Jasper Middle School

Weekly Parent Newsletter

This Week at JMS

Monday, Nov. 7

Breakfast - Breakfast Burrito, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Hamburger or Cheeseburger on Bun, Wrinkle Fries, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

3:00PM Study Tables @ JMS

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Election Day

Breakfast - Whole Grain Mini-Waffle, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Beef Haystacks, Shredded Lettuce, Salsa, Refried Beans, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Breakfast - Whole Grain Scone, Yogurt, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Buffalo Chicken Tots, Breadstick, Sidekick, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Thursday, Nov. 10

Breakfast - Whole Grain Biscuit, Sausage Links, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Chicken Drumstick, Dinner Roll, Cheesy Broccoli, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

3:00PM Study Tables at JMS

Friday, Nov. 11

Breakfast - Whole Grain Bagel w/Cream Cheese, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Pizza, Green Beans, Pudding Cup, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

1:10PM Veterans Day Program

Upcoming Important Dates

Nov. 6, 2022 Daylight Saving Time ends

Nov. 23-25, 2022 Thanksgiving Break - No School

Dec. 21, 2022 End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester

Jan. 5, 2023 School Resumes

Jan. 16, 2023 Professional Development - No School

Feb. 6 and 8, 2023 Freshman Orientation Meeting at JHS (for current 8th graders)

Feb. 20, 2023 Snow Make-Up Day - No School

Mar. 10, 2023 End of 3rd Quarter

Mar.20-24, 2023 Spring break - No School

April 5, 2023 8th Grade Dubois County Career Cruise (@JHS)

Apr. 7, 2023 Good Friday - No School

Apr. 10, 2023 Snow Make-up Day - No School

May 25, 2023 8th Grade Achievement Night

May 26, 2023 End of 4th Quarter and 2nd Semester

Office Information

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Welcoming Wildcats

A new group has been started at JMS to help with two specific missions: 1) to provide students who are new to our school with a welcome gift that includes a few Jasper spirit pieces and 2) to help students throughout the year who need clothing items provided for them. Our first initiative is to help get more spirit wear out to people . . . parents, siblings, grandparents, students . . . so that everyone has a chance to show their Jasper pride. We have set up an online store for people to purchase from. A portion of all sales will go into the Welcoming Wildcats fund. Additionally, on the store is a DONATE button where people can simply donate to our mission if they don’t want to purchase anything or in addition to their purchase. Please check out the online store at THIS LINK. Or, see the attached flyer. There are items at various price points, quality, and name brands.
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8th Grade Washington DC Trip and Fundraisers

Students can still sign up for this trip! There is still room on the buses if your child has not registered. Please do so as soon as possible, though, to ensure a seat. Once the 4th bus is filled, we will not be able to take any more students.

Fundraiser forms and payment are due Monday, November 7

Please make sure the student’s name and a phone number are on the form

Double check your payment to ensure it matches the total amount due

Delivery is estimated for the week of December 5

GJCS Website and Social Media Survey

GJCS is looking at ways to improve our website and social media sites. Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on how to do so!


Lost and Found

It is starting to get a little cold! If your child is missing a sweatshirt or jacket, remind them to check out the lost and found! We have also collected an assortment of water bottles.
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Ice Cream Fridays

The JMS Student Council will be selling ice cream bars during lunch on Fridays. Cost is $2. All proceeds will go to the Student Council to be used on activities, events, and resources for the JMS student body.

This Week at JMS Archives

All of our weekly newsletters will be archived on our website. You can use this link to access them directly - https://jms.gjcs.k12.in.us/parents/jms-newsletters . Or you can go to our website and click "Menu" and then "Parents" to find them.

Teacher Information

Teacher Spotlight

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Students of the Week

Each week of the school year, we will be recognizing two Students of the Week for each grade level. Students are nominated for this recognition by staff members for a variety of reasons. It could be based on Academics, Behavior, Character, or Improvement. All of the nominees are then voted upon by the staff to identify the six winners for that week. This week's winners include:

6th Graders - Anna Renner and Jack Keusch

7th Graders - Liv Schultz and Eli Werner

8th Graders - Stella Mahar and Donovan Pauw

Extra-Curricular Activities

JHS Girls Golf

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JMS Girls Soccer Team

Coach Schroeder and Coach Nowotarski will be holding winter conditioning every Tuesday for any girl soccer player that is interested and currently not playing a sport. Training begins Tuesday, November 8th, 5:30-7:00. Training will continue every Tuesday until February 27th. Please feel free to contact the coaches with any questions. Those interested need to meet in the athletic lobby at 5:30.

JMS is collecting for the Annual Toys for Tots Collection

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Dubois County Museum

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2022 Turkey Trot

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National Archery in the Schools Program

The National Archery in the Schools Program is going to begin on Monday, November 7th at the JHS auxiliary gym. The middle school session will be from 6- 7:30 p.m. Please bring a parent to this initial session to sign the waiver forms for the upcoming season. If you have any questions, see Officer Lampert.

Jasper Public Library

Anyone ages 10 - 19 are welcome to come to the Public Library for these free events!

Students are reminded that we now have lots of room at the library for studying and collaborative projects. We also have study rooms available with space to spread out and work. We have study snacks available at the front desk upon request.

VFW Event

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L4G and Project 13:34

With the seasons changing and temperatures getting cooler, we are sure parents are pulling out the next season's clothes and finding out that their children have outgrown them. Although growth is a fact of life, some families just can't afford to replace the clothing their children have outgrown. LG4 just wants to remind everyone that we are still here and willing to help those families in need. We have attached request forms for your convenience.

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Dubois County Voter Information

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