JLMS Principal Update
Strengths-Based Social-Emotional Screener (7th & 8th Grade)
In the coming weeks, we will also be piloting a social-emotional screener called the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) in 7th and 8th grades. The DESSA screeners are brief, strength-based rating scales measuring the social and emotional skills that help students do well in school, at home, and in the community. Your 7th- and 8th-grade child's teachers will complete the strength-based assessments based on direct observations of the student’s daily interactions at school. This information will be used to better plan for all students, focusing on their individual strengths. We will look to expand this screener district-wide in the near future. More information can be found here.
Parent Resource for Keeping Your Child Safe with Social Media
"This week the students will be participating in a lesson on social media, online bullying, and online safety. It will be an approximately 15 minute presentation during SOAR on Thursday given by our Student Services Team. We encourage you to talk to your students about this presentation and what they can do to enjoy technology safely.
Here is a handout that goes over some tips on how to ensure your student's safety with some of the most popular apps: Parent/Guardian Tips for Social Media Safety Remember that even if a post, picture, video gets deleted it can still be recovered, this includes SnapChat.
Please reach out to Rachel Beranek, school counselor, or Aly Neumyer, school psychologist, if you have any questions or concerns."
JLMS Students of the Month!!!
KAPCO's Kids-2-Kids Christmas Wonderland Donation Drive
Upcoming Winter Testing
Important Upcoming Dates
- December 7 - 11 - Make donations for KAPCO Kids-2-Kids Toy Drive
- December 14 - No in-person school for students - asynchronous learning day as staff will be engaged in professional development
- December 23 - January 3 - No school Winter Break