October Student of the Month

Congratulations to our October Student of the Month, Layne W.!

October, 2014

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Announcements – 10/27/14

The second round of soccer tryouts will be held today and Thursday, 3:30-5pm.

Moody Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper tickets are on sale for $5. The supper will be tonight from 5-7:30pm at Carpinetti’s. For more information, please contact Mrs. Howell at samantha.howell@sccboe.org

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in applications/fees for the Mr. and Miss MJHS Pageant.

The MHS Beta Club is hosting Trick-or-Treat the Blue Devils on October 30 from 6-8pm. Bring your kiddies by!

There will be a Halloween Dance on Friday, October 31, at 1pm. Admission is $3. Concessions will be available. No costumes allowed.

The Mr. and Mrs. MJHS Pageant will be held on November 1. Information packets are in the front office.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Monday, 10/27/14 – Soccer tryouts, 3:30-5pm

Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper @ Carpinetti’s, 5-7:30pm

Wednesday, 10/29/14 – Counseling Group Guidance: Internet Safety

Thursday, 10/30/14 – Soccer tryouts, 3:30-5pm

Trick-or-Treat the Blue Devils @ MHS

Friday, 10/31/14 – Halloween dance, 1pm

MHS Football @ Arab, 7pm

Saturday, 11/01/14 – Mr./Miss MJHS Pageant, 6pm

8th Grade Career Fair

8th grade students at Moody Jr. High School participated in a Career Fair this month.  Students studied career options and learned about the training, education, and skills necessary for their career of choice; what professionals in the career actually do; and the salary, benefits, and future outlook for the career. Many students participated in job shadowing, and all of them wrote research papers and created projects that were judged by local professionals.

The judges were Melissa Adkins, who works for the St. Clair County Board of Education providing reading intervention and instructional support; the Honorable Terry Cromer, an attorney at Durward & Cromer, P.C., and a judge for the City of Moody; and Dr. Stephen Russell, a physician at the UAB Health Center in Moody, and an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Dr. Russell has recently published his first fictional novel and his second is due to be released next month.

01 Career Fair Winners

Pictured above are our Career Fair Winners from left to right, Phillip J. (2nd place), Aleya G. (1st place), and Morena P. (3rd place).

1st Place - Aleya G

1st Place, Aleya G.

2nd Place - Phillip J

2nd Place, Phillip J.

3rd Place - Morena P

3rd Place, Morena P.

Announcements – 10/20/14

We’re having a Scholastic Book Fair on October 20-24 in the Computer Lab. It will be open each day from 8am-2pm, and it will also be open during Parenting Night on October 23. Students will be able to shop during their English classes during the week. We will accept cash, checks, debit, and credit cards for book fair purchases. You can also order online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/moodyjuniorhighschool. We are in need of volunteers to work the book fair during the day. If you would like to volunteer, please email Mrs. Franklin at rachael.franklin@sccboe.org with your available days and times. We appreciate your support of MJHS literacy!

Moody Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper tickets are on sale for $5. The supper will be on October 27 from 5-7:30pm at Carpinetti’s. For more information, please contact Mrs. Howell at samantha.howell@sccboe.org

The MHS Beta Club is hosting Trick-or-Treat the Blue Devils on October 30 from 6-8pm. Bring your kiddies by!

The Mr. and Mrs. MJHS Pageant will be held on November 1. Information packets are in the front office.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Monday, 10/20/14 – Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm

Tuesday, 10/21/14 – Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm

Area Volleyball Tournament, 5pm

MJHS Football – St. Clair County Championship @ St. Clair County, 5:30pm

Wednesday, 10/22/14 – Career Fair

Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm

Thursday, 10/23/14 – Career Fair

Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm, 5:30-7pm

Parenting Night, 5:30-7pm

Friday, 10/24/14 – Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm

MHS vs. Lincoln – Senior Night

Wednesday, 10/29/14 – Counseling Group Guidance: Internet Safety

Friday, 10/24/14 – MHS Football vs. Lincoln (Senior Night), 7pm

Monday, 10/27/14 – Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper @ Carpinetti’s, 5-7:30pm

Thursday, 10/30/14 – Trick-or-Treat the Blue Devils @ MHS

Friday, 10/31/14 – MHS Football @ Arab, 7pm

Explore Testing

EXPLORE testing will take place for 8th grade students tomorrow. We will begin promptly in the morning. Students who are late will not be able to take the test.

