NJHS Advisers— Nominate Your Outstanding Members

NJHS advisers, do you have members in your chapter who go above and beyond during the school year? Applications are now open for you to nominate your students for the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award. The award recognizes 500 exceptional NJHS students nationwide, each with a $500 award to be placed in a college savings account managed by OppenheimerFunds (OFI Private Investments) as part of the New Mexico Trust Board’s 529 college savings plan-The Education Plan. You can nominate as many NJHS members as you wish. The application deadline is March 13, 2017. Winners will be announced in the spring. For more information, visit www.njhs.us/oaa.

See You in New Hampshire for the NASC National Conference

Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire will host the 80th NASC National Conference. From June 26–28, 2017, hundreds of students will gather to experience this year’s theme—Out of This World Leadership. At this conference, students will improve leadership skills, exchange ideas, network, and get inspired. Stay tuned for more information and visit www.nascconference.org. Follow NASC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram along with #NASCConf17.

New Year, New Webinars

With the new year comes new webinars for NHS and NJHS student members and parents. During February, March, and April, the National Honor Societies will host three more webinars as part of its college admission planning webinar series, including sessions on college affordability and first steps in a college search. Advisers, as you induct members this spring, be sure to make them aware of these opportunities. These webinars are a great way to welcome new members and show them the value of an NHS or NJHS membership. To register for these webinars or to view any previous webinars on demand, visit www.nhs.us/webinars or www.njhs.us/webinars.

Celebrate! March is Middle Level Education Month

Did you know March is the official month to celebrate middle level education? Together with the Association for Middle Level Education, the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, Adolescent Success, ACT, and Let’s Move! Active Schools, NASSP strongly encourages you to celebrate your students and teachers in grades 6–8. To view resources, as well as gather more information and ideas on how to plan your Middle Level Education Month celebrations, visit www.nassp.org/mlmonth.

Time To Make a World of Difference

National Student Leadership Week (NSLW) is April 16–22, 2017, and we want to see how you’re making a world of difference! During NSLW, schools around the country recognize and reinforce the important role of student leaders. This year, we want students to create a “Tasty-style” video to share how they are making a world of difference and then share these videos via social media using #MakingGlobalChange and #NSLW17.

Dates To Remember


February 1: Deadline for NHS Scholarship student applications

February 3–5: LEAD DC

February 10–12: LEAD Chicago

February 15: Deadline for National Council of Excellence applications

February 15: Deadline for Rynearson Award nominations

February 15: NHS/NJHS college admission planning webinar: “Early Planning for College Affordability”

February 27: Deadline for #HonorYourFutureNow Instagram contest submissions

February 28: Deadline for Outstanding Service Project submissions


Middle Level Education Month

March 13: Deadline for NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award nominations

March 22: NHS/NJHS college admission planning webinar: “Choosing the College That’s Best for You”