Moorhead Junior High

March 2022 Newsletter

Sci Story Contest Winners

Six students from Moorhead Junior High went on to compete at Lone Star College in the district SciStory competition in late January. Students worked for five months researching a scientist, making a website about them, as well as a video documentary, and presented their projects to a panel of judges. Each of our five participants were recognized with special awards for their effort; and while some students shared their recognition with others, four of our students were the only award recipients in two of the categories! Congratulations on a job well done!

Award for Creative Web Design:

Savannah Cowherd

Award for Outstanding Video Documentary:

Dean Reno

Award for the Most Thought Provoking “A World Without” story:

Jair Miranda

Jackeline Ortiz

Katence Walker

*No other school was awarded in this category.

Award for Research Specialist:

Liliana Palacios

*Liliana was the ONLY recipient of this award!!

- Mrs. Fries

2021-2022 Yearbooks are on sale!

Yearbooks are $45 . If you would like to order a yearbook, you may either order through Ms. McGrath in the front office or order online. If you would like to order online, you will go to and click on yearbook or go to

On March 21st, the price goes up to $50!!

Spring into action before they are all Hip Hoppity gone!

Chior News

We have Choir's UIL Concert and Sight Reading Competition on March 8th & 9th.

Parent's should check their emails for more information.

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Last Friday, twenty-four of the students in the 7th and 8th grade soccer class attended the varsity soccer game at Caney Creek. The kids had a great time interacting with the varsity and junior varsity teams all night. They also played a scrimmage during halftime of the varsity game. Thank you for supporting our soccer program!

Coach Pitre

Moorhead Engineering Design Competition

1st picture--Cass Lemke and Onika Jones

2nd picture--Krystal Avila and Onika Jones (with S. Stewart in the foreground)

3rd picture--Cass Lemke, Adrian Gonzalez, and Payton Lozano

The team "We're Gonna Kick Your Cass" (Cass Lemke and Onika Jones) took 1st place and the Most Promising Engineer awards

They will compete in the district tournament at Knox Jr. High March 4th

No Early Release on March 10

March 10 is the last day of the 9 weeks. We will NOT have early release that day.

A note from Officer Quiller regarding traffic

The amount of parents that opt to pick their children up at CCHS during dismissal is growing. When more kids cross the street, it takes me longer to direct the traffic exiting Caney Creek High School while allowing the Moorhead car rider line to flow, and the busses that pass access to the bus ramp.

If you opt to pick your child up from the high school instead of Moorhead during Moorhead's dismissal then there is a possibility that they will be subjected to a longer wait time due to foot traffic and the car rider line.

No School - March 14-18

Spring Break is March 14-18

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Moorhead Students of the Month

I would like to congratulate the following students on being selected as the Moorhead Students of the Month by our staff:

Gerson C.

Justin M.

Marisusi M.

Brianna M.

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2022-2023 Calendar

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

Student vs. Staff Basketball game

The students will take on the staff on March 10 during our annual Staff vs. Student game!

Tickets are $5 and will be on sale from March 7 - 10 during lunches.

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Panther Tennis Try-Outs

7th and 8th grade- Tuesday March 8th (7:15-8:25 A.M.)

7th and 8th grade- Wednesday March 9th (7:15-8:25 A.M.)

We will meet in front of the girls coaches office each morning before heading out to the courts. You must attend both days of try-outs.

Final list of teams will be posted in the cafeteria on Thursday, March 10th.

1st Day of Practice- 7th grade Monday, March 14th (7:15-8:25 A.M.) 1st Day of Practice- 8th Grade Monday, March 14th (4:00-5:00 P.M.)

***If you are in track or another conflicting sport, please see Coach Wilcox or Coach Stafford and they can help figure out what practice you’d be attending.


●Must be passing all classes. Especially the 3rd 9 weeks.

●Must have few to no referrals.

●Will need to get an early morning bus pass from Coach Wilcox or Coach Stafford.

●Must have a physical on file in the coach’s office.

●Must bring your own clothes, tennis shoes and water to tryouts. Rackets will be provided if you do not own one.

●Sign up sheet is located near the coaches office.

Boys Soccer Try-Outs

Don’t just play to play, play to win.

Boys Soccer Try-Outs

7th Grade – Tuesday March 8th (7:15-8:25 AM) * First Cut

7th Grade – Wednesday March 9th (7:15-8:25 AM) * Second Cut

7th Grade – Thursday March 10th (7:15-8:25 AM) * Final Cut

8th Grade – Tuesday March 8th (4:00-5:00 PM) * First Cut

8th Grade – Wednesday March 9th (4:00-5:00 PM) * Final Cut

Final list of teams will be post on Thursday March 10th in the cafeteria.

1st Day of Practice – 7th & 8th Grade Monday March 21st (4:00-5:00 PM)


· Must attend every day of try-outs unless you don’t make the next day of cuts.

