Some weeks are harder than others. Sometimes it feels like we work so hard to get everything completed only to look back on all the things that still need to be done. I think that is the reality a lot us face. Despite our best efforts, we sometimes still come up short. Whether you are an educator, plumber, attorney or stay-at-home mom, nobody is immune to these feelings. The students here at MJHS also feel this pressure. I have had more students in my office this week to discuss grades than anything else. I actually like this because it shows me that these students are concerned about their grades and performance in class. I try to put their minds at ease by using the analogy of a football game. Each grading period is like a football game and the progress report is like half-time. It shows what adjustments need to be made in the second half to come out on top. Sometimes parents forget this too. We all want our children to do the best and to be the best. What is important is that each student is trying their hardest and performing to their full potential. So, rather than encouraging students to bring home straight A’s all the time, we should be encouraging them to reach for their full potential and strive to do their best in everything they attempt. If that is straight A’s then wonderful. If that is A’s, B’s and the occasional C then it is wonderful as well. Encourage your children to be the best by doing their best. That is my goal for every student here at Moody Jr. High! Below are some resources that might be helpful.

https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/10-ways-motivate-child-better-school/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/09/12/the-myth-of-the-straight-a-student-and-6-ways-to-debunk-it/?utm_term=.d660f7b24c77

 

**We will be wrapping up our Coin Drive next week. Remember to bring in your donations to help those who were effected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston**

 

Upcoming Events

Sep 15:         MHS @ Shelby County – 7:00 pm

Sep 16:         MJHS Volleyball – @ Oxford Tournament – 9:00 am

Sep 18:         Make Up Picture Day

MJHS Volleyball @ Rudd – 5:00 pm

Sep 19:         MJHS Volleyball @ Gadsden City – 5:00 pm

                   MJHS Homecoming vs. Ashville – 5:30 pm

Sep 21:         Chick-fil-A Biscuit Presale

MJHS Volleyball vs. Duran, Oxford, Rudd – Home – 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm

Soccer Parent Meeting – Lunchroom – 6:00 pm

Sep 22:         Chick-fil-A Biscuits

MHS vs. Pleasant Grove – Home – 7:00 pm

Sep 25:         MJHS Volleyball vs. Ashville, Altamont – Home – 4:00 pm

Sep 26:         MJHS Football @ Fultondale – 5:30 pm

MJHS Volleyball @ Oxford – 6:00 pm

Sep 28:         MJHS Volleyball vs. Springville – Home – 5:00 pm

Sep 29:         School Dismissal – 12:00 Noon

                   MHS Homecoming Parade 1:30 pm

                   MHS vs. John Carroll – HOMECOMING – 7:00 pm

 

Moody High School is going to ITALY!!!! Any 8th Grader interested (you will be Freshman at MHS when they travel) , please join us for interest meeting Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Moody High School Library. The trip is planned for Spring Break 2019.

The deadline for Student Council members to sign up for officer elections is Monday, September 18th.

Attention all soccer players – There will be a mandatory parent meeting for all soccer players and their parents in the Lunchroom on Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 pm.

The school store is open before the tardy bell on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for school supplies!!

There are a few copies of the 2016-2017 Yearbook available.  If interested, you may purchase a copy from Ms. Armitage for $20.00!

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Life Happens

I am late updating things this week because on Friday afternoon I was called away early from school because my wife, who is 9 months pregnant, locked her keys in her car in our driveway. She was stuck. Locked outside of the house. I rushed home to let her in, knowing full well the entire time that she was stuck outside with nothing other than our cat, affectionately known as Dummy, to keep her company. I could have gotten angry for having to leave early when I have so much to get done. I could have complained and grumbled about missing more time during what was already a short week. Instead, I tried to keep a good attitude and went to help my wife. This reminds me of what we are emphasizing this month during out thought of the day. During September our focus is on self-esteem and emotional control. Each day a quote about self-esteem or emotional control is included with the daily announcements. It is our Thought of the Day. Some have included:

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

These are always followed by a commentary or explanation to give the students something to think about. Emotional control and emotional maturity is not something that comes easy. I am sure that all of us as adults can think of some pretty emotionally immature people that we know, or work with or live with. These students, your children, are going to learn how to act and respond to situations by watching the examples that we give. Far too often we forget this. So, remember, your teens and pre-teens are like mirrors. They are a reflection of you. Included below are some links to helpful articles.

https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/losing-your-temper-with-your-child-8-steps-to-help-you-stay-in-control/

https://psychcentral.com/news/2010/05/27/modeling-behavior-for-children-has-long-lasting-effects/14139.html

 

There is a lot going on here at MJHS. I know that Ms. Taylor has sent out emails and has also updated the Facebook page. I am going to include that information here as well.

