JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - November 1, 2021

A Message from Principal Blair

We had quite a busy week at JMS! I want to recognize our Cheerleaders for planning an awesome Black-Out Pep Rally! Our students loved the glow sticks, grade level competitions, and the Thriller dance with teachers was a huge hit!

We recognized Honor Roll students along with Perfect Attendance on Friday at our grade level awards assemblies! Students with All A's and Perfect Attendance received red VIP bracelets. These students will be released 2 minutes early to lunch each day of the 2nd nine week grading cycle :)

Friday afternoon, we celebrated our 8th grade class who had the highest attendance percentage for the 1st nine weeks of school! They enjoyed snow cones, a photo booth, and a friendly game of kickball the last period of the day.


11/3 - 8th Grade Reading Language Arts

11/4 - 8th Grade US History

11/5 - 7th Grade Math

11/5 - 8th Grade Math

Attendance Update: Our campus goal is 97% each day. Here are last week's averages:

6th Grade - 92% (-1.7 from last week)

7th Grade - 92% (-1 from last week)

8th Grade - 91.6% (-3 from last week)

Cougar Proud,

Kelly Blair

JMS Instructional Focus - Classroom Technology

o Check out a book through the JMS Destiny Online Library

o Education Galaxy – Math, Reading, Science, & Social studies Individual Student Pathways!

o Google Classroom - WIN Lessons

o Check grades through StudentPortal

This Week @ JMS

Monday, November 1st

  • WIN - Grade Check
  • Poetry Club with Mrs. Ulry 4:00 PM
  • Gaming Club with Mr. Cooper 4:00 PM

Tuesday, November 2nd

  • WIN - Character Education Lesson
  • Lunch & Learn with Officer Estrada
  • Puzzle Club with Mrs. Blair 4:00 PM

Wednesday, November 3rd

  • STUCO 7:15 AM
  • Anime Club with Mrs. Butler 4:00 PM
  • Spanish Club with Mr. Berumen 4:00 PM

Thursday, November 4th

  • District Educational Improvement Committee 4:30 PM
  • Home Football vs. Gatesville

Friday, November 5th

  • National Junior Honor Society Induction 7:15 AM

Saturday, November 6th

  • Saturday School 8:00-12:00

Big picture

Library Notes & Tech Tips from Mrs. Martone

This month the JMS Library will be observing Native American Heritage Month! We will be celebrating and recognizing the ancestry and traditions of Native Americans and their contributions to our country! Books on Native American culture and traditions and information on the history of Native American History Month will be displayed in the library. Students will also have the opportunity to view online resources through the library Google Classroom and website. The library is also excited to be partnering with the JMS Art department to display student depictions of Native American symbols, pictographs, and petroglyphs.

Counselor's Corner - What are You Reading?

Big picture

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 8th

  • WIN - Grade Checks
  • Poetry Club with Mrs. Ulry 4:00 PM

Tuesday, November 9th

  • WIN - Character Education Lesson
  • Wind Ensemble Fall Concert 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 10th

  • Student Holiday & Staff Development
  • Campus Educational Improvement Committee 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 11th

  • Veteran's Day

Friday, November 12th

  • End of 3rd Week Progress Report

Saturday, November 13th

  • Girls Basketball @ Salado
Big picture

JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Brad Louder, Dean of Students

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Leasa Arms, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

Tristyn Lopez, Campus Secretary