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#Futuready Series Debuts

The NHS/NJHS #Futuready series provides you and your members with self-guided lessons using visual guides and videos. Explore the Goal Setting and Time Management modules »

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NHS Scholarship Deadlines

Winter break is an excellent time for eligible senior members to apply for an NHS Scholarship. It’s also a good time for you to complete applicant recommendations. The student deadline is January 30; the adviser/principal deadline is February 5. Download application procedures »


Catch Up on Webinars

Suggest your members use winter break to watch sessions in the NHS/NJHS college admission planning webinar series. Topics range from financial aid to college application tips. Previous webinars are available on demand »


Newest Virtual Workshop

“So, You Have to Write an Essay…,” the latest virtual college application essay writing workshop, provides practical exercises for students completing college apps or those seeking a head start for the future. Watch here »


Nominate Yourself

Another winter break activity—for you! Give yourself the gift of recognition. Apply for the Rynearson National Adviser of the Year Award. You deserve it! Learn more »


Still Time to Pay It Forward

Is your chapter #MakingGlobalChange? Win $100 for your chapter’s favorite charity by entering our Instagram contest celebrating global citizenship—now extended through May 2018. Learn more about #MakingGlobalChange »


Save on LEAD DC

For a monumental leadership-building experience, register for LEAD DC by December 18 and catch the early-bird rate. For more dates and deadlines, visit the LEAD Conference website »


Share Your Story
Our Share Your Story campaign is well underway, and we’re asking advisers to tell the community about an especially impactful service project. Here are excerpts from two entries thus far:

“…the students found several opportunities to volunteer and make food/care packages for the people in Puerto Rico. We even shut down the school for one day and took the entire school to the Orlando Convention Center to volunteer with ‘Feeding Children Everywhere.’ I am most proud because after doing the research themselves, so many students volunteered that we HAD to shut down our school for a day. Not one student was forced into going, but every student was there with the right mission in their hearts.”

“[Our] project began with three girls who loved to read and saw that a majority of our town doesn’t. They wanted that to change. They saw the Tiny Libraries project on Facebook and are making it a mission to build these boxes across town. This will provide books for the entire community.”

Remember to “like” your favorites. The post with the most “likes” by January 31 will be awarded a special gift from the national office. To learn more about the campaign, log in to the community and Share Your Story here.

To log in to the Adviser Online Community, enter the same credentials you use for the NHS or NJHS websites.


The National Student Project Database is an excellent resource to discover holiday service ideas and end-of-year activities. It is filled with nearly 6,300 projects completed by Honor Society chapters and student councils. In fact, some 300 projects are tagged as “Holiday Activities.”

Many entries include promotional material and photos to help guide your planning. Log on now to the National Student Project Database on the NHS and NJHS websites for ideas from other schools and and be sure to submit your own successfully completed projects!

 National Student Project Database

Honor Society Tips and Tools
As the first half of the school year comes to an end, it’s an excellent time to plan the remainder of the school year’s activities.

  • Selection and induction. These usually occur in the spring for many chapters. Are dates on the calendar? Do students know your selection procedures and criteria? Be sure your chapter’s selection procedures are published and available for parents and students. See Article IX of the National Constitution.
  • Supplies. Have you checked your inventory to identify your needs for spring? Place your orders before the busy spring season. (Use promo code HOL17 for 15 percent off everything ordered by December 31 from the NHS or NJHS Store.)
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  • Member obligations. Are you reviewing all current members to ensure they are fulfilling annual obligations (dues, service hours, etc.)?
  • Officer election and transition. Will you review the process for electing new chapter officers? Also consider how you provide new officers with transitional information and tools. Update your chapter bylaws as necessary.

Visit the Adviser Resource Center on the NHS or NJHS website for all your chapter management needs.

Important Dates


18 LEAD DC early-bird registration deadline

22 LEAD DC Conference workshop presenter application deadline


5 LEAD DC regular registration deadline

12 LEAD Chicago early-bird registration deadline

19 LEAD Chicago Conference workshop presenter application
registration deadline

26–28 LEAD DC

30 NHS Scholarship student application deadline

30 NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award nominations open


2 LEAD Chicago regular registration deadline

5 NHS Scholarship deadline for adviser, principal, and faculty recommendations

7 “Paying for College: Defined” college admission planning webinar

16–18 LEAD Chicago

What’s in Store
No lines, no traffic, no fuss—Shop from the comfort of your computer and use promo code HOL17 to enjoy 15 percent off everything in the NHS or NJHS Store online. Shop now for membership pins and cards, graduation or promotion ceremony regalia, branded T-shirts and other apparel, and chapter supplies. Offer good through December 31.

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In The Latest Advise

Advise magazine cover

The next issue of Advise will feature the annual Leadership Calendar in the centerfold. Tear it out and post it so you and your members can plan 2018 activities. Watch your mailbox for the latest issue or read it online here.

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].