JMMS Updates

October 22, 2021

The Latest Information from JMMS

Please scroll down through this edition of the JMMS Updates for the latest info.


  • Home Access Center is now open with 1st Marking Period Grades!


  • Deliveries: Please refrain from dropping off items at the Main Office to be delivered to your child throughout the school day. It is challenging to get items delivered to classrooms and is an interruption to the work being completed in that class. Part of the growing experience that happens in Middle School is taking on the responsibility of remembering what's needed for school every day. Thank you for your help in this area!


  • Vision and Hearing Screenings: Ohio law requires school districts to complete a vision screening for all 7th grade students. All new students to the district must have a vision and hearing screening completed. Screenings will be performed starting in October through the end of the year. Parents have the option to opt out of the screenings this year. If you would prefer that your child not be screened, you can find the waiver form on the Jackson school website under the Forms and Documents tab. Please complete and return the attached Vision & Hearing Screening Waiver as soon as possible. Any student who does not have a waiver on file will be screened. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school clinic. Thank you!


  • Important info: As many of you are already aware, there have been different "challenges" circulating on Social Media over the past few months encouraging students to make poor choices and disruptive behavior. While we do not wish to put a spotlight on any of these behaviors, we do want to make sure our parents are aware and encourage you to have conversations with your child about the ramifications of taking part in any of these acts. Our student code of conduct is found on pages 50-53 of the JMMS Student Handbook.


  • As a reminder, the safest way for a student to depart the building is on a school bus or via parent pick-up. Should you choose to allow your child to walk from school, please remind them of the importance of following all traffic laws as they walk from the building and be respectful of others' property. Thank you for your assistance with this!


  • Is your student looking for announcements?: Daily announcements are always available for our students online by navigating to this link.

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SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING!! 11/8-11/12

Spirit Week is November 8-12 and includes a Hall Decorating competition between grades, a T-Shirt design contest, and a Spirit Party for the 7th and 8th graders on Friday, 11/12 from 7pm to 9pm!


SPIRIT WEEK THEMES:


Monday - Athletes or Mathletes! (Take your pick!)


Tuesday - Super Hero Tuesday (Superman, Captain America, Black Panther, etc.)


Wednesday - Decades Day (Pick your favorite decade's style)


Thursday - Red White & Blue in honor of Veterans Day


Friday - Purple and Gold Forever! JMMS SPIRIT DAY!!

7th and 8th Grade Spirit Party

Our annual 7th and 8th Grade Spirit Party is coming up on Friday November 12th from 7-9pm in the Purple Gym at JMMS.


This event is for 7th and 8th grade students only, and students will be required to have their ID badge to get into the party.


Entry is $5 and doors open at 7pm. Car line starts at 9pm (7th Grade at the Purple Gym Entrance, 8th Grade at Door 5W)


Parents: Want to help with the party? CLICK HERE!

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"Do you have your ID badge?"

Please ensure that your child has their ID badge for school each day and is wearing it on a lanyard around their neck.


Students are NOT to carry their ID badges in their pocket or in their Chromebook.


Students CAN wear a different lanyard if they so choose (as long as it is school appropriate).


Thank you for your support with our building security at JMMS!

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Parent Cafe is free, and a box dinner is included but you must register here

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Do you have your Chromebook?

As we head into the second nine weeks of school, it is very important for students to bring their Chromebooks with them (charged) to school every day. Students, please note that after your third loaner, there will be subsequent consequences. We want every student to be prepared and successful, so... Don't Leave Home Without It!! ;)

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ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS - WASHINGTON DC TRIP MEETING

Welcome to our Jackson Memorial Middle School Washington D.C. Trip. We are very excited to provide this educational opportunity for our Jackson 8 th grade students. Traveling Classrooms is our partner agency that will host this field trip. They have hosted tours for 35 years as well as have worked with Jackson School district for multiple years. They are excited to organize another successful Washington D.C. trip for your 8th grade student!

Date of Trip: May 12th ,13th , and 14th , 2022


Registration for the Jackson 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip

All sign-ups for the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip will go through our partner agency, Traveling Classrooms. Jackson Middle School does not accept any payments. Traveling Classroom’s personnel will be at Jackson Memorial Middle School on the specified dates and times to collect your student’s sign-up sheet and trip deposit payment.


Traveling Classroom Registration Dates

Date: October 28th or 29th, 2021

Time: Before school 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Location: Jackson Memorial Middle School Door 5W located in Gold Gym lobby

Required: Student Permission, Parent Refund Acceptance Signature, Deposit Form & $100 non-refundable deposit per student (Click Here to review your payment options)


*Note: Late registrations after October 29th will only be accepted on a “Space Available Basis” status. Please read the Traveling Classroom Balance Refund Policy on the Traveling Classroom’s Payment and Forms Packet


All further communications for the trip will resume on March 11, 2022. On this date, students will bring home their Jackson 8th Grade Washington D.C. Forms Packet including the roommate selection form and medication forms.


If you have any questions before March 11th, please reach out to Mr. Harold Fisher 330-830-8034 ext. 3506 or hmf2jc@jackson.sparcc.org

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mCORE Foundation Cardiac Screening Opportunity

For those interested, you can sign up your child for a cardiac screening coming up in November. The screenings will take place at JMMS on 11/23/21. Please see the link below for further details on how to sign up. This screening is completely voluntary and not conducted by JMMS staff. If you have questions, please reach out to mCORE at the number listed on the bottom of the link.

