JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - May 1, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair

Each year our nation celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week during the first week of May. It is so important to recognize the tremendous dedication our teachers show as they diligently work to prepare our students for their future that rests beyond the walls of Jarrell ISD. If you haven't had an opportunity, I encourage you to visit our schools to see teachers at work in the classroom. I assure you, each visit will bring a renewed respect for the time, energy and pure heart that they invest in their students. They prepare engaging lessons, assess student understanding, analyze the data, prepare lessons for reinforcement, and reteach for struggling students. In addition to their instructional responsibilities, teachers unknowingly become mentors, parents, counselors, nurses, and social workers to the students they serve. This week, we honor them through notes and gifts of appreciation that they so greatly deserve. We are asking YOU, the JMS community, to join in our celebration and send a handwritten note or an email thanking a teacher for investing so much time in our students right here in Jarrell ISD!


The JMS National Junior Honor Society inducted 34 new members on Tuesday evening in the library. Congratulations to the following members along with our Sponsors; Colonel Ben Danner, Cheryl Collie, and Fawn Keith.


6th Grade 2022 Inductees

AMEZCUA, SEANNA L

ARNOLD, AUDREY P

BANDEIRA, ALEXIS R

BRISON, LIAM R

BRUNSON, CAMDEN B

DE SANTIAGO GONZALEZ, HILDA D

DREWRY, FELIX J

ESPINOSA, JOE S

GREENE, OWEN C

HOLCOMB, SYDNEY R

KIPER, KINGSTON B

MENDY, UMEH A

OLALDE, VANNESA I

ORTIZ, NICHOLAS M

RANGEL, MELANIE R

RAY, GARRISON C

SHERROD, GRACE


7th Grade 2022 Inductees

BRUNSON, NICHOLAS I

BRANTLEY, JACOB

FLIEGEL, MCKENZEE G

GREEN, SAMANTHA A

JENKINS, KAYLEE M

JONES, ARIENA R

LANDERS, SARAH B

MACIAS, ISABEL J

PARSLEY, AVAH

PASTOR, SOFIA

POTERSON, AVIYANA C

RAMIREZ, IZAIAH

RIVERS, JACOB D

SCARBERRY, JADE E

TEMPLETON, KADIE A

THOMPSON, ALYSSA R

VOIGT, NENA M


Be sure to mark your calendars for this year's End of Year Assemblies. All assemblies will be held during the regular school day to ensure all students are able to attend. All visitors are welcome to attend!


8th Grade Promotion 8:30 AM

7th Grade Awards10:30 AM

6th Grade Awards 11:30 AM


With only a few short weeks left in the school year, and STAAR testing around the corner, many of our teachers are do not have additional major grades planned for the final Nine weeks. As a result, progress report grades will be a good indicator of class averages for the grading cycle. While there will still be daily grades each week, we don't want to cause additional stress and anxiety that already exist with state testing. Please check parent portal for the most current class grades.


STAAR TESTING begins Thursday of this week! Be sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy breakfast each day. The school will provide snacks and water to each student on testing dates.


Thursday, 5/5 - 8th Grade Science

Friday, 5/6 - 8th Grade Social Studies

Tuesday, 5/10 - 6th Grade RLA & 8th Grade EOC Algebra I

Wednesday, 5/11 - 7th Grade RLA

Thursday, 5/12 - 8th Grade RLA

Friday, 5/13 - Small groups & Makeup testing

Tuesday, 5/17 - 6th Grade Math

Wednesday, 5/18 - 7th Grade Math

Thursday, 5/19 - 8th Grade Math & 7th Advanced Math

Friday, 5/20 - Makeup testing

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JMS Spring Band Concert

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Join us for the 1st Annual PBIS Student Celebration on May 24th. Students with no office referrals, passing grades, & library clearance are eligible to attend.

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JMS SPRING TIMELINE - MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • April 29 - 6 Week Grading Snapshot
  • May 2-6 - TEACHER APPRECIATION
  • May 3 - PROGRESS REPORTS DISTRIBUTED
  • May 3 - 6th Grade Band Instrument Fair
  • May 5 - STAAR TESTING - 8th Grade Science
  • May 6 - STAAR TESTING - 8th Grade Social Studies
  • May 6 - 6th Grade Band Field Trip
  • May 10-20 - STAAR TESTING - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Math and Reading
  • May 18 - PTO Meeting & Regular Board Meeting
  • May 19 - Choir FIeld Trip
  • May 21 - Band Six Flags Field Trip & Spring Choir Concert
  • May 23 - Career Day/HERO Field Trip/40 Book Challenge Trip
  • May 23 - Chromebook and library materials due to Library
  • May 24 - PBIS Student Celebration
  • May 25 - End of Year Assemblies

8th Grade Promotion 8:30 AM

7th Grade Awards10:30 AM

6th Grade Awards 11:30 AM

This Week @ JMS

IT'S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!


Monday, May 2nd

  • Gaming Club 4:00 PM
  • Home Boys & Girls Soccer vs. Taylor


Tuesday, May 3rd

  • NJHS Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Progress Reports Distributed
  • Rising 6th Grade Band Instrument Fair 4:30-6:30 PM


Wednesday, May 4th

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM


Thursday, May 5th

  • STAAR TESTING - 8TH GRADE SCIENCE (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!
  • Beyblade Club 4:00 PM


Friday, May 6th

  • STAAR TESTING - 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)
  • Beginning Band Field Trip

Library Notes and Tech Tips from Mrs. Martone!

JMS students can access all information regarding library fines and Chromebook fines through our online catalog, Destiny! Students login with the following credentials:

username: student ID number

password: student ID number

If there are any fines that need to be paid, you can easily access JISD's online payment system RevTrak here! Simply select Jarrell Middle School from the home page, and then select JMS Fees. On the right side of the screen choose "Fees - Library JMS - Lost Book" or "Fees - Chromebook Repair JMS". If you have any questions or concerns regarding library fines, you can email me at alison.martone@jarrellisd.org.

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Upcoming Events @ JMS

IT'S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!


Monday, May 9th

  • Boys & Girls Soccer @ Taylor


Tuesday, May 10th

  • STAAR TESTING - 6TH GRADE RLA & Algebra I - (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)

Wednesday, May 11th

  • STAAR TESTING - 7TH GRADE RLA (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)

Thursday, May 12th

  • STAAR TESTING - 8TH GRADE RLA (BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS!)


Friday, May 13th

  • STAAR TESTING - SMALL GROUP STAAR & Makeups

Accessing your child's grades in Ascender

2022-23 Jarrell ISD Academic Calendar

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JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Charlotte Mendoza, Dean of Students

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Leasa Arms, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

We are so thankful to have two outstanding counselors at JMS! This week, we recognize Middle School counselors for all they do for our campus and our students!


Korin Hardt & Leasa Arms