Syria Timeline for 2016

Our students in NHS helped bring awareness of the Syrian conflict to Copper Hills by making different posters with the number of deaths in Aleppo per month of 2016. There were over 15,000 deaths last year. The students showed their true leadership in this service project by showing there concern for the world as a whole.

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NHS Makes Christmas Decorations for the Preschoolers!

NHS students helped spread Christmas cheer by making decorations for the preschooler’s room. The students turned into professional snowflake makers!

Application Process for NHS Now Open

If you are interested in applying for NHS, applications are now being accepted.  All applications will be due on Apr. 21st, 2017.


New Members of 2016-2017 National Honors Society

Here are our new National Honors Society members at the induction ceremony. Congrats to these amazing students!

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Opening Social

Here are some pics from our opening social for NHS! A big thank you to all the students who came to help kick off the 2016-2017 school year.

Homecoming Parade

The homecoming float was a success thanks to all the NHS members who showed up! National Honors Society totally ROCKED the parade!

Scholarship Opportunity

Anyone interested in applying for an NHS scholarship must read the attached instructions.  See Mrs. Leggat if you have any questions.  The holiday break is a great time to fill this out!

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End of Quarter Info

Service cards are due on Oct. 27th.  You must have 5 NHS hours and a total of 10 service hours on your card before you can turn it in.  If you are missing hours, or a meeting, you will need to hang onto your card until next quarter, and turn both cards in together, to avoid being dismissed from NHS.  See Mrs. Leggat if you have any questions.  We have had plenty of service opportunities, so don’t expect us to come up with special activities just for a few people.  Just a reminder that students are only allowed to be on probation one time a year.

NHS Student Wins Athletic Award

Carlos Becerra-Gomez was the school winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school scholar-athletes.  Congrats Carlos!

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Blood Drive

The school is sponsoring a blood drive on Oct. 19th.  Sign up in coach J’s room (1729) or during lunch in the commons. You may get one hour of NHS service if you donate blood.  You MUST bring proof of donation before your hour will be signed off.

Festival of Trees Service (Non-NHS Sponsored)

For anyone wanting some personal service ideas.

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Certificates and Pins

If you were not able to make it to the Induction Ceremony, please pick up your certificate and pin from my office ASAP.

T-shirt Orders

Friday, Sept. 16th is the last day to get me your shirt size before the orders go in.  Anyone who has not paid his/her club fees or turned in his/her disclosure forfeit his/her right to an NHS shirt and possibly club participation. See me for details.  Juniors: this is your only chance to get a shirt.  Next year only new incoming Juniors will get a shirt.

Induction Ceremony

The induction ceremony for all new members will be on Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 7 pm in the auditorium.  Check the Junior members list to make sure you are on it so that there are no surprises when names are called.  If you are a new Senior, come talk to me so that I can make sure we have your name on our induction list.  This is typically a formal event for us so please dress accordingly.  See me if you have any questions.

Updated Members List

The new list of members has now been added to our website.  Check to make sure your name is there.  If it isn’t, you need to come and talk to me.  Disclosures and the $25 fee were due Sept. 3rd.

Bulletin Board Project

I need about 10-12 students who would be willing to create bulletin boards for our feeder Jr. High Schools.  I need tech savvy and creative people!  If you need NHS hours, and can’t come to a lot of the activities, this would be a great alternative.  See Mrs. Leggat in the media center to sign up.  You will be doing this in groups of 3-4 people so you will also need to be willing to work with others.

Tutoring for NHS Hours

Students may tutor during opts for NHS hours.  Please sign up with Mrs. Leggat in the media center.  We will get a schedule going and hopefully start sometime next week.

Fees and Disclosure Info

The $25 NHS fee and disclosures are due by Friday, September 2nd, 2016.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Leggat.  Students who do no pay by this date forfeit their NHS shirt and will not be allowed to participate in the induction ceremony.   

Summer Personal Hours Available

Get summer service hours (personal) to use next year by volunteering to help at the National Speech and Debate Tournament, being held at several area schools in Canyons and Jordan Districts.
Details and sign up information at this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4da9ac22a4f49-national

Service Cards Due May 25th

All service cards are due May 25th by the end of our closing social.

Senior Graduation Sashes

Seniors MUST be in good standing before they will be given a sash to wear at graduation.  This means that they must not be on probation and must turn in their service hour cards by May 25th.  Graduation Sashes can be picked up from Mrs. Leggat’s office on May 31st after school.  There is no charge to BORROW the sash for graduation.  However, the sash MUST be returned at the same time the graduation robe is returned.  We will have next year’s officers helping to gather those sashes. If you would like to purchase a sash to keep, the cost is $25.  Make your payment in the main office BEFORE MAY 31st, and bring your receipt with you on the 31st and we will give you a new sash to keep. Purchased sashes are non-returnable.  Contact Mrs. Leggat if you have any questions.

