Monday, May 6, 2019

2019 STATE SCIENCE FAIR

On Saturday, May 4th , 2019, five students from Mt. Carmel Junior High School competed in the State Science Fair held this year at SIU Carbondale.  Over 1500 students, representing the 12 regions of the State of Illinois participated in the 2 day event. Eli Sherman investigated how various liquids affected the amount of spherification in a solution with sodium alginate and calcium chloride.  He received a silver award ranking. Caleb Carwile investigated if left-handed or right- handed people are more ambidextrous by timing the completion of several tasks with both hands. He received a silver award ranking and a monetary award from the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity.  Liv Alka investigated the accuracy of three methods of determining the gender of Barred Rock chicks.  She received a gold award ranking and her project was chosen as the Best of Category in the Junior division for Zoology.  Owen Dougherty and Gage Kennard investigated the accuracy of estimation methods for corn yield against actual yield. They received a gold award ranking.   The process students follow for the IJAS gives these students some insight into problem solving and methods of thinking that are particular to scientists. Congratulations, on your efforts for competing with the top students in the State of Illinois! The students are taught and sponsored by Sarah Dougherty, 8th grade Science.

Liv Alka, Eli Sherman, Owen Dougherty, Gage Kennard, Caleb Carwile

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

APRIL Aces of the Month

MCJHS would like to congratulate the Aces of the Month. These students have been selected by MCJHS Staff as going above and beyond at the Junior High School. Congratulations go to 7th grade students, Blayne Sisson & Curtis Dill, and 8th grade students, Erica Burton & Gabe Henson.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Science Fair Success


MCJHS students had a rewarding day in Carbondale, IL at the Regional Science Fair on April 2nd. All in all, $900 dollars was the combined amount awarded to the students and the school in monetary prizes. Caleb Carwile, Lexie Slane, Liv Alka, Owen Dougherty and Gage Kennard, all received monetary awards for their efforts. All students participating were judged and their scores received the following rankings: Jalynn Seal- Silver, Braelyn Patton and Hope Lane- Silver, Jimmy Lin and Sam Stofflel- Silver, Gabe Henson and Jacob Wall- Gold, Rilee Riggs- Gold, Eli Sherman- Gold, Caleb Carwile- Gold, Lexie Slane- Gold, Liv Alka- Gold, and Owen Dougherty and Gage Kennard- Gold. Students receiving a bid to compete at the State level include: Caleb Carwile, Eli Sherman, Lexie Slane, Liv Alka, Owen Dougherty and Gage Kennard. 
The students are all 8th graders who are taught and sponsored by Sarah Dougherty. Congratulations!
** Absent from the group photo was Jalynn Seal and Rilee Riggs

Thursday, March 21, 2019

SPRING BREAK

MARCH 22 - MARCH 31

March 2019 Ace of the Month

MCJHS would like to congratulate the March Aces of the Month. These students have been selected by MCJHS Staff as going above and beyond at the Junior High School. Congratulations go to 7th grade students, Treyvon Mitchell & Maddisyn Weir, and 8th grade student, Brayden Neikirk. Great job students and keep it up!!!


Friday, March 8, 2019

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Olivia Alka for being the eighth grade winner in the State of Illinois of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored American History Essay Contest. Her essay has been sent to the North Central Division to compete with winning essays from six other states. Pictured with Olivia is her eighth grade language arts teacher, Mr. Fleetwood.

Olivia Alka, Mr. Fleetwood
Congratulations!
Congratulations to Joey Farrar for qualifying for the IESA state wrestling tournament this weekend at Northern Illinois University. Joey finished 2nd at sectionals on Saturday in Litchfield. Great job Joey and good luck! 
Also, Congratulations to Jason Miller for his 6th place finish out of 50 spellers in the Tri-State Spelling Bee in Evansville. He made it to the 16th round and went out on the word tchotchke (choch key).


Jason Miller, Joey Farrar