Students in grades K-12 are challenged to submit a photo of a STEM project they have completed. One student will win $1,000. Photo submissions will be accepted from November 19- January 31. Follow the challenge using @theEduAlliance on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Student projects can be simple or challenging. Some examples follow:Lego project, craft project, cooking, rocket making, building/construction, etc. Post your picture to show us how you use STEM using one of the following: on Instagram –follow theEduAlliance and post your picture with #makeSTEM and tag TheEduAlli-ance; on Twitter -Tweet @theEduAlliance and include #makeSTEM; on Facebook, like and post on our account Facebook.com/TheEducationAlliance. Students may submit pictures of more than one STEM project. However, only 1 picture per project may be submitted. The winner will be selected through a random drawing and notified by February 15. To enter visit EducationAlliance.org/STEMworks.
Air Force Recruiter, Andrew G. Venegoni, will be here on Thursday, January 29th during both lunches to speak with students interested in pursuing a career in the Air Force. He will also be available in the library for students who would like to meet with him individually.
The NASA IV&V Program’s annual Summer internship program position vacancies are now posted for student access on to One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): NASA Internships Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS) Site.
NASA Internships are educational hands-on traineeships that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Through these internships, participants leverage NASA's unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.
The NASA IV&V Program is planning to on-board 23 high school and college interns this coming Summer at the NASA IV&V Program located in Fairmont, WV. The college internship program will begin on May 26 and the high school internship program begins June 8. Both internship programs end on July 31, 2015.
How to apply: Simply create an account or login in to your OSSI: NIFS account, complete or update your student profile, and then search for our positions at NASA IV&V. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact me!
JMHS Band Director, Lucas Woods, traveled with three of our Mavericks Band students, Courtney Ferguson, Madison Hodges and Emily Serber, to audition and perform with the Virginia Tech Honor band on January 23rd. We are proud to report that Madison and Emily earned Silver Band honors and Courtney earned Maroon Band honors. Way to go girls!
The 2014 West Virginia Volleyball State Champions will be traveling to Charleston on January 22 to receive a citation from House of Delegates member John O'Neal. We are very proud of our girls!!!
Eighteen members of the James Monroe High School (JMHS) Model United Nations (UN) Debate Team represented Cameroon, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iceland, and Russia at a regional Model UN Debate at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia. The Mavericks continued their excellence in debate, with Samuel Womack (Germany) winning a best delegation award, Antonella Blanco (Canada) and Josiah Womack (Cameroon) each winning best delegate awards, Matthew Meadows and Marcus Spinks (Cameroon) winning a best resolution award, Lance Hammons, Austin Toney and Carter Bonds (Russia) winning a best use of caucus time award, Callie Davis and Holly Christian (France) winning an outstanding delegation award, and Callie Davis (France) winning an outstanding debater and outstanding delegate award. Also participating were: Catherine Allen, Karissa Bowden, Megan Jordan, Logan Darnell, Jacob Foster, and Morgan Holzman (Iceland) and Kelli Ellison and Ethan McKlarney (Russia).
Teams researched the positions their countries would take on eight different topics and authored resolutions for potential action by the UN. They then had the task of convincing a majority of delegations representing other countries to approve these resolutions in a small council. The best of the resolutions passed by the councils were then presented before the General Assembly of all countries present, and the Mavericks accounted for two of a total of five resolutions presented before the plenary session. One, authored by Joe Womack (Cameroon) on poverty eradication for developing countries, was adopted by the General Assembly. Another, authored by Lance Hammons (Russia) on counter-piracy, was narrowly defeated. The topics included: internet privacy; the situation in Ukraine; privacy, surveillance, and espionage; economic globalization; the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS); climate change; the use of drones; and equal access to education.
The JMHS Debate Team now turns its attention to preparing for a three day competition in March that includes schools from the greater Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia region. Individuals or businesses wishing to support the Debate Team are welcome to contact its sponsor, Scott Womack, at (304)-753-6906.
Great job MAVS!!!!!
Grade cards for JMHS students will be mailed on Friday, January 16th. Purple and white cards will be distributed soon.
This summer's Boys State Mountaineer Program will be held from June 7 - June 13. Junior male students with at least a 3.0 GPA who have demonstrated outstanding qualities in the areas of school activities, community activities and character are eligible to apply. The program was created to teach good government through participation. Attendees are eligible for several scholarships up to $30,000. For more information, visit http://mountaineerboysstate.org.
We return to school on Monday, January 5th, 2014. Exam schedule:
Friday, January 9th
1st Block Exam during 1st Block
2nd Block Exam during 2nd Block
3rd Block class
4th Block class
Monday, January 12th
3rd Block Exam during 1st Block
4th Block Exam during 2nd Block
1st Block class
2nd Block class
Tuesday, January 13th
End 1st semester
Exam Make-up day (regular schedule)
Wednesday, January 14th
Second Semester Begins
Students are asked to write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Students should use at least five varied sources. Winners can receive up to $10,000. Essay submissions will be accepted starting September 1. The deadline for submission is January 5th. For more information, click here.