National Honor Society
For Application Information - see bottom of page.
Welcome to the homepage for Streamwood High School's chapter of the National Honor Society.
"The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students.
More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921." (From the National Honors Society website).
Streamwood High School is proud to have a chapter of the National Honor Society, proud of our members who exhibit the National Honors Society characteristics and proud of the difference our students make in the greater Streamwood community.
For more information about the overseeing organization of the National Honor Society please visit its website at: http://www.nhs.us/
2017-2018 Streamwood NHS Information
Executive Board - Martin Escobar, Monica Kulasik, Sunny Patel, Jaclyn Rodriguez, and Kayla Wilson
The executive committee of the Streamwood NHS meets with the sponsors to review meetings, set meeting agendas, publicize the National Honor Society and organize National Honor Society service activities.
The entire National Honor Society meets the 2nd and 4th Wednedays of the month in room C324. At these meetings, students will review past accomplishments and work towards upcoming events.
2016-2017 Dates and service opportunities
The Streamwood National Honor Society aims to do one service project per month. We ask that all NHS Members anticpate (at minimum) the following dates for 2017-2018. Attendance at these monthly service dates is expected. More dates will be announced as they are confirmed. In the past SHS-NHS worked with community organizations such as Starfish Animal Rescue, Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards, Phil's Friends, and Feed My Starving Children in addition to the many different organizations and charities to whom individual members donated time.
Thursday, October 12 - NHS Induction Ceremony - 7:00pm. Streamwood High School Auditorium
Thursday, October 26 - SHS Parent Teacher Conferences - 4:00-8:00 pm. SHS
Friday, October 27 - SHS Parent Teacher Conferences - 7:30-10:00 am. SHS
Saturday, December 9 - WACO Shopping - helping children from the greater Elgin area Christmas shop for their families. Click here for more information.
Saturday, February __ - Habitat for Humanity Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity - Woodfield Mall, 7:30am -10am. Click here for more information.
April __ - Comcast Cares Day
Streamwood National Honors Society Community Service
All Streamwood High School National Honors Soceity Members are responsible for accruing a minimum of 30 hours of community service each school year. Often though, NHS Members put in many more than 30 hours. In the 2015-2016 school year alone, Streamwood NHS members logged over 3000 hours of community service! To track your community service, please use the form linked below. To receive a copy of your community service hours, please contact Mrs. Fernstrom or Mr. Vassolo.
SHS NHS Community Service Form - online link for tracking hours (for NHS members)
Written Hour Sheet - downloadable .pdf for tracking hours by hand
Streamwood National Honors Society Membership
Membership in the NHS is awarded through a selection process. The selection process consists of sending invitations to apply to Junior and Seniors with a Grade Point Index of 3.5 or above. However, grades are only the benchmark criteria for candidacy. Character, leadership, and service are of even greater importance in the selection process.
Students applying must demonstrate Academics, Character, Leadership, and Service. Students' applications are an opportunity for them to write about their character and involvement. The NHS selection committee reviews student involvement in school activities, leadership positions held, participation in community activities and community service, and any work experience, recognition, or awards students have previously received. Finally each applicant must have two teacher recommendation forms completed and submitted on their behalf. The applications must come from former teachers who can comment on students' leadership, work ethic, quality of work, and reliability.
It is a great honor to be selected as a member of the National Honor Society and benefits include recognition in the national organization established to distinguish outstanding high school students, additional opportunities for and recognition for community service, an opportunity to be ambassadors for Streamwood High School, membership in a community of students who put service before self, and eligibility for NHS Scholarships at the local and national level.
NHS Application Process
NHS Applications available: TBA
Applications due: TBA
Induction Ceremony: Thursday, Thursday, October 12 - SHS Auditorium. 7:00 pm
- Receive your invitation to apply based on being a Junior or Senior with a GPI of 3.5 or greater
- Download the NHS Student Application (also called the Student Activity Sheet) as a MS Word or PDF file.
- Download two copies of the NHS Teacher Recommendation Form as a MS Word or PDF file.
- Ask TWO former teachers or teachers who know you well to complete the teacher recommendation form.
- Make sure your two teachers return their recommendation forms to Mrs. Fernstrom's mailbox by TBD.
- Spend time on your application and essay. Make sure your application is TYPED. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. One secret to success in your application is to use it to show off all the ways you've contributed to Streamwood HS and / or the greater Streamwood community.
- Remember that the application process is blind. Your name should only appear on the application cover sheet, and should not appear on the resume or in your application essay. The application committee will not know your name as they consider your application. They will only know the qualifications you convey to them.
- Put your application in an envelope.
- Return your Student Application to the box labeled “NHS Applications” in the Guidance Office by TBD.