NJHS Constitution

Medlin's NJHS Constitution

 

National Junior Honor Society

Medlin Middle School Chapter

Est. 1998

 

Constitution and Bylaws

 

The Constitution

 

The constitution of the National Junior Honor Society has been approved by and can be amended only by the National Council.  It can be found in the National Junior Honor Society Handbook which is kept by the chapter advisor

 

 

Medlin Chapter Bylaws

    1. Meetings/Service Projects

    2. President and officers will meet with the chapter adviser before each NJHS meeting

    3. All members will meet twice a month and/or on any other designated date and time.
      They will also meet for various service projects

      1. Members will inform the chapter adviser of any reason for absence

      2. Members will lose 10 merits for an unexcused absence from a meeting


  1. Academic Requirements

    1. All members must maintain an average of 90% in his/her core classes.

      1. Failure to do so will result in being placed on probation for six weeks.

      2. If the member fails to bring any grades up to a 90% after the six week probationary period, the member will be dismissed

    2. All members must be enrolled in two Pre-AP courses

    3. All members must not fail any elective

    4. All members must have been a Medlin student for one full semester or a transfer student currently in an active NJHS chapter.

      1. transfer student will be allowed into NJHS with letter from previous sponsor

      2. transfer student must comply with Medlins requirements within the first semester here

    5. All members must complete a Grade Report Sheet each grading period and return it to the vice president or club advisor on time, or lose 10 merits

  2. Member Probation/Dismissal

    1. A member may be placed on probation or dismissed at any time for the following reasons:

      1. Failure to maintain an average of 90% in his/her core classes

      2. Failure to maintain at least 5 Merits

      3. Placement in In-School Suspension (I.S.S.) or any other severe consequence

      4. A conduct grade lower than S

    2. A member can be dismissed after receiving probation a second time.

    3. Member probation and dismissal is based on a majority vote by the NJHS Faculty Council, which meets at least once every six weeks

    4. All members are able to appeal their dismissal through the Faculty Council


  3. Service Projects

    1. A minimum of one major service project per year will be undertaken by the chapter. All members should participate.

    2. A minimum of one minor service project per semester will be undertaken by the chapter. All members should participate.

      1. Projects will be submitted to a vote of all chapter members with adviser and principal approval.

    3. A minimum of 30 individual service hours per year will be undertaken by each member.

      1. All individual service hours must be submitted to the chapter adviser no later than the new member induction in February.

    4. Each member will earn 5 service hours every six weeks to earn Silver Star award at Medlin. Twenty merits will be deducted if Silver Star is not earned.

  4. Annual Fundraiser

    1. Each member will participate in an annual fundraiser to raise money for the Medlin Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. All monies will be used to benefit the members of this organization.

  5. Chapter Officer

    1. Officers will be elected by the membership at the last meeting of the school year. All members wishing to run for office will be required to prepare and make a speech.

      1. President: Presides at all meetings and provides direction to members. He/She is responsible for meeting with NJHS sponsor prior to all meetings on the specified date. The President will attend all NJHS functions unless prior approval from the sponsor is received. Other duties can be given as necessary.

      2. Vice President: Serves in the absence of the President. He/She is responsible for meeting with NJHS sponsor prior to all meetings on the specified date. The Vice President will attend all NJHS functions unless prior approval from the sponsor is received. Other duties can be given as necessary.

      3. Secretary: Records attendance and proceedings of each meeting. The Secretary is also responsible for keeping NJHS records of each meeting and function. Per sponsor request, the Secretary will also be responsible for NJHS correspondence. The Secretary will attend all NJHS functions unless prior approval from the sponsor is received. Other duties can be given as necessary.

      4. Treasurer: Keeps records of all financial matters. Will report to all NJHS members the monthly balance. The Treasurer will attend all NJHS functions unless prior approval from the sponsor is received. Other duties can be given as necessary.

      5. Parliamentarian: Responsible for chapter publicity, maintenance of calendar of events (including NJHS bulletin board) and will retain the by-laws.

  6. Rules of Succession

    1. If President is dismissed from the NJHS, the Vice-President will take his/her place.

    2. If any other officer is dismissed, the council will elect a replacement.

  7. Executive Committee

    1. The executive committee will consist of the officers and the adviser(s).

    2. The executive committee will meet before each general meeting to decide on meeting agenda

    3. The executive committee will review the bylaws annually. Any changes must be submitted to the membership vote.

  8. Faculty Council

    1. A Faculty Council made up of five Medlin Middle School faculty (excluding Principal and club sponsors) will maintain and monitor all NJHS business. Their duties will be:

      1. Hold a Faculty Council meeting at least once per six weeks period.

      2. Vote on member probations and dismissals.

      3. Review Chapter By-laws annually.

      4. Aid in the selection process of new members each year.

  9. Annual Schedule

    1. Review of bylaws by executive committee

    2. Service Project(s)

    3. Fund raiser activity

    4. Second semester induction of new members (one per school year)

    5. Election of officers for next school year

    6. End of year banquet