From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 2 Issue 23 - 2/19/23

Greetings Clipper Nation!

Wow, we have been having a busy and exciting February, and it is not over yet. Coming up this week, we have two events for Black History Month. On the 21st, wear your HBCU attire, and then on the 24th, we will have a Black History Assembly. We also have something special planned for National Mix it up Day on the 23rd. Keep in mind that even with all the fun, our teachers and students are actively engaged instructional process as we quickly approach the mid-point of quarter 3. Progress reports will go live on March 3rd.

Important March 1st calendar note for all high school students and families: SAT testing in school for students in 11th Grade, asynchronous learning day for all other high school students

On Wednesday, March 1st, all 11th-Grade students will take the SAT in school as part of assessing readiness for college and career. There is no cost to the student for taking this test. All 11th-Grade students should plan to arrive at school no later than 7:35 a.m. that day, and must be at their assigned testing room by 7:45 a.m.

Students taking the SAT without accommodations will finish at approximately 12:45 p.m., with county transportation provided as usual for students who use it. Students taking the SAT with accommodations will spend longer on the test, and will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m., with transportation provided as usual. Bag lunches will provided for all students taking the SAT at the close of the assessment.

For all other high school students, Wednesday, March 1st will be an asynchronous day of learning. Students must check in online for each class to be counted as present and will work remotely on graded assignments, following expectations for the day as indicated at the school level and in Google Classrooms for each class.

Principal Savage

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Attendance Reminders

  • Student who have travel in the morning need to sign in before entering the building so they are not marked absent.
  • Only 5 parent notes per year.

Guidance Reminders

  • Keep up your grades as we near the mid-term.
  • ASVAB scheduled for March 10th, students can take the test multiple times if the would like to try to improve their score.
  • Scheduling for next year will be mid to late March.

Weekly Bulletin

Monday, February 20th

President’s Day – School and Office CLOSED

Tuesday, February 21st

Math League (E121) FLEX
Vote for your favorite decorated door during lunch
Field Trip-Mock Trial vs. Worcester Prep Dismiss 2:30pm
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Band Tutoring (A146) 3-4pm
Unified Strength and Conditioning State Meet @ Worcester County Rec Center 8am
Girls & Boys JV Basketball vs. Mardela (home-scrimmage) 4 & 5:30pm

Wednesday, February 22nd

Vote for your favorite decorated door during lunch
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Art Club (A120) 2:45 – 4:15pm
GSA (A109) 3-4pm
Asian Culture Club (E217) 3pm
Baseball Interest Meeting (location TBD) 3pm

Thursday, February 23rd

STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
SMART team meeting (G103) 3pm
ACE Mentor Program (A141) 3:30pm
Cheer Practice (CLGA) 3-5:30pm
Math Team Competition (Mardela) 6-7pm

Friday, February 24th

SU Shore Scholarship Event (Media) 8:30-9:30am *invitation only
Black History Assembly 10am -11:15am
Guild of Unlikely Heroes D&D Club Interest Meeting (G206) 3-4pm
NHS meeting (CLGA) 3pm
Softball Interest Meeting (F209) 3-4pm
Girls V Basketball 3A Quarter Finals (time, opponent, location TBD)

Saturday, February 25th

Boys V Wrestling 3A South Individual Meet @ Arundel High School 8am depart 5:15am
Boys V Basketball 3A South Quarterfinals (Home) (time, opponent TBD)

Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind

February 20th - Presidents' Day - Schools Closed

March 1st - SATs

March 3rd - Progress Report

March 9th - 4-6 PTSA Meeting - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Special Reminders

Tutoring Schedule

Math - Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3-4pm in E116

English – Wednesdays 3-4pm E224

Guidance Support – Thursdays 3-4pm in the guidance office

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We would love to have you attend and enter James M. Bennett for the school.

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Spring Blood Drive

Wednesday, March 8th, 8:30am-1:30pm

JMB Wrestling Room

Students will be able to sign up through their class of google classroom.
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Upcoming Maryland School Survey

State law requires that all public schools in Maryland survey students about school climate. The Maryland School Survey provides Local School Systems (LSSs), the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and families with valuable information about the learning environment, climate, and safety of each public school in the State of Maryland. The survey is administered in the spring of each school year as a part of the Maryland Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan. Grades 5-11 students and instructional staff will have the opportunity to participate in the survey which takes less than 30 minutes and is available in English or Spanish.

Students will take the survey during regular school hours between February 22nd - April 22nd.

The survey will ask students about topics such as student engagement, interactions with adults and with other students in the school, the school environment, bullying, and safety. The survey will not ask about a student’s personal experiences, and students will not be asked to provide any information that might violate his or her privacy.

JMB will be giving the survey during the week of March 20th For more information about the Maryland School Survey please see the attachment to the weekly message.

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Class of 2023

Contact Info

Ms. Cassidy Feeney and Mrs. Julie Giordano are no longer at JMB. However, they plan to continue helping with all things senior related.

Our in school contact if you need anything senior related is Mrs. Jeni Feeney

Senior Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 6pm

300 East College Avenue

Salisbury, MD

This meeting will be in person in the cafeteria.
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Cap & Gown Orders

Seniors - Don’t forget to order your Cap and Gown.

*There are catalogs and order forms in the office or you can use or

Check out the link for current scholarships!

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Class of 2024

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Class of 2025

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We are looking for parent volunteers for spaghetti dinner as we are trying to raise money for the class to help raise funds that will allow our students to have a memorable senior year, on average senior year activities cost around $20,000. Our spaghetti dinner is being held March 10 from 5:30 to 8 and is the only big fundraiser that the sophomores participate in for their class. For the spaghetti dinner, we are looking for parents to help with Decorations, food donations and donation of auction items. We need all the support from you and your child that we can get to make this fundraiser a success. If you would like to help with any of this, please fill out the google form and we will be in contact with you. The form can be found here

We will continue to update you through weekly phone calls and the JMB Class of 2025 Facebook page.

Class of 2026

Class Advisors

Trisha Pippen - (

Kathy Klaverweiden - (

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How to Stay in the Know?

The best way to stay in the know is to make sure we have accurate information on file. Please look over all the information on the Student Personal Data and Enrollment Information Form as this is the information we currently have on file for you. Make any corrections to the form in blue. If you need additional space for emergency contact use a separate sheet of paper. Sign the back of the form and return it to the school. If you prefer to fill out a new form you can find a copy on our website.

Other ways to stay connected:



Guidance Facebook:

JMB Sports Facebook:



Instagram: (future)

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