Happy New Year Roar!

In this issue:

Art Postcard Show
Barnes & Noble Bookfair: Success!
School-Building Mission
Jackson Park Farm Day of Service
GO Team Meeting
Fine Arts Help Needed
Senior Scholarships
12 Angry Jurors
PTSA Mini-Grants

Art Postcard Show
February 13, 2017

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual “Art Postcards” event, with an Art Show & Sale on Feb. 13th, 2017.  The Art Postcards Show will feature original, postcard-size artworks by middle/high school students and community creatives. You don’t need to be an artist to submit to this show — just be willing to support MJHS!

All artwork is submitted anonymously, with the identity of the artist only revealed after the artwork is purchased.  A donation of $5 for students or $10 for adults gets you one ticket in exchange for one of the artworks. This year’s event will also feature a silent auction.  Join us Feb. 13th and support the art department!

For information on how to participate, follow this link.

SUCCESS! – Results from the 2016 MJHS Barnes & Noble Bookfair


Congratulations, Jaguar Family!  Thanks to your support and dedication, our December B&N Bookfair broke all previous records by bringing in $3097 in proceeds for our PTSA!  

In addition to bringing in dollars for our school, we got to showcase and celebrate the awesome talent & experience our students bring to the community – including dance, theater, music, art, travel, and more. Thank you to all faculty, students, community partners and volunteers that gave time & energy to make this possible!

Special Thanks to this year’s PTSA Bookfair Planning Committee:

  • Lead Event Chair & Programming – Michelle Reid Moody
  • Co-Chair & PR – Julie Stoverink
  • Teacher Wish Lists – Alayna Blash
  • Cafe Pre-Sales – Kelly Dennis
  • Gift Wrapping – Lisa Roberson
  • Spirit Store – Alayna Blash & Shante Mosley

From our Proud Principal Stephanie Johnson upon learning the bookfair results:

“Wow! That is really awesome. Thanks PTSA!!! And thanks so much to Layne Wiggins and the Super Hero Team at Barnes & Noble for every effort making this event so prosperous for our dedicated PTSA and school.”

From the Edgewood Barnes & Noble General Manager & Proud MJHS Parent, Layne Wiggins:

“BIG thanks to all who poured their time, heart, and soul into this day. Your team has developed your bookfair into the model from which other schools can gain knowledge and success. For example, the team at Thomasville Heights, having seen the MJHS bookfair last Christmas and using the same approach and commitment as MJHS has both years, generated over $10K in sales for their first ever bookfair. I think it goes without saying what a tremendous impact such success will have on the team at THES. All of this is to say THANK YOU for being such a stellar community partner and leader. We’re grateful for all of you.”

Keep your eyes out for an announcement coming soon of our next Bookfair Date!

School-building Mission

The individual classes and SGA of Maynard Jackson, in conjunction with Principal Johnson, are attempting to raise $2500 for the village of Costanza in the Dominican Republic to build an elementary school.  This project will provide an opportunity for education where there is none available.  Any donations of cash or supplies would be greatly appreciated.  Ms Johnson is leaving for the region at the end of January.  See the list below for supplies needed:

        *   Coloring Books

        *   Pencils

        *   Colored markers, crayons, pencils

        *   Rulers

        *   Construction paper

        *   Stickers

        *   Paint brushes

        *   Notebooks

        *   Folders

        *   Arithmetic Games (domino, blocks, geometric figures)

        *   Tape

        *   Lined paper

        *   Maps

        *   Puzzles


 For more information about this project, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/stephanie-johnson-21/2017! #MemoryMission2017.

Jackson Park Farm
MLK Day of Service 
January 16, 9 -12 pm

Bring your own water bottle and work gloves!

Click here for more info. 

Tuesday, January 17,  6:00 pm

Join us for an opportunity to get hands-on help with completing the FAFSA application. Representatives will be available onsite to present information about paying for college as well as to provide one-on-one help in completing the FAFSA. To register for this FREE workshop, CLICK HERE.

GO Team Meeting

GO team meeting is scheduled for January 23 from 6-8 pm in the media center.

Fine Arts Department: help needed!

The Fine Arts Department is looking for parent volunteers to assist with our April production of Cinderella. We are looking for make-up artists, ushers, concession and ticket stand attendants, set construction workers, painters, backstage assistants, and other ! Please email Ms. Edwards at aledwards@atlanta.k12.ga.us to receive meeting information. Thank you!

Senior Scholarships Available

4 Senior Scholarships will be available for MJHS seniors who are members of the PTSA.  Application and information will be posted in the next Roar.  If you haven’t joined the PTSA, you may do so HERE.

Theater Production Feb. 2 
12 Angry Jurors

MJHS PTSA Faculty Mini-Grants January 9 – February 21

One of our goals for our fundraising is to provide teachers with funding for various projects to support the students’ overall educational experience. This year, we will offer two waves of mini-grants: one in the Fall and one in the Spring.

Some examples of mini-grants 

-classroom field trips

-classroom equipment

-support for competitions for registration fees

-support for travel to professional conferences

Our mini-grant committee will review the proposal and submit approval by March 3. Teachers will have 30 days to submit an invoice to our treasurer, Kari Lovell at klovell@atlncs.org Recipients are required to submit a written report to the executive board, which may be published in the Roar to explain how the funds were used. Note: Checks will not issued to individuals, but to the company, organization or firm on the invoice.

We have $2500 available to award before the end of April. Please fill out this form and submit. Consideration is given to the educational benefit of students.


1. MJHS PTSA membership

2. MJHS Teacher or group

3. Grants will not exceed $500

4. Only one grant will be given to a teacher/group per year.

For an online application form, CLICK HERE.  This form is also available via the PTSA website.