From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 2 Issue 24 - 2/26/23

Greetings Clipper Nation!

There has been so much happening this month that I was worried March might feel boring. However, as I look at the calendar, March is definitely going to start busy.

On Wednesday, March 1st, all 11th-Grade students will take the SAT in school as part of assessing readiness for college and career. There is no cost to the student for taking this test. All 11th-Grade students should plan to arrive at school no later than 7:35 a.m. that day, and must be at their assigned testing room by 7:45 a.m.

Students taking the SAT without accommodations will finish at approximately 12:45 p.m., with county transportation provided as usual for students who use it. Students taking the SAT with accommodations will spend longer on the test, and will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m., with transportation provided as usual. Bag lunches will be provided for all students taking the SAT at the close of the assessment.

For all other high school students, Wednesday, March 1st, will be an asynchronous day of learning. Students must check-in online for each class to be counted as present and will work remotely on graded assignments, following expectations for the day as indicated at the school level and in Google Classrooms for each class.

Then after school on March 1st, spring sports begin (you must have all the paperwork complete to participate), and then the Class of 2024 will be doing a fundraiser at Chipotle, so be sure to check out that flyer.

March 3rd is the deadline for students currently enrolled in an AP class to sign up to take the AP exam. On March 3rd, progress reports will also go live.

Principal Savage

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Attendance Reminders

  • Student who have travel in the morning need to sign in before entering the building so they are not marked absent.
  • Please monitor email and voicemail for attendance notices. Calls are made each day for lateness to school and absences. We also send letters on set days to help track attendance.
  • Send notes to
  • Only 5 parent notes per year.

Guidance Reminders

  • Keep up your grades as we near the mid-term.
  • ASVAB scheduled for March 10th, students can take the test multiple times if the would like to try to improve their score.
  • Scheduling for next year will take place toward the end of March.

Weekly Bulletin

Monday, February 27th

9th Grade Field Trip to CTE 9-10:30am

Band Rehearsal (Aud) FLEX

Career Assessment Inventory 10th Graders (CLGA) FLEX, Last Name A-D

STEP UP after school program 3-5pm

Drama Club (Aud) 3-5pm

Class of 2025 Parent Meeting (CLGA) 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, February 28th

9th Grade Field Trip to CTE 9-10:30am

Career Assessment Inventory 10th Graders (CLGA) FLEX, Last Name E-J

Mock Trial Field Trip Talbot County CC 1:15-9:00pm

Drama Club (Aud) 3-5pm

STEP UP after school program 3-5pm
Band Tutoring (A146) 3-4pm

Softball Check-in: Turn in all paperwork NO Gear 3-4:30pm

Cheer Practice (CLGA) 3:30-5:30pm

10th and 11th Graders Wor-Wic CC Dual Enrollment Info Night, Guerrieri Hall 6pm

Wednesday, March 1st

SAT Day for 11th grade

Asynchronous Learning Day for all students not taking the SAT, 9th, 10th, 12th grade
Spring Sports Tryouts *registration details can be found at

Boy’s Tennis (JMB Tennis Courts) 3pm

Softball Tryouts Day 1, 3:20-5:30pm

Class of 2024 Chipotle Fundraiser (S.Salisbury) 5-9pm use code A6CH2CV for online orders

Math Competition (WiHi) 6-7pm
Evening Symphonic Band Rehearsal (Band Room) 6-8pm

Thursday, March 2nd

Band 8th Grade Meet and Greet, (Aud) 1st & 2nd Periods,

Career Assessment Inventory 10th Graders (CLGA) FLEX, Last Name K-Q

Field Trip Parkside Planetarium 7:45am-12:45pm (Carrie Bell)

Black Excellence Club 3-4:30pm

STEP UP after school program 3-5pm

Softball Tryouts Day 2, 3:20-5:30pm
ACE Mentor Program (A141) 3:30pm

Friday, March 3rd

Career Assessment Inventory 10th Graders (CLGA) FLEX, Last Name R-Z

SGA General Assembly 10:30-11:30am (F110)

