Moorhead Jr. High Panther News

April 2019


I hope you enjoy the new look of our Moorhead Junior High Panther Newsletter!

CISD Bond Referendum

Parents and the community are invited to an informational presentation by Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent, about the 2019 Bond Referendum.

The presentation for our feeder will take place on April 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Caney Creek High School auditorium.

Anyone seeking information about planned projects impacting our campus can learn more by visiting or

Additional dates/locations for meetings in other CISD feeder zones can be found here:

STAAR Testing

The first round of STAAR tests for the 2018-2019 school year will be administered on April 9th and 10th. On Tuesday, April 9th, seventh grade students will take the STAAR Writing test, and eighth grade students will take the STAAR Math test. On Wednesday, April 10th, eighth grade students will take the STAAR Reading test and seventh graders will take a math benchmark test.

Eighth grade students who are not successful on either the Math or Reading test will be required to retake those tests in May. If they are not successful in May they will be required to attend summer school to prepare for the final opportunity to retake the tests at the end of June. Eighth grade students in Texas are required to pass STAAR tests in order to advance to ninth grade! Please stress to your child the importance of doing their best on the upcoming STAAR tests!

Eighth grade students will take STAAR Science, and History tests on May 15th and 16th. Seventh grade students will take STAAR Math and Reading tests on May 13th and 14th.


Your child’s attendance is critical to their success! Students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. Texas State law requires that students be present at least 90 percent of the days a class is offered. An action may be filed in court if a student misses 10 or more days within a six month period. Please make sure to send your child to school each and every day! Poor attendance could be a reason that your child is retained.


Saturday, April 13 @ Moorhead JH (Rain or Shine) 8am - 3pm

Silent Auction: Come out and place a bid! Your child could win a personal ride to school from the CC Fire Department on one of their trucks.!
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Moorhead Cheer Wins!

On Saturday, March 23, the Moorhead Panther Cheerleaders competed in the Cheer America competition in Galveston. They earned first place overall and our cheerleaders were the only team out of the 50 plus teams competing that were awarded a paid bid to the championship event in Orlando, Florida!
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Twitter Challenge Winner

Mrs. Rojas won the CISD Twitter Challenge for the month of March and won a really cool prize! #sentencestems
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Moorhead wins BOWLATHON!

The Moorhead faculty bowling team won first place at the annual CISD Bowlathon fundraiser for Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization that serves students.
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March Students of the Month

The following students were selected as the Moorhead March Students of the Month by the faculty. They enjoyed a Box Lunch combo during their lunch courtesy of RAISING CANE’S Chicken Fingers.

DaLaney Saul

Michael Williams

Marcos Tzunun

Obdalis Sorto (Not pictured)

Class of 2023 T-Shirt

As we move into April, the end of the year is drawing really close and the Crossing committee is busy at work! Our student committee members have done a FANTASTIC job designing this year’s class t-shirt and we’re excited for your to see it.

All eighth graders have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative t-shirt for $10. To ensure your size please pre-order before April 12th. To view the Crossing shirt and to pay with credit card online visit and log-in to your student's account. You can also pay with Cash or Check in the front office with Ms. McGrath.


Please log-in to to review any fines and/or fees on your student's activity account. All fines and fees need to be paid by May 1st. Non-payment may result in your student not being able to participate in year end events.

Student activity account does not include any Library or Cafeteria fees your student may owe. Please check with the Library or Cafeteria for information regarding those fees.

For any questions or concerns regarding your student's activity account please contact Mrs. McGrath at 936-709-2419 or at

The Crossing

The Crossing the Creek ceremony for our 8th graders and will be held on May 29th at 7:00pm in the Caney Creek High School gym. All students are encourage to attend. Each student will receive two tickets for family to attend the Crossing and celebrate their accomplishments. Students are encouraged to wear their "Sunday best" or nice school appropriate clothing for the event. Flip-flops, jeans containing holes and faded t-shirts are highly discouraged. Eighth grade parents should look in their student's third 9-week report card for a letter containing more information about this event.

