Contact: Palmer NHS Sponsor
Name: Michael Chamberlin
Office: 301 N Nevada AVE Colorado Springs, CO 80903
President - Hank Myers
Vice President - Charlotte Cliatt
Secretary - Brayden Grantz
Treasurer - Jaye-Linh Shark
Historian - Bailey Larson
Our mission is to promote academic excellence, to encourage service to others, and to promote leadership.
Next meeting: December 5, 2018
September meeting's PowerPoint: September PowerPoint
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.
Congratulations to our new NHS inductees! The Induction Ceremony was held the evening of August 30 in the Palmer auditorium.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com). Include your name, the project name and a brief description of the photo. Fall service forms are due to Mr. Chamberlin in room 222 by: December 17, 2018. Use this form to record your service projects each semester: 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 will be updated fall 2018.
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. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. August 30. 4-9 p.m. Help with setup, cleanup, and serving refreshments. Several hours available. Completed.
4) Kids on Bikes. September 19 - October 31, Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Adams Elementary School (2101 Manitoba Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80910). Help low-income students learn to ride bicycles, earning a free bike in the process. This counts as two NHS projects. Contact Molly Worner at email@example.com for more information and to sign up. This project runs weekly Wednesday afternoons from September 19 through October 31.
5) 2018 Southern Colorado College Fair. October 1 from 3:45 - 6:00 p.m. at Coronado High School. Volunteers are needed to help college representatives bring in their materials, find tables, and help with setup. Palmer counseling will provide Jimmy Johns meal and drink. You will have time to attend the fair (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.) after volunteering. Contact Ms. Batchelder in counseling if you are interested in volunteering.
6) Donate blood. October 18-19, Foyer. Donating blood counts as a NHS-Sponsored service project. Donation signups begin October 8th in the Main Office.
7) Man the Registration Desk at the Blood Drive, October 18-19, Foyer. Text blood donor about their upcoming appointment and man the check-in/check-out table. Sign-up here.
8) Make and Post Blood Drive Posters. The project is already spoken for.
9) Pine Ridge. November (completed). If you attended this trip, you can count it as two NHS projects fall semester.
10) Trash Cleanup. November 8 after school, Front Nine. 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Help make Palmer and the great Palmer area more beautiful. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
11) Turkey Turnup Setup. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Mrs. Cline's classroom (room 4?). Setup for the Turkey Turnup fundraiser at Palmer, 6:30- 9:00 p.m. Attandance at the actual event will cost $3.
12) Volunteer at the Palmer Speech Tournament. Saturday, November 10, 2018. Sign-up here.
13) Drive Smart Seat-Belt Check. Various dates. This will be assigned in your NHS groups to a few individuals.
14) Drive Smart Presentation. November 27, lunch, Lecture Hall. Attend this presentation for an NHS project. The program is called, "Decisions", by Sheyna Marshall.
15) Palmer Preview. Evening of November 27th. Man a NHS table at Palmer Preview for eigth grade students and parents exploring high school choices. I need 2-3 people. Please email Mr. Chamberlin if you are interested.
16) Park Clean Up. December 1, 2018. Sondermann Parking Lot. Hosted by Parks and Recreation Club.
17) Gift Wrapping Party. Saturday, December 8, 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 2+ hour volunteering during this time frame. Werner Restoration - 80 Talamine Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. This is a Christmas gift drive with Open Hands Alliance. Duties include setup, cleanup, wrap gifts, serve food. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BADA929A7FF2-gift
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.