National Honor Society

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The purpose of National Honor Society shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

Click through the pages below for information on NHS- our Officers, hours opportunities, and important, non-negotiable dates and deadlines.

 

Attention all current 10th grade NHS members! If you applied for NHS membership last year (as a 9th grader), did your hours, fulfilled all the requirements and earned a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA, stop by room 915 before or after school to pick up your certificate for LAST year (9th grade). They are in a box at the back on the right when you come in, listed in alphabetical order (don't re-arrange them....). Email Ms. Richards with questions. 

 

National Honor Society Officers

Please congratulate the following students for being elected as National Honor Society Officers for this year!

Co-Presidents: Olivia Oomen and Olivia Wisont

Vice President: Burke Smithers

Point Representatives: Jessica Reeves and Vivianna White

NHS Activity Coordinators: Alicia Jurado and Noja Lajauskaite

Website Manager: Jenny Shyu

General Club Information

Important Deadlines

  • The electronic application and the $10 fee for the 2019-20 school year are due Jan 17, 2020 by 3pm. The application is an electronic Google Form. Click the link below or access it via the NHS Facebook page.
    • **You must sign in to the form with your apps.nsd.org (school ID) email. Do NOT try to submit twice- duplicate applications will be deleted. You will get email confirmation when you submit successfully. A list of students who have applied will periodically be posted outside of room 915. It is your job to check that your application has been accepted.
    • This is the link for 10th-12th grade: 10-12th Grade Application
    • This is the link for the 9th grade: 9th Grade Application
  • ALL applicants pay the $10 non-refundable membership fee - it is due on Jan 17, 2020 by 3pm to the Cashier (located in the ASB Center). We do not need your receipt. Both the fee AND the electronic application must be paid/submitted by the due date for your application to be considered complete. 
  • Half of the service hours (5 Valhalla/10 Individual) are due on Jan 17, 2020 by 3pm in NHS box in the main office. This is the same deadline as the Application and Fee. The remainder of service hours (5 Valhalla/10 Individual) are due on March 27, 2020 by 3pm in the NHS box in the main office. Do not turn in forms to NHS officers- they are not authorized to collect them. Forms can be picked up in the main office or printed from this website on the 'forms' page or accessed via the facebook page.
  • Remember that full IB Diploma candidates (11th and 12th grade) are exempt from the 20 Individual Hours. Everyone does the 10 Valhalla hours.
  • There are absolutely NO exceptions to any of the deadlinesREALLY.

REQUIREMENTS FOR NHS 2019-20

  1. GPA Requirement: 3.5 cumulative (FOR ALL STUDENTS)
  2. Hours Requirement:
    1. 10 Valhalla Hours (FOR ALL STUDENTS)
    2. 20 Individual Service Hours (Full IB Diploma Students Exempt – jrs/srs)
  3. Freshman: You are required to fulfill the Valhalla and Individual Service Requirements this year (9th grade) in order to be eligible for membership AFTER your grades for the entire year have been entered. The reasoning for this is that we need to have a year of High School cumulative GPA that will be checked at the end of this (9th grade) year after final grades are submitted in June- that, along with your hours, will be used to determine your eligibility for membership in the IHS Valhalla chapter of NHS. Your NHS Certificate for your 9th grade year will be available for pick up from NHS Advisory at the start of your Sophomore year (details available online).
To reiterate:
1) Electronic Application/Intent to Join is due Jan 17, 2020 by 3pm 
2) Half of your hours (5 Valhalla, 10 Individual) forms are also due by Jan 17, 2020 by 3pm  
3) Your $10 non-refundable membership application fee must be paid Jan 17, 2020 by 3pm to the ASB Cashier
4) Remaining 5 Valhalla/10 Individual hours forms are due March 27, 2020 by 3pm
5) AFTER getting final grade reports in June, the NHS Advisor will post a final list of all 9th graders who are accepted (outside of 915) and your certificates will be available for pick up in September before school starts (don't email her in July or August asking...). 
 