The school year is in full swing and the students and teachers are working hard!!!

Here are a few things coming up at Moody Jr. High School:

  • 9/11  Progress Reports will be sent home
  • 9/11-9/18 – We are doing a coin drive to collect money to help Houston flooding victims – we are sending our donations directly to Ms. McFarling’s new school who was hit hard by the floods.
  • 9/12 MJHS Football will play at Leeds Middle School, kick off at 5:30pm
  • 9/14 We will have an informational meeting about the upcoming New York City trip. (MJHS alternates New York and Washington DC each year) You may go ahead and reserve your spot that night with a $100 non-refundable deposit, if you choose to.
  • 9/19 MJHS Homecoming Kick off is at 5:30pm  and the homecoming court is presented during halftime.
  • 9/22 Chick Fila biscuit sale $3.00 for a biscuit or $5.00 for a biscuit with sweet tea – this sale is every 2 weeks and you can pre-purchase on the Thursday before the sale during lunch.
  • 9/29 Moody High School Homecoming – MJHS will dismiss at 12:00pm. The Homecoming parade starts at 1:30pm and begins at Moody Ballpark
  • 10/7-10/11 – Fall Break for students – No School
  • 10/12 MJHS vs. Odenville HOME MAKE UP game 5:30pm kickoff

 

I want to thank each family for all the wonderful donations that MJHS received this year. This is the most paper towels, wipes, Lysol, etc. that we’ve ever received!!! We REALLY appreciate you going the extra mile for our school.

Our 7th Grade History classes have posted some awesome tweets from Jamestown and Plymouth Rock!

I’m so proud of our volleyball teams for their wins, the band, cheerleaders and football team on how hard they are working and representing Moody Jr. High School.

 

 

Another week done. Another week closer!

Parents,

The 20017 school year is off to a great start. We are now a few weeks into the semester and student, teachers and the administration are all starting to hit their strides. By this time everyone should have their schedules down pat, lockers figured out and are able to navigate the circular halls of Moody Jr. High School.

I am still getting my feet wet and learning the ins and outs of this position. I have a great staff that I work with in Ms. Taylor, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Cromer and Ms. Crowe. I definitely would be lost without them. I have had the pleasure to meet some of you and many of your children. I am impressed with the caliber of student that we have here. I have had students come to me to discuss their own concerns as well as concerns that they have for their peers. This level of empathy is something that is not common everywhere. You all should be very proud of the young people you have brought up.

There are some exciting things happening now at MJHS. Football Season is getting underway (War Eagle!). Go Blue Devils!! Last week I included the schedule for the junior high football team. The varsity schedule can be found at the Moody High School website.

Each month we are putting the focus on different aspects of character education. We started August with “New Beginnings” and this month we are focusing on self-esteem. Each day with the morning announcements we are having a “though of the day”. These are short quotes for the students to ponder in an effort to emphasize their character growth.

As you know, the devastating hurricane in South Texas and Louisiana has left hundreds and thousands people without shelter, food, or other basic necessities. It is incumbent upon all of us to pitch in and help whenever and wherever we can.

In an effort to help bring assistance to some of those effected, MJHS will be raising money and collecting bottled water.

Staring Monday and running until Homecoming, 1st period classes will be having a “Penny Drive” to raise funds for Meyerland Performance and Visual Arts Middle School. Moody Jr. High School has a special connection to Meyerland PVS Middle School through our very own Ms. McFarling. The community surrounding this school was hit especially hard by Hurricane Harvey.

Please help by bringing in all your spare change. Look under your couch cushions, in the cup holders of your vehicle, or any other place where loose change accumulates. The winning 1st period class will be given free admission to the Homecoming Dance on September 19th.

The following is going to be posted around the school for students to see and be aware.

Houston Flood Relief

Coin Drive

Coins

Pile of coins

What: Any and all coins – Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars, Wheat Pennies, Buffalo Head Nickels. Basically anything that is not a Chucky Cheese Token.

