2014-2015 8th Grade Information

A few notes for the closing of the 2013-2014 school year:

  • All band students should make sure to retrieve their instruments from the band room by noon on Friday, May 30.
  • All medications must be picked up from the nurse no later than noon on Friday, May 30. We are required to destroy any medications not picked up by that time.
  • Parents of students who will need to attend summer school will be notified via phone call.
  • Parents/students may not pick up report cards–they will all be mailed on May 30.
  • If your child has any outstanding fees, his/her report card will not be mailed.
  • If you do not receive your child’s report card, you will need to come and pay his/her fee in order to pick up his/her report card.
  • The office at MJHS will be open on Tuesdays during the summer, 8am-3pm (closed for lunch from 11am-12pm).

Following you will find necessary information for our 8th graders for the 2014-2015 academic year:

English Language Arts (ELA) info:

Beginning next year, all 8th grade students will be required to participate in the Moody Jr. High School Career Fair. Students will write a research paper on a career of their choice in their English classes. They will also be required to complete a project on the same career. There will be a school-wide Career Fair, during which the projects will be displayed and judged. Specific guidelines for this project will be released at the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year. However, students should use the summer to think about the career they would like to focus on, as well as ways to show evidence that they have had some type of hands-on involvement in the career (for example, tangible experiences in the career, interviews, observations, shadowing, etc.) for their project. Projects will be displayed on a tri-fold display board.

Summer Reading – The Giver by Lois Lowry (this book should be completed during the summer, as a test will be given during the 1st week of school)

Other books required for 8th grade ELA:

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (2nd 9 weeks)
  • Night by Elie Weisel (3rd 9 weeks)
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (4th 9 weeks)

Research paper – Students will complete a research paper focusing on the Holocaust and WWII during the 3rd 9 weeks.

Supply List

(2) rolls of paper towels

(2) boxes of tissues

ream of copy paper

12″ locker shelf

flash drive (1 gb minimum)

Expo markers (black or colored)

tri-fold display board

5 jumbo book covers

wide ruled paper

graph paper (4 squares to the inch, loose leaf, 3-hole punched)

black pens

pencils

colored pencils

pencil bag with grommets to fit inside a binder

Calculator (should be a TI-30Xa)

(2) 2″ binders

(2) 1.5″ binders

tab dividers

(3) composition books

high lighter

$3 agenda

$15 school locker rental

$20 P.E. uniform

$10 P.E. locker rental

$15 science donation

$25 class donation

First Aid Requests

Students often come to the office requesting personal and first aid supplies. If we have the supplies, we are happy to provide them. School faculty and staff often purchase these items from their personal money for students. It is very helpful if parents can donate a few items from the following list, as almost all students use these supplies at some point throughout the year.

  • Band-Aides
  • Pads and/or tampons (in addition, it is best if all young ladies keep a personal supply in their lockers)
  • Non-medicated chapstick
  • Cough drops (or peppermints)
  • Dental wax
  • Sandwich bags
  • 3 oz. paper cups

2014-2015 Dates

Tuesday, 07/29/14-Wednesday, 07/30/14 – Donation Days, 8:30am-2:30pm ($25 donation + $15 locker fee)

Tuesday, 08/05/14 – 8th grade Orientation, 4:30-5:30pm

Thursday, 08/07/14 – School begins

Monday, 09/01/14 – Labor Day, no school

Thursday, 09/11/14 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Monday, 10/13/14-Tuesday, 10/14/14 – Fall Break

Tuesday, 11/11/14 – Veteran’s Day, no school

Monday, 11/24/14-Friday, 11/28/14 – Thanksgiving Break

Monday, 12/22/14-Tuesday, 01/06/15 – Winter Break

Wednesday, 01/07/15 – Students return to school

Monday, 01/19/15 – MLK Day, no school (Weather Day 1)

Monday, 02/16/15 – President’s Day, no school

Monday, 03/30/15-Friday, 04/03/15 – Spring Break

Thursday, 04/23/15 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Friday, 05/22/15 – Last day of school

Tuesday, 05/26/15 – Weather Day 2 (if needed)

Wednesday, 05/27/15 – Weather Day 3 (if needed)

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2014-2015 7th Grade Information

*The office at MJHS will be open on Tuesdays during the summer, 8am-3pm (closed for lunch from 11am-12pm).

