Jasper Middle School

Weekly Parent Newsletter

This Week at JMS

Monday, Oct. 3

PTSO Paragon Fundraiser Money Due

Breakfast - Assorted Muffins, Yogurt, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Chicken Nuggets, Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

3:00PM Study Tables @ JMS

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Breakfast - Sausage, Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Chicken Alfredo, Steamed Broccoli, Breadstick, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:30PM 7th Grade Volleyball vs Castle South

6:30PM 8th Grade Volleyball vs Castle South

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Breakfast - French Toast Sticks w/Syrup, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Hot Dog on Bun, RF Doritos, Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes, Sidekick, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

3:00PM Performing Arts Rehearsal

5:30PM Parent Teacher Conferences (See Below)

Thursday, Oct. 6

Breakfast - Breakfast Bagel, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

3:00PM Study Tables at JMS

4:30PM Tailgate Party and Fall Dance @ Soccer Field

6:30PM 8th Grade Football vs Evansville North

6:30PM 7th Grade Volleyball @ Castle North

6:30PM 8th Grade Volleyball @ Castle South

7:30PM 7th Grad Football vs Evansville North

Friday, Oct. 7

End of 1st Quarter

School Flu Clinic (see info below)

Breakfast - Whole Grain Goody Bun, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Mini Corndogs, Green Beans, Cookie, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Upcoming Important Dates

Oct. 17-21, 2022 Fall Break - No School

Nov. 23-25, 2022 Thanksgiving Break - No School

Dec. 21, 2022 End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester

Jan. 5, 2023 School Resumes

Jan. 16, 2023 Professional Development - No School

Feb. 20, 2023 Snow Make-Up Day - No School

Mar. 10, 2023 End of 3rd Quarter

Mar.20-24, 2023 Spring break - No School

April 5, 2023 8th Grade Dubois County Career Cruise (@JHS)

Apr. 7, 2023 Good Friday - No School

Apr. 10, 2023 Snow Make-up Day - No School

May 25, 2023 8th Grade Achievement Night

May 26, 2023 End of 4th Quarter and 2nd Semester

Office Information

Parent Teacher Conferences

Jasper Middle School P/T Conferences are not held for all students like the elementary schools. Teachers identify students that would most benefit from a conference and have reached out to their parents or guardians to schedule one. If you were not contacted but would like to discuss your child's progress, pleas call or email the individual teacher at any point throughout the school year.

From the JMS Nurse

Great news! Did you know that SchoolCare is a program used by the Greater Jasper Consolidated School nurses and follows the medical confidentiality laws governed by the Indiana Department of Health! Please go to your PowerSchool account and log in, scroll down until you find SchoolCare on the left side of the page. Please click on SchoolCare and register your child so that the school nurse will have the current medical information that you choose to share with her. Also, in both the middle school and high school you are able to give consent for the school nurse to administer Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Midol and Tums in case your child would need it during the school day. When you register your student in SchoolCare please be sure to edit in the OTC Medication section if you choose to give consent for your child to have any or all of the above OTC Medications. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Buschkoetter at 812-481-4855.
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This Week at JMS Archives

All of our weekly newsletters will be archived on our website. You can use this link to access them directly - https://jms.gjcs.k12.in.us/parents/jms-newsletters . Or you can go to our website and click "Menu" and then "Parents" to find them.

Teacher Information

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Students of the Week

Each week of the school year, we will be recognizing two Students of the Week for each grade level. Students are nominated for this recognition by staff members for a variety of reasons. It could be based on Academics, Behavior, Character, or Improvement. All of the nominees are then voted upon by the staff to identify the six winners for that week. This week's winners include:

6th Graders - Mildred Gonzales and Calvin Pfister

7th Graders - Katelyn Young and William Ruhe

8th Graders - Ella Blume and Andrew Stratton

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Extra-Curricular Activities

Jasper Public Library

Anyone ages 10 - 19 are welcome to come to the Public Library for these free events!

Students are reminded that we now have lots of room at the library for studying and collaborative projects. We also have study rooms available with space to spread out and work. We have study snacks available at the front desk upon request.

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Vincennes University Cyber Competition

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. During the month of October, Vincennes University is hosting a cyber competition called, "Don't Feed the PHISH Challenge 2022." This is a great opportunity for your students to expand their knowledge in cybersecurity as everyone plays a critical role in the protection of their own personal data. The challenge event is open to all Vincennes University students and K-12 schools in the state of Indiana. Student teams will consist of 2-4 people and can participate from their classroom or school computer lab. Student teams will craft a Phishing email in an attempt to "fool" a panel of judges representing Vincennes University personnel. The judges will share one common email address in order to protect VU personnel. These judges are cybersecurity professionals from all over the U.S. See the attached PDF for more details.
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Junior Optimist

Jr. Optimist is a club at JMS that assists the Optimist Club of Jasper with several events throughout the year. This is a JMS service organization that assists the special needs community in our county. It’s a rewarding, fun experience for all of those who participate. You will be assisting with putting crafts together, painting, bowling, Easter egg hunts, physical activities and so much more… Our 1st event is Oct. 8 @ the YMCA in Ferdinand. Contact Mrs. Gentry if you’d like more details.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 2pm

3600 North Portersville Road

Jasper, IN

at Jasper Middle School Gym

Thursday, October 27, 2022; 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: JasperMiddle School or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

The pdf is attached to this newsletter.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please click on the link if you are able to volunteer at this event!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0844ACAB28A2F85-american

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