CONTACTS

  • NHS LOGO Contact: Palmer NHS Sponsor
    Name: Michael Chamberlin
    Phone: (719)-328-5079
    Office: 301 N Nevada AVE Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    OFFICERS
    President - Gus McIntyre
    Vice President - Anna Ward
    Secretary - Julia Solano

    Treasurer - Christian Murillo

    Historian - Megan Geiser

  • Note:

    Dear NHS Members,
     
    I hope you are all well and taking care of yourselves. 
     
    After consulting with our NHS officers, here's what we've decided to do in NHS for the remainder of the school year:
     
    1) Spring NHS Service. Some of you have completed your service projects and some of you have not completed them. Doing any group activity is out of the question. Thus, in light of our COVID-19 situation here's our plan for spring service. Send a photo to Megan Geiser, nhspalmer@gmail.com, of how you are being socially responsible with the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a photo of you and your family staying home, wearing masks outdoors, washing hands, etc. Perhaps you are sewing masks for first responders. Take a photo showing you making masks. In other words, take a photo of you being a service to the community in the wake of the pandemic. Right now we all need to do our part to reduce the number of coronavirus cases. Send Megan an email with a photo and your name showing how you're contributing to the state and national efforts to reduce the pandemic. Also, if you have photos from your service prior to our home isolation please send those photos to Megan too. The due date for the photos is Wednesday, April 22nd. Once we have all of your photos we will create a slideshow for everyone to see. The NHS Service Form does not need to be completed. Your only NHS service obligation is a photo of you aiding in the fight against the coronavirus. 
     
    2) NHS Officer Elections. The officer elections will be postponed to the first NHS meeting in the fall - likely late August or early September. 
     
    3) NHS Induction Ceremony. The ceremony for new inductees will be in the fall. 
     
    4) New NHS Inductees. The list of new members is posted below! Congratulations!!!!
     
    If you have any questions please let me know. 
     
    Sincerely,
     

    Michael Chamberlin
    Gifted Resource Teacher (GRT)
    Palmer High School

    michael.chamberlin@d11.org

    Mission

    Our mission is to promote academic excellence, to encourage service to others, and to promote leadership.

    NHS Officers

     

    Meetings

    Next meeting: April 8, 2020. Everyone will meet in the Lecture Hall. This is the new NHS officer election meeting. 

    Our general assembly meetings are mostly held the first ​Wednesday of every month in the Lecture Hall (and adjoining rooms) from 3:05 to 3:45 p.m. from September through May. Attendance at the meetings is a requirement for membership. If you cannot attend a meeting for school-related reasons (e.g. - a soccer game, not practice), contact Mr. Chamberlin in room 222 at least one day before the meeting. Failure to inform Mr. Chamberlin of your absence prior to the meeting will result in an unexcused absence for that meeting. NHS members are allowed a maximum of one unexcused absence per semester.

    Officers normally meet the Monday prior to the general assembly meeting, during lunch in room 229.

    New Members

    Here are the new NHS members for the 2020-2021 school year. The Induction Ceremony for new members will likely be held late August or early September; details will be sent as more information is known. Congratulations new members, and welcome aboard!!!

    Kayden Albert

    Megan Allen

    Autumn Barrett

    Marissa Benavidez

    Leah  Berry

    Chay Buchholz-Guerrero

    Anela Burns

    Raelee Chavez

    Keenan Fritz

    Gwendolyn Garza

    Herbert Hafenrichter III

    Lydia Hurcomb

    Elliette Igel-Manvitz

    Willow Jeffus

    Brima Kamara

    Addison Knowles

    Logan Kuhlman

    Joseph Lange

    Luke Larson

    Mary (Kate) Lowery

    Juliette Lynn

    Bridget McGraw

    Anna McLaughlin

    Tharrin  Meyer

    Lillian Parsons

    Maxwell Pearson

    Emma Reeves

    Taylor  Saulsbury

    Jocelyn  Sleeger

    Jocelyn Spencer

    Avery Spicer

    Henry Stevens

    Kathleen Swankowski

    Delilah  Tefertiller

    Aleyah Tomkins

    Ellie Van Dyk

    Joseph Van Dyk

    Xavier VanDemark-Conway

    Peyton Vetter

    Arden White

    Kiera Wrany

    Membership Requirements

    Membership in NHS has its requirements:

    ​1) Maintain at least a 3.75 overall GPA (weighted). If your GPA falls below 3.75 you will will be placed on NHS Probation and have one semester to bring is back up to 3.75 to remain in NHS.

    2) Dues. $15 annual NHS dues must be paid to the Palmer Business Office no later than Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to remain in NHS. If you cannot financially pay this fee, see Mr. Chamberlin before the due date. 

