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Adviser Survey

Each year, the national office conducts an adviser survey to gather data about your chapter’s service projects and activities. Your responses inform our practice, programming, and services. Please complete the survey for your NHS or NJHS chapter by June 30. And after you submit your responses, you’ll get a code for 20 percent off at the online store!


LEAD Save the Date

Registration for LEAD Orlando will open on June 4. Learn more and register at


Impact Report Release

Here’s something everyone can get behind: Students changing the world together. That is the big idea behind NASSP’s Student Leadership Initiative: Global Citizenship. Visit, read the new impact report, and get involved today!



The deadline to submit affiliation renewals is June 30. Invoices have been sent to school principals. Visit and to download an invoice or pay online.



Prudential Winners

Recipients of the annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were recognized in Washington, D.C., in April. Read the inspiring bios of this year’s recipients.




Here are some current discussions in the community:
“Do any of you have an honorary membership program for Special Ed and/or ESL students? My chapter is looking into doing this for next year. If you do have this, what is your criteria for selection?”

“Has any advisor given gifts to their graduating NHS students on awards day or night? I will give their NHS stole on Honors Night when they receive notifications from businesses, schools, and organizations of scholarships and awards. Let me know of any ideas you may have.”

Join conversations going on right now in the Adviser Online Community.




Have you checked out the National Student Project Database? As you plan your 2018–19 chapter projects, you’ll find this to be an excellent resource filled with more than 6,000 projects completed by Honor Society chapters and student councils. Many entries include promotional material and photos to help guide your planning. Browse the National Student Project Database on the NHS and NJHS websites for ideas from other schools and be sure to submit your own successfully completed projects!

 National Student Project Database


Honor Society Tips and Tools

Q: Do members have to go through selection and induction each year?
A: No. Students remain members of NHS or NJHS for the duration of their time in middle school (NJHS) or high school (NHS). During that time, membership may only be ended through written resignation or dismissal. There is no yearly reapplication for membership or induction. Dismissal and resignation are permanent.

Advisers should monitor members’ compliance with chapter requirements throughout the year. If a member falls below the chapter’s standards, advisers must follow the due process procedures outlined in Article 10 and in the Disciplinary Procedures section of the handbook. At no time can a reapplication process be used to end a student’s membership.

Important Dates


Renewal notices sent to advisers and principals

NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award winners notified


List of NHS Scholarship recipients posted on NHS website

 Registration opens for LEAD Orlando

30 Affiliation renewal due

30 Annual adviser survey closes


 Outstanding Service Project Award application opens

What’s in Store

Complete the annual adviser survey to unlock your promo code for 20 percent off online purchases from the NHS or NJHS store. The code is good from June 15 to August 15. Get ahead on purchases for the new year—pins, membership cards, T-shirts, and more. Find a link to the survey on the NHS and NJHS home page.

In The Latest Advise

Advise magazine cover


Want to navigate your students on the path to leadership? The April/May issue of Advise features the perspective of guest author and motivational speaker Omékongo Dibinga on the topic. Plus, don’t forget to tear out and share the centerfold with students. It’s called “Participation Station” and it’s all about the career journey. Read the issue online.

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].