– Agape Chapter Pledge
OCSI’s National Honor Society Agape Chapter, an official member chapter of the nationwide NHS program, is a group of students who are dedicated to providing an example of leadership and service to their fellow students. High school students wishing to join must meet a certain grade point average qualification and must submit an application to be reviewed by a committee of teachers. OCSI’s NHS is supervised by a faculty adviser and overseen by its own internally elected officers. It meets on a weekly basis to discuss service activity opportunities, and to plan and organize events. The group is called upon by the school to assist in many large school functions and remains available to serve faculty and staff in any useful capacity when requested. As members of the Agape Chapter of the National Honor Society, students in the group are required to abide by the rules of membership laid out in the Society handbook and conduct themselves in an exemplary manner in and out of school.
There are a number of scheduled school events with which OCSI’s NHS chapter is expected to assist. Those events can be found on the calendar below. Other events, such as NHS fundraising events, urgent requests from faculty and school organizations, or community volunteering events in which the NHS will participate, will be posted as they arise.
School Events: NHS members help with setup and cleanup at several events. They also often distribute programs and take care of supervision and crowd control. There are also several school events which they directly organize and conduct.
NHS Fundraising Events: The NHS is responsible for its own funding. The NHS expenses include decorations and flowers for the induction ceremony, and honor cords for the graduating NHS seniors. The NHS usually raises funds by doing a few bake sales during the school year, though alternative fundraising opportunities are always a possibility.
Urgent Requests: It is not uncommon for a principal, teacher, PTF member, or other event organization committee leader to request help from the NHS in supervising young students, doing manual labor, or assisting in some other capacity. When we have time and members available we try to oblige.
Community Volunteering: NHS members are encouraged to volunteer in the local community. They often do so on an individual basis, but on occasion the group may decide to participate in or even organize such an event together.
Tutoring: Many NHS members are asked to tutor a younger student at the school on a regular basis. To preserve confidentiality, individual tutoring schedules are NOT posted on this calendar.
Please note: NHS is a volunteer student organization. While NHS members are strongly encouraged to participate in NHS events, none of the events are mandatory. NHS students will not be penalized for failure to attend an NHS event.