JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

Week of September 16, 2019

What's going on in class?


We are through our first 6 weeks of math. The students have completed their second quiz and are starting to settle into middle school math. Looking forward to another successful week ahead.

Language Arts

Students began learning the skills of making inferences and writing direct quotes to use as evidence this week. We will be using these skills on our upcoming essay and throughout the year. Students will be answering the essential question "What makes a person successful?" in their essay. They will determine what character trait they believe is most necessary for success and reasons why. Students will then reference the Steve Job's Stanford Speech to create direct quotes (with citations) to use as evidence in support of their reasoning.

I would also like to let parents know that students will soon have a long term substitute teacher in Language Arts while I go on maternity leave. There is not a set date for this to begin but we will communicate with you and have more details at a later time.


Team 2 Scientists have finished Standard MS ESS 2-6 this week, and are moving on to MS ESS2-5. The next essential question that they are focusing on is, “How do the interactions of air masses cause changes in weather conditions?” We will be learning about air masses. Our next quiz in science should be onThursday 9/26/19.

Social Studies

This week in social studies we continued to learn about Mesopotamia. On Tuesday we took a break from Mesopotamia to learn about the Constitution of the United States because September 17 was Constitution Day. On Friday we took a quiz over Mesopotamia. Next week will wrap Mesopotamia up and begin Ancient Egypt.


Students of the Week!

Each week teachers will be nominating Team 2 students who demonstrate good character, work ethic, leadership, and or overall growth/ improvements. Below are our Students of the Week!

What parents need to know...

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No Name Papers

We have had several no name papers turned in this year. If a student thinks they turned in an assignment but it shows missing in the grade book it is likely they didn't put a name on it. Please remind your child to always put their name, class, and hour on their papers.

Support JCMS & Buy a Shirt

The JCMS Parent Support Group is selling JCMS t-shirts and hoodies that were designed by a JCMS student. The proceeds from these shirts will go toward Teacher Grants and the Renaissance Program.

All parents are welcome and encouraged to become involved in this group.


Team 2 Expectations

Team 2 is consistent in our expectations in all our courses to create the best and most conducive learning environment for all students. We create these expectations and go over them multiple times with the team to insure that all students are able to be successful. We encourage you to review the expectations and discuss them with your student.


Students will be sending out weekly grade updates each Friday via e-mail. Please make sure your student has your email address as well as it being updated in Skyward. Parents will also have access to student grades at all times through the Skyward website or app. If you are unable to access Skyward please contact the office for further help.

Upcoming Events

10/14- No School

10/21- Student Led Conference

10/22- Student Led Conference

10/23- Student Led Conference

10/25- No School

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