Where: Your First period teacher in the designated Houston Flood Relief Penny Drive Receptacles.

When: From now until Homecoming!

Why: Because you are a good human being who wants to help others in need!

 

Finally, I would like to tell you about a resource that I have used in the past and I have found to be very helpful and informative. The website is www.empoweringparents.com. This site has lots of articles that have been written and reviewed by mental health professionals. I am going to include links to a few articles to give you an idea of what is available.

https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/stop-yelling-kids-use-10-tips/

https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/punishments-vs-consequences-which-are-you-using/

https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/are-you-doing-too-much-for-your-child/

This is just a sampling of the types of articles that are available.

Again, that you for the opportunity to serve your children (I hate that word for Jr. High but I think you all know what I mean). If there is ever anything I can do please feel free to contact me at jared.bowman@sccboe.org or 205-640-2240.

 

Thanks,

Jared W Bowman

The Blog is Back!!!

I would like to welcome everyone back to the Moody Jr. High School Blog.

Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Jared W Bowman and I am very happy to be your new school counselor! I come to MJHS by way of JBS Mental Health Authority. Since 2009 I have been working in the non-profit mental health world, most recently through a grant with the St. Clair County School System called Project C.O.P.E. During my time with Project C.O.P.E. I was an outpatient therapist providing therapy to students in St. Clair County Schools. When the opportunity to join the staff here at Moody Jr. High presented itself, I jumped at it. I have always had a love for education. I have a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry from Bob Jones University and a masters in Counselor Education from Jacksonville State University. Prior to working for JBS Mental Health, I was a special education co-teacher/case manager at Pell City High School from 2006-2009. I am married to my lovely wife, Lindsey, and we are expecting our first child, Beatrice Quimby (pics to follow), at the beginning of October. When I am not at school I am usually at home herding cats, watching music videos on YouTube, or indulging in really lame Reality TV.

My goal as school counselor is to work with the students here to help them become the best versions of themselves possible. This philosophy fits right in with the faculty, staff, and administration at MJHS as well as with the leadership of the St. Clair County School System. Together we can Prepare Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.

I hope you will check back here often. My plan is to update this site weekly. Here you will be able to keep up with all the happenings going on at MJHS. I will also occasionally post helpful articles for parents here as well.

 

Moody Jr. High Blue Devils

                                             2017 Football Schedule                                           

         DATE    

OPPONENT

SITE

TIME

Sept. 5

St. Clair*

Home

5:30 pm

Sept. 12

Leeds

Away

5:30 pm

Sept. 19

Ashville*#

Home

5:30 pm

Sept. 26

Fultondale

Away

5:30 pm

Oct. 3

North Jefferson

Away

5:30 pm

Fall Break

Oct. 17

Springville*

Away

5:30 pm

Oct. 24

John Carroll

Away

5:30 pm

* County Game

# Homecoming

*** Are you interested in joining the Builders Club & running the MJHS School Store? There will be a meeting about it during Flex today, in Mrs. Howell’s room, #9. Check in with your Flex teacher & then come to find out more. Informational sheets can be found in the front office.

 

*** There will be a fall evaluation for the MJHS and MHS softball teams on August 30th and 31st  from 3:30-5:15 pm. There is a sign-up sheet in the front office.  The dates were changed due to a conflict with other activities.

 

Announcements – 3/7/16

I will be going on maternity leave some time within the next couple of weeks. When that happens, there will be no more weekly email announcements. Please make sure to check the school website to stay updated! There will be a sub counselor available for the remainder of the year, and a full-time counselor available next year, as I’ll be taking a 1-year leave of absence. Please continue to email me as needed through this address–once I’m on leave, I’ll set up an automatic response so you know who to contact in my place.

 

Builders Club is hosting a canned food drive for Shepard’s Supply thru March 18. Please bring all cans to Mrs. Howell’s room.

 

Gifted Education Information

Gifted students are those who perform at, or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at, high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

 

Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, or any other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities may refer a student. Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist. For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of Aptitude, Characteristics, and Performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points are assigned according to established criteria. The total number of points earned determines if the student qualifies for gifted services.

