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    NHS

    Character, Service, Leadership, Scholarship

     
    Advisors for 2018: Scott Rust, Shannon Aguirre, Stephanie Hartmann
    Fax Number: 512-533-6101
    Emails:
     

    rusts@ltsidschools.org

    aguirres@ltisdschools.org 

    hartmanns@ltisdschools.org

    Click here to access the NHS calendar.

     
     

    Officer Meetings:

    Last Wednesday of each month after school in DMC

    Chapter Meetings:

    First Wednesday afternoon of each month in DMC @4:21
    First Thursday morning of each month in DMC @8:10
    *officers are expected to attend both meetings, committee chairs and members must attend either meeting, not both.  All NHS members are expected to attend all meetings, unless excused by the advisers in advance.
     

    Membership Criteria:

     
    If you did not attend the Candidate Information Meeting, the presentation can be found here
     
    To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member of those classes (sophomore, junior, senior) designated as eligible. (In accordance with the National Council, freshmen [ninth graders] are not eligible.) Candidates must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester.
    The minimum standard for scholarship shall be a cumulative scholastic average of at least 93.000 percent, or the equivalent standard of excellence. (The GPA of 93.000 includes ALL classes and the multiplier or "bump" points.)

    Candidates shall then be evaluated by the faculty council on the basis of service, leadership, and character.

    Students meeting the scholastic requirement are notified in February to attend a meeting where information forms are distributed. Those eligible students who wish to be considered for membership must complete the student activity information forms with appropriate signatures, and the specified essay. Completed forms must be returned to the adviser by the deadline. Once the completed form is received, the student's name is placed on a list of candidates for selection by the faculty council.
     

    Overview of the Selection Process:

    Overview of the 2018 LTHS National Honor Society Selection Process:

    Step 1:         To be considered for membership, a student must be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior, have a grade point average of at least 93.000, and have attended Lake Travis High School for at least one semester.

    Step 2:         Candidates are notified to attend a meeting in February where student information forms are distributed. Candidates ONLY may pick up packets – if candidates cannot attend the meeting, he/she may pick up a packet from an adviser following the meeting.

    Step 3:         Any eligible student who wishes to be considered for membership must complete the student information forms with appropriate signatures, and the specified essay (see forms for details).

    Step 4:         Completed forms must be returned by 4:30 on March 20, 2018 for a student to be considered for membership.  This is an absolute deadline.  No forms will be accepted after this time.

    Step 5:         Once the completed packet and teacher recommendations are received, the student's name is placed on a list of final candidates.

    Step 6:         The NHS advisers present the completed information forms and teacher recommendations to the NHS Faculty Council, which has final authority in selecting members of NHS. 

    The Faculty Council is composed of five members appointed by the principal.  Neither the advisers nor the principal are members of the council.  They have no vote in the selection process. 

    Step 7:         Those students who submit information forms, regardless of whether they are offered membership in NHS, will receive notification of their induction status on or about April 14, 2018.

    Step 8:        Students who are offered membership by the council and who accept membership in NHS will participate in the induction ceremony in the High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

     

    Community Service:

    All members are expected to complete 10 in school hours and 15 out of school hours for each academic year.   General rules to remember --
    1. All hours must be completed during the school year on your own time (outside of the school day with the exception of NHS meetings for planning purposes).
    2. In-school service hours: If it was completed on campus and benefits LTHS, it will most likely be acceptable service.
    3. Out-of-school service hours: If it was completed off campus and benefits the community (not LTHS), it will most likely be acceptable service.4. 1 Chapter Hour can be made up with 2 committee chair events
    If you have any questions, please see an officer or advisor before your service hour deadline. We are here to help you! (and it's never a bad thing to exceed your required hours)