Way to go Academic Super Bowl Team!
6th Grade Winds Down
6th Grade—the school year is winding down…
Thank you, parents—Teacher Appreciation Week!
The TJMS 6 th grade team would like to thank all of the parents who took time out of their
busy schedules to make us feel loved and appreciated. You’re the best!
If any student has a copy of any textbooks, books, or anything else that was sent home
please make sure they are returned to their teachers by May 10th. It is important that
we get all things loaned out back in a timely manner.
And we’re finished!:
ILearn testing has concluded! Way to go, TJ 6 th graders, we knew you could do it! Take
a deep breath—we’re done!
Parents—the school year is coming to an end, if you could please:
● Check grades and assignments on Skyward/Canvas weekly.
● If you see a missing assignment, communicate with your child and let
them know it needs to be completed/turned in.
● Contact your child’s teacher with any questions/concerns if your child is
struggling academically—We all want your children to be successful!
7th Grade - Wraps up the year
Builders Club & Student Council -Dance Marathon
Builders Club and Student Council teamed up to bring a fun, new event to TJMS. Both groups collaborated with Valparaiso University's Dance Marathon Team to raise money for Lurie Children's hospital in Chicago. Through combined fundraising efforts the last week of April and the first week of May, students raised over $2,000! The culminating event was a whole school dance party on April 28th. We had a great time and can't wait for next year's event! Way to go, TJMS! Thank you to everyone for your kindness and generosity in raising money for a worthy cause!
Media Center Happenings
Upcoming: Our Second Book Fair!
Our second book fair is scheduled for Monday, May 15th through Friday, May 19th -- only two weeks away! In addition to students being able to browse and shop during their scheduled class visits, students can also visit the book fair before school and during Viking Times. The book fair is a perfect time for your child to choose a book or two to read over the summer. What’s more, students can just browse and add book titles to their reading list as TJM has many of the books available for check-out here in our library. Encourage your child to participate in one of the book fair activities to help make the book fair a memorable celebration of books!
Any girls entering grades 6-8 in the Fall, who are interested in trying out for the Middle School Gymnastics team should contact Coach Lorie Cook at email@example.com now for more information. There will be a mandatory Parent Meeting on August 2nd from 6:00-6:30 in the VHS Fieldhouse.
Tryouts will be held August 17 and 18, from 3:20-5:30. The season will run through the third week in October, with competition at the Optional level. All girls trying out must have a completed physical packet on file with their MIddle School, before attending tryouts.
IMPORTANT INFO FROM GUIDANCE
Attention 7th and 8th parents, please consider enrolling your child into the Twenty-first Century Scholars scholarship. This scholarship must be started in 7th or 8th grade! The deadline for signing up for this scholarship is approaching. Indiana eighth graders must get signed up by June 2023.
This is an opportunity for your child to have all or part of his or her college tuition paid for by the state! The 21st Century Scholars program began years ago as a way of helping students afford a college education. The scholarship eligibility is based on family income. Once a student is enrolled in the program, he or she will pledge to meet good citizen guidelines throughout the rest of their school years which will include some check in points each year in high school.
In order for a student to be enrolled, parents must fill out an application online before the deadline. Please click on this link for more information about eligibility and for the link to the application:
Para leer este informacion en espanol, haz click aqui https://scholars.in.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/21CS-Enrollment-Flyer-2019-Spanish-Flyer-1.pdf
Please reach out to your child’s school counselor for any help or additional information you might need. We are happy to help and excited for the chance at your student attending an Indiana college or university with free or reduced tuition!
Yearbook Club has been working very hard these past few months. We have met twice a week in the mornings to come in and work hard to make this year's yearbook a success! Our executive committee has been amazing in showing leadership to keep everyone busy and making sure no one is left out. The stronger our teamwork is, the better our yearbook will turn out.
If you have not ordered a yearbook yet, it is not too late. Go to treering.com and enter the code: 1016299019601518
Did You Know?
You can set up Skyward to let you know when your child's grades drop below a certain percent? That you can also set up Skyward to notify you if your child has missing assignments?
Setting up email notifications is THE BEST way of staying informed of your student’s grades.
Log into your account.
Click on “My Account” in the top right-hand corner of your Skyward homepage. See Figure D.
At the bottom of the window, look for Email Notifications.
Check all the boxes that you would like information about and how often you would like to receive the information. The second checkmark item allows you to set a parameter if a grade falls below a certain number. In the example below, this parent put “70” in the “Low:” text field. This means the parent will be immediately notified if their student receives any class assignment, test, quiz, etc. that falls below a grade of 70. See Figure E.
Below is the link to the video instructions.
School Wide Contact Information
Mark Maudlin -- Principal
Erin Strauss -- Assistant Principal
Shannon Morris -- School Resource Officer (SRO)
Laura Dull -- Secretary
Kristin Scheub -- Secretary/Treasurer
Jami Carlson -- Guidance Counselor, Last Names A-K
Erik Shive - Guidance Counselor, Last Names L-Z
Heather Himes -- Social Worker
Shawn White -- Nurse
P.E. uniforms will be required in P.E. classes this school year. Uniforms (t-shirt and shorts) can be purchased at Blythe’s Sporting Goods on Calumet Avenue. Uniforms can be purchased as a set or individual pieces. The same uniform will be worn in 6th-8th grades, so purchasing one that’s a little looser may be a good idea. Students are welcome to use the uniform an older sibling used while attending TJMS.
Students who are not enrolled in band, choir or orchestra will have a full year of P.E. Students enrolled in band, choir or orchestra will have least 2 rotations of P.E. during the year.
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