National Honor Society (NHS)
2023-2024 Officer Contacts
President: Matthieu Fayet-Faber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President: Amit Kannan (email@example.com)
Secretary: Ray Azamova (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Peyton Nevis (email@example.com)
Chapter Adviser: Jennifer Harmon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose and Bylaws
The purpose of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to
render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in
students of San Ramon Valley High School. Read the full 2023-2024 Bylaws here
Applications - Coming in March!
The NHS application for 2024-2025 will open in March and will be due May 1, 2023. The application is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 weighted GPA (This will be verified). Current members in good standing are automatically accepted into the following year’s program and do not need to reapply.
2023-2024 Meeting Dates
Fall Semester Meeting Dates
- September 13 or September 14
- October 11 or October 12
- November 15 or November 16 (Pay club dues)
- December 13 or December 14 (Submit forms)
Spring Semester Meetings Dates
- January 17 or January 18
- February 14 or February 15
- March 13 or March 14 (Officer positions open)
- April 17 or April 18 (Bring signed ISP; officer voting)
- May 22 Only (Submit forms; senior awards/party)
All meetings take place on Wednesday/Thursday in B123 (Sra. Harmon’s room) at the start of lunch. Members must attend one of the two meetings available each month. You do not have to attend both meetings. Meeting attendance is mandatory and will be recorded.
Members who cannot attend both meetings must contact an officer beforehand. Each member is permitted one excused absence per academic school year.
To remain in good standing and receive your senior cord/NHS certificate when you graduate:
- Maintain at least a 3.5 weighted GPA.
- Attend all monthly meetings. One excused absence is permitted per academic school year, provided that you contact an officer beforehand.
- Join the NHS Remind and Schoology Group every year.
- Pay your club dues on the SRV Webstore every year. The link can be found in the “Resources” tab on Schoology. Dues are $21.05 and must be paid before the second November meeting (11/16). It is your responsibility to know whether you qualify for this or not. No Refunds will be issued.
- Complete 5 active points and 5 passive points per semester. These can be found from your own research, or the ones presented at meetings. You must submit both forms (found on Schoology) before the final meeting of each semester.
- Active point: Any time you volunteer for at least 1 hour. (Cannot be paid work)
- Passive point: Any time you make a physical or monetary donation. One donation as a whole earns one passive point, not one point per item donated. (e.g. A donation of 10 books to a book drive corresponds to one passive point, not 10 passive points.) Monetary donations must be at least $10.
- Try to vary your active/passive points. A random selection of members will be asked for proof of their completed points.
- Complete your Individual Service Project (ISP) every year. An ISP is 30 hours dedicated to a single project or organization that helps your community. Members work on their ISP over both semesters and submit a printed/signed copy of the ISP Form (found on Schoology) at the April meeting.
Active Point Opportunities
- Contact the White Pony Express and they can schedule a time for you to volunteer in their food rescue. This involves sorting food that comes in for distribution.
- Volunteer at a food bank
- Contact Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to senior citizens
- Volunteer at a hospice thrift store
- Volunteer as an SRVHS peer tutor
- Contact the Monument Crisis Center
- Participate in after-school day camps, youth groups, summer camps
- Writing letters to veterans or senior citizens
- Pack food with Kids Against Hunger
Passive Point Opportunities
- Donate clothes, books, DVDs to Goodwill or other thrift stores (Hospice Thrift Shop in Danville)
- Donate clothes and shoes to drop off locations- Clothing donation locations, salvation army, or Goodwill
- Canned food to food drives
- Toys to holiday gift collection/toy donation
- Donating school supplies to schools in need
- Donating $10+ to the Crayon Initiative
Individual Service Project (ISP) Opportunities
- CPC Mexico Mission Trip (summer/spring break)
- Outdoor Ed Counselor
- VBS Leader (summer)
- Volunteer at Fair Chance for Special Needs after school
- John Muir Medical Center Volunteer
- 15 fleece blankets, and blankets made and donated to hospitals
- Do any active point opportune for 30 hours or more.