Moorhead Junior High
April 2022 Newsletter
National Junior Honor Society Applications
Attention students! NJHS applications are due by April 21, 2022 to Mrs. Raverty in room 110. Interested students can pick up applications from their Language Arts teacher.
The NJHS induction ceremony will be held on May 17, 2022 at 6:30pm in the Moorhead cafeteria.
Please join me in congratulating Coach Bryan Pitre our 2021-22 Teacher of the Year, Officer Quiller who was selected as our school Humanitarian of the Year, and Katelyn Bridges who is our campus Rising Star!
7th and 8th Grade STAAR Test Schedule
May 5 - 8th Grade STAAR Science
May 6 - 8th Grade STAAR History
May 10 - 7th Grade STAAR Math
May 11 - 7th Grade STAAR Reading
May 12 - 8th Grade STAAR Math
May 12 - Algebra 1 End of Course TestMay 13 -8th Grade STAAR Reading
May 16 STAAR test make up
The 2022-2023 School Calendar has been approved by the school board.
Boys Soccer News
Last week the boys' soccer team played Stockton at Moorhead. The 7th grade boys played a great game beating Stockton 3-0. The 8th grade boys also won 6-0. Both teams played great offensive and defensive game all night shutting out both Stockton teams.
Student vs. Staff Soccer game
The students will take on the staff on April 22 during our annual Staff vs. Student game!
Tickets are $5 and will be on sale from April 19 - 22 during lunches.
Moorhead Counseling Resources
MJH Cheer News
Please congratulate our awesome cheerleaders when you see them. We are so very proud of each and every one of these athletes. They all have shown so much dedication and commitment this year. We are proud of our All-Star Athletics competition CHAMPIONS!!
- Coach Wilson and Coach Miller
Yearbooks are $45 . 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 or go to https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/
On March 21st, the price goes up to $50!!
Spring into action before they are all Hip Hoppity gone!
A Note from our librarian
Final Exam Schedule
Final Exams are May 24 - 26 this year.
May 24 - 1st, 3rd, and 5th period exams
May 25 - 2nd, 4th, 6th period exams
May 26 - 7th period final exam - Early Release 1pm
Final Exam Exemptions
In May students who meet the following criteria will be eligible to exempt their final exams.
85 or above semester avg.
No more than 10 tardies and 3 absences
No ISS, OSS, DAEP, JJAEP
All fees/fines paid
Moorhead Dazzlers News
Athletics Department News
Athletic physicals are May 22 at Caney Creek High School from 11:00am - 5:00pm.
For more information please contact Coach Bartel or Coach Spears.
Girls Soccer News
The 7th & 8th grade soccer girls played their first game away at Stockton. 7th grade tied 1-1. Amy Zarate scored the goal! The girls worked well together and had fun playing a great game. The 8th grade girls were so excited about their win last night! They won 3-1. The girls worked together and communicated to pass the ball to their teammates. Analily Organes, Briana Puebla and Marissa Sutton scored our three goals. They all worked as a team to bring home the win!
Moorhead Band News
The Symphonic Band did amazing at the UIL competition at Willis High School and received Sweepstakes, the highest level you can receive!
We are so proud of all our Moorhead Bands!
Miss Mason and Mr. Day
April and May Events
4/15 - No School - Good Friday
4/18 - No School - Holiday
4/21 - Congressman Kevin Brady visits Moorhead!
4/22 - Staff vs. Student Soccer Game / Kiss a Pig contest
May - Choir Pop Show - TBA
May - Orchestra Concert - TBA
5/5 - 8th grade Science STAAR
5/6- 8th grade History STAAR
5/10 - 7th STAAR Math
5/11 - 7th STAAR Reading
5/12 - 8th STAAR Math / Algebra EOC
5/13 - 8th STAAR ELA
5/16 - Incoming 6th Grade Orientation Night
5/17 - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony - 6:30pm
5/18 - PTO Meeting 3pm
5/19 - 7th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 10am in the Moorhead Gym
5/19 - Yearbook signing party 3pm - 4pm
5/19 - Band Concert at 6:30pm
5/20 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 10am in the Moorhead Gym
5/20 - End of Year Dance - 6pm - 9pm
5/24 - Final Exams
5/25 - Final Exams
5/26 -Final Exams / early dismissal 1pm
Moorhead Jr. High Students of the Month
Moorhead Tennis News
My heart burst with pride!