7th grade English Language Arts (ELA)

Students will be reading the following books during the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (this book should be completed during the summer, as a test will be given during the 1st week of school)
  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick (2nd 9 weeks)
  • Selected Short Stories by O’Henry and Edgar Allen Poe (3rd 9 weeks)
  • From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (4th 9 weeks)

*Students will complete a career-based research paper during the 3rd 9 weeks.

7th grade math

Students should be proficient with multiplication tables by the time they begin their 7th grade year of math. Please make sure your student reviews basic math facts and studies his/her multiplication tables over the summer.

7th grade band

Any student who would like to enroll in band but has not yet done so may call Dr. Sargent at 640-1995 or email him at brad.sargent@sccboe.org.

7th grade Supply List

12” locker shelf

(4) jumbo book covers

Calculator (should be a TI-30Xa)

Flash drive (2 gb minimum)

Ream of copy paper

Large binder with dividers for each class OR (4) 1” binders

(4) composition notebooks

Wide-ruled paper

Plastic folder with pockets

Mechanical pencils

(2 packages) wooden pencils

Blue or black pens

Highlighters

Colored pencils

Pencil bag with grommets

Expo markers

Expo eraser OR Expo board cleaner

(2 packages) 3×3 post-it notes

3×5 ruled index cards

(2) rolls of paper towels

(2) boxes of Kleenex

Clorox wipes

$3 – agenda

$15 – school locker rental

$20 – P.E. uniform

$10 – P.E. locker rental

$15 – science donation

$25 – class donation

First Aid Requests

Students often come to the office requesting personal and first aid supplies. If we have the supplies, we are happy to provide them. School faculty and staff often purchase these items from their personal money for students. It is very helpful if parents can donate a few items from the following list, as almost all students use these supplies at some point throughout the year.

  • Band-Aides
  • Pads and/or tampons (in addition, it is best if all young ladies keep a personal supply in their lockers)
  • Non-medicated chapstick
  • Cough drops (or peppermints)
  • Dental wax
  • Sandwich bags
  • 3 oz. paper cups

2014-2015 Dates

Tuesday, 07/29/14-Wednesday, 07/30/14 – Donation Days, 8:30am-2:30pm ($25 donation + $15 locker fee)

Tuesday, 08/05/14 – 7th grade Orientation, 6-7:30pm.

Thursday, 08/07/14 – School begins

Monday, 09/01/14 – Labor Day, no school

Thursday, 09/11/14 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Monday, 10/13/14-Tuesday, 10/14/14 – Fall Break

Tuesday, 11/11/14 – Veteran’s Day, no school

Monday, 11/24/14-Friday, 11/28/14 – Thanksgiving Break

Monday, 12/22/14-Tuesday, 01/06/15 – Winter Break

Wednesday, 01/07/15 – Students return to school

Monday, 01/19/15 – MLK Day, no school (Weather Day 1)

Monday, 02/16/15 – President’s Day, no school

Monday, 03/30/15-Friday, 04/03/15 – Spring Break

Thursday, 04/23/15 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Friday, 05/22/15 – Last day of school

Tuesday, 05/26/15 – Weather Day 2 (if needed)

Wednesday, 05/27/15 – Weather Day 3 (if needed)

Announcements – 5/27/14

2014-2015 Bell Schedule

 

St. Clair County Summer School will be hosted by the Eden Career Tech Center this year, from June 9-July 14. Registration is on June 5 & 6, 8am-2pm. Tuition is $250 for SCC students ($300 for students outside of St. Clair County) and is due at the time of registration, in the form of cash or a money order. Most classes will be delivered via computer. Students will be expected to follow the SCC Code of Conduct—any student sent to the office will be suspended from summer school, receive an ‘F,’ and will not receive a refund. If you have any questions, please contact Adrianne Dodgen at adrianne.dodgen@sccboe.org or David Springer at david.springer@sccboe.org, or call (205) 594-7055, ext. 222.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Tuesday, 05/27 – Awards’ Day, 8:30am

Faculty vs. Students softball game, 12:30pm

Faculty vs. Students basketball game, 2pm

Friday, 05/30 – Last day of school

Thursday, 06/05-Friday, 06/06 – Summer school registration at ECTC, 8am-2pm

Monday, 06/09-Monday, 07/14 – Summer school is in session

 

*DATES FOR NEXT YEAR*

Tuesday, 07/29/14-Wednesday, 07/30/14 – Donation Days, 8:30am-2:30pm ($25 donation + $15 locker fee)

Tuesday, 08/05/14 – 8th grade Orientation, 4:30-5:30pm

7th grade Orientation, 6-7:30pm.

