JSMS Weekly Warrior Beat

Student Focused-World Class



May 9-13-8th Grade Washington DC Trip

May 18: 8:00 am

7th grades Awards Day

May 18: 1:30 am

6th grades Awards Day

May 19: 10:00 am

8th grade Awards Day/Promotion


Seeking Applicants

The TDOE is seeking applications from educators, higher education partners, parents, and community members to participate in subject and grade-level committees to determine the cut score ranges for each performance level on state assessments. Ultimately, this information helps them understand students' level of mastery of the state standards. This is called the “standards setting" process. The standards setting committees will meet this summer and share recommendations with the State Board of Education for approval.

They are seeking applicants for the following standards setting committees:

  • Math Grades 3–5
  • Math Grades 6–8
  • Math Algebra 1 and Algebra 2
  • Math Geometry
  • Math Integrated Mathematics 1, 2, and 3
  • ELA Grades 3–5
  • ELA Grades 6–8
  • ELA Grades 9–12
  • Social Studies 3–5
  • Social Studies 6–7
  • Social Studies Grades 8 & U.S. History

All interested applicants should complete an online application (here) by April 25, 5 p.m. CDT. The application link, along with a brief description of the responsibilities and time commitment for the committees, is posted on the website (here). All applicants will be notified of his/her status by no later than May 6.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Virginia.Mayfield@tn.gov.

Warrior Football 2016-2017

Students interested in playing football next year for JSMS should see Coach Guthrie for information regarding workouts and spring tryouts. Information will be available starting Monday, April 4th. The first day of conditioning will be on Thursday, April 7th. the rest of the information will be distributed after the student meeting with Coach Guthrie.


Kingsport's Interactive School Zone Map

Kingsport now has an interactive website in which you can type an address and determine school zone. You can access this map from a link on the KCS website, Parents, School Zones / Street Directories or click here.

Once on the interactive page, click on the magnifying glass and type in the address in question. If the address is a city location, the site will zoom to the location and identify the corresponding school zone. If nothing happens, the address is NOT in the city of Kingsport.


APPLY NOW! @KCS_XSTREAM is accepting apps. for rising 7th-9th grade students! W1: June 13-17 & W2: June 20-24! https://t.co/GXucadUfPu


IMMUNIZATIONS-TO PARENTS OF RISING 7TH GRADERS: All students entering 7th grade must have immunizations recorded on a new TN Certificate of Immunization (shot form).Students may not begin school without having received their immunizations. Students need the Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) boosters and two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease (year diagnosed).

Warrior Weekly Update:

April 11th-April 15—High School Planning Appointments for rising 9th Graders—All families of rising 9th graders should have gotten a letter in the main from Dobyns-Bennett providing you with a time for your high school planning appointment. These meetings will take place at Sevier in the library. Please arrive five minutes prior to your assigned time and check in at the JSMS front office. We will call your child to the library to join you for your high school planning appointment with the DB counselor.

Monday, April 11th

PTA Executive Board Meeting-JSMS Conference Room-12:00 PM

Track Practice 3:00-4:30

Softball Game: JSMS Varsity versus Blountville at Blountville at 5:00

Baseball Game: JSMS Versus RNR at Hunter Wright Stadium-4:30

Chamber Choir-2:50-3:45

Tuesday, April 12th

Student Council Meeting-Mrs. Wagner's Room-3:00-3:30

Softball Game: JSMS Varsity versus Liberty Bell at HOME at 4:30

Baseball Practice: 3:00-5:00 Players should be prepared for indoor or outdoor practice.

Wednesday, April 13th

Track Practice 3:00-4:30

Softball Practice-3:00-5:00 Players should be prepared for indoor or outdoor practice.

Baseball Practice: 3:00-5:00 Players should be prepared for indoor or outdoor practice.

Newspaper Staff Meeting - 2:45 – 3:30 pm. Editors will meet until 5:15 pm

Newscast Staff Meetings -2:45 – 5:15 pm

Thursday, April 14th

Track Meet-Greeneville

Softball Practice: 3:00-5:00 Players should be prepared for indoor or outdoor practice.

Baseball Game: JSMS Versus Vance at Hunter Wright Stadium-4:30

Friday, April 15th

Track Practice 3:00-4:30

Softball Practice: 3:00-5:00 Players should be prepared for indoor or outdoor practice.

Baseball Practice: 3:00-5:00 Players should be prepared for indoor or outdoor practice.

Celebrations and Recognitions:

Recognitions and Celebrations:

*Thank you to Hunter Mullins and Lydia Elam and to ALL of our wonderful band and orchestra parents and students for making our Instrument Placement a success! We have a great group of rising 6th Grade Warrior Musicians excited for the 2016-2017 school year!

*Congratulations to KCS for being awarded a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM foundation.

*The Scribe has done it again! JSMS received notification from the “Quill and Scroll” International Honorary Society for High School Journalists that our Sequoyah Scribe journalists won FOUR AWARDS in this competition:

Valerie Fung (National Winner, Opinion Writing for “Learning about Islam is an important part of education”)

Maddilyn Rimer (National Winner, Photography for “Safety First?”)

Aubrey Vincent, now at DB (National Winner, Feature Writing for “Feel like the superstars they are”)

Molly Turner (Sweepstakes Winner, Feature Writing for “Divorce affects students’ day to day life”)

It is a great honor for these students to receive recognition from “Quill and Scroll”

Proud to be a Warrior,

Holly Flora

Principal, JSMS