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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 Stephen Decatur High School MD Our officers decided to host an Edgar Allan Poe themed haunted house at Halloween. Each room focused on one short story or poem the students studied this year. The members involved many students ...
Details2015 Bob Jones High School AL Our school currently is under renovation and the library was temporarily moved to a small classroom. During the renovation books were damaged and had to be discarded. A few members of the activi ...
Details2015 Parkway Central High School MO Many of our members participated in tutoring children at the Ferguson Public Library in the aftermath of the riots in Ferguson, MO.
Details2015 Capistrano Valley Christian School CA We had a film night and colloquium centered on the topic of the intersection between the arts, education, and culture.
Details2015 Brookstone School GA Without fanfare or immodesty, we have been the servant leaders who have built 12 Habitat for Humanity houses over the last 12 years.
Details2015 International School of Qingdao We do 3 activities that span across the school: First, In semester 1 we hold the book mark designing competition, where prizes are awarded to winners in different categories and book marks are ...
Details2015 Belleville Township High School - East IL Without our chapter, our school would not be able to provide free universal tutoring during lunch hours and after school four days a week. The 100 members of our chapter each give twenty hours o ...
Details2015 Linganore High School MD This year we held a spelling bee against the academic team and the faculty. The newest and most noteworthy activity was a partner activity with the math honor society. Students had to register a ...
Details2015 McIntosh High School GA We sponsored a faculty poetry reading headlined by our nationally-known poet and singer Ward Abel.
Details2015 Smithtown High School East NY We had two noteworthy events this year. First, a member who belongs to a local charitable organization coordinated an ornament sale. Students met in a classroom after school to make the ornament ...
Details2015 Randolph-Macon Academy VA Our Alpha Readers book club will begin its tenth year. The club has involved most of our top students and includes faculty from the English and math departments. Students read five to seven addi ...
Details2015 Pine Creek High School CO While ESL parents are learning English, we read and provide activities for the children. At the end of the session, each child is allowed to choose a book to take home. That book becomes the par ...
Details2015 Mineral Wells High School TX Members wrote a children's story, then read it to second and third graders, who illustrated it. Every year we recognize our library during National Library Week and this year promoted vocabulary ...
Details2015 Largo High School FL We hosted Socks for Dobby, a new sock collection for our homeless neighbors. The Harry Potter themed competition fulfilled a great need for men, women, and children in our community. Donati ...
Details2015 The Woodlands High School TX Our major community service is tutoring identified weak readers at Wilkerson Intermediate School. All of our members are expected to do this and the response is excellent. The counselor at Wilke ...
Details2015 Elkins High School TX The most noteworthy activity we had was our practice SAT/ACT test, which was a fundraiser that also gave students the opportunity to practice their test-taking strategies.
Details2015 Secaucus High School NJ The most noteworthy activity this year was our involvement with the New Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency. We fundraised money to buy books for some of the classes at the school. Whe ...
Details2015 Linfield Christian High School CA Most notably, we wrote letters of encouragement and thanks to veterans serving our country. Every member had to write to at least one service person. The students were made very aware of the s ...
Details2015 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart FL During the last week of April NEHS held a week dedicated to English. We decorated the hallways with literary trivia, favorite authors and quotes of students and faculty, and held activities in t ...
Details2015 James W. Robinson Secondary School VA We joined effort with the NHS organization for a school wide book drive. Over 250 books were collected, sorted by grade level, and delivered to a Title One elementary school in our area. We ha ...
Details2015 Gulf High School FL We decided to improve visibility, fulfill service hours, and share our belief in literature and the written word by collecting school supplies to donate via Develop Africa, a nonprofit which tak ...
Details2015 Eaglecrest High School CO We created books for our school's preschool program. We take popular children's books and rewrite them with our school mascot (our mascot is the Raptor, and our preschoolers are called "Little R ...
Details2015 West Springfield High School VA Our members selected poems about the role of teachers in their lives and gave them to the faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week. We had a successful children's book drive to support childhood ...
Details2015 Wellington C. Mepham High School NY Each year, our chapter hosts an author visit. This year we hosted author, Kody Keplinger, via Skype in the school library. Keplinger penned five young adult novels. Her debut novel, The DUFF (De ...
Details2015 Bishop Moore Catholic High School FL This year, we instituted the BMCHS Writing Center on our campus. Our goal was to provide writing support services to all BMCHS students. The Center was designed to equip students, regardless of ...
