December 1, 2015
Thankful for our gifts
Professional Learning in December
A discussion post has been provided on the JMS Training Page. Everyone is expected to review the data chart, write a response, read other responses, and respond to at least two posts. This is a great way to collaborate with your peers and identify effective strategies to increase student achievement. Posts are due by Monday, December 7th.
Morning Help Days Procedure
Yearbook on Sale $35
Supporting our Families
Bus Parade & After School Activities
Athletic Passes $15
Once purchased, we will make an athletic pass with the individual's name and the passes will be numbered. We will distribute passes at the home game. Thanks for your support!
Black Knight Basketball Tshirts
PBIS Interest Meeting
1) Information meeting with Dr. Bob Burgess on Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 7:45 AM in the professional learning room (1 hour presentation). You can drop in if you arrive after 7:45 AM.
2) Participation in Ms. Williams school wide behavior committee to present some additional interventions on January 5, 2015.
December Final Exams
Your grades are due by 10:00 AM on your professional learning day, January 5, 2016. This will allow you time to enter all your grades from schoolnets.
Report Cards & Awards
If you would like to reserve your table in the cafe for your celebration, please use this link:
8th Grade Cafe Reservations: 2:00 - 2:45 PM
6th & 7th Grade Cafe Reservations: 3:00 - 3:45 PM
Communique is the district's communication tool to highlight events in schools, the community, and share vital information. This week's communique highlights CGHS and Magic Wheelchair on the In Five segment.
Award Ceremonies in January
Mr. Keag will provide additional information on the training page along with applicable deadlines. We will design an invitation and program for each grade level event. The award ceremonies will be held in the JMS Cafe at 9:30 AM with all students attending and parents invited for students receiving an award.
6th Grade: January 26th
7th Grade: January 27th
8th Grade: January 28th
End of the Semester Celebration 1/8/16
11/30/15: Yearbooks on Sale all Month, Basketball & Cheer Practice all month @ 7:00 AM in gym, and 4:15 PM in gym
12/1/15: Collaboration Tuesday
12/2/15: Math Instructional Coach, Debbie Johnson, working with math team (lesson study); Dr. Tatum visiting classrooms
12/3/15: 7:45 AM PBIS Interest Meeting with Local School Council in Professional Learning Room, Basketball Game vs. Crews @ Brookwood HS begins at 5:00 PM
12/4/15: 8:00 AM Tech Round Table
12/5/15: Academic Recovery Saturday, Basketball Game vs. McConnell at CGHS begins at 9:00 AM
12/7/15: Vertical Curriculum & Department Chair Meeting @ 8:00 AM, Hour of Code with Mr. Keag @ 8:00 AM open to all students
12/8/15: Fine Arts Showcase @ 6:00 PM
12/9/15: Social Studies planning with Mike Savage
12/10/15: ELL Team meeting @ 8:15 AM, Social Studies Semester Final (see schedule); Holiday Meal invite parents, Basketball Game vs. Snellville at CGHS begins at 5:00 PM; Parent Workshop about GA Milestones @ 6:00 PM
12/11/15: iTalks with Tim Keag @ 8:15 AM, Science Semester Final
12/12/15: Basketball vs. Sweetwater@ Berkmar begins at 9:00 AM
12/14/15: LA Semester Final
12/15/15: Math Semester Final
12/16/15: Club Photos for Yearbook @ 8:00 AM and Retakes (schedule to be posted)
12/17/15: Special Education Meeting @ 8:15 AM, Vertical Gifted Meeting @ 8:15 AM, Basketball vs. Berkmar @ Berkmar
12/18/15: Vertical Team Meeting @ 8:15 AM, End of Semester 1
12/21/15 - 1/4/16: Winter Break
1/5/16: Professional Learning Day
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!