The JMHS Class of 2015 will be graduating on Friday, May 22nd. We invite parents, grandparents, family and friends to come out and support our graduates. We are proud of this class for their hard work, and we are excited to see what they accomplish in the coming years. Please join us in celebrating their graduation!
On Thursday, May 21st, James Monroe was awarded the Jennings Randolph award by WV Secretary of State, Natalie Tenant. This award is given to any West Virginia high school that is able to register all of its eligible students to vote. The Jennings Randolph Award is named after former West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph. Randolph is responsible for the passing of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 years of age. Mrs. Tenant spoke to the students about the importance of voting and fighting for your beliefs. She explained to the students that Senator Randolph submitted his amendment proposal eleven times before it finally passed. A huge thank you goes out to Dillon Bradley, Nikki Deahl and Samantha Thompson, the WV student ambassadors at James Monroe, for all of their hard work in obtaining this award. Great job Mavs!
The 2015 Monroe County Technical Center graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, May 15th at 9:00am in the JMHS auditorium. Parents, grandparents, family and friends are invited to attend this ceremony. We are very proud of our MCTC completers. Completers at MCTC must complete four classes in a chosen career field, submit a portfolio, complete the WIN-C assessment program and document service learning hours. We are confident that our MCTC graduates are college/career ready.
The JMHS Senior Awards Day will begin on Friday, May 15th at 12:00 following the Monroe County Technical Center graduation ceremony. We invite parents, grandparents, family and friends to come support your graduating seniors at this event. We are excited about the scholarships that many of our students have already received, and we are excited to see what they earn at Awards Day. Special thanks to all of our local donors for supporting the students of Monroe County! Come out and celebrate the academic accomplishments of our Maverick students!
Congratulations to the 2015 JMHS State and County Scholars! The students who have achieved this honor are listed below. State and County scholars is a concept that was developed by the Monroe County Board of Education several years ago. Students are scored using a formula that includes GPA, course selection, attendance and test scores. We are very proud of these hard working students and their accomplishments.
2015 State Scholars
2015 County Scholars
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy, sponsored by the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia. This is a free, three-day educational opportunity for West Virginia high school students that will take place July 14-16, 2015, at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. Participating students will learn about the energy industry, including preparation for careers and opportunities available, as well as valuable leadership skills and the industry's importance to the state and the nation. There is no cost to selected participants for tuition, lodging or meals. All accommodations will be provided on the campus of Wesleyan at the Academy's expense. Application are now being accepted through May 15th. Selections for the 2015 class will be announced in June. To apply, visit www.tomdunnacademy.org.
The JMHS Concert Band will be performing on Thursday, May 14th at 7:00. Come out and support our Maverick Band!
The WV state assessment will be given to students at JMHS beginning Monday, May 11th. Students have been preparing for the test in their classes using Acuity, the Smarter-Balanced website, WV Writes and classroom lessons. Students should be certain to get a good night's rest and eat breakfast before testing. We do not ask our students for a perfect score on the test, we only ask for a perfect effort. Let's FINISH STRONG MAVS!
The annual FFA banquet will be held Thursday, May 7th. Come out and see what our FFA students have achieved this year. Projects and awards for the 2015 school year will be displayed at the banquet. There will be a silent auction at the banquet so bring your competitive spirit. There are a variety of items up for auction. Special thanks goes to Megan Ormsbee for all of her hard work in putting this banquet together and supporting FFA this year!
The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition developed by Project Paradigm and the American Red Cross to inspire youth aged 7 to 18 to affect positive change in the world. The first annual challenge aims to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires - America’s #1 disaster threat. They invite youth aged 7 to 18 (as of May 1, 2015) to accept The Challenge, build a team, become problem solvers, learn about home fires, and help save lives. Project Paradigm will award cash prizes of up to $100,000 to the top 100 teams. The deadline for this program is May 1st.
Learn more at http://www.projectparadigm.org/