JMHS students, Alyssa Hoover and Arianna Miller, are leading the #stopbullyingproject at JMHS this year. Alyssa presented her ideas for the self-titled #stopbullyingproject to JMHS staff, and she has been working diligently to raise bullying prevention awareness. She and Arianna designed and displayed the bulletin board pictured below. This bulletin board will remain up throughout the month of October, as it is Bullying Prevention Month. These girls have also teamed up with the guidance office and are making plans to present an Anti-Bullying lesson in Health class next week. We are very proud of these young ladies and their efforts to stop bullying and help make high school a positive experience for everyone!
October is Bullying Prevention Month. Students and staff at JMHS recognize the importance of bullying prevention and are working together on a number of events this month. A PSA about bullying prevention can be heard on the JMHS radio station throughout the month of October. Students Alyssa Hoover and Arianna Miller, who are leading the #stopbullyingproject at JMHS, have created and displayed an anti-bullying bulletin board. SGA members have already led an Anti-Bullying assembly. An anti-bullying pledge banner has been signed by the majority of the JMHS student body. It will be displayed on October 16 at the JMHS football field, as part of the student led anti-bully night. We are excited that our students are passionate about the global anti-bullying movement. Mavericks Don't Bully. Be A Maverick!
West Virginia Weslyan College Art Department is hosting the third annual WV High Schools Juried Exhibition which will be held on November 30 - December 11, 2015. The exhibition is open to all junior and senior high school students. Students can submit work for consideration through the online submission form at http://www.wvwc.edu/2015-juried-exhibition. Students whose work is accepted can receive WVWC scholarships of up to $3,000/year. The submission deadline is October 31.
Thirty-four students from JMHS traveled to Bluefield State College and Concord University on Wednesday, October 28th to tour the campuses. While on the trip, students met with admissions counselors, faculty representatives and college directors. They were exposed to robotics and nursing demonstrations, library atmosphere, college activities and more. The students gained knowledge about college life, and they represented our school well.
On Tuesday, October 27th the JMHS SGA partnered with the Peterstown Woman's Club to bring Miss America's Put A Nail In It Campaign to JMHS. During both lunches, the PSA below was read for the students. Students who desired to participate had their left ring finger painted purple to show their support of increasing domestic violence awareness. The SGA also handed out the pamphlet below to the students. The pamphlet was created by Jacob Blankenship and Meghan Cantrell. The event was a success, as over 200 students and faculty had their nails painted.
Domestic Violence Awareness Pamphlet
Domestic Violence Awareness PSA
Four student representatives, Parker King, Dylan McMahan, Ty Wickline and Zachery Schumaker, from Monroe County FFA will be traveling to compete in the National Livestock Evaluation Contest in Louisville KY next week. Competing on the national level is very exciting, and we wish our team the best!
Additionally, four more FFA students will join our competitors at the National FFA Convention on Wednesday. We expect our students will learn a number of things from this experience.
Monroe County Model United Nations
By Catherine Allen (Reporter)
On October 21st, James Monroe High School’s Youth Leadership Association succeeded in running our county’s first Model United Nations Conference. The students began trickling into the auditorium for a quick crash course on how the conference would run throughout the course of the day. The purpose of the conference was to aid with preparation for the Woodrow Wilson competition and the upcoming Southern United States Model UN competition.
Many students from the high school, Peterstown Middle School, and Mountain View Middle School participated. In total, twenty-seven resolutions were presented in five separate councils, which were held in separate rooms at the high school. Our councils were run by our council presidents from James Monroe, being Antonella Blanco, Matthew Meadows, Catherine Allen, and Samuel Womack. Miles Smith, one of our YLA Coordinators, also contributed to the conference by running a council himself.
The purpose of the Model United Nations program is to encourage youth to become more involved and informed on issues that are on a global scale. While they are learning about their country’s perspective during the periods of research that they are given, they are unknowingly picking up essential skills that will aid them in the years to come, such as learning how to cooperate with others who might not have the same opinion.
With Atlanta and Mineral Wells fast approaching, the Model United Nations team is working hard to prepare for the days to come. Look for more information on our ventures in next week’s paper.
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Ninth and tenth grade female students have been invited to attend a workshop on defeating anxiety and calming our inner selves. Part one of the workshop will be held on October 20th during Intramurals. The workshop that will be presented has been adapted from the C.A.L.M. workshop found on the Georgia Southern University website.
C.A.L.M. workshop flyer