In the event of bad weather and schools are closed, all students and staff will receive a recorded message to the phone number on record. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. You may check local radio and TV stations for information.
Many factors are taken into consideration when deciding to close the school, but the safety of our students and staff will always be our number one concern.
1. How are prom servers chosen? Prom servers are the six students who have the top GPAs of the sophomore class who are willing to serve. Serving means they do not get to watch promenade because their duties begin as juniors and seniors arrive with serving their beverages. It also means they are not released to the dance before 9 p.m. or until the dinner is completely cleaned up whichever comes first. It does, however, mean they get to attend the dance and may bring a date who may arrive at 9 p.m. for the dance.
2. How are honor attendants chosen for graduation? Honor attendants are the two students who have the top GPA's in the junior class who are willing to be honor attendants at graduation and baccalaureate.
3. How are graduation ushers chosen? Graduation ushers are the four students who have the top GPA's in the junior class below the honor attendants who are willing to be ushers at graduation and baccalaureate.
4. How do you qualify for National Honor Society? Students at Sharon-Mutual must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Students with at least that GPA are submitted to the high school teachers for nomination based on a high standard in the following criteria:
Scholarship denotes a commitment to learning. A student is willing to spend hours in reading and study, knowing the lasting benefits of a cultivated mind. We should continue to learn even when formal education has ended, for human education ends only with the end of life. Knowledge is one great element in life, which leads to the highest success, and it can be acquired in only one way—through diligence and effort. Learning furnishes the lamp by which we read the past, the torch guiding us to understand the present, and the light that illuminates the future. Candidates have the charge to continually expand their world through the opportunities inherent in scholarship.
Service can be established in the routine of the day’s work where many opportunities arise to help others both at school and in the community. A willingness to work for the benefit of those in need, without monetary compensation or public recognition, is the quality we seek in our membership and promote for the entire student body. We are committed to volunteering our time and talents to the creation of a better tomorrow.
Leadership should exert a wholesome influence on the school. In taking initiative in the classroom and in school activities, the real leader strives to train and aid others to reach their common goals of success. The price of leadership is sacrifice—the willingness to yield one’s personal interests for the interests of others. A leader has selfconfidence and will go forward when others hesitate. No matter what power and resources may exist in a school, community, or nation, they are ineffectual without the guidance of a wise leader. Leadership is always needed; thus, to lead is a meaningful and substantive charge to each of our members.
Character is the force within the individual that distinguishes each person from others. It creates for each of us our individuality, our goodness. It is that without which no one can respect oneself, nor hope to attain the respect of others. It is this force of character that guides one through life and, once developed, grows steadily within. Character is achieved and not received. It is the product of constant thought and action, the daily striving to make the right choice. The problem of character is the problem of self-control. We must be in reality what we wish to appear to others—to be rather than to seem. By demonstrating such qualities as respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship, we may hope to prove by example that we value Character.
If students are found to meet the high standard in each of the above areas, they may be inducted into the Sharon-Mutual National Honor Society.