Moorhead Junior High
April 2021 Newsletter
Technical Difficulties with the online STAAR test
As you may have heard, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) experienced some technical difficulties with their online testing system today. Approximately 15,000 Conroe ISD students were scheduled to take the Grade 4 writing, Grade 7 writing, and English I End-of Course exams on Tuesday. Of those, just over 1,600 were registered to take the online version. We are still gathering data from our campuses on the scope of the impact of this service outage. What we do know at this point is that some students were able to complete the online assessments and some students were not.
Although this issue was outside of Conroe ISD’s control, we echo the sentiments shared by TEA and understand the frustration this has caused students, parents, teachers, and administrators. TEA continues to work with ETS, the testing vendor, to correct the issue. Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, TEA will be using a new vendor, Cambium Assessment.
National Junior Honor Society Applications
Attention students! NJHS applications are due by April 21, 2021 to Mrs. Folts in room 108. Interested students can pick up applications from their Language Arts teacher.
The NJHS induction ceremony will be held on May 17, 2021 at 6pm in the Moorhead cafeteria.
7th and 8th Grade STAAR Test Schedule
April 6, 2021 - 7th Grade STAAR Writing
May 4, 2021 - Algebra 1 End of Course Test
May 6, 2021 - 8th Grade STAAR Science
May 7, 2021 - 8th Grade STAAR History
May 11, 2021 - 7th and 8th Grade STAAR Math
May 12, 2021 - 7th and 8th Grade STAAR Reading
May 13-14 STAAR test make up
Congratulations to all the Moorhead Junior High students who placed at the district UIL meet.
6th Place in Art - Marissa Chandler
5th Place in Oral Reading - Colein Galbreath
6th Place in Modern Oratory - Gisele Ferreya
2nd Place in Art - Kaylyn Banuelos
3rd Place in Art - Jasmine Deal
5th Place in Art - Korbin Armer
5th Place in Maps, Charts, and Graphs - Cass Lemke
6th Place in Maps, Charts, and Graphs - Timothy Luna
2nd Place in Math - Brayden Kennedy
3rd Place in Modern Oratory - Preslin Rutherford
1st Place in Oral Reading - Saribeth Walker
8th Place in Impromptu Speaking - Hayley Hoffman
MJH Cheer News
MJH Cheer team competed this weekend at The All Star Fun Cheer Event in Conroe and received the following standing:
Division champion - 1st place School Team
Level champion - 3rd place Junior Novice Teams
Fifth place overall out of twenty-one teams
You forgot to buy a yearbook? Tell me about all the memories you will forget! While supplies are limited, we still have yearbooks left to sell. Reserve a copy of history today.
Yearbooks are on sale for $$ 45 $$ until sold out. Place your order by clicking the following link - https://www.balfour.com/student-info or visit Moorhead JH's webpage.
Caney Creek Youth Basketball League
We're excited to announce that our Caney Creek Youth Basketball Spring League 2021 is here! Saturday, April 10 - Saturday, May 15.
We've attached our Registration Form and Covid Waiver for those who would like to fill out their forms in advance.
Registration will only take place on Saturday, April 10 at your designated time. We will not accept any forms before then.
See y'all Saturday, April 10. Spread the word.
Congratulations Moorhead Choirs!
This year at the UIL choir contest, our Treble choir received a first division in sight reading. Concert choir and Chamber choir received a sweepstakes! Sweepstakes is the best score a choir can receive at UIL and it means a superior evaluation in both concert and sight reading!
Sci Story Success!
We took 5 students to the SciStory Finals this year. Moorhead claimed both Second AND Third place overall in the North County division for their entire project! Our other three finalists earned special awards from the judges. That means that EVERY student project that was submitted from Moorhead was recognized and singled out by the judges – what an achievement!
Attached you will find the official results, and below our results specifically. If you know or see these students congratulate them on a job well done.
2nd Place Overall – Aubrie Toddy
3rd Place Overall – Karen Arreola
Lysette Torres – Research Specialist
Tristan Laguna – Outstanding Video Documentary
Derek Darkenwald – Most thought provoking “A World Without”
Moorhead Student wins 2nd place at the Houston Science Fair
Cass Lemke won 2nd place in our region at the Houston science fair for his work on COViD (mathematics' division). He did a great job, and under regular circumstances he would have gone on to compete in the State of Texas Science Fair.
I hope that he has the opportunity to continue his work next year in 8th grade! He has done a phenomenal job!
April and May Events
4/6 - 7th grade Writing STAAR test
4/13 - Debate Prelims / Finals
4/30 - Staff vs. Student Soccer Game
5/4 Choir Pop Show - 6pm @ Moorhead Jr. High
5/6 - 8th grade Science STAAR
5/7- 8th grade History STAAR
5/11 - 7th and 8th STAAR Math
5/12 - 7th and 8th STAAR Reading
5/13 - Orchestra Concert - TBA
5/17 - NJHS Induction Ceremony 6pm @ Moorhead Jr. High
5/19 - 7th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 10am in the Moorhead Gym
5/20 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 10am in the Moorhead Gym
5/21 - End of Year Dance - 7pm - 10pm
5/24 - Final Exams
5/25 - Final Exams
5/26 - Half Day / Final Exams
Moorhead Jr. High Students of the Month
April 2021 Students of the Month
Eighth Grade Students Participated in the 2021 Exxon Mobile Virtual Engineering Design Competition
A Note from Nurse Toni
Required Immunizations for Incoming Seventh Graders
If you are a parent or guardian of an incoming seventh grader of 2020-2021, please be aware Texas state law requires all students to have paperwork indicating receipt of the flowing immunizations before they can begin the first day of school:
Moorhead Student Incentive Winners!
A Note from our librarian
New Student Registration
2021-2022 Registration for PreK, K and new students opens on Monday, April 5. All information will be available on the Conroe ISD website. Parents of new students, including PreK and K, start the process at http://bit.ly/EnrollCISD.
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. LaTonya Jones. Ms. Jones 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. Jones directly at (936)709-2449.
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.