The application deadline for Governor's Honors Academy has been extended to February 28th. Current juniors who are motivated and high achieving should apply. Governor's Honors Academy is a three week summer program offered at Fairmont State University from June 29-July This experience not only looks great on college applications, but it also helps you make contacts, access scholarship opportunities and polish your thinking skills. And the best part is its FREE! Visit www.govschools.wv.gov for more information. Apply today!
A community school calendar meeting is scheduled for February 25th at 7:00pm in the auditorium at James Monroe. If you would like to be informed of changing state laws and requirements concerning the school calendar and share your thoughts about these changes, please attend this meeting. Your input will be considered and appreciated.
James Monroe High School is hosting a FAFSA workshop on February 21st from 9:45-5 pm. You may call the school at 304-753-5182 to schedule a time to meet with Judy Kee Smith, from the WV Higher Education Policy Commission. She will be assisting students and parents in completing the FAFSA. Click here to view the FAFSA worksheet.
Congratulations to the winners of our Young Writer's contest! You did great! Thanks to everyone who participated.
1st: Austin Jackson, "Finally Home, But For How Long?" 1st: Cody Dillon, "A Day in Another Person's Shoes"
2nd: Cheyenne Holiday, "The King" 2nd: Hannah Williams, "Homework"
3rd: Bryanna Gwinn, "The Marine" 3rd: Matthew Meadows, "He Remembered"
4th: Harrison Kaluk, "Test of Faith" 4th: Alicia Goodman, "Red Stained Floors"
The Youth Art Show is accepting fine arts entries from students in grades K-12, and they are accepting creative writing entires from students in grades 2-12. Enter your painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and/or creative writing by February 17th to be included in the art show. You may pick up entry forms and drop off your artwork at that Peterstown and Union Libraries, as well as, the art rooms at Monroe County middle and high schools. Artwork will be displayed in the Monroe Motors Show Room in Union from March 3rd through March 14th. It will then be displayed at the Peterstown Library from March 17th through March 29th. For more information contact Holly Browne at 304-772-5894. Mavericks, let's show the community our talents!
Seniors who are PROMISE eligible, and those who hope to become PROMISE eligible, need to apply for the scholarship online. To apply, click here. You will need to set up an account before applying. Be certain to remember your username and password. Once you have registered, you can also apply for other WV state funded scholarships.
An academic pep rally will be held on Tuesday, February 11th to recognize Maverick students who have achieved academic honors at JMHS. Students who made the A or AB honor roll for the first semester will be recognized. They will receive a purple card or a white card, which will provide them access to different JMHS events at discounted prices. Students who on on track to earn the PROMISE scholarship will be recognized. And a special congratulations will be given to Jared Boone, Allen Haag, Preston Jones, and Eli Judy for being named Ronald Raegan Scholars. Keep up the good work Mavs!
College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to receive FREE, confidential support in completing the FAFSA. College Goal Sunday workshops will be held on February 9, 2014 from 1 to 4 pm at 25 locations in West Virginia, including Bluefield State College and Concord University. Financial aid experts from West Virginia's colleges volunteer their time to provide this free service. This is your chance to sit down with an expert and get answers to any financial aid questions you might have. It doesn't matter what college you attend or are planning to attend - you are welcome at any site location. Visit cfwv.com for pre-registration (not required), a list of items to bring to the workshop, and much more information.
Entries for the Young Writer's Contest are due by Friday, February 7th. Please turn in your entries to your English teacher. And good luck!
An admissions counselor from New River Community College will be here on Wednesday, February 5th to speak to prospective students during both lunches. The counselor will be available to answer questions about admissions, programs, credit transfers, and more. Stop by and visit during lunch!