Membership Information

 

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Students who wish to join National Honor Society at Bingham High School must fill out an application and ask three(3) of their current teachers to fill out teacher evaluation forms.

Membership is based on character, service, leadership, and scholarship. Students can apply at the end of their sophomore or junior year.  Applications are reviewed by a faculty panel. Applicants who submit an incomplete application or who fail to meet all of the requirements will not be considered for membership in the National Honor Society.

 

 

Ms. Albrecht     jeraldene.albrecht@jordandistrict.org

Mrs. Bean         taunia.bean@jordandistrict.org

Mr. Fordham    robert.fordham@jordandistrict.org

Mrs. Johnson    aubrie.johnson@jordandistrict.org

 

 

The following forms and documents are found below on this page:

-Membership application form

-Teacher evaluation forms

-Disclosure document form

-NHS Bylaws

-NHS Policies

-Membership lists

 

If you have questions about membership, contact one of the advisers. See below to access membership applications, officer applications, bylaws & policies, and membership lists. 

Fill out the form below or click on this link if you can't see the form:
 
Teacher Evaluation Form
In addition to completing the application above, please copy the link below and email it to 3 of your teachers to complete as an evaluation for you.
If you would like to be an officer in next year's National Honor Society, please complete the application below. 
Disclosure Document

Bingham High School Chapter Bylaws

 

Article A: The National Honor Society (NHS) is a student organization intended to promote and honor the values of academics, character, leadership, and service.

 

Article B: Members of NHS will engage in meaningful service to the club, the school, and the community.

 

Article C: The Bingham High chapter of NHS must maintain a minimum of seven members to continue to operate as a student organization.

 

Article D: No student may attend or participate in our NHS organization without the signed consent of his/her parent or legal guardian, a disclosure for each member will be kept on file.

 

Article E: The National Honor Society will act in compliance with the Utah Code Annotated 53A-3-419, Utah Administrative Code R277-617, all other applicable laws and regulations, and all Jordan School District and Bingham High School policies and regulations.

 

Article F: Students will be expected to pay annual dues, an amount specified by the organization advisors deemed necessary at the beginning of the school year.  These dues will pay for organization affiliation fees, socials, shirts, and if a senior - graduation cowl rental and cords.  All funds will be handled pursuant to the Jordan School District policy.

 

Article G: Students may apply for membership in NHS at the end of their sophomore or junior year.  The application for membership will be written by the NHS Adviser and faculty committee, and will require applicants to show achievement in academics, character, leadership, and service.  Commitment to academics will be shown by having a 3.700 cumulative GPA and through any other criteria decided on by the NHS Advisors and faculty committee. Applicants will be reviewed by the NHS Advisors and faculty committee, those accepted will be notified by the email provided on their application.  Those who are not accepted will be emailed of why they were excluded.

 

Article H: Members of NHS who fail to live up to their responsibilities as members of the club will be put on probation.  Causes of probation include failing to pay dues, failing to turn in service card on time, not attending a minimum of two chapter meetings per semester, failing to maintain a 3.700 GPA, or failing to act with honor in academic situations. Members put on probation will be sent an email notice of probation including an explanation and a warning that if they do not remedy the situation within one semester, they will be expelled from NHS.  At the end of the following semester, if they have failed to do as required, they will receive an email notice of exclusion, including an explanation.  Students will also be expelled if they are found to have lied on their application or on a service card, or if they are expelled or excluded from school.  A senior student who does something during the second semester of school that would normally put him on probation will be expelled without probation.

 

Article I:

The Bingham chapter of NHS will consist of the following leadership positions:

 

                  Office                   Responsibilities

President
  • Presides over meetings, will create and share monthly membership meeting slides, follows up with leadership team - makes sure service opportunities are presented.
  • Overseeing that service opportunities are being planned and carried out.
  • Assists with year end slide show, Induction.

Vice President(s)

    Service

  • Plan 2 service opportunities per month - take accurate rolls at the service and report. Provides flyers and sign up sheets for service opportunities- takes pictures during the service and sends them to the historian.
  • Assists with year end closing social, induction.

Senior Secretary        

  • Oversee senior membership records.
  • Set up and manage the remind text service, submit morning announcements, send out publicity information to local newspapers, and assist the president as assigned.
  • Assist with year end closing social, induction.

