The Maryida Mosby Travel Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding West Virginia tenth or eleventh grade student during the West Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa Sate Convention in April 2017. The $1,000 scholarship must be used for educational travel. The scholarship is provided in memory of Maryida Mosby, a former social studies teacher in WV. The scholarship will be awarded for educational travel. The deadline to apply is December 12, 2017. See the school counseling office for an application.
The Lions Youth Exchange Contest is now open and entries are due by November 15, 2017. The travel grant provides funds for students in grades 10-12 ages 17-21 or a recent graduate toward a four to six week cultural exchange to Finland, Japan, Italy, Peru, Germany, Frnace or Australia during the summer of 2016. Five grants of $1,200 will be awarded. You may find the application at www.wvlions.org/youth.html
James Monroe High School celebrated College Application & Exploration Week November 6-9, hosting nine colleges throughout the week including West Virginia University, Marshall University, Fairmont State University, Concord University, Bluefield State College, Dabney S Lancaster Community College, New River Community and Technical College, Glenville State College and WVU Institute of Technology.
The WV College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) partnered with West Virginia Schools to increase awareness about opportunities through the WV College System including programs of study and scholarship opportunities. On average, the benefits of a four-year degree are equivalent to an investment that returns 15.2 percent annually-more than double the average return to stock market investments since 1950 (CFWV.com).
Mavericks students competed in a college trivia contest during the week of November 6-9 to win gas cards.
CFWV is West Virginia's free college and career planning website, offering help in planning, applying, and paying for college by visiting the College Foundation website at cfwv.com.
WVU Representative Rachelle Davis with JMHS students Ashley Rickman and Samantha Frazier
Marshall University Representative Hannah Sayre with students Gracie Mann and Megan Amos
Concord University Representative Morgan Billups with students Isaac McKlarney and Grant Mohler
Courtney Smith of the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation will be at JMHS on Monday, November 13th to present the new online scholarship portal to all seniors. JMHS will be using an online scholarship portal this year for its local scholarship offerings. Mrs. Smith will be helping students create accounts and answering questions about the online application. We are very excited about the new scholarship application process, and we are thankful to Courtney for all of her help in implementing it.
Students in Mrs. Bennett's CNA classes will be hosting a blood drive at JMHS on Monday, November 13th. Teachers and students who wish to donate blood can sign up now.
NRCTC Welding Instructor, Stephen Bowyer will be speaking to Mr. Hill's Agriculture Mechanics classes, as well as other interested students, on Friday, November 3rd about careers in welding. He will also speak with the students about summer school opportunities for high school students, and the welding programs offered to graduates at NRCTC.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As part of the campaign to stomp out bullying at JMHS, Channing Carr, a member of the JMHS National Honor Society, presented a bullying prevention lesson to health classes on October 31st. He spoke to students about different types of bullying and techniques for stopping, and even preventing, bullying within our school. Channing did a terrific job! When presented with the question "Are you willing to take a stand against bullying at JMHS?" at the end of the lesson, many students said yes.
On Tuesday, October 31st JMHS National Honor Society students partnered with the Peterstown Woman's Club to bring Miss America's #PutANailInIt campaign to JMHS. At the start of the school day, JMHS National Honor Society students, Jolie Boggs and Morgan Wylie, presented a PSA they had created to the entire student body. JMHS National Honor Society students, Brooke Elmore and Hailey Zimmerman, created flyers that were displayed throughout the school this month. During both lunches, students who desired to participate had their left ring finger painted purple to show their support of increasing domestic violence awareness. In addition to Jolie and Morgan, Maddie Mohler and Ashley Combs painted the students' nails. The event was a success, as over 100 students and faculty had their nails painted.
The James Monroe High School Honor Society visited with Springfield Center residents on October 30th, 2017 and prepared treat bags and painted pumpkins for their Halloween party. Pictured above are Bonnie Young, Springfield Center, Whitney Hunt, Jessica King, Ethan McKlarney, Cory Boothe, Whitney Hunt, Katelyn Roberts, Samantha Frazier, Hannah Pence, Isaac McKlarney, Maddie Nickell, Austin Toney, Grant Mohler and Nuetulia Huffman, Springfield Center.