J. W. Leary Junior High School
May 1, 2022
It's hard to believe that it is May!! We are in the home stretch!
* Monday will be a Cycle day 1.
With May comes a lot of activities. Staff Appreciation, Choir concerts and Band concerts, our Spring Social, and 6th Grade Parent Orientation are on the calendar.
On 5/5 the St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau is sponsoring a conversation and call to action regarding students and social media. This event is for parents only. Contact ABackus@stlawco.org for a link.
5/6 there will be a dance; 7PM-9PM Guidelines and information are below.
Other upcoming dates include:
May 11, 7PM Cyberbullying Presentation= Parent discussion--sign up here.
May 12; 7:30PM; Chorus Concert
May 13; Spring Native American Social
May 17; Instrumental Concert Dress Rehearsal
May 18; 7:30PM Instrumental concert
May 19-May 22 Field Experience Trip
May 20 35 week mark
June 1; 6:30PM 6th Grade Parent Orientation for Junior High School--register here for a link
June 10 7PM-9PM Dance
June 15 1:00 PM Awards ceremony
June 16-June 23 Half Days for children
June 16 AM; 7:30 AM Algebra Regents
June 17 PM; 12:15 PMEarth Science Regents=
June 20 No School
June 23; Last day of school
Click this link to send a message or send a message on your own! Thank you!!
Please reach out and help us support JH educators!
Some qualities we look for in Leaders include:
- strong communication skills,
- willingness to lead,
- positive role model,
- interested in helping others
WEB is not necessarily looking for the smartest students, the most athletic, or the most popular. We want students who are KIND, want to make the school better and are responsible enough to manage a group.
There will be various WEB information sessions and events when we return from break. All children interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply.
Kaitlyn describes the benefits of being a WEB leader to Mr. Jock's advisory.
WEB is described to Mrs. Witkop's advisory.
Several WEB leaders talk about WEB with Mr. Corigliano's advisory.
Leadership is the upcoming weeks character trait
This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Leadership. Leadership means you value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best.
Leadership can be both formal and informal. It is concerned with getting others to do what needs to be done while maintaining group morale to ensure readiness to act in the future. This character strength’s focus is on the personal qualities of leaders rather than the practice of leadership. These qualities include the ability to understand others and inspire them toward a common goal, the capacity to mitigate conflict and mold consensus, and the desire to lead other people.
For individuals, leadership is a way to achieve what you know is important, as groups of people invariably achieve more than individuals. If you want to achieve your vision for the future, you need to inspire others to join you. As an individual’s ability to lead develops, so does that person’s confidence and sense of self-efficacy.
To practice and encourage the character strength of leadership with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.
Have a wonderful week!
Staff and students participate in belated Earth Day Activities!
From moving the garden boxes to the front corridor to decreasing litter on campus a ton of great work took place.
Thank you to everyone for your involvement in this important day!
Technology Classes Build Rockets
Junior High Dances
May 6th for the Dress in Black and White Dance
June 10th for the Dressy Dance
Help us help your child to attend. Please talk with your child about safe, responsible, and respectful behavior. This includes:
- being kind to other children,
- completing class assignments + seeking help when its needed,
- not throwing things,
- keeping hands to themselves, and
- being respectful of staff/other children (in person and online through social media/games).
Dances at junior high are special events and children must demonstrate behavior according to the Code of Conduct to attend.
Dance attendees must be:
- enrolled at JW Leary JH
- present in school on the day of the dance
- have no discipline referrals from Wednesday to Friday the week of the dance
- have no suspensions (in-school or out of school) the week of the dance
Doors will open at 7 pm. Anyone leaving before 9 pm must be signed out by a parent or guardian.
Snacks will be sold.
The cost to attend will be $5.
We are VERY low on extra chargers. PLEASE...
This page contains a getting started, cheat sheet, and tips about using the various platforms we have at JWL and within the entire district.
Massena CSD SchoolTool
The portal where attendance, assignments and grades are located.
JW Leary Junior High Website
About, student and parent tabs have important information relating to student learning.
Enter the class codes to join a class.
Great job students and staff!
Over 50 students have received notes home outlining their positive contributions to our school community.
Something is concerning-
If people see/hear something, say something. Situations we have heard of we have handled.
The below form which is also linked on our website is one way to do that.
All concerns expressed to the school are thoroughly investigated and appropriate action is taken. We cannot do something if we do not know about it. It is a service to the entire community when items are shared.
We are all in this together and we all have the same goal. Thank you for your support!
We know the pandemic has had numerous impacts on many things. As a building we’ve been fortunate this year to be able to offer support through a part-time social worker as well as the implementation of advisory (small groups with an adult) positivity project, CFES, WEB, and ongoing work with our teachers/counselors/administration.
This past week there was the 4th suicide of a student in St. Lawrence County schools in one year. We continue to have a focus on the safety and mental health of children.
Please share the below information with you child. We are all here to support you and your child. If you need anything please let us know.
Doors open at 7:15 am for children getting breakfast. Please see this VIDEO for information about breakfast.
Children do need their Schoolbucks account number to get breakfast and lunch.
This links to the current breakfast/lunch menu!
A big thank you to our amazing cafeteria staff who helps this to be possible!
preview this video to learn more! Children need to be settled into advisory by 7:35.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your student or your family. We have so many great things happening at school.
If you have ideas, questions, or concerns please email email@example.com or call the school 315-764-3720.