National Elementary Honor Society
Arcado Elementary in an established chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) which recognizes the most outstanding students in 5th grade. Arcado was designated as a “Founding Chapter of NEHS” in 2009, joining elementary schools around the nation in establishing a program to promote excellence in academic achievement and involvement in leadership and service for the nation’s youngest students. More than just an honor roll, NEHS engages its members in service activities and leadership development that help strengthen the programs for all students at the school and improve life in the community.
Fifth Grade students must earn all A’s and no more than 2 B’s in the first semester grading period, and maintain these high expectations throughout the school year. Fourth graders earning this high standard of grades will be given the opportunity to complete an application after teacher recommendations are submitted following the 3rd 9-week grading period in Fourth Grade. An Induction Ceremony will be held at the end of the school year for full membership during the student’s Fifth Grade year.
The National Elementary Honor Society joins the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) as the nation’s premier organizations recognizing outstanding students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, responsibility, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. NHS and NJHS were founded by and are programs of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). NASSP—the preeminent organization and national voice for middle level and high school leaders—also sponsors the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) promoting and providing leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities. Visitwww.principals.org for more information.
Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves 30,000 elementary and middle school principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas. www.naesp.org