    3) Attend monthly meetings. One unexcused meeting will result in NHS Probation. More than one unexcused meeting will result in a Dismissal Hearing. If you need to be absent from a meeting (doctor appointment, sport game - not practice, etc.), contact Mr. Chamberlin (michael.chamberlin@d11.org) prior to the meeting. 

    4) Three community service projects each semester. At least one of the projects must be a BIG NHS project (see below). For each project you must take a "selfie" at the project site and send it to our Historian, Megan Geiser (NHSPalmer@gmail.com). Include your name, the project name and a brief description of the photo. Use this form to record your service projects each semester: NHS Service Form (fall semester). Senior due date is April 14. Junior due date is May 15th. NHS Service Form - Spring

    To keep track of these requirements, a non-graded class in Q will be created called National Honor Society. It's an 8th period class. This class is not graded and won't show up on your school transcripts. It's there to monitor your NHS requirements. A "1" indicates the requirement is met. A "0" means the requirement is not met. A blank means the requirement hasn't been assessed. This class class will be available for viewing on September 16th. 

    New NHS Officer Elections

    The April 8th NHS meeting is our election meeting. Candidates will give short, 3 minutes speeches. All members present at the meeting will vote. Majority vote for each office wins. 

    If you are interested in running for office (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian), you need to turn in the completed Nomination Form to Mr. Chamberlin in room 22 no later than Friday, March 20th. Election Nomination Form

    Bylaws 

    Bylaws are the governing rules and regulations of the Palmer NHS Chapter and its members. Bylaws were updated and approved by the Faculity Council in December, 2018. 

    Senior NHS Cords

    Senior NHS graduation cords can be purchased from the Palmer Business Office for $8 starting May, 2020. Bring your receipt to Mr. Chamberlin in room to receive your cords. You must be in good NHS standings to receive cords. 

    Service Projects

    Note: Due to the coronovirus situation and an uncertain future, do what you can with service projects. If you participated in the Palmer cleanup BIG project, that alone will suffice. If not, then you might want to donate to the ARC or Goodwill. And when we return to school we'll have the toiletry drive. Please try to avoid volunteering if you're with large groups of people, at least for the near future. 

    Members are expected to contribute their time to community service with active participation in at least three projects each semester. When choosing a project, keep in mind the mission of NHS. If you are unsure about the worthiness of a particular project, please ask your NHS Officers or Mr. Chamberlin. A project write-up is required for each project; the form is due at the end of each semester. NHS Service Form (fall semester). Senior due date is April 14. Junior due date is May 15th. NHS Service Form - Spring

    You must also submit a photo from each of your projects. Not only does the photo help verify your participation in the service project, but it also helps our Historian, Megan Geiser, create a scrapebook of NHS activities. Email (NHSPalmer@gmail.com) the photo (with your nameproject name, and brief description of the photo). Except for a handful of special circumstances, you need to be in the photo you submit - a selfie.

    Service Hours take many forms: soup kitchens, blood drives, Forest Service trail maintenance, neighborhood beautification, aiding the elderly or disabled, and tutoring are a few possible opportunities. The choice is yours - find something where you can contribute to the good of society by making the world a better place than it was before you volunteered.

    NHS Projects. The purpose of NHS Projects is to provide a voluntary workforce for important school and community projects. We need your help for these projects. These projects are approved by the NHS Officers and Mr. Chamberlin (NHS Advisor).​ All NHS Projects are listed below. THese projects can fulfill the need for two individual projects each semester. 

    NHS BIG Projects. There will be two BIG NHS projects each semester. NHS members must participate in at least one of these BIG projects each semester. The purpose of the BIG projects it to have a united force of NHS members participating in a worthy cause.  

    Individual Projects. This community service project is your choice. It could be another NHS Project or NHS BIG Project. It could be something of your own choosing. The choice is yours. Do something useful. 

     

    NHS BIG Projects

     

    1) Palmer Clean-up  - Friday, March 6. 3:15-4:45 PM. Front Nine. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Pizza will be provided at the end of the cleanup. 

    2) 2nd BIG project cancelled. 

     

    Spring NHS Projects

    You must particpate in at least three voluteer projects each semester. The projects listed here recommended projects; there is a need at school or community for your help. If you want a project listed here, see a NHS officer or Mr. Chamberlin for approval. More projects will be added as opportunities arise.

    1) Link Crew. If you are on Link Crew, you can count it an an NHS project each semester. 

    2)Tutoring - math, English, science. You can count tutoring as a NHS-Sponsored project each semester as long as you are not taking it as a class. ​​

    3) Home & Garden Show. Welcome attendees and track attendance for the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs. Two hour shifts, January 10-12, two people each. See the document for dates and times. Contact Cody Watson at codi@cshba.com if interested. Dates and Times. Location: Chapel Hills Mall, located on the North Side of Chapel Hills Mall between the former Sears and Burlington Coat Factory. The entrance faces Razorback. Completed.

    4) Donate to the ARC or Goodwill. At least 10 items. 

