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Chapter Life: Noteworthy Activites

Every year, chapters report their most noteworthy activity for the year in the Chapter Annual Report/Survey. These activities are listed here for other chapters seeking ideas and inspiration. Use the keyword checkboxes to filter activities by type or occasion, or click on the headers to sort the list by year, school, or state.
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Details2016 The Woodlands High School TX Our community service is to tutor intermediate school students who have been identifies as at-risk students with poor reading skills. Our members go to that designated school and work with those ...
Details2016 Chippewa Falls Senior High School WI Our county jail is always looking to replenish its library of paperback books for the inmates. Therefore, for the past 6 years during the spring semester, we collect used paperback books that we ...
Details2016 Langley High School VA Langley High School's NEHS Chapter had two service initiatives this year: a Book Drive and an Adopt a Grandparent program. First they collected 3,000 books from the Langley community to donate t ...
Details2016 Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School AL Our chapter president organized an online peer review service for freshmen and sophomores at our school. She and the members organized themselves so that each essay was peer reviewed by multipl ...
Details2016 Linganore High School MD We hosted a potluck dinner inspired by this year's common reader. Before Christmas break, seniors and their families were invited to bring a meal they'd be homesick for when they leave for colle ...
Details2016 John P. Stevens High School NJ Our chapter decided to hold a writer's clinic specifically devoted to helping seniors and rising juniors with their college application essays. Chapter members and officers volunteered to help p ...
Details2016 Smithtown High School East NY This year students celebrated the National Day of Writing in October by setting up a table in the Commons and encouraging students to write Thank You notes to their teachers. Each teacher recei ...
Details2016 Belmont High School NH The Belmont High School Poetry Out Loud competition (a national recitation contest) was sponsored by our NEHS chapter. It was a school-wide event in the form of an assembly in which members of t ...
Details2016 S. S. Murphy High School AL This year we partnered with a local elementary school that is 100% Title One. We mentored and tutored over 150 students between K-5, working on reading levels along with life skills. As a direct ...
Details2016 Immaculata - La Salle High School FL Our Don Bosco chapter of NEHS held a "Blind Date with a Book" drive in the month of February. We had students donate their favorite book, wrap them in brown paper, and tie them with string. Each ...
Details2016 The Covenant School TX Our most visible activity is generally our Literary Character Day, where students dress as literary characters from the books we read, and the NEHS awards prizes to students based on yearly them ...
Details2016 Geneva High School IL NEHS participated in kindergarten buddies with 4 classes in a nearby district that has bilingual students. NEHS members wrote cards to the kids and bought pencils for them 4 times during the year.
Details2016 Monsignor Edward Pace High School FL This year we teamed up with Mu Alpha Theta to collect books for underprivileged children. The students asked parents and friends to donate used children's books. The members became aware of th ...
Details2016 Covington Catholic High School KY Each year our Essay Contest sponsored throughout our feeder school 7-8th graders is always successful. The officers create the prompts each year around March/April. We give the grade schools a ...
Details2016 Stanwood High School WA We continue to serve as penpals to a nearby elementary school. Students exchange letters and we meet in person every few weeks to assist in developing writing skills.
Details2016 Tullahoma High School TN 3rd Grade Class Anthology of Writing: "If I Could Invent a New Holiday" Chapter members worked with a third grade classroom in our district as mentors to develop a class anthology including a ...
Details2016 West Shore Jr./Sr. High School FL It was brought to our attention that our local behavioral health center's teen unit had a paltry selection of reading material. We held a school-wide book drive and collected over 300 books to ...
Details2016 Miami Coral Park Senior High School FL Our members participated in a gift wrapping at Barnes & Nobles booksellers where they wrapped gifts for customers for free. The students rotated throughout the day and raised $100 in tips. Any t ...
Details2016 Northview High School GA This spring, Northview High School's NEHS chapter engaged in a book drive for impoverished students in the Congo. At the initiative of the officer team, Northview's NEHS chapter conducted a boo ...
Details2016 La Cueva High School NM This spring, NEHS members created backpacks for foster children. Members gathered donations of various items and created backpacks for different age group children that they can carry with them ...
Details2016 Savannah Arts Academy GA This year our goal was to support a local youth organization that houses homeless children. We had a book fair, mentored children, and tutored at the shelter. We also gave each child books and ...
Details2016 Nazareth Academy IL NEHS works with Diversity Club to create a Poet-Tree. The leaves of the tree are students short poems celebrating who they are. Students are given sample poems called "Where I Am From" and prod ...
Details2016 Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School FL We organized two weeks of a college application peer editing camp afterschool. Members and officers helped edit and proofread seniors' college application essays. We also hosted a free view ...
Details2016 Cheshire High School CT "Fall into a good book" - we created 4 virtual book groups with students who are in the middle school. Each group had "virtual" conversations on google classroom and then met in person to disc ...