 Historian

 

  • Plans 1 service opportunity per month - take accurate rolls at the service and report. Provides flyer and sign up sheet if required for service - takes pictures at service.
  • Keeps NHS History book current.
  • Year End Closing Social slideshow, induction.

Junior Secretary        

  • Oversee the junior membership records and assist the president as assigned
  • Plan 1 service opportunity per month - take accurate rolls at the service and report. Provides flyer and sign up sheet if required for service - takes pictures at service.
  • Assist with year end closing social, induction.

 

 

Article J:  

 

Students will apply to become a member of the leadership team at the end of the junior or sophomore year.  To apply, they must be either NHS members or applicants for membership. Based on the applications, the NHS Advisors and faculty committee will remove from the list students who do not meet the qualifications. The same review committee will then decide on which students will finally fill the leadership positions.  The position of junior secretary will be filled by a sophomore at the time of application. At the end of the year the president will be selected from the leadership team. In the event of the president losing NHS status, the advisor(s) will appoint one of the leadership team to the office of president. If any other leadership member loses status, the NHS Advisors will select a replacement from current NHS members in good standing.

All leadership team members are expected to fulfill their responsibilities, failure to do so will result in a probation period until the issue is resolved. Failure to resolve the issue will result in a request that they step down from their leadership position.

National Honor Society

Policy Reminders

 

 

We are excited to welcome back returning members and welcome in all the new members.  You are a part of Bingham High’s largest student organization. We do everything in our power to help our members be successful. The motto of National Honor Society is Character, Service, Leadership, and Scholarship.  Character means you practice honesty, integrity, and other skills that build you morally.  Service means you participate in projects to help the school and community.  Leadership means you practice social skills and character skills that will help you be leaders in the future.  Scholarship means you maintain good grades while serving others and meeting your responsibilities. We do not want there to be any reason for you to lose your good standing in the National Honor Society. That being the case, these are the policies that must be followed.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Character: NHS students are expected to maintain honesty.  Our policy is that students who cheat, lie, act without honor, etc. will be dismissed on the spot.  If one of your teachers reports to us that there is an issue with your integrity, you will be dismissed from the National Honor Society.

2. Service: You are required to complete 24 of service each semester. 12 hours of NHS sponsored service and 12 hours of individual service each semester.  Remember 12 hours must be in NHS sponsored activities. The other 12 can be from service of your choice. Service performed in connection with an NHS project may be used for either NHS or individual service hours, but individual hours cannot be used to replace NHS sponsored service.  We will have several NHS Team Leadership service opportunities scheduled each month along with consistent week day NHS service opportunities. Our weekly service opportunities are available so you can choose when it fits your schedule, however you must get approval to sign up for more than 2 of each weekly service per semester.  You will have many service opportunities to choose from. Do not wait until the end of the semester to start your service. Time extensions will not be considered. Due dates are firm and are posted on the service card. You will need to make NHS a priority to succeed.

When you complete your service hours, you need to write them on your service card.  You will get two different colored cards one for 1st semester and one for 2nd semester.  There is a place on the card for your name and grade.  There are also places for you to write in what you did for service along with a signature line.  For individual hours, have whoever is in charge of the project sign it off. In contrast with that, NHS service hours must be signed for by Mrs. Albrecht, Mrs. Bean, or Mr. Fordham - no one else.  They cannot be signed off by parents, students, or other teachers. If your card does not have the correct signatures, it will not be accepted.  Please also note that you should have your cards signed off within a week of performing the service.

Service cards will not be accepted after the due date.  Turn them in early if you can. You can turn in your card anytime up until 3pm on the day that they are due, but it is NOT a good idea to wait until the last minute.  *** If the NHS service requires a sign-up for the service opportunity and you do not show up for the service you are denying another NHS member the service opportunity. If this is a common occurrence you will be placed on probation.  