 

To make a referral, contact the gifted specialist at your child’s school.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Monday, 03/07/16 – MHS JV Softball v. Leeds, 4:30pm

MHS JV Soccer @ Oak Mountain, 5pm

MHS Softball v. Leeds, 6pm

Tuesday, 03/08/16 – MJHS Baseball v. Springville, 4:30pm (DH)

MJHS Softball v. Southside, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Baseball @ Mountain Brook, 4:30pm

MHS JV Softball @ Springville, 4:30pm

Mandatory meeting for those attending the NYC trip, 6pm

MHS Baseball @ Mountain Brook, 6:30pm

Thursday, 03/10/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MJHS Softball v. Pell City, 4:30pm

MHS JV Baseball v. Ragland, 4:30pm

MHS Soccer @ Oneonta, 5pm

MHS Baseball v. Ragland, 6:30pm

Friday, 03/11/16 – MJHS Baseball @ Southside, 4:30pm (DH)

MJHS Softball @ Southside Tournament, TBA

MHS Softball @ St. Clair County Tournament, St. Clair, TBA

Saturday, 03/12/16 – MHS Baseball v. Pell City, 10am

MHS Baseball v. Ramsay, 5pm

MHS JV Baseball @ Mountain Brook, TBA

Monday, 03/14/16-Thursday, 03/17/16 – Dance/Majorette Clinics, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Monday, 03/14/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Safe Dating (7th Grade)

MJHS Baseball @ Odenville, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Softball v. St. Clair, 4:30pm (Pink Game)

Kiwanis Club Pancake Dinner @ Carpenetti’s, 5-7:30pm

MHS Soccer @ Anniston, 5pm

MHS Softball v. St. Clair, 6pm (Pink Game)

Tuesday, 03/15/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Safe Dating (8th Grade)

MHS JV Baseball @ Clay, 4:30pm

MHS Soccer v. Lincoln, 5pm

MJHS Softball @ Maddox, 5pm (DH)

MHS Baseball @ Clay, 6:30pm

MHS JV Softball @ Pelham, TBA

MHS Softball @ Pelham, TBA

Wednesday, 03/16/16 – MHS JV Soccer v. Mountain Brook, 5pm

Thursday, 03/17/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MJHS Softball @ Southside, 4:30pm

MHS JV Baseball v. Mortimer Jordan, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Softball v. Helena, 5pm

Friday, 03/18/16 – Dance/Majorette Tryouts, 4-6pm @ band room

MJHS Baseball v. Leeds, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Softball @ Oxford Tournament, TBA

MHS Softball @ Oxford Tournament, TBA

Saturday, 03/19/16-Friday, 03/25/16 – NYC Trip

Saturday, 03/19/16 – MHS JV Baseball v. John Carroll, 11am (DH)

MHS Baseball @ John Carroll, 11am

MHS Baseball @ John Carroll v. Corner, 1:30pm

Monday, 03/21/16 – MHS Soccer v. Springville, 5pm

MHS Softball @ Helena, 5pm

Tuesday, 03/22/16 – MHS Baseball @ Mortimer Jordan, 5pm

MHS Softball @ Mortimer Jordan, 5pm

MHS JV Softball @ Mortimer Jordan, 6:30pm

Wednesday, 03/23/16 – MHS JV Baseball @ Homewood, 4:30pm (DH)

Thursday, 03/24/16 – MHS Baseball v. Mortimer Jordan, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS Soccer @ Leeds, 5pm

MHS Softball v. Mortimer Jordan, 5pm

MHS JV Softball v. Mortimer Jordan, 6:30pm

Friday, 03/25/16 – Good Friday, school closed

Monday, 03/28/16-Wednesday, 03/30/16 – MJHS Baseball Spring Break Tournament, TBA

Monday, 03/28/16-Friday, 04/01/16 – Spring Break

Monday, 03/28/16 – MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic, Hoover, v. Pelham, 11:15am (DH)

Tuesday, 03/29/16 – MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic, Hoover Met, v. Rossview, 1:30pm

MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic, Hoover Met, v. Austin, 6:15pm

Wednesday, 03/30/16 – MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic @ Hoover, v. Corner, 11:15am

Thursday, 03/31/16 – MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic, TBA

Announcements – 2/29/16

Our nurse is running low on cough drops and facial tissues. We give these out to students as needed, and we will be unable to do so if we run out. If you would like to donate to help replenish our supply, that would be much appreciated!

 

The last date to submit band auxiliary tryout fees is Tuesday, February 23. Current 8th graders must be playing members in the band, and remain playing members, to be eligible. Questions should be directed to Dr. Sargent.

