Attention 8th grade parents: At Mariemont Junior High School, we strive to ensure every child who enters our buildings feels comfortable and safe, both physically and emotionally. Next week, students in grade 8 will participate in the Signs of Suicide program. The goal of the program is to help students recognize the symptoms of depression and/or suicide for themselves, their friends and their loved ones. The purpose of this program is not to help the students identify if they are suffering from depression, but rather to give them to tools they need to identify any symptoms that indicate a need for help.
Unfortunately, we have seen more and more news coverage on teen suicide and we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make sure our students feel safe and supported. The program will take place at Mariemont Junior High School on January 17 & January 18. Half of the class will participate on January 17 & the other half on January 18. The program will last approximately 45 minutes. A counselor and classroom teacher will be present during the lesson, which includes a video about depression and the signs of suicide, a brief screening for risk, and information about the resources available to our students. At the conclusion of the lesson, the counselor will score the screening and initiate individual discussions with students who showed signs of risk on the screening. Before the end of the day, parents and guardians will be notified and referrals made for those students who we identify as needing support. By logging into the Signs of Suicide Parent Portal you will be able to view portions of the video that will be shown to the students, take a screener on behalf of your child and have access to many educational resources to help you. Go to: www.sossignsofsuicide.org Username: mjhs-par Password: warriors We hope you can use these materials to generate discussion with your child. This is our second year of implementing this program and the selection of grade 8 for participation in the Signs of Suicide program is based on data from our Olweus and Hope survey results. If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please contact Amy Skinner, Mariemont Junior High School counselor, at 513- 272-7315. The Signs of Suicide program is paid for through funds raised at the Warrior Run in partnership with the Mariemont School Foundation. Mental illness affects approximately one in five teens and adults, and 90% of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness. We must remain persistently vigilant and work together to maintain a safe and positive environment for all of our children to ensure they can thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally. As always, please let Amy or me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks! ~Molly
We are very proud that nine students from Mariemont Junior High School were accepted into the 2017/18 Scholastic Arts and Writing competition. Out of nearly 5,000 artworks submitted for judging, 1,000 winning pieces of art were accepted into our regional show. Works are judged on originality, technical skills, and emergence of personal voice. Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recognition were awarded to the students. Students who received a Gold Key will go on to compete for national medals in New York. 3-D Art Students: Reagan Gearhart, Ceramics - Honorable Mention, Alex Nistor, Ceramics - Honorable Mention, Delaine Oliveira, Sculpture - Honorable Mention. Digital Arts Students: Patrick Crowley, "The Lion" - Silver Key, Abbie Mehl, "A Walk Through the Woods" - Silver Key, Mark Morgan, "Stare" - Gold Key, Sean Mackey, "Polydog" - Honorable Mention, Luke Moore, Furry Ferret" - Gold Key
Riley Whitmore, "Warrior Lion" - Gold Key.
Students will have their work on display from January 29TH – February 9TH at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Congratulations to all.
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Gold Lady Warriors basketball team for their victory over Wyoming last week, 32-17. They were led by Payton with 11 points and Kendall added 10 points. They are away for both their games this week at Deer Park and at Loveland. Good Luck Ladies. Also, congratulations to the 7th Grade Blue Lady Warriors for their last 2 victories and to remain undefeated. They beat Oak Hills 33-6 lead by Katie Price with 12 points and Aida added 6 points. Then they beat Mason 44-2 with everyone scoring and a great team game. Come out and support the Lady Warriors on Saturday at 3pm at Mariemont Jr High as they take on Indian Hill for first place in the league. Hope to see you there!!!!
The Mariemont Stock Club will begin on Tuesday, January 23 during lunch. Members of the stock club meet weekly during lunch in the library to compete against other junior high school teams from Ohio with a virtual portfolio of $100,000 to invest in the "Stock Market Game". The Cincinnati Enquirer covers the contest listing top teams every Saturday during the contest. The top three teams will win a cash award and be highlighted in the Enquirer. The competition runs February through April and allows for a limited number of teams. Teams can have up to 6 students per team. If you are interested in joining Stock Club, please pick up a sign-up sheet from the office. Sign-up sheets are due back in the office no later than Thursday, January 18.
SAVE THE DATE: 8th Annual State of the Schools Address on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Mariemont High School Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Late Arrival / Early Dismissal Procedure: Parents please send a note to school with your student if they need to leave early for an appointment or other reason. Please remind your student to bring the note to the office upon arrival (prior to first bell class) where they will receive a pass to leave class early and wait at the office until you arrive. If this procedure is followed, your student will be sent outside to meet you upon your arrival. In place of a note to school you may email Mrs. Murray prior to 8:30 firstname.lastname@example.org