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.
Please view the NHS requirements below via the PDF.
National Honor Society Toy Drive
The National Honor Society is holding its annual Holiday Toy Drive to donate toys to those who are less fortunate during this holiday season. Students may donate new, unopened toys by placing them in the wrapped boxes that can be found in all classrooms throughout the school. Please no gift wrapping. The last day to donate a toy is Monday, December 16th, 2019.
For your convenience, the National Honor Society has once again created a Holiday Gift Registry at Target. All toys purchased from this wish list will be shipped directly to Staten Island Tech and all shipping fees have been waived. In addition, the Student Organization is running their annual coat drive. If you are interested in donating to this cause, they are asking for new coats only and you will find some options included on our registry. Any coats not donated through the registry can be brought to the S.O. office in C-52. The link to the registry is included here: tgt.gifts/SITechNHSToyDrive
All of the toys collected are donated to the Seamen's Society for Children and Families, an organization here on Staten Island that provides support for children in foster care. Due to the great success and effort from the Tech family in prior years (this is the 15th year), the Seamen's Society counts on us to supply them with an abundance of toys. We do not want to disappoint these children and we hope that you do not either.
Lastly, to also support the drive, students can buy Candy Cane Grams during their lunch periods over the next few weeks. Beginning Monday, 12/2/19, for just a dollar, you can send a friend two mini candy canes with a heartfelt holiday message attached. All money raised goes directly to the purchase of more toys.
All current and prospective NHS members are encouraged to participate in the Toy Drive. We love to see our members taking an active role in the philanthropic aspect of our community. After last year’s drive, we donated more than 700 toys. We are on the path to hit that number again, but we could easily surpass it with a little more help from all of you. Every little bit counts! Your actions will make the holidays magical for hundreds of children.
Thank you for your continued support.
Wishing you all a warm holiday season,
The National Honor Society Advisors and Officers