National Junior Honor Society at James Weldon Johnson


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News Flash!!!!


There will not be a meeting today for NJHS!!!

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 28th.  



Relay for Life 2014

NJHS will be participating in the Riverside Relay for Life this spring. 

The following information are the specifics for the relay. 

When:                  May 3rd and 4th                                                           

                        Begins:                 12:00 pm, May 3rd

                        Ends:                     6:00 am, May 4th

                        Where:                  Riverside Park

                                                      753 Park Street

                                                      Jacksonville, FL 32204


This year the relay will be at Riverside Park.  This is a terrific way for NJHS members to complete their volunteer hours before the end of the school year.  In order to participate, students will need to bring the following things to the next NJHS meeting on April 23rd. 

                -Youth Agreement2013 Relay For Life Youth Agreement.pdf

                -$2 in cash this will be used to register the team for the relay

We will need chaperones for this event.  Any parents who would like to chaperone will need to complete the Chaperone Agreement form.2013 Relay For Life Chaperone Agreement.pdf




 We will have a booth at the relay.  This booth will follow the theme for the relay 



What Is Relay?

  • Teams of people camp out around a track
  • Members of each team take turns walking around the track for the duration of the event – because “cancer never sleeps” ›
  • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and fundraising opportunities
  •  ›Family-friendly environment for the entire community ›
  • Each team member is asked to raise a minimum of $100 in donations prior to the event. 
  • Additional incentive prizes are awarded to those who raise in excess of $250.

We will have a booth at the relay and following the theme of the relay this year " For our booth, we are also going to have things to sell or games for people to pay in order to attract people to our booth, which has been decided to be based around New York. Some ideas (not all of them are on here) we have discussed in our meeting are as follows:
- Broadway Music
- Food such as Hot Dogs or Pizza (Refrigerating Problem)
- Subs (Refrigerating Problem) 
- Bagels and Donuts
- Person dressed up as Lady Liberty
- Fashion Show
- Taxi Race with Wheelchairs
- Selling Big Apples
- Apple Eating Contest (Choking Hazard)
- Biting Apple off of String
- Caramel Apples
- Bobbing For Apples
- Subway Cutout and People Performing
- Stage for Performances
If you have any other ideas that you think we could actually have, please post your idea in the Member Suggestions part of this website. A link to the forums page is below and in it you can click on the Member Suggestions box that will come up.
Make sure to mark your calendars!
Below are the meeting dates:
- April 23rd

 Still Need Volunteer Hours?
The JWJ Beautification Club are always welcome to volunteers who would like to help make our campus more beautiful. If you still need a couple of hours to fulfill your 20 hour community service commitment, volunteering for the Beautification Club is something you should look into.
Remember to make sure that you have been working on your volunteer hours for NJHS as the deadline is coming up soon. You will need 20 hours of volunteer service and they need to be signed by the supervisor. You can get the volunteer form if you click on the link below:

We feel that everyone in NJHS should have the ability to pitch in their ideas. We would appreciate if you shared your fundraising ideas with the rest of us by clicking on the Forums tab of this website and in "Member Suggestion" just type in your suggestion. We will consider all ideas and choose the 2 best fundraising ideas to carry out during the school year so we can donate to charity and possibly even have an end of the year party. Ideas for our booth in Relay for Life are also welcome.

James Weldon Johnson Middle School

National Junior Honor Society


The National Junior Honor Society is an honorary society that promotes enthusiasm for scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.  To be a member, an individual must epitomize these qualities.  The following guidelines will give further help in the definition of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.



The scholar:

  • Maintains at least a 3.5 weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Displays a sincere desire to succeed academically and have a love of learning.



The scholar:

  • Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
  • Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals.
  • Exemplifies positive attitudes.
  • Demonstrates reliability and dependability.



The student who serves:

  • Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.
  • Volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance, and is gladly available.
  • Works well with others.
  • Shows courtesy in assisting visitors, teachers, and students.



The student of character:

  • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability.
  • Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.
  • Observes instructions and rules, and punctuality, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others.
  • Must have no Class II referrals and no more than one Class I referral for each semester.



The student who demonstrates citizenship:

  • Respects freedom, justice, and the American form of government.
  • Demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.

Relay for Life 2013


Relay for Life is QUICKLY Approaching!!!

April 20-21, 2013     12pm Saturday - 6am Sunday


After attending the most recent captain’s meeting, I have been reminded of what we need to do.  (Our group is normally one of the largest, so we have also been assigned a space large enough for two tentsJ.)

·         Students make sure you can come for the times that have been assigned.  Check with Mrs. Toole if you need to make a change.

·         We will be in charge of selling snacks for our booth to raise money.  My suggestion is to bake brownies, cookies or something easy that will not be messy to package (wrap in plastic wrap)

·         We will need parent volunteers to come and sit with me to help supervise all that is going on. 

·         We will need to bring our own snacks/drinks.  If you plan on staying the night, or just a few hours, you will need something to drink and eat.  Other booths will be providing some food and drinks to purchase as their means of raising money, but you will need to have money to buy that.

·         If you have extra chairs that we can use, please see me.  You will want to rest at some point.  You may also want to bring something to sit on or some type of covers/blanket in the event is gets cold.  We will be on the river and it may become breezy.

-Please continue the online fundraising.  THere has been an HP notepad that has been donated that will be awarded to the student from JWJ who raises the most $$!!






Notes from the December meeting:


  •   From now until April, the person who raises the most money gets a prize at the event!
  • Offline donations are acceptable
  • To raise money, you can make a Facebook page, add a picture of yourself and explain why you're raising money
  • Go to http://www.relayforlife.org/index to make your profile. 



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