Special shoutout to the following players for their wins:
Madelyn Verrett and Sian Ashworth beat Stockton 4-1
Eduardo Torres and Trenton McDonald battled (match lasted almost an hour) Stockton and won 6-4
Ximena Cuanalo and Rowan Durochez beat Brabham 4-0
Betzbel Torres and Stacy Balderas beat another Moorhead team 4-2
Elijah Zaino beat Brabham 4-3
Heather Galloway beat Brabham 4-2
Sonya Chapman and Heather Galloway beat Stockton 4-2
Rowan Durochez beat Brabham 4-1
Please tell them congratulations! Coach Stafford and I are so proud.
Coach Brooke Wilcox
A Note from Officer Quiller
The newest crazy TikTok challenge is the #orbeezchallenge.
Orbeez are beads that expand when mixed with water and after multiple incidents of
shootings involving guns using Orbeez as bullets, arrests have been made. Gel blaster guns, a toy that shoots out small beads, are used in conjunction with Orbeez beads to create makeshift weapons, similar to a BB gun. Although Orbeez are soft, when shot at a high-speed they are able to induce pain and injury. The creators of Orbeez do not make or sell the gel blaster guns that are often used with them. Such guns are dubbed "Orbeez guns" by their users online. Our students are familiar with air soft guns, and the gel guns are available in stores and on Amazon. Some of them look very realistic.
None of these incidents have been reported locally yet, but a few things to be on the look out for are:
- Bulky Clothing
- Being protective or showing things inside of a backpack.
- Speaking of the #orbeezchallenge or being fascinated by weapons.
Required Immunizations for Incoming Seventh Graders
If you are a parent or guardian of an incoming seventh grader of 2022-2023, please be aware Texas state law requires all students to have a State of Texas Moral/Religious exemption form OR paperwork indicating receipt of the flowing immunizations before they can begin the first day of school:
Moorhead Student Incentive Winners!
Incoming 7th grade reading list
The 7th grade summer reading list will be posted on our Moorhead Junior High webpage in the next few weeks!
8th Grade Summer Reading List
The 8th grade summer reading list will be posted on our school webpage in the next few weeks!
Protect your child from the dangers of the Internet!
Did you know you can block inappropriate content FREE on your child's Iphone?
IOS/Apple users can go to:
then scroll down to USE SCREEN TIME PASSCODE (it's in blue) Set a passcode only you know.
Then go back up to:
Content & Privacy Restrictions (Set restrictions here)
Content Restrictions (Set more restrictions here)
You are done!
Communities in Schools (CIS)
Moorhead Junior High has a Communities in Schools (CIS) Social Services Coordinator, Ms. Emily Adamo. Ms. Adamo is on campus daily and is available to help with the basic needs of our students. Some of the resources offered by our CIS counselor include:
· Food Pantry (shelf stable items as well as fresh food when available)
· School Supplies
· Lunch groups (by invitation)
· Holiday assistance
· Weekend food assistance
The CIS office is located inside the small gym. You may request assistance by contacting Ms. Adamo directly at (936)709-2449.
Below are the dates and times for the upcoming mobile markets. It is best to arrive as early as possible seeing as it is based on a first come first serve basis. If you have any questions, please reach out!
April 12: San Jacinto Elementary @ 5pm
May 4: Wilkinson Elementary @ 5pm
Considerations if Your Child is Bringing AIRPODS to School
Airpods, and similar devices, are popular accessories for teens all over the country. They are small, discreet, and very easily lost or stolen. Trying to track down Airpods is something we do every day. Although we try very hard, we cannot magically make them reappear. If you are providing these very expensive and small devices for your child, you are encouraged to make sure you feel comfortable with your child’s ability to keep up with them realizing these are the most difficult item to recover of all if lost or stolen.
Conroe ISD will continue implementation of the Anonymous Alerts – anti bullying app. Anonymous Alerts is a patented student anti-bullying app that helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to come forward to help themselves and other students. Social and peer pressures are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome, now they can report bullying and safety issues quickly using Anonymous Alerts mobile app.
Students or parents in the school community can anonymously submit alerts about suspicious activity, safety threats, bullying, alcohol or drug use, harassment, family issues, school shooter, campus safety concerns, and self-harm issues to school administrators or counselors. The app is free from the Apple Store, Google Play store, and the Chrome store. Students will still have the option to call Kid Chat to report anything at 1-800-kid-chat.
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.