WVU Tech is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 5th and Saturday, November 2nd. Reserve your spot at admissions.wvutech.edu/visit-tech.
Several senior athletes had lunch with students at Mountain View and Peterstown schools on Thursday, October 17th. The seniors ate lunch with students speaking to them about eating healthy and life as a high school student and athlete. They were also able to participate in some of the PE classes.
Kelsey Reed and Katlyn Roberts, both 2019 graduates of James Monroe High School, returned to JMHS on Friday, October 11th to speak with juniors and seniors enrolled in Mr. Adam Dixon's classes. Kelsey and Katelyn spoke with the students about finishing out their senior year and transitioning to higher education. They provided tips on financial aid, college scheduling, preparing for college life and time management, among other things. Kelsey and Katelyn are both students in the Radiologic Technology program at Bluefield State College.
James Monroe National Honor Society students visited the Monroe Historical Museum, The Carriage House, The Log Cabin and Ames Clair Hall on the morning of October 10th. Monroe County Historical Society members Lynn Mitchell Cutter, Barbara and Fred Ziegler, Doris Franklin, and Tom Bare facilitated these tours, engaging the students in local history. Following the tours, students enjoyed a presentation from Brian Wickline, WVU Agricultural Agent on the economic impact of agricultural products in Monroe County in relation to West Virginia and the United States. Students spent the afternoon at Byrnside Branch Farm, navigating the corn maze and taking a hayride. The afternoon concluded with a presentation by Allison Echols Tomlinson on Agrotourism in Monroe County. One goal of the James Monroe National Honor Society this school year was to focus on developing pride in our beautiful Monroe County and State of West Virginia.
Jim King, President and CEO, and Lori Wickline, Loan Officer, of The Bank of Monroe spoke to all James Monroe High School students through the Fall Seminar Series on October 8th, 2019. This presentation was developed by The Bank of Monroe to meet a need expressed by students in their end of the school year 2019 school counseling survey. Students wanted to know more about personal finance. The Bank of Monroe presented students with information on proper documentation needed to open a personal deposit account, explained various types of checking and savings accounts, illustrated how to prepare a deposit slip and write a check, illustrated how to fill out a check register, and fielded questions from the student body. Open discussions about overdrawing accounts, using a voided check to begin the payroll process, what to do if your debit card is stolen and other common questions were addressed. In addition, Mrs. Wickline spoke about the advantages of banking locally.
One of Congresswoman Miller’s greatest honors is to be able to nominate young men and women for appointment to one of our nation’s military service academies. In order to determine the best candidates for nominations, she is conducting a Service Academy Day event for southern West Virginia’s best and brightest. She would be honored to have you join her at Huntington High School on Sunday,October 6, from 2–4 p.m. for an informational panel discussion on how to apply to one of the various academies. Representatives from all five academies will be on hand, as well as members of the Marshall/WVU ROTC.
This event is open to all students, grades (9-12), parents, teachers and staff. If a student is interested in attending, please have them email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Huntington district office at 304-522-2201 to RSVP.
James Monroe High School sponsored a FAFSA workshop for seniors and their parents on October 3rd, 2019 from noon until 7:00 pm. Mrs. Judy Kee Smith from the College Foundation of West Virginia helped families, one on one, complete their child's FAFSA in preparation to attend college or trade school next year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for school year 2020-2021 opened up on October 1st. To complete, go to FAFSA.gov to get started. If you need assistance, feel free to call the school counselors Tracy Dransfield and Meagan Jones at James Monroe High School 304.753.5182. Pictured above is Mrs. Smith, CFWV, Rhonda McClure and her daughter Sarah McClure, and School Counselor Meagan Jones.
Judy Kee Smith with the WV Higher Education Policy Commission will be at JMHS on Thursday, October 3rd to help students and parents complete the FAFSA. Judy will be at JMHS from 12:00-7:00 for individual meetings. Please call or email the counselors to make an appointment.
On Thursday, October 3rd, the James Monroe High School National Honor Society K4K student committee spent their first day volunteering with K4K community volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year. K4K is a non-profit organization providing nutritious, non-perishable food to children over the weekend when they cannot depend on school meals. Each Thursday students and community volunteers fill backpacks with food for students. If you would like to make a donation to the program, you can mail it to K4K at PO Box 400, Peterstown, WV.
Back Row: Sarah McClure (committee chair), Cammie Wickline, Sierra Ferguson, Kiera Conner, Sara Ferguson
Front Row: Summer Weikle, Maggie Bostic (vice-chair), Stephanie Persinger, Lexi Boggs, Abi Parker
Not Pictured: Amanda Coe, Kellie Belcher and Keiran McClaugherty
Students led an anti bullying awareness program on October 1st, 2019. Students signed a pledge banner to
"BE A MAVERICK NOT A BULLY!"