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TEXAS YOUTH HOTLINE
ALL DAY, EVERY DAY
TEXT: 512.872.5777
CALL:1.800.989.6884

WELCOME TO OUR MJH

COUNSELOR'S CORNER!

Our Counseling Team would like to welcome you to our website! 

Mrs. Gagliano & Mrs. Stewart are here to inspire, support, and empower our students as they explore their interests, work to their potential, and grow as learners here at MJH.

Dear MJH Families,

We are committed to helping our students and families during this time of uncertainty while our students are learning from school or from home.

We will be posting all assistance resources under our COVID-19 ASSISTANCE tab and helpful counseling information under our COVID-19 COUNSELING tab.We will also continue to provide all of our students counseling services via email and scheduled phone conferences when in-person meetings are not desirable. Please don’t hesitate to reach out using the contact information below when needed.

Our thoughts & prayers are with each and every one of you during this time,

Barbara Gagliano & Tressie Stewart

For Students with Last Names A-K:   

Barbara Gagliano, LPC

Professional School Counselor

barbara.gagliano@misd.org

For Students with Last Names L-Z:  

Tressie Stewart, LPC Intern

Professional School Counselor

tressie.stewart@misd.org

CLASSLINK INFORMATION
  • This year, we are using a new password program called ClassLink.
  • Your student must go through that program to access their Office 365 email and Google Classroom accounts.
  • The username and password for ClassLink is on a sticker on their MJH schedule. 
  • Please email Shelley Smith, our librarian and media specialist, at shelley.smith@misd.org if you have questions or need assistance.
  • Below is a link to a video that shows how to set up ClassLink to have access to the Outlook email and Google Classroom.
  • Once your student has completed the security questions, he/she should be able to get into Google Classroom without any difficulty.
 
Covid-19 Outreach Program

SCHOLLY COVID-19

$200 Student Relief Fund:

Click Here for My Scholly Relief Application

 

AUNT BERTHA: SOCIAL CARE NETWORK

Search for free or reduced cost services:  medical care, food, job training, & more:

Click Here for Aunt Bertha Website

BENEFITS.GOV: Finding the Right Help

Click Here for Government Benefits

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

SHELTER

Family Promise of Montgomery County

PO Box 692

Conroe, TX 77305

Ph. 936-441-8778 Main

http://www.familypromiseofmc.org

Services: 90-day housing program for homeless families, day care and food provided while in the program

Montgomery County Women’s Center

Ph. 936-441-7273~Metro 24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE

888-844-6289 ext. 280 Toll-free

http://www.mcwctx.org

Services: Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence

Salvation Army

304 Avenue E

Conroe, TX 77301

Ph. 936-760-2440 Main

http://www.salvationarmy.org/

Services:Assistance with food, shelter, utilities, disaster assistance, one-way bus tickets, new prescriptions, counseling

UTILITIES

Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Sacred Heart

109 North Frazier

Conroe, TX 77301­­­­

Ph. 936-539-1188 Main

http://www.svdphouston.org

Services: Assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, medical

Salvation Army

304 Avenue E

Conroe, TX 77301

Ph. 936-760-2440 Main

http://www.salvationarmy.org/

Services: Assistance with food, shelter, utilities, disaster assistance, one-way bus tickets, new prescriptions, counseling

Creative Outreach Ministries/Angelic Resale

723 W. Davis

Conroe, TX 77301

Ph. 936-441-5433 Main

http://www.creativeoutreach.com

Services: Provides food, clothing, and financial assistance for rent and utilities to those in need

Crisis Assistance Center

1022 McCall Ave

Conroe, TX 77301

Ph. 936-539-9211 Main

www.cac-mctx.org

Services: Assistance with rent, utilities, food, clothing, household items. Also provides assistance for fire victims. Job search and self-sufficiency case management available for adults. Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 AM-11:30, 1:00-4:00. Closed on Mondays.

FOOD

Crisis Assistance Center

1022 McCall Ave

Conroe, TX 77301

Ph. 936-539-9211 Main

www.cac-mctx.org

Services: Assistance with rent, utilities, food, clothing, household items. Also provides assistance for fire victims. Job search and self-sufficiency case management available for adults.  Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 AM. Closed on Mondays.

Creative Outreach Ministries/Angelic Resale

723 W. Davis

Conroe, TX 77301

Ph. 936-441-5433 Main

http://www.creativeoutreach.com

Services: Provides food, clothing, and financial assistance for rent and utilities to those in need

Salvation Army

304 Avenue E

Conroe, TX 77301

Ph. 936-760-2440 Main

http://www.salvationarmy.org/

Services: Assistance with food, shelter, utilities, disaster assistance, one-way bus tickets, new prescriptions, counseling

Texas Health and Human Services

608 North Loop 336 East

Conroe, TX 77301.

