J. William Leary Junior High School
Update and Information
We had another awesome week here at JW Leary!
Important upcoming dates include
Friday 5/28 No School-Give Back Day
Monday 5/31 No School-Memorial Day
Tuesday 6/8 8th grade science test
Wednesday 6/9 8th grade science test
Renewal House conversation on social media
Friday 6/18 1/2 day
Tuesday 6/22 1/2 day
Wednesday 6/23 1/2 day
NYS Algebra Regents
*****Chromebook Return***** until 6pm
Thursday 6/24 last day 1/2 day
NYS Earth Science Regents
*****Chromebook Return***** until 1pm
In so many ways, this is an amazing time of the year. Somedays it seems we are seeing COVID more and more from the rearview mirror; other days COVID remains all around us. Please continue daily health screenings, physical distancing in the hallways and classrooms, and keeping the mask on while in school.
Also-if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home.
Fall Sports Physicals
There have been many questions about sign ups for the 2021 Fall Sports Season.
Here is a general facts sheet.
Anticipated fall sports include: soccer, volleyball, cross country, swimming and football.
Physicals will be held on:
- June 2 11:45 am - 2:15 pm for B day children and
- June 3 8 am - 2:15 pm for A day, 4 day and remote children.
Please reach out to the main office 315-764-3720 with questions.
Monday is a Memorial Day!
Tuesday to Friday the Junior High School Schedule is:
Normal Class Schedule (links to a printable version)
Homeroom/Advisory 7:20 - 7:40
Period 1 7:40 - 8:22
Period 2 8:27 - 9:09
Period 3 9:14 - 9:56
Period 4 10:01 - 10:43
Period 5 10:48 - 11:30
Period 6A 12:10 - 12:52
Period 6B 11:35 - 12:17
Period 7 12:57 - 1:39
Period 8 1:44 - 2:28
Children at home need to login to their meets at the scheduled class time. Remember-cameras are at the teachers discretion.
Only a few spots left!!!! MCSD Jr. High students of My Brothers Keeper can earn their wings at the JW Leary Jr High Summer Flight Camp
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of flight while working with a STEM/STEAM based curriculum and using real flight simulators to build skills.
The camp will take place at the Jr. High in room 405.
As social distancing will be enforced, space will be limited. Masks will be required.
Call Mr. Reed with questions at 315-764-3720 ext.3246
Mrs. Goodrich's class engaging in mindfulness activities with Kylee from the Holistic Life Foundation.
Members of the Holistic Life Foundation, the Massena Hospital Foundation, Massena Community Schools pose in the JWL Library with materials that have been purchased through a donation from the Massena Hospital Foundation.
The materials will be used to support a mindful moment corner in the JW Leary Library. Librarian Shannon Smith has been instrumental in coordinating efforts with Community Schools Coordinator Kristin Colarusso-Martin and Mary Terrance of the Holsitic Life Foundation to establish this work at the junior high.
Internet Safety Research Opportunity
My name is Peter Johnson and I am a research associate at Clarkson University. My colleagues, Kambiz Ghazinour from SUNY Canton and Tony Betrus from SUNY Potsdam, and I are conducting research funded by the National Science Foundation. This research explores how students in K-12 schools learn concepts of internet safety. We are interested in talking to teachers, principals, superintendents, curriculum directors, counselors, parents, and other school decision makers about their thoughts, experiences, and challenges. The extent of your participation in this research would be a single 15 minute interview over Zoom. Unfortunately, the nature of the study requires us to limit the amount of details shared in advance of the interview in order to avoid influencing your answers.
Thank you for your consideration in helping with this very important issue. If you are able to help, you can use the following link to schedule an appointment: https://calendly.com/johnsonpa/15-minute-chat-about-internet-safety. If you have any questions, please reach out to me by email at email@example.com. Feel free to share this information with others you know who might be willing to help as well.
All students attending in person must complete the health screening app.
We have three options:
- Download + fill out the app-->,
- This is also a link to an online version of the app http://bit.ly/JWLScreen,
- Children can get the pink forms from the nurse to bring in each day.
If there are any questions regarding this procedure please call the office 315-764-3720 or the nurse (Nurse Gilman) at 315-764-3720 ext. 3203.
Shared on behalf of St. Lawrence County Public Health
Wednesday, the Governor announced a new incentive for 12-17 year olds. Any individual aged 12-17 that receives their first dose by July 7th is eligible for a chance to win one of 50, four-year full-ride scholarships (includes tuition, room and board, books and supplies) to any New York State public college or university. This applies to students whom have already been vaccinated as well.
Thank you all for your help and efforts with vaccinating this population.
Jolene Munger, MPH, MA
Lunch Pick Up
The packs are at no cost to you and you do not need to call ahead. Pull into the parent loop and let us know how many students you have!
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE IN CLASSES; this is sponsored by Title VI,