Elm Middle School is delighted to recognize students who have achieved academic excellence. We do so through our Principal’s List and Honor Roll.
The Principal's List is for students who have earned all A's on their latest report card, and the Honor Roll is for students who have earned A’s and B’s exclusively.
Elm hosts awards ceremonies after each quarter to recognize all the students who finish on the Principal’s List or the Honor Roll. Check our online calendar for ceremony dates.
National Junior Honor Society
Many students who consistently earn a spot on the Principal’s List or Honor Roll may also be eligible for selection to the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The NJHS is open to all 7th and 8th graders who have met five criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. The basic scholarship requirement is a cumulative average of B or better.
Students must have been enrolled in Elm Middle School for a full semester before they become eligible for NJHS consideration. They must demonstrate appropriate conduct, and they can have no suspensions from school (in-house or out-of-school suspensions).
Students are notified when they become academically eligible for NJHS. To receive further consideration, they must complete the Student Activity Information Form (SAIF), in which they are asked to outline their accomplishments in the areas of service, leadership, character and citizenship.
District 401’s Policy on Achievements and Awards
From Section 6:330 of the Board of Education’s District Policy Manual:
The Superintendent shall maintain a uniform process for secondary schools to calculate, on at least a yearly basis, each student’s grade point average and class rank, as well as an honor roll for each class.
For a searchable online version of the Board of Education’s complete Policy Manual, click here.