3. Leadership: You need to plan your time and attend the chapter meetings.  Our meeting schedule is posted at the beginning of the current school year. Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month, in the Media Center.  The time rotates between a before school and an after school meeting. You should attend every meeting.  You must attend a minimum of two meetings each semester to maintain good standing.  Meetings are your best source of information about what is going on in the NHS.  It is important that you sign the roll at these meetings.  If your signature does not appear on the roll, you will not receive credit for being in attendance. Meetings start on time, you are expected to be seated when the meeting starts - members who come after the meeting has started will be turned away.

4. Scholarship: NHS members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.700 or higher.  Very few students in NHS struggle with this requirement.  Whether or not you do, scholarship is only one aspect of NHS.  There are a lot of Bingham students with high grades. What sets you apart is that you maintain those grades while also performing service, demonstrating leadership, and exhibiting character.

5. Membership Dues: All members will be expected to pay dues.  This helps pay for your organization affiliation, shirt, and supplies throughout the year. You need to pay your money and turn in the receipt to maintain good standing. To receive a NHS shirt you will need to pay your dues AND turn in your shirt order form on the date assigned.  If we don’t have that information, we cannot order you a shirt.  Your NHS shirts should be worn to every chapter meeting, service project, or anytime you serve as a representative of the National Honor Society, eg., ushering during the musical or working during Parent Teacher Conferences.

6. Keep informed: If you have questions in general, ask us.  As always…you can find our NHS website under the Academics pulldown, there you will see the calendar, upcoming service opportunities, Leadership & membership lists, policy reminders, the bylaws, and pictures of our members serving our school and community.  You may also sign up to receive meeting reminders and other NHS announcements via text.  This is only a courtesy.  The responsibility is yours to know where you should be and what you should be doing.

7. Probation: If you fall short of meeting the expectations for NHS members, there is a process for correcting the problem.  You will first be placed on probation and given one semester to show that you can achieve the established standards of performance.  If after that semester you have done well, you will be taken off probation. If the original problems were never resolved, or if you ended up with additional problems, you will be permanently dismissed. There is no 2nd semester probation available for Seniors.

We want you to succeed!   If you have questions, please see

Mrs. Albrecht, Mrs. Bean, or Mr. Fordham.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Seniors are not allowed a probation period during second semester, if you fail to achieve the minimum requirements during second semester you will be automatically dropped!  Remember to maintain your GPA.  Attend the meetings!  Seniors’ spring semester service cards are due earlier than Juniors’ (dates are on the service cards.)

NHS Seniors graduating with honors. *Indicates 2 year member

 

Heidi Anderson

* Maren Ball

* Emily Baur

* Darcie Bean

* Reegan Behunin

* Ashlyn Bolinder

* Madison Burke

* Gracie Campbell

Kelcie Curtis

* Brooklyn Fenn

Kamie Jaramillo

Sakthivel Jayakumar

Kennedy Jensen

Rui Jin

* Hailey Jones

* Kara Larsen

Han Lee

Garrett Nelson

* Abby Reynolds

* Clarissa Richins

* Caleb Rose

* Jade Smith

*Rachel Stewart

*Brinley Taylor

* Alyssa Teeples

*Adrienne Thomas

* Kelsey Warner

* Kendel Woodburn

 

 

 

 

 

NHS Junior Members

2019-2020

 

Alyssa Anderson

Sara Applegate

Isabelle Ashton

Jenna Atkinson

Kiana Beam

Cooper Boswell

Aliza Braithwaite

Macey Call

Katherine Canning

Nephi Christensen

Jessika Cole

Alexia Cox

Toni Cramer

Ashley Dickerson

Natalyn Driscoll

Katherine Erskine

Onalee Estrada

David Gardner

Abbey Gedge

Malia Hansen

Connor Humphrey

Celeste Kalapala

Rylie Kershaw

Maxton Lakey

Annabel Lee

Rachael Matthews

Hope Miller

Savannah Montague

Paige Nelson

Faith Newbold

William Nguyen

Emily Orton

Brooklyn Perry

Adriann Richins

Eliza Roberts

Annabelle Rockne

Hailey Ross

Hannah Schipaanboord

Emma Simpson

Hanna Song

Thea Spigarelli

Solomon Storm

Abby Taylor

Elijah Throckmorton

Margaret Truman

McKinley Van Leeuwen

Kaleah Walker

Angela White

Annie Williams

Abigail Wong

Anuhya Yalavarty

Jorge Zelaya