Ph. 936-539-1161

http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us

Services: Provides income assistance, medical assistance and social services to people meeting Federal and State eligibility guidelines. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps (SNAPS) and Medical Assistance (Medicaid)

Montgomery United Methodist Church

22548 Hwy. 105 West

Montgomery, TX 77356

Ph. 936-597-6162

https://www.mumctex.org/

Services: Food pantry is available from 9:00-10:30 on the 2nd and 4th Monday and the preceding Saturday. A small application and driver’s license is required for proof of residency and to document the number of people living in your household.

Lake Church

1701 McCaleb Road

Montgomery, TX 77316

Ph. 936-588-4975

https://www.lakechurch.com/

Services: Food pantry is available from 9-11A.M. on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. A small application and driver’s license is required for proof of residency and to document the number of people living in your household.

West Conroe Baptist Church

1855 Longmire Road

Conroe, TX 77304

Ph. 936-760-1911

http://www.wcbc.us/

Services: Food pantry is available every Wednesday from 10:00-1:00. The food distribution is located in the backlot…just follow the signs aroun

Also, 211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, assessment, and referral to community services for people of all ages. Simply dial 2-1-1 for immediate assistance.

CLICK COVID-19 ASSISTANCE TAB for HELP with:

FINANCES,   HOUSING,   UTILITIES,   FOOD,   MEDICAL CARE,   JOB TRAINING,   &   CRISIS INTERVENTION

MJH Bears, we are thinking about each of you and your families and hoping you are well! We will be posting resources in order to provide additional help while you are away from us learning from home. Sometimes during challenging times, sharing uplifting things can also provide much comfort to us as well. There is much to be said about shared experiences. When we know we are not alone, we tend to be able to endure more than if we feel that no one understands us. If there is something we can do to help, please reach out and email us. We are here to help you through this time of uncertainty, together.

Mrs. Gagliano & Mrs. Stewart

Mental health

Self-Care Activities

(Just click on the blue words and then click on the link that appears below the words.)

Blow bubbles

Recipe for homemade bubble solution

Play a board game

Teens social distancing

Make a list of your accomplishments

Meditate

https://mindfulne

ssforteens.com/Dealing with anxiety

Take an online course

https://www.class

central.com/tag/teen

agers

Coloring time!

https://coloringhome.

com/teenage-coloring-pages-free-printable

Drink a cup of tea

Self care

Ride your bike

Go stargazing

https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=14b8LyoHq74

Self Care

Start a gratitude daily journal

I am thankful for…...

Teach your pet a new trick

Self Care

Make a list of goals for yourself

Do yoga

Yoga for Teens

with Jaysea Devoe

Do your laundrySelf care

Write a letter to your future self

Learn a few phrases

in a new language

Play an instrumentself care

Do an arts or craft activity

Walk your dog(s)

self care

Write a thank you email to your teachers

Self care

Write in a journal

Journaling

Look at family photo albums

Find a book you want to read

http://sapl.sat.lib

.tx.us/

http://bexarbibliotech.

org/

http://jbsalibraries.

org/

Be in the moment. Go outside without your phone and pay attention to what you see, hear and smell.  

Meditate

https://www.calm.

com/blog/take-a-deep-breathSelf care

Do a crossword puzzle

NY Times Student Crossword Archive

Declutter your bedroom

Self Care

Take a virtual museum tour

https://www.mental

floss.com/article/

75809/12-world-

class-museums-you-

can-visit-online

https://www.travel

andleisure.com/

attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Cook with a parent

Place positive post it notes on the bathroom mirrorSelf care

Breath - Click on

the breathing

mystery circle

Watch a movie with your family

Make a funny videoself care

Play with a pet

Make a family gratitude jar

https://www.some

whatsimple.com/gra

titude-jar/grateful

Take a bubble bathSelf care

Take photos of nature

Meditate

self care

Bake something for your familyCooking

Go for a walk or hike

Take a virtual tour https://www.

weareteachers.

com/best-virtual-

field-trips/

Put your phone down for an hour, an afternoon, or a day

Call or video chat with a friend or a family member you haven’t  seen in a whileSelf care

Make a list of things you like about yourself

Turn up the music and dance

Dance

Cheer up your neighbors! Use chalk to write positive messages on the sidewalk.

Make a bucket list

Go outside and watch the clouds

Clouds

Make a list of people you look up to and why

Do a puzzle

Puzzle


View VIDEO LINK below for HELP with ANXIETY

Click: 5 Tips to Manage Anxiety

View ARTICLES below for MORE INFORMATION:
Free Online Learning Sites
03/25/2020

The article below shares many free educational tools to use at this time. 

Free Online Learning Sites

COVID-19: How to Talk to Your Child
03/23/2020

The following article from KIDS HEALTH provides helpful information regarding talking to your child about the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

COVID-19: How to Talk to Your Child


View SLIDE SHOW below for ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

2019-2020 Montgomery County Community Resources

 ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS

STUDY SKILLS / HOMEWORK HELPER

Khan Academy
With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 180 practice sessions, their mission is to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.         
Discovery Education Homework Helper
Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. Take a look at their interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

CRISIS HELP

Texas Youth Hotline

Contact the Texas Youth Hotline any time, day or night to discuss your problem. It's free and we're here to help!

