Washington, DC, Trip Meeting

Anyone who missed the Washington DC trip meeting, don’t panic! The information packets are in the office. In addition, you can find one here. The $100 deposit is due on 9/19/14. If you have questions regarding the trip, please contact Mr. Birchfield.


		
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Announcements – 8/25/14

All students who are interested in participating in the Moody Jr. High School Fishing Team need to see Mr. Burns. Also, on Tuesday at 6:30pm, the Bassmaster Professionals will be in the MHS gym to provide fishing information.

MJHS will have a yearlong fundraiser with Chick-fil-A. Anytime you purchase a nugget tray from CFA in Leeds, bring your MJHS nugget fundraiser card in with it and they will donate money to the school for every tray sold. This is a great tailgating tray for the upcoming football season! Thank you for your continued support of MJHS! You can find a nugget fundraiser card here.

Beginner and Intermediate chess classes are currently being held at MMS. Any student enrolled in any Moody school is eligible to join. Questions should be directed to Coach Pino.

The Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 8. Sessions are at 9am, 10am, and 11am. For more information, please contact ASFA’s Outreach Coordinator, Jaronda Little, at (205) 252-9241.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Tuesday, 08/26/14 – Washington DC trip meeting, 6pm @ MPR

Friday, 08/29/14 – Fall Pictures

FCA meeting, 7:30am

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

Announcements – 8/18/14

State Superintendent Tommy Bice. Mr. Bice will visit schools across the state to talk to parents, teachers, and the community about the future of public education.

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MJHS will have a yearlong fundraiser with Chick-fil-A. Anytime you purchase a nugget tray from CFA in Leeds, bring your MJHS Nugget Fundraiser card in with it and they will donate money to the school for every tray sold. This is a great tailgating tray for the upcoming football season! Thank you for your continued support of MJHS! Print your CFA Fundraiser card here!

CFA Fundraiser Card

 

Students who are interested in being a part of the Scholars’ Bowl Team should sign up outside Mrs. Sublett’s room.

 

The Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 8. Sessions are at 9am, 10am, and 11am. For more information, please contact ASFA’s Outreach Coordinator, Jaronda Little, at (205) 252-9241 or by email at jlittle@asfa.k12.al.us.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Thursday, 08/21/14 – Beginner Band Instrument Night, 6-8pm

Friday, 08/22/14 – MHS Football vs. Hamilton, 7pm

Tuesday, 08/26/14 – Washington DC trip meeting, 6pm

Friday, 08/29/14 – Fall Pictures

Parents Set the Tone for Jr. High Success

Set a Good Example. Parents who value education have children who value education. Encourage your child to attend school daily and refer to it as a “job.” Don’t allow your child to miss school unless he is actually ill or there is an emergency. Teach responsibility by living it. Take your commitments seriously. Your kids are watching!

 

Encourage Good Study Habits. Parents can teach their children good study skills starting with organization. Start by cleaning out the backpack weekly. Have your kids write down all of their assignments in their planner and check it over daily. Encouraging students to have long-term goals and to keep up with their reading assignments pays off.

 

Set Boundaries. Let your kids know your expectations of their grades and behavior. Set realistic rules and consequences such as bedtimes and curfews. Don’t threaten or promise something that can’t be carried out.

 

Know Your Children. Discover their talents and interests. Encourage positive, productive extracurricular activities such as sports, music, dance or hobbies. Know how your kids are spending their time when they are not with you.

 

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Announcements – 8/11/14

The MJHS Announcement Email is delivered every Monday, or the first school day of every week. This email is delivered as a courtesy to our parents and may not always be all-inclusive of announcements and schedules. Because I cannot know everything that is going on in every department at all schools, I depend on others to provide me with much of the information that needs to be posted. The deadline for submitting an announcement is the Friday prior to the Monday newsletter, and only information that is related to school or educational events will be included. Unfortunately, announcements that do not make this deadline will no longer be delivered. If you feel there is something that should be included that has not been, please contact the sponsor or coach of that event and ask them to send me the invitation so that it may be included. Requests for announcements may not be submitted by parents, but only by school personnel. Questions regarding announcements should be directed to the contact person given or to the appropriate department.

