MHS Student Handbook

STUDENT HANDBOOK AND PLANNER
2017-2018

Morehead High School
134 Pierce St.
Eden, North Carolina   27288
(336) 627-7731
FAX (336) 623-5462
On the Web - Click here for MHS Website

Administration

Dr. Al Royster Jr., Principal

Mrs. Melissa Hamilton, Assistant Principal

Mr. Jason Tuggle, Assistant Principal

 

Below is the link to the 2017-2018 Rockingham County School System Student Handbook


Click for 2017-2018 RCS Student Handbook


The Rockingham County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or homelessness in its programs and activities.  If you feel you or your child has been discriminated against in any of these areas, contact your building principal.

Appeals to the building principal’s decision should be directed to:

    Mr. Jonathan Craig, Executive Director of Human Resources Department (336) 627-2678 - Age Discrimination

Dr. Cindy Corcoran, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services (336) 627-2688 - Title IX and Boy Scouts

  Ms. Stephanie Austin, Director of Exceptional Children's Program (336) 627-2715 - Title VI and ADA Coordinator

Mrs. Holly Williamson, Asst. Director of Student Support Services (336) 627-2662 - Section 504 

Dr. Kenneth Scott, Director of Classified Personnel / Career and Technical Education (336) 627-2606 - Career and Technical Education

Rockingham County Schools
511 Harrington Highway
Eden, NC 27288
(336) 627-2688


                                                                                                            On the Web - Click here for the Rockingham County website

  BELL SCHEDULES

REGULAR DAY SCHEDULE

          LUNCH SCHEDULE


 

8:25                         First Bell

 

8:28                         Warning Bell

  1st Lunch  12:01-12:31

8:30-9:56                 First Period

9:58                         Warning Bell

10:00-10:30               Homeroom

  2nd Lunch 12:45-1:15

3rd Lunch  1:35-2:05

10:32                       Warning Bell

          

10:34-12:01             Second Period

          

12:03                       Warning Bell

 

12:05-2:00               Third Period and Lunch

 

2:02                         Warning Bell

 

2:04-3:30                 Fourth Period

 


EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE

          LUNCH SCHEDULE

 

 

8:25                         First Bell

 

8:28                         Warning Bell

1st Lunch  10:30-11:00

8:30-9:30                 First Period

2nd Lunch 11:15-11:45

9:33                         Warning Bell

          3rd Lunch  12:03-12:33

9:35-10:25               Second Period

          

10:28                       Warning Bell

 

10:30-12:30             Third Period and Lunch

 

12:33                       Warning Bell

 

12:35-1:30               Fourth Period

 

1:30                         Dismissal

 

 


TWO-HOUR-DELAY SCHEDULE

           LUNCH SCHEDULE

 

 

10:25                       First Bell

 

10:28                       Warning Bell

 1st Lunch  11:25-12:05

10:30-11:40             First Period

2nd Lunch 12:20-12:50

11:43                       Warning Bell

          3rd Lunch  1:10-1:40

11:45-1:45               Third Period and Lunch

          

1:48                         Warning Bell

 

1:50-2:40                 Second Period

 

2:43                         Warning Bell

 

2:45-3:30                 Fourth Period

 

3:30                         Dismissal

 

 

 

SCHOOL HOURS

The school day begins at 8:30 a. m.  Students should not be on campus until 7:30 unless they have an appointment with a teacher, administrator, or counselor.  All students who do not ride the bus are to be picked up in the front of the school by 4:00 each day.  Students are not allowed to loiter around the auditorium either before or after school.  Any students staying for after school activities are to report directly to the assigned area as soon as school is out.  Students may not be in the halls after school.


DATES FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Below is a general listing of dates for the 2017-2018 school year. Please be advised that these dates could change due to inclement weather.  

