Mrs. George's Journal

November 2015

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School Wide Information

Thanksgiving Break

Get your turkey thawing because Thanksgiving is nearly here. We will have regular classes on Monday, November 24, and Tuesday, November 25. The vacation runs from Wednesday, November 26- November 30.This is the first year we have Wednesday as a day off, so travel should be a bit easier. I hope you all have a fantastic break with family and friends.

Powerschool Mobile App

Great news. My techie students have informed me that PowerSchool has a free mobile app available. You can download a version from your Apple or Android app store, and easily access your current grades directly from your phone. The school code is JNRK. Now you can check grades anytime, anywhere.

Choir & Band Winter Concert

Monday, Dec. 8th 2014 at 7pm

OJSHS Commons

Battle of 6C Week

The Maniacs and Spartans are counting down for their big battle in girls' basketball. All students are encouraged to dress up each day of game week to build school spirit before the big game on December 11. I hope everyone can come to the big game and join the Blue Crew to support our girls.

Dress up days are as follows:

Monday Dec. 8 Opposite Day

Tuesday Dec. 9 Rep Your Best of 6C Day

Wednesday Dec. 10 Spartan/Toga Day

Thursday Dec. 11 Extreme Spirit Day


Saturday, Dec. 13th 2014 at 5-8pm

OJSHS Commons

Nicole Birch, organizer

School Board Meeting

Monday, Dec. 15th 2014 at 7pm

OJSHS Library 300 Dunlap Rd Orofino, ID 83544

Drama Play

Wednesday, Dec. 17th 2014 at 7pm

OJSHS Commons

The Rented Christmas Come and support our drama group.


Thursday, Dec. 18th 2014 at 7:30am


Winter Holiday Break

Friday, Dec. 19th 2014 at 7:30am to Monday, Jan. 5th 2015 at 7:30am


Enjoy your holidays!

High School Girls' Basketball

The Maniacs are in the midst of girls' basketball and boys' wrestling. If you'd like to take in a home game, the home dates are listed below:

Girls' Basketball

Day Date Time Opponent JH Concessions

Tuesday 11/25 6:00 p.m. Timberline

Saturday 1/3 10:00 a.m. St. Maries

Tuesday 1/6 6:00 p.m. Kamiah

Thursday 1/29 6:00 p.m. CVH

Saturday 1/31 1:00 p.m. CDA Charter

Thursday 2/5 6:00 p.m. Grangeville

The junior high will be hosting some of the concessions at the home games (listed above). If you can help work the booth, please email me at school. We'd love to have some help, and the money earned goes to the student class funds.

High School Boys' Wrestling

Some junior high boys are wrestling with the high school team, so be sure to come see a match or two.

Home tournaments

Day Date Time

Friday 1/16 TBA

Saturday 1/17 TBA

On-Line Grades

District #171 has been using Power School for several years now to manage student grade information. Students and parents can access the site via the internet at any time. Just click on the link below.

The user name is the student's district/lunch number. All junior high students should know their three-digit password by now. We've also practiced accessing the site in class. If parents don't know the password and would like it, ask your student. You can also contact Mrs. George for seventh grade, and the office for all other student passwords. The passwords stay the same from year to year.

This service is a great tool for students and families. The grades are posted on the web as soon as they are entered by the teacher, so a quick look can give you up-to-date information. Be sure to bookmark the site so you can find it easily.

Junior High News

Junior High Dance

Thursday, Dec. 11th 2014 at 7-9pm

Maniac Teen Center Orofino, Idaho

Junior High Officers are hosting a winter dance at the Maniac Teen Center from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cost is $2 without ASB card, and $1 with an ASB card. Snacks will be available for purchase at the teen center.

Writing Competitions

VFW Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) sponsors an essay contest each year for junior high students. This year's theme was: Why I appreciate America's veterans. Our seventh graders wrote essays and submitted them at the end of first quarter. The local post chooses first, second, and third place winners and awards prizes. (1st=$100, 2nd=$75, 3rd=$50) The first place winner will go on to compete at the district level. This year OJSHS won first and second place.

The winners are...

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1st place- Cody Glaze

2nd place- Carter Hasenroehl

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Carter Hasenroehl, 2nd place and Cody Glaze, 1st place VFW essay contest

Letters About Literature

Seventh grade students recently competed in a national writing contest, Letters About Literature. First place winner is Stephanie Melton, second place is Jaqueline Criswell, and third place is Allyse Waggener.

The local contest was sponsored by OJSHS Library. Students wrote letters to the authors of their favorite books and made personal connections to the stories. Media specialist Carol Robinson and her librarian colleague, Janice Hicks, chose the winners for our local contest. Local prizes are robot-styled jump drives.

All student submissions will be entered into the national contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Special thanks go to Mrs. Robinson and OJSHS library for sponsoring the contest and providing local prizes.

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Letters About Literature Winners

(left to right front row)- Stephanie Melton, 1st; Jaqueline Criswell, 2nd; Ally Waggener, 3rd Librarian Carol Robinson, back row

Junior High Boys' Basketball

Boys' basketball is in full swing, so come out and watch a few games. The full schedule is available on line, but here is a short list of home games. (All home games will be held at OES gym starting at 4:30 p.m.)

Thursday 11/20 Grangeville

Monday 11/24 Make up game

Tuesday 12/2 Timberline

Thursday 12/4 Asotin

Tuesday 12/9 Culdesac

Thursday 12/11 Highland

7th Grade News

Teen Center Dance

Thursday, Dec. 11th 2014 at 7-9pm

Teen Center

This a school-sponsored event held for Jr. High students only hosted by the Teen Center. It will be $1 with an ASB card and $2 without. The Teen Center will have have snacks and drinks available for purchase. Parents are welcome to chaperone. Please contact me if you are interested.
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Classroom Calendar

If I have your email address, you should have received an invitation to share our 7th Grade Google calendar. If you didn't get it, it's not too late. Click on the link below to visit the calendar on line. If you have a Google account, you will see a link at the bottom right of the page to add it to your own calendar set. I have slide shows, assignments, and notes available as links on most assignments so you can get assignments when your students are absent, or just see what we are doing in class. I think this will be an excellent tool for all of us.

Ms. Nemeth Contact Information

Ms. Nemeth can be contacted by email as well. Her address in

School Year Calendar

Click on the link below to see the Jt. District 171 Calendar. You can bookmark it for future reference.