Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Be sure to stop and give thanks for the blessings that you have received. Enjoy your break everyone!
On Tuesday, November 18th JMHS hosted two guest speakers for our juniors and seniors during Advisory.
Don Dransfield, a Monroe County 4-H agent, spoke to our juniors on the importance of community service. His presentation highlighted community service opportunities in our area and the importance of logging community service hours for college admissions, college scholarships and job resumes. See his presentation here.
Courtney Smith, a member of the Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation board, spoke to our seniors about WV job opportunities and outlook. She also discussed community service opportunities in our area and why community service is important for college admissions, college scholarships and job resumes. She then discussed the importance of writing a unique college admissions essay, and she provided several examples for the students. If you missed the presentation or you would like more information, visit the foundation's website at http://www.gvfoundation.org/.
We are thankful for these two community members for volunteering their time to come speak with our students. Both Mr. Dransfield and Mrs. Smith are willing to help students with any questions they may have now or in the future.
Staci Green, an admissions counselor from New River Community and Technical College, visited with JMHS students today during lunch. Mrs. Green brought pamphlets about the programs that NRCTC has to offer our students. Students should feel free to contact her with any questions and concerns.
Financial Aid Night will be held at JMHS on November 17 @ 6:00. Representatives from the WV Higher Education Policy Commission along with other state representatives will be here to discuss financial aid and scholarship opportunities with parents and students. We encourage all seniors and their parents to attend this great session! Please bring any questions you may have, as there is a Q&A portion to the presentation.
Congratulations to the 2014 JMHS Volleyball State Champions!!!!! Your hard work and determination have paid off! We are very proud of you! We would like to thank our Maverick Stampede for supporting the girls throughout the season and in Charleston.
This travel grant provides funds for students in grades 10-12 or a recent graduate toward a four to six week cultural exchange to Finland, Japan, Italy, Peru or Australia during the summer of 2015. Three travel grants of $1500 will be awarded and perhaps more if funds are available. The contest entry deadline is November 15, 2014. The rules explain everything in further detail. We especially encourage students who enter to pay particular attention to the essay. Please click here for rules and an application form. You can also visit www.wvlions.org/youth.html for more information.
HOBY's state leadership seminar is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school and community. One student will be selected from JMHS to attend a three day seminar to participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in our state, and explore personal leadership skills. Sophomores who desire to pursue this opportunity must see the guidance office by November 15th. For more information, visit www.HOBY.org.
The High School Business Plan competition (HSBPC) is open to juniors and seniors only. Applicants must write a three page maximum executive summary of their business concept. The executive summary must be submitted by November 14, 2014. The open competition will be narrowed to ten finalists who will then compete for a $10,000 scholarship during the final competition held at WVU on March 21, 2015. For more information click here.
The JMHS Volleyball team received a send off from the student body today, November 13th. The team is heading to Charleston for the state tournament. We are proud of their accomplishments, and we are excited to see how they do in the tournament! Let's go Mavs!!!!!!!
Admissions counselors from Bluefield College in Bluefield, VA met with students during both lunch shifts on Thursday, November 13th. Students interested in attending Bluefield College should see the guidance office.