Moorhead Junior High News

October 2022

Fall Pictures

Fall pictures are on October 19th.


To order pictures please click on the following link with https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/ using code 69538H. You can order up until picture day.

PTO

Our next PTO meeting for this school year is October 20th at 1:30pm in the Moorhead Junior High conference room.

22-23 Yearbooks


Picture day will help your student get in the yearbook. While you’re at it, order your student’s yearbook at www.jostens.com/Yearbook23


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New year. New yearbook. Hold on to every best memory the school year has to offer, all in one book. ✓ Order your yearbook online today!


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. Yearbooks are only $35 until October 15th. Get yours now before the price goes up.
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CISD Dyslexia Parent Information Night

Attendance Matters

Student Attendance Matters - Average daily attendance affects our funding, our campus rating, and most importantly your student's academic progress. Our goal is 96%, our current campus average attendance as of today is 94.9%. Failure to attend school can result in loss of credit, retention, required make up hours, and truancy related charges. Please encourage and ensure that your student attends school daily.

Students attending athletic games events school

This year we attempted to find a way to allow students to attend junior high sports events at Caney Creek High School without a parent present. We have discovered a number of safety issues In the process of working to allow students the freedom to attend events without a parent or guardian such as students crossing the street without a crossing guard and students wandering the high school. Moving forward students will be required to have a parent present if they would like to attend an athletic event.


Next school year we will resume our current policy which states that students must be passing all classes in order to attend athletic events and that they can do so without a parent. This policy will be must easier to enforce when we can host all of our sporting events on our own campus.

Don't forget to Apply for Free or Reduced meals before Oct. 16th!

Please don't forget to apply for free meals for this school year if you haven't already done so. Click on this link:


https://www.myschoolapps.com/


You can also pick up a hard copy of the Free Meal Application at the School.


Students who have not reapplied for this school year were dropped on September 29.

Second 9 Weeks

The second 9 weeks reporting period begins on Oct. 11th.

No School Oct. 7 and Oct. 10

Oct. 7 is a professional development day for our teachers.

Oct. 10 is Columbus Day, a district holiday

June 2023 Washington DC field trip informational meeting

Re: School Tours of America trip opportunity

To: All Parents/Guardians of 7th & 8th grade students

Attn: Parent Information Night


Thursday, October 20th @ 6:15 pm

Moorhead Junior High Cafeteria


We would like to make you aware of an opportunity available to your son/daughter this summer. All seventh & 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, May 28th through Thursday June 1st of 2023. Students will fly into Washington, DC and visit all memorials, Ford’s Theatre, National Archives, Smithsonian’s, Capitol Hill, and Arlington National Cemetery. We will also visit historic Williamsburg, Jamestown, George Washington’s and Thomas Jefferson’s ancestral home. This is a Houston based company that has been in business for over 21 years and I guarantee your child will definitely enjoy this adventure.

The cost of the trip is all inclusive, covering everything except souvenirs. Parents may make payments in installments and there are scholarships 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 end of November to hold your child’s spot. There will be an informational meeting for your convenience on October 20th and the time is listed above. I would love to meet you and have you come and find out more about the trip and I hope that many students are able to enjoy this unique experience.


For further information, please email: dasmith@conroeisd.net

Dawn Smith

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FALL CHOIR CONCERT

Our Moorhead Fall Choir Concert is schedule for October 13 at 7pm.

Ochestra Concert

Our Moorhead Jr. High Fall Orchestra concert will be held on October 27th at 6pm in the cafeteria.

Boys Athletics News

Football JH Night: October 14



Basketball Tryouts: October 26-28

7th grade: 7:15-8:25 am

8th grade: 4:15-5:00 pm

Boys Basketball Tryout Information

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Powerlifting Club News

Powerlifting Club starts October 26th from 4:05-5:05. Passes and schedules to be distributed soon.

7th Grade Science News

Skeletal, muscular system, Circulartory and Respritory test

7th Grade Science Oct. 21st

Science Fundraiser

Parents, we are excited to kick off our fundraiser TODAY, and we need your help. For more details, check out the parent letter and packet that your child brings home today.


Our goal is to raise funds for LAB MATERIALS for our Science Labs.


It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!

1. REGISTER TODAY at https://www.shopfund.com/

2. SHARE with family & friends the custom student support links from the online Parent Dashboard.

3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.


REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes.


Customers wanting to support multiple students at the Shop Fund website can do so in ONE order, and prize credits will be divided up evenly for each student supported in this one order. There is free shipping on any order over $75.


Fundraiser Links:



* Prize & Kick-Off Videos - https://vimeo.com/showcase/8748811


* Prize Program - https://bit.ly/2P89Dg5

* Parent Letter - https://bit.ly/3rfyOAd

* How To Videos - https://vimeo.com/showcase/8752027

* Why We Fundraise - https://vimeo.com/showcase/8770826


Thank you for doing your part to make our fundraiser a success!




Moorhead Science Department

Veterans Memorial / Grangerland Rezoning Meeting

The next CISD rezoning meeting will be held on Thursday, October 27th, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the Moorhead Library.

PSAT Testing



The PSAT is the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships!



Moorhead Junior High 8th graders will take the PSAT on Friday Oct. 14, 2022. Please make sure your child goes to bed early and eats a good breakfast!

Fentanyl and our kids


Thankfully we have not found anyone in possession of Fentanyl at our school. However, with Halloween around the corner you should take note. - Please take a minute or two to read the following articles on how fentanyl is being marketed to our children nationwide. Please talk to your children about this as well. We want everyone to be aware and stay safe. In May of 2022 two students from a local high school passed away due to taking Fentanyl laced pills.


