JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

February 3 - February 7

What's going on in class?


This week in math be dove into the fourth module of the year. This first part is an introduction into Alberaic processes. The first section is almost complete and we will be having our first Module 4 quiz next week. The students completed the interim testing and handled it very well. Many were asking questions the next day about different problems they had seen and how to solve them. This was great to see!

Language Arts

This week students finished reading chapters 1-4 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. We have had several great conversations over the book. Students will be taking a quiz on Monday over chapters 1-4.

Next week students will be taking the State Interim test. Please remind your students to bring their charged computers to school for testing.


Team 2 Scientists have spent the week finishing a model to show how thermal energy impacts phase changes and states of matter. Students could make a model in anyway they wanted to - some chose to do a poster, others a one pager, minecraft or coding.

Please take a few moments to check skyward. Many students have missing assignments due to illness or other reasons. If you are missing an assignment, please pick up any copies or check schoology if it is an online assignment.

As always, safety will continue to be a priority in the classroom. This includes not only proper use of materials, but also listening and paying attention to directions.

Social Studies

This week in social studies, we began learning about Ancient Rome. On Monday , the students explored famous Roman sites using Google Earth. The rest of the week, the students learned about the geography of Rome and how it led to the creation of the Roman Empire. On Friday, the students took a quiz over the geography of Rome.

Next week students will continue to learn about Ancient Rome, specifically the rise of the Roman Republic.

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Guest Teachers

Please remind your student that if there is a guest teacher in one of their classes to be as kind and helpful as possible. As stated in the JCMS Behavior Management Chart, "Noncompliance with a substitute teacher" will be a Level 2 referral. Students are only asked to take responsibility for their own behavior.
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Elective Fair and AVID Assembly

This week students attended an elective fair and an AVID Assembly. During these times students had a chance to talk to elective teachers or 7th and 8th grade students to see what classes they may want to take next year. Later this year Ms. Laflin will work with students to select their electives for 7th grade.

If students would like to be in AVID, they should complete the application packet and return it as soon as possible. There is a portion for both the parent and the student to complete.

Students of the Week!

Each week teachers will be nominating Team 2 students who demonstrate positive character, work ethic, leadership, and or overall growth/ improvements. Below are our Students of the Week!

Student Expectations

Your student should wear their ID daily on a lanyard. If your student has lost their student ID, they may purchase a new one through the main office for $3.

Please charge tablets every night. Many students are leaving tablets in their locker. If your family would prefer that the tablet stays at school, please contact your student's CAT time teacher to make arrangements for secure storage and charging.

No Name Papers

We have had several no name papers turned in this year. If a student thinks they turned in an assignment but it shows missing in the grade book it is likely they didn't put a name on it. Please remind your child to always put their name, class, and hour on their papers.

Hallway Procedures

JCMS has updated hallway procedures during class. Please contact your student's CAT time teacher if you have questions.

Team 2 Expectations

Team 2 is consistent in our expectations in all our courses to create the best and most conducive learning environment for all students. We create these expectations and go over them multiple times with the team to insure that all students are able to be successful. We encourage you to review the expectations and discuss them with your student.


Students will be sending out weekly grade updates each Friday via e-mail. Please make sure your student has your email address as well as it being updated in Skyward. Parents will also have access to student grades at all times through the Skyward website or app. If you are unable to access Skyward please contact the office for further help.

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Team 2 Contacts