James Morris School

Regional School District No.6, June 15, 2017

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Message from Principal Chapman

Dear Families and Community Members,

I want to thank all of you for your support for JMS this 2016-2017 school year. As is the case each school year, this year provided a wealth of wonderful moments, unique challenges, and further progress toward actualizing our vision of James Morris School becoming a model for academic excellence.

This past year, James Morris School welcomed many new members to our learning community, including Mrs. Mahar, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. Steward and Mr. Gauvain, each of whom did a tremendous job of supporting and teaching our students, as well as becoming key components of our educational team.

Please join me in thanking Mrs. Madelyn Battistoni, master teacher, for her years of unique and irreplaceable ability to connect with individual students and bring out their best. I have little doubt that Mrs. Battistoni will seize the opportunities offered by retirement not to relax around the house, but rather to lace up her hiking boots, volunteer in the community to support children, and pursue a wide range of intellectual challenges. Mrs. Battistoni's influence on JMS and our students has been a gift that will long endure!

I hope that you all have a wonderful summer, and I am committed to communicating with you any important information for next year, as well as encouraging you to contact me at any point with questions, concerns or ideas.

Finally, congratulations to the JMS Class of 2017!


KC Chapman



LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: June 21, 2017

June 19 - 21 will be early dismissal days.


Pre-Kindergarten schedule for June 19-21:

Morning Pre-K 8:50-10:50

Afternoon Pre-K 11:15-1:25

Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge

Click the here for information on the Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge.

2017 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge

The 2017 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge is underway! We are hoping for 100% participation. Below is a link to the website. A hard copy will be sent home as well.

Governor's Summer Reading Challenge website

Summerfest for students entering grades 2-8

There is still time to register for SummerFest at Wamogo! Dates are June 26-August 3, 4 days per week (Monday through Thursday) from 9:00-2:00 (No camp July 3&4). The cost is $75.00 for TWO weeks of fun! Transportation to and from each elementary school will be provided. If interested, please email LAmartin@rsd6.org or sbagley@rsd6.org for a registration form.


Please continue to clip Box Tops over the summer!


June 19th, 20th, 21st - Early Dismissal (1:30PM)

June 22nd - No school until August

Summer Garden Maintenance

Over the next few weeks, JMS students will be sowing seeds and transplanting plants into the Giving Garden for this year’s growing season!

Through sustainable, organic practices the garden brings life-long, authentic learning into the lives of our students who work hard to collaboratively bring the garden to life. Throughout the summer, the delicious, nutritious produce is enjoyed by those in need at area soup kitchens and by families maintaining the garden. Upon arrival back to school in the fall, students enjoy the freshly picked produce and the JMS community is invited to join us at our Harvest Luncheon to enjoy the dishes each class freshly prepared.

The outreach, celebrations, and success of the garden will not be possible without the help of families helping to maintain the garden during the summer.

We are seeking families to sign-up for one week. Consider sharing the week with another family! If your family is able to help, please fill out this form

Field Day 2017

Flyers (attached)

  • 2017 Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge

  • 6th Grade Graduation Dance

  • Art Enrichment

  • Camp MOE flyer

  • Day Trippers

  • Elementary Tech Times

  • Grumbling Gryphons Summer Flyer

  • JMS Governor's Summer Reading Challenge

  • Karate

  • Lawn Sign - We Love Morris!

  • Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids

  • Morris Public Library Museum Passes

  • Morris Public Library Children's Summer Reading Kickoff

  • School's Out 80's Concert

  • Solar Eclipse

  • Story and Music Time

  • Summer Theatre

  • Summer-Fest

  • White Memorial Summer Nature Program

The Region-6 Way: Our Goal

It is our goal that Region-6 staff and students will internalize and reflect the Region-6 Way in all aspects of their day, including

  • striving for one’s personal best;

  • developing and maintaining positive and productive relationships;

  • communicating effectively and professionally;

  • developing leadership in one’s self and others;

  • preparing for maximum academic growth

Details about the Region-6 Way can be found here.

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