Details2016 Conway High School SC As we all know, tissues are in short supply throughout the year and educators spend their own money purchasing tissues for students to use. This year, our group started Tissues for Teachers and ...
Details2016 Dreyfoos School of the Arts FL Our book drive for students in Cambodia had the most impact. One of our members knows of a school in Cambodia that was in desperate need of books written in English. She organized the drive ...
Details2016 Socastee High School SC NEHS members, dressed as popular children’s books characters, hosted a Literacy Celebration Day at Socastee High School. In preparation, the members generated posters and distributed them to lo ...
Details2016 Palm Harbor University High School FL Every year, our club holds a schoolwide book drive, with the collected books being donated to Grace House, a local homeless shelter providing assistance to families. We collect any type of book ...
Details2016 Palm Beach Central High School FL Our main activity this year was called "Fish Tales and Fish Tails." Through a grant, we were able to team up with an alternative education school for the project. Our chapter was responsible for ...
Details2016 St. Charles East High School IL Our chapter partners with On the Job Training (a special needs group that works in the community) to host a fundraising event at Barnes and Noble. The fundraiser benefits On the Job Training fo ...
Details2016 Union City High School NJ We partnered with the Palisade Success Center which is a non-profit organization that helps the immigrant community of Union City. The primary focus was to volunteer our time to help the childr ...
Details2016 St. Barnabas High School NY Our two major activities this school year were the Shakespeare Competition, and we sponsor a Shakespeare play from the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival touring company. The Shakespeare Comp ...
Details2016 Fairfield Ludlowe High School CT Members organized a children's book drive to benefit the Pediatric Department of several local hospitals. Students realized that, very often, there are no books for small children to read when t ...
Details2016 Miami Sunset Senior High School FL Throughout this school year, our members as well as student body has collected pull tabs for the local chapter of the Ronald McDonald house. In the winter, I delivered personally four bags tota ...
Details2016 Montoursville Area High School PA We do many ongoing activites, but the one that brings the students and faculty together the most is simply sonnet-o-grams. We deliver sonnets during Valentine's Day. Students can pick sonnets ah ...
Details2016 Deerfield-Windsor School GA Members operate a Writing Center in which they offer peer tutoring to fellow students. The Writing Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 - 10:00 (during Office Hours). Peer tutors als ...
Details2016 Leon High School FL For National Literacy Week this year, we had members wear signs that said, "Ask me about my favorite book." This was a fun way for members to interact with their peers and spread their love of l ...
Details2016 Mount Olive High School NJ On April 27th, Mount Olive High School's NEHS hosted a very successful Poetry Night to commemorate National Poetry Month. Students were able to write an original poem and present it to the Mount ...
Details2016 Sullivan High School IL Our members wrote pen pal letters with a 4th and 5th grade class in our district. This took place over the course of 2nd semester, and we just wrapped it up with a meet-up where the pals met ea ...
Details2016 Oliver Wendell Holmes High School TX The Holmes/Business Careers Chapter's noteworthy project of 2016-2017 was creating a campus wide recycling program. Members were educated on the importance of recycling and then assisted teacher ...
Details2016 Franklin Academy High School NC I think the most interesting thing we did this year was to start a Spoken Word Poetry Club. This was an outgrowth of a unit I taught in AP Lang last year and became a senior project. Our club ha ...
Details2016 William Amos Hough High School NC Members have held a peer editing workshop every Wednesday. They have edited over 120 papers and helped students to identify their strengths and weaknesses as writers. This is done during Husky T ...
Details2016 Loudoun County High School VA Backpack Buddies Project Our chapter wrote letters to local businesses asking for donations to help our neediest students to purchase backpacks and school supplies. Students followed formal bus ...
Details2016 Mount Vernon High School VA This year, our chapter opened the school's first ever student-staffed Writing Center. We were open after school one day a week in the school media center. NEHS members received training in ho ...
Details2016 George Walton Comprehensive High School GA We had our first coffee house even in the fall. Members gathered in the school atrium where we had dimmed lights, high-top tables, and - obviously - coffee and cookies. Students read favorite ...
Details2016 Saint Dominic High School NY The Veritas Chapter of the National English Honor Society at St. Dominic High School created a writing center at St. Dominic Elementary School. The writing center meets every Wednesday. National ...
Details2016 Broad Run High School VA In February, PEN members along with the English department held Broad Run's 3rd Annual African-American Read In. We invited published poet and author Venus Thrash to our school to share some of ...
Details2016 Holly Springs High School NC We had quarterly school wide open mics which invited performers from all over the school to present a personally written work. For the last two open mics, we also partnered with the National Art ...
Details2016 International Connections Academy MD International Connections Academy's (iNaCA's) chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) Shangri-La decided to show their support for literacy by creating and selling their very own re ...
Details2016 Wallkill Valley Regional High School NJ Each year at our induction ceremony, the membership brings a book as a donation to a local hospital for children who are sick. This year, the membership brought in over 200 books. In addition, ...
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