JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - April 24, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair

JMS has a busy week ahead with lots of extra-curricular activities and opportunities to get involved! On Tuesday, we will hold the 2022-23 National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony followed by the JMS Spring Band concert. The NJHS induction ceremony begins at 5:00 PM in the library and will be following with snacks and refreshments. At 7:00 PM, our band will perform in the Performing Arts Center at Jarrell High School. We hope to see you all there!

Be sure to mark your calendars for this year's End of Year Assemblies including the formal 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony!

8th Grade Promotion 8:30 AM

7th Grade Awards10:30 AM

6th Grade Awards 11:30 AM

With only 8 school days left until STAAR testing begins, JMS is getting STAAR ready by hosting Spirit Week April 25th-29th! Each day will reinforce a strategy with a corresponding theme! Join in the fun as we all gear up to SHOW WHAT WE KNOW!

Monday - Camo Day - Hunt for Clues

Tuesday - Neon Day - Highlight & Summarize the text

Wednesday - Work Out Wednesday - Show ALL work

Thursday - Twin Day - Read & Re-Read

Friday - Wear Yellow - Be a STAAR!

JMS will hold a special end of year PBIS Celebration for students on May 24 from 10:00-3:00. Students with no office referrals and passing grades in all classes for the 4th Nine Weeks will be eligible to participate! The celebration will include: Dunking Booth, Obstacle course jump house, rolling game truck, relay competitions, face painting, kickball, karaoke, escape room, and more! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact We have full day opportunities along with 1 hour sessions :)

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JMS Spring Choir Concert

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Join us for the 1st Annual PBIS Student Celebration on May 24th. Students with no office referrals, passing grades, & library clearance are eligible to attend.

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  • April 26 - NJHS Induction & Spring Band Concert
  • April 29 - 6 Week Grading Snapshot
  • May 3 - 6th Grade Band Instrument Fair
  • May 5 - STAAR TESTING - 8th Grade Science
  • May 6 - STAAR TESTING - 8th Grade Social Studies
  • May 6 - 6th Grade Band Field Trip
  • May 10-20 - STAAR TESTING - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Math and Reading
  • May 18 - PTO Meeting & Regular Board Meeting
  • May 19 - Choir FIeld Trip
  • May 21 - Band Six Flags Field Trip & Spring Choir Concert
  • May 23 - Career Day/HERO Field Trip
  • May 23 - Chromebook and library materials due to Library
  • May 24 - PBIS Student Celebration
  • May 25 - End of Year Assemblies

8th Grade Promotion 8:30 AM

7th Grade Awards10:30 AM

6th Grade Awards 11:30 AM

This Week @ JMS

Monday, April 25th

  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework
  • STAAR Spirit - Camo Day - Hunt for Clues
  • Boys & Girls Soccer vs. Lampasas

Tuesday, April 26th

  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • STAAR Spirit - Neon Day - Highlight & Summarize the text
  • Boys & Girls Golf @ Llano
  • NJHS Induction Ceremony 5:00 PM
  • Spring Band Concert 7:00 PM @ JHS

Wednesday, April 27th

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • STAAR Spirit - Work Out Wednesday - Show ALL work
  • Anti-Bullying Task Force Meeting 6:00 PM

Thursday, April 28th

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • STAAR Spirit - Twin Day - Read & Re-Read
  • Beyblade Club 4:00 PM
  • Theater Field Trip

Friday, April 29th

  • End of 6 Week Snapshot
  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • STAAR Spirit - Wear Yellow - Be a STAAR!

Library Notes and Tech Tips from Mrs. Martone!

JMS students can access all information regarding library fines and Chromebook fines through our online catalog, Destiny! Students login with the following credentials:

username: student ID number

password: student ID number

If there are any fines that need to be paid, you can easily access JISD's online payment system RevTrak here! Simply select Jarrell Middle School from the home page, and then select JMS Fees. On the right side of the screen choose "Fees - Library JMS - Lost Book" or "Fees - Chromebook Repair JMS". If you have any questions or concerns regarding library fines, you can email me at

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Upcoming Events @ JMS


Monday, May 2nd

  • Home Boys & Girls Soccer vs. Taylor

Tuesday, May 3rd

  • NJHS Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Rising 6th Grade Band Instrument Fair 4:30-6:30 PM

Wednesday, May 4th

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM

Thursday, May 5th


Friday, May 6th


Accessing your child's grades in Ascender

2022-23 Jarrell ISD Academic Calendar

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JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Charlotte Mendoza, Dean of Students

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Leasa Arms, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

We are so thankful to have two outstanding counselors at JMS! This week, we recognize Middle School counselors for all they do for our campus and our students!

Korin Hardt & Leasa Arms