More than ever before, it is important that all students have the skills needed to be successful in college and the workplace. Becoming college-ready does not happen overnight; students develop these skills by taking rigorous courses in high school.

EXPLORE helps 8th and 9th graders build high school course plans that will prepare them for college and work and introduces them to career options that are relevant to them. It shows your son or daughter:

  • areas needing extra help or additional courses;
  • suggestions for improving skills;
  • careers that match the student’s interests

EXPLORE scores provide early indicators of whether students are on track for college. With plenty of time before students graduate, teachers can use this information to focus on areas of need.

What is the ACT?

The ACT is an important test that colleges use to help them make admissions and scholarship decisions. Students who take EXPLORE are more likely to score higher on the ACT test.

Why is it important for your child to do his/her best on EXPLORE?

Your child’s teachers and counselors will use your child’s EXPLORE results to help him/her build plans for the future. They want to see what your child knows now, so they know what your child is ready to learn next.

What should your child bring on test day?

3 sharpened #2 pencils with good erasers

a 4-function, scientific or graphing calculator for the math test

ACT regularly updates information about which calculators are prohibited. To be certain their calculators will be permitted on test day, students should visit their website or call (800) 498-6481 for a recorded message.

Tips for helping your child do his/her best on the EXPLORE

  • Make sure he/she gets plenty of sleep the night before the test.
  • Tell him/her to listen to and follow directions exactly.
  • EXPLORE is a timed test, so tell your child to pace him-/herself. He/she shouldn’t spend too much time on any one question.
  • If he/she isn’t sure of the answer, he/she should first rule out every wrong answer. Then, pick the best answer from those left.
  • If your child finishes early, he/she should go back and review his/her work.

Want to learn more about EXPLORE?

Check out some EXPLORE sample test questions at here.

 

 

Announcements – 10/15/14

And again…our website address has changed. This makes it so much easier to remember! www.mjhs.sccboe.org

October is Anti-Bullying Month. In addition to educating our students about bullying, we are providing our parents with some resources as well. Ending bullying is a community-wide initiative. Responsibility cannot only lie with the schools—like all components of education, ending bullying behaviors starts at home.

The MHS Varsity Girls’ Basketball Team is selling Auburn, Alabama, and Moody sweatshirts for $20. The last day to order is October 17.

We’re having a Scholastic Book Fair on October 20-24 in the Computer Lab. It will be open each day from 8am-2pm, and it will also be open during Parenting Night on October 23. Students will be able to shop during their English classes during the week. We will accept cash, checks, debit, and credit cards for book fair purchases. You can also order online here. We are in need of volunteers to work the book fair during the day. If you would like to volunteer, please email Mrs. Franklin at rachael.franklin@sccboe.org with your available days and times. We appreciate your support of MJHS literacy!

Moody Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper tickets are on sale for $5. The supper will be on October 27 from 5-7:30pm at Carpinetti’s. For more information, please contact Mrs. Howell at samantha.howell@sccboe.org

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT & AROUND MJHS

Wednesday, 10/15/14 – Career Fair – Presentation Boards due

Kiwanis Club information sheet and money due to Mrs. Howell

Thursday, 10/16/14 – Report cards go home

EXPLORE (8th grade only)

Friday, 10/17/14 – MHS Football @ Alexandria, 7pm

Saturday, 10/18/14 – MHS Volleyball County Tournament @ Springville, 9am

Monday, 10/20/14 – Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm

Tuesday, 10/21/14 – Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm

Area Volleyball Tournament, 5pm

MJHS Football – St. Clair County Championship @ St. Clair County, 5:30pm

Wednesday, 10/22/14 – Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm

Thursday, 10/23/14 – Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm, 5:30-7pm

Parenting Night, 5:30-7pm

Friday, 10/24/14 – Scholastic Book Fair, 8am-2pm

Wednesday, 10/29/14 – Counseling Group Guidance: Internet Safety

Friday, 10/24/14 – MHS Football vs. Lincoln (Senior Night), 7pm

Monday, 10/27/14 – Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper @ Carpinetti’s, 5-7:30pm

Friday, 10/31/14 – MHS Football @ Arab, 7pm