Junior Honor Society
Paw Print Program
The NAMS Paw Print Program was initiated and is sponsored by parents in the community. The objective of the program is to foster citizenship, good deeds, and self-improvement. When members of the NAMS staff observe these actions, the studentís name is written on a paw print. At the end of each nine-week term, paw prints are placed in boxes representing each grade. A Paw Print assembly program is held during which student names are randomly drawn fro the boxes. Students receive gifts and prizes donated by local merchants and business establishments. Teachers usually include monetary gifts. Students eagerly anticipate this program and work diligently to earn paw prints. The program is often attended by parents and community members. At the end of the paw print program, The Principalís Award is presented to students who teachers feel best personify the NAMS spirit: character, scholarship, conduct, and school pride. The recipients of the Principalís Award receive a $50.00 savings bond and a certificate of recognition.