Colorguard Clinics: February 29-March 3, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Colorguard Tryouts: March 4, 4-6pm @ band room

Dance/Majorette Clinics: March 14-March 17, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Dance/Majorette Tryouts: March 18, 4-6pm @ band room

 

There will be no gifted classes on Wednesday, March 2.

 

The last day to return course selection sheets for MHS (8th grade students only) is this Thursday. Any late forms will not be accepted at MJHS after that—you will need to bring them to MHS if they are late. Forms will not be accepted without a parent/guardian signature.

 

Kiwanis Club is hosting a pancake dinner on March 14, 5-7:30pm, at Carpenetti’s. Tickets are $5 per person. Please see Mrs. Howell or a Builders Club member for tickets.

 

Builders Club is hosting a canned food drive for Shepard’s Supply thru March 18. Please bring all cans to Mrs. Howell’s room.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Monday, 02/29/16-Thursday, 03/03/16 – Colorguard Clinics, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

MJHS Softball v. Springville, 4:30pm

MHS Soccer @ Etowah, 5pm

Tuesday, 03/01/16 – MHS Baseball @ St. Clair County Tournament, Odenville, v. Ragland, 4pm

MJHS Baseball @ Springville, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Baseball v. Springville, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Softball v. Southside, 4:30pm

MJHS Softball @ Hayden, 5pm

MHS Softball v. Southside, 6pm

Wednesday, 03/02/16 – No gifted classes today

MHS JV Soccer v. Shades Valley, 5:30pm

Thursday, 03/03/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MHS Softball @ Pell City, 4:30pm

MHS JV Soccer v. Thompson, 5pm

MHS JV Softball @ Pell City, 6pm

Friday, 03/04/16 – Colorguard Tryouts, 4-6pm @ band room

MHS Baseball @ St. Clair County Tournament, Odenville, v. Ashville, 4pm

MHS Baseball @ St. Clair County Tournament, Odenville, v. St. Clair County, 6pm

MHS JV Softball Tournament, TBA

Saturday, 03/05/16 – MJHS Baseball v. Pell City, 11am

MJHS Baseball v. Southside, 3pm

MHS Baseball @ St. Clair County Tournament, Odenville, v. Springville, 11am

Monday, 03/07/16 – MHS JV Softball v. Leeds, 4:30pm

MHS JV Soccer @ Oak Mountain, 5pm

MHS Softball v. Leeds, 6pm

Tuesday, 03/08/16 – MJHS Baseball v. Springville, 4:30pm (DH)

MJHS Softball v. Southside, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Baseball @ Mountain Brook, 4:30pm

MHS JV Softball @ Springville, 4:30pm

Mandatory meeting for those attending the NYC trip, 6pm

MHS Baseball @ Mountain Brook, 6:30pm

Thursday, 03/10/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MJHS Softball v. Pell City, 4:30pm

MHS JV Baseball v. Ragland, 4:30pm

MHS Soccer @ Oneonta, 5pm

MHS Baseball v. Ragland, 6:30pm

Friday, 03/11/16 – MJHS Baseball @ Southside, 4:30pm (DH)

MJHS Softball @ Southside Tournament, TBA

MHS Softball @ St. Clair County Tournament, St. Clair, TBA

Saturday, 03/12/16 – MHS Baseball v. Pell City, 10am

MHS Baseball v. Ramsay, 5pm

MHS JV Baseball @ Mountain Brook, TBA

Monday, 03/14/16-Thursday, 03/17/16 – Dance/Majorette Clinics, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Monday, 03/14/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Safe Dating (7th Grade)

MJHS Baseball @ Odenville, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Softball v. St. Clair, 4:30pm (Pink Game)

Kiwanis Club Pancake Dinner @ Carpenetti’s, 5-7:30pm

MHS Soccer @ Anniston, 5pm

MHS Softball v. St. Clair, 6pm (Pink Game)

Tuesday, 03/15/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Safe Dating (8th Grade)

MHS JV Baseball @ Clay, 4:30pm

MHS Soccer v. Lincoln, 5pm

MJHS Softball @ Maddox, 5pm (DH)

MHS Baseball @ Clay, 6:30pm

MHS JV Softball @ Pelham, TBA

MHS Softball @ Pelham, TBA

Wednesday, 03/16/16 – MHS JV Soccer v. Mountain Brook, 5pm

Thursday, 03/17/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MJHS Softball @ Southside, 4:30pm