    5) Toiletry Drive. Coming soon . . .

    6) High Trails. April 1-3. High School counselor to elementary students attending outdoor education near Florissant, CO. Two or three day field trip available. Information meeting during lunch on February 25th. This counts as two personal projects. 

    7) Induction Ceremony, April 28th, 4-9 PM. Help inducting new NHS members. Sign-up after the April NHS meeting. 

    8) Volunteer in the Children's Department at Penrose Library. Variable hours and dates. Go directly to https://www.cognitoforms.com/PikesPeakLibraryDistrict3/volunteerapplication2019 to apply. You can find more information at https://ppld.org/teens/volunteer

    9) Read to elementary students for Dr. Suess Day, March 2nd. Ms. Woodfork at Stratton Elementary School. 8:15 - 10:30 AM. Email Mr. Chamberlin that you will attend, and have your parent call you in excused for the morning; no permission form needed. You need to provide your own transportation. Completed. 

    10) Supervise safe play, crafts, and read to children. Various days and hours. Partners in Housing offers a one year self-sufficiency program to guide families in housing crisis from insecurity to stability, self-reliance and prosperity.  We do this through Life Skills classes and intensive case management services.  Partners in Housing is looking for community volunteers to support us in our Child Enrichment Center while parents are in mandatory Life Skills Classes. Contact Dovery French at dovey@partnersinhousing.org or 719-325-5822 if interested. 

    11)Teaching Job Fair Service Help. Saturday, April 18th. 2+ hour assignments, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Tesla Professional Developement Center, 2560 International Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Leading applicants to interview rooms, runners, assistants. Contact Anna Olson if you're interested, anna.olson@d11.org or 719-520-2180. 

    Fall NHS Project

    You must particpate in at least three voluteer projects each semester. The projects listed here recommended projects; there is a need at school or community for your help. If you want a project listed here, see a NHS officer or Mr. Chamberlin for approval. More projects will be added as opportunities arise.

    1) Link Crew. If you are on Link Crew, you can count it an an NHS project each semester. 

    2)Tutoring - math, English, science. You can count tutoring as a NHS-Sponsored project each semester as long as you are not taking it as a class. ​​

    3) NHS Induction Ceremony Help. September 4th. 4-9 p.m. Help with setup, cleanup, and serving refreshments. Several hours available. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BADA929A7FF2-nhsinduction5. Completed. 

    4) Thunderbird Road Race Volunteer (bicycle race). September 8th. Air Force Academy. Several times available throughout the day. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BADA929A7FF2-darkblade1. Completed. 

    5) Komen Race for the Cure Volunteer. September 7th & 8th. Garden of the Gods. 8:30 AM to 2 PM on the 7th; 5 AM to 11 AM on the 8th. Contact Margo Chandler if you want to volunteer: 239-572-8641 or MChandler@komencolorado.org. Completed. 

    6) NHS-Sponsored Blood Drive. October 3-4. Foyer. Donate blood and save lives! Sign-up coming soon to the Main Office. Completed. 

    7) NHS-Sponsored Blood Drive Sign-in Help. October 3-4. Foyer. Help check-in and check-out blood donors. Text donors reminders of their sign-up times. Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BADA929A7FF2-fall2 Completed. 

    8) Blood Drive Poster Creator. Due date September 18th. If you are artistic and creative, and can make an inspiring poster, contact Mr Chamberlin (michael.chamberlin@d11.org). First person to respond with qualifications gets the job. Completed.

    9) Southern Colorado College Fair, September 30, 4-8 PM, Coronado High School. Assist college representatives navigating parking lot and building. Volunteers will be fed Jimmy John's. Contact Julie Batchelder in the Counseling Office or julie.batchelder@d11.org. Completed. 

    10) Spanish Tutors Needed. Freshmen in Study Skills Classes need help with Spanish coursework. Volunteer 2x/week during an open period (2-7) for the semester. Room 241. Contact Mrs. Higgins, room 242 or martha.higgins@d11.org

    11) West Elementary School Carnival. Friday, October 18, 5-7 PM. Help with game stations, sell food and tickets. Register here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C49A4AC22A46-west1 Completed. 

    12) TESSA fundraising gala. Saturday, October 26, at the Broadmoor from 5-9 PM. Need for setup, ushers, parking ushers, etc. Tessa is a non-profit organization that works with survivors and victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Register here (volunteersignup.org/MAWPM), or if you have questions, call Alison Takkunen at 719-785-6817. Completed. 

    13) Speech and Debate Tournament. Palmer High School. Saturday, Novemeber 9th. 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. A variety of time slots. Various jobs. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BADA929A7FF2-2019Completed

    14) Drive Smart Presentation. Palmer Lecture Hall. December 2nd. 4th period or lunch. Attend the Drive Smart presentation on safe driving. Completed. 

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