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Schedule pick-up information

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Registration and schedule pick-up will be held  on Tuesday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 16th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Students will receive their schedule and hall locker with combination.  School pictures will be taken as well.  A packet of information, including picture order forms, demographic information and a few others, will be mailed on August 1st.  Please review the forms and bring them with you. 

If you are new to Cheyenne or were not pre-registered in the spring, please call the school at 307.771.2650 to get further instructions and to schedule an appointment with a counselor. 


Fall

Sports

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Football:  The parent/player meeting will be held in the MJHS cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10th.  Practice will begin Monday, August 14th at 8:00 a.m.

Volleyball:  Practice will begin on Monday, August 14th in the gym.  Eighth graders will practice from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Seventh graders will practice from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  The parent/player meeting will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the MJHS Auditorium.

Cross Country:  Practice will begin on Monday, August 14th from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and students will meet in the front of the school.  The parent/player meeting will be held later that evening at 6:00 p.m. in the MJHS Auditorium.

Please be sure that your student has a current physical dated after May 1, 2017.  The physical form must be filled out by a physician and turned in to the coaching staff on the first day of practice.  Students will not be allowed to practice without it.



From the Office:

When your student has an appointment or needs to be released from school, please call the office ahead of time so that we can get your child out of class and have them ready for you when you arrive.  You must come into the school and sign your student out with our attendance clerk.  You are not required to sign your student back in upon return. 

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Lunch at McCormick runs from 10:41 - 11:49 a.m. each day.  If you need to check your student out during this timeframe and are unable to call ahead,  you may be asked to obtain a visitor badge from our receptionist and collect your student from the cafeteria or the football field outside. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call our office. 


Upcoming Construction Projects at McCormick

We have been approved for a remodel and facelift for our locker room areas, as well as both the main gym, the auxiliary gym, and the weight room.  Along with renovation of those areas, we will begin installation of artificial turf on our upper football field. 

The projects are much too complicated to take place only during the summer months so we will need to work around them when we return from spring break. 

We will not have access to the Girls' locker room, Gym B, or the west parking/basketball area beginning on April 3rd.  Construction on the main football field is scheduled to begin April 11th.  Our main concern is the safety of our students and our staff and we are taking every precaution we can think of.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call the school.


AVID Information


We will be offering an AVID elective for the first time during the 2017-2018 school year.  Information about AVID and the application can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

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COME TO HOMEWORK ROOM!

Mrs. Amanda Morgan is our homework room teacher and is available Monday through Thursday from 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in room 65 to assist students with assignments or questions from any content area.  A late bus has been arranged and arrives at MJHS at 4:00 p.m.  Students must already be on a regular bus route to ride.  With the exception of F.E.Warren AFB, this bus does not deliver students that live west of I-25 or north of Prairie Wind Elementary.

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Extended Day Opportunities

We will be offering Extended Day opportunities for our students during the school year again this year.  It will be scheduled for two or three evenings each quarter. 


 

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Students who attend extended day will have the opportunity to show proficiency and better demonstrate learning on assignments from the current quarter.  Assignments completed during extended day will not have points deducted for tardiness.  Snacks will be provided and students can attend for part or all of the allotted time. 


Parent Advisory provides parents the opportunity to be involved with the McCormick Administrative team though discussions, presentations, and questions.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ciara Knepper is our McCormick representative for the LCSD1 Parent Advisory Committee (PAC).  The PAC meets once a month to learn about things happening in the district that affect our schools.  She represents MJHS so parents have a voice and ears for district happenings.  If you have any questions or concerns, she can be reached at: cpknepper@gmail.com or 307-631-6641.



Information about the Nurses Office from MJHS School Nurse, Brenda Wrede....


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There is a School Nurse scheduled at the Junior High and High School every day of the week. Our hours are 7:15-3:15.  We encourage you to have your child seen by the School Nurse prior to deciding to pick them up from school.  If I feel your child is too ill to be at school I will always call you.  If there are things that I can do for your child to make it possible for them to remain in school, I will be happy to assist with that.    My goal is to work with Students and their Parents to create a healthy educational environment and keep students in school. 

Services I can provide for your student:        

1.       Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Cough Drops and TUMS are available in my office and can be given with parent permission (permission given at time of registration) until 2:00 daily.  Please do not send medication (except for inhalers) to school with your student to keep in their backpack or locker. 

 2.      Throat Cultures can be done first thing in the morning for those students who are exhibiting the signs and symptoms of strep throat. 

 3.      I can assess your student when they are in pain or don’t feel well and then communicate my assessment to you so we can make a plan together to meet your child’s needs. 

 4.      I will work with your child and their teachers when medical situations arise that require a change to their daily routine i.e. being on crutches due to an injury or returning to school with a concussion. 


Take a Stand Against Bullying

On October 20th, we had a UNITY DAY at McCormick and asked all our staff and students to wear a McCormick Junior High shirt to unite as a school against bullying.

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On October 25th we had a “MIX IT UP” LUNCH DAY. This is a national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance. It is a way for students, on one designated day, to sit with someone new at lunch and engage them in a positive conversation.  The goal was for students to focus on making connections across boundaries. Tutorial teachers presented a lesson with students prior to October 25th about what questions to ask the person they met to prepare for the event. Students will now reflect on how their conversations went in their next Olweus meeting.   If you are interested in our anti-bullying rules, please visit the link under School Resources and click on Olweus Bullying Prevention.

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