Welcome to John Trotwood Moore Middle School

Home of the Matadors

Dear J.T. Moore Matador Families,

As we enter into the 2016-17 school year, I wanted to wish each of you the very best for what will be a great school year at J.T. Moore Middle School and our Hillsboro cluster! We are very fortunate to have wonderful schools, families, teachers, and leadership in our cluster schools. However, there is a very strong correlation between parental involvement and a school’s success. I hope that each of you will play an active role in your school this year and in our cluster schools in years to come.

The school leadership team at J.T. Moore and the PTO leadership team have been planning for months for the opening of school. We are excited to welcome our new 5th graders and to welcome back our returning students! We are geared up for a great year of academics, athletics, clubs, and other activities that will help ensure children receive a well-rounded education at J.T. Moore Middle School.

You may have heard me talk about “defying gravity” at J.T. Moore Middle. There is a simple truth that underlies everything that we do in service of our families, community, and children: There are always forces in play that work against us to prevent our children from succeeding and our school from being the most successful that it can be. Forces such as poverty, the lack of parental involvement, financial constraints, cultural misunderstandings, politics, and idle gossip are only a few of the forces that we face each day. However, my team and I refuse to be held down and held back. Our work is too important. We are servants for our community with a clear mission that includes helping raise well-rounded children who are academically, socially, physically, and emotionally prepared for the world. I hope that each of your will join us in efforts to “defy gravity”.

I encourage you to visit our school during the school year. I would love to welcome you personally as my guest. My door is always open to our parents and families.


Dr. Gary D. Hughes, Executive Principal
John Trotwood Moore Middle School

New Events

The Moore-wear shop is open every Thursday from 8:30-9:30am

8th grade parent coffee @ JT Moore library
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Sometimes it’s easier to explore issues and get answers in small groups. That’s why we offer grade-level parent coffees, which include delicious hot coffee and treats as well as the attention of the administration. We’ll preserve plenty of time for those questions you’ve been needing to ask!

The 8th Grade Coffee at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 26, in the (new!) Library will include an overview of your student’s “senior year.” Our intrepid IB team, including Seth Swihart, Carly Price and Alex Kameen, will go over the exciting IB Community Project and how you can support your child.

Library renovation ribbon cutting @ JT Moore library
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Volleyball vs West End & Rose Park @ West End Middle
Sep 7 @ 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm
PTO exec board mtg @ JT Moore
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volleyball vs Bellevue & HG Hill @ Bellevue Middle
Sep 9 @ 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Carnival! @ JT Moore
Sep 10 all-day
Sep 12 – Sep 30 all-day
Girls’ home volleyball match @ JT Moore gym
Sep 12 @ 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm

JT MOORE In the Community

Matadors serve our community

JT Moore Service Hours Increase From Last Year

Thank you for supporting our kids in developing and nurturing their compassionate, service-minded hearts! Our students completed 3,473.25 service hours in 2015-16 — a huge increase from the previous year! Matador students are REQUIRED to complete at least 10 service hours annually as part of their IB education.

Some common service activities included:
-Sorting food at Second Harvest
-Babysitting at home or childcare at a religious organization
-Cleaning for family or elderly neighbors
-Helping adults at home & teachers at school
-Pet sitting & dog walking
-Volunteering at Radnor
-Yardwork for family or neighbors
-Book ‘Em book sort
-JTM athletic events concession stand work
-Best Buddies
-JT Moore drama program ushering
-PTO evening events & service day activities
-Helping coach siblings’ sporting activities
-Reading to or tutoring younger children 

Any hours completed after May 6, 2016, will count toward the 10 required hours for the 2016-17 school year. IB action hour report forms are available through the “forms page” HERE 

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