Thursday, 08/07/14 – School begins

Monday, 09/01/14 – Labor Day, no school

Thursday, 09/11/14 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Monday, 10/13/14-Tuesday, 10/14/14 – Fall Break

Tuesday, 11/11/14 – Veteran’s Day, no school

Monday, 11/24/14-Friday, 11/28/14 – Thanksgiving Break

Monday, 12/22/14-Tuesday, 01/06/15 – Winter Break

Wednesday, 01/07/15 – Students return to school

Monday, 01/19/15 – MLK Day, no school (Weather Day 1)

Monday, 02/16/15 – President’s Day, no school

Monday, 03/30/15-Friday, 04/03/15 – Spring Break

Thursday, 04/23/15 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Friday, 05/22/15 – Last day of school

Tuesday, 05/26/15 – Weather Day 2 (if needed)

Wednesday, 05/27/15 – Weather Day 3 (if needed)

Announcements – 5/19/14

Congratulations to the Lady Devils Softball Team for coming in 2nd place at State!! Great job, girls! We’re so proud of you!

Any 8th grade boy who wishes to try out for MHS basketball next year should go by Coach Bates’ classroom before or after school to sign up. Boys trying out must have a copy of a current physical. For more information, contact Coach Bates at chad.bates@sccboe.org. Tryouts begin today.

We will celebrate our teachers at MJHS this week during Teacher Appreciation Week. Your help would truly be appreciated. You do not have to sign up to participate! If you would like to help, this is what you can do:

Monday – Bring breakfast foods

Tuesday – Have your child make his/her teachers Thank You cards

Wednesday – Bring snack foods

Thursday – Restock your teacher’s classroom! Bring small school supplies.

Friday – Bring lunch foods

 

St. Clair County Summer School will be hosted by the Eden Career Tech Center this year, from June 9-July 14. Registration is on June 5 & 6, 8am-2pm. Tuition is $250 for SCC students ($300 for students outside of St. Clair County) and is due at the time of registration, in the form of cash or a money order. Most classes will be delivered via computer. Students will be expected to follow the SCC Code of Conduct—any student sent to the office will be suspended from summer school, receive an ‘F,’ and will not receive a refund. If you have any questions, please contact Adrianne Dodgen at adrianne.dodgen@sccboe.org or David Springer at david.springer@sccboe.org, or call (205) 594-7055, ext. 222.

Moody High School varsity baseball is offering an opportunity for baseball players currently finishing K-6th grade, to get instruction in all aspects of baseball instruction. In addition to general instruction, players will be able to focus on skills specific to the positions they play. Contact Coach Stalls for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Monday, 05/19 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Bring breakfast foods

Tuesday, 05/20 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Bring thank you cards

Morning Announcer tryouts, 7th period

Wednesday, 05/21 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Bring snack foods

Thursday, 05/22 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Restock your teacher’s classroom! Bring school supplies

8th grade Luncheon, 11am

Friday, 05/23 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Bring lunch foods

End of the Year Dance, 1pm

Monday, 05/26 – Memorial Day, no school

Tuesday, 05/27 – Awards’ Day, 8am

Faculty vs. Students softball game, 12:30pm

Faculty vs. Students basketball game, 2pm

Friday, 05/30 – Last day of school

Thursday, 06/05-Friday, 06/06 – Summer school registration at ECTC, 8am-2pm

Monday, 06/09-Monday, 07/14 – Summer school is in session

7th Grade Registration

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

 

Registration forms for next year are due back in the main office at MJHS no later than Thursday, May 15.

 

Students will not receive a 7th grade schedule if all documentation is not completed and returned.

 

Thank you for your assistance!

 

Your checklist:

Pupil information form (front & back)

Health assessment record (front & back)

Student residency form

Employment survey

1 proof of address

 

Make sure your student’s name is on every form!

8th Grade Registration

Dear 7th Grade Parents,

 

Registration forms for next year are due back in the main office at MJHS no later than Thursday, May 15.

 

Students will not receive an 8th grade schedule if all documentation is not completed and returned.

 

Thank you for your assistance!

 

Your checklist:

Pupil information form (front & back)

Health assessment record (front & back)

Student residency form

Employment survey

 

Make sure your student’s name is on every form!

