Moorhead Junior High

May 2020 Newsletter

Yearbook Update

We anticipate the yearbook arriving in the first week of July due to the Coronavirus. The Balfour printing has been shut down until May 18. They are in Dallas, Texas. Once they open, they will work around the clock to get our yearbooks out as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your patience. We will be having a yearbook pick-up date as soon as we know when they will arrive. There will be a notice on this web page and an email sent out.


We do have a limited number of books still for sale. They are $45 as of right now. If they are any extras once we start handing the sold copies to their owners, the books can be purchased for $55. You can order by going to www.balfour.com ,click on yearbooks on the left and type in your school. Once again, thank you for your patience.

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Parents and Guardians,


I hope everyone is doing well! We have approximately four more weeks of instruction for the 2019-2020 school year! Please read the information in this letter regarding end of year /closing procedures for the school year.


Students should continue to complete online assignments or pick up hard copies of work the weeks of May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 26.


Remember that our assignments are designed to be approximately 15 minutes per day, per class, but I do acknowledge exact times could vary. There is no set time during the day for when these assignments need to be accomplished. If you have a special situation, please email your counselor, and we will work through it with no worries. The health and emotional well-being of your family is more important than the completion of any of these assignments.


Please remind your child to write their name and their teacher's name on their work if they turn in hard copies of assignments!


Thank you for encouraging your child to stay engaged in the learning process!

End of Year Awards Assmeblies

Unfortunately, we will not be able to host any in person awards assemblies this school year. However, we feel that it is important to recognize our students for their achievements this school year. This year, in lieu of our traditional awards assemblies, we will host two online awards assemblies.


Links will be posted on May 28 at 9:30am for our 7th and 8th grade awards programs. You can find the links on our webpage.


https://moorhead.conroeisd.net/

Homework Return Box

Please be sure to write your name and your teacher's name on your homework! Place your work in the box labeled, "homework return box" in front of the school when you turn it in!

TENTATIVE PICK UP / DROP OFF Dates

A Note from Nurse Toni - MEDICATION PICK UP

Nurse Toni will be available on May 13 from 8am - 3pm for you to pick up your child's medication.

We will have a table set up in the front entrance. We will allow one person in at a time and we ask that you please practice social distancing.


We will be calling and sending out letters beginning May 4 to those that are due for immunizations.

Student Item Pick Up Dates

Dates for students to retrieve items left at school from Band, Ochestra, Athletics, and PE lockers is set for May 13 - 20. We will not allow students in the building. An employee will come to your vehicle and we will retrieve your child's items.



Pick up is easy! Please drive into the bus loading area toward the gyms, and pull up to the doors by the girl's coaches office. You won't even need to get out of your vehicle!



May 13 - Medicine Pick up - In front of school. 8am - 3pm


May 14 - Dazzlers, Cheer, Art pick up - 8am - 3pm


May 15 - PE, Soccer pick up - 8am - 3pm


May 18 - 7th Grade Athletics / Band/ Orchestra Pick up - 8am - 3pm

May 19 - 8th Grade Athletics/ Band / Orchestra Pick up - 8am - 3pm

May 20 - late pick up for anyone who could not come previous dates - 3pm - 5pm

Student Drop Off / Return school property Dates

May 21 and 22 will be your opportunity to return school property. This includes textbooks, Chromebooks, hotspots, athletic equipment, instruments, library books, teacher books, cheer equipment, Dazzlers equipment, EDC parts, and anything else you can think of that belongs to Moorhead Junior High.


Drop off is easy! Please drive into the bus loading area toward the gyms, and you will see drop off stations. You won't even need to get out of your vehicle!



7th Grade drop off is May 21 from 8am to 3pm.

8th Grade drop off is May 22 from 8am to 3pm.

Important May Dates


May 13 - Medication Pick up 8am - 3pm


May 14 - 20 Student Pick up dates (details above)


May 21 - 7th Grade Student drop off - 8am - 3pm

May 22 - 8th Grade Student drop off 8am - 3pm


May 28- Online Awards Assembly 7th Grade 9:30am

May 28 - Online Awards Assembly 8th Grade 10:30am

Language Arts Summer Reading Project

In Conroe ISD, we encourage all students to read over the summer in order to enrich learning and provoke thought. Summer reading strengthens reading skills, increases academic achievement, fosters a love for reading, and empowers students to become life-long learners.


"What we know is that children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development while kids who do read tend to gain a month of reading proficiency..."


