JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - April 3, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair

This week we welcomed Rising 6th grade students on campus for breakfast, a school tour, and special performances from the JMS Band and Theater programs! We look forward to additional opportunities to interact with our incoming 6th grade student this summer through 6th Grade Cougar Camp and 6th Grade Orientation!


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!


Jarrell Middle School is proud to announce this year's Staff of the Year recipients. Please join me in recognizing these outstanding educators!


Lydia Burns - Rookie Teacher of the Year

Jasmine Vasquez - Teacher of the Year

Sandi Dotson - Paraprofessional of the Year


Congratulations to our 3rd Nine Week, STAR Students! These students were selected by a teacher for their outstanding efforts in class during this grading cycle.


Charles Brown - Mr. Cooper Computer Applications

Lylah Harrison - Coach Bobo - Texas History

Jaiden Stark - Mr. Merrill

Saheli Gutierrez - Ms. Bennett - Science

Gisela Lugo Ortiz - Mr. Bowe

Malikye Pacheco - Mrs. Keith - Art

Juan Chacin Ocando - Ms. Jung - Choir

Sophia Gomez - Ms. Jung - Choir

Racci Day - Ms. Jung - Choir

Ashley Reyes - Mr. Hance - Science

Nabiy Rabiu - Ms. Bowman - RLA

Ja'zavia Green - Mrs. Sugg - Science

Walker Massar - Coach Edwards

Nicholas Lowe - Mrs. Louder - Texas History

Owen Greene - Mr. Louder - Math

Condoleeza Kiiti - Mr. Berumen - Spanish

Nicholas Lowe - Mrs. Schwertner

Fatima Gutierrez - Ms. Lafayette - Theater

Gisela Lugo Ortiz - Mrs. Tomlinson - Math

Princess (PJ) Ufivelesili - Ms. Poteet - RLA

Maritza Smith - Mrs. Vasquez - RLA

Jason Codero - Mr. Salazar

Ethan Smith - Mrs. Mellor - Reading

Estephan Hernandez - Coach Gipson

Santiago Murillo Espinosa - Mrs. Sugg - Science

Paige Alcala - Mrs. Collie - Science

Jason Cordero - Mrs. Collie - Science

Jezreel Paxtor-Vicente - Mrs. Murr - BIM

Sarah Landers - Mrs. Murr - Yearbook

Aden Igiozee - Mr. Danner - RLA

Isaiah Vasquez - Ms. Baker - Math

Melanie Rangel - Coach Waggoner - Math

Damian Miller - Mr. Azua - Social Studies

Christian Palma - Mr. Azua - Social Studies

Ashley Ramirez Gallegos - Mrs. Schwertner

Sebastian Mouton - Dr. Hood - Reading

Joseph Macario Barrios - Dr. Hood - Reading

Yandiel Lopez Gonzalez - Dr. Hood - Reading

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JMS SPRING TIMELINE - MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • April 8 - Spring Dance 5:30-7:30 PM
  • April 14-15 - Student Holidays
  • April 21 - Choir Concert & Band Solo Event
  • April 26 - NJHS Induction & Spring Band Concert
  • May 2-6 - TEACHER APPRECIATION
  • 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
  • May 19 - Choir FIeld Trip
  • May 21 - Band Six Flags Field Trip
  • May 23 - Career Day/HERO Field Trip
  • May 23 - Chromebook and library materials due to Library
  • May 24 - PBIS Student Celebration
  • May 25 - 8th Grade Promotion & Grade Level Assemblies 8:30-11:30 AM

DON't MISS THE PUBLIC DEBUT of "Peter and the Starcatcher" April 5th @ 6:30

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7th Grade Science Frog Dissection Lab!

This Week @ JMS


Monday, April 4th

  • National School Librarian Day
  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework
  • Gaming Club 4:00 PM


Tuesday, April 5th

  • NJHS Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • Puzzle Club 4:00 PM
  • Color Guard Club 5:00 PM
  • "Peter and the Starcatchers" @ JHS 6:30 PM


Wednesday, April 6th

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Assistant Principal Appreciation Day
  • WIN Time - RLA Lesson
  • Spanish Club 4:00 PM
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM


Thursday, April 7th

  • Spinal Screenings in PE
  • WIN Time - RLA Lesson
  • Beyblade Club 4:00 PM
  • Home Tennis vs. Granger


Friday, April 8th

  • WIN Time - RLA Lesson
  • End of 3 Week Snapshot
  • STUCO Spring Dance 5:30-7:30 PM
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Library Notes and Tech Tips from Mrs. Martone!

The JMS Library April Virtual Makerspace is now live! Check out the new coding challenge, Stick Together Puzzle, and coloring pages here!

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We are in the final week of the March Madness Book Tournament! Students have chosen "Don't Turn Out the Lights" and "The Silence Between Us" to compete in the championship!

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Upcoming Events @ JMS


Monday, April 11th
  • JMS Girls Golf @ Burnet
  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework
  • Girls Soccer @ Gateway 5:00 PM
  • Boys Soccer @ Lampasas 6:30 PM


Tuesday, April 12th

  • JMS Boys Golf @ Burnet
  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • Puzzle Club - 4:00 PM
  • Color Guard Club - 5:00 PM


Wednesday, April 13th

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson


Thursday, April 14th

  • Student Holiday
  • Staff Development
  • JMS Tennis @ Taylor


Friday, April 15th

  • Staff and Student Holiday

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