Summer Volunteer Opportunity

Bingham Creek Library is looking for some volunteers. Click on the link for more info.  2016 SLP Volunteer Outreach Poster

Officer Interviews

Officer interviews will be held in the morning on Friday, May 13th.  Sign up for your time in the library.  If you have any questions please email Mrs. Leggat at heidi.leggat@jordandistrict.org.  Just a reminder, current sophomores are only allowed to apply for the Jr. Secretary position.  All other positions are only available to current juniors.  We will narrow the decision to two people for each position then have call backs for the final interviews sometime next week.

NHS Applications

Applications for NHS are due this Friday, April 29th.  Late applications will not be accepted, and entrance to the club will be closed for the 2016/2017 school year.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Leggat.

Officer Applications

We are taking applications for the 2016-2017 NHS officers.  If you are interested, pick up an application in the library.  Return them to Mrs. Leggat by Friday, April 29th.

Senior Sash

Make sure you check the senior list in Mrs. Leggat’s office by the end of the day on April 22nd to make sure you are on the Senior list to qualify for a sash on graduation day.  You must still turn in your 4th quarter hours to be eligible, and 5 of those hours must be NHS hours.

Summer Service Opportunities

The following are ideas for summer service projects.  These projects are not NHS sponsored but would count toward your personal service hours for the 2016-2017 school year.

36th National Veterans Wheelchair Gameshttp://wheelchairgames.org or call 1 (801) 584-2567

Flash Mob Block Party – Heather Brown is looking for student dancers, cheer teams or any other teams, clubs and students to help dance and volunteer during the June 30th, 2016 Block Party during the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Downtown SLC.  Contact info is 801-582-1565 ext 1559 or by email @ heather.brown2@va.gov

MDA Volunteer Programs – Go to the following link for more information.  https://www.mda.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer

UServe Utah – Summer of Service 2016 Flyer Final (1)

UServeUtah is launching a statewide Summer of Service campaign to encourage youth to get out and be active in their communities during summer break. Youth ages 5-25 who volunteer at least 10 hours a month between June 1-Aug 31are eligible to win monthly prizes and have their photo & stories shared on social media and in newsletters across the state.  Youth interested in participating in Summer of Service just need to visit userve.utah.gov/summerofservice to report their hours and are then eligible for the monthly prize drawings.

If you have questions or would like more info about this opportunity for students, you can contact Anna Decker at UServeUtah. annadecker@utah.gov or 801-245-7220

 

March Service Project: Friendship Bracelets for Africa

For our monthly service project NHS members gathered in the cafeteria to make bracelets on March 16th. The bracelets that were made will be donated to youth in Africa, when one of our officers visits this summer! Thanks for those who came and contributed their talents.

 

Pizza Pie Cafe Fundraiser

Bring your family and friends to eat at Pizza Pie Cafe in West Jordan on Monday March 7th or Tuesday March 8th. Be sure to mention you are there for Copper Hills NHS so we will be able to receive the proceeds. No coupons are allowed to be used in order for the fundraiser to work, but trust me, it will be worth it!

February Service Project: Place Mats for Beehive Assisted Living Center

Copper Hills NHS had its February service project on February 11th. Members designed and decorated place mats that were donated to the Beehive Assisted Living Center for Valentine’s Day. Thanks to everyone who came and served and shared their creativity!

 

Service Opportunity on Saturday

If at all possible, please come help usher on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Odekirk’s funeral. They need about 15 people to come help them out, so please sign up in the library if you are available. You will need to meet at Copper Hills at 4:15 pm, and then you could probably leave when the funeral starts (5:00 pm) if you needed to. Please dress in Sunday best. We know it is the same day as Sweethearts, but if you can possibly help that night, please do!

January Service Project: South Valley Services Urgent Needs Drive

NHS had its January service project on Wednesday, January 20th! Many donations were provided by our own NHS members. At the service activity, members helped organize donations into different categories and place them inside bags and boxes that will be dropped off to South Valley Services. Thank you to everyone who donated items and their time!

NHS Hours Log is Due Today 1/21/2016

If you do not have a total of 10 hours (5 MUST be NHS sponsored activities) do not turn in your hours sheet.  Students who do not have the required 5 NHS hours will be placed on probation for the next quarter.  This means that for 3rd quarter you will need to turn in 20 hours total and 5 of those hours MUST be NHS hours.  If you do not have 5 NHS hours for 3rd quarter, and you were put on probation for 2nd quarter, then you will be dismissed from National Honor Society for the remainder of the year.

Remember, it is your responsibility to talk to me if you have problems getting all your NHS hours.  It is better to talk to me at the beginning of the quarter than a few days before your hours are due.  Also, if you are doing the swim meet today then your hours can be turned in on Monday.  Talk to me on Monday if you have any further questions.