There are many ways to access books online for free. See a list below for some available resources to help you gain access to books: Apps found in the CISDSSO Portal:

●Sora○Free access to a variety of e-books and audiobooks

●Destiny Discover

○Check out e-books and audiobooks from your campus library. Other websites with free resources:


●Montgomery County Public Library

○E-Books & Audiobooks:

https://montgomerycountymd.libguides.com/elibrary

○Get a Digital Library Card: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/services/registration.html

●Open Library○Create a free account: https://openlibrary.org/account/create

○Popular Titles: https://bit.ly/2XBEwyP

●Project Gutenburg ○Free E-Books: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

○Top 100 Most Popular: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/scores/top

●Audible Stories○Free Audiobooks: https://stories.audible.com/



Our incoming 7th and 8th graders are asked to complete a summer reading log. Each student should read the book(s) of their choice for 15 minutes a day, Monday through Friday throughout the summer months. Students should keep a log and have their parents sign off each day.


STUDENTS! Keep track of the minutes you read this summer. In August, turn it your reading log for a bonus major grade!





Here is an example of a reading log:

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Have a Question?

Please email your child’s counselor or assistant principal if you need assistance.

Alpha A – Go
Robert Jackson: rajackson@conroeisd.net
Suzi Wilson: sswilson@conroeisd.net
Alpha Gp – O
Dusty Joiner: dkjoiner@conroeisd.net
Cheryl Bracken: cbracken@conroeisd.net
Alpha P- Z
Brenda Bishop: bbishop@conroeisd.net
Theresa Randall: trandall@conroeisd.net

7th Grade Online Spirit Week Challenge

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Dazzlers Tryouts

Our dance team, The Dazzlers, will conduct tryouts the week of August 17, 2020. Information packets will be made available on August 12.


Please contact Miss Wilcox if you have any questions at bwilcox@conroeisd.net .

Summer School and Accelerated Math Programs

Please refer to the chart below for summer school information and costs related to Accelerated Math for 7th/8th grade along with credit recovery. Please contact your child's counselor for information or to register.


Online Accelerated 7th Grade Math/Algebra I / Geometry

Registration: April 13 - 23

Classes begin April 27 - June 5 (6pm - 8pm) and June 8 - July 10 (8am - 3pm)

Cost: $430 for in district students


Online Accelerated 8th Grade Math

Registration: April 20 - 30

Classes begin May 4 - June 5 (6pm - 8pm) and June 8 - July 10 (8am - 3pm)

Cost: $430 for in district students


Junior High Summer School (Credit Recovery)

Registration: April 20 - May 29

Classes begin June 8 - June 24 (8am - Noon)

Cost: $140 per course for in district students

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A Note from our Counselors!

Hey Panther Families!! We know this is an uncertain time. Please don't let the online schooling add stress to your family. Your teachers and the rest of our staff are still here eagerly waiting to help.

Your students' counselors are reachable via email. If your last name begins with

A-Go please contact Suzi Wilson at sswilson@conroeisd.net,

Gp-O please contact Cheryl Bracken at cbracken@conroeisd.net

P-Z please contact Theresa Randall trandall@conroeisd.net

Your mental health is as important as your academic health. When things are overwhelming, remember to turn off the news, take deep breaths, exercise, and connect as a family.

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Robotics Class 2020-2021

Robotics is a 1 semester class!!! Any 6th or 7th graders interested in taking Robotics next year, please call your counselor today!

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo News

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Cameran Echols, an eighth grader at Moorhead, participated in the Fort Worth stock show for the first time in February. Her steer placed 8th and made the sale in one of the most competitive shows in Texas! Congratulations on a job well done! A lot of hard work, time, and dedication goes into raising show animals.

2019-2020 Yearbooks are on sale!

Moorhead JH yearbooks are on sale now! We have 50 yearbooks left. Once they are gone, they are gone! We sold out last year and are on track to sell out again. Yearbooks are $45. We have only ordered a specific amount. If you would like to order a yearbook, you may either order through Ms. McGrath in the front office or order online. If you would like to order online, you will go to www.balfour.com and click on yearbook.

Protect your child from the dangers of the Internet!

Kids spend a lot of time on their phones! PLEASE restrict access with apps and/or set limits to phone usage.



Please invest in a monitoring app such as Soaring Safe, or Secure Teen, or Covenant Eyes.

or

IOS/Apple users can go to:

Settings

then scroll down to USE SCREEN TIME PASSCODE. (it's in blue)

Set a passcode only you know.


Then go back up to:


Screen Time

Content & Privacy Restrictions (Set restrictions here)

Content Restrictions (Set more restrictions here)


You are done!

Required Immunizations for Incoming Seventh Graders


If you are a parent or guardian of an incoming seventh grader of 2020-2021, please be aware Texas state law requires all students to have paperwork indicating receipt of the flowing immunizations before they can begin the first day of school:

TDAP

MCV

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2020-2021 Calendar

The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been approved by the school board.

https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2020-2021-Calendar.pdf

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.