If you would like to broaden your cultural experiences and live in Germany for one year, this scholarship program could be great for you! The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship is a high school student exchange porgram fully funded by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag. This is a full scholarship covering travel expenses, living costs, and health insurance for the entire year. The application deadline is December 20. Visist www.ciee.org/cb for more information.
The JMHS Maverick U.N. Debate team competed at Bluefield State College this week. And the results are in...
The Mavericks took 6 of the 12 awards from the competition. Congratulations to our team!
On Thursday, December 19th, students from James Monroe will travel to Springfield Center in Lindside to sing Christmas carols for the residents. Thank you to Mr. Woods for providing our students with such a wonderful opportunity.
An admissions counselor will be here on Thursday, December 19th to meet with prospective students during both lunches. She will also be meeting with the students in our Options program during 3rd period. Students considering NRCC should speak with the representative. She can answer all of your questions.
The Maverick Model U.N. Debate Club will be competing at Bluefield State College on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Good luck Mavs!
Sophomores should be excited to hear that the ACT Plan results are in! Mr. Calvert will be here on December 10th during Advisory to discuss your results with you. Not only will you receive your scores, but you will also be provided with career information. If you have any questions about your results following Mr. Calvert's presentation, please come by the counseling office to find the answers. We will be glad to answer your questions and discuss college/career planning with you.
Letters About Literature, a project of the West Virginia Center for the Book, is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and national levels. A panel of West Virginia judges will select the top essayists in our state. State winners will receive a cash award and advance to the national level judging. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one national winner per competition level. The deadline for entry is December 10. Click here for more information.
This year juniors are required to take the Compass test. We will be testing all juniors on December 9th. This test may determine what English and Math courses you will be taking next year. Additionally, some colleges use the Compass test results to determine placement for freshman level courses. It is important that you achieve at a high level on this test. Give it your best shot!
Seniors currently enrolled in English CR and/or College Transition Mathematics will be taking the Compass test on Friday, December 6th. This test is a computer adaptive test that may determine the beginning level of courses at college next year. It is important that you give your best effort on this test!
An admissions counselor from Concord University will be here on Friday, December 6th to speak with prospective students. Seniors are encouraged to meet with the counselor after completing their Compass test. The counselor will also be available to talk to students during both lunches.