D&D Club 3-5pm Media Center

NHS Applications due (Webster) (G115)

AP Exam Decision and Payment Due

Mid Term Progress Reports posted

Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind

March 8th - Spring Blood Drive – 8am-3pm link to sign up is in google classroom

March 9th - 4-6 PTSA Meeting - Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 10th - Class of 2025 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
March 10th – ASVAB see below

March 17th - Early Dismissal for students

Special Reminders

Tutoring Schedule

Math - Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3-4pm in E116

English – Wednesdays 3-4pm E224

Guidance Support – Thursdays 3-4pm in the guidance office

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This dual enrollment information session is for current high school sophomores and juniors, and their parents. WorWic, will provide information about how high school students can earn college credits while they are juniors and seniors in high school. RSVP or for more information, email or call 410-334-2896.

Spring Blood Drive

Wednesday, March 8th, 8:30am-1:30pm

JMB Wrestling Room

Students will be able to sign up through their class of google classroom.
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Upcoming Maryland School Survey

State law requires that all public schools in Maryland survey students about school climate. The Maryland School Survey provides Local School Systems (LSSs), the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and families with valuable information about the learning environment, climate, and safety of each public school in the State of Maryland. The survey is administered in the spring of each school year as a part of the Maryland Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan. Grades 5-11 students and instructional staff will have the opportunity to participate in the survey which takes less than 30 minutes and is available in English or Spanish.

Students will take the survey during regular school hours between February 22nd - April 22nd.

The survey will ask students about topics such as student engagement, interactions with adults and with other students in the school, the school environment, bullying, and safety. The survey will not ask about a student’s personal experiences, and students will not be asked to provide any information that might violate his or her privacy.

JMB will be giving the survey during the week of March 20th For more information about the Maryland School Survey please see the attachment to the weekly message.

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Class of 2023

Contact Info

Ms. Cassidy Feeney and Mrs. Julie Giordano are no longer at JMB. However, they plan to continue helping with all things senior related.

Our in school contact if you need anything senior related is Mrs. Jeni Feeney

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Cap & Gown Orders

Seniors - Don’t forget to order your Cap and Gown.

*There are catalogs and order forms in the office or you can use or

Check out the link for current scholarships!

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Class of 2024

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Class of 2025

Next week, the guidance department will be administering the Career Assessment Inventory to all 10th grade students. This will take place in the cafeteria during Flex. We are going to breakdown students by alphabet, the schedule is below. Students will need to bring their charged laptops with them to the cafeteria.
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We are looking for parent volunteers for spaghetti dinner as we are trying to raise money for the class to help raise funds that will allow our students to have a memorable senior year, on average senior year activities cost around $20,000. Our spaghetti dinner is being held March 10 from 5:30 to 8 and is the only big fundraiser that the sophomores participate in for their class. For the spaghetti dinner, we are looking for parents to help with Decorations, food donations and donation of auction items. We need all the support from you and your child that we can get to make this fundraiser a success. If you would like to help with any of this, please fill out the google form and we will be in contact with you. The form can be found here

We will continue to update you through weekly phone calls and the JMB Class of 2025 Facebook page.

Class of 2026

Class Advisors

Trisha Pippen - (

Kathy Klaverweiden - (

How to Stay in the Know?

The best way to stay in the know is to make sure we have accurate information on file. Please look over all the information on the Student Personal Data and Enrollment Information Form as this is the information we currently have on file for you. Make any corrections to the form in blue. If you need additional space for emergency contact use a separate sheet of paper. Sign the back of the form and return it to the school. If you prefer to fill out a new form you can find a copy on our website.

Other ways to stay connected:



Guidance Facebook:

JMB Sports Facebook:



Instagram: (future)

School # 410-677-5141

WBOCE-Bulletin Board

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