JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

February 24 - February 28

What's going on in class?


This week in math we continue with module 4 working on Algebra. The second section over expressions will be tested on next week (Wednesday/Thursday). Students are understanding these new concepts pretty well and seem to be enjoying Algebra a lot.

Language Arts

Students have been able to incorporate their favorite music into language arts this week in our figurative language project. We also continued reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Next week we will be working on the essential question, "How can people still achieve the American Dream when faced with injustice?"


Team 2 Scientists have been in the lab this week while learning about endothermic and exothermic reactions, and we even had a chance to make elephant toothpaste on Friday! We will have a quiz next week over this material, but that assessment will be added to the fourth term grades.

Please take a few moments to check skyward. Many students have missing assignments due to illness or other reasons. If you are missing an assignment, please pick up any copies or check schoology if it is an online assignment.

Social Studies

This week in social studies, we continued to learn about Ancient Rome. The students spent two days doing a Gladiator Investigation which focused on the Colosseum and how gladiator matches reflected the culture of Rome. On Thursday the students began a Minecraft Research Project about one of five Roman Monuments. Next week students will continue to work on their research project.

News from JCMS Library Media Center

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Student led conferences are coming the week we return from spring break. Parents should have received an email explaining how to sign up. Please try to schedule your appointment as soon as possible for the most convenient time slots. The goal of JCMS is to have 100% parent participation!

Students of the Week!

Each week teachers will be nominating Team 2 students who demonstrate positive character, work ethic, leadership, and or overall growth/ improvements. Below are our Students of the Week!

Student Expectations

Your student should wear their ID daily on a lanyard. If your student has lost their student ID, they may purchase a new one through the main office for $3.

Please charge tablets every night. Many students are leaving tablets in their locker. If your family would prefer that the tablet stays at school, please contact your student's CAT time teacher to make arrangements for secure storage and charging.

No Name Papers

We have had several no name papers turned in this year. If a student thinks they turned in an assignment but it shows missing in the grade book it is likely they didn't put a name on it. Please remind your child to always put their name, class, and hour on their papers.

Hallway Procedures

JCMS has updated hallway procedures during class. Please contact your student's CAT time teacher if you have questions.

Team 2 Expectations

Team 2 is consistent in our expectations in all our courses to create the best and most conducive learning environment for all students. We create these expectations and go over them multiple times with the team to insure that all students are able to be successful. We encourage you to review the expectations and discuss them with your student.


Students will be sending out weekly grade updates each Friday via e-mail. Please make sure your student has your email address as well as it being updated in Skyward. Parents will also have access to student grades at all times through the Skyward website or app. If you are unable to access Skyward please contact the office for further help.

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