Welcome to the Red Land High School National Honor Society!
- The Induction Ceremony for New Members will be at 7:00 on November 14, in the Red Land Auditorium. Friends and family of inductees are welcome to attend.
- New Members must see Mr. Rosen by the end of October to make introduction videos for the Induction Ceremony.
- All Members: Please make sure you are completing your service hours! Get ahead now.
The National Honor Society honors student leaders who have excellent scholarship, leadership, service, and character and helps them to grow into a life of service, learning, and success.
Juniors and Seniors (who are not already members) who have achieved a GPA of 92.5% will be sent applications late in the summer. All members are carefully selected, based on the National Honor Society tenets of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. A formal induction ceremony is held each November, although new members are accepted and must begin completion of the service requirement shortly after their admission in September.
Community service is an transformative learning experience that promotes personal growth and builds character. That is why the West Shore School District requires that all of our National Honor Society members must complete 40 hours of community service during each year of membership. Service hours for Seniors must be completed by the beginning of May. Seniors may also submit hours from service provided during the Summer before their Senior year. Service hours for Juniors must be completed by the beginning of June. Failure to submit these hours will result in dismissal from the organization. Please see the NHS table outside Room 237 for Service Opportunities and other information. Please remember to submit your hours, so they can be counted! Students receive a letter midyear specifying their progress toward the service hours requirement. Students who have not completed half of their service hours at that time are placed on probation and urged to see Mr. Fisher promptly to rectify the situation.
Attendance at NHS Meetings is mandatory, except under extenuating circumstances. If you miss a meeting, see Mr. Fisher personally to get an agenda from the meeting. Also, please sign up for Remind by texting @rlnhs to 81010 to receive text updates and information from Mr. Fisher. Agendas from the most recent meeting are generally available in Room 237.
NHS Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:10 am in the Auditorium. Be there early to sign in. Attendance is MANDATORY.
Meetings this year:
Ideas for Additional Service Hours
Committed members who participate in Red Land National Honor Society activities can earn all their service hours through our activities and many members complete their service hours by midyear. However, this takes serious commitment. Members who fall behind on service hours may have to seek out service activities to meet the forty hour annual requirement. Those students must contact local organizations to find volunteer opportunities.
These organizations frequently have volunteer opportunities available: senior centers, pet shelters, churches, political parties, local parks and recreation, food banks, hospitals, fire departments, community sports organizations, libraries, thrift stores (such as Community Aid or Salvation Army), homeless shelters, and community parks (outdoor cleanup). Students may also engage in charitable fundraising, assisting the elderly, and helping at school events. Hours must be reported with contact information for all these activities.
Activities Not Counted as National Honor Society Service
Any activities that you receive payment or credit for do not count as community service for National Honor Society. Similarly, activities that do not specifically serve the community, such as playing in a band, singing in a choir, or attending youth group do not count as service hours. An exception to this rule is when those activities do provide direct service to the community. For example, if your band plays at a charitable event or if your youth group assists the elderly, that is legitimate community service. Additionally, family activities do not count as community service. These include housework, yard work, caring for siblings, assisting parents at home, or other activities that do not serve the broader community. Finally, common favors to competent friends and neighbors that do not serve the broader community are also not considered community service. These include helping friends with chores, providing services to private (for profit) businesses, pet care, and private babysitting. One exception that can be counted as public service is offering tutoring to other students, which requires approval by any teacher.
Please contact Mr. Fisher with any questions.
Special Notes on Volunteering
- Seniors with open campus may volunteer anytime you would normally be off campus; other members may volunteer during off-school hours.
- You must mark your calendar and show up for events you've signed up for. People are depending on you!
Current Volunteer Opportunities (use the links to sign up)
- Fishing Creek Monstrer Dash on 10/20, from 9:30-12:00
- Fishing Creek PTO Childcare on 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, & 5/14 from 6:45-8:15pm
- Red Land Football Concession Stand - 9/21, 10/19, 10/26, and Playoff Games in November at West Shore Stadium
- Healthy Kids Running Series @ Roof Park 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, & 10/14 from 4:15-6:00pm
- Trinity Lutheran Church Thanksgiving DInner - 11/17 - Time slots vary from 10am-3pm
- Red Land Midget Football Game Day Volunteers - 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, & 10/20; various times
- Newberry Elementary PTO Childcare on 9/10 from 5-5:30 and 11/5, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, & 5/6 from 6:00-7:30pm
- Red Mill Elementary PTO Childcare on 9/10, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1 & 5/6 from 6:20-7:30pm
- Wednesday Nights Preschool Room Help at Fishing Creek UMC on 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, and 11/28 from 6:15-8:00
- Study Buddies at First Church of God (4th and Reno Sts New Cumberland) from 5:30-7:00 on 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, and 11/13. You will be paired with an elementary student for dinner and tutoring.
- Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist Community Christmas Closet. Assistance is needed to assemble personal hygiene kits, sort hats, gloves, and socks, box up jewelry and other sorting projects.
- 10/26, 10am-Noon
- 12/6, Various Shifts 4-8pm
- 12/7, Various Shifts 4-8pm
- Red Mill Elementary Fall Family Fun Fest - various times from 9am-2pm on 10/20
- Please Contact Mrs. Healy at RHealy@wssd.k12.pa.us if you're interested in Trunk or Treat at Red Mill Elementary. Here is her request
I'm helping to organize Red Mill's first Trunk-or-Treat, and we are getting businesses and RM families to decorate trunks and hand out treats as the students walk around. We are looking for more trunks so we figured we'd reach out to some high school kids that may have fun with it. Would you be able to see if any of your students would be interested in participating? We would provide the candy. They would just need to show up with a vehicle, set up their trunk, and then hand out the treats. They can go with any theme, with the exception of gore or scary. But, it can have a Halloween theme. We'll take multiple vehicles if they have different ideas and themes to run with. If there is interest, we'd love to know by Friday as we need to plan for spots!
Here are the details. October 20 at Red Mill Elementary. Set up is 9-10am. Trunk-or-Treat is 10-11am.
- Skippin' Out at Grace Baptist Church on 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, and 5/10 from 5:15-9:00pm