MHS JV Baseball v. Mortimer Jordan, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Softball v. Helena, 5pm

Friday, 03/18/16 – Dance/Majorette Tryouts, 4-6pm @ band room

MJHS Baseball v. Leeds, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Softball @ Oxford Tournament, TBA

MHS Softball @ Oxford Tournament, TBA

Saturday, 03/19/16-Friday, 03/25/16 – NYC Trip

Saturday, 03/19/16 – MHS JV Baseball v. John Carroll, 11am (DH)

MHS Baseball @ John Carroll, 11am

MHS Baseball @ John Carroll v. Corner, 1:30pm

Monday, 03/21/16 – MHS Soccer v. Springville, 5pm

MHS Softball @ Helena, 5pm

Tuesday, 03/22/16 – MHS Baseball @ Mortimer Jordan, 5pm

MHS Softball @ Mortimer Jordan, 5pm

MHS JV Softball @ Mortimer Jordan, 6:30pm

Wednesday, 03/23/16 – MHS JV Baseball @ Homewood, 4:30pm (DH)

Thursday, 03/24/16 – MHS Baseball v. Mortimer Jordan, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS Soccer @ Leeds, 5pm

MHS Softball v. Mortimer Jordan, 5pm

MHS JV Softball v. Mortimer Jordan, 6:30pm

Friday, 03/25/16 – Good Friday, school closed

Monday, 03/28/16-Wednesday, 03/30/16 – MJHS Baseball Spring Break Tournament, TBA

Monday, 03/28/16-Friday, 04/01/16 – Spring Break

Monday, 03/28/16 – MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic, Hoover, v. Pelham, 11:15am (DH)

Tuesday, 03/29/16 – MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic, Hoover Met, v. Rossview, 1:30pm

MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic, Hoover Met, v. Austin, 6:15pm

Wednesday, 03/30/16 – MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic @ Hoover, v. Corner, 11:15am

Thursday, 03/31/16 – MHS Baseball @ Buccaneer Classic, TBA

Announcements – 2/22/16

Our nurse is running low on cough drops and facial tissues. We give these out to students as needed, and we will be unable to do so if we run out. If you would like to donate to help replenish our supply, that would be much appreciated!

 

The last date to submit band auxiliary tryout fees is Tuesday, February 23. Current 8th graders must be playing members in the band, and remain playing members, to be eligible. Questions should be directed to Dr. Sargent.

Colorguard Clinics: February 29-March 3, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Colorguard Tryouts: March 4, 4-6pm @ band room

Dance/Majorette Clinics: March 14-March 17, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Dance/Majorette Tryouts: March 18, 4-6pm @ band room

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Monday, 02/22/16 – 8th grade schedule meeting with MHS counselors (students only)

MJHS Baseball @ Pell City, 4:30pm (DH)

MJHS Softball v. Maddox, 5pm (DH)

MHS Soccer @ Springville, 5pm

MHS parent meeting for upcoming Freshman, 6pm

MHS JV Softball @ Lincoln, TBA

MHS Softball @ Lincoln, TBA

Tuesday, 02/23/16 – MJHS Softball @ Lincoln, 4pm

MHS JV Softball @ Oxford, 5pm

MHS Softball @ Oxford, 6:30pm

Wednesday, 02/24/16 – MHS Baseball @ Pinson Valley, 4:30pm (DH)

Thursday, 02/25/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MJHS Softball @ Pell City, 4:30pm

MHS JV Baseball @ Mortimer Jordan, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS Soccer @ Hueytown, 5pm

MHS Softball v. Trussville, 5pm

Friday, 02/26/16 – MJHS Baseball v. Odenville, 4:30pm (DH)

MJHS Softball Tournament, TBA

MHS Softball @ Leeds Tournament, TBA

Saturday, 02/27/16 – Cheerleading Tryouts

Fishing Team Tournament @ Lake Eufaula

MHS JV Baseball v. Homewood, 11am (DH)

MHS Baseball @ Homewood, 11am (DH)

Monday, 02/29/16-Thursday, 03/03/16 – Colorguard Clinics, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

MJHS Softball v. Springville, 4:30pm

MHS Soccer @ Etowah, 5pm

Announcements – 2/8/16

Volleyball tryout clinic and tryouts are as follows:

February 8 – Upcoming 8th graders – Clinic

February 9 – Upcoming 7th graders – Clinic

February 11 – Tryouts, 6pm

 

A band auxiliary tryout interest meeting, mandatory for each student and a parent or guardian, will be held on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30pm in the band room. You may pay the $50 tryout fee at this time. The last date to submit tryout fees is Tuesday, February 23. Current 8th graders must be playing members in the band, and remain playing members, to be eligible. Questions should be direct to Dr. Sargent.

