JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - February 28, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair

JMS Families,

On Monday and Tuesday, we will conduct our final round of STAAR Interim Testing. 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students will take the Reading and Math assessments. Be sure your child arrives on time with their FULLY charged chromebook, along with a bottle of water and snack. We will not be able to issue loaner devices as all 650 students on campus will be testing both days.

Please be on the lookout for your child's Middle of the Year (MOY) Math and Reading Progress Report. 8th grade students will also have Science and Social Studies data. The report will include STAR Renaissance data along with STAAR Interim results. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!



6th Grade Social Studies

6th Grade Science


6th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

7th Grade Advanced Math

This Week @ JMS

March 2nd - March 3rd

TELPAS Online Reading, Listening, & Speaking Testing

Monday, February 28th

  • 6th-8th Reading STAAR Interim Test - Round 2

Tuesday, March 1st
  • NJHS Meeting 7:15 AM
  • 6th-8th Math STAAR Interim Test - Round 2
  • Puzzle Club 4:00 PM
  • Color Guard Club 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 2nd
  • TELPAS Testing
  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM

Thursday, March 3rd
  • TELPAS Testing
  • WIN Time - Education Galaxy
  • JMS Track @ Rockdale
  • District Educational Improvement Committee 4:30 PM
  • JISD Job Fair @ IGO Elementary 5:30-7:00 PM

Friday, March 4th
  • WIN Time - Education Galaxy
  • Student Ambassador Committee Meeting
  • Maintenance Appreciation Day
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PTO - Painting with a Twist Event


Jarrell Middle School is excited to announce a special event exclusively for JMS PTO members! Art teacher, Fawn Keith will host our 1st annual "Painting with a Twist" event on Wednesday, March 23rd immediately following the PTO meeting at 5:30 PM. There is no cost to attend, but donations are encouraged and will go directly to our Parent Teacher Organization.

Not a member of PTO? You can still sign up by clicking here!

If you'd like to reserve a slot at our Painting with a Twist event, please register here before March 4th.

Maintenance Appreciation - March 4

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Come visit the JISD Job Fair! Everyone knows that JMS Rocks!

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JMS Makerspace

Each month the JMS library creates a virtual maker space for our students. The maker space is posted at the beginning of each month in the library‘s google classroom. Students have access to activities like origami, online chess, coding challenges, and an online sticker puzzle. Parents and students can check this resource out here!

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JMS Staff Recognitions!

2022-23 Jarrell ISD Academic Calendar

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Upcoming Events!

Saturday, March 5th

  • Saturday School 8:00-12:00

Tuesday, March 8th

  • Band UIL Concert & Site Reading Competition 1:00-4:00
  • HS One Act Play District Competition @ Lake Belton

Wednesday, March 9th

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Lunch & Learn with Chief Denney
  • Band UIL Concert & Site Reading Competition 1:00-4:00
  • Campus Educational Improvement Council 5:00

Thursday, March 10th

  • HERO Store during lunches

Friday, March 11th

  • Student Holiday
  • Staff Planning Day

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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