Fentanyl-related overdose deaths in Montgomery County, according to the Forensic Services department:


  • 2019: 14

  • 2020: 29

  • 2021: 52

  • 2022 year-to-date: 23



It is important to have conversations with your children about what they would do if someone offered them drugs.


https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2022/08/30/dea-warns-brightly-colored-fentanyl-used-target-young-americans


https://www.wafb.com/2022/09/28/with-halloween-one-month-away-denham-springs-police-warning-parents-about-fentanyl-disguised-cand

A Note from Nurse Toni

Hearing and vision referrals will be going out the first week of October. Please check your student's backpack for one. Please follow up with the appropriate physician and take the paperwork to have them fill it out.


If your child is staying home due to testing positive for Covid, please have them log into their SSO, click on COVID CENTRAL, then clinic Self Report. Fill out the form, once filled out you will receive your student's return date. Please also call the Attendance Clerk to notify the school.

5PM student pick up

Parents,


Please pick your child on the side of the school by the cafeteria after 5pm. Our 5pm late buses use the front drive way for pick up.

October Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students on being selected by the faculty and staff as the October Moorhead Students of the Month!

Addison Shapuras

Melanie Moreno


Aiden Jones

Isai Guerrero


Each student received a Canes Boxed Lunch from our sponsors at Raisin' Canes on 105 in Conroe.

Unity Day 2022

Wear Orange on Oct. 21 to celebrate Unity Day! Say "No" to bullying. This is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, also celebrated in October.

Moorhead Spirit Days

10/21 - Unity Day - Wear Orange



Red Ribbon Week

10/24 - Your Future is Brighter without Drug / Alcohol - Wear Neon

10/25 - Drug Addiction is a losing game - Jersey Day

10/26 - Batman Hates Drugs - Be like Batman - Superhero Day

10/27 - Panthers United Against Big Tobacco - Spirit Overalls

10/28 - Battle of the Classes - 7th Grade wear Yellow/Gold and 8th Grade wear Red


Generation Texas Week

11/14 - Military Monday - Wear Camo

11/15 - Texans for Tomorrow - Wear Red, White, Blue

11/16 - Where to? - Wear a College Shirt

11/17 - Think Ahead Thursday - Dress for your future career

11/18 - Financial Aid Friday - Wear Green


The 12 Days of School

December - TBA



Kindness Week

2/13 - Love your School - Wear a Moorhead Panther Shirt

2/14 - Love your Heart (Heart Health Month) - Wear Red

2/15 - Don't be mean - Wear Pink

2/16 - Random Acts of Kindness Day - Wear Teal


4/2 - World Autism Day - Wear blue

Counselors' Corner

Naviance is an internet- based tool to assist students with colleges, careers and planning. Students have access to explore and research colleges. careers and self.


7th graders will be taking the Career Key Finder. Students will be able to view careers that relate to their interests. This is a great tool, to explore career and education options, that best match their personality.


8th graders will be taking the Career Cluster Finder. This inventory allows students to match their strengths and interpersonal qualities, with potential career areas or clusters.


All students can access Naviance from home!


From Your Counselors!

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CyberSecurity Class News


CyberSecurity Class


19 Sept: FBI Visit-Special Agent from the FBI comes to Moorhead to talk to students about CyberSecurity and how they can pursue a careeer with the FBI.



TBA: CyberPatriot Round 1 Competition-

defending Window's 10 and Server 2019

Communities in Schools News



Moorhead Junior High has a Communities in Schools (CIS) Social Services Coordinator, Ms. Wendy Kardorff. Ms. Kardorff 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 and perishable foods when available)
  • Clothing
  • 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. Wendy Kardorff directly at (936)709-2449.

Communities in Schools News


Hello Parents,


My name is Wendy Kardorff, and I am the new Communities in Schools Coordinator at Moorhead Junior High. My role on campus is to provide students with services, such as basic needs, school supplies, food and clothing assistance. I also work to promote positive behavior at school. On October 19th, we will be hosting an event on campus called Unity Day. This event was created in order to prevent bullying and to support kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. On this day, we ask that all students and staff wear the color orange, whether that be a t-shirt, pants, necklace, hair band, shoelaces, and so on. This will show the Unity on campus between students and staff to stop bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. If anyone has questions please feel free to reach out to me, my email is wkardorff@conroeisd.net, and my office number is (936)709-2449.


Best Regards,


Wendy Kardorff

Safety First

After school car riders must be picked up along the school driveway/sidewalk. We don't want anyone to get hit by a car. Think of all the young high school drivers who may be driving while distracted! We ask that you not pick up your child along the road.


Thank you for your help with this request.

Does your child need help with homework or getting caught up?

The Student Success Center (SSC) is open Monday through Thursday from 4:05pm to 5:10pm. 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.

Protect your child!

Protect your child from the dangers of the Internet on their phones by following these simple steps:



IOS/Apple I-Phone Users go to:


SETTINGS

then scroll down to USE SCREEN TIME PASSCODE (it's in blue) Set a passcode only you know.


Then go back up to:


SCREEN TIME

CONTENT AND PRIVACY RESTRICTIONS (Set restrictions here)

CONTENT RESTRICTIONS (Set more restrictions here)


You are done!


or please invest in a monitoring app like one of the following:


www.covenanteyes.com

https://www.soaringsafe.com/

www.bark.us

Anonymous Alerts

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.

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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.