JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - March 7, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair

We had a busy week with Math and Reading Interim Testing for all grade levels last week. Teachers are reviewing student results and preparing learning paths in response to the data.

Please be on the lookout for your child's Middle of the Year (MOY) Math and Reading Progress Report. 8th grade students will also have Science and Social Studies data. The report will include STAR Renaissance data along with STAAR Interim results. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!


Tuesday, 3/8

6th Grade RLA

Wednesday, 3/9

7th Grade TX History

7th Grade Math

Thursday, 3/10

6th Grade Social Studies

8th Grade US History

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This Week @ JMS

JMS Cheer Tryouts

Monday, March 7th - Thursday, March 10th

Monday, March 7th

  • National Career Awareness Day

Tuesday, March 8th

  • NJHS Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Band UIL Concert & Site Reading Competition 1:00-4:00
  • HS One Act Play District Competition @ Lake Belton
  • Puzzle Club 4:00 PM
  • Color Guard Club 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 9th

  • Band UIL Concert & Site Reading Competition 1:00-4:00 PM
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM
  • Spanish Club 4:00 PM
  • Campus Educational Improvement Council 5:00

Thursday, March 10th

  • HERO Store during lunches
  • *NEW* Bayblade Club 4:00 PM
  • Last Day of 3rd Nine Weeks

Friday, March 11th

  • Student Holiday
  • Staff Planning Day
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It’s time for the March Madness Book Tournament at the JMS library! This week students will be voting for their top 16 titles from the Texas Lone Star reading list. The voting form will be posted in the JMS library Google Classroom Monday morning. On Friday, the Sweet Sixteen tournament bracket will be posted in Google Classroom.

Don’t forget to check out the book trailers for each title here!

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PTO - Painting with a Twist Event

Jarrell Middle School is excited to announce a special event exclusively for JMS PTO members! Art teacher, Fawn Keith will host our 1st annual "Painting with a Twist" event on Wednesday, March 23rd immediately following the PTO meeting at 5:30 PM. There is no cost to attend, but donations are encouraged and will go directly to our Parent Teacher Organization.

Not a member of PTO? You can still sign up by clicking here!

If you'd like to reserve a slot at our Painting with a Twist event, please register here before March 4th.

Spring Break Reading Suggestions

It's hard to believe that Spring Break is next week! Don't forget to take advantage of JISD's large collection of ebooks and audiobooks through Sora!

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Accessing your child's grades in Ascender

March Virtual Makerspace

Check out this month's virtual makerspace at!

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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