Jasper Middle School

Weekly Parent Newsletter

This Week at JMS

Monday, Nov. 21

Breakfast - Whole Grain Mini Cinni or Frudel, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

3:00PM Study Tables @ JMS

6:00PM 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs Southridge

6:00PM 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Southridge

6:30PM 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Heritage Hills

6:30PM 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Heritage Hills

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Breakfast - Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Bites, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Cheeseburger Mac, Green Beans, Rice Krispie Treat, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:00PM 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs Holy Trinity

6:00PM 7th Grade Girls vs Vincennes

6:00PM 8th Grade Girls @ Vincennes

Upcoming Important Dates

Nov. 23-25, 2022 Thanksgiving Break - No School

Dec. 21, 2022 End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester

Jan. 5, 2023 School Resumes

Jan. 16, 2023 Professional Development - No School

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

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.

FUNDRAISER PICKUP - Frozen Food Fundraiser delivery will be Dec. 7 from 3-6PM. You can pick up items at door 22 (south side of the building by the small parking lot).

JMS Book Fair

The Book Fair will take place in the library December 5-9 from 9:00-3:30. Here is a link to our JMS Book Fair website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/jaspermiddleschool3

Parents may put money into students eWallets via the link, or students may pay by cash, check, or credit card.

JMS Book Fair Volunteers

The book fair is coming to Jasper Middle School and we are looking for parents to help out! There is a morning and afternoon shift each day of the week of Dec 5-9. Even if you cannot come the entire time of the shift your help is greatly appreciated by our Librarian, Mrs. Kari Schaefer, and the JMS students.

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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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GJCS Website and Social Media Survey

GJCS is looking at ways to improve our website and social media sites. Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on how to do so!


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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Students of the Week

Each week of the school year, we will be recognizing two Students of the Week for each grade level. Students are nominated for this recognition by staff members for a variety of reasons. It could be based on Academics, Behavior, Character, or Improvement. All of the nominees are then voted upon by the staff to identify the six winners for that week. This week's winners include:

6th Graders - Jillian Ekong and Evan Ruhe

7th Graders - Rebekah Grove and Cooper Vollmer

8th Graders - Aanias Jackson and Keno Blair

Extra-Curricular Activities

JHS Girls Golf

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JMS is collecting for the Annual Toys for Tots Collection

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Dubois County Museum

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2022 Turkey Trot

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Jasper Public Library

Anyone ages 10 - 19 are welcome to come to the Public Library for these free events!

Students are reminded that we now have lots of room at the library for studying and collaborative projects. We also have study rooms available with space to spread out and work. We have study snacks available at the front desk upon request.

L4G and Project 13:34

With the seasons changing and temperatures getting cooler, we are sure parents are pulling out the next season's clothes and finding out that their children have outgrown them. Although growth is a fact of life, some families just can't afford to replace the clothing their children have outgrown. LG4 just wants to remind everyone that we are still here and willing to help those families in need. We have attached request forms for your convenience.

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