Students will be signing up for classes on Friday, April 18th during arena scheduling. Students will NOT be allowed to participate in arena scheduling if they do not have signed PEPs from their parents. The Personalized Education Plan (PEP) assists students, and their parents, in planning courses that match their career plans. If you have any questions about the PEP or courses offered at JMHS, please feel free to contact the guidance department.
We are excited to be holding our second annual Teen Issues Day on Thursday, April 17th. During this day, students will rotate through different sessions where presenters discuss teen issues. We are thankful to have 16 different speakers coming to JMHS to spend the day with our students. Sessions will be held on budgeting, traveling, healthy lifestyles, teen pregnancy, anger management, hunting safety, job searches, interview skills, relationships, self-defense, American law and more. In addition, we will be holding a mock crash scene to educate our students about the effects of drinking and driving. A special thanks goes to Allison St. Clair and Amy Dowdy for all of the work they put into organizing this great day!
On Friday, April 11th eighth grade students from both Mountain View Middle and Peterstown Middle schools will be starting their Maverick Trail at JMHS. Students will arrive at JMHS at 9:00. From 9:00 to 11:00. students will hear about activities, classes, expectations and more. Students will be encouraged to think globally through an activity led by student body president, Caleb Brown. We are exciting about the incoming Class of 2018!
On Thursday, April 10th at 9:00 we will be inducting new students into the JMHS Honor Society. Honor Society members must possess qualities of scholarship, service, leadership and character. We welcome families of new inductees to join us in celebrating this honor with our students.
Creative students could win as much as $500 for developing a video about the U.S. Constitution as part of a video contest sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia State Bar. Participants are asked to create a 3-minute video with the theme “We the People: Freedom of Speech.” The contest is open to West Virginia public school students in grades 6 – 12. Entries will be divided by middle school and high school. First place in each category receives $500, while second place wins $250. The creators of the first place videos also will be invited to attend the West Virginia State Bar's annual meeting on May 9 at the Sheraton Four Points in Charleston.
Videos will be judged based on originality, creativity, adherence to the theme and overall quality. Entries must include parental permission for those under the age of 18. Students interested in entering the contest can fill out an application as well as read the rules at http://wvde.state.wv.us/wvstatebar. Submissions for 2014 will be accepted from Feb. 17 to April 4.
For more information, contact Joyce Morton with the West Virginia State Bar at 304-641-2127 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the WVDE Office of Communication at 304-558-2699.
This summer workshop for students (grades 10-12) is a three-day educational opportunity that will take place July 9-11, 2013 at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Participating students will learn about leadership, the energy industry, career opportunities available in the energy industry, how to prepare for those opportunities and what this important industry means to West Virginia and the nation. In addition, participants will also experience “college life” first hand. There is no cost to participants for tuition, lodging, or meals. Accommodations will be provided on the campus of WVWC at the Academy’s expense. Participants will be responsible for their travel to and from WVWC. All students who attend and fully participate in the 3-day event will receive a certificate of completion for their efforts. See the guidance office to apply. This is a great opportunity to build your resume for college and scholarship applications.
The JMHS Future Business Leaders of American club has earned the right to compete at Nationals in Nashville, TN. Congratulation to our Mavericks! And good luck in Nashvi
If you have already earned admission to Concord University, you are eligible for a $250 book scholarship by attending this event. Concord University invites you and your parents to attend the West Virginia/Southwest Virginia Admitted Student Receptions this Spring. At the reception, you will learn about academic advising and scheduling of courses for the coming academic year, financial aid, high school scholarships, campus life and more! The reception begins at 6:00 and includes food, fun and fellowship. Check your calendars and RSVP by calling the Office of Admissions at 1-888-384-5249.
Wednesday, March 26: Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke, VA
Sunday, March 30: Fairfield Inn - Lewisburg, WV
Monday, March 31: Check Mathena Center - Princeton, WV
Tuesday, April 1: Tamarack - Beckley, WV
Wednesday, April 2: Embassy Suites - Charleston, WV