Colorguard Clinics: February 29-March 3, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Colorguard Tryouts: March 4, 4-6pm @ band room

Dance/Majorette Clinics: March 14-March 17, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Dance/Majorette Tryouts: March 18, 4-6pm @ band room

 

The Queen of Hearts Pageant will be held on February 13 at MHS. Registration forms and entry fees are due by Wednesday, February 8 to a Moody school office or Moody Band Boosters (P.O. Box 88, Moody, AL 35004). There is a $55 entry fee ($5 additional fee for Photogenic) and checks should be made payable to Moody Band Boosters. Pick up information in the front office. Questions should be directed to Dr. Sargent.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Monday, 02/08/16 – Queen of Hearts entry form and fees due

Volleyball clinic for upcoming 8th graders

MHS JV Soccer v. Pell City, 5pm

Tuesday, 02/09/16 – Mandatory band auxiliary tryout meeting, 6:30pm @ band room

Volleyball clinic for upcoming 7th graders

MHS JV Soccer @ Mountain Brook, 5pm

Wednesday, 02/10/16 – NAEP test (randomly selected 8th grade students only)

Thursday, 02/11/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

Archery vs. Pell City, 4:30pm

MHS JV Soccer @ Thompson, 5pm

Volleyball tryouts, 6pm

Friday, 02/12/16 – Valentine’s Dance, $3 admission

Saturday, 02/13/16 – Queen of Hearts Pageant, 7pm

Fishing Team Tournament @ Lake Martin

Friday, 02/12/16-Saturday, 02/12/16 – Soccer Blast Tournament, TBA

Monday, 02/15/16 – President’s Day, school closed

MHS Baseball @ Leeds, 11am

Wednesday, 02/16/16 – MHS JV Baseball v. Leeds, 4pm (DH)

MHS Baseball @ Leeds, 4pm

MHS JV Softball v. Springville, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS JV Soccer @ Shades Valley, 5:30pm

Wednesday, 02/17/16 – MHS Baseball @ Leeds, 4pm

MHS JV Soccer v. Oak Mountain, 5pm

Thursday, 02/18/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MHS Baseball @ Leeds, 4pm

MJHS Baseball v. Victory Christian, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS Soccer @ Pell City, 5pm

Friday, 02/19/16 – MJHS Softball @ Bragg Middle School Tournament, TBA

MHS Softball @ Benjamin Russell Tournament, Alex City, TBA

Friday, 02/19/16 – Saturday, 02/20/16 – Soccer Blast, TBA

Saturday, 02/20/16 – MHS Baseball @ Leeds (Championship), TBA

MHS JV Softball @ Springville Tournament, TBA

Monday, 02/22/16 – 8th grade schedule meeting with MHS counselors (students only)

MJHS Baseball @ Pell City, 4:30pm (DH)

MJHS Softball v. Maddox, 5pm (DH)

MHS Soccer @ Springville, 5pm

MHS parent meeting for upcoming Freshman, 6pm

MHS JV Softball @ Lincoln, TBA

MHS Softball @ Lincoln, TBA

Tuesday, 02/23/16 – MJHS Softball @ Lincoln, 4pm

MHS JV Softball @ Oxford, 5pm

MHS Softball @ Oxford, 6:30pm

Wednesday, 02/24/16 – MHS Baseball @ Pinson Valley, 4:30pm (DH)

Thursday, 02/25/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MJHS Softball @ Pell City, 4:30pm

MHS JV Baseball @ Mortimer Jordan, 4:30pm (DH)

MHS Soccer @ Hueytown, 5pm

MHS Softball v. Trussville, 5pm

Friday, 02/26/16 – MJHS Baseball v. Odenville, 4:30pm (DH)

MJHS Softball Tournament, TBA

MHS Softball @ Leeds Tournament, TBA

Saturday, 02/27/16 – Fishing Team Tournament @ Lake Eufaula

MHS JV Baseball v. Homewood, 11am (DH)

MHS Baseball @ Homewood, 11am (DH)

Monday, 02/29/16-Thursday, 03/03/16 – Colorguard Clinics, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

MJHS Softball v. Springville, 4:30pm

MHS Soccer @ Etowah, 5pm

Announcements – 2/1/2016

7th and 8th graders will have the opportunity to get physicals for athletics on Friday, February 5. We will leave via bus at 11:30 and return before school is released. The cost is $10 per student. Forms must be completed and the money must be returned to the office by February 5.

