1. Music Committee - responsible for music played, play list, legal copies of songs downloaded onto computer... all songs must have no cussing or bad language and should be appropriate. Will help Mr. Arkinson at the dance if needed. Help set up music equipment, and will also be responsible for helping take down music equipment, and loading to return to school. Will also be responsible for all extension cords needed.
2. Decoration Committee - will be responsible for getting all decorations after the pageant, what we will decorate with, and what needs to be ordered. Will also be responsible for how the decorating will be done at the dance, putting up all decorations and making them look great. Will also be responsible for taking down decorations after the dance and cleaning the dance area after the dance, including vacuuming, and putting tables and chairs back in their respective places.
3. Invitation/Tickets/Ballot/Permission Form Committee - will be responsible for creating the invitations. Will create permission form, and make sure there is a permission form for every ticket purchased. Will also be responsible for creating the tickets and how they lok, and preparing the ballots for King and Queen. Will also be responsible for ordering King and Queen Crowns and making the King and Queen Sashes. Will also be responsible for counting ballots at the dance and disposing of all ballots afterward. Will also be responsible for taking up tickets at the door and making sure everyone has a ticket before they enter the dance
4. Food Committee - will be responsible for what will be served at the dance. Will also be responsible for going to the store with me (Fiday 4/1) to purchase all food items as well as what the food will be placed on. Will be responsible setting up food & helping make sure there is plenty of food/drinks out and ready for everyone at the dance. Will also be responsible for cleaning the kitchen and disposing of all food and drinks and taking out garbage, sweeping and mopping the kitchen area and wiping down all counters and tables used for food.
December was when Jr. Beta sponsored senior citizens at Golden Living Nursing Home. Jr. Beta members gave stockings full of holiday gifts and sang Christmas carols throughout the nursing home. Bringing good cheer to all.
November was the Junior Beta Canned Food Drive. Members collected canned foods each morning from students in grades K-6. For each canned food item brought in, a student got to place their name in the drawing for a $50 gift prize.
The Junior Beta Club is an organization that provides opportunities for leadership and service to the school and community. This organization is a reward for hard work as well as a responsibility for all members in the area of service. As a Junior Beta member, you should, with enthusiasm, take on this responsibility with a good attitude.
Junior Beta Club Guidelines
Evaluation of the students’ grades each grading period.
The student must maintain an average of 85 in his or her academic courses.
Failure to maintain an 85 average for one grading period will result in probation.
Failure to maintain an 85 average for a second grading period will result in dismissal of the club.
A grade of a “D” in any subject will result in probation.
A grade of a “D” in any subject for a second grading period will result in dismissal of the club.
A grade of an “F” in any subject will result in immediate dismissal from the Club.
Members should participate in fundraisers and all Beta Club Activities.
Each member will render 2 hours of community service per 9 weeks and proof of that community service must be turned in at the proper time. Failure to turn in proof of community service by the due date will result in probation and dismissal if not made up for a second nine weeks grading period.
It is extremely important how we conduct ourselves inside and outside the classroom. All members are to closely follow these guidelines.
Misbehavior in class will result in a warning from the teacher.
Misbehavior a second time in a grading period will result in a conference with the Club Sponsor and the member will be placed on probation.
Misbehavior a third time in a grading period will result in a conference with the Club Sponsor and removal from the club.
Remember how a person acts, speaks, and behaves defines his or her moral character.
Article 1 - Name
The name of this organization shall be the Appalachian Junior Beta Club Chapter of the National Junior Beta Club.
Article 2 - Affiliation and Coordination
This chapter of The National Junior Beta Club is an integral part of the central organization of the National Junior Beta Club, and shall be governed by the academic and financial policies laid down in the national constitution of the central organization of the National Junior Beta Club. Its coat-of-arms, motto, colors, creed, and official insignia shall be those of the national organization of The National Junior Beta Club.
Article 3 - Purpose
The purpose of this organization shall be the promotion of scholarship, leadership, and good citizenship at Appalachian School.