Days

Dates

Description

Wed- Fri

August 16 - 25

Teacher Workdays

Monday

August 28

First Day for Students

Monday

September 4

Labor Day

Friday

September 29

Teacher Workday

Friday

September 30

Interim Progress Reports available on Canvas

Wednesday

October 25

End of grading period

Thursday

October 26

Teacher Workday

Friday

October 27

Teacher Workday

Friday

November 7

Report Cards Sent Home

Wednesday

November 10

Veteran’s Day

Wed - Fri

November 22 - 24

Thanksgiving Break

Friday

December 5

Interim Progress Reports available on Canvas

Tues - Mon

December 19 – January 2

Winter Break

Friday

January 12

End of grading period / 1st semester

Monday

January 15

Dr. M.L. King Jr. Holiday

Tuesday

January 16

Teacher Workday

Wednesday

January 17

Teacher Workday

Thursday

January 18

Beginning of 2nd semester

Tuesday

January 23

Report Cards Sent Home

Thursday

February 15

Teacher Workday

Friday

February 16

Teacher Workday

Thursday

February 24

Interim Progress Reports available on Canvas

Wednesday

March 22

End of grading period

Friday

March 31

Report Cards Sent Home

Fri - Mon

March 23 – April 2

Spring Break

Friday

May 5

Interim Progress Reports available on Canvas

Monday

May 30

Memorial Day

Friday

June 1

End of grading period

Friday

June 1

Last Day of School – Early Release Day

Saturday

June 9

Graduation

Monday

June 18

Report Cards can be picked up at MHS



GENERAL INFORMATION

STUDENT  SERVICES

All students should take advantage of our guidance services.  Students are assigned to a counselor.  The program consists of academic counseling, career services, financial aid assistance, small group guidance as needed, personal counseling, registration, SAT/PSAT services, scholarships, special schools, transcripts, records, and many more services.  For further information, stop by the Guidance Office.

PHONES

The office phones are not student phones and will be used only in an emergency.  The secretary will place the call for you in an emergency or illness situation.  Phones are located in all classrooms. These phones are not for general student use.

STUDENT FEES

Insurance (Optional)
Parking Stickers..…$20.00
PE Uniform.......…..$22.00 

NOTE:   Any student who is unable to pay school fees should get a waiver notice from Social Services or have documentation that can be presented to the principal.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Aside from the regular programs at Morehead High School, we have several special programs for those students qualifying.  Study these carefully, and if you feel a need or desire to know more about these programs, please feel free to contact your teacher, guidance counselor or an administrator.

ELEVATOR

The elevator located in the library building is for use only by the faculty, students with physical disabilities or injured students with written permission from the administration.

GRADUATION
Procedures for seating in the auditorium at graduation have been developed to meet fire safety guidelines. Tickets will be distributed at one of the graduation practices.  No one will be allowed in the auditorium without a reserved or general admission ticket.

 EXAM EXEMPTION – (NO EXCEPTIONS)

                        * Students that are in Measures of Student Learning (MSLs) or VOCAT courses ARE NOT eligible for exam exemptions


Final:  Final exams may be exempted if a student has any of the following:

     - 90 average for the semester and has not missed more than 3 (three) days during the semester

     - 80 average for the semester and has not missed more than 2 (two) days during the semester 

     - 70 average for the semester and has not missed more than 1 (one) day during the semester














 

  *However, courses with a required End-of-Course Test or vocational courses with VOCATS exams are not eligible for final exam exemptions.







      


  *Students who are absent for the final exam will be counted as absent.  This absence is included in the count for exemptions

      A student may not be exempted from an End-of-Course Test.   A student must take the End-of-Course Test in order to receive credit for the course.

      Any student placed in ISS or suspended from school will lose his/her exam exemption for that semester.

                               

***Note:  Students involved in school sponsored activities are counted present.

 

MEDIA CENTER

The Morehead Media Center welcomes all students to use our facility for research and leisure reading.  We have a large print collection available for student use.  Books may be checked out for a two week period.  Lost books will be charged at the rate of the replacement value of the book.

Our media center houses books, magazines, and computers for student use.  We encourage you to make use of this facility.  The media center is open before school so students can work on a variety of projects.  When entering the media center, students must sign in at the circulation desk.  Signing in is necessary during all four lunches.  Students are expected to stay until the bell rings.  The media center is a place to read, study and work; therefore the media staff requests students to enter and work quietly.

