January 10, 2016
January Advisement Schedule
You will have the following enclosures to include: Academic Assistance Letters (for failing students), Award Ceremony Information (for students receiving awards), Immunization Letters (for select students), Lunch Charge Letters (for select students), GMAS Individual Student Reports (for most students), and Student Enrollment Verifications for all students (need returned with changes, if applicable).
If you have a student new to JMS, please see your grade level clerk for a new report card envelope. We have a limited supply, and each student receives one envelope for the year.
First Semester Celebration Update
The connection teachers and leadership team will host the students in their activities.
6th Grade Celebration: Wednesday @ 1:30 PM
7th Grade Celebration: Thursday @ 1:30 PM
8th Grade Celebration: Friday @ 1:30 PM
JMS Team Update
Ms. Jamie Foulks will be attending nursing school to pursue a nursing career. Please wish her the best, as her last day will be January 22, 2016. She has supported all of our students and teachers this past semester. Thank you!
Ms. Jeniece Stewart, ISS parapro, had to resign to care for her son. Please keep her family in your thoughts during this difficult time.
We currently have three classified openings: Stellar Substitute, ISS Paraprofessional, and MOID Paraprofessional (additional support). If you know if anyone who would be a great addition to our team, please ask them to apply online.
If we are unable to fill the stellar substitute position, we will not be able to offer this support. Therefore, it is imperative to use the AESOP substitute process to secure substitutes in advance. If we are unable to secure substitutes, we will have to arrange alternate coverage utilizing teachers during their planning periods.
Brief Observations and Formative Observations
RBES updates & Chalk Talk
Yearbook on Sale $35
Communique is the district's communication tool to highlight events in schools, the community, and share vital information. This week's communique highlights CGHS and Magic Wheelchair on the In Five segment.
Award Ceremonies in January
Mr. Keag will provide additional information on the training page along with applicable deadlines. We will design an invitation and program for each grade level event. The award ceremonies will be held in the JMS Cafe at 9:30 AM with all students attending and parents invited for students receiving an award.
6th Grade: January 26th
7th Grade: January 27th
8th Grade: January 28th
1/11/16: Report Cards go home
1/12/16: Collaborative Communities (Cyber Days with Sheri Gilbert includes connection teachers, and math with Debbie Johnson)
1/13/16: Collaborative Communities (SS), 6th grade celebration @ 1:30 PM
1/14/16: ELL Vertical Team Meeting @ 8:15 AM, 7th grade celebration @ 1:30 PM, Basektball vs. Grace Snell at Central Gwinnett games begin at 5:00 PM (need volunteers, see Mrs. Brown)
1/15/16: iTalks with Mr. Keag @ 8:15 AM, 8th grade celebration @ 1:30 PM
1/18/16: Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday (no school)
1/19/16: WOW Day for SS
1/20/16: WOW Day for MA
1/21/16: WOW Day for SC, Basketball vs. Couch @ Grayson HS games begin at 5:00 PM (need score keeper for table), All State Chorus Auditions
1/22/16: WOW Day for LA, 100th Day of School
1/23/16: Basketball vs. Richards MS at Central Gwinnett HS (need volunteers, see Mrs. Brown), games begin at 9:00 AM
Team Recognition Program
Begin thinking about who you would like to recognize in December!
Each month, we will recognize team members who exhibit the pillars of Jordan MS: Community, Leadership, and Excellence! Teams can submit up to three names each month. Please include a brief narrative describing how the team member exemplified community, leadership, or excellence. We will celebrate during our vertical team meetings on Fridays!