6th Grade - The school year is winding down...
Thank you, parents—Teacher Appreciation Week!
The TJMS 6th grade team would like to thank all of the parents who took time out of their busy schedules to make us feel loved and appreciated. You’re the best!
Did someone say Poetry Contest?
It’s that time of year again for the annual TJMS 6th grade poetry contest. Core + students were asked to pick and memorize a poem (16 lines or more). We are all looking forward to seeing their performances!
If any student has a copy of any textbooks, books, or anything else that was sent home please make sure they are returned to their teachers by May 18th. It is important that we get all things loaned out back in a timely manner.
And we’re finished!:
ILearn testing has concluded! Way to go, TJ 6th graders; we knew you could do it! Take a deep breath—we’re done!
Parents—the school year is coming to an end, if you could please:
● Check grades and assignments on Skyward/Canvas weekly.
● If you see a missing assignment, communicate with your child and let them know it needs to be completed/turned in.
● Contact your child’s teacher with any questions/concerns if your child is struggling academically—we all want your children to be successful!
7th Grade -Working hard to End the Year
Builders Club News
Builders Club has done a lot lately! We had a fundraiser and made almost $500! Half of that money will go to the VCS Backpack Program, and half will go to Giant Paw Prints. The Viking Times that won were Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Krivas, and Mrs. Clendenin. The prize will be recess during Viking Time at the park. Mrs. Janowiak and Mrs. Haines will chaperone (with Sunny, we hope). Congratulations to those classes.
By Kiley Anderson
Student Council would like to thank you all for a wonderful year! We learned the value of serving others in our community through fundraisers, helping with school events and much more. A special thanks to our PTSO for all of your help on our projects, especially the teacher snack cart! On behalf of the Student Council, we wish you all a fantastic summer! See you in August!
TJMS Student Council
Media School Happenings
Upcoming: A Busy Book Fair Week!
Our second semester book fair is scheduled for Monday, May 16th thru Friday, May 20th. In addition to students being able to browse and shop during their regularly scheduled class visits, students can also visit the book fair before school, during lunch and Viking Time periods - and after school, as needed. The book fair should be the perfect time for your child to get Ready for Summer Reading! Encourage your child to participate in one of the many no-purchase-necessary book fair activity options -- such as the digital puzzles contest and scavenger hunt – to help make our book fair week a memorable celebration of reading and books!
Virtual Media Center
Ms. Hurley is developing a Virtual Media Center for students to access throughout the summer months. This tool will offer a variety of resources, including recommended podcasts, author videos, links to reading options, makerspace options (like a virtual Rubik's cube tool!), and more. Once finished, the resource can be accessed via each middle school's media center website page and will also be featured on each school's Destiny Discover home page. This resource is perfect for a rainy day, car trips, and for so many other summer moments in between!
Attention 7th and 8th grade parents! It's not too early to start thinking about college.
There is an opportunity for your child to have all or part of his or her college tuition paid for by the state! The 21st Century Scholars program began years ago as a way of helping students afford a college education. The scholarship eligibility is based on family income. Once a student is enrolled in the program, he or she will pledge to meet good citizen guidelines throughout the rest of their school years which will include some check in points each year in high school.
In order for a student to be enrolled, parents must fill out an application online before the deadline. Please click on this link for more information about eligibility and for the link to the application:
Para leer este informacion en espanol, haz click aqui https://scholars.in.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/21CS-Enrollment-Flyer-2019-Spanish-Flyer-1.pdf
Please reach out to your child’s school counselor for any help or additional information you might need. We are happy to help and excited for the chance at your student attending an Indiana college or university with free or reduced tuition!
Snow Make Up Dates Announced
PTSO IS Seeking Officers for 2022-2023 School Year
Did You Know?
You can set up Skyward to let you know when your child's grades drop below a certain percent? That you can also set up Skyward to notify you if your child has missing assignments?
Setting up email notifications is THE BEST way of staying informed of your student’s grades.
Log into your account.
Click on “My Account” in the top right-hand corner of your Skyward homepage. See Figure D.
At the bottom of the window, look for Email Notifications.
Check all the boxes that you would like information about and how often you would like to receive the information. The second checkmark item allows you to set a parameter if a grade falls below a certain number. In the example below, this parent put “70” in the “Low:” text field. This means the parent will be immediately notified if their student receives any class assignment, test, quiz, etc. that falls below a grade of 70. See Figure E.
Below is the link to the video instructions.
School Wide Contact Information
Mark Maudlin -- Principal
Erin Strauss -- Assistant Principal
Shannon Morris -- School Resource Officer (SRO)
Laura Dull -- Secretary
Kristin Scheub -- Secretary/Treasurer
Jami Carlson -- Guidance Counselor, Last Names A-K
Erik Shive - Guidance Counselor, Last Names L-Z
Heather Himes -- Social Worker
Shawn White -- Nurse
P.E. uniforms will be required in P.E. classes this school year. Uniforms (t-shirt and shorts) can be purchased at Blythe’s Sporting Goods on Calumet Avenue. Uniforms can be purchased as a set or individual pieces. The same uniform will be worn in 6th-8th grades, so purchasing one that’s a little looser may be a good idea. Students are welcome to use the uniform an older sibling used while attending TJMS.
Students who are not enrolled in band, choir or orchestra will have a full year of P.E. Students enrolled in band, choir or orchestra will have least 2 rotations of P.E. during the year.
School Breakfast & Lunch
Through a grant from the USDA, all regular school breakfasts and lunches will be free to all students during the 2021-2022 school year. Additional a la carte items or additional breakfast/lunch items may be purchased by students.
The cafeteria will open at 7:20 a.m. for any student wishing to eat breakfast. Between 7:20-7:30 students wishing to eat breakfast may enter door #8 on Roosevelt Road (northern door facing Roosevelt Road). At 7:35 bus riders and car riders entering the building are invited to head to the cafeteria for breakfast.
School Calendar and Times
Our school day runs from 7:50 a.m. -- 2:50 p.m. Students may enter the building at 7:20 through door #8 to eat breakfast or at 7:35 to head to their lockers and 1st period class.
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Dropping Off Forgotten Items
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