Relay For Life
Relay for life is a great way to help fund ways to make large-scale differences in the law in regards to preventing certain causes of cancer such as smoking. On a mission to help make cancer less prevalent, every year JWJ NJHS has a booth there where we sell goods (to mostly ourselves) and make a profit which goes directly to the American Cancer Society.
We need donations for this booth and so we need everyone who is a member of NJHS to individually fundraise money that will go into making our booth one that will greatly benefit the American Cancer Society without making a deficit. By individual fundraising, it is not meant that you must go out and hold a lemonade stand or do a car wash. Fundraising can include just asking your parents, grandparents, relatives or friends. If you still don't get money, you can also go door to door asking for donations, as long as you have an adult with you to ensure safety. The individual goal is to have a total of $20 donated per person.
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
- May 14th
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.
- 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.
- 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.