JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - May 8, 2022

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A Message from Principal Blair

On behalf of the entire staff at Jarrell Middle School, I'd like to thank our community for making teachers feel special all week long. Thanks to all the local businesses, our fabulous PTO, and the JISD school board for the love and appreciation that was felt by all!


8th Grade students completed the Science and Social Studies STAAR assessment on Thursday and Friday of this past week. We are so proud of our students for how prepared they were and how hard they worked to show what they know! This week, all grade levels will take the Reading Language Arts STAAR assessment, along with our 8th Grade Algebra I EOC according to the schedule below:


Tuesday - 6th Grade RLA & Algebra I

Wednesday - 7th Grade RLA

Thursday - 8th Grade RLA

Friday - Makeup and small group testing


Please be sure students gets plenty of rest this week, arrive to school on time, and has a healthy breakfast. We will provide all students with a snack and a bottle of water.


They will need a FULLY charged chromebook this week. NO other student devices will be allowed in testing rooms. We are eager to see students meet and exceed their individual goals!


Be sure to mark your calendars for this year's End of Year Assemblies. All assemblies will be held during the regular school day to ensure all students are able to attend. All visitors are welcome to attend!


8th Grade Promotion 8:30 AM

7th Grade Awards10:30 AM

6th Grade Awards 11:30 AM


With only a few short weeks left in the school year, and STAAR testing in full swing, many of our teachers are do not have additional major grades planned for the final Nine weeks. As a result, progress report grades are a good indicator of class averages for the grading cycle. While there will still be daily grades each week, we don't want to cause additional stress and anxiety that already exist with state testing. Please check parent portal for the most current class grades.


Tuesday, 5/17 - 6th Grade Math

Wednesday, 5/18 - 7th Grade Math

Thursday, 5/19 - 8th Grade Math & 7th Advanced Math

Friday, 5/20 - Makeup testing

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Join us for the 1st Annual PBIS Student Celebration on May 24th. Students with no office referrals, passing grades, & library clearance are eligible to attend.

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JMS SPRING TIMELINE - MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • May 10-20 - STAAR TESTING - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Math and Reading
  • May 18 - PTO Meeting & Regular Board Meeting
  • May 19 - Choir FIeld Trip
  • May 21 - Band Six Flags Field Trip & Spring Choir Concert
  • May 23 - Career Day/HERO Field Trip/40 Book Challenge Trip
  • May 23 - Chromebook and library materials due to Library
  • May 24 - PBIS Student Celebration
  • May 25 - End of Year Assemblies

8th Grade Promotion 8:30 AM

7th Grade Awards10:30 AM

6th Grade Awards 11:30 AM

This Week @ JMS

Monday, May 9th

  • Boys & Girls Soccer @ Taylor


Tuesday, May 10th

  • STAAR TESTING - 6TH GRADE RLA & Algebra I - (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)


Wednesday, May 11th

  • School Nurse Day
  • STAAR TESTING - 7TH GRADE RLA (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)


Thursday, May 12th

  • Facilities Planning Committee @ Administration 6:00 PM
  • STAAR TESTING - 8TH GRADE RLA (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)


Friday, May 13th

  • STAAR TESTING - SMALL GROUP STAAR & Makeups

Library Notes and Tech Tips from Mrs. Martone!

JMS students can access all information regarding library fines and Chromebook fines through our online catalog, Destiny! Students login with the following credentials:

username: student ID number

password: student ID number

If there are any fines that need to be paid, you can easily access JISD's online payment system RevTrak here! Simply select Jarrell Middle School from the home page, and then select JMS Fees. On the right side of the screen choose "Fees - Library JMS - Lost Book" or "Fees - Chromebook Repair JMS". If you have any questions or concerns regarding library fines, you can email me at alison.martone@jarrellisd.org.

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Upcoming Events @ JMS

Monday, May 16th

  • STAAR TESTING - SMALL GROUP STAAR & Makeups
  • JISD Recognition Banquet 5:00 PM

Tuesday, May 17th

  • STAAR TESTING - 6TH GRADE Math (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)


Wednesday, May 18th

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • STAAR TESTING - 7TH GRADE Math (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)
  • PTO Meeting 5:30 PM
  • School Board Meeting 6:30 PM


Thursday, May 19th

  • STAAR TESTING - 8TH GRADE Math (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)


Friday, May 20th

  • STAAR TESTING - SMALL GROUP STAAR & Makeups
  • Jarrell PD, EMT, and Fire Department presentations during lunch
  • JMS/JHS Cheer Banquet 6:00 PM

Accessing your child's grades in Ascender

2022-23 Jarrell ISD Academic Calendar

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JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Charlotte Mendoza, Dean of Students

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Leasa Arms, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

We are so thankful to have two outstanding counselors at JMS! This week, we recognize Middle School counselors for all they do for our campus and our students!


Korin Hardt & Leasa Arms