Leadership opportunities are key to the formation of a well-rounded student. These opportunities start at the classroom level in younger grades, where community responsibility is gradually emphasized. As students progress, they are given additional opportunities to step up and serve as role models for others.
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Students nominated for this leadership position at Espiritu Santo Catholic School must not only be models of these pillars, but receive teacher recommendation, achieve a GPA in the top fifteen percent of their class, and maintain those qualities throughout the duration of their tenure as NJHS representatives.
The “Big Reveal” Announced
Middle School “Houses” for Grades 6 to 8
Beginning with the 2017-2018 School Year, our Middle School Team will be implementing a new organizational strategy for how students are grouped for homeroom and team work throughout the year. The concept of “Houses” creates an environment which more closely models our Gospel roots and provides students with an opportunity to practice doing the right thing in a fun and spirited way. How it begins…
•Each “House” will have two appointed eighth-grade Student Leaders
•These twelve students will attend leadership development training this summer in preparation for the first week of school.
•Working with administration and staff they will develop how their House will build consensus to select their:
•Each “House” will present their unique identity at the House Assembly on Friday, August 18th
•Beginning Monday, August 21st, each house will earn points daily for such things as:
No discipline notifications
Honor roll status
Tutoring fellow students in your house afterschool or during lunch/recess
Kindness, manners and politeness
Service projects outside of school
Service projects in school
Participation in school athletics, drama, activities
Other ideas generated by student leaders, etc.
Healthy competition among houses results in a trimester “First Class House Banner” and the end of the year winner receives the coveted “House Cup”.