“Social Studies In Action” RHO KAPPA National Social Studies Honor Society….

RHO KAPPA National Social Studies Honor Society….
“Social Studies In Action”
November 19, 2015
a) have completed four semesters of courses in the field of social studies and be prepared to complete at least six
semesters. The minimum grade point average for these courses is an unweighted 3.5 or the numerical equivalent.
Any Cs in your social studies classes will disqualify you from membership
b) have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 or the numerical equivalent
c) provide evidence of community service and leadership
d) a recommendation from a current teacher
e) volunteer for at least 2 Social Studies related service hours each school year
f) pay a $15 induction fee
g) attend 6 meetings (of 8 total)
Today’s To Do:
Thank you for all of your efforts to make Veterans’ Day so meaningful for everyone involved!
a) Are your thank you notes turned in yet????
2) Bill of Rights Institute Essay Contest
In 500-800 words, answer the following question:
Founders believed in the sanctity/vital importance of the individual liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. To
what extent (or in what ways) has our government compromised on these liberties in the name of security or the
general welfare?
b) Prizes of up to $5000! (15 prizes of $500 or more awarded!)
c) See Mrs. Lotspeich for more information
12 Members for Equal Justice Under the Law, December 4th (Stay for brief meeting after we are
State Department Essay Contest - See Mrs. L
a) Win $2500
b) Trip to Washington, DC
c) Get to meet the Secretary of State!
Have you paid your dues yet? Still need $15 dues from:
Bridget Berry
Allie Lorentsen
Lizzie Flood
Morgan Moxley
See Mrs. Lotspeich in Room 902
Katerina Goga
Kiersten Oslund
Maeve Quinn
Jessica Holder
Julia Stephensen
Sign Ups in January – League of Women Voters Candidate Forum on February 27th
Public Protest and the First Amendment – John Marshall Law School on January 15, 2016 (No School
that day) = Can register up to 4 students
IL Youth Summit
a) February 18, 2016– student advisory committee (SAC) meeting 1 (downtown Chicago)
b) March 18, 2016 – student advisory committee (SAC) meeting 2 (downtown Chicago)
c) April 29, 2016 - Summit (Dirksen Federal Building - Chicago) - (10 students)
Go to http://goo.gl/forms/hrhY2KU9Pz or access the link on the Activities Homepage on the WN
Sign up for Remind Texts – Text @rkappa to 81010
Future Meeting dates - Dec 10; Jan 28; Feb 18; March 17; April 15; May 13 (official induction)