National Honor Society
The mission of the SITHS chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is to acknowledge, celebrate, and promote the ongoing academic and personal accomplishments of the student body throughout their entire high school experience.
The pillar criteria that the NHS upholds underscores what the highly competitive colleges and universities are looking for in a gifted and talented student, and reflects relevant 21st century learning skills which enable students to be college and career ready. Recognition by the NHS is reserved for candidates who have exemplified the ideals of the society. While we know that not every student will be recognized, we sincerely hope that all students work towards these goals.
Membership into the SITHS chapter of the NHS is based upon a student’s academic and personal achievement in each of the cornerstones upon which the organization is founded — Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. The following performance rubric outlines the eligibility indicators, as set by national standards from the NHS and the Staten Island Tech Faculty Council. The corresponding criteria outlines how candidates will be evaluated for eligibility. A student must exemplify all four pillars in order to be inducted into NHS. Students are evaluated for induction during their Junior (11th) year, but can also be evaluated in their Senior (12th) year should they need more time to meet eligibility requirements. Students can also be removed from the NHS, after Induction, if they do not maintain the eligibility requirements.
National Honor Society Requirements can be found at this link: NHS Requirements
National Honor Society Toy Drive 2020
While we recognize that this year has certainly been a difficult one for so many, we are hoping that this announcement will bring some much needed cheer as we enter the holiday season. Our National Honor Society is kicking off its annual Holiday Toy Drive this week to donate toys to those who are in need. Each year, through your generosity, we are able to collect and deliver toys to the Seamen’s Society for Children and Families. This organization, located right here on Staten Island, provides support for children in foster care and is a very worthy cause. Due to the great success and effort from the Tech community in prior years (this is now our 16th year), the Seamen’s Society has really come to count on us for this donation each year. No amount is too small and every little bit counts! To make things easier for everyone, we have once again created a Holiday Gift Registry at Target. All toys purchased from this wish list will be shipped directly to the Seamen’s Society. In years past, we personally delivered all of the toys to the Seamen’s Society. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and the need for social distancing, this year we have decided to have the toys shipped directly to their building.
The link for the registry can be found here: http://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/SITechNHSToyDrive
In addition, the Student Organization will be simultaneously running their annual coat drive. If you are interested in donating to this cause, you will find some coat options on our registry as well. All current and prospective NHS members are encouraged to participate in the Toy Drive, if your circumstances will allow. We love to see our members taking an active, philanthropic role in our community. Your actions will make the holidays magical for hundreds of children and we can probably all agree that a little bit of magic is needed this year, more so than ever. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support. Wishing you all a warm holiday season, and continued good health.
Class of 2021 Induction Dates and Deadlines
Profile Deadline: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Acceptance/Denials: Week of March 9 2020
NHS Officer Interest Meeting: Thursday, March 12, 2020
NHS Officer Elections: Wednesday & Thursday March 18 and 19, 2020
NHS Induction Rehearsals: Tuesday & Wednesday April 28 and 29, 2020
NHS Induction Ceremony: Thursday, April 30, 2020