JMS Announcements – 4/4/22

Announcements for:  Monday, April 4, 2022 — B Day 

Today (Monday, April 4, 2022) is a B Day.


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



WEEK OF SERVICE:  In honor of Global Youth Service Day, Community Youth Concepts is hosting ‘A Week of Service’ April 18th-April 23rd!  The events are free and open to everyone. There is a QR code on the attached flier that students/families can use to register/learn more about all of the projects!

Additionally, CYC staff members are happy to sign off on any documentation needed for students working towards Silver Cord Hours!

“A Week of Service” Opportunities:

**April 18th: Virtual service project: Adopt-A-Tree Project

6:00-7:00 p.m. – Open for youth ages 11-18

Participants should scan the QR code on the attached flier to register for the event to receive the Zoom link!

**April 19th: Park Cleanup in collaboration with Watchmen!

5:00-7:00 p.m. – Open to the public

Location: Prospect Park

**April 20th: Community Garden Prep

5:30-7:00 p.m. – Open for youth ages 11-18

Location: Community Youth Concepts

**April 23rd: Paul Morrison Spruce Up Event in collaboration with Drake University

9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Open to the public

Location: Drake University – Meet at the Harkin Institute Parking Lot (2800 University Avenue, DSM)

As mentioned above, anyone interested in participating in any of these events can use the QR code on the attached flier or Participants can register here!


Get your swimmer ready for Summer, as we have numerous programs for them to get involved in. We do offer private lessons upon request. Please reach out to for more details. Click the link below and get your swimmer involved:

If your swimmer is also looking to be more active in swimming and for some friendly competition, we encourage you to try out for our swim team! You can sign up on the website or reach out to Coach Dave today if you want an assessment! or

Lastly, we are in need of Lifeguards and Swim instructors. If you are interested or know of someone looking to gain some extra hours please reach out to:


DMACC CAREER EXPLORATION DAYS: Career Exploration Days- Hosted at a DMACC location, these events allow 9-12th grade students, parents and educators to explore a career pathway by attending hands-on activity sessions and demonstrations. They will learn about DMACC educational programs and connect to future careers and professionals by touring a related business. More information can be found here.

If 9th grade students are interested in attending one of the following events, please have them let their counselor, Kayla Lunn ( know. We are gauging interest to see if we would have enough students interested to provide transportation to and from these events.

Explore Education Day (April 14th)

Description: Are you interested in a career in education? Begin your journey with DMACC’s Pre-Education Program. During this event, students will hear from educators at the state and local levels, interact with DMACC instructors and staff to learn about DMACC’s Pre-Education program and the DMACC experience.

Explore Clean Energy Day (April 15th)

Description: Join us to explore the industries behind today’s fastest growing clean energy professions! DMACC and our employer partners will be highlighting the exciting opportunities in some of our newest programs – Electric Utility Technology, Renewable Energy Technology and Wind Turbine Technologies. Students will have a chance to get hands-on experiences with each program to learn how each field connects to the common energy grid that we all share. This event will feature an interactive employer panel and lunch will be provided (pizza, cookie, water.)

Explore Criminal Justice Day (April 18th)

Description: Are you curious about careers in Law Enforcement, Crime Scene Investigation, Homeland Security, or Corrections? Join us for our Explore Criminal Justice Day! You will participate in activity sessions at our new Crime Scene House Training Facility, meet Criminal Justice professionals and hear their stories, watch a live Emergency Response Simulation, and enjoy lunch.



What: Cheerleading Tryouts for 2022 Team

Who: 8th grade students that will be in 9th grade next year

Where: JMS – Enter Door 15 (back side of building) – Multipurpose Room

When: April 9, starting at 8 AM, and will last all day


Questions: Email –

MATHEMATICS DAY:  We are planning a fun and exciting (and no cost!) mathematics event for female students in middle school on Saturday, April 9th!


The Iowa State University Sonia Kovalevsky Girls Mathematics Day will be held:

Saturday, April 9

10:00am – 2:00pm

Carver Hall

Iowa State University Campus

Ames, Iowa

The goal of Sonia Kovalevsky Day is to stimulate young women’s interest in mathematics and to encourage them to pursue a career in math and science.  Participants will engage in hands-on activities through a series of workshops on exciting math topics and will have the chance to interact with other participants, mathematics graduate and undergraduate students and mathematics professors. Events will include a keynote speaker, fun hands-on activities, lunch (provided), and small group mentoring sessions with female mathematicians. We will talk about magic squares, zombie outbreak models, and hexaflexagons.  Teachers as well as parents/guardians are welcome to join their students.

We hope you will help us spread the word.  For more information and to register, visit:

We ask that the registration form be completed and submitted no later than March 31.

If you have questions, please email us at  We hope to see you and your students here for a wonderful event celebrating female mathematicians!

The event is open to female and non-binary middle school students and their teachers, both men and women. We hope that you will join us for this special event!



**NEW**JMS WEIGHT ROOM Weightlifting Hours of Operation:

***9th Grade Students – 6:15-7:15am – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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

LOCATION:  JMS Weight Room – Entrance is Door 15


8th & 9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday & Friday

8th & 9th Grade Students – 2:00-3:00pm – Wednesday

LOCATION: JHS Weight Room – Entrance is Door 2


1st Official Day –  Tuesday, March 29

Last Day of Spring – Friday, May 27


School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting


SCHOOL PERMIT DRIVERS:  School Permit drivers CANNOT drive down to Wells Fargo or any other locations outside of our district.  Thank you for those that have asked questions regarding the use of your permit.  When in doubt, always ask a building administrator with questions.

Thank you very much!


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

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.