Seaman Middle School Honor Society
American Education Week: Next Week
ATTENTION: HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS: MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR NEXT THURS. 11/16.
REMEMBER: Bring a snack, treat, dessert, or goodie, etc. for the teacher's lounge next Thursday, 11/16, in honor of American Education Week. This is our way of saying "Thank You" to our staff here at SMS for all that they do for students @ SMS. Just drop it off at the office Thursday moring for staff to snack on during the day!
Let's show the staff how much we appreciate them.
Don't forget! Tell your parents now! Write it down so you don't forget.
Thank you for participating in this Staff Appreciation Day!!
Reminder : Dec: Donations! Hat, sock, mitten tree for children @ Topeka Rescue Mission.
2017-2018 INDUCTION CEREMONY WILL BE MAY 8, 2018 @ 6PM @ SMS!
2017-2018 School Year SMS HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS
Anspaugh, Ryan Appelhanz, Anson Appelhanz, Kamryn Armstrong, Haliey Brodine, Anna Brooks, Adam Colley, Braden Crow, Tatum Crowell, Bradyn Dehn, Reagan DiLeonardo, Landon Doud, Mackenzie Finley, Maclane Grace, Gabriella Hardesty, Madyson Hilliard, Jake Keating, Grace Kramer, Ainsley Kruse, Justin Laird, Ben Lupton, Alexandria Magill. Anna McConnaughey,Mason Minger, Madison Moore, Jace Myers, Samantha Myrick,Larrissa Nelson, Ebb Noble, Ellie Oliva, Olivia Rutter, Amaya Sadler, Amberly Schultz, Emma Sharp, Morgan Simpson, Emma Snyder, Samantha Stallbaumer, Casen Stover, Elizabeth Stuewe, Jackson Sullivan, Eric Tenpenny, Taylor Turner, Artiegust Unruh, Grace VanLeeuwen, Gwenyth Wilhelm, Gavin Williams, Andrew Williams, Gaige Wohleta, April
SJHS meets usually the 1st Wed. of the month.
SJHS Members need to complete at least 10 hours of volunteer service by April 11th. Documented forms need to be turned in by April 11th, 2018, to complete their SJHS member requirements.
1st semester's calendar: PUT IN YOUR CALENDAR!
Wed. Sept. 6, seminar meeting
Wed. Oct. 4, seminar meeting
Mon. Oct 16, NO SCHOOL / KATM Math Conference @ SMS/ STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO WORK A SHIFT
OCT. 23-27 RED RIBBON WEEKOfficers read drug facts over the announcements.Everyone make a drug free poster of some kind and post it around the buidling.Friday: Oct 27, RED out in observance of Drug FreeHelp your seminar decorate your door for Red Ribbon Week.
Wed. NOV. 1, seminar meeting Hailey's group has treats.
NOV. 13-17 NATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
FRI. Nov. 17 Donut sales at SMS /STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Tues. Nov. 21 SMS TNO CARNIVAL
December : Hat, Mitten, socks XMAS tree in the commons for TRM children
Fri. Dec. 1 SMS school DANCE
Wed. Dec. 6, seminar meeting Gabby's group has treats.
2nd semester's calendar: PUT IN YOUR CALENDAR!
Wed. Jan. 10, seminar meeting No treats
Fri. Jan 12, 8th reward trip- Snow Creek Skiing and local trip
Wed. Feb 7, seminar meeting
Fri. March 2, Annual National Read Across America Day ( We will read to elementary schools)
Wed. Mar. 7, seminar meeting Braden's group has treats
Mar. 19-23 SPRING BREAK
Mar. 27 EGGs DUE ( 40 filled eggs due from every member today for Easter Egg hunts) Individually wrapped candy- no chocolate ( it melts)
March 28-30 TBD EASTER EGG HUNT FOR USD 345 PRESCHOOL ( 40 FILLED EGGS NEEDED FROM EVERY MEMBER)
Wed. Apr. 4, seminar meeting Elizabeth's gorup has treats.
Wed. April 11 VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS DOCUMENTATION DUE
Wed. May. 2, seminar meeting for officers only ( about induction ceremony) NO treats!
Tues. May 8, Induction ceremony practice during seminar
Tues. May 8, INDUCTION CEREMONY 6:00 PM ( about 45 minutes) Attendance highly recommended. If you can't be there you need to let us know.
Junior Honor Society membership process:
First ,we check the GPA's the first part of 2nd semester for any students 3.5 or higher. Then we check this list for discpline points and tardies. Next ,we send that list to the staff and ask for nominations from the list as to students they feel are jr. Honor Society candidates. We ask staff to nominate approximately 20 students from their team. Then a list is made to invite nominated students to fill out an application if they are interested in being a part of SJHS. Finally, the applications are scored and we make our final decision as to the students to invite for membership. We have limited sports to be able to support a manageble size group. If you are not chosen this year try again at the high school level.
Please understand if you have not been invited to apply for Seaman Middle School- Junior Honor Society (SMS-JHS) this year, it does not mean you are a bad person, as Seaman Middle School- Junior Honor Society invites only the highest of high (about 20%) of the entire seventh graders at SMS to begin an application process for Junior Honor Society. If students are invited, it does not mean they are automatically accepted into NJHS. Even though grades matter with the qualifying process, SMS-JHS includes students who demonstrate the strongest grades, the strongest characteristics in character, the strongest citizenship, the strongest leadership, and strongest service.
There are five major areas of qualifications and only the top total 20% of SMS seventh graders are chosen and invited to apply. (NOTE: This year and eighth grade does not determine being on National Honor Society in High School.)
Academic Evaluation: Highest of high GPAs: 4.0-3.5 Considered, but looking for the highest of high grades.
Character Evaluation: The highest of high qualifying students who demonstrate a strong consistent strength in respect, effort, and responsibility, as well as, keeping a clean discipline record.
Leadership: The highest of high qualifying students who demonstrate strong leadership skills in contribution in problem solving, ideas, and a strong attitude of being resourceful.
Citizenship: The highest of high qualifying students who demonstrate: a strong respect for not only our local school, but our area, state, and U.S., a mature level of responsibility and respect in school, school activities, and community activities.
Service: the highest of high qualifying students who show strength in contribution to volunteering without monetary compensation.
WE DONATED 83 ITEMS TO THE CHILDREN FOR CHRISTMAS AT TRM Dec. 2016 ( HATS, MITTENS, GLOVES, & 'SOCKS)
Silverbacks is a local grassroots organization that helps members of our community in various ways. One of our ongoing programs is SilverSupper. SilverSupper provides free meals to children ages 0-18 four nights a week through 3 different community centers in town. The volunteer commitment is about an hour an evening and people can volunteer as often as they like. All they need to do is sign up online and then show up to fulfill their commitment. It's a very safe environment and perfect for students!
The online signup is located at silverbackks.ivolunteer.com and there is a sign up for each of the locations around town.
This is a super easy and fast opportunity to gain those required hours?
To learn more about their organization as a whole, feel free to visit their website - silverbackks.org. Thank you so much for your help!