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McCullough Junior High School - September 23, 2022



Scheduling Meetings or Teacher Conferences

Counselors are involved in several types of meetings at McCullough. We facilitate all parent-teacher conferences as well as individual meetings with parents should a particular need arise. Please note that all meetings should be scheduled in advance through the Counseling Center (832-592-5194). Due to our schedules, it is difficult to be able to meet with parents who don’t schedule in advance. Most of our days are spent with students in individual meetings, group meetings, lunch duty, and various other activities. We are here to help guide our students to have the best possible experience at McCullough.

Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science at Oak Ridge

Information on the Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science at Oak Ridge High School is available in our Counseling Center. Click here to view the flyer.

Academy of Science and Technology at College Park

Information on the Academy of Science and Technology at The Woodlands College Park High School is available in our counseling center and at their website. Click here to view more information.

PSAT 8/9 Test is October 12th

On Wednesday, October 12th, we will be administering the PSAT 8/9 to all 8th graders at McCullough. This is not a test that is required by the state and will not have any impact on their advancement to high school. The PSAT 8/9 is a good indicator of how students will perform on the SAT in high school and is what our district uses to predict college readiness. You can find information about the PSAT 8/9 here:
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Student Holiday - Oct. 7th & 10th

Pep Rally - 9/26 & 9/27

Our first pep rallies of the year are on Monday and Tuesday. The theme is Space Cowboy! Dress up in your best western wear or space gear to support our Highlander Athletics and Fine Arts!! Show your spirit as we boot our rivals into space!” We are very excited because this will be the first pep rally at McCullough in which we will be able to have the entire student body attend over the course of two days.

Seventh Grade will attend the pep rally during advisory on Monday. Eighth Grade will attend on Tuesday. Advisory time will be extended to 45 minutes, thus all other classes will be shortened by a few minutes. Students in Private PE will be released at 2:42 on Monday and Tuesday.

Accountability Summary for McCullough

McCullough's Accountability Summary is now posted on the McCullough Junior High School Profile Page. Please use the link below and scroll down to view the 2021-22 Accountability Summary.
McCullough Profile Page

Please click here and scroll down to view the Accountability Summary for 2021-22.

School Picture Retakes - October 6th

Picture retakes are available for students who missed Picture Day on Aug. 24th & 25th. They are also available for students returning their package for any reason and wanting to retake their picture.

Pictures will be taken during all lunches in the gym.

Please use the following link using code 70366VB.

Lost and Found at McCullough

Our lost and found is located in the cafeteria for non-electronic items. At the end of each month, any items still remaining are donated to a charitable organization. An announcement reminding students to check the lost and found is made at the end of each month. We have already collected several water bottles, jackets, bags, and backpacks. We will attempt to return any item that has a name label on it.

Lost electronic items are turned into A102, the 7th grade office, for safe keeping.


Morning Tutoring

Students should check with their classroom teacher for tutorial location and availability per subject. Morning tutorials begin at 8:05 a.m.

Advisory Expectations and Procedures

Advisory is a time for students to study, read, receive tutoring, or practice in a fine arts setting.

Unless there is a special event, students will attend their assigned advisory on Mondays or the first day of the week if Monday is a holiday. The rest of the week depends on whether it is a Red Day or a Green Day.

On Red Days, students may be pulled from their regular advisory to work in a fine arts setting such as band, orchestra, choir, or art.

On Green Days students may be pulled from their regular advisory to receive extra help academically.

Students may sign up with their classroom teacher to receive extra help during advisory or their classroom teacher may request that they come to their classroom for extra help.

SPARKS Peer Tutoring During Advisory

Beginning October 13th, McCullough students will have the opportunity to seek help from a S.P.A.R.K. Peer Tutor on the first green day of the week (excluding Mondays) during advisory. S.P.A.R.K stands for Supportive Peers as Resources of Knowledge. They consist of carefully chosen 8th grade students who provide encouragement, motivation and support for other McCullough students who need assistance in completing homework assignments, studying for tests, learning basic study or organizational skills, and developing better time management skills. The program began over 10 years ago at McCullough and has returned after a brief hiatus during COVID. The sponsors, Jarrett Sutter and Donna Meyer, are thrilled to bring it back into existence and are dedicated to providing help to students who may otherwise not be able to get tutoring due to commitments before and after school.

PAWS After-School Tutoring Begins Tuesday, Sept. 6

What: An after-school study hall where students can have time specifically set aside to complete their homework or get help in different subjects. We will have McCullough teachers available to help.

Where: PAWS is held after school in the downstairs library.

When: Monday-Wednesday from 4:10-5:00 beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

What should I bring? Come prepared with homework and any supplies you might need. Be sure you have enough to work on until 5:00. Students will not be dismissed early from PAWS and must remain in the library the entire time.

How do I get home? A parent or guardian must pick you up at 5:00 p.m. at the front of the building when PAWS is over. There is no late bus. All students from PAWS will leave together and go to the covered horseshoe at the front of the building to wait for their ride.


McCullough Spirit Night

Take a break from cooking dinner and grab a delicious pizza! Bonus, McCullough PTO will receive 20% of sales on Wednesday September 28, all day. Be sure to mention McCullough at checkout or use the code for online orders. See picture below. Thank you for your support!

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McCullough JHS PTO

PTO would like to sincerely thank everyone for their generous support as we start the 2022-2023 school year! PTO Memberships are our main fundraiser and a basic membership is only $25 which includes a student directory, no volunteer requirements, and helps support staff and students at McCullough Junior High School!

It is not too late to join! Please consider supporting our PTO by purchasing a membership:

If you were unable to stop by the McCullough Spirit Wear table during Orientation or Open House, or simply wish to view available merchandise, click the link below. It's great to see our Highlanders decked out in Spirit Wear! Thank you for your support!

There are also many volunteer opportunities. If you would like to get involved please fill out the Membership & Volunteer form below.

Go Highlanders!!!


Counselors and Administrators 2022-23


Assistant Principals


Bus Transportation Hiring Event

Conroe ISD will be holding a Hiring Event for Bus Drivers at our Oak Ridge Transportation Center (27110 Geffert Wright Rd, Spring, TX 77386) on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 9:30 am.

Details at

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McCullough JHS Contact Information

Main Office.....................................832.592.5100

24-hour Attendance Line...............832.592.5111

McCullough Fax.............................832.592.5116


Clinic Fax........................................832.592.5127

Counselor's Office..........................832.592.5194