Chapter Annual Reports due
Forest Park High School
Highland Springs High School
Chapter: Highland Springs High School
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Chapter: Epsilon Nu Gamma (ENG)
Homestead Senior High School
iMater Preparatory High School
Chapter: Scholar Gypsy
Metea Valley High School
Chapter: Epsilon Lambda Alpha - Metea Valley
Olmsted Falls High School
Chapter: Infinite Jest
Olmstead Twp., OH
Somers High School
Chapter: Lieto's Tuskers
In This Issue
June has arrived; as is true with each passing year, time seems to move more swiftly than when we adults were younger; as students, we watched the slow progression of the clock hands toward the final bell of the school year, believing it would never ring. The same is not necessarily true for adults, but as educators we, too, look forward to the sound of the final bell, but perhaps with different motivations than those of our students.
Many of you have finished with school or soon will be wrapping up; we in the Central Office of NEHS trust you have plans for summer that will refresh and renew your spirit even as you already begin to think about the next academic year. We hope NEHS has been, and will continue to be, an integral part of the successes of your school and your involvement in this honor society continues to benefit your students and your careers.
This last issue of NEHSXpress for this academic year focuses on the following: a reminder of what must be done if a new Chapter Advisor will be leading NEHS next year; a request to submit your Annual Report through Survey Monkey if not already completed; announcements of the recipients of the Junior Summer Study Award; a preliminary list of new efforts being planned as NEHS continues to grow, and an announcement of a change to ordering from the NEHS store. As we conclude this school year, we have approximately 950 chapters and are moving steadily toward the 1,000 mark!
Please send comments, suggestions, and/or news about your chapter activities to NEHS Director, Dave Wendelin.
At the end of each school year, some NEHS Chapter Advisors retire or find it necessary to shift the responsibilities of NEHS leadership to other faculty members. If that is the case for your chapter, please remember to make the changes to a new Chapter Advisor within NEHS Connect. All information is sent to the Lead Advisor of record; your help in making the required changes will expedite communication. Additionally, make sure to enter the names of any students inducted this spring. If you have questions about your membership lists, please contact Karen Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Over the past several weeks, a special email has been sent to all Lead Advisors with instructions for completing the required Chapter Annual Report; to date, 456 surveys have been returned, far from the number of active chapters. All chapters completing the survey by June 15 will be entered for a drawing of $100. If that deadline is not feasible, we still ask reports be submitted no later than June 30, 2017. We will be compiling data over the summer that will guide our work in the coming year. Please remember that submitting an Annual Report is a requirement of all chapters. The link for submission via Survey Monkey appears in the special email; the annual report is NOT accessible from the NEHS webpage.
We have a unique email address for Advisors to pose any questions: email@example.com should be used for that purpose.
NEHS has awarded stipends in the amount of $750 each to three junior members of NEHS for study this summer. The recipients are:
All of these young scholars will be writing articles for the Museletter Blog at the beginning of the new school year, sharing their experiences.
A number of exciting initiatives are being planned for the coming school year. Work on these efforts will take place throughout the summer months; look for details at the beginning of the new school year:
A recent change has been made to the NEHS Store. It has come to our attention some members of the Society have taken it upon themselves to order graduation ceremony items—honor cords, medallions, membership pins—bypassing their Advisors who bestow these items to members who meet chapter expectations. While we hope few students would be involved in such activity, we have now restricted those items to "must be purchased via Advisors only" status. Other items will remain unrestricted; in the coming year, we hope to offer a greatly expanded merchandise line of NEHS-branded items.