Article 4 - Membership
The membership of this organization shall be made up from among the students of 8th grade Standard (Students are not divided into Standard and Advanced) and Advanced 9th Grade students of Appalachian School, because of their worthy character, good mentality, creditable achievement, and commendable attitude, have been approved for membership by the executive head of Appalachian School; provided, of course, that these students meet the requirements as set forth in the by-laws of this organization and appended herein below.
Entry into the Appalachian Junior Beta Club requires an overall 85 average in five academic subject areas including: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Reading, from the students’ 7th Grade year. Also, there must be a 75% approval vote from the students’ 7th grade teachers in order to be considered for membership in the club.
Maintaining membership in the club requires an overall 85 average in five academic subject areas, including the four core subjects, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts, and one other required academic subject as designated by the Sponsor in charge. Students earning a “D” in any one of these subjects shall be placed on probation for the term of one nine weeks grading period. If the student fails to bring up the grade, the student shall be dismissed from the club. A student earning an “F” in any subject will be immediately dismissed from the club.
A student must also complete two hours community service per nine weeks grading period and provide evidence of that service by the stated time and date as set forth by the Executive Committee during each nine weeks grading period.
If a student fails to provide evidence of completion of a minimum of two hours of community service for nine weeks, he/she shall be placed on probation. Once placed on probation, the student must make up the hours not received, during the following nine weeks grading period.
If a student is disciplined, a warning shall be issued. If a second disciplinary action is required, the student shall be placed on probation. If a third disciplinary action is required, the student shall be dismissed from the club.
In the event one of the above occurs, and the student is placed on probation he or she is placed on probation for ALL of the above (academics, community service, and behavior.) If a student violates any of the above referenced items after being placed on probation, they will then be dropped from membership of the Appalachian Junior Beta Club.
A student may only be placed on probation two times while a member of the Appalachian Junior Beta Club, which may NOT be consecutive.
Once a student has been dismissed from this club, there shall be no reentry. However, the student may be inducted into the Appalachian Senior Beta Club, if all requirements are met in the student’s tenth grade year.
Article 5 - Officers
The officers of this chapter of the National Junior Beta Club shall be: a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Reporter.
The duties of the president shall be: to preside at the meetings; to appoint the committees of the chapter (unless otherwise provided for in the by-laws); to represent this organization when necessary, and to administer the policies as laid down in this constitution and its by-laws.
The duties of the vice-president shall be to preside at meetings when the president is absent or incapacitated to perform the duties of the office, and to assist in administering the affairs of the chapter—serving on such committees as are designated in the by-laws, and to attend to all community service activities of fellow members, make a report each nine weeks and turn report into the club sponsor.
The duties of the secretary shall be: to keep the records of membership; to record the minutes of the meetings, and to carry on the necessary club correspondence.
The duties of the treasurer shall be: to keep a record of all financial matters pertaining to this organization; to collect and preserve the club’s funds; to pay out the club’s funds the necessary and designated moneys to meet the financial obligations of the club, and to pass on to the treasurer succeeding him/her in all records and funds remaining in the treasury.
Article 6 - Committies
The committees of this chapter of The National Junior Beta Club shall be:
The duties of the Executive Committee shall be: to assist the officers in carrying out the policies and activities of this organization; to direct any necessary disciplinary action (such as dropping a member from membership or placing him on probation); to cooperate with the executive head of the high school in making up the roster of qualified students to invite into membership; and to cooperate with the club sponsor in all matters pertaining to the general welfare of the club.
The duty of the Program Committee shall be to arrange for the meetings of the club—business and social—and to designate time and place of the meetings, as provided by in the by-laws.
The duty of the Entertainment Committee shall be to look after the entertainment features of the social meetings of the club – such as decorations, refreshments, and special features of entertainment.
The duty of the Publicity Committee shall be to arrange for publicity of any activities or special features of club operations or any of its members in local and state newspapers, on radio, or television.
In addition to these four standing committees, the president may appoint special committees to attend to and report upon any specific matter that it may become necessary for this club to consider.
