The Tartan Tribune

McCullough Junior High School - October 21, 2022

COUNSELOR CORNER

Coffee Talk - Friday, 11/11

The next Parent Coffee Talk is scheduled for Friday Nov. 11th at 8:00 a.m.


Topic: Healthy Technology Habits.


Ms. Schultz will share research and information on the impacts of screen time on the developing brain as well as recommendations for creating age-appropriate boundaries.

Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Program

Referral requests are now open for the Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 16th. You can find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.


https://www.conroeisd.net/department/tl/gifted-talented/

Counselors

SCHOOL NEWS

Pep Rallies 10/24 & 10/25

Our second pep rallies of the year are on Monday and Tuesday. 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.


Pep Rally Schedule

Basketball Tryouts - 10/26 - 10/28

Boys and Girls Basketball Try Outs will be October 26th through October 28th. All players trying out will need to attend all three days of try outs. Girls will be trying out before school at 7AM and boys will try out after school until 6PM. Girls interested in trying out will need to see Coach Dawson in Portable 2 to sign up. Boys trying out need to go to the McCullough Basketball website to sign up. All players trying out must turn in a physical dated after April 15th, 2022 to Coach Heath or Coach Dawson. If you have already turned in a physical for a fall sport, you will not need to turn in another.

Student Holiday - November 8, 2022

November 8, 2022 is a student holiday. McCullough is a polling site.

Salute to our Veterans

Conroe ISD will hold its annual Salute to Our Veterans program on Friday, November 11th, at 10 a.m. at Woodforest Bank Stadium. This patriotic event is open to the public and features students from JROTC units across the District. See invitation picture below.
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Veteran's Day Poster Display

Our eighth grade students have been working on their Veterans Day Poster Project. These posters will be displayed outdoors on our campus near the horseshoe the first week of November through November 14. We invite you to come by to view your student's work at your convenience.

Midterm Exam Schedule Posted

Our mid-term exam schedule is now posted on our website.


Mid-terms begin on Tuesday, December 13th and continue through Friday, December 16th.


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 link below to view the schedule details.

Yearbooks On Sale

The 2022-23 yearbook is now available for $40 through Oct. 31st. Order yours HERE. Search "McCullough Junior High School" to start your order. Orders after October 31st will be $45.


The McCullough yearbook staff invites parents to share photos of their students to be considered for the yearbook by downloading the Balfour Image Share App. The free app is available for iPhone or Android using the McCullough code 309116.

Library Print Cards

Please purchase a McCullough Highlander Print Card to print documents in the library. Print Cards are available for purchase on School Cash Online for $2.00. After purchase, students are welcome to stop by the library to pick up their card.


When students need to print they will bring their Print Card to the Library. After printing, the library staff will punch a hole in the Print Card. Once all the holes are punched, it is recommended that a new Print Card is purchased from School Cash Online. Please know that this purchase is optional.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXTRA HELP

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 19th, 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.


Please click HERE if you would like to sign your student up to receive peer tutoring.

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 JHS PTO NEWS

McCullough JHS PTO

McCullough Junior High Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents, family members, staff, and teachers who work together to enhance academic achievement and enrichment for all students. We have exciting plans for this year and hope you will join us for all the fun! Our main fundraiser is PTO memberships! A basic membership is only $25 which includes a student directory (guaranteed if purchased by 10/14) and no volunteer requirements.


Join now: https://mcculloughpto.weebly.com/join-the-pto.html


If you have any questions or need to confirm your membership status, please contact Cindy Retterer at vpmembershipmccullough@gmail.com.


Thank you to everyone who has already taken out a membership.

DISTRICT NEWS

Now Hiring Teacher Aides

Conroe ISD is now hiring Teacher Aides in campuses across the district. If you are interested in a rewarding career and making a difference in the lives of students, click here.
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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS

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HELPFUL LINKS

Counselors and Administrators 2022-23

Counselors


Assistant Principals


Principal

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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...............................................832.592.5122

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

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

Registrar..........................................832.592.5114