• Welcome to the Rodney Thompson site for the National Junior Honor Society. RTMS is a recognized chapter of the NJHS. Our chapter is involved in many types of activities and community service. We also sponsor several school related activities such as the annual Special Olympics. Our students volunteer throughout the school year for many different types of service and educational opportunities. The NJHS at Thompson consists of 8th grade students who were accepted for membership during the spring of their 7th grade year.   Please see our Google Classroom site for agendas and meeting information along with all information about activities.   You can reach the site at https://classroom.google.com/c/MzY4OTU0OTI4MjVa and sign up with the following code:  nzhterc




Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Acklen and Mr. Trotta


  • NJHS Application & Instructions for Current 7th Grade Students


    The NJHS Application MUST be entered via google form (Links to an external site.).  The link to this form and drafting documents can be found HERE (Links to an external site.) as well as on the RTMS Website.  If the student meets academic, discipline, and attendance standards for eligibility, s/he may complete the online application.  Applications, recommendations, and parent essays will be due March 10, with NO EXCEPTIONS made.


    Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 overall combined over the last two years (6th grade overall in addition to 7th grade 1st semester grades), positive disciplinary record, and positive attendance record to apply for membership in NJHS. Please contact Mr. TrottaMrs. Acklen, or the Guidance Department to confirm your GPA.  If you are new to RTMS this year you will need to inform your guidance counselor to assist you to calculate your overall GPA. 




    NJHS Application Instructions / Drafting Document

  • Video List
    RTMS NJHS Promo Video - Alex, Mr. Trotta, Ms. Demars and Mr. Nelson

    RTMS NJHS Promo Video

    All you need to know about RTMS NJHS from the amazing Mr. Trotta! Video shot and produced by student and NJHS member Alex. 

    Author: Alex, Mr. Trotta, Ms. Demars and Mr. Nelson   
    Length: 2:34
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  • ATTENTION NJHS STUDENTS!  First NJHS Meeting Tuesday 9/18 @ 8:00 am

    Our 1st meeting is Tuesday, September 18.  Please come to the library by 8:00 am to attend and learn about this year's activities!


    NJHS 1st Meeting Agenda ~ Welcome Back!

    * Make sure that you sign in for each meeting!!!

    *  Officer introductions and reminders…

    Service Hours - Procedures

    • Students are required to obtain 10 hours of community service.
    • 5 hours are to be spent contributing to the community (out of school hours)
    • 5 hours are to be spent contributing to the RTMS community (in school hours)
    • Students are able to check the NJHS board located in the 8th grade hall for sign-ups and information regarding volunteer opportunities
    • If you are finding it difficult to find hours or not sure if something “counts,” visit and discuss with the NJHS advisors.  We are more than happy to help!

    Hours Opportunities  

    NJHS Hours Sheet

    Out-of-school hours

    1. What are they?
    2. How to confirm them…


    • Starting in October the PTO would love some help selling concessions at home football and field hockey games!
    • These events will carry about 1.5 hours.



    • Check back on the NJHS bulletin board for more information


           Rappahannock River Clean-Up

    1. October 13th
    2. Permission Slip required (see bulletin board and website)


    In School Hours

    1. In-School hours – What are they?
    2. How to confirm them…




           Students Helping Teachers


          • Tuesday, October 2 (Demars)
          • Thursday, October 11(Trotta )
          • Tuesday, October 16 (Demars)
          • Thursday, October 25 (Trotta)
          • More dates will be posted on the NJHS site; Sign up for them on the NJHS board!
        • 3:15-4:30
        • Must have ride home to participate

    Future Meeting Dates:

    • See our NJHS page on the school homepage for events, meeting times and dates
    • October 16, November 13, December 11, January 15, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 7
    • *Every meeting starts at 8:05 in the library.



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  • Meeting Dates

    Please find below our schedule of meeting dates. Please make every effort to be here early on dates for which we will meet. We will meet at 8:05 in the library during Home Room on the following days (*any changes to this schedule will be posted here on our NJHS page and on the school announcements).

    • October 16, November 13, December 11, January 15, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 7
    • *Every meeting starts at 8:05 in the library.

    Rappahannock River Clean-Up - Our 1st hours activity will be from 9am – 1pm at Old Mill Park for the Rappahannock River Clean-Up on October 13.  You can earn 5 hours community service for assisting at the entire event. 






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