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  • 1. Sr. Teresa Trayers, SND Chapter of the National Honor Society at Bishop Stang High School
  • 2. Purpose
    • The Sr. Teresa Trayers, SND Chapter of the National Honor Society at Bishop Stang High School exists to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in pupils of Bishop Stang High School.
  • 3. Our Name
    • Our chapter is named after Sr. Teresa Trayers, SND, the last Sister of Notre Dame to staff our school.
    • Sister served our school for 24 years until her retirement in 1998.
  • 4. What do we do?
    • The National Honor Society is primarily a service organization.
    • Each chapter and each member is responsible for completing a service requirement.
  • 5. Chapter Dedication and Patron
    • The Chapter is dedicated to the Virgin Mary under her title Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom...
  • 6. Chapter Dedication and Patron
    • … members are urged to turn to her in prayer and imitate her virtues.
  • 7. We are proud of our history…
  • 8. We are proud of our history…
  • 9. Service
  • 10. In our school
  • 11. Care and maintenance of the Chapel of the Annunciation
    • Through weekly cleaning by our officers and members…
  • 12. Care and maintenance of the Chapel of the Annunciation
    • Through providing the flowers and decorating for the Christmas and Easter Seasons…
  • 13. Care and maintenance of the Chapel of the Annunciation
    • Through our celebration of the Solemnity of the Annunciation and the bestowal of an annual gift to the chapel…
  • 14. Involvement in school activities
    • Many of our members serve as student councilors, officers of the various classes or as volunteers at school events…
  • 15. NHS Faculty/Staff Recognition Day
    • Each year, on the feast of St. John Baptist de la Salle , patron saint of teachers, we honor our faculty for modeling the characteristics of NHS by…
  • 16. NHS Faculty/Staff Recognition Day
    • … providing a catered luncheon.
  • 17. Guidance Dept. Recognition Day
    • Each year, on the feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel , we honor our guidance counselors and staff by honoring them in a Prayer Service and treating them to a catered lunch.
  • 18. Tutoring
    • Every year members of our chapter volunteer to tutor students…
  • 19. In our community
  • 20. Blood Drive
    • Each year our chapter holds two annual blood drives…
  • 21. Food Drives
    • Every fall our chapter holds our annual Rock-a-thon Food Drive….
  • 22. Rock-a-thon Food Drive
    • This year we collected 8,675 pounds of food to assist three area food pantries…
  • 23. Veteran’s Day Observance
    • Each fall, we remember those who served our nation with prayer and song
    • Three years ago, we partnered with our Computers in the Community FIAT program and presented refurbished computers to the Veterans Transition House in New Bedford
  • 24. Veteran’s Day Observance
    • Two years ago, we held a very successful Household Linens Drive to benefit the Veterans Transition Home
  • 25. Benefit Variety Show
  • 26. Activities
  • 27. Annual Activities
    • Our activities include…
      • Members Meetings
      • Rock-a-thon Food Drive
      • NHS Scholarship Program
      • Advent/Christmas Gathering
      • Faculty/Staff Recognition Day
      • Guidance Dept. Recognition Day
      • Annunciation
      • State Leadership Conference
      • St. Julie Billiart Day / SND Heritage Day
      • Annual Induction Ceremony
      • Feast of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom
  • 28. NHS Scholarship Program
  • 29. Advent / Christmas Gathering
    • A social gathering for chapter members...
  • 30. Members Meetings
  • 31. Solemnity of the Annunciation
  • 32. State Leadership Conference
    • Each spring our junior officers attend the NHS State Leadership Conference at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester...
  • 33. Annual Induction Ceremony
    • Each year, on the Sunday following Mother’s Day, we induct new chapter members …
  • 34. Induction of New Members
  • 35. Feast of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom
    • Held on the 8 th of June this event involves the newly inducted sophomore members of the chapter.
    • They gather in the chapel for a service which ends with the election of their officers…
  • 36. Feast of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom
  • 37. Awards
  • 38. Everett Masters Award
    • This award, granted by the NHS State Committee, was given to our advisor, Mr. Medeiros.
    • It honors his longstanding efforts on the part of NHS members and the work he had done in assisting local Catholic schools to create or resurrect NJHS chapters.
  • 39. Students for a Hunger Free America Award
    • For two years in a row, our chapter was honored by the Feinstein Center to End Hunger in America for having one of the top fifty food drives in the country.
    • Each time, we were awarded $1,000 by the center for our efforts.
  • 40. NHS Student of the Year Award
    • For the first time in the spring of 2005 one of our members was selected as the NHS Student of the Year by the Massachusetts NHS State Committee
    • In the spring of 2008, one of our members was named as South Region winner for the state
  • 41. Outstanding Chapter Award
    • In May of 2007, and again in 2008, our chapter was honored by the Massachusetts NHS State Committee with an
    • “ Outstanding Chapter Award”
  • 42. NHS School Projects over the last decade
  • 43. Tree of Life
    • Each fall, our chapter publishes the annual
    • “ Tree of Life” newsletter.
  • 44. Restoration of the statue of the Sacred Heart
  • 45. Chapel Lighting and Angels
  • 46. Gift of New Lectern
  • 47. Re-plating the Sanctuary Lamp Stand
  • 48. Gift of Vestments, Processional Crosses, and other liturgical items
  • 49. Reliquary Cabinet
  • 50. St. Sebastian Shrine and Book of the Dead Stand
  • 51. Easter Altar Hangings
  • 52. Fall Ordinary Time Altar Hangings
  • 53. “ Theo’s Work” Orphanage, Haiti
  • 54. St. Philip’s Mission, Swaziland
  • 55. Imaculee’s Visit Co-sponsored with the Student Council
  • 56. Imaculee’s Visit
  • 57. St. Joseph’s Table / Market Ministries Donation
  • 58. St. Julie’s Day Service
  • 59. St. Julie’s Day 2008
  • 60. Establishing or Advising NJHS Chapters
    • St. Francis Xavier School, Acushnet
    • St. Joseph’s School, Fairhaven
    • St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, Hyannis
  • 61. Graduate Members for life…
  • 62.