The Summer Learning Challenge

Strong reading and math skills are essential to a student’s success in school and life. It is important that we use all the resources available to help build and improve our students’ skills of these subjects. For Alabama’s students, summer is a time of fun, but those months away from school can result in a loss of previously learned skills in both math and reading. To combat summer learning loss, the Alabama State Department of Education, along with local libraries and schools, is excited to announce The Summer Learning Challenge.

 

The Summer Learning Challenge encourages students to pledge to read 5-8 books selected from a personalized reading list and to actively engage in math practice every day for a portion of the summer. The Summer Learning Challenge also provides access to a variety of free resources to support targeted reading and math practice.

 

Parents can take the opportunity now, before the summer begins, to create personalized reading lists for all students and learn how to use the exciting math and reading exercises. Once the summer begins, all public libraries in the state can help find enjoyable and suitable books.

 

There are a lot of FREE ways to keep your student engaged and excited about education:

  • The Lexile-based Find a Book, Alabama tool offers students over 160,000 books from which to choose. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists on their Lexile range and personal interests and checks the availability of books at the local library. The search tool includes a growing collection of English literary and informational books. Find it here: http://www.lexile.com/fab/alabama/
  • This program includes a free email-based math skills program for children who have just completed grades 2-5. Parents and other summer care-givers can begin registering for the program today. Beginning June 23, parents will begin receiving daily emails with fun activities and resources to help their children retain math skills acquired during the previous school year. After the program ends on August 1, parents will be able to print an award certificate to celebrate their child’s summer accomplishment. Register here: http://quantiles.com/accounts/registration/
  • This summer, Stride Academy is free to all students in the state from May 1 to August 8. Prevent “Summer Slide” with a cool blend of online math, reading, and science skills practice; spectacular video games; and peer competitions to pass the lazy summer days. Students may access the Stride Academy learning platform online anytime, 24/7, on tablets, PCs, and Macs. Register and login here: http://www.alabamasummerstride.com/ The Parent Support Line may be reached at (855) 382-6528 if you need help.

We want all of our students to be successful in school and in future careers. The Summer Learning Challenge offers tools to help your students create a love of reading and math to help them be better prepared for a lifetime of success. Find more information here: http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Pages/summer-learning.aspx

Announcements – 5/12/14

Any 8th grade boy who wishes to try out for MHS basketball next year should go by Coach Bates’ classroom before or after school to sign up. Boys trying out must have a copy of a current physical. For more information, contact Coach Bates at chad.bates@sccboe.org. Tryouts begin on May 19.

 

We will celebrate our teachers at MJHS next week, May 19-23, during Teacher Appreciation Week. Your help would truly be appreciated. You do not have to sign up to participate! If you would like to help, this is what you can do:

Monday – Bring breakfast foods

Tuesday – Have your child make his/her teachers Thank You cards

Wednesday – Bring snack foods

Thursday – Restock your teacher’s classroom! Bring small school supplies.

Friday – Bring lunch foods

 

St. Clair County Summer School will be hosted by the Eden Career Tech Center this year, from June 9-July 14. Registration is on June 5 & 6, 8am-2pm. Tuition is $250 for SCC students ($300 for students outside of St. Clair County) and is due at the time of registration, in the form of cash or a money order. Most classes will be delivered via computer. Students will be expected to follow the SCC Code of Conduct—any student sent to the office will be suspended from summer school, receive an ‘F,’ and will not receive a refund. If you have any questions, please contact Adrianne Dodgen at adrianne.dodgen@sccboe.org or David Springer at david.springer@sccboe.org, or call (205) 594-7055, ext. 222.

 

Moody High School varsity baseball is offering an opportunity for baseball players currently finishing K-6th grade, to get instruction in all aspects of baseball instruction. In addition to general instruction, players will be able to focus on skills specific to the positions they play. For more information, please contact Coach Stalls.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Thursday, 05/15 – 7th grade (current 6th graders) Orientation, 9am

7th grade (current 6th graders) Parent Orientation, 6pm

Monday, 05/19 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Bring breakfast foods

Tuesday, 05/20 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Bring thank you cards

Wednesday, 05/21 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Bring snack foods

Thursday, 05/22 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Restock your teacher’s classroom! Bring school supplies

8th grade Luncheon, 11am

Friday, 05/23 – Teacher Appreciation Week – Bring lunch foods

End of the Year Dance, 1pm

Monday, 05/26 – Memorial Day, no school

Tuesday, 05/27 – Awards’ Day, 8am

Faculty vs. Students softball game, 12:30pm

Faculty vs. Students basketball game, 2pm

Friday, 05/30 – Last day of school

Thursday, 06/05-Friday, 06/06 – Summer school registration at ECTC, 8am-2pm

Monday, 06/09-Monday, 07/14 – Summer school is in session

 

*DATES FOR NEXT YEAR*

Tuesday, 07/29/14-Wednesday, 07/30/14 – Donation Days, 8:30am-2:30pm ($25 donation + $15 locker fee)

Tuesday, 08/05/14 – 8th grade Orientation, 4:30-5:30pm

7th grade Orientation, 6-7:30pm.

