J. William Leary Junior High School

Update and Information

Happy New Year!

Each section outlines something we are proud of and clicking on each button (block of color) brings to you to a resource that is shared!


Important upcoming dates include:

  • January 14th Student council officer information due to Mrs. Jarrett
  • January 18th No School;
  • January 29th 2nd quarter ends;
  • February 9th and 10th Picture Day. Remote student times are available on February 9th-click here.
3rd Quarter Commitment Form

Due by January 13; responses regarding return will be issued around January 22nd.

Lunch Pick Up

Did you know that on Mondays you can pick up 7-day meal packs for all students you have enrolled at the Massena Central School Districts? You can pick the packs up at any school in the Massena Central School District, including here at JW Leary!


The packs are at no cost to you and you do not need to call ahead. Pull into the parent loop and let us know how many students you have!

  • Friday January 15th pack pickup will take place; there will be no pick up on Monday January 18th due to the Martin Luther King Holiday

Operation Christmas Connection-Remote Student/Family Home Visits

On Monday December 21, 2020 JW Leary faculty/staff paid a visit to 161 students and families engaging in remote instruction. Operation Christmas Connection was spearheaded by Mrs. Trimboli and supported by an incredible team of educators. We all look forward to continued connection and collaboration with students and families!

Photo to the left shows Mr. Marcellus, Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Trimboli visiting with a student.

Student Survey

We are looking for all students to respond to this survey that will help us help students. I know some students have previously responded, they can respond again if they want. We are looking for responses from all students.

Thank You's

We appreciate the donations that will help us support our students and families! If your child needs a backpack, hat or mittens please stop by the office.

  • Mr. Dennis Block has donated 5 backpacks for our students
  • Massena First United Methodist Church for donated hats and mittens

Student Council

Student Council is starting and will be having elections via a Google Form on January 14 and January 15. To run for office students will need to submit a brief (under 2 minute) video or the information form to Mrs. Jarrett-email her for more information.


There are offices for students at all grade levels:


  • President (8th grade)
  • Vice-President (7th grade)
  • Secretary (any grade)
  • Treasurer (any grade)


All students who run for office and any interested student can become a part of the student council. For more information please contact Mrs. Jarrett.

Our classes are awesome!!

Mr. Sovie's science class learning about density!

ELA Community Outreach

English Language Arts Classes send cards and written letters to nursing homes. There were two local homes: Highland Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and one in Malone The Alice Center.

J. William Leary Junior High School

Grades 7-8 of the Massena Central School District.