National Honor Society

Welcome to the Denver School of the Arts Chapter of the National Honor Society

National Honor Society Pledge

Realizing that high honor brings great responsibility, I pledge myself to do everything in my power to uphold the high purposes of this society to which I have been elected. I shall strive to carry forward the searching light of truth, to lead men upward in that light, to serve my fellow man in all ways possible, and to make my character a worthy example for others to follow. I shall earnestly endeavor at all times, by word and deed, to make the ideals of this society the ideals of my school, my community, and my nation.

Given the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID19 pandemic, we are considering all NHS students in compliance for the Spring Semester of 2020. You will not need additional service hours and we will not have a Spring Service Project.
If you did not complete the required 20 hours for the Fall Semester of 2019, you will not need to complete the missing service hours but you will need to complete the 5 penalty hours. Here’s how you can do that:
You most likely have things you already have done or will soon do to help your family, neighbors, or friends. For example, you may be babysitting younger siblings while your parents/guardians work remotely or in person. Perhaps you have an elderly relative or family friend who is home-bound and you are visiting with them digitally. Perhaps you have made masks for family and friends.
Please record these activities on the NHS service hours document, have your parents or guardians signs it as your supervisor, and send a picture or scan of it to Ms. Wiseman (seniors) or Mr. Mallaney (Juniors) via email. If you cannot download or print the document, feel free to write your own on paper and send an image. If you cannot send an image, have your parents/guardians send us an email from their email account or call us.

Sponsors
Andrea Wiseman – room 205
Mark Mallaney – room 207

2019-2020 NHS Officers
Emily Winn, president
Penelope Young, vice president
Ethan Geiger, secretary
Kai Padilla-Smith, senior representative
Julia Boughner, senior representative

GPA Requirement
All NHS members must earn an unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or a 4.8 weighted GPA to be invited to join DSA’s Chapter of NHS. Once inducted, NHS members must maintain a 3.70 to remain in NHS.

Grade Levels
All Denver School of the Arts NHS members must be a junior or senior.

Requests for extensions, excused absences, faculty board appeals and other
NHS Formal Requests

NHS Required Lunch Meeting Dates 2019-2020
Members are allowed one grace absence per semester for non-mandatory meetings. Absences must be communicated at least one week prior to the meeting through the NHS email account. If you miss more than one meeting a semester, you will be required to complete an additional 5 service hours per absence above your grace absence. If absences are persistent, your NHS membership may be revoked. Students are expected to be on time to each meeting regardless of rehearsal or performance schedules. Two tardies to a meeting will be equal to one absence.

12:45 – 1:15 in the Concert Hall

 

Service Hour Due Dates
Friday, December 6, 2019 Fall Service Hours due by 3pm
Friday, April 17, 2020 Spring Senior Service Hours due by 3 pm
Friday, May 1, 2020 Spring Service Hours due by 3 pm

There may also be lunch meetings prior to our fall and spring service projects dates.

2019-2020 Required After School/Evening Events
Induction Ceremony September 16, 2019 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fall Service Project TBD
Spring Service Project TBD
Stole Ceremony May 12, 2020 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Attending these events is mandatory and DOES NOT count for any required service hours. Excused absences must be verified at least two weeks prior to the event, in writing to Ms Wiseman. These cases will be considered on a case by case basis. Unexcused absences will result in termination from NHS.

Fall Service Project
Fall Service meeting TBA

Spring Service Project
Spring Service meeting TBA

Community Service Hours
All NHS members must earn 20 hours of community service per semester. Seniors will submit service hour forms to Ms. Wiseman in room 205. Juniors will submit service hour forms to Mr Mallaney in room 207.

  • all members must turn in their NHS community service forms no more than 2 weeks after the service is complete
  • all service hours must use this community service form in order to be counted
  • Summer hours are due by Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Fall NHS hours due by Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Spring NHS Senior hours due by Friday, April 17, 2020
  • Spring NHS hours due by Friday, May 1, 2020
  • By completing over twenty hours of service in the fall semester, excess hours will count toward the spring semester. Excess spring hours, however, will not be carried towards the following year.
  • Five of the 20 required hours each semester may be DSA-related hours. DSA-related hours must be part of voluntary projects and cannot be already required by an major or academic teacher.
  • Internships will not be counted.
  • One-on-one tutoring can count for as many hours as desired. The NHS one-on-one tutor form must be used for each separate tutoring session.
Service Hours Opportunity
If you are interested in tutoring younger students, a great opportunity exists. Cole Arts and Science Academy is looking for Math and Literacy peer tutors. If you are fluent in Spanish, your help is even more needed! Please contact the Dean of Instruction – Arvian Harper – or the Principal – Kia Abdool – at 720-423-9120.
For reference, the school address is 3240 Humbolt Street / Denver Co, 80205

Community Service Forms
Due within two weeks of the community service or tutoring sessions
Community Service Form
One-on-One

DSA NHS 2019-2020 Member Contract
2019-2020 NHS Member Contract

NHS National Constitution Link
http://www.nhs.us/about-us/constitution-and-governance/nhs-national-constitution.aspx

DSA NHS Bylaws
2019-2020 DSA NHS Bylaws