Harry Hoag Elementary School Establishes New
Honor Society Chapter
Harry Hoag Elementary School has established a
chapter of the new National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) to
recognize their most outstanding students. Staff at the school were
notified recently that their application to begin this prestigious
new national student recognition program was approved by the
national office and that they may now undertake the process of
selecting new members.
Harry Hoag Elementary joins elementary schools
around the nation in establishing a program to promote excellence in
academic achievement and involvement in leadership and service for
the nation’s youngest student leaders. More than just an honor roll,
NEHS engages its members in service activities and leadership
development that help strengthen the programs for all students at
the school and improve life in the community.
NEHS has been developed as a program of the
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in
partnership with the National Association of Elementary School
Principals (NAESP). “We are proud to recognize Harry Hoag Elementary
as a new member of our Honor Society network.” said JoAnn
Bartoletti, Executive Director of NASSP. “The decision to bring NEHS
to their campus is an indication of a commitment to acknowledging
the hard work of high achieving and well-rounded students. It also
signals support for the core values of the Honor Society – values
that we believe enhance the life of every member and the entire
school community.” NASSP also sponsors the National Honor Society
and National Junior Honor Society, and with the creation of NEHS,
establishes student recognition programs for students in all levels
of American education, elementary, middle, and high school.
At the local level, chapters of the National
Elementary Honor Society are supervised by a faculty adviser. The
new co-advisors for the chapter at Harry Hoag Elementary will be
Mrs. Yerdon and Mrs. Snow. They will be charged with supervising the
selection of new members and inducting them at a special ceremony. A
full description of the criteria for membership and the process for
selection will be made available to all students, parents, and
staff. In addition, once members are selected, the chapter will
organize service projects and other activities that support the
purposes of the organization.
The National Elementary Honor Society joins
the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor
Society (NJHS) as the nation’s premier organizations recognizing
outstanding students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of
scholarship, responsibility, leadership, service, citizenship, and
character. NHS and NJHS were founded by and are programs of the
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
NASSP—the preeminent organization and national voice for middle
level and high school leaders—also sponsors the National Association
of Student Councils (NASC) promoting and providing leadership
development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve
their schools and communities. Visit www.nassp.org for more
Established in 1921, the National Association
of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves elementary and middle
school principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas.
For more information about the National Elementary Honor Society,
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