The Morales Monthly
Vol. 1, No. 3 - October 3, 2019
The 2nd quarter will begin on October 21, when we return from Fall Break, and parents are encouraged to continue to check in with their children to ensure they are staying on top of their work and grades. Teachers will continue to make phone calls if a concern arises about your child's grades, behavior, or attendance as all of these things can inhibit their ability to be successful. Please be sure to update your phone number with our office if you have not done so already. If you are in need of access to Skyward so that you may monitor your student's grades and attendance yourself, please contact Candace Gonzalez in the front office at (830) 591-2980.
The Morales Monthly Newsletter is typically published on the first Monday of every month, but this month is so busy we had to put it out just a little earlier! Please be sure to follow and subscribe to get exclusive updates and information directly from the Morales Junior High School Staff!
"Fun"tober at MJH!
The New MJH Student Council
The newest members of the MJH Student Council have been selected, and officers have been elected. Any student that did not get elected will remain members of the general council. Congratulations to all of the new officers!
President: Madison DeLaFuente
Vice President: Makayla Rivera
Secretary: Celeste Sandoval
Reporter: Aracely Torres
Treasurer: Liliana Garcia
Student Council Sponsors: Andrea Sagemuehl and Alicia Bradley.
The first Student Council Meeting will be held October 7th from 4:30 to 5:30 in room 907 and is open to any students interested in becoming members of the general council.
The 4Cs at MJH
"Breakfast in the Hallway" Comes to MJH!
What is "Breakfast in the Hallway"?
After Fall Break, Morales Junior High is rolling out a new initiative called "Breakfast in the Hallway." Through this program, students at MJH will be served breakfast in the hallway prior to the beginning of 1st period. This program is being piloted by a man named Adrian Rodriguez who is conducting a case study for Baylor University over the benefits of breakfast being served to students in this innovative manner. The closest school using this program, to our knowledge, is in McAllen. We are the only school In the San Antonio area utilizing it so far and we are excited to bring this opportunity to the students of Morales Junior High.
Starting on Oct. 21, the first bell for breakfast will ring at 8:30 to release students to their 1st period classes. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Any student not in the classroom at 8:45 will be counted tardy.
Video: McAllen ISD - Breakfast in the Hallway
There will be a "Knockout Bullying" Basketball Tournament on Oct. 11 during school. The sign up sheet for students is posted below. All forms are to be turned in to Mr. Luna at MJH.
October Bullying Prevention Events:
Oct. 2 Pledge to Stomp Out Bullying
Oct. 9 Create a Kindness Tee
Oct. 11 Knockout Bullying Tournament
Oct. 21 Unity Dance
Oct. 23 Unity Day - Wear Orange
Oct. 30 - Project Connect
Mr. Torres, Assistant Principal, will provide more info on these events as the month continues.
Knockout Bullying Basketball Tournament
World Day of Bullying Prevention
October is also ADHD Awareness Month!
Our Family Specialist, Mrs. Barbara Chase has provided us with some great resources on this subject. Please see them below.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics: From the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The ADHD Overview from ADDitude
Your Child’s Self Esteem Matters: 8 Confidence Builders for Kids with ADHD
ADHD Medication & Treatment
Teens with ADHD
From Kids Health Website:
For Parents: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/adhd.html
For Educators: https://classroom.kidshealth.org/?WT.ac=ms_tab
7th Grade Science Classes Are Studying Human Body Systems in October!
8th Grade ELAR is studying Horror in Literature During the Month of October!
8th Grade Math Will Be Studying Slope and Y-Intercept During the Month of October!
In 8th grade, students will work on developing an understanding of slope and y-intercept using similar right triangles, understanding that slope is the change in y-values to the change in x-values, and using data from tables and graphs to determine the rate of change or slope and y-intercept.
October Pep Rally Themes
All pep rallies will be from 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Morales North Gym.
Oct. 1 - Hawaiian "Coyotes with LEI out the Chargers!"
Oct. 22 - PINK OUT the Panthers - **Please note this is a change from the original schedule due to Fall Break
Oct. 29 - Maroon Out (Homecoming Week)
The MJH Student Council is planning to honor breast cancer survivors for our PINK OUT pep rally since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are or know of anyone that is a breast cancer survivor and may be able to attend this event, please fill out the form below!
Click the button above to view each individual teacher's tutorial schedule.
City of Uvalde October Events
Oct. 4-5 - SWTJC Rodeo @ Uvalde County Fairplex
Oct. 5 - Bark in the Park @ Uvalde Memorial Park
Oct. 11 - Four Square Friday @ Downtown Uvalde
Oct. 11-12 - Tractor Pull @ Uvalde County Fairplex
Oct. 19 - Praise Fest @ Herby Ham Activity Center
Oct. 19 - Family Movie Night @ Downtown Plaza
For more information on times and specific addresses for City of Uvalde events please visit: https://www.visituvalde.com/event/
Uvalde County October Events
Oct. 4-5 - Fall on the Frio BBQ Cookoff @ Concan, TX
Oct. 18-20 - Frio Family Camp @ Concan, TX\Oct. 25-26 - Neal's Lodges Haunted Hayrides @ Concan, TX
For more information, please visit https://www.visituvaldecounty.com/events
Visit our Local Library!
Thurs. Oct. 17 - vs. Loma Alta | 7th & 8th Grade, Away |White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
Thurs. Oct. 24 - vs. Medina Valley | 7th & 8th Grade, Home | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 28 - vs. Kerrville | 7th & 8th Grade, Away | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
To view a copy of the entire MJH Volleyball Schedule click here.
Tues. Oct. 15 - Loma Alta | 7th Away, 8th Home | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
Tues. Oct. 22 - Medina Valley | 7th Home, 8th Away | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
Tues. Oct. 29 - Boerne South | 7th Away, 8th Home | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
To view a copy of the entire MJH Football Schedule click here.
Coaches would like to remind everyone to download the Uvalde Sports App where any game updates will be posted as they arise along with addresses of event locations.
To download the app on an Apple device, click here.
To download the app on an Android device, click here.