October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As part of the campaign to stomp out bullying at JMHS, Channing Carr, a member of the JMHS National Honor Society, presented a bullying prevention lesson to health classes on October 31st. He spoke to students about different types of bullying and techniques for stopping, and even preventing, bullying within our school. Channing did a terrific job! When presented with the question "Are you willing to take a stand against bullying at JMHS?" at the end of the lesson, many students said yes.
On Tuesday, October 31st JMHS National Honor Society students partnered with the Peterstown Woman's Club to bring Miss America's #PutANailInIt campaign to JMHS. At the start of the school day, JMHS National Honor Society students, Jolie Boggs and Morgan Wylie, presented a PSA they had created to the entire student body. JMHS National Honor Society students, Brooke Elmore and Hailey Zimmerman, created flyers that were displayed throughout the school this month. During both lunches, students who desired to participate had their left ring finger painted purple to show their support of increasing domestic violence awareness. In addition to Jolie and Morgan, Maddie Mohler and Ashley Combs painted the students' nails. The event was a success, as over 100 students and faculty had their nails painted.
The James Monroe High School Honor Society visited with Springfield Center residents on October 30th, 2017 and prepared treat bags and painted pumpkins for their Halloween party. Pictured above are Bonnie Young, Springfield Center, Whitney Hunt, Jessica King, Ethan McKlarney, Cory Boothe, Whitney Hunt, Katelyn Roberts, Samantha Frazier, Hannah Pence, Isaac McKlarney, Maddie Nickell, Austin Toney, Grant Mohler and Nuetulia Huffman, Springfield Center.
High school juniors and seniors for the 2018 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic. One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen form the reamining entrants in a drawing. FIRE will accept essay contest entries through December 31, 2017. Winners will be notified by January 31, 2018. To enter, visit thefire.org/contest.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1st. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. All college bound students should complete the FAFSA. Many scholarships, including the PROMISE scholarship, require completion of FAFSA. Students must submit their FAFSA by March 1, in order to be considered for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant. Its always best to complete it early! JMHS will host a FAFSA workshop on Friday, October 13th for students and parents that would like personalized assistance completing it. Call the school to schedule an appointment. Visit fafsa.gov to complete your's today.
Academy Day 2017 will be held for any and all students, parents and school officials interested in learning more about U.S. service academies (Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, Military/West Point, Naval). Representatives from local ROTC programs will be on hand to discuss ROTC scholarship opportunities and a representative from the Dept. of Defense’s Medical Examination Review Board will join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
Academy Day is an opportunity for students, parents and school officials to ask questions and obtain information regarding the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy as well as the ROTC scholarship process.
No Registration Required.