National Junior Honor Society
St. Paul's charter membership was established May 2009. For many students selection as an NJHS member is the pinnacle of their achievements in school. This honor, recognized throughout the nation, is both the public recognition of accomplishment and the private commitment to continued excellence on the part of the new members. Local chapters are charged with creating a selection process that conforms to the national guidelines, is applied fairly and consistently to all candidates, and provides a meaningful recognition to deserving students. Selection to NJHS is a privilege, not a right. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the Faculty Council in each school on the condition of their having met the standards based on the provisions of the national constitution. The basic criteria for selection are: scholarship, citizenship, character, leadership, and service.
The St. Paul’s School Student Council is a student representative body that provides opportunities for leadership. The council sponsors student activities and forwards student concerns to the administration. The council consists of the following members:
·President (7th or 8th grader)
·Vice-President (7th or 8th grader)
·Secretary (6th, 7th, or 8th grader)
·Treasurer (6th, 7th, or 8th grader)
Class Representatives (two from each grade 6-8)
Students elected to the Student Council must meet the academic and conduct requirements set forth by the administration. The Student Council meets regularly and is governed by a constitution and by-laws. Recommendations for Student Council activities must be approved by the faculty advisor and forwarded to the principal for final approval.
The safety patrol exists in order to assist in maintaining safe and orderly conduct on the school grounds, particularly during the arrival and departure of students. Serving on the school safety patrol is both an honor and a responsibility. Only those fifth grade students who meet and maintain the academic and conduct requirements of the administration are permitted to serve on the patrol. The parents/guardians of a safety patrol member are responsible for getting the students to school on time for morning duty.