Young Middle School Newsletter
January 2024 Edition
Greetings Wolfpack Families and Friends! Happy New Year!
I want to extend a warm welcome to our students, parents and community members. I sincerely hope that everyone had a joyous winter holiday. Our return to school marks the beginning of the second semester as well as our mid-year point. As we embark on the second semester, it is the perfect time to renew our commitment to our focus, our dedication to growth, and our emphasis on our school’s vision of creating a high performing IB school of choice where students want to learn, parents and families engage, educators empower students to succeed, and the community collaborates with the school to rebuild the legacy.
Let’s continue to remain steadfast on our journey of learning together while fostering a positive and engaging school environment. Let’s also continue to collaborate as we make this semester a successful and enriching experience for our students. I could not be more excited about the opportunities for progress and learning that lie ahead. Together, we will continue to “Rebuild the Legacy” of Jean Childs Young Middle School.
Ronald Garlington - Principal
Great Things Happening At JCY
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winner
Congratulations to our JCY Spelling Bee winner Rafael Spivey II (6th grade). Rafael will represent JCY at the district Spelling Bee later this month.
From the desk of our IB Coordinator
On December 15th 2023, we successfully submitted our IB Authorization Application, which puts us one step closer to becoming an Authorized IB World School. Now that we have submitted our application our next steps are moving forward with full IB implementation and preparing for our Authorization Visit (Date TBD).
Learner Profile Attribute for the month of January
The IB Learner Profile for the month of January is Risk-Taker. As we move through this month, begin to embody this attribute and encourage our future "IB Scholars" to do the same. Please be sure to put up your spotlight posters on your main whiteboard as a part of your board configuration. If you need a copy of the spotlight, please communicate with me. The IB Definition: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
Fine and Performing Arts
Department of Instructional Technology
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Resources for Parents from The Den
Goodr Grocery Store English
The Goodr Grocery Store gives you a free way to
supplement your family's weekly groceries.
Hunger relief company, Goodr, has partnered with
Atlanta Gas Light and Young Middle School to
bring this resource to the community.
Young Middle School 23-24 Basketball Schedule
at Sutton Middle
at King Middle
vs Kipp East
vs John Lewis
APS Cell Phone Policy
Jean Childs Young Middle School / Overview
"First Friday" means students can cash-out Wolfbucks in Advisory and select students are celebrate for a month of exceeding behavioral expectations! For more information, click on the "our School" section on the home page, then select "Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports/Wolfbucks."