National Honor Society

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 8:42am

My son was inducted into NHS last year and

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Registered: 03-22-1999
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 2:47pm

I don't know if our NHS has to fund raise or not, but it sure seems like the kids have to for just about every activity they're involved in!



I have a question, though.

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Registered: 03-30-2003
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 8:05pm

DD is going to probably get an application for NHS later on this month.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 3:08pm

Okay, I gotcha. And I agree with you that school service is valuable and necessary.



It's funny, because people in churches sometimes also have the attitude that mission work should mean feeding starving people in other countries, when helping that poor family in your own congregation pay their utility bill is just as worthwhile.

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Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 3:08pm

Kelly I did look at the book and it was full of coupons for places that we never go.

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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 1:43pm
I get annoyed anytime they try to force kids to sell stuff.Basically you are asking relatives to buy stuff they have no desire to buy.I use to hate when she was in elementary and m/s and they would have these rallies to get them to sell magazines and they would have to sell something like 6 supscriptions to get to play in a bouncy house..There was no way I could sell that many unless we bought them.Then the one year they made the kids who did not sell sit in the gym and watch the kids play then they threatened them with a Saturday detention if they talked.That wa sjust NUTS and pleanty of parents complained about that.I don't mind band fund raisers since I know the money goes and we are not forced to sell.I also did not mind the mandatory program ads for the play,because it was an extra curricular.Howevr selling magazines for student council is not,especially if your child is no in student council and it rally does not benefit my kid.FOr example the magazines sales were suppose to cut down the cost of the 8th grade dinner dance we still paid close to $50 for it before clothing so.....Plus 5th graders got nothing out of it.

 

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 12:30pm
I don't think that DD sold those books for NHS but her high school class did sell them as fund raisers--they wanted every one of the 430 seniors to sell 2 books. I don't think it would be hard to sell them at all. I used to buy them anyway and since there are 2 dinners for one, after you go out twice, you get back the cost of the book, plus there are many other things there you could use them for--take a look you might be surprised that you actually like what's in there.
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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 11:04am

Thanks for your comments Kelly.

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Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:56am

Thanks to all of you for your comments.

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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 8:53am

I get that they don't want to do the fundraiser, I was referring to the OP's complaint in her second post that he also has to do service projects for the *school* rather than the community, which she thought would be more valuable.

Kelly

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 8:49am

No idea--never had to sell anything when I was in HS for honor society. It was an honorary thing--we never actually did anything.

I don't know if Sami's school DOES NHS--haven't heard anything and she would certainly be a choice for it.

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