The National Honor Society's purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to render service to the community, to promote leadership and to develop character in students. Selection for membership is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service. To be considered for membership, a student must be a second-semester sophomore, a junior, or a first-semester senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 and must be enrolled in at least 6 academic classes for credit.
Important Notes for Seniors!!!
Hours from previous years DO NOT carry over. The requirement is 20 hours per year, 5 of which must be tutoring in a school setting. Tutoring neighbors, friends, relatives can count for service hours but not the 5 hour tutoring requirement. Please see by-laws for clarification.
If you are short one meeting for the meeting attendance requirement, please see Mrs. Moulen about a make-up.
***All senior obligations must be met by the end of the day Friday, April 28 in order for you to be eligible for NHS graduation honors.
Officers/Executive Council for 2016-17
Kayli Carmon-Vice President
The bylaws have now been adopted by membership and approved by the Faculty Council and Principal. A copy can be found in the files on this page. An amendment to the meeting requirement reduced the meeting attendance requirement to 60% from 75%.
**All members are expected to meet the 5 hours/year tutoring obligation. Keyyatta Bonds is your Tutoring Coordinator/Officer. Here is a link to the first semester tutoring schedule at Hylton. NHS Tutoring - Semester Two.Tutoring hours can also be earned through organized events at elementary and middle schools. This is especially helpful for schools that have future Bulldogs!
Here is a link to a GoogleForm that you can fill out to get on the schedule Tutoring Sign-Up.
SOL Review Help Needed-Tutoring Hours rewarded
Tutors are needed for the Science Department for upcoming Chemistry SOL test review April 27 and May 2, and 4. Sessions last 2:15-4:00. Two tutoring hours will be given for each session attended for the full time. Contact Ms. Johnson in F-240 to sign up.
Tutors are needed for the Math Department for upcoming Geometry SOL test review April 27 (room 205) and May 2 (room 205). Sessions last 2:15-4:00. Two tutoring hours will be given for each session attended for the full time. Contact Mrs. Arnold in F-205 for more information.
Tutors are needed for the Math Department for upcoming Algebra 1 SOL test review April 27 (room 221) and May 2 (room 209). Sessions last 2:15-4:00. Two tutoring hours will be given for each session attended for the full time. Contact Mrs. Nichols, Mrs. Allen, Mr. Barita or Mrs. Hunter for more information.
Tutors are needed for the Math Department for upcoming Algebra II SOL test review April 27 (room 203), May 2 (room 203) and May 4 (room 209). Sessions last 2:15-4:00. Two tutoring hours will be given for each session attended for the full time. Contact Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Weber, Mr. Davis, or Mrs. Ballard for more information.
Tutors needed for Biology SOL review Saturday, May 6 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. If you go the whole time, tutoring hours will be rewarded until the five hour tutoring requirement is met. After tutoring hours are met, service hours will be rewarded. See Ms. Holczer in F 238 for more information.
Service Opportunities-opportunities will be posted as officers and advisers learn about them--scroll down, the list is long!
Mrs. Campagna needs help at Graduation--for Juniors only
If you could help pass programs out at our graduation ceremony, please see Mrs. Campagna in her B-Street office. Graduation is June 10 at 9:30 at Eagle Bank Arena on the George Mason University Campus. If you help, the hours you spend passing out the programs will be credited to next year and will NOT be considered summer hours--an added bonus!
Suicide Awareness Walk
Participate in the Suicide Awareness Walk Saturday, May 20 from 9-12 a.m. at Forest Park High School and earn three service points.
Donate 16 ounce peanut butter jars, grape jelly jars, or pasta sauce jars to the ACTS and SERVE food pantries. Every 16 oz. jar donated is 1 service hour (up to 5 hours). Bring donations to Mrs. Moulen in the library or to Ms. Bryant-Kline in E-111.
Attention Juniors! Student Council Association is looking for volunteers to help set up prom April 27, 2017. If you would like to volunteer you must meet at the Red Rose Convention Center right after school (transportation will not be provided). You may stay and volunteer as long as you would like. If you have any questions email Janelle Gray at email@example.com.
Swim Kids Swim School
SwimKids Swim School is hosting a huge community event on Saturday May 27th from 12:30 until 4:30pm as a fundraiser for Hope Floats Foundation and is looking for some volunteers. They need up to 50 volunteers to help run stations for families and children that day. The celebration will have a carnival feeling - bounce houses, face painting, snow cones, water stations, open swim, prizes, music, arts and crafts, pictures with princesses and Star Wars characters, etc. Parents and children will be attending from the community and donations will go directly into the support of local families: http://www.hopefloats.foundation/ . They will be hosting the event at the Gainesville SwimKids location 13555 Wellington Center Circle, Unit 109 Gainesville, VA 20155 (about one mile from Jiffy Lube Live concert center). In case of rain, the make-up date will be the next day Sunday May 28th from 12:30 - 4:30. If you are interested in volunteering email Krissy Bartlett, Regional Manager and Trainer SwimKids Swim School, at Krissy@swimkids.us. You will need to include your first and last name, an email, contact phone number, and the high school you attend. National Honor Society juniors who have completed service hours for 2016-17 may use five hours for this event to get a jump start on hours for next year.