Article 7 - Meetings
Regular meeting shall be held as such times and places as shall be designated in the by-laws.
Special meetings may be called by the president after consultation with and the approval of the executive committee and the faculty sponsor of the club.
Article 8 - Services
Besides endeavoring at all times to be of service to Appalachian School and its students by upholding high standards of honesty and good citizenship, this chapter of the National Junior Beta Club shall require each member to complete two hours of community service during each nine weeks (four hours per semester), and undertake some worth-while service project.
Article 1 - Time and Place Meetings
The time and place of meetings of this chapter of the National Junior Beta Club shall be decided upon only after consultation with, and upon the approval of, the executive head of Appalachian School.
Article 2 - Quorum
A quorum of this organization shall be constituted by a majority of the membership. No action may be taken which is binding upon the membership unless a quorum is present. However, certain matters – such as, a discussion of means of taking in new members, the presentation of a program, etc. may be carried on at a regular or special meeting without a quorum being present.
Article 3 - Standards of Membership
Standards of membership in the Appalachian School chapter of The National Junior Beta Club must conform to the general features as laid down in the constitution, and in all cases must be approved by the executive head of the high school.
The classes from which members may be drawn shall be 8th and 9th grades (8th grade standard students and 9th grade must be in the Advanced Class)
The scholastic requirements for membership in this chapter of The National Junior Beta Club shall be an overall 85 average in five academic classes, including Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and one other academic required class as designated by the Chapter Sponsor.
Article 4 - Induction of Members
The induction of new members into the membership of this chapter of the National Junior Beta Club shall be one of the dignities appropriate to the ideals of the organization. Any pre-induction initiation activity must be submitted to and approved by the executive head of Appalachian School. It must not be of a nature to cause physical pain or mental embarrassment to the initiate.
Article 5 - Loss of Membership
A member of this chapter of The National Junior Beta Club may be dropped from membership if he/she is absent without a justifiable reason from 2 regular consecutive meetings.
A member of this chapter of The National Junior Beta Club may be dropped from membership if his scholastic record falls below an 85 average in his/her core/required courses. (See constitution regarding scholastic records)
The executive head and or Sponsor of Appalachian School may drop a member from membership for moral or disciplinary reasons that are deemed by him/her to be sufficient. (See constitution regarding disciplinary action) If a student receives a severe disciplinary action at any time, they could be dismissed from the club immediately, as deemed necessary by the Sponsor and Executive Head.
A member of the Appalachian Junior Beta Club may also be dropped for lack of proper proof of community service to be turned in at a specific time and date. (See constitution regarding community service)
A student dropped from the Junior Beta Club will not receive the opportunity to be reinstated. However, the student may be inducted into the Senior Beta Club if he/she meets the requirements set forth in the National Senior Beta Club.
An Appalachian Junior Beta Member is not guaranteed status in the Appalachian Senior Beta Club. Each student must meet the requirements and be inducted in the students’ 10th grade year, based on 9th grade scholastics.
In the event one of the above occurs, and the student is placed on probation he and/or she is placed on probation for ALL of the above (meetings, academics, community service, and behavior.) If a student violates any of the above referenced items after being placed on probation, they will then be dropped from membership of the Appalachian Junior Beta Club.
Article 6 - Service Project
As soon as possible after its activation in the fall semester of the school year, this chapter of The National Junior Beta Club will undertake a program of service, which will be of benefit to Appalachian School or its members. This project shall be decided upon only after consultation with, and upon approval of, the executive head of the high school.
Article 7 - Local dues and Assessments
The local dues of this chapter of the National Junior Beta Club shall be determined each year as reported from the National Office.
Assessments may be made upon the membership to defray the costs of special undertakings. Any overages of collections of monies, whether it be paid by the member or as part of fundraising activities, shall remain in the Junior Beta Fund, and used as needed by the club.
Article 8 - Amending the By-Laws
The by-laws of this chapter of the National Junior Beta Club may be amended by the Sponsor or Executive Head.
Jr. Beta Induction took place on Sept. --, 2010 this year. Click here to view the photo gallery.