Contact: Palmer NHS Sponsor
Name: Michael Chamberlin
Office: 301 N Nevada AVE Colorado Springs, CO 80903
President - Gus McIntyre
Vice President - Anna Ward
Secretary - Julia Solano
Treasurer - Christian Murillo
Historian - Megan Geiser
Our mission is to promote academic excellence, to encourage service to others, and to promote leadership. ?
Next meeting: September 11, 2019 - Everyone meets in the Lecture Hall.
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.
Students accepted into NHS are requested to join the NHS Induction Ceremony, along with their families and friends, the evening of Wednesday, September 4th, in the Palmer auditorium (please note: the Induction date has changed to September). If your name is listed below, your application was accepted as a new NHS member starting the 2019-2010 school year. Congratulations new inductees:
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 Friday, October 5, 2018 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, etc.), contact Mr. Chamberlin (email@example.com) prior to the meeting.
4) Three community service projects each semester. Two of the projects must be NHS-Sponsored or Group. For each project you must take a "selfie" at the project site and send it to our Historian, Bailey Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include your name, the project name and a brief description of the photo. Spring service forms are due to Mr. Chamberlin in room 222 by: April 15th for Seniors and May 13th for Juniors. Use this form to record your service projects each semester: Spring Service Form
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.
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.
New officers for the 2019-2020 school year are:
President: Gus McIntyre
Vice President: Anna Ward
Secretary: Julia Solano
Treasurer: Christian Murillo
Historian: Megan Geiser
Senior NHS Cords
Senior NHS graduation cords can be purchased from the Palmer Business Office for $8 starting in May, 2019. Bring your receipt to Mr. Chamberlin in room to receive your cords. You must be in good NHS standings to receive cords.
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 and supervisor signature (no parents) is required for each project; the form is due at the end of each semester. Spring Service Form
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, Bailey Larson, create a scrapebook of NHS activities. Email (email@example.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 Project. The purpose of the NHS Project 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.
NHS Group Project. During NHS General Assembly Meetings you will be divided and meet in five distinct groups. Each group will be run by a NHS Officer. Group projects are primarily the domain of the group members. However, members outside the group can participate in another group's activities if space permits. All group projects will be listed below under NHS Projects.
Individual Project. This community service project is your choice. It could be another NHS Project or NHS Group Project. It could be something of your own choosing. The choice is yours. Do something useful.
Fall Community Service Projects - NHS Projects
You must particpate in at least two of these projects each semester. More projects will be added as opportunities arise. The projects listed here are the only approved NHS (or group) projects. If you want a project listed here, see a NHS officer or Mr. Chamberlin for approval.
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
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
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.
Palmer High School sponsors many community service activities and projects through its clubs and organizations. NHS would like to help with these endeavors in two ways:
- Provide student volunteer support for your community service event. Let us know how many people you need, when, and where. We can pull from our 160+ member organization.
- Provide financing funding for your community service event. NHS funds school events, activities, and projects that are community service in nature, and provides help to those in need.?
?Download the application form: Coming soon.
This website is current and will contain the latest NHS information.