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2018-19 Meridian Junior High Announcements

Week of August 6, 2018

2018-19 Meridian Junior High Announcementsy 30







August 13

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August 15

August 16

August 17

August 18

Teacher Institute

Teacher Institute

MJHS PTO Back to School Bash & Open House 5-7 p.m.

1st day of School


Cardinal Night @ SVHS

6th, 7th, 8th Volleyball Team Building Party 3-8 pm


Important Dates Coming Up:  August 7 - MJHS Volleyball Parent/Player Meeting in Main Gym 6pm; August 7 -  MJHS PTO Meeting at Cardinal Cafe 6:00; August 8- Volleyball Practice Begins for 8th & 7th Grade; August 14 - MJHS PTO Back to School Bash & Open House; August 15 - 1st Day of School; August 20 - Volleyball Practice for 6th Grade begins at Monroe Center; August 29 - Picture Day; August 31 - Early Release; September 3 - No School - Labor Day


  • We will see you soon!!

  • If you did not get a yearbook for 2017-18 there are still some available, see Mrs. Gale

  • Remember, we don't collect homework for students until they have been absent 3 or more days.  Skyward often has lesson plans and assignments posted by various teachers.  Sometimes you can even find the PDF of worksheets you an print off at home.

  • We are looking for parent volunteers to support our teachers.  If you are interested in making copies, laminating, etc. contact Kelli Zitzke at kzitzke@mail.meridian223.org

  • Please do your best to communicate with your student pick-up procedures before school starts.  If you are picking them up early, please write a note and have your student stop by the office before school.  You must come into the office to sign your student out.

  • Like the District Facebook page @MeridianCUSD223 to see all of the great things happening at MJHS.  

  • Lunch money needs to be dropped off in the office first thing in the morning.  If it comes in after 9:00 a.m. it will not be entered until the next day.

  • Breakfast is served in the small gym in the morning!

  • If you have a student involved in athletics and/or activities you must turn in all required paperwork and pay the athletic fee before your student can participate.  You can find the 8 to 18 registration link on the right side of the district website.  Girls Volleyball players should be signing up now!
  • Please take the time to log in to Home Connect to see your student’s progress in Accelerated Reader and in Math 2.0!  Log in using your student’s Accelerated Reader username and password. (username = first name. Last name password is their student ID number)  Click here to log in to your Home Connect

  • We are looking for volunteers!  MJHS has a PBIS Bird  Buck Store the first Thursday of every month.  We are looking for parent volunteers that would be willing to work from 11-2.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Janet Hall at jhall@mail.meridian223.org 

BULLYING:  Is It Bullying?

  • When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that is RUDE

  • When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and do it once, that is MEAN

  • When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it- even when you tell them to stop or show them you are upset, that is BULLYING

  ****Please remind your students this includes things they say/post on social media****
LIBRARY BOOKS AND FINES: Please make sure you have returned all library books and have paid any fines you may owe.  If you have any questions, please see the librarians. 
8TH GRADE BOOK CLUB:  Meets Friday's: 
7TH GRADE BOOK CLUB:  Meets Friday's:   
ILL CHILD:  If your student does not feel well during the school day, they must come down to see the nurse. The nurse will contact you. If your student texts you and asks you to pick them up because they are sick, this may not be excused by the office. If you receive a text from your child, please direct them to the nurse. 

MJHS PTO NEWS:  Please click HERE to see the PTO news: 

  • Color Run 2018 registration is now open!  You can register online at www.mjhspto.com. Color Run 2018 will be held Sunday, September 30.  This is such a fun event and great way to support MJHS!

  • MJHS Back to School Bash is Tuesday, August 14 from 5-7 pm.  There will be food available from Franks Hot Dogs and Grampas Sweet Treats, dunk tank, spirit wear, gaga ball, volleyball.  Also get your supplies put in your locker!

  • Did you know you can raise funds for the MJHS PTO without spending any extra money?  Download the Shoparoo app and select our school!  All you do is snap pictures of your receipts and submit them on the app - every receipt gives us points and every point earns cash.  Super Easy!

  • Be sure to "like" Meridian Jr. High PTO on Facebook to stay up to date.

  • Next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, August 7  at 6:00 pm at Cardinal Cafe.  All current MJHS parents and teachers are welcome.

  • Contact anytime to get involved, volunteer or ask questions at meridianjrhighpto@gmail.com

PBIS STORE:  The next PBIS store is next school year, stay tuned.  New Hours for the PBIS Store 10:50 - 2:00.  Please have all your birdbucks signed.  

MORNINGS:  Remember there is no supervision before 7:00 a.m. If you drop your student off before that, they will be outside until the building opens at 7:00 am. Please remember that you are not allowed to walk to Casey's or Marathon in the morning after exiting the bus.  You need to enter the building upon exiting the bus.  Breakfast is served in the small gym.


