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Scholars celebrate their history
Spanish teacher, Ms. Quintana teaches the scholars about the history of Calavera. Scholars were then able to use their creativity and design their skull to be showcased in the hallways at JMS.Calavera is Spanish for “skull” and in Mexico, it has a much deeper meaning. There is a long tradition of art depicting skeletons in Mexico. Calaveras means skulls and by extension of course skeletons. Dia De Los Muertos is not celebrated on Halloween and it is not tied to this now secular day of trick or treating. All over Mexico, people paint their faces as incredibly beautiful skulls to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The skull face paint represents their ancestors who have passed on and celebrates the beauty and necessity of death. La Catrina is the name used by the women of Mexico when they paint their faces to resemble skulls.
JMS Scholars decorate the hallways with papel picado and we love it!
Papel picado is now used in modern-day altars. They include images of skulls or flower designs. The paper comes in many colors, but purple is said to represent mourning and yellow signifies purity. Papel picado plays an important part in Coco.
Scholars learn all about pottery in Art class
Ms. Long introduces pottery to her art scholars and they are very interested and hand-on in the process.Pottery is the process and the products of forming vessels and other objects with clay and other ceramic materials, which are fired at high temperatures to give them a hard, durable form. Major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made by a potter is also called a pottery. While some ceramics are considered fine art, as pottery or sculpture, most are considered to be decorative, industrial or applied art objects. In modern ceramic engineering usage, ceramics is the art and science of making objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials by the action of heat.
McDonald's Scholar Award
JMS Cadets attend West Point LEAD Workshop
Cadets participated in the West Point LEADS Workshop at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), on Friday, 5 November 2021. West Point LEADS Workshop is where Cadets will be exposed to and have a chance to practice leadership, ethical decision-making, respect for others, problem-solving, effective communication, time management, civility, and working in a diverse environment. When Cadets return to their school and community, they are able to use what they have learned in the workshop and act like a leader at all times.
The Counseling Team hosts the JMS Collegiate Expo for our 8th graders
The JMS Expo was a gathering where prospective high school scholars can come face to face with admissions representatives from a wide variety of high schools offering pertinent information of what the school has to offer. While in attendance, scholars can gather the materials from different schools they have been thinking about and ask the hard-hitting questions to representatives so that they can choose which schools will earn their application.
At each table, there were admission representatives available so that they could answer all of the scholars questions and explain why their school could be their dream school. Each time scholars stopped by a booth, information was brought forth to help scholars narrow their decision of their next high school experience.
We are assessing our scholars while planning for success of our scholars!
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