 

The MJHS football coach is looking for some football trainers for the upcoming football season. Applications are in the front office and the deadline to apply is August 15. For more information, please contact Coach Gosnell at jt.gosnell@sccboe.org

 

Upcoming Events At & Around MJHS

Friday, 08/22/14 – MHS Football vs. Hamilton, 7pm

Announcements – 8/7/14

Monthly Reminders

For more information on any of this, please contact the front office at 640-2040.

  • Character Education for the month of August is New Beginnings.
  • The MJHS Library collects Campbell’s labels, all kinds of printer ink cartridges and old cell phones to raise money for technology.
  • Lunch money – You may pay your child’s lunch money on the St. Clair County website.
  • All car riders must be dropped off and picked up at MHS.
  • If a student is tardy, a parent MUST come into the school office check him/her in.

The MJHS Announcement Email is delivered every Monday, or the first school day of every week. This email is delivered as a courtesy to our parents and may not always be all-inclusive of announcements and schedules. Because I cannot know everything that is going on in every department at all schools, I depend on others to provide me with much of the information that needs to be posted. The deadline for submitting an announcement is the Friday prior to the Monday newsletter, and only information that is related to school or educational events will be included.  Unfortunately, announcements that do not make this deadline will no longer be delivered. If you feel there is something that should be included that has not been, please contact the sponsor or coach of that event and ask them to send me the invitation so that it may be included. Requests for announcements may not be submitted by parents, but only by school personnel. Questions regarding announcements should be directed to the contact person given or to the appropriate department.

Registration Forms

All registration forms should have been completed at the end of last school year. If you have any address or telephone changes, please notify the front office in writing at jan.crowe@sccboe.org throughout the year.

Tardies & Check-Ins

If a student arrives late to school, a parent or guardian must come in and sign the student in.

Check-Outs

Anybody checking out a student must be on the student’s pre-approved checkout list (provided on the registration forms completed at the end of last year). The only way to change this list is for a parent/guardian to submit a request in writing. We cannot accept verbal permission for this. Any person checking out a student must have a photo I.D.—even if we know you.

Vision and Mission of St. Clair County School System

The vision of the St. Clair County School System is to be recognized as one of Alabama’s premiere systems by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum which will enable all students to graduate from high school and be successful in the 21st century. The mission of the St. Clair County Board of Education is to ensure that high expectations are maintained for all students by providing quality instruction and involving parents and community so that all students graduate, become responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners.

MJHS Counseling and Guidance Mission Statement

Every student has the right to experience respect and dignity as a human being and to benefit from the counseling and guidance services.

Every student has the right to participate in activities that promote self-direction and self-development.

Every student has the right to make choices and accept responsibility for choices made.

Every student has the right to participate in a comprehensive school counseling and guidance program designed to assist all students in attaining their maximum potential in academic, career, and personal and social development.

Teacher Conferences

During the school year, if you find you need to conference with one of your child’s teachers, please arrange this by calling the front office (640-2040) or by emailing the teacher (email addresses may be found on our webpage). If you find you need to conference with more than one, I will set up a group conference for you.

Standardized Testing

The EXPLORE (for 8th graders only) will be on October 16.

The ACT Aspire and the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) will be administered during the testing window of April 6-May 15. More definite dates will be provided to you when we have them.

**PLEASE DO NOT SCHEDULE FAMILY VACATIONS OR ROUTINE DOCTOR’S VISITS DURING TEST TIMES!**

Email Addresses

All email addresses may be found on the Moody Jr. High School Website. For your convenience, I have also listing them here: Faculty, Subjects, and Emails

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

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

Thursday, 10/16/14 – EXPLORE

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)