JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - April 17, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair

We are excited to recognize our Academic UIL winners during this week's School Board Meeting at 6:30 PM. Please join me in celebrating our top performers during this year's UIL competition:

6th grade

Umeh Mendy - 5th Place Dictionary & Spelling

Addison Sanders- 5th Place Oral Reading

Layla Padilla - 6th Place Oral Reading

Omarion Davis - 5th Place Ready Writing

Spelling Team - Umeh Mendy, Daniel Garcia, Layla Padilla

7th grade

Joseph Macario - 2nd Place Art

Natalie Vella - 5th Place Art

Ozaris Barcens - 4th Place Dictionary

Landon Lalla - 5th Place Number Sense

William Yoder - 4th Place Number Sense

Heidy Medina - 5th Place Ready Writing

Elli Edwards - 6th Place Ready Writing

Kadie Templeton - 4th Spelling

Spelling Team - Kadie Templeton,Desaray Benavidez, Bradley Regan

Dictionary Team - Ozaris Barcenas, Raven Sandoval, Jairo Hernandez

Art Team - Joseph Macario, Natalie Vella, Elizabeth Morrison, Josue Hernandez

8th Grade

Emma Miller - 5th Place Oral Reading

Kylee Stanaland - 6th Place Oral Reading

Brian Perez - 3rd Place Dictionary

Arianna Byrd - 6th Place Dictionary & 5th Place Science

Nicholas Mitchell - 1st Place Art

Madelyn Rodriguez - 2nd Place Art

Abigail Berrisos - 5th Place Art

Spelling Team - Lana Thompson, Arianna Byrd, Brian Perez

Art Team - Abigail Berrios, Madelyn Rodriguez, Rowan Hickle, Nicholas Mitchell,

Matthew Landers

JMS will hold a special end of year PBIS Celebration for students on May 24 from 10:00-3:00. Students with no office referrals and passing grades in all classes for the 4th Nine Weeks will be eligible to participate! The celebration will include: Dunking Booth, Obstacle course jump house, rolling game truck, relay competitions, face painting, kickball, karaoke, escape room, and more! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact We have full day opportunities along with 1 hour sessions :)

JMS STAAR Spirit Week April 25th - 29th. Join in the fun as we prepare for state testing!

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Attention Students! Join us for the 1st Annual PBIS Student Celebration on May 24th from 9:00-3:30. Students with no office referrals and passing grades for the 4th Nine Weeks are eligible to attend. All library books and technology must be returned by May 23rd @ 4:30 PM.

Join us for the 1st Annual PBIS Student Celebration on May 24th. Students with no office referrals, passing grades, & library clearance are eligible to attend.

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  • April 21 - Choir Concert & Band Solo Event
  • April 26 - NJHS Induction & Spring Band Concert
  • April 29 - 6 Week Grading Snapshot
  • May 3 - 6th Grade Band Instrument Fair
  • May 5 - STAAR TESTING - 8th Grade Science
  • May 6 - STAAR TESTING - 8th Grade Social Studies
  • May 6 - 6th Grade Band Field Trip
  • May 10-20 - STAAR TESTING - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Math and Reading
  • May 18 - PTO Meeting & Regular Board Meeting
  • May 19 - Choir FIeld Trip
  • May 21 - Band Six Flags Field Trip & Spring Choir Concert
  • May 23 - Career Day/HERO Field Trip
  • May 23 - Chromebook and library materials due to Library
  • May 24 - PBIS Student Celebration
  • May 25 - 8th Grade Promotion & Grade Level Assemblies 8:30-11:30 AM

This Week @ JMS

Monday, April 18th

  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework
  • Gaming Club 4:00 PM
  • Boys & Girls Soccer @ Salado

Tuesday, April 19th

  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • Puzzle Club - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, April 20th

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • Word Wall Wednesday
  • Express Education Day - NJHS Field Trip
  • Spanish Club 4:00 PM
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM
  • PTO Meeting 5:30 PM
  • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM - Academic UIL Recognition

Thursday, April 21st

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • AAPPL Testing - Native Spanish Speakers 8:30 AM
  • Choir Concert & Band Solo Event
  • Tennis @ Burnet

Friday, April 22nd

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • AAPPL Testing - Native Spanish Speakers 8:30 AM
  • Earth Day

Saturday, April 23rd

  • Saturday School 8:00-12:00

Library Notes and Tech Tips from Mrs. Martone!

JMS students can access all information regarding library fines and Chromebook fines through our online catalog, Destiny! Students login with the following credentials:

username: student ID number

password: student ID number

If there are any fines that need to be paid, you can easily access JISD's online payment system RevTrak here! Simply select Jarrell Middle School from the home page, and then select JMS Fees. On the right side of the screen choose "Fees - Library JMS - Lost Book" or "Fees - Chromebook Repair JMS". If you have any questions or concerns regarding library fines, you can email me at

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Upcoming Events @ JMS

Monday, April 25th

  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework
  • STAAR Spirit - Camo Day - Hunt for Clues
  • Boys & Girls Soccer vs. Lampasas

Tuesday, April 26th

  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • STAAR Spirit - Neon Day - Highlight & Summarize the text
  • Boys & Girls Golf @ Llano
  • NJHS Induction Ceremony 5:00 PM
  • Spring Band Concert 7:00 PM @ JHS

Wednesday, April 27th

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • STAAR Spirit - Work Out Wednesday - Show ALL work
  • Anti-Bullying Task Force Meeting 6:00 PM

Thursday, April 28th

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • STAAR Spirit - Twin Day - Read & Re-Read
  • Bayblade Club 4:00 PM
  • Theater Field Trip

Friday, April 29th

  • End of 6 Week Snapshot
  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • STAAR Spirit - Wear Yellow - Be a STAAR!

Accessing your child's grades in Ascender

2022-23 Jarrell ISD Academic Calendar

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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