The Tartan Tribune
McCullough Junior High School - November 5, 2021
Salute to Our Veterans
McCullough Veterans Day Poster Display
Reporting a Student Absence
24-hour Attendance Line...832-592-5111
Early Release Request
Attendance Line: 832.592.5111
Pie An Educator Fundraiser Supporting CISD's Children in Santa's Dreams Toy Drive
Theatre Presentation on November 11th & 12th
Conroe ISD Calendar Survey for 2022-23
Open House for 8th Grade Rescheduled - Jan. 6
Mid-term and Final Exam Schedules Posted
Mid-terms begin on Tuesday, December 14th and continue through Friday, December 17th.
Exams for junior high courses will count for ten percent of the semester average. Exams for high school credit courses will count for fifteen percent of the semester average.
McCullough Junior High School has a policy of no early mid-term or final exams. Students who are absent during the scheduled exam time can make up their mid-term exam when they return to school in January.
Please click on the links below to view the schedule details.
November is a busy month in the Counseling Center. Counselors will be conducting makeup sessions over the next two weeks for 8th graders who were absent for four-year planning.
On November 10th, counselors will present a zoom lesson on resiliency during advisory period.
On Thursday, November 18th, counselors will host our second Coffee Talk covering Parenting Strategies for Teens in the LGI at 8:05. This session will be in-person with a live Zoom link. Link will be sent via a separate email.
Lastly, Generation Texas Week is November 15-19. Gen Texas connects students to college and career education by discussing financial aid, choosing classes for high school and beyond, and exploring other career opportunities and programs. We will have the following themed days in conjunction with Gen Texas:
Monday: Dress Texan to kick off Gen Texas week.
Tuesday: Wear college shirts.
Wednesday: Wear a TWHS shirt to transitions day.
Thursday: Wear camo to highlight military and trade/technical schools.
Friday: Wear green as we discuss financial aid and paying our way to the future.
Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing
OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXTRA HELP
PAWS After School Tutoring Mondays through Wednesdays
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 Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021
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.
Teach 2 Learn Information
Hello McCullough parents and students!
We are Teach 2 Learn, a local student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students with career-applicable passions through interactive workshops. You may remember us from last year if you have participated in our workshops before. Many of us are experienced with science fair, computer science, math, speech & debate, and Destination Imagination, especially on a competitive level. We have won awards at all levels of competition, ranging from Houston-area to international. We hope to use our experiences and skills to help students find a passion that they can pursue in the future.
We meet at McCullough after school every Monday in B110.
Our Website: https://www.weteach2learn.com/
Our Discord (where workshops are held): https://discord.gg/aXAmTjV
Video on how to use Discord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1anKh1TOLg&feature=youtu.be
Our Remind: Text @t2lstudent to 81010
MCCULLOUGH JHS PTO NEWS
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
We would like to thank our Staff Appreciation committee for treating our teachers each month. In September we were able to stock all of the teacher lounges with snacks and drinks and in October we fed our teachers a Nacho Bar lunch with a tailgating theme!
There are also many other volunteer opportunities. If you would like to get involved please fill out the Membership & Volunteer form below.
McCullough Student Directory
The student directories are completed and will be distributed before Thanksgiving Break. If you purchased a McCullough PTO membership you will automatically receive a directory. If you would like to purchase a membership, please see the link https://mcculloughpto.weebly.com/join-the-pto.html
PTO - McCullough Spirit Wear
If you were unable to stop by the McCullough Spirit Wear table during orientation, or simply wish to view all of the new merchandise, click the link below to see the new styles.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Free Bagpipe Lessons at TWHS
The Bagpipe Club at TWHS is taking recruits to learn the art of playing the bagpipe. Club members play a big role in Highlander life. They pipe at football games, rallies, banquets, and other sporting events.
A class of beginners is forming end of October at TWHS. The club meets Monday afternoons.
Contact Craig Livingston at craigL@LoneStar.edu or call 936.273.7329.
