JH Mustang News

Snow Day!

Welcome to 2021 and our 2nd semester

Hello Parents and Students:

Hopefully our rare snow day was a blast for all of you. Those kind of days are terrific for building snowmen and having some great family time with your child/children. Unfortunately and fortunately it melts!

We are on the back side of the school year. The spring semester keeps us quite busy with many activities. Thanks for being a partner in your child/children's education. Communicate with your teachers or the administrative staff if you have any questions.

Spring Benchmarks

MARCH 16 WRITING BENCHMARK

APRIL 13 & 14 MATH AND READING BENCHMARK

APRIL 20 & 21 SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDY BENCHMARK

JH Extracurricular News

Athletics:

Both girls and boys are still in basketball season and will be until February 11. The tickets are sold online for home games. There is now a limit of 4 tickets per player. Away games usually sell the tickets at the gate. Athletes are updated regularly of changes by their coaches. Track season will begin the last week of February.


Art:

In Art they began the year by reflecting on 2020. They discussed how crazy everything was from last January until December of 2020. They wrote 5 words to describe 2020, things they were looking forward to in 2021, and they thought of a song title to describe 2020! Then, they thought of 6 POSITIVE things that happened to them in 2020. They illustrated each one like a cartoon in their sketchbook, and then colored their drawings. They wanted to start the year off with a POSITIVE outlook! They also play a positive, fun game at the beginning of each class to get them started.


Band:

The 7th & 8th Grade Band students are beginning to work on music for their performances later in the Spring. Some students have chosen to add an extra challenge and also learn a solo or music with a small ensemble. They will be recording those solos and ensembles along with each band's first new piece in February and sending that out through our Remind groups.


The 6th Grade Band is continuing to learn new music and concepts in preparation for our Recruiting Concert they will be playing for the 5th grade students at the Intermediate School in March.

Please remind your Band students to bring their instruments home to practice and bring them back to school for class the next day.


Choir:

6th grade is working on unison singing and beginning sight reading which will provide them the music reading skills to be successful in choir.

7th and 8th grade boys and girls are all preparing for UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation


Principles of Construction and Investigating Skills:

Principles of Construction students are building toolboxes, serving trays, and jewelry boxes.

Investigating Skills students are refinishing a cedar chest and overhauling a 4 wheeler.


Most students went above and beyond - they constructed a snowman over the long weekend.


Theatre Arts

6th grade Theatre students are learning about the different opportunities in theatre with a trip to the high school. Theatre Production, Technical Theatre and Performance. "It's a big bright beautiful world".

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PTO Corner!

They are still selling t-shirts and bottles. Your child can get a copy of the form from the front office. Just return the form and money to the front office. They also have a JH PTO Remind that you can sign up to get even more information as well as a Facebook page. Thanks to all of you who are making us Mustang Stong!

From the Counselor's Desk:

Here is the link for the web page "Help and Hope" that offers advice and resources to parents for daily challenges of raising adolescents.


http://helpandhope.org/


Ways to cope with stress:

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
  • Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body.
  • Take deep breaths or stretch.
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep..
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are

feeling.


Click the following link for additional resources... COVID

Student of the Month

Congratulations to Jhenifer Mejia Parada! We are so proud of you being selected as January "Student of the Month" for Madisonville Junior High.
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Quote of the Month

Change your thoughts and you change your world


~Norman Vincent Peale