FOR HELP:
Call 1-800-989-6884
Text 512-872-5777
Chat With Us Online

Texas Department of Family Services

The Department of Family and Protective Services provides this secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people who are elderly (65 years or older). This website is only for reporting situations that do not require an emergency response. An emergency is a situation where a child, adult with disabilities, or person who is elderly faces an immediate risk of abuse or neglect that could result in death or serious harm.

HELP WITH TEEN ISSUES

Recover Your Life for Self Harmers
Known for helping people suffering with Self Harm, we also welcome and support people with other issues such as Eating Disorders, Mental Health problems, those dealing with Abuse, and many more! We do not condone any pro-activity or encourage anyone to hurt themselves in any way, and there are a few rules to hold that in place.
Teen Health
Making a change
Stop Bullying
Bullying stops us from being who we want to be, and prevents us from expressing ourselves freely, and might even make us feel unsafe. If you are bullied, say something! If you are bullying, it’s not cool!
Teens Against Bullying
Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause
Your Life, Your Voice
If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused, please call us. These are serious issues that are best handled in one-on-one conversations with counselors.
Safe Place
Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. As a community-based program, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. Locations include: libraries, YMCA’s fire stations, public buses, various businesses, and social service facilities.

Youth Anxiety

Learn about anxiety and positive coping strategies and interventions to help you when you are experiencing feelings of anxiety and stress.

 







National Junior Honor Society

Amanda Fancher, MJH Coordinator

Email: amanda.fancher@misd.org

NJHS REQUIREMENTS

SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUEST INFORMATION

The counseling department does NOT have authorization to make teacher or lunch changes. Please contact your assistant principal to discuss these requests.

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES


Before the start of the school year, the only schedule change requests that will

be considered are if your student’s schedule displays one of the following

issues:

  • an incorrect number of class periods
  • a duplicate course listed
  • an exact course scheduled that was previously taken and passed

For schedule change requests regarding moving from Advanced to Level core courses or

requesting an elective preference change, a Schedule Change Request Form may be requested

from your child’s counselor or found below. We cannot guarantee that a schedule change will

be possible based on course availability. The counseling office does not have the authorization

to change assigned teachers or scheduled lunch periods.

 

Counselor email for students with last names A-K:

Barbara.Gagliano@misd.org

 

Counselor email for students with last names L-Z:

Tressie.Stewart@misd.org

Schedule Change Request Form

Please complete the form below and either email it to your counselor or return to your counselor's box in the counseling office.

20-21 MJH

COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS:

 

7th & 8th GRADE

20-21 7th Grade Course Selection Presentation.pdf

 

20-21 8th Grade Course Selection Presentation.pdf

 

 

20-21 COURSE SELECTION GUIDE

20-21 JH Course Selection Guide.pdf

20-21 MJH COURSE CONTRACTS

6th Grade Students (20-21)

Grade 6 Course Contract

 7th Grade Students (20-21)

Grade 7 Course Contract

Advanced Course Contract

8th Grade Students (20-21)

Grade 8 Course Contract

Advanced Course Contract

MHS ADV ENG I SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT

MHS Adv ENG 1 pg1
MHS Adv ENG 1 pg2

MHS ENDORSEMENTS

What is an ENDORSEMENT?

An ENDORSEMENT is a series of courses that are grouped together by their subject area. Students must select an ENDORSEMENT prior to entering 9th grade. The 5 ENDORSEMENTS offered at MHS are:

  • BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
  • SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATH (STEM)
  • PUBLIC SERVICES
  • ARTS & HUMANITIES
  • MULTIDISCIPLINARY

What is a PATHWAY?

A PATHWAY is the series of courses a student selects to take that fall under their ENDORSEMENT area.

  • On the charts below, the PATHWAYS are listed under each ENDORSEMENT area.
  • The courses offered for each pathway are listed under the pathway title.

 

MHS ENDORSEMENT VIDEOS

The informational videos included below will provide you with some insight into each Endorsement area offered at MHS.       

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 


Click on the txMyZone button to access your Course Portal.

TXMYZONE PORTAL

Should I Refer my child for the Gifted and Talented Program?

 

The Parent Awareness Meeting will provide parents with information about the Montgomery ISD Gifted and Talented (GT) Program and the characteristics of GT students. Students DO NOT need to attend this meeting. It is an informational meeting for parents.

 

  • Thursday, October 15th, 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting
  • Join Code: 861 2278 6807

 

You DO NOT have to attend the meeting to refer your child for the GT program. To refer your child, request a Parent Referral Form from the school or download it at www.misd.org under the Curriculum and Instruction tab/Gifted and Talented Services, or click the link below. Complete the form and turn it in to Mrs. Stewart by October 23rd.

Parent Referral and Consent Form 20-21.pdf