JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - October 25, 2021

A Message from Principal Blair

IT'S RED RIBBON WEEK! We’re excited to participate in the 2021 National Red Ribbon Week Theme, Drug Free Looks Like Me™. The theme is a reminder that everyday, Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free! You can show your support and promise to be Drug-Free by participating in our daily spirit wear activities.


Monday - Kick off Red Ribbon Week - Wear Red

Tuesday - "Drugs can't find me" - Wear Camo

Wednesday - "Your future is bright! - College and Career Day

Thursday - TEAM up against drugs - Jersey day

Friday - COUGAR STRONG - Wear Blue


We have a busy week with modified schedules on Thursday and Friday.

Pep Rally Schedule

Assembly Schedule


Friday is filled with celebration as we have grade level awards ceremonies and announce the Attendance Challenge winner! Awards ceremonies will be in the cafeteria. Lunch will be in the classrooms with 4th period teachers. In the afternoon, the grade level with the highest attendance percentage will participate in a mini field day from 2:15-3:40.


UPCOMING UNIT TESTS

10/27 - 7th Grade TX History


Attendance Update: Our campus goal is 97% each day. Here are last week's averages:

6th Grade - 93.7% (+1 from last week)

7th Grade - 93% (-2 from last week)

8th Grade - 94.6% (-0.4 from last week)


Cougar Proud,

Kelly Blair

Jarrell Middle School Student of the Month Recognition

6th Grade

Abigail Huckaby

Juan Aguero


7th Grade

Desaray Benavidez

Ozarus Nunez


8th Grade

Nicolas Mitchell

Corianna Brown

JMS Instructional Focus

JMS is excited to launch CHAMPS expectations in every classroom. Prior to daily instruction, teachers will review the expectations based on the lesson activity. This week, we will focus our efforts on expectations during Direct Teach. This portion of the lesson is critical as it is centered on introducing new content.


CHAMPS Direct Teach

C – (Conversation) Level 0

H – (Help) Raise your hand

A – (Activity) Direct Teach

M – (Movement) Stay Seated

P – (Participation) Active Listening

S – (SUCCESS) New knowledge acquired

This Week @ JMS

Monday, October 25th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Wear Red
  • 1st Day of the 2nd Nine Weeks
  • WIN - Grade Check
  • Poetry Club with Mrs. Ulry 4:00 PM
  • Volleyball @ Salado


Tuesday, October 26th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Camo Day
  • WIN - MATH INTERVENTION
  • Puzzle Club with Mrs. Blair 4:00 PM
  • Beginner Band Concert


Wednesday, October 27th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - College & Career Day
  • Report Cards distributed/posted on ParentPortal
  • WIN - MATH INTERVENTION
  • HERO celebration - Top 10%
  • Anime Club with Mrs. Butler 4:00 PM
  • PTO Meeting 6:00 PM
  • School Board Meeting 6:30 PM


Thursday, October 28th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Team Jersey Day
  • WIN - MATH INTERVENTION
  • Pep Rally 3:15 PM
  • Football @ Salado


Friday, October 29th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Paint Jarrell Blue
  • MODIFIED SCHEDULE
  • Grade Level Awards Ceremony/Attendance Celebration
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Library Notes & Tech Tips from Mrs. Martone

We are excited to start a Student Library Advisory Board at the JMS Library! Students will have the opportunity to provide input in book selection as well as help with planning library events and programming. Meetings will be held before school on the first Tuesday of each month. We recognize the importance of student voice and are looking forward to the insight that this new board will provide! Students who are interested are encouraged to submit the form on the JMS Library Google Classroom.

Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Hardt & Ms. Arms

Did you know that teens who eat dinner with their families are less likely to use drugs and alcohol?


Some of the specific benefits of family dinners are:

  • Better academic performance
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Greater sense of resilience
  • Lower risk of substance abuse
  • Lower risk of teen pregnancy
  • Lower risk of depression
  • Lower likelihood of developing eating disorders
  • Lower rates of obesity
  • Better cardiovascular health in teens
  • Bigger vocabulary in preschoolers
  • Healthier eating patterns in young adults

There are also benefits for adults, including:

  • Better nutrition with more fruits and vegetables and less fast food
  • Less dieting
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Lower risk of depression


See the research: https://theconversation.com/science-says-eat-with-your-kids-34573

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 25th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Wear Red
  • 1st Day of the 2nd Nine Weeks
  • Poetry Club with Mrs. Ulry 4:00 PM
  • Volleyball @ Salado


Tuesday, October 26th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Camo Day
  • Beginner Band Concert


Wednesday, October 27th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - College & Career Day
  • Report Cards distributed/posted on ParentPortal
  • HERO celebration - Top 10%
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM
  • PTO Meeting 6:00 PM
  • School Board Meeting 6:30 PM


Thursday, October 28th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Team Jersey Day
  • Pep Rally 3:15 PM
  • Football @ Salado


Friday, October 29th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Paint Jarrell Blue
  • Grade Level Awards Assembly

JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Brad Louder, Dean of Students

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Leasa Arms, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

Tristyn Lopez, Campus Secretary