Moorhead Junior High

February Newsletter / Course Registration Information

This newsletter is divided into five sections.


I. General Moorhead Updates

II. All things registration for 6th to 7th grade

III. Athletics, Cheer, Dazzlers Dance Team Information

IV. All things registration for 7th to 8th graders

V. Course selection registration for incoming Caney Creek High School students

Section I - Moorhead News

Course Selection Information

Dear Panther Family,


Welcome to our All Things Registration Newsletter for incoming 7th and 8th graders at Moorhead Junior High. Ideally, we would present this information in an in-person informational meeting. Unfortunately, with the current COVID situation we are not able to do so at this time. This newsletter contains the information that we would normally present.


We are looking forward to working with your child throughout the spring semester course registration process. We are dedicated to making this a smooth and successful transition.


Should you have any questions, please email your child's counselor directly. Below are our counselor assignments and contact information.




Sincerely,


Robert Garcia

Principal

Meet our Administrative Team

Contact information for counselors and administrators.

Order your Yearbooks Today!

Yearbooks are $45. To order a yearbook, go to https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=100503. All orders are due by April 2nd. Yearbooks will be delivered by the end of the school year.

Spring Picture UPDATE

Spring Pictures Day is coming up on February 16th, 2022. Only those who have pre-ordered will have their picture taken. You can order your students’ spring pictures at https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/ using code 66975MF.

Website: www.inter-state.com/order

Dress Code Modified

The Instructional Leadership Team has voted to modify the dress code for the remainder of this school year.


We will allow:

Pajama pants to be worn and will allow holes in jeans with no minimum height as long as the pants remain school appropriate.

7th and 8th Grade STAAR Test Schedule

May 5, 2022 - 8th Grade STAAR Science

May 6, 2022 - 8th Grade STAAR History

May 10, 2022 - 7th Grade STAAR Math

May 11, 2022 - 7th Grade STAAR Reading

May 12, 2022 - 8th Grade STAAR Math

May 12 , 2022 - Algebra End of Course Test

May 13, 2022 - 8th Grade STAAR Reading

No school on President's Day

CISD will be closed on February 18th and 21st.

2022-2023 Calendar

The 2022-2023 School Calendar has been approved by the school board.

https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2022-2023-CalendarApproved.pdf

Spring Break 2022!

Spring Break this year is March 14- 18!
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January Students of the Month


Congratulations to our January Students of the Month! Each student received a Canes Box Lunch and sweet tea.


Korben P.

Isai G.

Riley B.

Joselin S.

February Events

February Events

2/7– Counselors visit Grangerland 6th graders

2/7 - Course selection for 7th graders for the following school year.

2/10 - CCHS counselors visit Moorhead for finalization of course selection.

2/16- Spring Picture Day!

2/23 - Shelter in Place drill

2/24 - TELPAS Testing


March Events

3/11 - Exxon Mobile engineering presentation for 8th graders

3/14 - 3/21 - Spring Break

3/27 - Vocal Solo Contest

3/27 - Orchestra Contest


May 16 - 6th Grade Orientation Night - Large Gym

Section II - Moorhead Course Selection and Registration Information for incoming 7th graders

MJH 7th Grade 2022

7th Grade Course Selection Information

Should I Take Honors Courses?


All general education classes, level and honors, are college preparatory. The ultimate choice on which core course, level or honors, you wish your child to be in lies with you as long as it is made before the final deadline of April 2nd.


  • Honors courses taught at Moorhead and Caney Creek prepare students to be successful in Advanced Placement, Dual Credit courses, and beyond.
  • Higher expectation of students
  • May move at a quicker pace than regular courses
  • Be wise in making course choices for your child based on his/her unique characteristics.


