Warrior Beat

Student Focused-World Class

Week of the Warrior


Varsity Football will play Unicoi @ 6 Pm/Bus will leave at 4:30

Cross Country CITY MEET at Warriors Path State Park

(Girls 4:00/Boys 4:20)

Volleyball Practice 3:00-5:00

Sevier on Stage Rehearsal 3:00-5:00


The grade that collects the most items, earns the first SPIRIT POINTS!

The first period in each grade with the most items gets DOUGHNUTS!


Cross Country Practice 3:00-4:00

Student Council Meeting 3:00-3:45

Cheerleading Practice 3:00-5:00

Volleyball against Vance @ 4:30 at Sevier

Swim Team Practice 3:15-4:15


Breakfast and Book Club 7:00/Mrs. Young’s Room

Cross Country Practice 3:00-5:00

Cheerleading Practice 3:00-5:00

Volleyball Practice 3:00-5:00

Dance Team Practice 3:00-5:00


CONFERENCE MEET at Warriors Path State Park

Girls 4:30/Boys 5:00

Volleyball @ Greenville @ 5:00

Natural Helpers 3:00-4:30

Sevier on Stage Rehearsal 3:00-5:00

Bridge Club @ 3:00 in Library

Sequoyah Scribe NEWSCAST staff meeting- 2:45-4:45/Room 340

Swim Team Practice 3:15-4:15


Cross Country Pizza Party 3:00-3:45 (Uniform is ticket to party)

Volleyball Practice 3:00-5:00

Sevier on Stage Rehearsal (Full Cast) 3:00-5:00

Swim Team Practice 5:00-6:00


Volleyball Conference Tournament @ TNT Sportscomplex

(Time—to be determined)


Thursday, October 6 is PICTURE DAY

GIRLS Basketball Tryouts will be September 29-30 & October 3-

Tryouts will be for 6th-8th Grade Girls-You MUST have a physical on file before trying out!

BOYS Basketball Tryouts Monday/Tuesday September 26 & September 27-

BOYS Basketball Tryouts (Football Players) Wednesday, October 6-

You MUST have a physical on file before trying out!

The JSMS Jam...

Google Hangout

The ASC will be blocking Google Hangout for middle school students.

Order JSMS Spirit Gear for the Whole Family!

John Sevier Spirit Wear will be on sale beginning September 12. The sale will run for two weeks and the items are already online! All items purchased will help fund the Athletic Program at JSMS. The sale will last for two weeks. The items will be received in Mid-October.

Order Here:



Math Tutoring: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternooons 2:45-3:45

Homework Help: Monday through Friday Mornings-7:00-7:30 am and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 in room 229.

You are invited to join PTA

Hi All, we have been invited to join the JSMS PTA. Right now, we have very few satff members who have joined PTA (including me). I know that there has been a lot on our plate and that this hasn't been at the front of our minds. I invite you to join our PTA and show support for our parent organization who works hard to provide support and funding. I will attach the membership form to the email containing this link. You can fill out the form and place it in an envelope with $5 to join. Thanks!

to our school to support our programs.

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News from the ASC

Do you have an Innovative Idea?

KCS has a new Innovation Tool that is up and running. I have been encouraged to use any and all available methods to communicate that our district is seeking your ideas and that this tool is active for use. It can be accessed at:


NIET Best Practices Portal

The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) is a public nonprofit organization committed to improving educator effectiveness. The NIET best practices portal is an interactive web tool, available to ALL TEACHERS, that provides real-time access to individualized support in order to improve instruction and evaluation.

To login, please use your KCS email address (e.g., jhooker@k12k.com), then enter your password. If you do not recall your NIET password, click "forgot password" and a new password will be sent to your email address.

From the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)

"What Makes Music Education Great in Your School District" Recognition Program Kick Off - Beginning today, eligible school districts throughout the U.S. are invited to submit an online application with a link to an original one-minute student-produced and faculty-advised video on the theme, “What makes music education great in my school district?” Since 2014, The NAMM Foundation has hosted 13 residencies in communities throughout the U.S. celebrating music education, and students, teachers, school and community leaders that are creating music learning opportunities for all students. Your school district could be next!

