Moorhead Junior High
November 2019 Newsletter
No School on November 11
Monday, November 11 is a teacher staff development day.
Washington DC Trip for 7th and 8th Graders
Parents: Don’t miss the opportunity to provide a life-changing experience for your child!
We would like to make you aware of an opportunity available to your son/daughter this summer. All seventh and eighth grade Moorhead Junior High students are invited to participate in the School Tours of America Washington DC trip this summer. Students will visit many of the places they study about in eighth grade U.S. History. The trip is from Sunday, June 2 – Thursday, June 6th of 2019. Educational travel can have a powerful impact on our students. Among the positive benefits, educational travel is proven to increase students’ self-respect and self-esteem, enhance their willingness to learn, and foster a willingness to collaborate with others. Your child will get to explore some of the most important monuments, memorials, and museums in our country and see the homes of two of our former presidents. To learn more about the exciting things we will see please copy and paste the link below onto your web browser.
The cost of the trip is all inclusive, covering everything except souvenirs. Parents may make payments in installments and there are scholarship that are also available for students who qualify due to a financial need. In addition to that there are fundraising portals that use social media that your child can also use to raise money. The deposit is only $99 and is required by the 15th of December to hold your child’s spot. Please email Mrs. Dawn Smith, Moorhead JH History teacher, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship of Christian Atheletes - Coloring Book Drive
What: Coloring Book Drive
For Who: Texas Children's Hospital
When: Now-November 19th.
Students can bring in coloring books, boxes of crayons, color pencils, puzzle books,
There will be a box put in the cafeteria on the stage. Look for the FCA sign. Please consider donating for this.
NJHS /Communities in Schools Food Drive
The Moorhead National Junior Honor Society and CIS is hosting a food drive from
1/18/19 through 12/13/19.
Benefiting Moorhead Junior High's Food Pantry
List of needed nonperishable food items will be sent out soon!
Bringing 5 items in one donation = reward coupon for 1 of your classes!
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our October Students of the Month!
Fall Picture Make up day
The Moorhead Theatre Troupe Invites you to:
Ladies, Sigh No More by Thomas Hischak
Performed by The MJHS Theatre Troupe
November 12 to be preformed during 6th and 7th periods.
A Note from Nurse Toni
Please continue to complete the hearing and vision referrals that were sent out at the end of September. Scoliosis referrals will be going out early next week.
Students are not allowed to carry any medication on them, regardless if it is prescribed by a physician. All medication needs to be checked into the clinic and if proper paperwork is complete the student may carry certain medications on them.
If you have any questions please contact the clinic.
Thanksgiving Break is November 25th – 29th. Friday, November 15th is a regular school day.
Generation Texas Week
Texas Generation Week November 18 - 22 will be celebrated during all class lunches. TGW is a program that exposes students to information on colleges, technical schools, careers and financial aide. We will have handouts for the students. The following Caney Creek High School programs will be visiting our students: Reserve Officer Training Corps, Cosmetology, Robotics and Culinary Arts.
7th and 8th graders, had the opportunity, to participate in career assessments, through Naviance.
8th graders were given the opportunity to work on their high school four year plans. In February, we are looking forward to the Caney Creek High School counselors visit. They will discuss the four year plans in depth and 9th grade scheduling
Have a great day from your Moorhead Panther counselors!
Suzie Wilson A - Go
Cheryl Bracken Gp - O
Theresa Randall P - Z
2019-2020 PTO Meetings
Each year our PTO host a number of meetings were we address important issues for our parents, guardians, and students. PTO members help our school by:
- Volunteering at our many different school activities
- Organizing fund raisers
- Planning staff meals and special treat days
- Supporting teachers and students in the classroom
Our next meeting is November 20th at 3pm in the Moorhead conference room.
Nov. 14 - Washington DC Information Night
Nov. 18 - Texas Generation Week
Nov. 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break
December 4 - Fall Picture retakes
December 10 - Choir Winter Concert
December 12 - Winter Dance
December 18 - 19 Semester Exams
December 19- Early release 1pm
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED HELP WITH HOMEWORK?
The Student Success Center (SSC) opened Monday, September 16th. The SSC is open Monday through Thursdays from 4:05 – 5:10. Students staying after school for tutorials can be picked up by the bus ramp or can ride the late bus home. Late buses depart Moorhead at 5:15pm.
Student Success Center Expectations
· Long before 4:00pm students should know how they are getting home (car or late bus); in other words, they do not decide at 4:00 that they need to stay for SSC.
· 4:05 – Students line up at the 7th grade library door, extending towards the cafeteria; whether they hear a dismissal announcement or not, they are released from class at 4:05 (no earlier) for SSC. They should not arrive later than 4:15.
· Students hand SSC facilitator on duty their official, teacher signed SSC pass.
· Students sign in on one of the iPads.
· Students begin working quietly at the appropriate subject area table until tutors arrive.
· Electronic devices are not allowed unless a tutor or SSC facilitator has given permission to use them.
· Students must ask the SSC facilitator for permission to use the restroom.
· Car riders are dismissed at 5:05pm and late bus riders are dismissed at 5:10pm.
Band, Choir, Orchestra Students perform at Ren Fest!
On November 6th, 2018 our Wind top band, choir, and orchestra students traved to Plantersville, Texas to compete in the annual Renaissance Festival music competition.
Moorhead Athletic events
Parents, please try to bring exact change to purchase your tickets for our Moorhead athletic events. This helps with the flow of traffic and gets you in to see the games in a timely manner. Ticket prices are $2 for adults and $1 for students. Thanks for your help!
Communities in Schools (CIS)
Moorhead Junior High has a Communities in Schools (CIS) Social Services Coordinator, Ms. Kala Ganapathy. Ms. Ganapathy is on campus daily and is available to help with the basic needs of our students. Some of 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. Ganapathy directly at (936)709-2449.
Attendance is one of the main indicators of student success. The first bell rings at 8:35am and class instruction starts at 8:40am. If your child is absent please be sure to turn in a note from your health care provider.
State law requires that students must be in attendance for a minimum of 90% of the instructional days for which they are enrolled during a school year in order to be promoted. The law goes on to state that it is the parent’s duty to monitor the students’ attendance and require the student to attend school.
Regular school attendance is important. Please make vacation arrangements during holidays and weekend to avoid students missing important classroom instruction. The last day of school for the Fall semester if Dec. 19th. Thanksgiving break is Nov. 25 – Nov. 29.
Parent and Student Access Center
Parents and guardians have free access to Parent Access Center via www.conroeisd.net . This portal gives complete access to student grades, attendance, tardies, discipline, STAAR scores, and other information. This tool can also give parents and guardians the opportunity to set thresholds where you will be emailed scores of each assignment. Students also have the same access via Student Access Center.
TAE – Teacher Achieving Excellence is a great opportunity to recognize a teacher that is making a difference in your child’s life. The electronic award can be created and sent through Parent Access. An email will be sent to the teacher as well as campus administrators.
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.
Electronics and Phones - Expectations, Rules, and Considerations for Parents
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.