Mary Miller Junior High students have been busy with all kinds of engaging activities.  We kicked off Red Ribbon Week (RRW) with an assembly on October 24th.  Our focus for RRW was Anti-Vaping.  Miss Jenkins gave an emotional testimony of how her family was devastated by the negative effects of vaping.  Luckily, her story had a happy ending.  Students participated in an Anti-Vaping campaign by designing posters and writing poems.  Prizes were given to the best posters and poems in each grade level.  The 6th grade winners for their posters were Logan Pearson, Justin Nose, and James Lewis.  The 6th grade poetry awards went to Adelaide Schreiber-Young, Matthew Hagen, and Allison Shumate.  7th grade poster winners were Skyley Meador,  Dylen Barnes, and Jaiden Stelzer. 

The 7th grade poetry awards went to Madison Digby, Makiyah Tyler, and Skyley Meador.  We thank all of the students who participated.  Their creativity blew us away!  The posters are on display in the hallways.

MMJH students celebrated RRW by dressing up according to daily themes.  On 10/28 we wore Red to say, “We are Red-y to Live a Vape Free Life!”  10/29 was camo day to “Support the War on Vaping!”  10/30 was Hippie/Tye Dye Day to say, “Peace Out to Vaping!”  On 10/31 students will wear Halloween costumes to say, “BOO to Vaping!”

On 11/1, they will wrap up the week by wearing their favorite team apparel to “Team Up Against Vaping!”  On 10/30, we had special presentations during PE periods on the hazards of vaping.

At the assembly on 10/24, the student motivation committee held a special surprise drawing for all students that had no zeros during the 1st quarter.  The winners were Desirae Jones-6th, Matthew Dawson-7th, and Wyatt Hilgendorf-8th.  Congratulations to all students that had their names in the drawing!

MMJH cheerleaders are holding a Kiss the Pig Contest.  The results will be revealed soon.  Who will be puckering up…Mr. Tosh or Mr. Cavanaugh?

MMJH will be holding a canned food drive to collect non-perishable food items during the month of November.  All goods collected will be disbursed to MMJH families in need of assistance with food over our holiday breaks.  Mr. Dyer will hold a contest with PE periods competing against one another to see who can bring in the most canned goods/non-perishables.

MMJH is a wonderful community of committed learners and educators.  Come visit and see for yourself!