TWHS Piping Instructor
History Instructor Montgomery College 25 years
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Students are invited to participate in the excitement and adventure of Dungeons and Dragons Club. D& D is a roleplaying game that is all about storytelling in worlds of sword and sorcery. To join the club, just show up at 8:00 am (or whenever you arrive at school) on Wednesday mornings in the downstairs library. If you haven't played before, we will be happy to show you how. Our meetings begin this week and will take place every Wednesday morning before school starting at 8:00 am in the downstairs library. We hope to see you there!
For more information, please contact Donna Meyer at email address: email@example.com.
Fashion Industry Club
Are you a fashionista? Do you enjoy the beauty of art within anything like, clothes, shoes or hats? The Fashion Industry Club is taking members to be a part of the Fashion Industry. Join today to explore the world in fashion. Applications are in Mrs. Murphy’s room in B201. First meeting is Monday, September 20th at 4:10 p.m. in B201.
McCullough Green Recycling Team
- Share your passion for the environment with others
- Be a leader and make a difference
- Do something positive with other students
- Enjoy an active advisory
Visit Mrs. Van der Stock in B209 to pick up an application.
Do you enjoy Japanese graphic novels and anime? Join us for Manga Mondays! Meetings are from 8:05 am to 8:40 am in room B213.
Welcome paper folders of all levels of skill, whether you can fold a crane or just fold a piece of paper in half, we have a place for you in Origami club! Come make friends, widen your circle, and learn a relaxing skill in the process. Come fold away your stress in B221 starting Sept 15 before school (8:10-8:45). See Ms. Gregg or Ms. Dougherty for more information.
Tentative Dates 2021-22 School Year - New Dates are Bolded
Nov. 8 -12 Pie an Educator Fundraiser
Nov. 11 - 12 Fall Theater Show
Nov 15- 19 Generation Texas Week
Nov. 18 Counselor Coffee Talk - 8:05 LGI
Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 14 - Dec. 17 Midterm Exams
Dec. 17 - Student Early Release Day
Dec. 20 - Winter Break Begins
Jan. 5 - First Day of Spring Semester
Jan. 6 - 8th Grade Open House
Jan. 11 Rising 7th & 8th Grade Parent Information Night 6:00 P.M.
Jan. 13-14 Spring Pictures
Jan. 17 - School Holiday
Jan. 24 - Elective Night for Rising 9th Graders - TWHS (Date Change)
Jan. 24 -Feb. 1 - Rising 9th Grade Registration Week
Feb. 18 - School Holiday
Feb. 21 - School Holiday
Mar. 7-9 - Cheerleader Tryout Clinic
Mar. 10 - Cheerleader Tryouts
Mar. 11 - Student Holiday
Mar. 14-18 Spring Break
Apr. 11 - 14 Highland Girl Clinic
April 15, 18 - School Holiday
Apr. 19 - 22 - Highland Girl Clinic
Apr. 23 - Highland Girl Tryout
Apr. 26 - 28 - Color Guard Clinic
Apr. 29 - Color Guard Tryout
May 3 - Algebra EOC - Paper Version (online window - 5/3 -5/13)
May 5 - Grade 8 Science - Paper Version (online window - 5/5 - 5/20)
May 6 - Grade 8 Social Studies - Paper Version (online window - 5/10 - 5/20)
May 10 - Grade 7 & 8 Math - Paper Version (online window - 5/10-5/20)
May 11 - Grade 7 & 8 Reading - Paper Version (online window - 5/10-5/20)
May 23-May 26 - Final Exams
Counselors and Administrators 2021 - 22
- Jenny Wheeler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7th grade students with last names A-K
- Alex Schultz, email@example.com, 7th grade students with last names L-Z
- Jesenya Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org, 8th grade students with last names A-K
- Jana Goforth, email@example.com, 8th grade students with last names L-Z
- Craig Harbin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7th grade students with last names A-K
- Crystal Scott, email@example.com, 7th grade students with last names L-Z
- Steve Skidmore, firstname.lastname@example.org, 8th grade students with last names A-K
- Delvin Sims, email@example.com, 8th grade students with last names L-Z
- Jill Houser, firstname.lastname@example.org
McCullough JHS Contact Information
24-hour Attendance Line...............832.592.5111