Frequently Asked Questions


Sherwood High School

National Honor Society


How do I maintain my membership?

Members must complete the following requirements to maintain membership:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5

  • Be enrolled in 4 academic classes (earns a letter grade) each trimester

  • Continue to exemplify and promote positive behavior and leadership

  • Contribute to the community by completing 35 hours (10 to SHS) of individual community service including one hour (per two months) of SHS sanctioned tutoring.

  • Pay a $20 membership fee towards NHS scholarships, events and materials.

  • Help with Induction Ceremony (seniors), Winter Mixer (everyone) and Graduation (juniors).


Attendance:

Members are expected to be on time to all meetings. The only excused absences are for members enrolled in a zero period academic class and those with a pre-arranged absences through the school.

  • Prior to the excused absence, members are required to provide a copy of the completed SHS pre-arranged absence form to a NHS advisor.

  • Any members with an excused absence are required to attend a make-up meeting the following Tuesday of that month.

  • An unexcused absence will result in an infraction.

  • Two late arrivals lead to an infraction.


Where can I find Service Opportunities?

    • NHS monthly meeting powerpoints
    • Remind101.  Please text @bowmennhs to 81010  to set up the reminders.
    • NHS service opportunities link 


What if I miss a meeting?

Members are expected to be on time to all meetings. The only excused absences are for members enrolled in a zero period academic class and those with a pre-arranged absences through the school.

  • Prior to the excused absence, members are required to provide a copy of the completed SHS pre-arranged absence form to a NHS advisor.

  • Any members with an excused absence are required to attend a make-up meeting the following Tuesday of that month.

  • An unexcused absence will result in an infraction.

  • Two late arrivals lead to an infraction.


When are the meetings?

The meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 A.M.  The dates are posted on the NHS calendar.  We usually meet in the PAC .


What qualifies as service?

Service is defined as the action of helping or doing work for someone - time given to a community or school-sanctioned group/event that is not already required by a class or extra-curricular activity. For example, volunteering at a nursing home is service, while playing a role in the school musical is not. If unsure, please contact an advisor.

What if I have a question?

Read all of the Frequently Asked Questions to make sure your question has not already been answered.  If you still have a question or concern, please contact one of the advisors.