Any 6th or 7th grader interested in signing up for MJHS Cheerleader needs to sign up with Mrs. Cromer. February 5 is the last day to sign up and turn in paperwork. There will be a mandatory parent meeting on February 11 at 5pm for everyone trying out. Questions should be directed to Mrs. K. Cromer.

Any 8th grader interested in signing up for MHS JV Cheerleader needs to sign up with Mrs. Cromer. February 5 is the last day to sign up and turn in paperwork. There will be a mandatory parent meeting on February 11. Questions should be directed to Mrs. K. Cromer.

Volleyball tryout clinic and tryouts are as follows:

February 8 – Upcoming 8th graders – Clinic

February 9 – Upcoming 7th graders – Clinic

February 11 – Tryouts, 6pm

 

The Queen of Hearts Pageant will be held on February 13 at MHS. Registration forms and entry fees are due by Wednesday, February 8 to a Moody school office or Moody Band Boosters (P.O. Box 88, Moody, AL 35004). There is a $55 entry fee ($5 additional fee for Photogenic) and checks should be made payable to Moody Band Boosters. Pick up information in the front office. Questions should be directed to Dr. Sargent.

A band auxiliary tryout interest meeting, mandatory for each student and a parent or guardian, will be held on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30pm in the band room. You may pay the $50 tryout fee at this time. The last date to submit tryout fees is Tuesday, February 23. Current 8th graders must be playing members in the band, and remain playing members, to be eligible. Questions should be direct to Dr. Sargent.

Colorguard Clinics: February 29-March 3, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Colorguard Tryouts: March 4, 4-6pm @ band room

Dance/Majorette Clinics: March 14-March 17, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

Dance/Majorette Tryouts: March 18, 4-6pm @ band room

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Monday, 02/01/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Safe Dating (7th Grade)

Archery v. Odenville, 4:30pm

Tuesday, 02/02/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Safe Dating (7th Grade)

Thursday, 02/04/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

Counseling Group Guidance: Safe Dating (8th Grade)

Friday, 02/05/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Safe Dating (8th Grade)

Physicals, 11:30am

Monday, 02/08/16 – Queen of Hearts entry form and fees due

Volleyball clinic for upcoming 8th graders

JV Soccer v. Pell City, 5pm

Tuesday, 02/09/16 – Mandatory band auxiliary tryout meeting, 6:30pm @ band room

Volleyball clinic for upcoming 7th graders

JV Soccer @ Mountain Brook, 5pm

Wednesday, 02/10/16 – NAEP test (randomly selected 8th grade students only)

Thursday, 02/11/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

JV Soccer @ Thompson, 5pm

Volleyball tryouts, 6pm

Friday, 02/12/16 – Valentine’s Dance, $3 admission

Soccer Blast Tournament, TBA

Saturday, 02/13/16 – Queen of Hearts Pageant, 7pm

Soccer Blast Tournament, TBA

Fishing Team Tournament @ Lake Martin

Monday, 02/15/16 – President’s Day, school closed

Wednesday, 02/16/16 – JV Soccer @ Shades Valley, 5:30pm

Wednesday, 02/17/16 – JV Soccer v. Oak Mountain, 5pm

Thursday, 02/18/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MHS Soccer @ Pell City, 5pm

Friday, 02/19/16 – Saturday, 02/20/16 – Soccer Blast, TBA

Monday, 02/22/16 – MHS Soccer @ Springville, 5pm

Thursday, 02/25/16 – Counseling Group Guidance: Too Good for Drugs (7th grade)

MHS Soccer @ Hueytown, 5pm

Saturday, 02/27/16 – Fishing Team Tournament @ Lake Eufaula

Monday, 02/29/16-Thursday, 03/03/16 – Colorguard Clinics, 3:15-5pm @ MHS gym

MHS Soccer @ Etowah, 5pm