1.        We do not charge overdue fines for books for each school day the book is overdue.  If a student does not return items, we will limit checkouts.   However, the student may still use reference

                   materials in the media center.

2.        Any student who wishes to use the computers in the media center must abide by the Rockingham County Board of Education’s Acceptable Use Policy.

3.        No student may bring ANY software from home to use on the media center computers.  (This does not include word processing documents typed on home computers.)

4.        Students may not save work to the media center computers. The media staff encourages students to purchase a flash drive or memory key to ensure that work is properly saved.

      5.        Any student typing in inappropriate, scandalous, or obscene materials will be banned from using computers. Also computer games are not allowed.


Please click HERE for the RCS Book Checkout Procedures.

 

YEARBOOK:  The school annual will present a pictorial history of the 2017-2018 school year and will be delivered in Spring 2018.  In order to receive your annual in May, you must purchase it in the fall of 2016.


CLUBS YOU MAY CHOOSE TO JOIN

Academic Challenge Club                                                        

Interact Club               

Student Council-by election                                                     

Fencing              

Fellowship of Christian Athletes                                                

SADD/SAVE

Key Club

Club Equality                                                            


ACTIVITIES BY TRY-OUT

Baseball- JV/V                                                       Theatrical Performances        

Soccer- JV/V                                                          Dance Team

Basketball- JV/V                                                    Track

Softball- JV/V                                                         Football- JV/V

Cheerleading- JV/V                                                Vocal Ensemble                        

Swimming                                                               Golf

Color Guard                                                            Volleyball- JV/V                       

Tennis                                                                     Wrestlerettes

Cross Country                                                       

Wrestling- JV/V

 

Clubs with Classroom Requirements

Spanish Club    

Raider Team, Color Guard, Drill Team                                                    

DECA- Marketing                                                 

HOSA-Allied Health 

                                                 


MHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The purpose of the National Honor Society of John Motley Morehead High School is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership and to encourage the development of character in students.  The chapter is under the supervision of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  Selection for the membership is based on outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities. 

SELECTION FOR NHS

Students eligible for selection to the NHS must be in attendance at J.M. Morehead H.S. for at least one semester.  Academically eligible students will be considered for membership after the first and second semester of their junior year.

Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) beginning with the first semester of the ninth grade and continuing through the semester immediately preceding induction.  Academically eligible students will then be evaluated on leadership, service and character


DISMISSAL FROM NHS

Any member who falls below the standards, which were the basis for their selection to the NHS (scholarship, service, leadership and character), will be warned in writing by the chapter
advisors and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency.  In the case of a flagrant violation of school rules or the law, a member does not have to be warned. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION POLICY/NON-DRESS

Failure to dress-out in a physical education class will cause five points to be deducted from the student’s nine-week grade unless excused by the teacher.   Discipline action for unexcused failure to 

dress-out includes:

                 1st Offense             Warning

                2nd Offense             Warning-parental contact by teacher

                3rd Offense              Discipline Notice; ISS for 1 class period; receive zero and teacher will contact parents

                4th Offense              Discipline Notice; ISS for 2 class periods; receive zero; parental contact by administration

                5th Offense              Discipline Notice; ISS for 3 class periods; parent conference

                6th Offense              Discipline Notice; one day ISS

                7th Offense              Discipline Notice; two days ISS

                8th Offense             At the discretion of the administrator

  

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR- VIOLATION OF SCHOOL RULES

No student shall create a disturbance in the classroom or disrupt classroom activities in such a manner as to impair the teaching or learning processes.

1st Offense--- 1 period ISS, administrative conference, parental contact by teacher

2nd Offense---2 periods ISS, parental contact by teacher

3rd Offense--- 3 class periods ISS, parental contact by administrator

4th Offense----1 day ISS

5th Offense----1 day OSS, parent-teacher conference

Students will not be allowed to HAVE or USE any electronic devices while in ISS.  

