JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

February 10 - February 14

What's going on in class?


This week in math we dove into module 4 working on Algebra. This starts with the basic processes used in solving algebraic equations. We will have our first quiz in this module next week. We will then be getting a more in depth look at solving more complex equations.

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.


Team 2 Scientists are masters of the periodic table these days. On Thursday they assessed their understanding of protons, neutrons and electrons. Next week students will be assigned an element from the periodic table and will be working on an element super hero project during class.

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.

Social Studies

This week in social studies, we began learning about the Roman Empire. The students took a virtual field trip on Monday using Google Earth. For the rest of the week the students focused on the Geography of Ancient Rome. On Friday, the students took a quiz over the Geography of Rome. Next week the students will learn about the Rise of the Roman Republic and its transition to an Empire.

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News from JCMS Library Media Center

  • The countdown to our spring Scholastic Book Fair has begun. The library staff will be working diligently the next two weeks to get ready for the book fair. More news next week.
  • Mrs. Woods has started an Online Book Club. Students can submit a book talk by going to Schoology - JCMS Library Media Center: 19-20 - JCMS Online Book Club. Students will earn prizes for participating.
  • Students are encouraged to enter the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library Summer Reading Bookmark Contest 2020. Entry forms are available in the library.
  • The library media center has many new books. Teachers and student are welcome to stop by the library to check out books, both in English and in Spanish.
  • Biography
  • Travel
  • Historical

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