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Welcome to the new school year

… and a new look for Honor Society News. Add us to your safe sender list and watch your inbox for this e-newsletter monthly through June.  Find archives online»


National Principals Month Video Contest Open

Celebrate your principal! The 2017 National Principals Month Video Contest is now open. Get your chapter together to produce a video. Entry deadline: September 29 (one month earlier than previous years). Get contest rules and more info»


College Webinar Series Registration Open

Five sessions will be offered in the 2017-18 NHS/NJHS college admission planning and financial aid webinar series for students and parents. Encourage them to register now using your school’s affiliation number at and


Submit Your Outstanding Service Project

The timeline for the Outstanding Service Project Award has changed. Apply now through November 1. Projects must have been started and completed during the previous school year. Learn more and apply on the NHS and NJHS websites.


Advisory Committee Needs You

The Student Leadership Advisory Committee—the group that launched the student leadership initiative on global citizenship in 2016—is seeking NHS and NJHS advisers as new members. Watch your email for application information.

Change advisors

Changing Advisers?

If you are no longer the chapter adviser, please forward this newsletter to the new adviser and your school principal. Ask them to complete the Adviser Change Form at or

Trending in the Adviser Online Community

“I advise a larger chapter in a medium-sized school. GPA and service hours are easy to track, but I’d like to be more systematic in our monitoring of character.”

“It seems like an unending task to track student service hours and GPAs. … Does anyone have a great method of efficiently tracking either of these?” 

Join these and other conversations going on right now in the Adviser Online Community. You can log in using the same credentials that you use for the NHS or NJHS websites.

Learn more »

National Student Project Database

National Student Project Database

There are more than 6,200 project ideas available at your fingertips! Log on to the National Student Project Database on the NHS and NJHS websites for ideas from other schools and to submit your own successful projects!

Important Dates


7: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards application opens

27: College admission planning webinar, “Applying to College: What You Need to Know Now”

29: National Principals Month Video Contest deadline


National Principals Month

6: NHS Scholarship program application opens

6: Orlando LEAD Conference early-bird registration deadline

12: College admission planning webinar, “Your First Step in Financial Aid: the FAFSA”

20:  Orlando LEAD Conference regular registration deadline


1: Outstanding Service Project Award application deadline

NHS applicants » 

NJHS applicants »

3-5: Orlando LEAD Conference 

7: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards deadline

Honor Society Tips and Tools

Get Acquainted with the Adviser Resource Center

New adviser? Returning adviser? The Adviser Resource Center on the NHS and NJHS websites has you covered. Here are some things you’ll discover:

  • “New Advisers & New Chapters”: sample chapter bylaws, chapter checklist, video on 10 Basic Necessities of Honor Society Advisers
  • “Project Planning & Fundraising”: access to the National Student Project Database
  • “Working with Students and Officers”: member and officer profiles, NHS and NJHS promotional videos
  • “Publicizing NHS/NJHS Programs & Services”: sample member welcome letter, plus copy-and-paste emails, take-home flyers, sample social media posts to promote student and parent programs

That’s just a sampling. Visit now and browse to find help overseeing your chapter. Log in at or

In The Latest Advise

Advise magazine cover

Looking ahead to the September issue of Advise, arriving in your mailbox soon, you’ll find a cover feature giving advice on reviving a dormant chapter, plus tips for preparing recommendation letters for your students.

Tell us your story! If you’d like to contribute an article to Advise, view the editorial calendar and send your ideas to [email protected].

What’s In Store

The online Honor Society stores now accept e-checks for web orders. One more convenience when shopping the NHS or NJHS Store!

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