"The National Elementary Honor SocietyTM chapter of Silverdale Elementary School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those studens who meet the required standards in two ares of initial evaluation: scholarship (academic achievement) and responsibility. General standards for selection are established by the national office of NEHS and have been revised to meet the needs of our school and fall within our strategic goals.
Students are selected to be members of NEHS by a Faculty Council, appointed by the principal and supervised by an additional member of the faculty serving as the chapter adviser. This group awards the honor of membership to qualified students on behalf of the faculty of the school during each school year. Our NEHS chapter will conduct its selection procedures during the month of March.
Students in the 4th and 5th grades are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative average of 90% or better. Those students who meet this criterion are invited to join and will have to complete a Candidate's form that provides the Faculty Council with evidence of the candidate's responsibility at home, school, and in the community.
Candidates are notified regarding selection according to a predetermined schedule established by the chapter. Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all of the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all of the criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings and participation in other chapter service projects and activities.
Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection process or membership obligations can contact the chapter adviser, Mrs. Meadows, in the Media Center or by phone at 910-326-5146.