JCMS ELL News - Sept 27, 2019

Spanish Translation Phone Line 785-717-4428

After School Tutoring / Homework Help begins Tuesday October 1, 2019

The purpose of this program is to provide students with tutoring and homework help. The program will be held after school Tuesday-Thursday (on days school is in session) from 3:00-4:15 p.m. The After School program will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, and will be held in the JCMS Classrooms by Team. Transportation will be provided for students who receive regular transportation. Students who do not receive regular transportation will need to be picked up at 4:15.

If you would like for your student to participate in the After School Program, please complete the attached form and return it to the JCMS Main Office. This form must be returned prior to students being eligible to participate in the After School Program. Please contact the school at 717-4400 if you have any questions.


Heather N. Oentrich


Picture Retake

Friday, Oct. 4th, 7:45am

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

Picture Retake and Picture day for NEW STUDENTS will be Friday Oct 4th.
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Snowman Shuffle 5K / Fun Run, IHop Pancakes and Vendor Fair

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 8am-1pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

JCMS will be hosting the 2019 Snowman Shuffle 5K / Fun Run, IHop Pancakes and Vendor Fair on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendor fair booth registration fee is $30.00 and table fee $5.00 per table (or bring your own) supports the JCMS Renaissance program (incentives, end of year field trip, night of the stars).

Questions…please contact Kelly Kramer 785-717-4880 or kellykramer@usd475.org

Student Council Applications Due October 4th

Student applications require a C+ or higher and two teacher recommendations. These applications will be due to me, Lori Erickson 6th grade Science teacher (room E106) by October 4th. After applications are in, each student who applied will have October 7-10 to campaign. Students are allowed to put up 1 poster in their team’s hallway. Representatives will be voted for on October 11th. Each team will have two representatives. From that representative pool, we will elect President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary within our Student Council.

Once we have our representatives, they may be dropped if their grades drop below a C+ or if they have more than one level 2 behavior in a nine week period. Alternates will be appointed by the Team Teachers. Meetings will be held with students on a bi-monthly basis at 7:10 on Thursdays once representatives are elected.

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Morning Walking Opportunity

• Each grade level will walk once a week. The grade level of the day will be posted on the Auxiliary gym doors and announced when they get off the bus.

• Students can only walk on the day assigned to their grade level.

• Students will walk on the track when the weather is nice. When winter begins students will be in the Auxiliary gym.

• Bookbags will be stored by the fence outside and in the bleachers in the gym.

• Starts at 7:15. Dismissed at 7:38.

• This is NOT mandatory.

• Students may not switch gyms or go inside during walking.

  • Absolutely NO horseplay will be allowed

Library Activities

Before School Checkout:

Tuesday's 6th graders

Wednesday's 7th graders

Thursday's 8th graders

Friday's Fun - any grade

The Library is open EVERYDAY AFTER SCHOOL until 3:30 p.m.!

Vocal Music Concert

Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 6pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

Vocal Music Students need to report at 5:15 p.m.

End of the 1st 9 week Grading Period

Friday, Oct. 11th, 3pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

End of the First 9 week Grading period. Make sure ALL assignments have been turned in prior to 3 p.m.!

Pathways to Fitness Community Race and Bike Jamboree

Saturday, Oct. 12th, 7:30-11am

900 North Eisenhower Drive

Junction City, KS

Geary County Pathways to Fitness Community Race and Bike Jamboree

October 12th, 2019 Al Simpler Stadium

Race Schedule • 7:30 a.m. race check-in/packet pick-up

• 8:00 a.m. All community 2 mile run (including 6-12 graders)

• 9:15 a.m. K-2: ¼ & ½ mile run • 10:00 a.m. Grades 3-5, ½ & 1 mile run

• 10:45 a.m. Grades 6-8, 1 mile run

• Times are subject to change depending on the number of heats for each race. Plan to arrive early!

Register at manhattanrunningco.com or at JCHS Shenk Gymnasium on October 10th from 6 - 7 p.m. Cost: $5

Bicycle Jamboree 9:00 -11:00 a.m. BikeWalkJC Demonstation Projects Bike Quick Check Stations: Air, Brakes, Chain Bike repair – free tires, tubes, pedals, grips Prize drawings throughout the event Free Healthy Snacks Community Bike Ride following event at 11 am


Monday, Oct. 14th, 7:30am-3pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

Teacher Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL for Students

Student Led Conferences

Monday, Oct. 21st, 3:30-7:45pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

Look for information (emails and texts) from your child's CAT time teacher. If you require Spanish translation or have more than one child at JCMS someone will be contacting you to schedule your conferences.

Student Led Conferences

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 3:30-7:45pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

Student Led Conferences

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 3:30-7:30pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

No School

Friday, Oct. 25th, 7:30am-3pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

No School Kindergarten through 8th grade. Enjoy the 3 day weekend!



Students will complete a BRAGG sheet each Friday. Please ask to see your child's sheet. It's a great opportunity for discussion. These BRAGG sheets are kept in your child's binder for two weeks then given to their CAT teacher (1st hour).

JCMS Student Guidebook

Below is the JCMS Student Guidebook which includes the expectations of your students at JCMS. Please review them.

Family Resource Guide

This Family Resource Guide is a great sheet with school contact phone numbers, hours, lunch costs, and no school days. Let us know if you need a copy for your refrigerator.

Purpose of ELL Smore

The purpose of the ELL Smore newsletter will be to provide you with translated documents. If you ever have any questions, PLEASE do not hesitate to CALL US. The Spanish phone line is 785-717-4428. Please leave a message as the aides might be in a classroom. We promise your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Mrs. Kelly Kramer - 6th & 7th ELL Teacher

Mrs. Liz Roeser - 6th & 8th ELL Teacher

Mr. Ricardo Martinez - ELL Aide

Mr. Miguel DeJesus Merced - ELL Aide

Mrs. Celia Estrada - ELL Aide

Translating Smore Newsletter -Traducir la hoja informativa de Smore

ALL Smore newsletters you receive can be translated by Clicking the translate button at the bottom of the screen. Below is a picture of the translate page option.

La informaccion de Smore que usted recibe se puede traducir usando el buton el la parte inferior de la pantalla . A contunuacion se muestra un imagen de la opcion de pagina de traduccion.

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