National Junior Honor Society
Great start to the 20-21 school year Bulldogs! I am Ms. McKechnie, a 7th/8th grade math teacher and NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) advisor at Dodge Middle School. NJHS is a group with a commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Our school’s chapter has had the honor of inducting, on average, sixty students every spring who have maintained a GPA of 3.2 or better and have completed 15 or more hours (for 6th grade inductees) and 30 or more hours (for 7th/8th grade inductees). These students proudly represent our school by maintaining high grades, practicing the five pillars of NJHS, and being leaders in our classrooms, on the field/court, and in our community.
Our induction this year is still being planned but maintaining your GPA and completing your service hours can be started now! Attached is the NJHS application (ALL members must complete this), a service log to track your hours, and below are two links: one to create your online NJHS student account (parents you’ll need to help with this) and one to submit your name to be an officer for our chapter this year (only 8th grader’s may apply for office positions).
Student Account Link: Student Account Set-Up
Officer Application Link: Officer Application
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. McKechnie by email and I will try to answer them the best I can. Right now, we have no set induction date and no real idea what induction will look like, but we are working hard to plan something to honor the hard work that our students are putting forth this school year.
Application and verified hours are due to Ms. McKechnie no later than April 15th, 2021.
Keep up the great work Bulldogs!
Helpful Hint: to calculate your 1st quarter GPA, convert each letter grade to a numerical value (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0), add all seven of your classes together and divide by seven to find the average.
1st Quarter Report Card Example:
· Math: A (worth 4)
· Language Arts: B (worth 3)
· Technology: A (worth 4)
· Social Studies: B (worth 3)
· Physical Education: A (worth 4)
· Science: C (worth 2)
· Art: A (worth 4)
Sum of classes: 24
Divided by 7 = 3.43 GPA (always round to the nearest hundredth…can you tell I’m a math teacher!)
Wahoo, this person is eligible for NJHS, but remember it is a cumulative GPA so each quarter gets factored in as we progress through the school year.
Need help? Just contact Ms. McKechnie by email.