All members of the NJHS are required to perform 20 total hours of service throughout the school year. 10 hours will be due by a date in December and 10 additional hours will be due by a date in May.
Service hours can be earned by doing a wide variety of things. As long as students are not being paid for their service and it is outside of their house they may count it. Please be sure that the person overseeing the student signs the sheet, parents cannot sign the sheet. Some examples that have been used in the past (but not limited to) :
-raking leaves/ cutting neighbors grass for free, -volunteering at church in any form -track out cleaners for teachers -recycling duty at school -babysitting for free outside of siblings -volunteering at Special Olympics -volunteering in the special education classes at WLMS or other schools -helping teachers on workday at WLMS or other schools -Stop Hunger Now, Salvation Army Christmas drive -Toys for Tots -volunteering at sibling's sporting events -coaching or assisting with Miracle League
*Students will earn hours for doing the announcements and flag duty throughout the year, students should have Ms. Speight in the front office or the administrator in the media center sign their forms. Flag duty counts as 2 total hours for the week and announcements count as 3 hours.
Calendar of Events for Fall 2016 All dates/ events are tentative and based on WLMS master calendar, days/ dates/events are subject to change but will be communicated via Remind text, communication board on the 8th grade hall, announcements, and the NJHS website.
**Officers meet weekly during Smart Block (day will be decided on based on officer’s availability)
August: -Weds. Aug. 3rd- meeting track 1,2 at this meeting: agenda and expectations, officers/nominations, flag duty and announcements, track out cleaners, NJHS website, Remind texts, hours posting 2 X per month outside bathroom, WCPSS emails -Weds. Aug. 24th- meeting track 3,4 at this meeting: agenda and expectations, officers/nominations, flag duty and announcements, track out cleaners, NJHS website, Remind texts, hours posting 1 X per month outside bathroom, WCPSS emails
Weds. Aug. 3-19 track 1-2 Officer application window: Track 1& 2 entries due Fri. Aug. 19,
Weds. Aug. 24-Fri. Sept. 9 Track 3-4 Officer application window: Track 3 & 4 entries due Thurs. Sept. 8
September: -Thurs. Sept. 8 track out cleaner for track 1 teachers, sign up outside 8th grade bathroom -Sept. 12-15 Tape candidate interview videos with Yearbook team during Smart Block or after school. -meeting: Tues. Sept. 20 tracks 2,3 ,4 to watch candidate entry interview videos and vote on Survey Monkey -Weds. Sept. 21- candidate videos will be posted on the website for track 1 students to watch and vote on Survey Monkey ( if you are tracked out it’s you job to “attend” the meeting by logging into Google and watching it) -Thurs. Sept. 29th track out cleaner for track 4 teachers, sign up outside 8th grade bathroom
October: -Weds. Oct. 19 track 1,2,3 meeting: Inner Faith Food Shuttle speaker, Boo selling sign up, and poster making. Meeting will be video taped and posted ( if you are tracked out it’s you job to “attend” the meeting by logging into Google and watching it) -Sat. Oct. 22 (tentative date), Off campus Field Gleaning Trip with Inner Faith Food Shuttle (does count for service hours) Find more info. On Field Gleaning here….http://foodshuttle.org/we-feed/how-do-we-get-our-food/field-gleaning/ -Oct. 24-27 Send Your Boo a Boo fundraiser- ask for donations of Kleenex, dum dums lollipops -Oct. 25-27 Assemble Boo ghost treats during Smart Block or after school until 3:15 (does not count for service hours, part of club duties) -Thurs. Oct. 20 track out cleaner for track 3 teachers, sign up outside 8th grade bathroom
November: -Thurs. Nov. 9 track out cleaner for track 2 teachers, sign up outside 8th grade bathroom -Saturday Nov. 19th Saturday Campus Beautification with Service Club
December: -Candy Grams, ask for candy cane donations: sell for track 1 only on pod at Smartblock or lunch Nov. 29-30, sell for all tracks Dec. 12-15 -Mon. Dec. 1 track out cleaner for track 1 teachers, sign up outside 8th grade bathroom -Thurs. Dec. 15: Meeting for track 2,3,4 to make Candy grams (does not count for service hours, part of club duties) -Teacher Appreciation Breakfast: track 1 Dec. 1st, tracks 2,3,4 Dec. 20th