  • If your student is involved in an activity, they must be academically eligible.  Academically eligible means they must be passing all classes each week.  The following steps will be followed involving eligibility: 
    • First Offense:  the student may not compete in any contests for that week, but may practice with the team.
    • Second Offense:  the student may not practice or compete in any contest for that week.
    • Third Offense:  the student will be dismissed from the team.
    • Remember if your student is involved in a club or sport, they must be in attendance at school for at least 4 periods in order to practice or play in a game.  The absence should be excused by a note from the dentist, doctor, etc.

AGENDAS:  If your student has misplaced his or her agenda, there are extras in the office that may be purchased for $8.00.

LOCKERS - Remember to lock your lockers!  Mrs. Davis feels sad when students’ items go missing, but if you locked your locker, you would not have an issue.  This also includes your gym locker.

LEAVING CAMPUS - Students are NOT allowed to leave campus and then return to get on the bus.  Mrs. Davis is responsible for your student from the moment they leave your house until the moment they get home. For example, they are not allowed to run to Casey’s and then come back on campus. If they are hurt crossing Route 72, Mrs. Davis is responsible.  Any student that does, this will not be allowed to get on the bus.

BIRD BUCKS:  Have you earned any bird bucks?  There is always time to get caught being GREAT!  Use them in the  BIRD BUCK STORE.  Make sure your name is on them.

LIBRARY:  Remember to bring in your Box Tops to the library.  It helps us purchase items to make the MJHS library GREAT!!

6th Grade - Coming Soon!
7th Grade -
8th Grade -


NOTES FROM THE NURSE:  Please continue to reinforce the 3 C's:  CLEAN, COVER, & CONTAIN.  

CLEAN your hands often using soap and water or hand sanitizer.  
COVER your coughs & sneezes with tissue or use your sleeve if no tissue is available.
CONTAIN germs by staying home if you are sick. You should stay home at least 24 hours after being fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medicines.  
Let's stay healthy through this cold & flu season!

Coca Cola Rewards:  A HUGE THANK YOU for all that have donated their lids and points to MJHS.    

LUNCH BALANCE:  Please make sure your lunch balances are in the positive for this year.

PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) Reminders:  Students can only use cell phones and wear hats after school hours.  Cell phones need to be turned off and put away as soon as you enter the building.  If you have any questions about the PBIS reminders, please contact a teacher.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of SEPTEMBER- RESPONSIBILITY!

6th Grade:  Tesla Goike & Braden Rogers
7th Grade:  Norah DeRosso & Aiden Livingston
8th Grade:  Sandra Laccer & Braden Shaw

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of OCTOBER- KINDNESS!

6th Grade:  Niyah Spotts & Levi Coppernoll
7th Grade:  Molly Tomash & Drake Stewart
8th Grade:  Lillie Doss & Madix Barrett

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of NOVEMBER - THANKFUL!

6th Grade:  Valynnzia Correa & Storm Hickey
7th Grade:  Brooke Hannebaum & Jared Fitzsimmons
8th Grade:  Valerie Bierdz & Robert Haymes

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of DECEMBER - COMPASSIONATE!

6th Grade:  Laney Archibald & Zavier Meraz
7th Grade:  Ella Challand & Owen Zitkus
8th Grade:  Rylee Reynolds & Luke Zitkus

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of JANUARY - RESPECTFUL!

6th Grade:  Madison Johnson & Aaron Walter
7th Grade:  Holidae Spotts & Joe Miller
8th Grade:  Megan Gale & Griffin Britnell

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of FEBRUARY - HELPFUL!

6th Grade:  Lilly Rudsinski & Ryan Morgan
7th Grade:  Cera Denton & Brady Connors
8th Grade:  Kylie Hall & Andrew Latham

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of MARCH - PERSEVERANCE!

6th Grade:  Grace Costello & Holland Reynolds
7th Grade:  Estefania Vazquez & Wyatt Gray
8th Grade:  Cody Blevins & Jacob Blevins

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of APRIL - SUCCESS!

6th Grade:  Rylie Vatch & Parker Gensler
7th Grade:  Jeremiah Bogner & Lane Jones
8th Grade:  Claire Montavon & Chris Seper

PBIS WINNERS:  Congrats to our 1st quarter PBIS Winners!!

6th Grade:  Lainey Dorsey & Kizer Winn
7th Grade:  Samantha Gonzalez & Hunter Peterson
8th Grade:  Addison Wythe & Dylan Davis

PBIS WINNERS:  Congrats to our 2nd quarter PBIS Winners!!

6th Grade:  Addison Hanners & Johnny DeKlerk
7th Grade:  Samantha Gonzalez & Kaley Doyle
8th Grade:  Lewis Beck & Cullen White

Congrats to Our Winners !!