The WV 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 life challenges. The Academy also encourages participation in citizenship activities and teaches responsibility. The 2018 Academy will be Sunday, July 15th through Friday, July 20th at Camp Ona in Milton, WV. First time applicants must be entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2018. Cadets must have at least a 2.0 GPA and submit a $75 Academy fee. The application deadline is May 15. For more information, visit http://www.wvsheriff.org.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2018 essay contest. Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: “How has the Fourteenth Amendment impacted education in the 150 years since it was ratified, and what impact will it likely have in the future?” Essays are limited to 1,000 words and must be submitted by April 15, 2018.
The contest is open to students currently in grades 9 through 12 from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Students have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes: first place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $1,000.
Winners will be announced in June and presented at a Constitution Day event in September 2018. For additional information and instructions on how to submit an essay, visit http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/essay-contest-2018.
For questions, contact the Fourth Circuit Clerk’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 916-2706. Please note: Children, grandchildren, stepchildren, or members of the household of a federal judge or federal judiciary employee are not eligible for the competition.
All JMHS Juniors will sit for the SAT test on April 10, 2018. The SAT test will serve as West Virginia's cumulative state assessment this spring. This test is used by colleges and universities for entrance and scholarship decisions.
On Thursday, March 29, the school counselors will be meeting with incoming freshmen at the middle schools to complete personalized education plans (PEPs). Students will be introduced to curriculum, career concentrations, clubs, extra-curricular activities and more offered at JMHS. All incoming freshmen should complete a PEP form and get it signed by their parents.
Arena Scheduling will be on Tuesday, March 27th. Students must submit a completed, signed PEP form to Advisors in order to participate.
On Thursday, March 22, the school counselors will be meeting with incoming freshmen at the middle schools. Students will be completing career assessments, and discussing opportunities at the high school.
The Greenbrier Historical Society Presents Award Winning MOnologue on the Life of Katherine Johnson to JMHS Mavericks
On Thursday, March 22, JMHS will excitedly welcome the Greenbrier Historical Society and Nealy Seams to JMHS. Ms. Seams will be presenting an award winning monologue on the life of Katherine Johnson. Mrs. Johnson's achievements are truly inspirational. Thank you to the Greenbrier Community Foundation for helping fund the program.
On Tuesday, March 20th, all underclassmen will update their personalized education plans (PEPs) with their Advisors. Students must obtain parent signatures on the PEP forms in order to participate in arena scheduling. Please see the school counselors is you need any help with our schedule!
For Advisory class today, students viewed the movie Hidden Figures in preparation for a presentation on March 22nd on the life of NASA research mathematician, Katherine Johnson. Teachers presented cross-curricular lesson materials to students relating to the movie. Mrs. Johnson is a true inspiration, and we are excited to share her story with our students!
On Wednesday, March 7th, members of the JMHS National Honor Society and the JMHS Baseball team helped unload a food distribution truck. The food goes to local food pantries. Students helped offload supplies from the trailer and then traveled to local food banks to stock the shelves. We are thankful that we have community oriented students at JMHS!