ST. JOHN’S MATH TEAM
Math Team Sponsors - Ms. Lynda Fulks
What is Math Team? Math Team is for students who love math, a challenge, and competition. We try to participate in four math tournaments per year, but students are not required to attend the competitions. You are welcome to come learn with us even if you cannot make the competition dates.
When: 7:00 on Tuesday mornings in Room 19.
What happens at a math tournament?
The tournaments are always held on Saturdays, so students do not miss a day of school. Tournaments usually begin at 8:00 and end around 3:00. Each team competes on two levels. The first level is a written test consisting of 25 multiple choice questions and three tie breakers. All students take the written test. The score will usually be four times the number right minus the number wrong. Then four designated team members participate in a ciphering contest, having five questions each. Points are awarded for correct answers submitted during each of three 30-second time intervals. (5 points, 3 points, 1 point) The team score consists of all ciphering points plus the top four written test scores. It is customary for both team and individual trophies to be awarded.
Who is eligible to participate in Math Team? ALL STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL are eligible to participate. All that is required is a love for math, an positive attitude, and the desire to be challenged. Come join us! We look forward to seeing you!
National Junior Honor Society
NJHS Sponsor - Ms. Carol Hervias
Who is eligible to participate in NJHS? STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.
The five pillars of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are scholarship, leadership, citizenship, service, and character.
At the beginning of the second semester, the NJHS sponsor averages middle school student’s semester grades in the core classes of religion, literature, grammar, science, social studies, and math. Following the verification of the scholarship requirement, student names are then submitted to faculty council for consideration. Faculty members consider the remaining four requirements of leadership, citizenship, service, and character for these students. Once the list is finalized, invitations are mailed to qualifying
students. To accept, a student must follow the application process before induction.
After induction students must maintain the required scholarship average and complete 10 hours of community service per semester. NJHS meets once a month, normally on the first Thursday. Members are expected to pay annual dues of $10 per year. These dues are used to cover the costs incurred by the induction ceremony, the group service project, and the Spring Fling Dance.
For students currently in the 6th grade, the composite scholarship requirement at the end of first semester is 93.
Student Government Association
Student Goverment Sponsors: Ms. Carol Hervias
The purpose of the student council is to give Middle School students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. If you are interested, email or contact Ms. Hervias.
Yearbook Sponsors: Ms. Sarah Beth Glasier and Ms. Julie Godwin
Our year books are completely created and designed by a small group of Grade 7 and 8 students. They develop the theme, write the story line, create the cover and clip art, and design the pages. Using the Computer Lab, Year Book Club members learn how to use our online year‐book‐making software, manage digital picture files, apply basic design and layout techniques, and take digital pictures! If you are interested, email or contact Ms. Lones or Ms. Glasier. Ms. Lones’ email is: email@example.com and Ms. Glasier’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.