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WELCOME TO OUR 2017 -2018

COUNSELORS' CORNER

We are very excited to welcome 6th grade to MJH this school year! We are looking forward to working with all of our junior high students as they continue down the pathway of educational success.          

Please browse through our webpages to become familiar with the resources provided and check back periodically for updates.

It's a great day to be a BEAR!

 

Our MJH Counseling Team

 

Mrs. Gagliano

All Students Last Name A-L

936.276.3300

Barbara.Gagliano@misd.org

Mrs. Larson

All Students Last Name M - Z

936.276.3300

Tracey.Larson@misd.org

Mrs. Hooton

Registrar

936.276.3300

Tracey.Hooton@misd.org


Current 8th Grade Parents/Guardians

The course selection process for our 8th grade students moving on to 9th grade has begun.

 

Your student will be receiving the "Pick Your Path" form on Friday, November 17, 2017 from their science teachers to use to select their Endorsement and Pathway area. These forms will be utilized to create your student's initial Personal Graduation Plan and create an appropriate academic track in high school. All students will have several opportunities to change their Endorsement and Pathway choice in high school, if needed. Please take time to review the information (Course Selection Calendar, Endorsement/Pathway Videos, PowerPoint) we have provided to assist you and your child in selecting the best Endorsement and Pathway that currently fits his/her academic plan for high school. All 8th grade students have received information on the various Endorsements and Pathways during the month of November during school hours. These forms will be due on Thursday, November 30, 2017 to their science teachers.                                  

  

Please review the Endorsement and Pathway presentation below to aide in "Picking Your Path".

Your Counseling Team,

Barbara Gagliano (A-L) & Tracey Larson (M-Z)


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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 chooses 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.

 

Example (found on the chart below):

  • Endorsement Area: Business and Industry
  • Pathway found under Business and Industry: Agricultural Animal Systems
  • Courses offered under the Agricultural Animal Systems pathway are;
    • 5110: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
    • 5111: Wildlife Fisheries
    • 5122: Livestock Production
    • 5123: Animal Science
    • and more

(For printable copy, click on each image)

  • MHS Endorsements 1: Pathways Listed Under Each Endorsement Area

  • MHS Endorsements 2: Pathways Listed Under Each Endorsement Area

MHS ENDORSEMENT VIDEOS

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

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MHS Course Selection Documents
(Soon to come ...) 

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS:

 

Gradebook Online: Parent Portal

http://gradebook.misd.org/eportal/classes.aspx

 

Online Textbooks:

STEMSCOPES SCIENCE TEXTBOOK

Math Textbook

Algebra 1 Textbook Link

ELA/RDG McGraw Hill Textbook

Texas and U.S. History Textbook

 

Financial Assistance for Single Mothers

Single Mom Grants

 

Free Counseling Services

Sam Houston State University Counseling Clinic

Tri-County Services

Montgomery County Youth Services

 

Mental Health Centers

Lonestar Family Health Center

The Woodlands Behavioral nd Wellness Center

 

Mental and Physical Health

FREE MEDICAL & DENTAL SERVICE

Parenting Teens: The Parental Encylopedia

Eating Disorders

Help with Grief and Loss: The Dougy Center

Youth Anxiety

RAINN: Teen Abuse

Children of Divorce

StopBullying.Gov

 

Parent Information on Monitoring Your Student's Cell Phone Usage

Monitoring Your Teen’s Technology Usage

Bully Behaviors and Prevention for Parents

StopBullying.Gov

 

Family Support Services 

Montgomery County Youth Services

Montgomery County United Way
                       

 
 
 JUST 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 HOTLINE

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.

Our Mission

Montgomery Independent School District, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, will provide a premier academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural and physical aspects of learning.  This program will empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship and service to others.

 

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