JMS Announcements – 10/14/22

Announcements for Friday, October 14, 2022 

TEACHER WEEKLY PLANS: Teachers will update weekly assignments every Sunday so students know what needs to be done the following week. In the weekly updates, teachers will communicate any due dates for student work.



No NEW announcements today.


UNITY DAY:  Wednesday, October 19th, is Unity Day to support kindness, acceptance, and inclusion in our world.  Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center has awesome resources that fit nicely with our CKH and equity work.  This organization works towards a world without bullying.

On Wednesday, October 19th, we are hoping all staff and students wear something orange that day to support the phrase ‘United for a Kinder, More Accepting and Inclusive World’  and encourage kids and adults to wear any orange if they have it (clothing, socks, shoes, bracelets, hats, etc)!

We love taking these opportunities to empower one another and our students in supporting and promoting a kinder world.



The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with 3 extracurricular math programs. More than a quarter million students participate in MATHCOUNTS programs or use their resources each year. At JMS, students meet to solve problems and build problem solving skills. They will meet after school every-other week, on Mondays, starting October 17 in Mrs. Gould’s room (Room 101).

In January, students will begin meeting every week on Monday after school to get ready for 4 levels of competition. This is open to any student who enjoys problem solving with others in a competitive environment. Our local competition is in February, state in March and then the National Competition.

Anyone is welcome to join and there are links on the Activities and Clubs Moodle page under MATHCOUNTS.


9th GRADE 22-23 SPRING DMACC ONLINE COURSES: Registration is open for Spring online DMACC classes for 9th graders. Please visit the JMS Counseling website for resources and links with additional information. Students MUST connect with Mrs. Lunn, school counselor, by November 11th to get registered for any online classes.


9th GRADE SPEECH: We will be having a Large group speech meeting on October 17th at 3:15PM in Room 321(Mr. Fitzpatrick’s room) at the High School. If you are coming from middle school, you can take the activities bus. Once you enter the high school, take your first left down the hallway and his classroom is the last 2 doors on the left. This is for 9th through 12th grade students. Large group speech focuses on performing different types of categories of speech. These categories include One Act, Reader’s Theatre, Musical Theatre, Ensemble Acting, Group improvisation, Short Film, Solo and Group mime, Radio Broadcasting and TV news casting. To find out more information about these types of categories, please attend the meeting. If you are interested in doing large group but can’t make it, please reach out to Mr. Stough at and he will provide you with more information.


WINTER WARMTH DRIVE:  The Winter Warmth Drive is here! It will be here from October 10th to October 20th. Things we’ll need for the drive:

– Coats

– Hats

– Gloves

– Scarves

– Blankets

– Snow Pants

– Boots

Thank you!


PICTURE RETAKES:  School Pictures Retake Day will be Friday, October 21. If you did not get your photo taken on picture day, please make sure you get your photo taken on that day. If you are getting your picture retaken, make sure you bring your picture packet with you on that day.


9TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL: All girls in grades 9-12 wanting to participate in basketball this season there is a pre-season parent / sign-up meeting Sunday night October 16th at 6:30 pm in the JHS Commons.  If you want to participate then you and your parents need to make plans to attend this meeting – contact Coach Jilek if you can not.


SAP: Parents and Guardians of JMS students,

Did you know that ALL FAMILY MEMBERS of JMS students can utilize our SAP services?  If you or a family member is in need of services, check out the included poster for more information.



ATTENTION 8TH GRADE ACTIVITY PASS HOLDERS: If you are an 8th grader and purchased an Activity Pass, there was an error in the printing.  PLEASE BRING YOUR CURRENT ACTIVITY PASS TO THE COUNSELING OFFICE TODAY to swap out for the new & improved version. You can do this between the hours of 7:30 am – 2:00 pm.


9th BOYS BASKETBALL:  Morning Open Gyms

Attention any 9th grade boy interested in playing basketball this year. We will have open gym from 6-7:30am in the large gym on the dates below. If you plan on playing this year, we encourage you to attend.

10/18- Tuesday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/20- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/24- Monday- 5:30pm- 7pm (Middle School Large Gym)

10/ 27- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/31- Monday- 5:30pm- 7pm (Middle School Large Gym)

11/3- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

11/ 8- Tuesday- 5:30pm- 7pm (Middle School Large Gym)

11/10- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)


STEM: Any 9th grade girl interested in attending Go Further Girls Stem Conference for women interested in STEM fields and careers there is a field trip with limited space on November 1st.  Cost of the field trip is $25 and only has 25 spots for 9th grade.  Trip would leave JMS around 8:00 am and be back in time to make your bus home.  Stop in and see Mr. Kleve in room 122 if you are interested.


STUDENT ACTIVITY TICKETS: If you purchased an activity pass for the 22-23 school year, they will be available for pick up in the Counseling Office until 2pm.



Weightlifting Hours of Operation:

9th Grade Students ONLY – 6:30-7:30am -Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Locker rooms will be available in the morning for students to shower, change, etc.

8th & 9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

  • No locker rooms will be open after school. Students will change in the restroom located across from the weight room.

Location:  JMS Weight Room – Closest Entrance is Door 15


1st Official Day – Monday, August 29 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions

Last Day of Fall – Thursday, October 27


1st Official Day – Monday, October 31 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions

CLOSED for HOLIDAY – November 23-25

Last day of 2021 – Thursday, December 15

Resume – Monday, January 9

Last Day of Winter – Thursday, March 2


School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting


In the event we need to close the weight room, the Activities Department will use the following methods of communication:

  • Twitter

  • Student Email Announcements – Sent by Rachel Andrews

  • In-Person Announcements on Intercom – Sent by Cheryl Hudson



** 9th grade students who wish to obtain a school driver’s permit can follow the following link:

This link will guide them to a Google Site. Students will need to log in with their jdragonmail credentials in order to watch a video and complete a quiz. The video contains the information that was presented at permit meetings in the past and will now take the place of those meetings. One parent will need to watch the video and note that completion on the quiz. As usual, the only students eligible are 9th graders who have completed driver’s education and have had their learner’s permit for at least six months. After the quiz has been completed, students can pick up their signed Department of Transportation form in the JMS Front Office. Students will need a parking tag to park on school grounds during the school year. Parking tags are available for $20 when students pick up their DOT form. Please make sure you have your license plate number with you at the time of purchase.

ATTENTION SCHOOL PERMIT DRIVERS: We want to keep you safe and legal. REMEMBER YOU CAN ONLY DRIVE TO SCHOOL–you should not be driving to any other location with this permit! Please review the laws/expectations of your School Permit.

USAGE: When can I use my School Permit?

·  Only within the school boundaries

·  To school or school sponsored event

LOCATIONS:  ** Where do I go with my School Permit? **

·  Travel the direct route (App.)

·  Gas stations should be on or nearest to the route

TRANSPORTING OTHERS:  Can anyone else ride with me?

·  One passenger other than siblings

·  This does not change the direct route expectation, passengers must start and stop at your locations

VIOLATIONS:  What will happen to me if I don’t obey the law?

·  Examples of Law Enforcement Consequences

·  Loss of privileges (Ex: 2 or more Moving Violations = Revoked for 1 year)

·  Monetary (Ex: $195 for Speeding Violation)

·  Prolonged time for license

·  School Consequences

·  Typically: Warning, Alternative parking sight, Loss of privilege

PARKING: Where can I park while I’m at school?

·  Back Lot – North side of JMS (Enter Door 15)

·  Must have purchased a parking tag ($20) in the JMS Front Office

·  Use only non “staff parking” spots