Thursday, 08/07/14 – School begins

Monday, 09/01/14 – Labor Day, no school

Thursday, 09/11/14 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Monday, 10/13/14-Tuesday, 10/14/14 – Fall Break

Tuesday, 11/11/14 – Veteran’s Day, no school

Monday, 11/24/14-Friday, 11/28/14 – Thanksgiving Break

Monday, 12/22/14-Tuesday, 01/06/15 – Winter Break

Wednesday, 01/07/15 – Students return to school

Monday, 01/19/15 – MLK Day, no school (Weather Day 1)

Monday, 02/16/15 – President’s Day, no school

Monday, 03/30/15-Friday, 04/03/15 – Spring Break

Thursday, 04/23/15 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Friday, 05/22/15 – Last day of school

Tuesday, 05/26/15 – Weather Day 2 (if needed)

Wednesday, 05/27/15 – Weather Day 3 (if needed)

Announcements – 5/5/14

Varsity girls’ basketball tryouts will be held on May 6 from 3:30-5pm. If you have questions, please contact the high school.

Any 8th grade boy who wishes to try out for MHS basketball next year should go by Coach Bates’ classroom before or after school to sign up. Boys trying out must have a copy of a current physical. For more information, contact Coach Bates. Tryouts begin on May 19.

St. Clair County Summer School will be hosted by the Eden Career Tech Center this year, from June 9-July 14. Registration is on June 5 & 6, 8am-2pm. Tuition is $250 for SCC students ($300 for students outside of St. Clair County) and is due at the time of registration, in the form of cash or a money order. Most classes will be delivered via computer. Students will be expected to follow the SCC Code of Conduct—any student sent to the office will be suspended from summer school, receive an ‘F,’ and will not receive a refund. If you have any questions, please contact Adrianne Dodgen at adrianne.dodgen@sccboe.org or David Springer at david.springer@sccboe.org, or call (205) 594-7055, ext. 222.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Monday, 05/05 – Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) (7th grade only)

Tuesday, 05/06 – Quality Core End-of-Course Assessment (8th grade Algebra only)

Girls’ varsity basketball tryouts, 3:30-5pm

Wednesday, 05/07 – Quality Core End-of-Course Assessment (8th grade Algebra only)

Thursday, 05/08 – Moody Band Spring Concert, 6:30pm @ MHS gym Thursday, 05/15 – 7th grade (current 6th graders) Orientation

Thursday, 05/22 – 8th grade Luncheon, 11am

Friday, 05/23 – End of the Year Dance, 1pm

Monday, 05/26 – Memorial Day, no school

Tuesday, 05/27 – Awards’ Day, 8am

Faculty vs. Students softball game, 12:30pm

Faculty vs. Students basketball game, 2pm

Friday, 05/30 – Last day of school

 

Thursday, 06/05-Friday, 06/06 – Summer school registration at ECTC, 8am-2pm

Monday, 06/09-Monday, 07/14 – Summer school is in session

 

*DATES FOR NEXT YEAR*

Thursday, 08/07/14 – School begins

Monday, 09/01/14 – Labor Day, no school

Thursday, 09/11/14 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Monday, 10/13/14-Tuesday, 10/14/14 – Fall Break

Tuesday, 11/11/14 – Veteran’s Day, no school

Monday, 11/24/14-Friday, 11/28/14 – Thanksgiving Break

Monday, 12/22/14-Tuesday, 01/06/15 – Winter Break

Wednesday, 01/07/15 – Students return to school

Monday, 01/19/15 – MLK Day, no school (Weather Day 1)

Monday, 02/16/15 – President’s Day, no school

Monday, 03/30/15-Friday, 04/03/15 – Spring Break

Thursday, 04/23/15 – Early dismissal for students (Faculty Professional Development), 1pm

Friday, 05/22/15 – Last day of school

Tuesday, 05/26/15 – Weather Day 2 (if needed)

Wednesday, 05/27/15 – Weather Day 3 (if needed)