  1. No hours awarded for ‘helping’ teachers- Valhalla or Individual.
  2. Hours verification: 5 Valhalla/10 Individual due when Application/Fee are due in January, 5 Valhalla/10 Individual due on Final Hours Due Date in March at hours deadline (you can turn hours in early or as you do them).
  3. More than 1 Academic Dishonesty incident (cumulative) on record means no NHS membership eligibility.
  4. Must be a member of NHS for 3 of 4 IHS years INCLUDING Senior Year to earn Honor cord at graduation (or majority of time at IHS including Senior Year).
  5. Summer camps, retreats, trips- max of 8 hours earned per day- must be verified by supervisor that you were working those hours.
  6. No double dipping- hours that you are counting for ANY other club or activity (DECA, Amnesty, Key Club as examples), including CAS hours or any paid activities are not eligible for NHS hours.
  7. Only specific Church-sponsored activities are eligible for individual hours- see information online for requirements and guidelines. Must benefit community as a whole.
  8. Hours/Award year is always from the day after Induction until the due date the following year- so for 2019-20, it is May 21, 2019-March 27, 2020.
  9. Who is eligible for NHS Officer: Jrs and Srs who were also members as Sophs.
  10. Link Leaders can claim a total/maximum of 7 (seven) hours for their participation in Link Day Orientation activities at the start of the school year.

Valhalla Hours (10 Required for ALL Students)

  • Regularly check website for upcoming opportunities (under “Valhalla Hours”). Also check the facebook page maintained by our Officers.

Individual Service Hours (20 hours for all students ASIDE FROM Full IB Diploma Candidates 11/12th Grade)

  • Check website for ideas (under “Community Service Hours” link).

Important Reminders

  • All hours forms are located in the main office and are attached to the website under the link “forms/handouts.”
  • Do NOT wait until the last minute to get hours accomplished. Valhalla hours are very specific opportunities that need to be completed throughout the school year. It is NOT the job of the Officers to come up with last-minute Valhalla opportunities the week before the Hours deadline. 

Questions? 

Email:  lrichards@nsd.org (Ms.Richards, NHS Advisor)


*For the individual service hours , you have choice in the activity in which you participate.  HOWEVER -- paid work, working for an immediate supervisor who is a parent (or guardian), working at a for-profit agency, duties in extra-curricular events in which you're already involved are unacceptable for credit.  Church related activities are acceptable only if they help the community at large (e.g., a canned food drive for the poor in your community); National Honor Society requires inductees to fulfill the needs of the community at large.  See "Community Service suggestions" link for further ideas. 

**For the Valhalla hours , you MUST participate in the Inglemoor "Valhalla" organized or sponsored opportunities.  See "Valhalla Hours" link for further opportunities. 

For summer camp, retreats, and similar hours opportunities- you are allowed to count a maximum of 8 hours per day- and those must be verified by your supervisor who can attest that you were actually volunteering and working during all 8 hours.  These must be volunteer, community service opportunities- you can't get paid or otherwise compensated for these hours and they can't count for credit to any other organization (no 'double dipping'). Always ask the Advisor before assuming that your hours will be applicable if there is any question.

Valhalla Opportunities

For the Valhalla hours, you MUST participate in the Inglemoor "Valhalla" sponsored opportunities. DO NOT ASSUME THAT AN EVENT IS VALHALLA! Double check before attending a volunteer event. Valhalla hours must be organized by our officers and benefit our community. Always make sure to bring the Valhalla Service Hour with you to the event so that the coordinator can sign it. Our new officers are busy organizing Valhalla hour opportunities. Make sure you check this page, GMI, and the IHS National Honor Society Instagram account. See the NHS Advisor with further questions. 

**Remember: if you are a full IB Diploma Candidate you only have to complete the 10 Valhalla hours, NOT the 20 Individual hours as well.

**To get approved for offering a Valhalla event we need the following information, in the format listed, in order for our Officers to vote on it for approval. Once we have done so we will let you know our decision and if we approve it, will start advertising it. 

Name/Title of Event

Date/Time/Location

Number of Volunteers/Job Description

How to sign up

Contact Person for Questions/Approved Person to sign off on Valhalla hours forms.


Upcoming Events:

Watch GMI, check the facebook page, Instagram page, and check flyers around the school for info on any upcoming events. We add events throughout the year as they get approved- check back often.

Upcoming Valhalla Opportunities:

13) Earn Valhalla or Individual Service Hours Tutoring for Study Buddies!

  • Study Buddies: peer tutoring, offered Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year from 2:35pm to 3:30pm in room 926.

  • Volunteers will work with students who attend Study Buddies. This will entail sitting one-on-one with mostly 9th and 10th graders and assisting them with various homework assignments. The goal  is to have 5-6 peer tutors available every Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Peer tutors will attend a short required training. See Ms. Walker for more information and for how to sign up. 