February Service Project

Click on the link to find info on our Feb. Service Project

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January Urgent Needs Drive

We will be collecting donations now until January 20th. Donations can be dropped off in the library.

Extremely Urgent Needs include:

  • baby wipes
  • diapers, sizes 1-4
  • comforters or blankets for twin size beds
  • food (canned food, cereal, hamburger helper)
  • instant soup, boxed dinners, peanut butter

Urgent Needs include:

  • pillows
  • garbage bags (33 gallon, kitchen sizes)
  • towels (all sizes)
  • powder laundry detergent
  • socks (new)
  • pajamas for all sizes
  • clothing in good condition

*A more inclusive list can be found at http://www.svsutah.org. Click the Give Goods tab.*

Monthly Service Project

Come join us for our monthly garbage clean up service project tomorrow, January 7th. Remember to dress warmly since it will be wet and cold with the snow. Meet by the student parking lot doors at 2:45.

Also, if you are still in need of service hours for 2nd Quarter, Academic Decathlon needs volunteers on Friday, January 15th from 2:45-5:30. Sign up in the library.

Service Hour Sheet 2nd Quarter

The service hour sheets for 2nd Quarter are due by January 21st. Make sure to fill one out and turn it in to the basket in the media center. You can turn it in early if you already have your hours complete. If you are still short the 5 NHS hours, sign up in the media center to sit at the table at lunch next week.

December Service Project: Responding to Letters to Santa

For the National Honor Society’s December service project we wrote letters in response to elementary school children who wrote letters to Santa. NHS helped reply to 367 kids in 17 classes in 3 elementary schools. Also, NHS decorated a hallway for Paws for a Cause this month. Don’t forget to buy lollipops from NHS to help support Paws for a Cause!

November Service Project: Stockings for Soldiers

NHS had its November Service activity on November 24th after school. We gathered all the generously donated supplies and put them into stockings.  Each stocking included things like shampoo, toothpaste, body wash, chapstick, a deck of cards and candy! NHS will be sending these out to soldiers for the holidays. Thank you to all who donated and helped put together stockings!

Letters to Santa Service Project on Dec. 1st

This week we have two service projects, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday.  On Tuesday we will meet in the library after school to work on answering letters to Santa.  On Thursday we have our parking lot cleaning project after school.  We will not have another meeting or service project until January after this week.

Induction Ceremony is Thursday, Nov. 19

The National Honor Society induction ceremony will be held at Copper Hills High School this Thursday, Nov. 19th at 7 pm in the tech atrium.  New members and Parents are invited.  We encourage students to dress up for the event.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Leggat at 801-256-5394

Thanksgiving Hero Service Project

This service project is currently full.  For those students who signed up, this service project will be on Nov. 23rd from 5-7 pm.  Please meet at the JATC South building on the north end.  You will need to dress in warm clothing because it will be outside.

November Service Project Info – Stockings for Soldiers

Meeting date will be Nov. 24th at 7 am and 2:30 pm.  The service project date will be Nov. 24th at 2:45 pm.  We will be gathering all donated supplies and putting them in stockings.  This is a unique service project because you can get NHS hours for soliciting donations. Talk to me if you interested in working off your hours while getting donations.

October Service Project: Halloween Decorations for the Preschool

NHS had its October service project in the library on October 22, 2015. Members gathered together to create fun, fall-themed arts and crafts to decorate the Copper Hills Day Care! The service activity also counts for one of their NHS group service hours.

Where is the Disclosure?

The disclosure can be found under the information tab above.  Or click here to find it…..Disclosure

October Service Project Dates and Times

Meeting for service project is Oct. 14th at 7 am or 2:30 pm.  Remember that you MUST attend at least one meeting a quarter.  The service project date is Oct. 22nd at 2:45 in the media center.  We will be decorating the CH day care.  See you there!

Due Dates

Fees and disclosures are due Oct. 23rd in the media center by 2:30 pm

New applications are due Oct. 30th in the media center by 2:45 pm

Application Process Extended

Applications for the remainder of the 2015/16 school year will be accepted until Oct. 30th, 2015.  All forms will need to be returned to Mrs. Leggat in the media center by this date in order to gain membership into NHS.

Homecoming Parade Information

Meet in the west parking lot by the seminary building for the homecoming parade on Thurs. at 6 pm.  Please were levi’s with a single colored shirt.  Our theme is Snow White. We have a Snow White, a prince, and a witch, but need your help to represent the dwarfs.  If you have a dwarf costume, vest, or hat, please feel free to wear whatever to help jazz things up.  See you Thursday!

September Service Project: Homecoming Headbands

NHS had its opening social in the cafeteria. Officers were introduced, the yearbook photo was taken, disclosures were passed out, homecoming headbands were made and cake was eaten! In case you missed it and are needing the disclosure or other info click here.