OPEN SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!

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PATT wants YOU to be a part of the organization!!

Our parent organization, Parents and Teachers Together (PATT), is looking for volunteers to help in any capacity moving forward into this year.


See the PATT website for more information: https://www.jmmspatt.org or follow PATT on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jmmspatt/

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21-22 JLSD Student Calendar

The school calendar for the 21-22 school year has been approved by the Board of Education. Please click the purple button to check it out!

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ATTENTION WINTER ATHLETES

Winter Athletes

Parents are reminded that if your child wishes to participate in a Winter Sport they must be registered as a Winter Athlete on-line and have an updated physical. Any questions regarding either item call Mr. Harvey at ext. 3410. Follow the link below to register your athlete. Even if they were a fall athlete they need to register as a winter athlete as well.


https://registration.powerschool.com/family/ActionForms/Public/28496


Also Winter athletes need to have an updated physical on file with the MS athletic office for tryouts.


Girls tryouts start Friday, Oct 22 3:00-5:00 Purple Gym

Boys tryouts start Friday, Oct 29 3:00-4:30

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LOOK HERE FOR BASKETBALL INFO

7TH/8TH Boys Basketball

Open gym:

7th Grade: Oct 19, 21, 26 - 3:00-4:30pm (JMMS)

8th Grade: Oct 18, 20, 25, 27 - 3:00-4:30pm (JMMS)

Tryouts: 10/29 3:00-5:00


7TH/8TH Girls Basketball

Open Gym: 7th/8th Grade Mon, Oct 18 and Wed, Oct 20 - 5:30-7:30pm (Aux 1 & 2 at JHS)

Tryouts: 10/22 - 3:00-5:00pm

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JYBA SIGN UPS!

Link: https://www.jacksonbasketball.com/20212022BasketballRegistrationisNowOpen_1192_a.aspx


Time is running out to sign up for Stark County's top youth basketball league. Online registration for the upcoming 2021-2022 JYBA basketball season has started. Registration is for grades kindergarten-sixth.


Your registration needs to be completed on the website and your payment will be quickly and securely processed when you pay online.


Please note leagues can fill up and you might be placed on a waiting list if you wait too long.

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Any 6th grade girl interested in playing basketball. Registration is now open for the Jackson In-House League. For more details or to sign up please visit jacksongirlsbasketball.com or contact Coach Anthony Butch at the high school.
6th Grade Girls Interested in Volleyball: Click here to view information and/or complete registration for the annual 6th grade volleyball clinic. Registration closes October 31st.
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Purple Star Newsletter

Please take a look at the latest info below related to our military families at JMMS.

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RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Holiday Help

This is the time of year when our thoughts turn to the upcoming holiday season. For many of us, it is a time of planning, shopping and tending to all the details to make it a celebration for our families. For others, it is a time of stress and worry as they wonder how they will afford the simple joys of a holiday feast or gifts for their children.


There are many out there who want to help. We want to help.


Please fill out this form to request assistance for the upcoming holiday season. Your response is confidential and you will be contacted by your family support specialist to get the help you need.


There are also two community agencies who require early registration to get help- See the attached flyers for information on Thanksgiving baskets and A Community Christmas


If you would like to help a family in need, please call Kathy Yaros, District Family Support Specialist at 330-837-3501 x 1769 or email kay2jc@jackson.sparcc.org

Jackson Local Schools Backpack Food Program

We are pleased to be able to offer The Backpack Food Program, in partnership with RiverTree Jackson. This is a service for families in the Jackson Local School district with students in K-12. The goal of this program is to send home a variety of easy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks for your child to have over the weekend. There is absolutely no cost to our families to join this program. The bags will be delivered to your child’s school weekly, and sent home with students on the last day of the week that students are in school, usually Fridays.


Our first distribution will take place on Friday, September 10. You may choose to participate at any time, but registration is needed by the Thursday of the week before, so for the first week, the deadline would be on Thursday, September 2.


This program is intended for families whose children are eligible for free/reduced meals. However, we understand some families may not be eligible for the free/reduced meal program, but are still in need of food. If you would like to opt in, please fill out the google form linked below (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.


To apply to be part of the Backpack Food Program, all you need to do is fill out the quick application form by clicking the link below: (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.


https://forms.gle/D8YbrDZbyoJF2Ts27


If you have any questions please email
backpacks@rivertreechristian.com or Kay2jc@jackson.sparcc.org

Bear Hugs

BEAR HUGS is a FREE resource offering clothing, shoes, toys and other household needs, available to Jackson Residents. They have items available for infants through adults. People may set up a private "shopping" time or can take advantage of pop-up open hours, listed on Instagram @jacksonbearhugs. There are no stipulations for proof of need.


Bear Hugs is located at 2137 Wales Ave 44646.


For more information, or to set up a private shopping appointment,
Call Katherine at 330-714-9645 or Donnie at 330 495 4826


Bear Hugs: "Purple with a Purpose"

Learn more about Family Support Services at JMMS