  • Contact people: Mrs. Walker (jwalker@nsd.org) and Masumi Rinaldi (mrinaldi@nsd.org).

  • Reminders: Bring your service hour forms to get signed off on when you are done. Be professional and polite. THEY ARE COUNTING ON YOU, SO IF YOU SIGN UP YOU NEED TO SHOW UP.

12) Earn Valhalla or Individual Service Hours helping out at Maplewood School Carnival in Edmonds!

  • Friday, Sept 27th from 3:30-7:30

  • Maplewood School in Edmonds

  • We need 10 student volunteers to help with face painting, food booth, cotton candy, ticket sales, auction, setting up and taking down…

  • First 10 students get the chance to do this, need to have registered and confirmed by Sept 20th. 

  • To sign up, email or text Lori Wendt at tlfwendt@frontier.com or text 425-220-0474 

  • She is the contact person for questions. She will also sign off on your service hour forms. 

  • Reminders: Bring your service hour forms to get signed off on when you are done. Dress appropriately. You are a representative of IHS and we expect that you act with professionalism and courtesy to all.  THEY ARE COUNTING ON YOU, SO IF YOU SIGN UP YOU NEED TO SHOW UP.

11) Valhalla or Individual Service Hour Opportunity!

Come help assemble “What to Do Next” packets for applicants who are applying for citizenship at our September Citizenship Day. The commitment is about 2-3 hours on Monday the 9th, or Monday 16th of September. This is a great opportunity to learn about immigration and the process of becoming a citizen from people working in a non-profit. Pizza will be provided!

WHEN: Monday September 9th, 4pm-6pm or Monday September 16th, 3:30pm-6pm

WHERE: OneAmerica Office, 1225 S Weller St, Suite 430

WHAT: Assembling “What to Do Next” folders for citizenship applicants. Pizza will be provided!

To sign up, click HERE!

Text (206) 926-3924 or email mennah@weareoneamerica.org for more information

10) Earn Individual or Valhalla Hours Helping Earth Corps!

If you don't know how to sort the trash, ask someone from Earth Corps!

What: Standing by the trash, recycling and composting bins in the cafeteria in order to help students sort their lunch remains and silverware correctly and appropriately at the start of the school year.

When: 9/9 – 11/1 Last 10 minutes of each lunch/ Cafeteria by the central recycling bins

Details:

80 slots that are 10 minutes each and require 10 volunteers each. 

There will be a sign in sheet posted in the ASB room, check in with an Earth Corps member during lunch. 

Bring your completed Valhalla or Individual hours forms to get signed off.

Contact/Questions.Hours Forms Signatories: Aditi Jain, Sonya Sheptunov, Zaina Risvi, Ms. Black sblack@nsd.org1038019@apps.nsd.org

 

9) Earn Individual or Valhalla Hours Helping at Woodmoor!

PTSA WELCOME BACK CELEBRATION 

Woodmoor's annual Open House and PTSA Welcome Back day is coming up and volunteers are critical to the success of our event. We need volunteers to help with setup, running activity tables, and cleanup.  We need at least one of the volunteers to have a WA State Food handlers permit.  This may be a good one for a high school student that already had a job in food service. 

Location: Woodmoor Elementary (Small Playground) 

Date:  AUGUST 28th (4:00 - 7pm)

Times/To Sign up: https://woodmoorptsa.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d66f51577f21222dab56c7566&id=8270714d8a&e=bceb771e47

Contact Person: Dawn Olmsted woodmoorptsachair@gmail.com or Christina Pierce  veryna2002@yahoo.com

 

8) Earn Individual or Valhalla hours helping the IHS Football Boosters!

The Football Boosters once again will have multiple opportunities for NHS students to earn Valhalla Hours this Fall. Here is our list, which we’ve expanded to include a Student Photographer for C-Team and a Senior Nite Assistant:

Viking Spirit Wear Assistant – 2+ hours (2 slots per date)

@ Pop Keeney Field – Viking Spirit Wear Table (next to the main Bathroom)

6:30 pm – Half-time

DUTIES:  Assist Booster Parent(s) with set up of Spirit Wear inventory; assist customers with selection of IHS Hoodies and miscellaneous Viking items (decals, blankets, programs) for purchase.  IMPORTANT:  should be personable, out-going and comfortable with direct customer service.  At Half-Time, assist with packing up of sales inventory.  Will not handle any monetary transactions.

