Welcome to the NHS Home Page!
Welcome to the Shorewood High School chapter of the National Honor Society! Please go to the Shorewood High School NHS Canvas Page for further infromation.
Interested in Applying to NHS. Look at the Spring NHS Application.
The Canvas page will have:
- General Information
- Download Documents
- Information on Tutorial Activities
- Information on Volunteer Activities
- Information about the Chapter Advisor and NHS Officers
- Zoom Links and Information on Upcoming Events/Meetings
Note: This NHS page will just have general information posted to it.
General Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to turn in material to both the Shorewood Canvas Page and into the Shorewood Main Office?
No, students should only submit their 2020-2021 Community Service Form via their Class of 202x course in Canvas. Do notemail any service forms directly to 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?
As of the 2020-2021 Shorewood High School year Ms. Stephens, Mr. Davidson and Mr. Eklund must process a significantly higher volume of paperwork for NHS than in years past. Ms. Stephens will need anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks to process her part of the paperwork. Students who cannot get their material to her 2 weeks before 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 Mr. Eklund 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 in with Ms. Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Career Center then if there is reason to believe that hours have been miscounted then contact Mr. Eklund (email@example.com). 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.
- How can I check what hours I have completed?
Check in with Ms. Dieckman the Shorewood High School Registrar. Her information can be found on the Shorewood High School site.
- Do extra Quarter tutoring hours count towards the next Quarter?
Quarter 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 volunteering, first priority is always "Quarter tutoring hours". After these are completed, more tutoring hours are placed under "Semester Community Service". When it comes to non-tutoring volunteering hours, first priority (if it qualifies!) is the "Yearly NHS Sponsored Hour". 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. Invitations will be sent out to every prospective freshman. Others can send in their application to Mr. Eklund through email or dropping off paperwork in the main office.
Note: During the 2020-2021 school year, due to COVID-19, there will be two rounds of student application to NHS. One round will be in the fall for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. One round will be in the spring for freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
- 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 do this. 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 Mr. Eklund (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 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!
General Questions E-mail:
NHS Faculty Advisor:
- Name: Mr. Eklund
- Email: email@example.com
Contact Your NHS Officers:
Step 1: Complete Membership Appeal NHS 20-21 found on this site.
Step 2: Send the completed form as a PDF to Mr. Eklund (firstname.lastname@example.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.
- 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.