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Character - Scholarship - Leadership - Service - Citizenship


Washington-Caldwell School District is one of only 37 chapters in Wisconsin!

The mission of National Junior Honor Society
Create enthusiasm for scholarship
Stimulate a desire to render service
Promote leadership
Develop character
Encourage citizenship

What is National Junior Honor Society?

Established in 1929, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of  the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS (High School) and NJHS (Middle School). NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.


Dear Potential Members and Parents,

Congratulations on being academically eligible for membership in the Washington-Caldwell School District chapter of The National Junior Honor Society. You must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to become eligible. A survey is a major part of the selection process. You can see a copy of survey and the selection process on this website. It is a great honor to be inducted into the N.J.H.S.

To be considered for membership, you must complete a survey which is mailed to you. You will not be evaluated for membership unless you turn in a survey! If you choose not to return the survey, you will not be considered for membership again.

The appearance of this survey is as important as the contents. Your survey will be evaluated for appearance, content, organization, and honesty. You may wish to type or word process your survey. You are welcome to use your own paper if you wish. Use complete sentences only where indicated. The word “list” is a big hint.

Remember that Mr. Thompson has to read all of the surveys in a very limited time. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Thompson. I suggest discussing the contents with your parents; however, you should do your own work.

Those selected for membership will receive an induction invitation to take home to parents. An induction will take place in May. I hope that you will take this process seriously, and do your best to turn in a completed survey.

Mr. Thompson