DATES

1)      Friday, 9/20

2)      Thursday, 9/26

3)      Thursday, 10/10 (Homecoming)

4)      Friday, 10/25 (Senior Nite)

 Team Dinners - Weekly – 1 hour credited (2 slots available per date)

@ IHS usually in the Cafeteria (see comments in DATES)

DUTIES:  Assist Booster Parent(s) with simple set up of pre-arranged team dinner meal. Assist with service of Team Dinner. Includes a meal for you! Reports to Mrs. Dawnya (Costilla) Brown.

DATES:  All Team Dinners are held weekly the day prior to the Varsity Game.  Exact times and location will vary based on the Varsity Game schedule.  Most dinners will be in the Cafeteria at approximately 6:00 pm. If interested, please check the game schedule and contact Mrs. Ingersoll with questions for specific weeks. 

 C-Team Photographer  (NEW!) – Approx up to 2+ hours per home game (1 slot**)

@ IHS Home Field – we anticipate four or five games

TIME & DATES:  To be announced

DUTIES:  Shoot action and close-up photos of the C-Team, coaches and fans during Home Games.  Upload those photos to the Viking Football Team Google Photo Album.  Reports to the C-Team Parent (tbd). Photos may be used in game programs, our social media sites and videos; student(s) will be credited for their work in all publications. TheC-Team VALHALLA PHOTOGRAPHER will have a Field Pass and be provided with training regarding field protocols (where to shoot), as well as have permissions to the Viking Football Photo Site. Hours will be credited based on the time spent shooting during games and uploading to our site. **Would prefer the same student through the season. 

NOTE:  the C-Team Schedule will be set in late August. Games are typically on a Monday or Wednesday, with a start time of 6:30 pm, but this can vary and can also change at the last minute.  **If you cannot commit to all games, but just one or two, that is fine!  Contact Mrs. Ingersoll as the season gets near.

Senior Nite Assistant (NEW!) - 1 hour credited (1 slot)

              FRIDAY, October 25th

@ Pop Keeney Field

5:45 pm (approximately; to be confirmed)

DUTIES:  Assist the lead volunteer Football Booster Parent on the field with coordination and logistics of the Senior Nite recognition events (duties can include set up of pre-ordered balloons, distribution of flowers to parents, lining up of parents and players for announcements, and more). Senior Night is a tight schedule per KingCo requirements. This Valhalla Student should be personable, out-going, pro-active and willing to adjust to emergencies or last minute changes.  Dress for the weather.  Will report to the assigned volunteer parent, to be announced.  

 End of Year Awards Nite – 2+ hours (up to 4 slots)

DATE:  Tuesday, Nov 12th (anticipated)

@ IHS – Cafeteria & Little Theater

TIME:  early evening (tba)

DUTIES:  Duties are still to be determined, but will range from AV setup and assistance, to décor, to food service.  Interested students should contact Mrs. Ingersoll to confirm their time as the season progresses. Valhalla Students will work with and report to Mrs. Molly Hill. 

 GENERAL Requirements for all events:

  • Contact Mrs. Tana Ingersoll at secretary@inglemoorfootballboosters.com.
  • Valhalla Students must include a student email address for all reminders from the Boosters.  We use SignUp Genius.com for scheduling and reminders. Note: we will not communicate with parents regarding Valhalla Hours. This is a student responsibility. 
  • Students must bring their Valhalla Hours sheet to the event with the description of duties already completed. We do not have copies and our volunteer parents will not be able to back-date if you forget your form.
  • Students must be on time for their shift. Our volunteer parents count on them! Any student who commits but does not show for their event will not be invited back.
  • IMPORTANT:  All Valhalla Students should wear VIKING Colors to all events and dress for the weather (e.g., outside, on Fall nights, at Pop Keeney Field!).  Please, no shreds while assisting.

7) Earn Service Hours at Community Serve Day!

Community Serve Day is a collaborative effort between local churches, school districts, PTSA’s, non-profits, and businesses that mobilize as one for our community. For one day we come together to help schools get ready for the new school year, preparing classrooms and school grounds to become a premier learning environment for our kids. Projects include helping teachers set up classrooms, as well as improving the campuses through painting, repairs, beautification, and more.

  • Where: Inglemoor High School
  • When: Sunday, August 25th, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Requirements: most of the work will be outdoors so "gardening" type clothing. Garden gloves are a plus.
  • Sign up:  For more information about Community Serve Day and to sign up to volunteer, visit: communityserveday.org.
  • Person in Charge/Valhalla Signatory: Site leader is Brenda Baldwin - she is also who will sign for the hours.

