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Word from Holly...

Week of the Warrior

Please complete your 15% Achievement Measure by the end of the day Monday, May 9th. An email was sent over the weekend with the forms and with instructions. Copies to sign are in the JSMS Conference Room. Please place these in Holly's box once they are signed.

A voluntary meeting about teaming/scheduling will take place in the library after school on Monday, May 9th. Nick and Jim will explain the proposed schedule for the 2016-2017 school year that the Teaming/Scheduling Action Committee proposed. If you would like to hear the schedule explained or ask questions, go to the library at 3:15.

Washington DC Trip

All students attending the DC trip should be in the big gym by 5:45am on Monday to begin lining up in bus lines.

The Sequoyah Scribe student newspaper and newscast plan to provide daily updates and coverage of the upcoming Washington DC trip. Parents interested in receiving frequent tweets and photos can follow @sequoyahscribe or #JSMSDCTrip2016 on Twitter. Video updates will be available at www.youtube.com/user/sequoyahscribe.

FYI: Students going on the D.C. Trip will need to be at the gym by 5:45 on Monday, May 9 packed and ready to go!

Community Service Project

JSMS and one of our community partners are working together to collect coloring books and crayons for children in our local community. Please bring your donations to the counseling center April 25th-May 15th.

Tennessee Education State Standards Review

Provide Feedback on Science Standards

The State Board of Education launched the science standards review website (click here) to collect public feedback on Tennessee’s newly revised grade K–12 science standards. This is the second and final opportunity for public review and feedback on the new science standards, which were first publicly reviewed in fall 2015 and then revised by Tennessee educators over the past several months.

Data collected from the website during this second review period will again be given to a team of Tennessee educators to review and will inform their revision of the state's science standards. After revisions, the committee will propose the revised science standards to the State Board of Education for first reading in July 2016. The state board's final reading of the revised standards will be in October 2016, and implementation will take place in the 2018-19 school year.

This is an important opportunity for educators, parents, and members of the public to share their perspectives and suggest revisions to our current science standards. The deadline for providing feedback is May 13, 2016.

JSMS Yearbooks

Last call for JSMS Yearbook Orders. Order yours now. Order forms are in the library. Yearbooks are $21.00. Make checks out to JSMS.

Spring Dates of Importance

May 9-13-8th Grade Washington DC Trip

May 18: 8:00 am

7th grades Awards Day

May 18: 1:30 pm

6th grades Awards Day

May 19: 10:00 am

8th grade Awards Day/Promotion