The James Monroe High School (JMHS) Model United Nations (UN) Debate Team represented the Republic of Cameroon and the Central African Republic at the Southern United States Model UN conference in Atlanta, GA on 31 October – 3 November 2014. The Mavericks continued their excellence in debate, with every member of the team co-writing a resolution in their respective committees that was later adopted. In addition, several members received individual awards at the committee level: Antonella Blanco earned “most eloquent,” Joe Womack was “best dressed,” and Matthew Meadows had the “best speaking voice.” After the conference the team was able to visit some educational sites in Atlanta such as the Cable News Network Headquarters, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthplace National Historic Site, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Congratulations to our Model UN team on a job well done!
Over 35 students from JMHS visited the Osteopathic School in Lewisburg, WV on Thursday, October 30th. Students were exposed to a number of different things at the school, including the cadaver lab. This was a great experience for our students. Thank you to the science department for putting this trip together!
On Friday, October 24th over 50 JMHS students took advantage of the opportunity to visit the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV. Students who went on the trip viewed the Dueling Fiddles show. What a great way to expose our students to the Arts!
US Attorney General Robert Booth Goodwin will be visiting JMHS on October 24th at 1:00. He will be talking to our students about bullying. We are excited to welcome Mr. Goodwin to James Monroe, and we are thankful he is willing to use his time to help educate our students!
All sophomores at JMHS will be taking the ACT Plan test Wednesday, October 23rd. This test is required by the WVDE. The ACT Plan test is a practice exam for the ACT college entrance exam. The Plan test also includes a career interest inventory and uses results from the test to help students choose a career path.
Join this online college fair to meet 200+ schools on October 23rd from 10:00am-10:00pm. A keynote presentation will be made at 7:00pm titled "Secrets to Winning a Scholarship". Visit CollegeWeekLive.com to participate.
JMHS FBLA students traveled to Athens, WV on Thursday, October 23rd to participate in the annual Business Challenge at Concord University. Mrs. Malory McPherson does a superb job with her students, and the Mavericks brought home awards again this year! The Mavericks received two first place awards, one second place award and one third place award. We are very proud of our Mavs!!!
Students in grades 10-12 have been given the opportunity to tour two local community colleges. JMHS students will visit New River Community and Technical College and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College on Wednesday, October 22. This opportunity gives our students the chance to see college life in action. We will be meeting with admissions counselors, current students and possibly some of the faculty. We are excited to offer this great experience to our Maverick students!
The first grading quarter will end on Monday, October 20th. Students will receive reports cards on Friday, October 24th. Students should see teachers if they are falling behind and need extra help. At this point, there is still plenty of time to get those grades back up!
The JMHS Junior Class is sponsoring a Drug-Free All Star game on Friday, October 17th. The JMHS Faculty will face off with the Drug Free All Stars during the afternoon. This is such a fun way to get the conversation started about the importance of staying drug free!