Advanced Art students are JMHS traveled to Union on Monday, September 28th to decorate the town for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out the work of our talented students while cruising through Union.
The Davis-Michael Scholars Program of WVU and the WV Veterinary Medical Association invite interested high school students and parents to the Sixth Annual Veterinary Career Day. This educational event is scheduled for 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, WV. There is no cost to attend. Registration forms can be found online and must be complete by September 25, 2015. Please note that live animals may be a part of the day for those with allergies. The day's program will provide an overview of the Davis-Michael Scholars Program, including information about WVU admissions. Please call 304-293-1951 if you have any questions.
Members of the JMHS Fellowships of Christian Athletes (FCA) participated in the Nationwide See You At The Pole initiative on Wednesday, September 23rd in recognition of National Day of Prayer. FCA members invited teachers and students from the high school to attend the event, which was held by the flag pole in front of the school. FCA members Kameron Hall & Alex Brown led the event which had a great turnout!
A collection of JMHS students attended a drunk driving seminar at Bluefield State College (BSC) on Monday, September 21. Student attendees included several seniors, along with members of Mr. Phillips' driver education course this semester. Officer Ballard of the BSC campus police organized the event for our students. Students participated in activities that demonstrated the dangers of drinking and driving. Police officers also spoke to the students about college life and the importance of making responsible decisions. This was a great experience for our students, and we are grateful to BSC for hosting this event.
Student Body President, Laura Jane Dransfield, and Student Body Vice-President, Connor Boothe, led a presentation on anti-bullying this Tuesday, September 15th. Students were shown a video about standing up to bullies with the motto "Be the Change". The student body signed a banner that will be displayed at the October 18th football game, as October is Anti-Bullying Awareness month. The pledge that the students signed for can be found below.
Mavericks Don't Bully!
Be A Maverick!
JMHS Anti Bullying/Cyberbullying Pledge
Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney, Justin St. Clair, spoke to the students of JMHS Tuesday, September 15th during Advisory about the dangers of sexting and cyberbullying. Mr. St. Clair outlined current laws and provided real world examples for the students. He also discussed the importance of practicing safe behaviors. We are thankful that Mr. St. Clair takes an interest in our students and partners with the school to help educate our youth.
JMHS junior, Margaret Ann Rice, attended the Teen Leadership Entrepreneurship Summit this summer at Camp Horseshoe. The camp teaches students about leadership skills and how to work as a team, as well as, information on starting one's own business. Margaret Ann reported that she enjoyed meeting new people from across the state at the camp. The camp provided an atmosphere that allowed students, including Margaret Ann, to branch out of their comfort zones and try new things. She recommends this camp to other students, as she believes the experience leads to personal growth. For more information about the camp, see the guidance office.
On Friday, September 11th JMHS will be hosting its annual College and Career Day. Students will be invited to meet with college admissions counselors, as well as, representatives from a variety of different career fields. Juniors and seniors need to bring their student id tickets. The tickets can be completed and printed at http://cfwvconnect.com/college-day-tour/. Be sure to come to the fair with a list of questions. Students are encouraged to meet with as many representatives as possible. If you have further questions after the fair, see the guidance office. We will be glad to assist you.
The JMHS student body cheered on its fall sports teams during an afternoon pep rally on Friday, September 11th. Each team was introduced to the student body, who showed their support of the JMHS athletes. The cheerleaders and band led the pep rally with great enthusiasm! We are excited about the school spirit that has been proudly displayed throughout the school this year. Keep it up MAVS!
JMHS junior, Austin Waddell, attended the WV Sheriff's Leadership Academy this past summer for the third time where he served as a senior counselor. The West Virginia Sheriffs’ Youth Leadership Academy is an annual, 6-day residential summer program for teenage citizens from throughout the State. The Academy provides our youth with the leadership skills necessary for them to go back to their home communities and help others deal with these challenges. The Academy also encourages participation in citizenship activities and teaches responsibility. Austin reported that the most beneficial part of the camp is developing new relationships, leadership skills and a team-oriented mindset. His favorite part of the week are the dances, sports competitions and swimming at Marshall University. Austin says he would recommend this camp to other Maverick students. See the guidance office, if you are interested in attending next summer.