The JMHS JROTC battalion hosted the Regional Drill Competition at the WV National Guard Armory in Lewisburg today. We are VERY proud to report that our Mavericks won first place overall! Additionally, they won first place in color guard and platoon. They won second place in squad and armed individual. And they won several awards in knockout. Way to go cadets!
James Monroe High school Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) hosted a drill competition on 26 March, 2015. Competing in the following events; unarmed platoon drill, unarmed squad drill, individual armed drill, color guard, and individual knock out drill. Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Garcia was the commanding officer and commanded the squad and platoon drills as they competed. Cadet Captain Lytha Kast commanded the color guard as they competed. The cadets placed in the following events; 1st in unarmed platoon drill, 2nd in unarmed squad drill, 1st in color guard, 2nd in individual armed drill, and placed 1st overall. The JROTC program at James Monroe High School thanks everyone for coming out.
2016 JMHS National Honor Society inductees will be honored at our annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 10th. Parents are invited to attend. We are proud of the students who have earned this honor.
Judy Kee-Smith, a representative from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy, will be here on Thursday, March 19th from 12:00-7:00. She will be available to assist students and parents with questions regarding the FAFSA, You are able to make corrections to your FAFSA after submission so if you have any questions she can assist you with, please make an appointment. Seniors who have not yet completed the FAFSA should do so very soon. Mrs. Kee-Smith will walk you through the process to ensure you get the financial aid you deserve. Make an appointment by calling Tracy Dransfield at James Monroe High School. Our phone number is 304-753-5182.
Whether you are a high school student planning for employment following graduation or a professional looking for a new career, the booming oil and natural gas industry may be just the right fit for you. The oil and gas industry offers a variety of career opportunities that require a range of educational backgrounds: basic training and certifications, two-year college or technical degrees, four-year college degrees, or postgraduate degrees. Good paying jobs in oil and gas are available in West Virginia, across the United States, and throughout the world. For more information about this career field, see the guidance office.
The James Monroe High School (JMHS) Model United Nations (UN) Debate Team plus students from Mountain View and Peterstown Middle Schools represented Cameroon, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Russia, and Zimbabwe at the Youth Leadership Association (YLA) Model UN Conference in Mineral Wells, WV on 13-15 March 2015. The team was able to get six resolutions passed in council and then approved by the General Assembly.
Teams researched the positions their countries would take on several 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. Those resolutions passed by the council were then presented before the General Assembly of all countries present. In addition, each delegation delivered a presentation on its country to a plenary session with all delegates present.
Several of the Mavericks also ran for YLA officer positions at next year’s Model UN Conference. Antonella Blanco won her election to serve as Model UN Secretary General in 2015-2016 and Catherine Allen, Matthew Meadows, and Samuel Womack were elected to serve as Council Presidents. They will all attend the YLA Leadership Camp this summer to prepare for it.
The conference provided an intense immersive experience that enhanced the students’ skills in research, writing, critical reasoning and logic, empathy, and public speaking. The JMHS Debate Team now turns its attention to preparing for a three day regional competition in November 2015 that includes schools from the entire southeastern United States. Individuals or businesses wishing to support the Debate Team are welcome to contact its sponsor, Scott Womack, at (304)-753-6906.
The students pictured above wore green on March 17th for Traumatic Brian Injury Awareness in support of classmate, Tanner Gullette. We are proud of our student body for participating in this event. Thank you, Hannah Sheridan, for sharing the picture for the website.
ASSE International Student Exchange Program is pleased to provide our students an opportunity to study abroad in the 2015-16 school year. Exchange students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world. Time spent living abroad teaches students about building friendships, taking responsibility for themselves, respecting differences and tolerating the beliefs of others. This can be a great opportunity to experience the language and culture of another country. ASSE offers academic year and semester programs, three month programs and summer homestay, adventure and language programs to countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. There are scholarships available to students applying to this program. Visit www.asse.com for more information.
This is exciting news! This summer, we are hosting the second College Foundation of West Virginia Youth Summit. The Youth Summit, which will be held in conjunction with the annual Student Success Summit, will give students across the state the chance to develop their leadership skills and make a difference in their communities. Schools are invited to submit proposals to send a team of eight students (4 males students and 4 female students) to the Youth Summit. Six teams will be selected to participate in this exciting event. The students will work together to create a stronger college-going culture throughout the state of West Virginia.
Team Applications may be found here. Team applications are due by March 6, 2015. Schools that are considering applying may send questions to Heather McChesney at HMcChesney@hepc.wvnet.edu or call 304.558.0655.
This June, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine will be offering a one-week day camp for high school students with the theme, "Just Say KNOW To Drugs!" Students will learn how drugs interact with the body's biological systems. They will apply new knowledge on state-of-the-art mannequin simulators. They will tour the campus research labs and learn about osteopathic medicine. And they will enjoy educational interactions with current medical students. Students interested in applying should see the guidance office.