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7th Grade Family Newsletter

Open House Night

Please join us at Junction City Middle School on Wednesday, August 7 between 3:30PM and 7:30PM for a come-and-go event to get your middle schooler's class schedule, meet their teachers, find and open their lockers, finalize bussing, and much more!


We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Events

  • August 5: Orchestra Demo Night from 4:00PM - 6:00PM (come-and-go event)
  • August 7: Open House from 3:30PM - 7:30PM
  • August 12: First Full Day of School from 7:50AM - 2:50PM
  • August 13: 7th & 8th Grade Fall Sports Sign-Up; Parent meeting starts at 5:00PM (Football, Volleyball, and Cross-Country)
  • August 19: Fall Sports Practice Begins
  • August 22: Picture Day
  • September 2: No-School (Labor Day)
  • October 11: End of 1st 9-weeks

Interested in joining band or orchestra?

If there is any interest in learning how to play an instrument in band or orchestra be sure to stop by either the band or orchestra rooms on Open House night or speak to Mr. Frint. We will take new students for those classes up until Labor Day. (Parents/Guardians must make contact with either band/orchestra instructors and/or Mr. Frint before placement will occur.)

Athletics

If you are interested in athletics be sure to get a physical and sign up for the fall sport of your choice – football, volleyball or cross country. While getting your physical, double check you have everything filled out and ask about the asthma action plan. We strongly encourage you to come to hear the coaches speak regarding rules and conduct expected of the student-athletes.

Below is some information included from our athletic secretary.


Please use the following link to download and print all required documents for athletics. You will be required to print the PPE (physical and consent), and have a doctor complete the necessary portion. Then you will go to bluejayathletics.org, register my athlete (bottom of page or upper right-hand corner), and complete the entire athletic packet and upload your documents, the PPE and consent. From here you can sign up for whatever sports your athlete may be interested in.

http://jcms.usd475.org/athletics/

Meet the 7th Grade Principal

Mrs. Brandi Lundgren

Contact Information:

(785) 717-4839

brandilundgren@usd475.org

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I am looking forward to another great school year and the opportunity to continue working with you and our 7th graders!


A little about me -

This is my 14th year at Junction City Middle School. Before becoming an Assistant Principal, I was a 6th grade math teacher, AVID teacher, and an Instructional Coach. I absolutely love our school and community and proud to be a JCMS Wildcat. I am thankful to have student-taught at JCMS and graduate from K-State. I live in Wamego with my husband (Matt), daughter (Lilianna), and son (Azariah). We are excited to add a new addition to our family with a baby on the way - in late November. When I am not at school, I enjoy playing games, running, reading and being active with friends and family. A few fun facts: Favorite color = mint green and candy = peanut butter M&Ms.


My goals for the school year are: 1) to make an impact on student learning and engagement through classroom visits, 2) to communicate as much as possible with you regarding your child and school-wide information, and 3) to love and invest in my people: students, families and teachers.


My goals for our 7th graders are: 1) to come to school, 2) to engage in their learning, 3) to be kind, and 4) to live with integrity.


I am here to support you and your child. I will help in any way that I can. Please contact me or come in anytime if you have ideas to benefit and improve our school, have concerns or questions, or want to share a positive experience you've had at JCMS. See you soon!

Meet the 7th Grade Counselor

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For those that are new to JCMS or just a friendly reminder, my name is Michael Frint, the 7th grade counselor and the middle school counselor for the class of 2025. A short bio for everyone – It is the start of my 16th year in education: 8 years as a classroom teacher – 1 year at the high school, 3 years at 6th grade and 4 years at 8th grade – and 8 years as a school counselor at JCMS, but most important to me all 16 years as a member of the USD 475 – Geary County staff. You will find I am an avid football fan – Go Kansas State Wildcats and Kansas City Chiefs – a card player, trivia and movie buff and an enjoyer of varying music styles. As a school counselor, I try my best to relate to your family and your child's needs with good listening skills but also finding solutions to issues. As a school counselor, my job is to help your child's emotional needs, academic skills and help them plan for their career choices but most importantly thinking about tomorrow, today.


I hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to start the 19-20 school year soon. I am currently still working on schedules, prepping our new building staff and thinking about ways to make it a great school year. During my thinking and reflecting time over the summer, I thought a lot about customer service towards the students and yourselves. I had some horrible customer service this summer while purchasing a new vehicle, with my bank, and my gym. It really made me stop and think about the services I provide for everyone at JCMS. I plan to give you my very best efforts as always but trying to keep “the customer” in mind a little better. I cannot promise to always make you happy, but I can guarantee you I will try to be a little more timely with my responses.


In upcoming newsletters I hope to update you on the plans for career, academic and social-emotional ideas for the school year.

I look forward to working with all of you.

Best wishes,


Michael Frint – 7th grade counselor

michaelfrint@usd475.org

785-717-4447

Swag Sale!

The JCMS Parent Support Team is selling t-shirts and hoodies this year. Get your JCMS swag for your child or the whole family! Items will be available for purchase at our Open House.


T-Shirts = $15

Hoodies = $33


*You can pay with cash or check.

*Make checks payable to: JCMS Parent Support Team

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Supporting your child's success in school:

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Set a regular bed time and morning routine
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
  • Make sure your child has the required shots by the first day of school (Aug. 12)
  • Attend Open House so your child can meet their teachers before school starts
  • Don't let your child stay home unless they are truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomachache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home
  • If your child seems anxious about coming to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call a family member, a neighbor, or another parent
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session
  • Keep an eye on your child's learning and social and emotional needs
  • Advocate for your child and reach out to a teacher or the school to address any concerns you notice

7th Grade Relationship Skills Article

Want to get 7th grade off to a great start? Read the article linked below and give some of the tips a try.


https://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/advice/relationships/7th-grade-relationship-skills-tips