community. In NJHS, we also believe that “global citizenship” is something that binds all of us together—adults, young people, and people from different nations across borders and boundaries.
Support our Veterans!
The EMS NJHS chapter is hosting a Field of Flags fundraiser for the Disabled American Veterans.
For every $10 donated, EMS will receive a flag that sponsors a specific Veteran. All flags will be "planted" on the front lawn of Elizabeth Middle School for the week of Veteran's Day.
Click Here to donate to the cause!