Welcome to the NHS Home Page!

NHS Faculty Advisor

  • Name: Amanda Workman, Librarian

    Email: amanda.workman@ssd412.org

NHS Officer Info

    • President: Sophia Calandrillo
    • Vice President: Aida Chan
    • NHS Parliamentarian: Leya Dereje
    • NHS Treasurer: Marin Cady
    • NHS Recorder: Sarah Feng
    • NHS Technology Lead: Maya Berhane

NHS Information

  • nhs requirements

NHS Frequenly Asked Questions

  • Do I need to turn in material to both the Shorewood Canvas Page and into the Shorewood Main Office? 

         Students should only submit their Community Service Form via their Class of 202x course AND/ OR NHS in Canvas. Do not email any service forms directly to Mr. Davidson, Ms. Workman or Mrs. Stephens. If the document isn’t fully filled out properly or not formatted correctly, it will not be reviewed by NHS. The form(s) should clearly say NHS. If you aren’t sure how to do so, here is an example.

    What happens if I don’t get material in on time? 

         Paperwork will need anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks to be processed. Students who cannot get their material to the Canvas page at the end of the quarter or semester will be deemed as turning their material in late and subject to probation. You must reach out to Ms. Workman ahead of time if there is any ongoing life event that is causing you to not turn material in on time.

    What are the differences between NHS and graduation requirement hours?

         Students can use NHS hours for graduation purposes at Shorewood High School.

    How can I check whether my hours have been miscounted?

         Check the hours recorded on the NHS Canvas page then if there is reason to believe that hours have been miscounted then contact Ms Workman (amanda.workman@ssd412.org). If hours have been found to have been miscounted due to a mistake on the school’s end a student will not need to proceed through the appeals process.

    Note: Make sure you wait at least a week after turning material into Canvas before reaching out to Mr. Eklund to give time for paperwork to be checked and recorded. 

    How can I check what hours I have completed?

         Check in with the Shorewood High School Registrar for overall hours. Their information can be found on the Shorewood High School site.

    Can excess hours of tutoring/volunteering be counted for the next quarter?

         Volunteering/Tutoring hours do not carry over for the purposes of National Honor Society but excess hours can be used for graduation purposes.

    How are my hours counted?

         When it comes to counting tutoring and volunteering hours, first priority is always "Quarter tutoring hours."After these are completed, more tutoring hours are placed under "Semester Community Service." Other volunteering hours are placed under "Semester Community Service."

    When can I apply to join NHS?

         The application process takes place at the end of every year. Students can send in their application to Ms. Workman through email. 

    Can I turn my hours in late?

         No, hours will not be accepted late. The individuals who process NHS hours do not have the capacity to evaluate late material. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the individuals in NHS to either ensure their material gets turned in on time or they must reach out to the supervising teacher at least a week ahead of a due date with a clear explanation of an ongoing life event which will cause them to not turn in their paperwork on time. E-mails with an excuse sent after a due date will not be given a grade except in the most dire of circumstances.

    Should I keep a backup copy of the documents that I turn into the school?

          Yes, you should always keep a backup copy just in case it is needed for later!


  • Appeals Process

    Step 1: Complete Membership Appeal NHS 20-21 found on this site.

    Step 2: Send the completed form as a PDF to Mr. Eklund (alexander.eklund@shorelineschools.org)

    Step 3: Wait 2 to 3 weeks for Mr. Eklund to review your paperwork and situation.

    Step 4: Mr. Eklund will give you an e-mail saying whether your appeal was accepted or not along with a brief explanation of the decision. His decision is final.


    Appeals FAQ

    • How will appealing affect my standing in NHS?

    Appealing will not affect your standing in NHS. However, you will only be able to appeal once during the course of high school. Exceptions may apply but must be requested in person

    • Should I keep tutoring and volunteering in the meantime?

    Yes, you should continue to tutoring and volunteering during the appeals process to make sure that you are in good standing if your appeal is successful.

    • How will I know my appeal has been accepted?

    Check your email after the appeal due date. Expect that it may take several weeks for all documents to be reviewed.

    • How long do appeals take?

    Appeals can take anywhere from one to two weeks for faculty advisors to review based on number of applicants.