World Language Honor Societies of the
Pascack Valley Regional High School District
 
*Students may speak with their world language teachers and/or advisors about applying in September to join each honor society. Honor Society Induction ceremonies & rehearsals will be held in each school in November/December. 
 
*The PHHS Induction Ceremony will be held on: Monday, November 28th at 7:00p.m. 
*Mandatory rehearsal during Period 7, on Monday, November 28th  
*The PVHS Induction Ceremony will be held on: Thursday, December 1st at 7:00p.m.
*Mandatory rehearsal during Pascack Period, on Wednesday, November 30th 
 
*At the graduation ceremonies in June, students are awarded an honor cord representing their honor society. This demonstrates their commitment to the honor society throughout the school year through their participation & volunteerism. A minimum of ten volunteer hours is required. 

CHINESE
(Advisor: Pascack Hills HS & Pascack Valley HS: Ms. Yao
 
Membership Eligibility: The National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) was established in November, 1993 to recognize those accomplished high school students who study Chinese as a world language. The National Chinese Honor Society is a scholastic organization that promotes and recognizes students with good citizenship, leadership, and deeds of community service. Membership is open to any senior who has completed or is currently enrolled in the highest level of Chinese offered within Pascack Valley Regional HS District (either Chinese IV/V or Chinese IV/V Honors). In order to remain in the NCHS, members must maintain a cumulative average of an A- . Seniors are inducted every Fall. Induction into the NCHS is an academic honor that can be noted in any college, or scholarship application. Inductees are expected to participate in peer tutoring as well as other community oriented activities. The club also organizes trips to cultural events.
 
 
FRENCH
(Advisors: Pascack Hills HS Mme Conboy & Mme Gorman, Pascack Valley HS Mme DelGiudice
 
Membership Eligibility: The Société Honoraire de Français (SHF) provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding scholarship in the study of French language through selection for membership. A chapter provides a vehicle for focusing activities around French language and literature and also for encouraging member participation in the annual writing contest as well as apply for the annual travel grants.
In addition, there are opportunities for students to experience leadership in serving as officers, directing the initiation ceremony, and/or leading other chapter events. Membership is open to any senior who has completed or is currently enrolled in the highest level of French offered within Pascack Valley Regional HS District (either French IV/V or AP French). In order to remain in the SHF, members must maintain a cumulative average of an A- . Seniors are inducted every Fall. Induction into the SHF is an academic honor that can be noted in any college, or scholarship application. Inductees are expected to participate in peer tutoring as well as other community oriented activities. The club also organizes trips to local cultural events.

 
ITALIAN
(Advisors: Pascack Hills HS Signora Guardabascio, Pascack Valley HS Signora Borghi)

Membership Eligibility: The Società Onoraria Italica is a nation-wide organization sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI). It recognizes and rewards excellence in the Italian language at the high school level. Membership is open to any senior who has completed or is currently enrolled in the highest level of Italian offered at Pascack Valley Regional HS District (either Italian IV or Italian IV Honors). In order to remain in the Società , members must maintain a cumulative average of an A- . Seniors are inducted every Fall. Induction into the Società is an academic honor that can be noted in any college, or scholarship application. Inductees are expected to participate in peer tutoring as well as other community oriented activities. The club also organizes trips to cultural events and to local Italian restaurants. The Società awards a Certificate of Merit to one graduating senior every year.
 
SPANISH
(Advisors: Pascack Hills HS Sra. Sularz, Pascack Valley HS Srta. Farrell
 
Membership Eligibility: The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica was established over 60 years ago and the purposes of the Sociedad are to recognize high achievement in Spanish and Portuguese by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies. The Sociedad is classified as a national and international academic honor society in the study of high school Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Inc.Membership is open to any senior who has completed or is currently enrolled in the highest level of Spanish offered at Pascack Valley Regional HS District (either Spanish IV/V or AP Spanish). In order to remain in the Sociedad, members must maintain a cumulative average of an A- . Seniors are inducted every Fall. Induction into the Sociedad is an academic honor that can be noted in any college, or scholarship application. Inductees are expected to participate in peer tutoring as well as other community oriented activities. The club also organizes trips to cultural events.

 
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