Time Is Running Out for NHS Scholarship Program Applications

Deadlines are fast approaching for the National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship program. The student application deadline is January 30, and principals and NHS advisers must submit recommendations and certifications for any student applicants by February 5. A third faculty recommendation is also required to complete an application. (You should receive notification with a prompt to provide a recommendation if students have applied from your school.) This academic year, the program is awarding a total of $1.5 million. The funds will be disbursed among 500 applicants, with one national honoree being awarded $22,650. All NHS seniors in good standing are eligible to apply. More information can be found at www.nhs.us/scholarship. The National Honor Society is a program of NASSP.

2018 National Principals ConferenceTM Strands

When school leaders across the education continuum come together for a transformational experience in Chicago next summer, they will encounter programming that aligns with three strands: Leading Learning, Building Culture, and Designing the Future. With Leading Learning, attendees will explore how to improve their own leadership skills and grow those skills in others so they can work together to achieve positive outcomes for schools and students. Building Culture programming will focus on helping you share your story and create a community that fosters equity and well-being. Through Designing the Future, attendees gain insight into innovative practices that advance teaching and transform learning. Take advantage of programming that addresses the specific needs and challenges of school leaders by registering for NPC18. For more information, visit www.principalsconference.org.

Pay Tribute to Outstanding NJHS Members

Do you know any National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) members who go above and beyond for your school or community? If so, encourage your NJHS chapter adviser to nominate them for the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award between January 30 and March 13, 2018. Now entering its third year, the honor recognizes 500 exceptional NJHS students nationwide with a $500 award to be placed in a college savings account managed by OppenheimerFunds (OFI Private Investments). We encourage chapter advisers to nominate as many NJHS members as they wish. Winners will be announced in the spring. For more information, visit www.njhs.us/oaa. The National Junior Honor Society is a program of NASSP.