ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY (EHS at LHS)
WELCOME & OVERVIEW:
Overview, Purpose, & Objectives:
The English Honor Society (EHS at LHS) is a club for students that possess a love of literature, poetry, art, film, music, performance arts, creative and analytical writing, and exploring all aspects of English Language Arts. The membership honor for this club is offered annually in the early Spring Semester to all interested and eligible sophomores and juniors, via application approval and official invitation. Membership lasts through senior year of high school for any that maintain an "Active Member in Good Standing Status". The English Honor Society will involve top ELA students in academically and culturally enriching experiences, as well as fundraising and community service. Activities may include book clubs, book talks, the study of theatre, shared creative writing, and attending live performances at a variety of theatres within the Lancaster community, the City of Buffalo, and around Western New York. The English Honor Society will essentially provide a network of students who share an enthusiasm for the study of literature and literary endeavors. We are also currently in the process of seeking National English Honor Society Chapter affiliation/recognition, and should likely complete the process and transition during/by the end of the 2021-22 school year.
New Member Invitation & Application:
Membership in the EHS at LHS local chapter is an honor bestowed on a student via invitation and application submission .The English Honor Society Club (EHS at LHS) invites new applications for membership from eligible Sophomores and Juniors, annually at the end of Q2/January, each year. COMPLETE applications are submitted and reviewed in early February, and new members receive notification of a prospective pledge membership for the Spring, in time to attend our late February or March meeting. At this meeting, pledge members will observe, meet other members, and decide whether to accept membership (and register with the NEHS once/if we have this set up). New members will also be invited to join our Google Classroom account, which we use for all communication & updates. We will provisionally vote in those who accept membership at the start of our March General Membership Meeting. It appears that a one time $15 NEHS registration fee and application will need to be submitted individually once we join the National Organization. Otherwise, local dues ($10) will be collected at our 1st EHS at LHS Organizational Meeting in mid-late September (Date TBD). An induction & certificate ceremony will be held at our second meeting in mid-late October for now. Go to the Application Page for further information.
An anticipated annual schedule for 8-10 monthly general membership meetings will be posted annually in late August/early September. EHS at LHS Meetings are held monthly from September through May, from 2:30-3:00/3:10pm via Google Meet (until further notice; in Room #214 once possible). Officers are expected to attend from 2:20-3:20 as available. Additional club activity meetings, fundraising events, volunteer experiences, and special events are held as appropriate, or as opportunities arise. All meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change at the discretion of the advisor.
EHS members are 100% EXPECTED to check our Google Classroom account on a WEEKLY basis from early September through early May, to look for announcements, club activity updates, schedule changes, and extra Attendance Credit (club sponsored community service, fundraising, and LHS volunteer) opportunities. Members should also check in at least once in mid to late May, June, and August for possibile updates/notifications.
Meetings/Attendance Credits & "Active Member in Good Standing" Reminder:
If you need to be EXCUSED from a meeting, please be sure to notify Mr. Hultgren IN ADVANCE via email, or within 48 hours if a sudden emergency situation or last minute conflict unexpectedly arises (Also, be sure to CC the club Secretary); Members will lose "Active Membership Status" and eligiblity for club experiences (graduation cords, parties, references, etc...), if they do not make at least three (3) meetings per semester, or if they accumulate two (2) UNEXCUSED absences over the course of the year (one may be made up). Three (3) UNEXCUSED absences within a school year will result in the member being automatically dropped from the local LHS club chapter (However, a written appeal for reinstatement may be submitted in writing, clearly explaining the circumstances and how things will change in the future).
In 2020-21, this is a mere five (5) TOTAL CREDITS for the YEAR by the second to last meeting in April (Wed, 4/21/2021). In 2021-22, however, this will return to the normal eight (8) Total Attendance Credits for EACH SEMESTER. English Honor Graduation Cords for Seniors hae been determined, and will be awarded to those eligible in May. Our final EHS at LHS club meeting for 2020-21 will be A=Tues-5/18/21; B=Wed-5/19/21, where Seniors only will come to pick them up. Go to the Attendance Credit Requirements Page for further information & opportunities regarding EHS at LHS Community Service, Fundraising, & Volunteer Hours.
English Honor Society (EHS at LHS) 2021-22 ADVISOR