The Morales Monthly
Vol. 1, No. 2 - September 2, 2019
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First Day of School
Guest Speakers at MJH
Morales Junior High students were visited by guest speakers Lee Rouson and Fleceia Comeaux of USA Youth Outreach on Monday, August 26. USA Youth Outreach is dedicated to reaching the youth of America with a message of hope.
Fleceia Comeaux’s message to MJH female students was encouraging and inspiring. With a strong message of, “I am who I believe I am!”
Lee Rouson’s message to MJH male students was to always remain persistent in achieving goals. If you don’t have goals for yourself get some, “Move your chain!”
These great speakers were made possible by the generosity of Wright Friday.
MJH Cheerleaders Announced!
7th Grade Cheerleaders
Delilah De La Cruz
Elina De La Fuente
Victoria Martinez (Co-Captain)
8th Grade Cheerleaders
Andrea Perez (Captain)
The 4Cs at MJH
September - National Suicide Prevention Month
National Suicide Prevention Line
Crisis Text Line
Text HELLO to 741741
Free, 24/7, Confidential
Local Crisis Line
Mental Health Crisis Number - 1-877-466-0660
Operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Suicide Safer Home App
The Suicide Safer Home app offers practical tips for concerned parents and adult family caregivers for keeping families suicide safer.
Virtual Hope Box App
Texas Suicide Prevention Council’s Hope Box contains messages, contact information, pictures, and scrapbook to store personalized information that promotes mental wellness and can aid persons in a mental health crisis.
This app was developed from a non-proprietary suicide prevention training program called ASK (ASK about suicide / Seek more information / Know where to refer) which was also developed by the Texas Suicide Prevention Council. The suicide prevention app is supported by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Suicide Safer Home App
Virtual Hope Box App
A Friend Asks App
“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!
A Friend Asks App
Click the button above to view each individual teacher's tutorial schedule.
Holidays in September
September has several United States and international holidays.
- Labor Day is the most well known holiday in September. It is observed every year on the first Monday in September.
- Native American Day is always celebrated on the 4th Friday of September.
- Grandparent's Day is observed in the United States on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
- Constitution Day, celebrating the ratification of the governing document of the United States, is observed on the 17th.
- The autumn equinox, which is the traditional transition from summer into fall, takes place on or around September 22nd, depending on the year.
All fun and holiday info was collected from liveabout.com
Diez y Seis de Septiembre
On the church steps in the town of Dolores Hidalgo, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla read the Gritto de Hidalgo (or "Call of Hidalgo") in 1810.
That day, September 16 (Diez y Seis de Septiembre), Father Hidalgo launched the Mexican War of Independence against Spain. After the declaration, Hidalgo and his followers set out to spread the word to nearby San Miguel de Allende. Hidalgo affixed an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe to a staff, bringing the Virgin to symbolize the Mexican liberation movement.
The struggle against Spain centered around the rights of the Criollos (or "Creoles") who were born in the New World with Spanish ancestry, but not given the privilege of those born in Europe. Following the war, those born in Europe were expelled from Mexico.
Another important celebration which originated in Mexico and is observed extensively in Texas is the Fiesta of the Virgin of Guadalupe, held on December 12. The important religious holiday honors Juan Diego's sighting of the Virgin in 1531 with processions, offerings and church services. (houstonculture.org)
9/11, Sept. 11, 2001 - 18th Anniversary
On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, members of the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners as part of a series of coordinated attacks against targets in the United States. The Twin Towers in New York City were hit by one plane each, American Airlines Flight 11 and Flight 175, while American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, is thought to have been headed for the White House, but passengers overtook the hijackers and the plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania.
More than 3,000 people lost their lives during what the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil to date. Property and infrastructure damage amounted to over $10 billion. The attack is thought to have been ordered by Osama bin Laden, who was finally located and killed in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six in May 2011. The 9/11 Memorial Museum occupies the sites where the Twin Towers once stood. (liveabout.com)
Students at Morales Junior High will observe a moment of silence for all the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks. Teachers across campus will incorporate this topic from history into lesson across the curriculum. Parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss this topic with their students to help them understand its relevance in today's world.
Photo credit: Steve Kelley aka mudpig/Getty Images
Sat. Sept. 14 - Border Bash @ EP SAD, 7th and 8th Grade, 8:00 a.m.
Thurs. Sept. 19 - vs. Eagle Pass @ Tri Meet at SAC, 7th and 8th Grade, 4:00 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 28 - SWTJC/UXC Invitational @ Uvalde Little League Fields, 7th and 8th Grade, 8:00 a.m.
To view a copy of the entire Cross Country schedule click here.
Thurs. Sept. 12 - vs. Medina Valley | 7th & 8th Grade Away | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
Thurs. Sept. 19 - vs. Boerne South | 7th & 8th Grade, Away |White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 21 - Uvalde Tourney | 7th & 8th Grade, Uvalde | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
To view a copy of the entire MJH Volleyball Schedule click here.
Tues. Sept. 10 - Medina Valley | 7th Away, 8th Home | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 17 - Boerne North | 7th Home, 8th Away | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 24 - Boerne Voss | 7th Home, 8th Away | White 5:00 p.m., Maroon 6:15 p.m.
To view a copy of the entire MJH Football Schedule click here.
7th Grade Football Practice Info - 7th grade football practice starts at 7:00 a.m. Parents are asked to have your child at the school no later than 6:45 a.m. Practice will not be held on game days or the day after games. On those days, players are to report to first period at 8:45 a.m.
Coaches would like to remind everyone to download the Uvalde Sports App where any game updates will be posted as they arise.
To download the app on an Apple device, click here.
To download the app on an Android device, click here.
Meet the MJH Administration Team
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Parent Teacher Organization and is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers, and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in our school. If you are interested in helping out with this organization or want some more information, please fill out the form below to get started!