Moorhead Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra competed at the UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest at Klein Oak High School and earned an Excellent (Division 2) rating! They have worked really hard and have grown as musicians this year!
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Science Fair Winners!

The following MJHS students advanced from the CISD Science Fair at the beginning of February and advanced to the Houston Regional Fair on February 23rd :

Morghen Vawter – 7th Grade

Grace Folsom – 8th Grade

Delaney Murphy – 8th Grade

Mrs. Fries - teacher

All three students gained valuable experience and wisdom from experts in their field who were on hand to judge them, and are excited for future experimentation. Our 8th Grade students both earned Special Awards at the Regional Fair.

Delaney Murphy advanced to the State Science Fair in College Station, Texas on March 30; where she placed 2nd in the Physics and Astronomy category. Delaney is the first student in the history of MJHS to advance to the State Science Fair, and she took 2nd! Delaney has been invited to apply for a national Science Fair competition in Washington DC, an honor given to the top 10% of Junior High Science Fair students in each state.

NJHS Car Wash Fundraiser

Please come support the Moorhead National Junior Honor Society at their annual CAR WASH FUNDRAISER!

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm

Location: Advance Auto Parts

1105 N Loop 336 West

Conroe, TX 77301

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UIL Winners

The following students placed at the Conroe ISD district UIL competition on March 27! Nice job!

Isabella Rezzoffi - First place - Impromptu Speaking

Nicholas Durochez - 4th place - Science

Jeremys Ross - 3rd place - Maps, Charts, and Graphs

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Moorhead Engineering Design Competition finalists show off their creations at the March CISD School Board Meeting!

Fourth Nine Weeks Moorhead Prize GIVE-A-WAY!

The fourth and final 9-weeks grading period is under way and we are offering some awesome incentives for our students. We will be raffling a ton of great prizes this nine weeks, including an Xbox 1, two Nintendo Switch consoles, and TONs of gift cards! Students can enter the weekly raffle by earning tickets in class which are awarded to students at the teacher’s discretion. Encourage your child to do their homework, participate in class, and be a good role model!

Moorhead Band

The MJH Symphonic Band earned and Excellent rating (Division2) on Stage, and a Superior rating (Division 1) in Sight Reading! We are Extremely proud of their hard work so far this year!

Student Success Center

FREE Tutoring! If your son or daughter needs help with homework, or just a little extra help, please remind them that we offer tutoring every Monday – Thursday after school in the library. Students may ride a late bus home or be picked up at 5:00pm on the bus ramp after tutoring.

The SSC will be closed April 8 - 12 for testing.

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Moorhead Math teachers hard at work planning lessons and disaggregating data!

A Note from Nurse Toni

If you have an incoming 7th grader they will need Meningcoccal and Tdap vaccinations or a Conscientious Objector form completed and filled before the 1st day of school. Please turn in a current vaccination record to your School Nurse or over the summer to Moorhead Junior High in the front office.

There are still many student's that have received either a Hearing, Spinal, or Vision referral that have not turned in the form filled out and sign by a doctor. These forms will be going out the first week in April, please check your student's backpacks for an envelope.

All medication will need to be picked up by May 30th, any medication not picked up will be disposed of as the clinic does not keep medication over the summer.

Free Parent and Student Access Center

Parents and guardians have free access to Parent Access Center via 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

2019-2020 School Calendar

The 2019-2020 School Year Calendar has been approved!

Future 8th Grade Summer Reading List

Please go to our Moorhead Junior High webpage for information on our 8th grade summer reading project.

Incoming 7th Grade Su mmer Reading Project

Incoming 7th Grade Summer Reading Project

Please go to our Moorhead Junior High webpage for information on our incoming 7th grade summer reading project.

2018 -2019 PTO Meetings

Each year our PTO hosts a number of meetings for parents where we address important issues. Our final meeting of the school year is April 15th, 2019.

Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered this year! We appreciate you!

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