Name of Honor Society : Société Honoraire de Français (SHF)
Faculty sponsor: Barry Keith
The SHF bylaws follow on this document.
Meeting dates, times, and places for 2017-18: G107, 1st Thursday of each month during Mustang Morning
To be eligible to join the SHF, a student must:
• Be enrolled in French 3 or have completed three years of French
• Have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average in all French courses
• Be of strong character as determined by faculty members
• Demonstrate enthusiasm to share French language and culture in the school and community
• Return a letter of intent with a one-time $10 initiation fee
To remain an active member in good standing, a member must:
•Attend monthly meetings during Mustang Morning (run by officers)*
*Meetings will be twice a month to accommodate members who may have an academic assignment during one Mustang Morning. Members should attend one meeting and check news provided by officers and the sponsor throughout the year.
• Participate in projects chosen by the SHF for at least 10 hours during the year. These projects may include tutoring, fundraising, community awareness, or cultural events.
Members of the SHF have elected officers for 2017-18. They are Camden Luck (Présidente), Eli Keith (Vice-Présidente), Lucy Abell (Secrétaire), Kevin Jarrell (Trésorier), et AC Haggard (Coordinateur d'activités).
La Semaine de Français (French Week) will be from November 14-16, 2016. The SHF will schedule several activities of interest to members of our school and community. More information soon!
We will host another group of students from Besançon, Charlottesville’s sister city, from October 5-17 2016 and will travel to France during spring break 2017. Please contact Mr. Keith at the e-mail address above for more information!
SOCIÉTÉ HONORAIRE DE FRANÇAIS
MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL
I. Name and Purpose
1. The name of this chapter shall be the Monticello High School chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français.
2. The goal of this chapter will be to create enthusiasm for the study and use of French language and Francophone culture in our school and community.
II. Eligibility for Membership.
1. General eligibility requirements to be met by all students:
a. Membership shall be based on scholarship in general and scholarship in French in particular; leadership in French-related activities; and interest in service in French as a group or individual. Students selected for membership shall have upstanding character.
b. Membership shall be restricted to students actively engaged in the study of French in a secondary school. However, students who become members and subsequently stop studying French, but who wish to remain active, shall remain members.
c. Candidates must be enrolled in the fourth semester of French, that is, the second semester of French II.
d. Candidates must be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade of high school. Exception is made for students in the second semester of level II who began study of French in middle school.
e. Transfer students must spend one full semester at Monticello before becoming eligible.
f. Selection of candidates shall take place at any time during the academic year, as long as all requirements are met.
2. Scholastic eligibility requirement to be met by all students:
a. Candidates must have an A average in the semester of selection and an overall A- average in the last three semesters of French.
b. Candidates must have maintained an average of B or higher in all other subjects during the semester of selection as well as an overall B- average in the last three semesters in all subjects. French is not included in calculating this average.
III. Dues and fees.
Student membership in the SHF is payable at the time of initiation in the amount of $10.00, or such amount as the National Council may designate. The fee is payable only once, and the initiate is a member of the SHF as long as he/she is a secondary school student.
A student’s membership status may be reviewed by the SHF sponsor in the event of an honor code violation or other grievous violation of school rules, or in the event of significant falloff in academic performance. The sponsor may dismiss the member or give probation or warning as appropriate. Sanctions may be appealed to the principal.
1. Upon election, candidates will receive a certificate of membership in the SHF.
2. Pins or other awards may be given to upperclassmen with outstanding records of service in the SHF.
3. Graduating members may wear the red, white, and blue honor cords at graduation.
VI. Officers and Duties.
1. The chapter’s officers shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers, together with the advisor, will form an Executive Committee to meet and discuss chapter activities.
2. The President shall lead meetings and delegate responsibilities as appropriate.
3. The Vice-President shall lead the meeting in the President’s absence.
4. The Secretary shall take minutes of meetings and report these to all members. He or she will maintain a list of updated e-mail addresses for this purpose.
5. The Treasurer shall collect dues and coordinate fundraising activities.
6. Officers shall be elected at a meeting following initiation of new members.
Meetings shall be held at regular intervals and at a time and place consistent with the members’ ability to attend. E-mail and TV reminders will be issued prior to meetings. Attendance is expected except as otherwise approved by the advisor.
Activities of the SHF shall be determined and conducted by the members, though the advisor will offer suggestions and make contacts as needed. Events may include any or all of the following, or others as determined by student interest.
1. National French Week activities.
2. Tutoring in French.
3. Sponsorship of a French-speaking child abroad.
4. Attendance at French Film Festival.
5. Mardi Gras activities.
6. French Contests.
7. Field trips (La petite école, Ciboulette restaurant, etc.)
These bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the chapter, provided notice of the proposed amendment(s) has been given to members a month in advance. Any amendments must be consistent with existing national guidelines.