Jerling Gazette

Jerling Junior High 9-2-22

Thank you for taking the time to read our weekly newsletters! These will be sent out on Fridays. This form will be linked every week as a way for you to give us anonymous feedback. We are in this together so please share thoughts, ideas, celebrations or ways to improve!

Dan Prorok and Dana Halper

Principal and Assistant Principal at the best Junior High in the world!

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This week!

What a great week of learning at Jerling! Our staff is continuing to lay the ground work for an awesome year through team building and practicing routines! Staff continued to work with students on getting to know you activities with special attention to community building and gaining a sense of belonging. Each classroom performed their own version of a community building activity. Among them were the "human knot," "this or that," "me bag," "all about me - number edition," "favorite t-shirt," and "STEM community tower builds. We also had a very successful open house. Thank you to everyone who attended to meet their child's teacher and partner with us for a successful school year!

Be the Reason....

This year's district theme is "Be the Reason." This theme is intended to inspire others to be someone else's reason... You can be a reason someone feels, valued, heard, supported, cared for, accepted and loved! This year we want to shout out all of our students for "Being the Reason" we all have had a great start to the year. We know they are our reason we love our jobs so much. Thank you for raising such wonderful children!


Help us continue to celebrate your child by filling out a Celebrate Mondays form to include in our Monday morning announcements. You could also email us directly if you have pictures or anything else you would like to share! and

Do you know a staff member that goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Everyday? Then nominate them for an ABCDE award so they could be recognized for all their hard work!

Social Work Corner

On Friday our social workers visited classrooms to give our safe school presentations. You can access the presentations by clicking this link.

All students at Jerling participated in discussions about school safety. We reviewed with students the policies and procedures that are in place to keep everyone safe. We reviewed the many ways you can get help from an adult and identified appropriate school behavior to help keep themselves and others safe.


  • Notifying a teacher (e.g. verbally, written, email, etc.)

  • Telling a trusted adult (e.g. teacher, counselor, parent, principal, etc.)

  • Safe2Help:

  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • 988

  • Online Reporting System (form on Jerling website)

  • Reminder: Your reports stay confidential and all reports are taken seriously

Here at Jerling we want to make sure that ALL students feel safe and comfortable to be able to learn and grow! We love our Jayhawk family!

Next week we begin MAP testing and will not have a formal Social Emotional Learning lesson.

Every week we will be highlighting a social emotional lesson that we are teaching our students. Click here for an overview of the Second Step program.

Timely Info

  • Homework lab- We offer homework lab for any interested students. Complete information is below.
  • Clubs and athletics- Jerling is very fortunate to offer a variety of clubs and athletics. Click here to view all that we offer!
  • Pick up and drop off procedures- Thank you for your cooperation with a safe pick up and drop off! If you are a car rider continue to utilize the pick up and drop off entrance off of Royal Georgian and Knightsbridge lane.
  • Emergency contact info - Please make sure your emergency contacts are updated in your skyward account. You can change this by logging into your skyward account and clicking on emergency contacts.
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PFE Information

  • Click here to watch a welcome video from your PFE!
  • Support Jerling by being a member of the PFE! Click here to register
  • Our district fundraiser is a good one! Click here to purchase a raffle ticket for your chance at an awesome vacation to the most magical place on earth... Disneyworld!

Upcoming Events

9/5 - Labor Day - No School

9/6 - Girls Softball @ home vs. Liberty / Boys softball @ Liberty

9/6 - NJHS meeting 3:15-4:00

9/7 - Cheer and AV club informational Meeting 3:15-4:15

9/8 - Cheer practice 3:15-4:30

9/8 - Boys softball @ Evergreen / Girls Softball @ home vs Evergreen

9/15 - Picture day, remember to bring your smiles :)

Have a great weekend!

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