 

DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS

We ask our students to dress in an appropriate manner for school.  Clean, neat, comfortable clothing, which allows your child to participate in all events of school without undue concern and does not distract the learning environment, will be most appropriate.  Below are consequences for inappropriate dress:

 Consequences:

1st Offense - Verbal warning & required to change clothes

2nd Offense - Written warning/ Parent contact & required to change clothes

3rd Offense - Required to change clothes & 1 period of ISS.

4th Offense - Required to change clothes & assigned In-school suspension-1 day

5th Offense - Required to change clothes & assigned In-school suspension- 2 days

6th Offense - Repeated offenses may result in out of school suspension for noncompliance.

Administrators have the authority to NOT ALLOW any student with excessive discipline incidents to attend non- academic extra-curricular activities


TARDIES

· Students tardy for school will go to their first period classroom if arriving before 8:45 AM and to the Front Office after 8:45 AM.

· Students arriving to school after 11:55 AM shall be counted Absent for daily attendance.

· Students tardy to school or to any class during the day will be assigned disciplinary consequences by the teacher/administration.  

· Work missed because of tardies (excused or unexcused) can be made up.  Work not made up will result in loss of credit.  

· Unlawful tardies are handled as follows:

 


Student tardiness will be maintained by each teacher.  Students should be informed of each tardy as they are incurred.  Teachers may use the following guidelines or establish their own penalties for the 1st - 10th tardy’s.


1st  ------------------------ Warning

2nd - 4th----------------- Parent Contact

5th - 8th -----------------   1 period of ISS

9th - 11th----------------   1 day of ISS,

11th - 12th--------------- Contact the appropriate counselor and drop-out prevention specialist

12th and above--------- Office referral with consequence given by administrator (up to 2 days of OSS)

 

Excessive tardiness may result in loss of school privileges to include, by not limited to, the following:

                - driving privileges on campus

                - attendance to athletic and extra-curricular events

                - club participation

                - exam exemptions

                - lunch detention

                - after school detention

                - prom

 ***Special Note - Car trouble or lack of transportation is an unexcused tardy.                                                     


 AUTOMOBILE REGULATIONS

· All vehicles must be registered with an administrator.   

· Permits will cost $20.00 and must be hang from your rear view mirror.

· Drive carefully and slowly when entering or leaving the parking lot. Reckless driving will result in the student's loss of parking privilege at Morehead High School

· Students are responsible for keeping the student parking lots clean.                                              

· Students should lock their vehicles and consider the parking lot as off-limits during the school day.  If a student must go to the parking lot in an emergency situation, administrative approval is required.

· All accidents in the parking lot must be reported to the office immediately.

· The drive in front of the school is reserved for staff and visitors.  Spaces below the cafeteria are for cafeteria staff.  Students may not park in any spaces marked “STAFF”         

and must park only in clearly marked student areas. CARS PARKED IN UNAUTHORIZED AREAS OR WHO DO NOT HAVE PARKING PERMITS MAY BE TOWED

 AT THE OWNER'S EXPENSE.

· Students ARE NOT allowed to park on Panther Lane during the school day, which is 7:45am - 3:15pm, which are the spaces located outside the football stadium and the tennis

   courts.

· Do not block cars or traffic lanes.

· Parking permits are non-transferable.

· Any student who drives to Morehead and enables other students in leaving campus without permission will be subject to disciplinary action and loss of driving privileges as determined by the administration.

· Students are responsible for obeying the local noise ordinance.

· Driving to Morehead is a privilege; failure to comply with any of the above regulations will result in the following actions:

                        1st  Offense.....Warning

2nd Offense.....Warning and parent contact

3rd Offense..... 1 day ISS

4th  Offense.....2 days ISS

5th  Offense      Loss of driving privilege for one week

6th Offense       Loss of driving privilege for two weeks.

7th Offense       Loss of driving privileges for the remainder of semester      

Administrators have the authority to NOT ALLOW any student with excessive discipline incidents to drive and park on campus for any amount of time.


BUS PROCEDURES

Please click HERE for bus procedures


 SKATEBOARDS:   Riding skateboards is not allowed anywhere on the Morehead campus. 

  


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