Sleuth Sayers Chapter Members, Spring 2019 Induction by Jennifer Cole

Academic Year Planning

This overview calendar is designed to help Chapter Advisors and officers keep track of opportunities for NEHS members. We have included a sample of a chapter calendar (Linganore High School, MD).

The following year-long outline may help organizae chapter activities and help chapter members set goals. Remember that the more the chapter is willing to serve, the better its image will be, and the more willing others will be to contribute to and to participate in its programs. 

May/June 2021

  • Hold induction for new members if your chapter has a spring induction tradition
  • If induction occurs, enter new member names into NEHS Connect and submit membership dues
  • Hold elections for new officers so planning for the next school year may begin
  • Remind rising seniors of the Common Reader for the following year, encouraging summer reading
  • If holding fall membership drives and induction, set dates now
  • Review bylaws (with new officers as possible) and adjust as necessary
  • Make note of summer publication dates for NEHSXpress

August 2021

  • If fall membership drives and induction are planned, confirm dates, and develop program
  • Invite membership applications, making sure criteria for selection are widely distributed
  • Set a yearly calendar of chapter meeting dates
  • Develop, with officers and members, chapter activity ideas
  • Review NEHS yearly calendar, noting application deadlines

September 2021

October 2021

  • Remind seniors of the Common Reader if they are intending to apply for the NEHS Scholarships
  • Conduct chapter projects and submit to the Chapter Spotlight by October 4
  • Plan on attending October 14 NEHS Webinar Expanding the Canon and the Common Reader

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022



April 2022

May/June 2022