Submit a Video to Win! - Review the official rules and submit an online application here. A link to your video is required. Winners will receive a two-day residency with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, guided tours of the Bus as well as the opportunity for a group of students to work with Lennon Bus producers and engineers to create a music video for an original song. During the two-day residency, The NAMM Foundation will host a town hall event to showcase music programs in the district and feature performing groups, teachers and school administrators sharing their stories of the value and importance of music education for school and community. View the eligibility requirements and read the official rules by clickinghere.

Application OPENS: 9/14/16
Application ENDS: 11/18/16
Anticipated Award Notification: 12/1/16

2017 Best Communities for Music Education - "Save the Date” of October 11 and participate this year in the 2017 Best Communities for Music Education and SupportMusic Merit Award application, available here.

Subscribe to the "Talking Up Music Education" podcast - Talking Up Music Education is a podcast produced by The NAMM Foundation about music education. Download and subscribe today.

School Challenge - Good Sports Always RecycleTM (Deadline for Nominations is October 3, 2016)

Does your school like a little healthy competition? Are your faculty and students working to make your school and/or community more sustainable? Nominate your school for a chance to win money (and bragging rights) in this year’s Good Sports Always Recycle™ (GSAR) school challenge. GSAR will recognize 10 Tennessee schools for their outstanding environmental programs!

  • Eight schools will be awarded $1,000 for the GSAR School Competition
  • One exemplary school will be awarded $1,500 for the GSAR Sustainability Steward Award
  • One school will be awarded $1,500 for the Best New Program

Each winning school will also receive two tickets to the November 5, 2016, University of Tennessee vs. Tennessee Tech football game, a special tailgate celebration and on-field recognition during the game.

To nominate your school online, please click here or complete the Word document found below and mail it to Jennifer Wiggins, jwiggins@akinsps.com.

For more information on GSAR educational resources, please click here.


  • Fri. 9/16 - Parent Teacher Conference Day
  • Fri. 9/16 - AWAY Football Game, D-B @ Hardin Valley Academy, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 9/20 - BOE Work Session, TN Room (ASC), 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 9/27 - Home Football Game, D-B vs Maryville, J. Fred Johnson Stadium, 7:30 p.m.


  • Sat. 10/1 - Mon. 10/31 - National Principals Month
  • Sun. 10/2 - National Custodial Worker's Day
  • Tue. 10/4 - BOE Meeting, TN Room (ASC), 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 10/5 - College/Career Shirt Day
  • Fri. 10/7 - NO SCHOOL, In-Service Day
  • Fri. 10/7 - AWAY Football Game, D-B @ Bradley Central, 7:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 10/10 - Fri. 10/14 - NO SCHOOL, Fall Break
  • Fri. 10/14 - AWAY Football Game, D-B @ Bearden, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 10/18 - BOE Work Session, TN Room (ASC), 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 10/20 - Report Cards
  • Fri. 10/21 - Home Football Game/SENIOR NIGHT, D-B vs Jefferson County, J. Fred Johnson Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 10/28 - AWAY Football Game, D-B @ Science Hill, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrations and Recognitions

*A HUGE thank you to all teachers for your hard work in scheduling parent/teacher conferences! I know how much preparation goes into a conference and a day of conferences is exhausting, but the pay off is often priceless. Thank you for engaging the parents of our students in this way. A face to face relationship built by just one conference can really go a long way in supporting students. Thank you!

*Thank you to LeAnn Franklin in counseling for scheduling ALL of our conferences and for the long hours she has put in to make our conference day a success!

*Thank you to Pandy Elkins for filling in at the window and for staying late to greet parents for parent/teacher conferences.

*JV and Varsity football teams were victorious over Greeneville!

*JV and Varsity Lady Warriors had wins over Unicoi and TA Dugger!

*WJHL's WHAT'S WORKING IN EDUCATION featured our own Brad Fissel, Charity Jordi, and Emily Lane this week. It featured the 3 Warriors working with Lincoln Elementary School students in our Peer Tutoring in Coding group!

*Yay for 5's on our 15% Team Achievement portion of our evaluations! We know that graduation rates are a result of the work going on pre-k through 12th grade! Thank you for supporting students at the middle level. We also appreciate all the work that is going on at the high school to support students to graduation!

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Top row, left to right: Ellie Campbell, Piper Provencher, Mckensie Dishner, James Hooks

Bottom row, left to right: Andrew Waters, Isaac Minton, Maverick Poole, Bryson Gilliam