NHS Officers for the 2017-2018 School Year

NHS Officer Nominations for the 2017-2018 school year are NOW OPEN! Please contact an officer or Becky Mazzara to nominate yourself or another current Sophomore/Junior to be:

  • a Junior/Senior Officer
  • the Vice President (current Juniors only)

Please include your nominee’s contact information as well (phone number, email, etc) so we can send them a message about their nomination. They will not be informed about who nominated them. Nominees must accept their nominations by April 18th in order to be considered a candidate.

Newly inducted Sophomores/Juniors ARE ELIGIBLE to nominate or be nominated for an officer position!

Members that accept their nominations will be asked to give a short speech about themselves at the April 18th (VP/Senior Officers) and April 25th (Junior Officers) meetings, and will then be voted on by the group as a whole. Elected officers will be announced at Spring Coffeehouse, which is on May 5th.

Please consider your prospective workload for next year and think carefully about whether or not you or your nominee would be a good candidate and successful NHS Officer. It is an important commitment, but it’s very fun and very rewarding!


April & May School Service Opportunities

NHS Member Induction – Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the SAHS Auditorium; volunteers and new inductees must arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign in.

Spring Blood Drive Talks – Wednesday, April 5th during first hour; meet in the Library at 7:45 a.m. to group up and receive scripts/information sheets before dividing into hallways.

Super Service Friday 2.0 – Friday, April 7th in the plaza; Learn about the activities going on here. Activities on this day relating to the Spring Blood Drive and Spring Coffeehouse fulfill mandatory volunteer participation for these events!

Spring Blood Drive – Friday, April 21st from 7:10 a.m. to roughly 3:00 p.m. in the Wrestling Gym; updates will be made to this page to include links to sign up for positions. Remember: volunteer participation in the Spring Blood Drive is mandatory for ALL members in some form.

Spring Coffeehouse Auditions – Monday, April 24th – Wednesday, April 26th after school in the large practice room outside of the Choir Room and Orchestra Room. Sign-ups will also be posted outside of this practice room. Decisions for the show will be made by and announced/posted the next Monday.

Spring Coffeehouse – Friday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Black Box; updates will be made to this page to include links to sign up for positions. Remember: volunteer participation in Spring Coffeehouse is mandatory for ALL members in some form.

Humorology Fundraising- and Easy Opportunity for Service Hours!

Humorology at UW Madison– Due April 1st
Humorology is the major Greek life philanthropy project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and some Stillwater Alumni are looking for our support! Donate $5 for 30 minutes of service and $10 for an hour of service. Send a screenshot to one of the officers to get your hours! (Only up to an hour of service will be accepted, but donate as much as you would like!)

Donation link: https://humorology.crowdchange.co/fundraiser/267

Want to know more about where your money is going and what Humorology is?

Super Service Friday 2.0!

Hey everyone! Our next meeting coming out of Spring Break is on Tuesday, April 4th. That following Friday, April 7th, we will be having another Super Service Friday in the Language Plaza that’s packed with opportunities for you all to get in some of your school-related service hours AND meet your Blood Drive participation requirement!

These are the opportunities that will be taking place on Super Service Friday:

  1. Hanging up posters in the bathrooms on the inside of each stall. Many of you have probably seen the posters detailing how to use the new toilet handles, but many stalls do not have these signs up and administration would like us to help hang them up in every stall.
  2. Making Blood Drive posters. This is super easy, fun, and quick service! Don’t feel like you have to be super creative to take part in this opportunity. Participation in this activity fulfills your requirement of contributing to the Spring Blood Drive.
  3. Making Coffeehouse posters. These posters will include the dates and other information for both Spring Coffeehouse auditions and the actual event. Participation in this activity fulfills your requirement of contributing to Spring Coffeehouse.

Thanks everyone! We hope to see you in the Language Plaza after school for Super Service Friday 2.0! 🙂

Upcoming Service Opportunities

Keep on top of upcoming volunteer opportunities by regularly checking the Service Hours and Opportunities page and keep track of NHS service dates (and meetings) by checking the  Meetings and Events page! 🙂

Partnership Party – Saturday, March 11 @ the Prom Center in Oakdale from 4:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; earlier volunteers will need to be on site by 4 pm

Positions to be filled are:

  1. Coat Room (2 people)
  2. Guest Check-in (5 people)
  3. Flower Centerpiece sales (2 people)
  4. Silent Auction Tables (3)
  5. Silent Auction items collection & check-out (6)

This is a very fun opportunity to get in a hefty amount of your required service hours! T-shirts will be provided to volunteers, as well as pizza for dinner. Until we receive a direct contact number, please let an officer know if you are interested in volunteering for a position.

Spring Blood Drive – Friday, April 21 in the Wrestling Gym; before school set-up starts at 7:10 a.m. and after school tear down ends around 3:00 p.m. Like in the fall, all NHS members are required to contribute volunteer time to the Blood Drive! There will be plenty of opportunities available across multiple dates and times to get in this service, so a lack of participation will not be accepted. 

Feed My Starving Children – We are in the process of rescheduling a FMSC opportunity that works better for more of you in the wake of our first attempt. Keep checking our social media pages and Remind for dates and times! 

If you have any questions regarding service opportunities or would like to let us know about an opportunity that we can add, please contact an officer! All of our information is on the Officers tab 🙂

Service Opportunity: Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

Stillwater Area High School will be hosting the Special Olympics basketball competition this Sunday, and we’re looking for NHS members to volunteer to be Half-Court Referees, Scorekeepers, or other positions during the games.

There are plenty of spots left to register, and registration is very quick. You can sign up in a group with your friends, too! This is a great opportunity to get in your NHS service hours for Second Semester in a way that’s also really fun.

For more information on volunteer positions and to register for time-slots, please visit this link. We hope to see you there on Sunday!

Semester 1 Hours Check-In

Hello everyone! As you should know, Semester 1 hours are due Tuesday, January 24 at 3:00 pmno exceptions.

This list is a compilation of all of the hours that have been submitted for Semester 1 thus far. Please double check that you have submitted your required 10 hours. 2 of your hours must have been through NHS, unless you did not submit your summer hours; in that case, you must have at least 5 hours through NHS.

After the submission of Semester 1 hours has closed, the officers will be enforcing consequences for members who have not followed through with the commitments that they made to NHS. These consequences include, but are not restricted to, being kicked out of NHS. Seniors, if this happens to you, you may have to alter your applications to remove NHS as an extracurricular and notify your colleges that you have been kicked out.

If you have concerns about anything, please contact an officer ASAP. We are more than happy to listen to and work with you!