Prince William County Girls Softball Little League
The Snack Shack, located behind Tyler Elementary School, needs volunteers every Saturday from April 22nd to June 17th. The hours are from 9am to 3pm and the shifts are divided into 3-hour blocks. Contact Kimberly Crozier at firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-655-9435 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4caeae2ca4f94-pwcgsll.
Trial size hygiene products are needed for SERVE residents: washcloths, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, razor cream, razors, combs, brushes. One hour will be given for every four items for up to 5 hours. Items may be dropped off to Ms. Bryant-Kline in E111 or Mrs. Moulen in the library learning commons.
EL students at Hylton
Typing help is needed for text translating for EL students. See Ms. Bryant-Kline in E111 to sign up to help.
The athletic department needs student volunteers to help with spring concessions. See Ms. Bryant-Kline in E111 to sign up.
ACTS needs volunteers to stock pantry shelves, prepare food bags and make grocery store pickups. Click here to register to volunteer.
The Weems-Botts Museum needs volunteers for research projects, gatherings, and transcribing. Call 703-221-2218 to inquire about their opportunities.
SERVE Shelter in Manassas needs volunteers to assist with bi-lingual intakes. Contact Navara Cannon at 571-748-2445 for more information.
Spirit Advisory Committee
Sign up to help decorate the bulletin board for the Star Student Award. This award is given to one student each month who has been selected as having exhibited traits of school spirit that month. Students in NHS will be responsible for staying after the meeting to decorate the board and to place the picture of the new student of the month every month. The sponsor of the committee Mrs. Midgley can be emailed for the pictures and for any additional information at email@example.com.
Youth Services Advisory Council (YAAC)
The Potomac Community Library is asking for young adults to help plan programs and activities for their peers. They are asking that young adults take an online survey even if they are not interested in joining. The link is www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRZTZQM.
Spanish Honor Society
SHS is looking to join the NHS members in tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library. They would like their own table and sign . They welcome any NHS students who would like to tutor in Spanish. Additionally, they need this opportunity to be advertised because they have been struggling to inform students they are available for tutoring.
Coles Elementary School
Coles Elementary School is looking for students to become buddy readers for students who need extra help. Ms. Zelenka is also the contact for this project. Last year a couple of students went to Coles on Wednesdays at 2:45. That day is flexible. If you are interested, please email Ms. Lisa Zelenka, Coles Elementary School Reading Specialist, at ZELENKLM@pwcs.edu.
Arc of Greater Prince William**
The Arc of Greater Prince William is looking for volunteers to help at activities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
-The organization will begin a Wellness Class at Hylton High School on October 24th. Wellness will meet on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Approximately 60 participants attend. Volunteers participate in the class with the individuals--following along with the instructor and encouraging participants around them to join with them, showing them how to do the exercise and smiling and cheering them on while modeling the exercises. The class is full of music and easy exercises to get participants moving with a combination of seated and standing exercises. Dancing is often incorporated. You do not need to attend every Monday.
-Arc's Bowling program takes place at the Bowl America in Woodbridge on Tuesday afternoons. They need MANY volunteers to bowl with and assist individuals on the lanes. Bowling starts at 3:00 and is over by 4:00. Arriving by 2:50 and leaving by 3:50 is the standard time needed. To volunteer with the bowling program they ask that students attend an orientation at the Bowl America the week before the program begins. The orientation will be Oct. 11th. If you cannot make the orientation or find the time to volunteer at a later date, please contact Ms. Cassady.
*If you have any questions about these Arc of Greater Prince William opportunities, please contact Gloria Cassady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Tails Left Behind
"No Tails Left Behind" welcome and resource center is now open to the public
Tuesday-Thursday 12p-4p! They have need volunteers to help cover their
front desk, answer phones, give tours, perform light cleaning, and other
miscellaneous tasks. By volunteering, students are making a difference in
the lives of homeless pets.
They have volunteer opportunities with their shoe drive. Since the truck pick up has been delayed due to weather they have more time to meet their goal. They need approximately 15 more bags (w/25 pairs) to make it! An updated version of the flyer for the shoe drive can be found in the files section of this webpage.
Anyone interested can contact Jennifer-Wilcox Sullivan via email email@example.com or phone 703-634-0880.