Jasper Middle School

Weekly Parent Newsletter

This Week at JMS

Monday, Jan. 9

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

Lunch - Chicken Nuggets, Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:00PM 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Dubois

6:00PM 6th Grade Girls Basketball @ Southridge

6:30PM 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs Castle North

7:00PM 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Dubois

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Breakfast - Whole Grain Mini Waffles w/Syrup, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Chicken Alfredo, Steamed Broccoli, Breadstick, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:00PM 6th Grade Girls Basketball vs North Daviess (Cabby Gym)

6:00PM 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Washington (Lena Dunn)

6:00PM 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Washington

6:30PM 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Castle South

6:30PM 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Castle South

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Breakfast - Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Cocoa Puff Soft Filled Bar, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Hot Dog on Bun, RF Doritos, Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes, Sidekick, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Thursday, Jan. 12

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

Lunch - Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:00PM 6th Grade Girls Basketball @ Castle South

6:00PM 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs Pike Central

7:00PM 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs Pike Central

Friday, Jan. 13

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

Lunch - Mini Corn Dogs, Green Beans, Cookie, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Upcoming Important Dates

Jan. 16, 2023 Professional Development - No School

Jan. 26, 2023 New Family Informational Meeting

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

Bright Arrow (School Reach) Phone Calls

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21st Century Scholars Information

7th and 8th grade parents: Your children may be eligible for a college scholarship! Indiana's 21st Century Scholars program offers income-eligible students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school, depending upon financial need. Don't let this awesome opportunity pass by without applying for the program. The deadline to apply is June 30 of the student's 8th grade year. Go online to apply at Scholars.IN.gov or fill out the attached paper application and return to Mrs. Maxey.

Washington DC Trip

There is still room on the buses! If you have not registered your student for this great educational and fun opportunity, please do so ASAP! You can call Jackie's Travel at 812-482-7158 to save a seat and get more information.

JMS Study Tables

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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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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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8th Grade Teen Safety Matters Presentations

Your 8th grade student will participate in the MBF Teen Safety Matters® program next week. This program teaches teens about emotional, physical, and digital safety. It is based on the latest research and has been reviewed and endorsed by national experts.

We would like to share with you what your teen learned and suggest how you can continue these safety lessons at home. Just like other subjects, the more you practice with them, the more likely they will be able to use what they have learned. For additional information and resources, visit our website at www.mbfpreventioneducation.org and/or download our free “Child Safety Matters” app from the App Store or Google Play.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Jasper Boys Volleyball League

Interest is growing and now boys/men’s volleyball is among the fastest growing sports in the U.S. The IHSAA has sanctioned boys volleyball starting in 2023. This is a huge step forward for the sport. Join us this spring for the first ever Jasper boys volleyball league!

St. Patrick's Day Button Contest

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A Step Above Fundraiser

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2023 Miss Shamrock Pageant

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Free Movies at The Astra

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