Jasper Middle School

Weekly Parent Newsletter

This Week at JMS

Monday, Oct. 31

Breakfast - Whole Grain Cini Mini or Whole Grain Fruedel, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Chicken Nuggets, Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

3:00PM Study Tables @ JMS

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Breakfast - Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Bites, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Chicken Alfredo, Steamed Broccoli, Breadstick, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Breakfast - Whole Grain Donut Ring, Yogurt, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Hot Dog on Bun, RF Doritos, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Thursday, Nov. 3

Breakfast - Ultimate Breakfast Round, Cheese Stick, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

3:00PM Study Tables at JMS

Friday, Nov. 4

Breakfast - Strawberry or Cinnamon Mini Bagels, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Mini Coorndogs, Green Beans, Cookie, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Upcoming Important Dates

Nov. 23-25, 2022 Thanksgiving Break - No School

Dec. 21, 2022 End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester

Jan. 5, 2023 School Resumes

Jan. 16, 2023 Professional Development - No School

Feb. 6 and 8, 2023 Freshman Orientation Meeting at JHS (for current 8th graders)

Feb. 20, 2023 Snow Make-Up Day - No School

Mar. 10, 2023 End of 3rd Quarter

Mar.20-24, 2023 Spring break - No School

April 5, 2023 8th Grade Dubois County Career Cruise (@JHS)

Apr. 7, 2023 Good Friday - No School

Apr. 10, 2023 Snow Make-up Day - No School

May 25, 2023 8th Grade Achievement Night

May 26, 2023 End of 4th Quarter and 2nd Semester

Office Information

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Welcoming Wildcats

A new group has been started at JMS to help with two specific missions: 1) to provide students who are new to our school with a welcome gift that includes a few Jasper spirit pieces and 2) to help students throughout the year who need clothing items provided for them. Our first initiative is to help get more spirit wear out to people . . . parents, siblings, grandparents, students . . . so that everyone has a chance to show their Jasper pride. We have set up an online store for people to purchase from. A portion of all sales will go into the Welcoming Wildcats fund. Additionally, on the store is a DONATE button where people can simply donate to our mission if they don’t want to purchase anything or in addition to their purchase. Please check out the online store at THIS LINK. Or, see the attached flyer. There are items at various price points, quality, and name brands.
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8th Grade Washington DC Trip and Fundraisers

Students can still sign up for this trip! There is still room on the buses if your child has not registered. Please do so as soon as possible, though, to ensure a seat. Once the 4th bus is filled, we will not be able to take any more students. The second fundraiser for students started this week. Unfortunately, we were unable to do the fundraiser we normally do at this time due to lack of product. We replaced it with another frozen food sale hoping to give all students a chance to earn money towards their trip. This fundraiser is due Nov. 7. If your child did not bring home a packet and you would like one, please have them stop by the office to pick one up. Any questions about registration and trip payments, please contact Jackie's travel. Any questions about the fundraisers or details of the trip (logistics, roommates, etc), please contact David Hubster.

Lost and Found

It is starting to get a little cold! If your child is missing a sweatshirt or jacket, remind them to check out the lost and found! We have also collected an assortment of water bottles.
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Ice Cream Fridays

The JMS Student Council will be selling ice cream bars during lunch on Fridays. Cost is $2. All proceeds will go to the Student Council to be used on activities, events, and resources for the JMS student body.

This Week at JMS Archives

All of our weekly newsletters will be archived on our website. You can use this link to access them directly - https://jms.gjcs.k12.in.us/parents/jms-newsletters . Or you can go to our website and click "Menu" and then "Parents" to find them.

Teacher Information

Students of the Week

Each week of the school year, we will be recognizing two Students of the Week for each grade level. Students are nominated for this recognition by staff members for a variety of reasons. It could be based on Academics, Behavior, Character, or Improvement. All of the nominees are then voted upon by the staff to identify the six winners for that week. This week's winners include:

6th Graders - Grace Larson and Elijah Berry

7th Graders - Audrey Schroeder and Gerardo Moya

8th Graders - Clara Noblitt and Bairon Arroyo Ramos

2022 Dubois County Making a Difference Contest

Several JMS students recently competed in a contest sponsored by Kimball Electronics. Here are the results!


-First Place (Tie): Mallory Troutman; Brock Lampert (both exemplified the value of Scouting – Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts – when it comes to their personal involvement in citizenship). Both are Jasper Middle School.

-Second Place: Callie Powell: Jasper Middle School

-Third Place: Amelia Zehr: Jasper Middle School

-Honorable Mention: Tarun Parameswaran; Dylan Prechtel (humorous) Both Jasper Middle School


-First: Layne Schwenk: Jasper Middle School

-Second (TIE): Avery Dedrick: Jasper Middle School | Olivia Schwenk: Jasper Middle School

-Third (TIE): Lillian Uebelhor: Jasper Middle School | Eli Werner: Jasper Middle School

-Honorable Mention: Molly Knies: Holy Trinity; Evie Hewitt: Jasper Middle School; Audrey Schroeder: Jasper Middle School; Jenna Peters: Jasper Middle School; Lilly Bajorek: Holy Trinity.


-First: Allie Sermersheim: Jasper Middle School

-Second: Campbell Lichlyter: Jasper Middle School

-Third: Aidan Flynn: Holy Trinity

-Honorable Mention: Alayna Schnell: Holy Trinity; Dalylah Lauer: Jasper Middle School; Madelyn Greenwell: Holy Trinity


-First Place: Augie Simmers: Jasper Middle School

-Second Place (TIE); Evan Schmitt: Holy Trinity | Trey Blackgrave: Jasper Middle School

-Third Place (TIE): Harper Gunn: Jasper Middle School | Miles Kiefer: Holy Trinity

-Honorable Mention: Anna Levin: Jasper Middle School; Mason Zazetti: Jasper Middle School; Hadley Nowotorski: Jasper Middle School; Kate Eckerle: Holy Trinity

Video winners:

-First Place: Reese Weisheit

-Second Place: Katelyn Young

-Third Place: Audrey Hoffman & Katherine Woebkenberg

Monday, October 31

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Extra-Curricular Activities

National Archery in the Schools Program

The National Archery in the Schools Program is going to begin on Monday, November 7th at the JHS auxiliary gym. The middle school session will be from 6- 7:30 p.m. Please bring a parent to this initial session to sign the waiver forms for the upcoming season. If you have any questions, see Officer Lampert.

Jasper Public Library

Anyone ages 10 - 19 are welcome to come to the Public Library for these free events!

Students are reminded that we now have lots of room at the library for studying and collaborative projects. We also have study rooms available with space to spread out and work. We have study snacks available at the front desk upon request.

VFW Event

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L4G and Project 13:34

With the seasons changing and temperatures getting cooler, we are sure parents are pulling out the next season's clothes and finding out that their children have outgrown them. Although growth is a fact of life, some families just can't afford to replace the clothing their children have outgrown. LG4 just wants to remind everyone that we are still here and willing to help those families in need. We have attached request forms for your convenience.

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Dubois County Voter Information

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