Club Service Hour Opportunities: NEHS, NHS, Beta Club & More!


For Thanksgiving and Christmas, clubs have a variety of holiday-based service hour opportunities for their members. Not only that but other organizations within the school have similar activities planned as well. Junior Tucker Lea working in the Raider Station. Photo by Sarah Treusch.

As the end of the first semester approaches, plenty of clubs are offering service hour opportunities. There are also other school-wide events taking place. National English Honors Society, National Honors Society and Beta Club have plenty of opportunities for its members.


National English Honors Society

  • “Adopt a Family”: Classes can sign up to adopt a family of five (three children and two parents). Family numbers will be assigned to each class. All supplies are due by Nov. 15. Click here for the shopping list and here for the NEHS SignUp Genius.
  • There will be English tutoring sessions during Raider Time on Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. They will serve as preparation for midterms. Students can also come in for writing help.
  • “The Angel Tree”: Students and teachers can pull one angel off of the school’s Christmas tree and buy a gift. Bring the gift to Ms. Ewing in room 217 by the week before Christmas break.
  • Members of NEHS will record themselves reading their favorite holiday books. Where and when, as well as the deadline, will be sent in the GroupMe.
  • There is an ongoing book drive until Christmas. NEHS members can bring in one new book for one service hour.


National Honors Society

  • There will be a Wellness Wednesday session on Nov. 17 to make goodie bags for teachers using the leftover candy from Trunk-or-Treat.
  • “Adopt a Family”: NHS is participating in December. All supplies are due Dec. 16.
  • There will be social studies and math tutoring sessions during Raider Time. It will also serve as a reading workshop.
  • Members can bring in snacks and toiletries for “The Source” aka “The Raider Pantry.” Each item they bring can earn them a service hour. “The Source” is located in “The Hub” past Mr. Barron’s office.
  • There will be a coat drive throughout December. Bring new or used coats to Ms. Pilling (room 503) or Ms. Corley (room 435).
  • NHS will be decorating the two Christmas trees in the lunchroom and the one in the front lobby. The school will set up the trees the Monday or Tuesday after students return from Thanksgiving break. There will be a Wellness Wednesday session on Dec. 1 for decorating. Beta Club may join.
  • Members can find everything they need on their NHS Itslearning page.


Beta Club

  • “Veterans Day Dress-Up”: Nov. 11.
  • Also participating in “Adopt a Family”; all supplies are due Nov. 15. 
  • Beta Club will be passing out “Thankful Cards” the week before Thanksgiving break.
  • A list of 23 ways to earn service hours called “Socially Distancing Service” & “Beta Bucks” (year-long). Members can find everything they need (including sign-up sheets) on the Beta Itslearning page.
  • Ideas for December are in the works.


MCJROCT will host a Toys for Tots drive. There will be a gift dropbox inside the front office where students can leave new and unused toys. It will be there for the entire month of December. 


The school store organized “Merry & Bright.” Students can get 40 percent off clothing and gifts or food and drinks. This sale will start on Nov. 15 and end on Dec. 21. DECA is still deciding whether or not to do individual day deals as they have done in the past. 


FCCLA will be selling chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate mix during all lunches from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8. The price is not determined yet.


The school will begin a new program called “Helping Hands Ending Hunger” on Dec. 1. It is a food capture program that will allow North to collect unopened food items like milk, juice, carrots and apples from the cafeteria, so they will not be thrown away. The school will be asking for volunteers to help with the collection during lunch and to help with a few other tasks that they will need to complete for the program. The food that is collected will be offered to the community and donated to The Place of Forsyth


There is a lot in store for November and December. Clubs have plenty of service hour opportunities for their members, and the school is holding several events as well. It is an eventful end to the first semester as students transition into the new year.