Honor Science **



  • Science
    • Honors Science

      • Independent Study Project is required: Students have three options

        • Science Fair Project (traditional testable hypothesis)

        • Engineering Design Competition (partner required, design, build drivable robot)

        • Sci Story (research, video documentary creation, website design and creation)

        • All options are research based endeavors

        • Time commitment outside of school is approximately 38 hours of preparation

        • Science Fair is traditionally on a Friday in Jan/Feb

        • EDC is traditionally on a Saturday in February

        • Sci Stories is a campus based competition with only a select number advancing to regionals



ELECTIVES


Elective Choices - 7th Grade


  • Art (A/B) *

  • Band*

  • Exploring Careers: Industrial Technology

  • Exploring Careers: Computer Science I

  • Choir*

  • Orchestra*

  • Theater Arts I

  • Theater Troupe *

  • Yearbook *
  • PE / Athletics*
  • Debate
*Year long elective

At little about Moorhead for incoming 7th graders

School Day

Let’s run through a typical day at Moorhead. Next year, students may arrive beginning at 7:45 a.m. Those students involved in sports may arrive as early as 7:10am. At Moorhead we have a seven period day. We have four 30-minute lunches that occur during fourth and fifth periods. The school day starts at 8:40am and ends at 4:00pm.


Dress Code

Please refer to page 12 of our Student/Parent Handbook. (Link below.)

https://moorhead.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2016/07/19-20-Moorhead-Student-Handbook.pdf



Tutoring

Students have multiple opportunities to receive tutoring assistance. They may go to their classrooms for tutoring with their classroom teacher as early as 8:15. After school help is also available until 5:05 p.m.


Late Bus

The late bus departs Moorhead Junior High at 5:15pm every Monday - Thursday. Late buses drop students off at satellite locations not at their normal bus stop.


Register for the late bus here: Transportation (conroeisd.net)



ELA BLOCK

Level 7th grade English Language Arts classes are blocked and meet daily for 90 minutes.


Class change and Bathroom Passes

Students in junior high enjoy a few more freedoms than they may have had in intermediate school. They walk from class to class on their own with an allowance of 2 free tardies each week. There is plenty of time for students to get to their next class. Because students are allowed to carry their backpacks to class, locker use is minimal. Regular school attendance is extremely important for success. Students are given a bathroom pass which allows them 14 opportunities per 9 weeks to leave class for a bathroom break.


Cell Phones

Students are allowed to use their cell phones before, after school, and during lunch. Teachers control the phone usage during class. Lost phones or other electronics are turned in to the grade level office. Other lost items are found in our lost and found area in the cafeteria.


Moorhead Small Groups

We offer a variety of small groups for our students led by one of our fantastic counselors, Mrs. Singer.

MJH Small Groups 2022

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:

TDAP

MCV

Section III - Athletics, Cheer, Dazzler Dance Team Information

Girls Athletics Meeting for incoming 7th graders

The Girls Athletics Department will host an informational meeting on February 28 at 6pm in the large gym.

Football Student/Parent Informational Meeting

We encourage any incoming 7th graders who are is interested in playing football to attend this information session of February 21 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the Moorhead competition gym.

Dazzlers Dance Team Tryouts

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Cheer Tryouts and Informational Meeting

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Boys Athletics Information for the 2022-23 school year

Physicals

Students must have a physical on file in order to tryout and participate in sports. Please wait until after April 15, 2022 to have your physician complete a physical for the upcoming school year. More information about physicals will we shared with our families at a later date.


Boys Athletics:

Boys Athletics for the fall semester is for only those students that intend on participating in football.

If you are not interested in football, but want to try out for basketball, cross country, track, soccer, golf, and tennis - you will need to sign up for Physical Education (PE) and then when those sports start, we can potentially move you into athletics.


7th Graders:

Have the choice for signing up for Athletics to play football in the fall or General Physical Education.


8th Graders:

Have the choice of signing up for Athletics to play football in the fall. We also offer a choice 8th grade basketball class and a choice 8th grade soccer class.


If you have any questions – Please contact:

Justin Spears (Boys Coordinator) jdspears@conroeisd.net

Diane Bartel (Girls Coordinator) dbartel@conroeisd.net

Girls Athletics Information

School year 2022-2023

Athletic physicals need to be completed after April 15, 2022.


7th grade Girls athletics.

Moorhead coaches will visit Grangerland PE classes in the spring to evaluate the girls interested in basketball, volleyball and track. The girls will be informed by mail in the spring on who will be scheduled in the Athletic class. About 60 girls will be scheduled in Athletics but there will be room to add more once school starts. Any girl may try out for any team even if she is not in the athletic period. Practices for 7th graders are generally in the morning before school at 7:00. The athlete must be dropped off by a parent or can ride the CCHS bus before school with a pass.