6) Earn Valhalla or Individual Hours helping out at the Summer Institute!


5) Earn Valhalla or Individual service hours helping NMS prepare for Jump Start!

  1. Northshore Middle School needs help stuffing packets for Jump Start Day (fees and photos). We'll start at 9:30am. The more help we have, the sooner we'll be done!!

When: Thursday, August 15th from 9:30-noon (if we have a lot of help we may be done sooner).

Questions? Contact Darcy Iwen, DarcyMIwen@hotmail.com. Forms can be signed by any PTSA officer, the office manager (Leah Gilbert), or the school secretary (Deepika Uliyar).

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CADAE2EA3FE3-packet2

  1. Help NMS set up for Jump Start Day (fees and photos) on Wednesday, August 20 from 8-11am. We need 4-6 people to assist with setting up tables, etc. to get the gym ready for parents and students the next day.

Questions? Contact Darcy Iwen, DarcyMIwen@hotmail.com. Forms can be signed by any PTSA officer, the office manager (Leah Gilbert), or the school secretary (Deepika Uliyar).

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CADAE2EA3FE3-setup

  1. Join us at Northshore Middle School on Jump Start Day (fees and photos)! We need volunteers to help distribute school packets and PE uniforms, photo helpers, and greeters.

When: Wednesday, August 21st from 7:45-3 (three different shifts available)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CADAE2EA3FE3-jump2


4) Earn Valhalla or Individual service hours helping the Inglemoor PTSA Emergency Preparedness on Community Serve Day!

  • When:  Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Where: Inglemoor High School (near the back field)
  • What: 10 volunteers are needed to help inventory and organize emergency supplies.  Some heavy lifting will be required and come prepared to get dirty.
  • Signers:  Ember Fry and Laurie Rector can sign hour forms the day of the event.
  • Interested: Contact Ember Fry at emberafry@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.  Volunteers will be notified of selection by email.

3) Earn Valhalla or Individual Hours helping out at the POPS Concert!


2) Help at the Arrowhead Elementary Carnival!

  • 6725 NE Arrowhead Drive, Kenmore
  • Friday, June 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm
  • Two shifts available: 5:15-6:45pm and 6:45-8:00pm
  • Signup genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b48a9ad23a31-arrowhead
  • Up to 25 volunteers needed
  • Game instructions will be available when students arrive and check-in at the volunteer table.
  • Jenny Wang will be at the volunteer table to provide instructions and sign Honor Society forms. 425-318-9446, jenniferwang.jcw@gmail.com

 

1) Attention all NHS 9-11th graders! If you want to earn Valhalla hours for NEXT year, sign up with Ms. Richards to volunteer to hand out programs at graduation on June 18th 2019 at Angel of the Winds Event Center in Everett. Volunteers need to show up by 2:30 pm and can either stay to watch the ceremony (it starts at 3:30) or leave after handing out programs. Email Ms. Richards to sign up with your first, last name, student number, and current grade level in school. First 10 responses get the chance to do this!

Individual Service Hour Ideas

*For the INDIVIDUAL service hours , you have choice in the activity in which you participate.  HOWEVER -- paid work, working for an immediate supervisor who is a parent (or guardian), working at a for-profit agency, duties in extra-curricular events in which you're already involved are unacceptable for credit.  Church related activities are acceptable only if they help the community at large (e.g., a canned food drive for the poor in your community); National Honor Society requires inductees to fulfill the needs of the community at large. You can tutor in an NSD classroom and count those as community service hours.

For summer camp, retreats, and similar hours opportunities- you are allowed to count a maximum of 8 hours per day- and those must be verified by your supervisor who can attest that you were actually volunteering and working during all 8 hours.  These must be volunteer, community service opportunities- you can't get paid or otherwise compensated for these hours and they can't count for credit to any other organization (no 'double dipping'). Always ask the NHS Advisor before assuming that your hours will be applicable if there is any question. 

**Remember: If you are a full IB Diploma candidate you only have to complete the Valhalla hours. 

 

If you are looking for ideas, check out the link below for info on Special Olympic volunteer opportunities in our area.

http://specialolympicswashington.org/volunteer/event-volunteers/

Contact

NHS Advisor

Ms. Lindsey Richards

Phone Number

425-408-7327

Email

lrichards@nsd.org

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