From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 2 Issue 16 - 12/11/22

Greetings Clipper Nation!

We might have just a few days before break, but we still have a lot going on, so check out the bulletin and the entire message to ensure you don't miss out.


Just a few dates to highlight...

-Board meeting on the 13th

-Progress reports will go live on the 14th

-Food pantry drive-through on the 16th


The classes have been engaged in a Penny War, with the Freshman currently winning. The war has been extended through Wednesday at 1:10. Be sure to stop by the school store during lunch to help your class win.


Keeping our students and staff safe is the top priority for Wicomico County Public Schools, and we continuously strive to provide innovative tools and training to keep our school buildings as safe as possible. So you are aware: The installation of Emergency Response Shields in our school hallways is currently taking place throughout the county. An Emergency Response Shield is portable protective armor that hangs on the wall to be available when needed, much like a fire extinguisher. We thank Hardwire LLC of Pocomoke City for securing a federal grant so that all Lower Shore public schools, including ours, could receive and install Emergency Response Shields throughout their school at no cost to the school or school system.


This is the last message until the new year. I hope you have a wonderful winter break, and I look forward to the new year aboard the Clipper Ship.


Principal Savage

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Coming to a sporting event?

With some local basketball match ups happening this week, please make sure you are up to date on how to purchase your tickets.
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*Families who purchased athletic passes will still be allowed to enter with their passes.

**If you would prefer to not to have to use GoFan, you can purchase our yearly athletic passes.

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PSAT/NMSQT scores - Update

PSAT/NMSQT scores for students who tested in October will be available December 5th. Students can easily access their scores online through their College Board account and unlock a robust set of personalized resources to help them understand their scores as well as connect to other College Board opportunities, such as, Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy®, college readiness resources, and scholarships. Students who do not have a College Board account should create an account to view their scores at www.collegeboard.org. Students who don’t see their scores after they log in to their College Board account should contact Ms. Dunn at adunn@wcboe.org. Students will receive back their PSAT/NMSQT testing book in flex classes one day next week.

Weekly Bulletin

Monday, December 12th

12 Days – Dress up like your favorite holiday movie character
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Mock Trial Meeting (G220) 3-5pm
Unified Strength & Conditioning Practice 3-4:15pm
Girls V Basketball vs. Mardela (Home) 4:30pm
Boys V Basketball vs. Mardela (Home) 6pm

Tuesday, December 13th

12 Days – Wear your red and white
Math League (Media) FLEX
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Step Team practice 3-5pm
Band Sectionals (A146) 3-4pm
Cheer Practice (CLGA) 3:30-5:30pm
Softball Strength & Conditioning 3-4:30pm *Must have physical and FormReLeaf
Girls JV & V Basketball vs. Easton (Away) 4 & 5:30pm dismiss 1:45pm
Boys JV & V Basketball vs. Easton (Home) 4:30 & 6pm
JMB Orchestra Concert (AUD) 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 14th

12 days – Holiday face painting!
Casual Day for the Food Pantry- Bring an item to donate
Mid term Progress reports published at x2.wcboe.org
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
French Honor Society Holiday party/meeting (F207) 2:45pm
Step team (CLGA) 3-5pm
Art Club (A120) 2:45 – 4:15pm
GSA (A109) 3-4pm
Band Combine rehearsal (A146 or AUD) FLEX
Band Sectionals (A146) 3-4pm
Unified Strength & Conditioning Practice 3-4:15pm
Indoor Track @ Worcester County Rec 2pm dismiss 12:30pm
Wrestling @ North Dorchester 5pm depart 3pm
Senior class parent Meeting (Zoom) 7pm *see email for link

Thursday, December 15th

12 days -Wear your best PJ’s (Holiday themed or normal)
Field Trip – K. Stephenson (WorWic) 9:25am – 12:45pm
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Step team (CLGA) 3-5pm
ACE Mentor Program (A141) 3:30pm
Cheer Practice (CLGA) 3-5:30pm
Softball Strength & Conditioning 3-4:30pm *Must have physical and FormReLeaf
Unified Strength & Conditioning ompetition (Home) 3:45pm
Girls V Basketball vs. Parkside (Away) 4:30
Boys V Basketball vs. Parkside (Away) 6pm dismiss 2:15pm
JMB Band Concert (AUD) 7pm

Friday, December 16th

12 days – Ugly Sweater Day
Holiday Assembly during extended FLEX period
Food Pantry Pick up (in front of school) 12:30-2pm
Wrestling vs. North Caroline Home (Home)

Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind

December 19-30 Closed for Winter Break

Special Reminders

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Tutoring Schedule

Math - Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3-4pm in E116

English – Wednesdays 3-4pm E224

Guidance Support – Thursdays 3-4pm in the guidance office

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Class of 2023

January 3rd College Deadline

Several college applications are due January 3rd. However, guidance counselors are off for winter break starting on the 16th. Don't delay get those requests in for letters of recommendation and transcripts by Wednesday, December 13th, to ensure you make the January 3rd deadline.

Cap & Gown Orders

Seniors - Don’t forget to order your Cap and Gown by December 31st.
Current Price $38 + tax
Price after December 31st $49.95 + tax

*There are catalogs and order forms in the office or you can use
www.Jostens.com or
1-800-JOSTENS(800-567-8367)

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Check out the link for current scholarships!

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College Essay Support

We have good news for seniors who are working on their college essays! Through the Title IV grant, Ms. Cahall and Mrs. Taylor will be available to review your college essays and provide feedback starting on Monday, October 3rd – Saturday, December 31st.


Here’s how it works: You will need to email the teacher you would like to work with letting them know you would like for them to review your essay. They will then send you information so that you can upload your essay, the writing prompt or question that you are responding to along with any questions or comments about the essay you have sent them. The teacher will add you in an assignment on Google Classroom where all communication about your essay will occur.


Contact information for Participating Teachers:

Mrs. Chelsea Taylor: chtaylor@wcboe.org

Ms. Jennifer Cahall: jcahall@wcboe.org


Of course if there is another teacher you would like to have review your essays you are welcome to contact them, but Mrs. Taylor and Ms. Cahall are the teachers that are part of this project. They are looking forward to reading your essays and supporting you through this process!

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Senior Parent Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 7pm

Virtual

Meeting dates link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_q2zuo3jLngt6O5o1M1W6w7i1BYhMhlZx1QsfW5fOqk/edit


Future Meetings

Dec 14th, 2022

Jan 18th, 2023

Feb 15th, 2023

Mar 15th, 2023

April 19th, 2023- last one!

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How to Stay in the Know?

The best way to stay in the know is to make sure we have accurate information on file. Please look over all the information on the Student Personal Data and Enrollment Information Form as this is the information we currently have on file for you. Make any corrections to the form in blue. If you need additional space for emergency contact use a separate sheet of paper. Sign the back of the form and return it to the school. If you prefer to fill out a new form you can find a copy on our website.


Other ways to stay connected:

Website: http://jmb.wcboe.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wcboejmb/

Guidance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JMBGuidance/

JMB Sports Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/wcboejmbsports/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wcboejmb

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wjmbnews

Instagram: (future) https://www.instagram.com/wcboejmb/

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