Details2015 West Islip High School NY "Everything for Ethan" was a fund-raiser for a young boy with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy, and we supported this endeavor by asking for contributions from both new inductees as well as current ...
Details2015 Seton Academy IL There is a small playground area, which has gone downhill, directly behind Seton Academy that services the children of the neighborhood. We are cleaning the grounds and the play equipment on Jun ...
Details2015 Amesbury High School MA NEHS members were instrumental in the collection of data and input regarding our faculty favorites book list for summer reading. We also then collected and distributed all assessments in the fal ...
Details2015 Hereford High School MD In September we celebrated the Little Free Library grand opening. The project was initiated the previous year, designed by NEHS members, and built by a student who volunteered his time and mater ...
Details2015 Geneva High School IL This year we adopted four kindergarten classes in a nearby community. We sent them individualized notes with treats a few times this year. Next year we are planning to continue this activity plu ...
Details2015 The St. Croix Educational Complex High School VI On Thursday, March 5, 2015, the Adelbert Anduze chapter attended the Ricardo Richards Elementary School to recognize and participate in the National Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Day activity. M ...
Details2015 Meadowcreek High GA During Black History Month, our members went to the elementary schools within our Meadowcreek clusters to read to the kindergartners. By doing so, we promoted academics and literature.
Details2015 Olympia High School FL The president of NEHS organized the officers and members to partner with the AVID program at Olympia High School. These students spent many hours each week fostering a relationship with their pe ...
Details2015 George C. Marshall High School VA Our NEHS chapter held an Amnesty International "Write for Rights" activity during which we collectively wrote over 600 letters to world leaders advocating for humane treatment of political priso ...
Details2015 Seminole Ridge Community High School FL Our Sparknotes project brought hope to students facing depression, anxiety, or school stress. Members wrote anonymous note cards that gave words of encouragement and support. Teachers were then ...
Details2015 Herndon High School VA We tutored almost 900 students this year in the writing center! This has a huge impact on the school community as peer tutoring has been shown to improve student writing.
Details2015 West Essex Regional High School NJ This year we hosted The Showcase: A night of poetry, spoken word and acoustic performance. The students wanted to revive an older school "coffeehouse" music performance night, so West Essex NEHS ...
Details2015 Urbana High School MD We conducted a very successful DVD drive, which donated 300 DVDs to the pediatric unit of the local hospital, the National Children's hospital, and to a National organization, which then distrib ...
Details2015 Thomas Jefferson High School LA Thomas Jefferson's NEHS hosted our first Tennessee Williams Festival on campus. All students were allowed to participate in the Stella contest, a dramatic reading of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and s ...
Details2015 Miami Coral Park Senior High School FL Students adopted a grandparent for the holidays and made baskets for them. Students made donations of items and then stayed after school to assemble baskets. Baskets were delivered to a home and ...
Details2015 La Cueva High School NM We had a local nationally recognized YA author come and speak to our student body. We were the only school in our state that was visited by the author.
Details2015 George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology MD Students created activities including grammar word of the day for Grammar week (week of March 4th). They distributed prizes, quizzes, and created fun games as well.
Details2015 NSU University School FL We interviewed senior citizens to publish a booklet of memoirs about life in Florida. Both students and the senior citizens established relationships through sharing memories.
Details2015 Clear Lake High School TX We helped a local nonprofit organization with their book drive by collecting children's books for economically challenged youth in a local school district that has a high number of impoverished ...
Details2015 North Salem High School NY Our most significant efforts are directed toward inserting NEHS members into middle/high school classrooms to act as liaisons between students and teachers. NEHS members, at the request of teach ...
Details2015 Elmore County High School AL We held a Daddy/Daughter Dance for preschool through 6th grade girls and their fathers. We gave 1/3 of the profits to the elementary school library and funded scholarships with some of the remainder.
Details2015 St. Charles North High School IL We write letters from Santa to the children of faculty members at our school. The staff members submit a brief form with information about their children, and the NEHS "elves" pretend to be Sant ...
Details2015 Nazareth Academy IL The Coffeehouse is our most noteworthy event. We have a great audience and participants. Students who participate always say how glad they are that they have a safe, welcoming place to express ...
Details2015 Junius H. Rose High School NC Our chapter helped the North Carolina English Teachers Association host a Regional Literacy Symposium that included inviting teachers from all over eastern North Carolina to attend breakout sess ...
Details2015 Harborside Academy WI Our group reached out to the local women's shelter for women and children needing a safe place to get away from abusive and unhealthy situations. The students contacted the director, wanting to ...
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