Middle School

Congratulations to G8 NJHS Membership Acceptances

The Middle School and the Grade 8 teachers would like to join Ms. Holly Raatz, the NJHS Sponsor of the Concordia Chapter, in offering CONGRATULATIONS to the following G8 students:


Rachel C., Michelle D., Kingsley D., Abriel H., Ingrid L., Sarah P., Andrew W., Renee T., Megan W., Ashley W., Monica X., Elsie F., Mian Z., Andrew P., and Rei A. 

– for successfully meeting the rigorous criteria for induction into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Concordia Middle School Chapter. See acceptance message and criteria for acceptance below.  


You have successfully been accepted for membership in the Concordia International Middle School National Junior Honor Society Chapter. As a member, you have been considered as a person who exhibits the five pillars that NJHS stands upon: 


  • Character 

  • Scholarship 

  • Leadership 

  • Service 

  • Citizenship  

This is indeed a time of celebration and 'commitment to excellence' as leaders of our middle school.  

Once again, congratulations and welcome to membership in the Concordia International Middle School National Junior Honor Society! I look forward to seeing you further your leadership skills, character development, academic achievement, service to others, and good standing in citizenship.  

With honor and congratulations, 

Ms. Holly Raatz 

NJHS Sponsor 

Concordia International Middle School Chapter 

NJHS Information

NJHS is an honor society by invitation only. 

What does an exemplary Concordia NJHS candidate look like? 

Scholarship: Students who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to learning and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.65 or above (on a 4.0 scale) meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration based on service, leadership, character and citizenship for NJHS. 

Service: Service can be described in various ways. This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. Students who are service-oriented "make a difference" and affect positive change.  

Leadership: Student leaders are those who exert a positive influence on our school and community. Student leaders are resourceful, innovative problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. 

Character: The student of good character exemplifies the Concordia ESLR's / SLO’s, upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a positive, healthy lifestyle. 

Citizenship: Citizenship is the obligation each member of our school community faces to live up to the standards of Concordia's Mission, Vision, and ESLR's / SLO’s.  The responsibilities each of us has to our community, our school, and to each other are many.  As good citizens, student leaders are bound to live up to the laws and guidelines which unite us as a society.  Good citizens work together to improve not only our lives, but the lives of all our fellow citizens.  Good citizenship requires that we remain strong and vigilant in protecting the freedoms and rights that have been granted to us and in preventing injustice from entering our lives.   

Who is eligible for Concordia NJHS? 

At Concordia, in accordance with national standards set by NJHS, students will first qualify for an invitation through their demonstration of success in the area of Scholarship.  That means, students in 7th or 8th grade with a cumulative GPA of 3.65 on a 4.0 scale will receive an invitation to fill out an application packet that displays examples of their accomplishments in the remaining areas of Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. Applications completed by the due date will then be examined by a Faculty NJHS Committee and candidates will be notified.  

Note: Just because a student qualifies based on cumulative GPA (Scholarship), does not mean he/she will automatically be inducted into NJHS.