JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - April 10, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair

The 1st Annual STUCO Spring Dance was a huge hit! We had over 300 students attend with more than 20 chaperones for the star-studded red carpet event! Thanks to all that attended along with our Cougar Council and sponsor, Traci Tomlinson for their planning efforts.

Jarrell Middle School competed in the Regional Choir competition this Saturday and did not disappoint! Maesyn Cronkhite was selected to for honor choir! She will be participating in a clinic and concert at the Midway Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 23rd. Congratulations to our Choir students, Maesyn, and our fabulous Choir teacher, Ashton Jung.

JMS will hold a special end of year PBIS Celebration for students on May 24 from 10:00-3:00. Students with no office referrals and passing grades in all classes for the 4th Nine Weeks will be eligible to participate! The celebration will include: Dunking Booth, Obstacle course jump house, rolling game truck, relay competitions, face painting, kickball, karaoke, escape room, and more! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact We have full day opportunities along with 1 hour sessions :)

Huge congratulations to the JMS Yearbook Organization and Mrs. Lori Murr! The "Cougar Roar" has been selected to compete nationally to appear in Herff Jones 'Best of Publication Portfolio". If selected, portions of our yearbook will appear in their nationally printed showcase book and featured on their website. Here is the link.

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  • April 8 - Spring Dance 5:30-7:30 PM
  • April 14-15 - Student Holidays
  • April 21 - Choir Concert & Band Solo Event
  • April 26 - NJHS Induction & Spring Band Concert
  • April 29 - 6 Week Grading Snapshot
  • 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
  • May 23 - Chromebook and library materials due to Library
  • May 24 - PBIS Student Celebration
  • May 25 - 8th Grade Promotion & Grade Level Assemblies 8:30-11:30 AM

This Week @ JMS

Monday, April 11th

  • JMS Girls Golf @ Burnet
  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework
  • Girls Soccer @ Gateway 5:00 PM
  • Boys Soccer @ Lampasas 6:30 PM

Tuesday, April 12th

  • JMS Boys Golf @ Burnet
  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • Puzzle Club - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, April 13th

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • Word Wall Wednesday

Thursday, April 14th

  • Student Holiday
  • Staff Development
  • JMS Tennis @ Taylor

Friday, April 15th

  • Staff and Student Holiday

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

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Upcoming Events @ JMS

Monday, April 18th

  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework
  • Gaming Club 4:00 PM
  • Boys & Girls Soccer @ Salado

Tuesday, April 19th

  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • Puzzle Club - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, April 20th

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • Express Education Day - NJHS Field Trip
  • Spanish Club 4:00 PM
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM
  • PTO Meeting 5:30 PM
  • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM - Academic UIL Recognition

Thursday, April 21st

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • Choir Concert & Band Solo Event
  • Tennis @ Burnet

Counselor's Corner

April is National Poetry month. Students participated in the No Place for Hate Poetry contest on March 31, 2022. Students were challenged to write an original poem about a Social Injustice topic of their choosing. Join me in recognizing our top participants.

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