Soccer, Tennis, Golf and Cross Country will be in a PE class. These sports will practice before and/or after school.


8th grade

Volleyball, basketball, and track will be scheduled in the athletic period. Girls are evaluated by the Moorhead coaches throughout the current year and will be selected by the coaches for the athletic class.


Cross Country, Tennis and Golf do not need to be in the athletic class. Again, these sports will practice before and /or after school.


There is a daily 8th grade soccer class that students will be scheduled in with approval of the soccer coach. Being in the soccer class, does not mean the athlete is automatically on the soccer team. She will still be trying out for the team.


All after school practices will be over at 5:00. Athletes need to be picked up no later than 5:10. There are also late activity buses that will drop athletes off at satellite stops, not at the athlete's home. A late bus pass is required to get on the late buses. Parents can pick up the student at the stop or the student can walk home with parent approval.


Coach Bartel

Diane Bartel (Girls Coordinator) dbartel@conroeisd.net

Section IV - Moorhead 8th Grade Course Selection Information

MJH 8th Grade 2022

Registration update

Moorhead Counselors are meeting, in the 7th grade History classes, next week. 7th grade students will be entering their courses for 8th grade!


Caney Creek High School will be meeting with the 8th grade students February 10th. 8th grade students will meet with the CCHS counselors one on one. They will discuss their high school four year plans!

COURSE INFORMATION


Should I Take Honors Courses?


All general education classes, level and honors, are college preparatory. The ultimate choice on which core course, level or honors, you wish your child to be in lies with you as long as it is made before the final deadline of April 2nd.


  • Honors courses taught at Moorhead and Caney Creek prepare students to be successful in Advanced Placement, Dual Credit courses, and beyond.
  • Higher expectation of students
  • May move at a quicker pace than regular courses
  • Be wise in making course choices for your child based on his/her unique characteristics.


Honors Science **


      • Independent Study Project is required: Students have three options

        • Science Fair Project (traditional testable hypothesis)

        • Engineering Design Competition (partner required, design, build drivable robot)

        • Sci Story (research, video documentary creation, website design and creation)

        • All options are research based endeavors

        • Time commitment outside of school is approximately 38 hours of preparation

        • Science Fair is traditionally on a Friday in Jan/Feb

        • EDC is traditionally on a Saturday in February

        • Sci Stories is a campus based competition with only a select number advancing to regionals


Elective Choices - 8th Grade
  • Art A/B
  • Robotics
  • Cyber Security*
  • Theatre Arts II*
  • Theatre Production
  • Exploring Careers: Investigating Careers*
  • Exploring Careers: Computer Science II*
  • Wildlife Management*
  • Introduction to Drones*
  • Ukulele Class (Music Appreciation) *
  • Yearbook II
  • High School Credit Electives:
  • Communication Applications*
  • Health*
  • Spanish I
  • Art I (prerequisite class: Art A/B)
  • Principles of Audio/ Video technology
  • Algebra I (prerequisite class: Pre-Algebra)


* Semester class

Section V - Caney Creek High School Registration Information

A message from our Caney Creek Counselors

Dear 8th Grade Moorhead Parents,


We are preparing for the 2022-2023 school year. This is the season when students review course options and select courses for the next coming school year. During the fall semester, 8th grade students had the opportunity to watch career related videos and listen to a presentation prepared by the Caney Creek School Counselors. During this time, they completed a pre-registration form and identified courses to start a 4-year high school personal graduation plan. The following timeline outlines the next steps to complete the process of selecting courses for next school year.



February 11

8th graders (Class of 2026) will receive their course selection sheets during English class.

February 11 - 16

Parents and students review information and videos on

CCHS 2022-2023 Course Selection website.


February 15

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Parent/Student Q&A via Zoom

Register: CCHS Class of 2026 Parent/Student Q & A Night

February 15 - 21

Write changes on the course selection sheet by February 21st and return to the English Teacher.

February 22

Each 8th grade student will meet individually with a high school counselor at MJHS to finalize their course offering for 2022-2023.


This is a draft. We will have additional video links to add to this information.

We will create a FAQs document

Contact information for special program, athletics and school counselors

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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.