· Must be passing all classes 1st 9 Weeks, 2nd 9 Weeks, & 3rd 9 Weeks.

· Must have 5 or fewer referrals and have not been to DAEP.

· Must have a physical on file in the boy’s coach’s office.

· Must bring own clothes, cleats, shin guards, etc... for try-outs.

· Sign-Up Sheet located near boys coaches office.

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Orchestra News

Some of our Orchestra students competed in the CISD JH Solo & Ensemble Contest on Saturday, and they all performed very well! Please help me congratulate these students. 7 students performed and we brought home 9 Division 1 medals, while only 1 student earned a Division 2 score.

Hellen Degollado, Rowan Durochez, and Hannah Smith each earned 2 medals, with their Division 1 scores on their Ensemble and each of their solos!

The following students earned a medal for their solo performance: Jackeline Ortiz, Madalyn Waddle, Logan Massey.

Our Beginning Orchestra students, Kailey Herold, earned a Division 2 score. All of our Orchestra students represented Moorhead well, and the judge had a lot of great comments for us.

Thank you for your continued support of the Moorhead Orchestra.

- Mrs. Blackshear

Don't forget to pay your child's fees and fines

Please check your student's School Cash Account, and the Library for any fines and fees they may have. All fees must be paid by May 6th, any non-paid fees and fines could result in your student not being able to participate in year-end activities including the year end dance, fieldtrips, or any other school activities.

Band, Orchestra, Choir, Wildlife, Boys & Girls Athletics, and Boys & Girls PE are just a few of the classes that usually have class fees attached to them.

Please check with Ms. Porter, our Librarian, for any lost book fees or Library fines you may have, the number to the Library is 936-709-2521.

Thank you,

Mrs. Sherry McGrath


Required Immunizations for Incoming Seventh Graders

If you are a parent or guardian of an incoming seventh grader of 2022-2023, please be aware Texas state law requires all students to have a State of Texas Moral/Religious exemption form OR paperwork indicating receipt of the flowing immunizations before they can begin the first day of school:



2021-2022 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

Please contact Mr. Garcia if you would like to serve on our PTO!

Protect your child from the dangers of the Internet!

Please invest in a monitoring app like Soaring Safe.


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:

Screen Time

Content & Privacy Restrictions (Set restrictions here)

Content Restrictions (Set more restrictions here)

You are done!

7th and 8th Grade STAAR Test Schedule

May 5 - 8 Science STAAR

May 6 - 8 Hist STAAR

May 10 - 7 Math STAAR

May 11 - 7 ELA STAAR

May 12 - 8 Math STAAR and 8 EOC STAAR

May 13 - 8 ELA STAAR

Vaping Awareness for Parents/Guardians

Nationally there has been a significant increase in “vaping” among teenagers. This terminology may also be known as e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are hand-held devices that heat liquid fused with nicotine or other liquids. Students across the country can, and are, vaping many different substances. Many of the devices used by teenagers to “vape” are not easily recognizable and appear as a normal writing pen or elongated USB thumb drive. In order to deceive parents/guardians, these devices which appear to be a regular USB thumb drive even light up when plugged into a USB receptacle. This also charges the battery used to heat the liquids. Among the most popular are a device known as a “JUUL” which harbors the liquid substance at the end. Teenagers find these devices attractive to use because the vapor emitted is hard to detect and generally they do not feel as if they are as harmful as traditional cigarettes. Be aware these devices on campus have the same school-based consequences as regular cigarettes. Also, please be aware at least two deaths have occurred due to exploding vape pens with one of them occurring in Texas.

Eat Breakfast at School!

Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body. Breakfast at school is free, so help your child start the day right with school breakfast!

Considerations if Your Child is Bringing AIRPODS to School

Airpods, and similar devices, are popular accessories for teens all over the country. They are small, discreet, and very easily lost or stolen. Trying to track down Airpods is something we do every day. Although we try very hard, we cannot magically make them reappear. If you are providing these very expensive and small devices for your child, you are encouraged to make sure you feel comfortable with your child’s ability to keep up with them realizing these are the most difficult item to recover of all if lost or stolen.

KIDCHAT Anonymous Tipline

Our campus and district have an anonymous tipline that can be accessed 24 hours a day by contacting 1-888-KIDCHAT. Information can be communicated at this site regarding activity that is illegal or inappropriate, occurring both in the community or on a school campus. Students play a key role in helping keep the school and community safe. Reports are followed up on by school administrators and/or police. In some cases, informants may qualify for a monetary reward for information leading to felony arrests.

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.


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.

Communities in Schools (CIS)

Moorhead Junior High has a Communities in Schools (CIS) Social Services Coordinator, Ms. Emily Adamo. Ms. Adamo 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)

· 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. Adamo 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 . 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.

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.

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The Dazzlers came home with 2nd in Lyrical, 4th in Pom, and diamond rankings in both routines' choreography during the annual spring semester competition at College Park High School.