October 19, 2015
Jordan Middle School Dedication, October 18, 2015
Mr. Jordan's sisters, Barbara Sorrells and Mary Lee Thomason, attended the dedication.
Mr. Jordan's children: Hill Jordan, Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson, and June Franklin.
Our wonderful peer leaders helping serve our guests!
The orchestra ensemble lead by Mrs. Roman provided us with beautiful music for our dedication!
Our welcoming team at JMS, Ms. Nash, Ms. Lee, and Mrs. Moore!
Mrs. Barracliff, Mrs. Gilbride, and Mrs. Joe greeting our guests!
The singing of The National Anthem by our JMS Chorus under the direction of Ms. Huff.
Our TOTY, Nicole Finley, sharing her vision of excellence!
Our students leading us in the JMS Creed!
Congratulations to Mrs. Tracye Jones!
"A Knight to Remember"
Media Center: Computer Help Day Thursdays
WOW Day Jeans?!
RBES Data Charts & PD&E Tool
Winter Sport Season
United Way Campaign
SAMs Data Collection
The process requires an independent observer to collect data on my actions throughout the school day. The data collector will record my interactions every five minutes and classify these actions as either management or instructional. The data collector is a silent observer and will not engage in any type of interaction. I will have a data collector for three full days in October. The dates are October 20, 21, & 22, 2015. At first, it will be awkward not to speak to my data collector nor extend common courtesies such as holding doors open. You will soon adapt and not notice my shadow. Please let your students know about my data collector.
Nakesha Brown is my SAM, school administration manager and keeps my "Time Track" calendar daily. We will have daily meetings to review my progress and set goals. These meetings are scheduled and last for approximately 20 minutes. During our time track meetings, we will not be available.
Being involved with NSIP is an important professional endeavor for me, as this allows me to increase my effectiveness as an instructional leader. I'm more than happy to share more information with you. I've included a link, if you are interested in learning more about the program.
Election Day: November 3rd
Open Enrollment: October 19 - November 6, 2015
Great news: our insurance rates remain the same or some have seen a slight decrease in premiums.
Please do not wait until the last day to enroll, as the traffic on the website can be problematic. Information is available on the portal.
We have the GTES student surveys which are GCPS and Student Health Surveys from the GaDOE. We are required to have 75% participation of our students.
Our parents are completing a GCPS parent survey and a GaDOE school climate survey. Please include this link in your communication with parents: http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp
Parents can complete the RBES survey in the front office or through their parent portal account.
Safe Trick or Treat
Please consider donating a bag of candy to support this event. The grade level offices will have one of the big yellow testing totes labeled for your donations. I will bring the items to CGHS on Tuesday, October 27th.
10/19 - 10/23: 8th Grade ITBS Online Testing, Bus Driver Appreciation Week, Teen Read Week
10/20: RBES Due on PD&E Tool
10/21 - 10/23: 6th Grade BizTown Junior Achievement (see schedule)
10/23: iTalks @ 8:15 AM
10/24: Peer Leadership Conference
10/23 - 10/30: Red Ribbon Week (schedule of events on training page)
10/26: 8th Grade Finance Park (see schedule)
10/27 - 10/30: WOW Day Planning (Working on the Work in curriculum teams) need sub plans for your assigned day (LA, MA, SC, SS order of days)
10/29: Grades updated by 8:00 PM
10/30: Progress Reports (12 Weeks) go home (print AM Friday), Honor Chorus Performance (see student list)
Team Recognition Program
Begin thinking about who you would like to recognize in September!
Each month, we will recognize team members who exhibit the pillars of Jordan MS: Community, Leadership, and Excellence! Teams can submit up to three names each month. Please include a brief narrative describing how the team member exemplified community, leadership, or excellence. We will celebrate during our vertical team meetings on Fridays!