James Morris School

Regional School District No.6, April 27, 2017

Above - JMS 6th-graders donned their fine apparel for the 21st annual Sixth-Grade Tea, graciously hosted by the Morris Reading Room & Museum Committee, including President Tom Weik, former President Phil Birkett and Mrs. Nancy Skilton. For additional coverage of this wonderful event, click here and here. Below - The JMS 4H Club welcomed some adorable guests to yesterday's meeting.

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Please join me in thanking two of the most important members of our JMS community, Mrs. Heidi Varanko and Mr. Bruce Richard. This week, we celebrated Administrative Assistants Day with Mrs. Varanko (below), who does an amazing job keeping our students, staff and principal organized and safe. Harwinton's 2017 Outstanding Citizen Award winner, Mr. Bruce Richard (above), never tires in his efforts to maintain and improve our facilities and school community.

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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: June 21, 2017

June 19 - 21 will be early dismissal days.

PTO Auction

We hope to see you Friday night at the JMS PTO Auction and Pasta Dinner fundraiser! See the flyer below for details.

Region 6 Elementary Spelling Bee

  • When: Wednesday, May 3rd
  • Where: Warren School, 21 Sackett Hill Road, Warren, CT
  • Time: Pizza Dinner at 6:00 pm
  • Spelling Bee begins at 6:30 pm

Please come to support our contestants:

Representing Warren School:

  • Charlotte Brodhead, grade 6
  • Madelyn Krasowski, grade 6
Representing James Morris School:
  • James Hunter, grade 6
  • Micaih Sessions, grade 4
Representing Goshen Center School:
  • Michael DeLayo, grade 4
  • Mackenzie Robillard, grade 6

Summerfest - Camp for students in grades 2-8

Wamogo High School is pleased to announce that for the upcoming summer of 2017, we are running our very own summer program: Summerfest.

This is a 6 week long camp-style program that is 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday) from 9am - 2pm, and runs from June 26th - August 3rd. Sessions are split into 2 week increments and you may sign your child up for multiple sessions if you so choose. Summerfest is open to all Region 6 students of all ability levels in grades 2 - 8. The cost is $75 per week per child with transportation available from central locations for participants. July 5-7 is a shortened week and costs $50.

Summerfest features tons of fun, daily activities led by a team of peer leaders, which include: outdoor sports, classic camp games, arts and crafts, music and drama, water carnivals, cooking, gardening, STEM, dance, team building games, and much more.

If you have any questions or to register your child, please email:

Linda Martin, Special Ed. Teacher: lamartin@rsd6.org

Steven Bagley, Social Worker: sbagley@rsd6.org

Or call 860-567-6642

Cinco de Mayo

This summer, a group of Wamogo High School students will be going to Mexico through Operation Wallacea, a British organization that runs scientific research trips for teens around the world. The first week of the trip will be spent exploring the Silva Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula, with an emphasis on studying wildlife biodiversity. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to scuba dive while in Akumal, where they will collect data on sea turtle migrations. Proceeds from the Cinco de Mayo dinner will help the group cover the costs of this amazing trip.

James Morris School's Kindergarten Registration

Registration for James Morris School’s Kindergarten program is in full swing for the 2017-2018 school year. Your child must be 5 years old by December 31, 2017 to attend Kindergarten in the fall. For registration information and forms, please contact Heidi Varanko at 860-567-7420.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 from 2:00PM - 3:00PM.

James Morris School's Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Preparations for James Morris School’s Pre-Kindergarten program is in full swing. We are excited about the program and hope you are, too. For Registration information please contact Heidi Varanko at 860-567-7420.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 from 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM.


April 28th - JMS PTO Auction & Pasta Dinner (5:30 @ Bethlehem Memorial Hall)

May 1st - Budget Meeting - Wamogo (8pm)

May 2nd - Smarter Balanced Assessment window opens (grades 3-6)

May 3rd - RSD6 Elementary Spelling Bee @ Warren School (6pm)

May 4th - Safe School Committee Meeting (2:30pm)

May 9th - BOE Meeting - Goshen (7pm)

May 10th - Early Dismissal

May 10th - Pre-Kindergarten Activity Day (11am)

May 10th - Celebration of Learning (4:30pm)

May 10th - Elementary Band Concert (6pm)

May 17th - Kindergarten Activity Day (2pm)

May 26th - 6th Grade Field Trip to White Memorial (9am)

May 29th - No School - Memorial Day

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The Region-6 Way: Our Goal

It is our goal that Region-6 staff and students will internalize and reflect the Region-6 Way in all aspects of their day, including

  • striving for one’s personal best;

  • developing and maintaining positive and productive relationships;

  • communicating effectively and professionally;

  • developing leadership in one’s self and others;

  • preparing for maximum academic growth

Details about the Region-6 Way can be found here.

Check Out These Links

Common Sense Media - This resource is designed to help families make informed choices for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.

Khan Academy - This free website provides students with supplemental academic support through written explanations, videos and practice exercises.

Chess Academy - Would you like to learn or improve your skills at the game of chess?

Google SmartyPins - Test your geography and American trivia.

Our World in Data - For those of you who like to see the world from a mathematical perspective...

Mount Everest in 3D - Ever wondered what climbing Mt. Everest would look like?

Pixelspace - Just how far apart are the celestial bodies in our solar system?

Flyers (attached)

  • 7th Annual Shane Kinsella Memorial Road Race

  • Day Trippers

  • Grumbling Gryphons Summer Flyer

  • JMS PTO Auction

  • Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids

  • Morris Beach and Rec Spring Newsletter

  • Morris Public Library Author

  • Morris Public Library Museum Passes

  • Morris Public Library New Lego Challenge

  • Morris Town Wide Tag Sale

  • Region 6 Elementary Spelling Bee

  • Summer Theatre

  • Summer-Fest

  • White Memorial Museum Sleep In

  • White Memorial Summer Nature Program

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