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2022 ARISTA Opening

September 19, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

We are happy to inform you that we will continue our two ARISTA chapters for  the 2022/2023 school year. The National Elementary Honor Society recognizes  outstanding scholarship, character, citizenship and service for grade 4 – 6 students  and the National Junior Honor Society focuses on the same components for  students of grades 7 & 8.  

The Elementary and Junior National Honor Societies are open to students in grades 4 – 8  who meet the eligibility requirements. Please refer to the next page for eligibility  requirements in each grade for this school year.  

Please discuss with your child the requirements and guide them in setting goals for  the year.  

If you have any questions concerning the National Elementary and Junior Honor  Societies please contact Ms. Vlachos (Grade 4-5), Ms. Volkerick (Grade 6) or Dr.  Brown (Grades 7-8). 

Sincerely, 

Ingrid Lafalaise

Principal, I.A.

 

ARISTA Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 

Grades 4 & 5 

  • Levels 3 or above in all subject areas (overall all average) 
  • No Mark Below Level 2 in any subcategory under any subject area 
  • Levels 3 and above for Social Emotional Learning 
  • 95% attendance rate (no more than 6 absences and no more than 6  latenesses)

Grade 6 

  • 87 or over in academic subjects (including Talent) 
  • No mark below 80% in any subject area (Technology & PE)  
  • No conduct grade below “S” 
  • 95% attendance rate (no more than 6 absences and no more than 6  latenesses) 

Grade 7 

  • 87 or over in academic subjects (including Talent) 
  • No mark below 80% in any subject area (Technology, Library, PE & Minor Talent)
  • No conduct grade below “S” 
  • 95% attendance rate (no more than 6 absences and no more than 6  latenesses) 
  • In addition to Marking Periods 1, 2 & 3 of 7th grade, 2 Marking Periods from  6th grade with the requirements mentioned above 

Grade 8 

  • 87 or over in academic subjects (including Talent) 
  • No mark below 80% in any subject area (Technology, Library, PE & Minor Talent)
  • No conduct grade below “S” 
  • 95% attendance rate (no more than 6 absences and no more than 6  latenesses) 
  • In addition to Marking Periods 1, 2 & 3 of 8th grade, 3 Marking Periods from  7th grade with the requirements mentioned above 

ARISTA Community Service Options 2022-2023

Any candidate interested for possible selection to ARISTA must complete a minimum of 5 activities or 20 hours of community service for grades 4-6. In grades 7-8 a minimum of 8 activities or 40 hours of community service.  Here are some suggested activities you can complete. If you have an activity that is not listed that you would like to complete please contact the following person for approval:

Mrs. Vlachos – grades 4 - 5

Ms. Volkerick –grade 6

Dr. Brown – grades 7 - 8 

  • PS/MS 164 Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 16, 2022.
  • Volunteer to assist the school aides during recess.
  • Volunteer to assist teachers during recess.
  • Make cards or pictures for nurses.
  • Make cards or pictures for people in nursing homes.
  • Check in on an elderly neighbor that is a friend of the family or check in on an elderly relative. Call and talk to them for 15 minutes.
  • Tutoring 
  • www.starsofhopeusa.org – look into the website to see what it entails.
  •  operationgratitude.org – draw pictures or write letters of thanks to the military.
  •  Volunteer at your local faith establishment (church, temple, synagogue, etc.)

 Students must use the Community Service Log Sheet that is linked below to list the activities they have completed. Then submit their logs to either Mrs. Vlachos (Grades 4 – 5), Ms. Volkerick (Grade 6), or Dr. Brown (Grades 7 - 8) for ARISTA eligibility.