From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 2 Issue 21 - 2/5/23

Greetings Clipper Nation!

I think the Clipper Ship had a great start to semester two, and as I have checked in with students and staff, most have a positive outlook for this semester. I am feeling positive because February happens to be a very busy and exciting month for the Clipper Nation. Rock & Roll Revival begins this week and continues next week. Winter sports playoffs will get underway. We will have our 8th Annual Clipper Choose Love week, and throughout the month, we will celebrate Black History. Be sure to check out the full newsletter for all the events and special days.

Principal Savage

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We would love to have you attend and enter James M. Bennett for the school.

Attendance Reminders

  • Student who have travel in the morning need to sign in before entering the building so they are not marked absent.
  • Only 5 parent notes per year.

Guidance Reminders

  • NEW Information - Cosmetology and Nursing Assistant program interest meetings will be held on Feb. 7th during FLEX in the cafeteria. Current 9th grade students interested in the Cosmetology program and current 11th graders interested in the Nursing Assistant program should sign up in the guidance office or email Mr. Serig at

  • ASVAB scheduled for March 10th, students can take the test multiple times if the would like to try to improve their score.

Weekly Bulletin

Monday, February 6th

SGA General Assembly (F110) 8:20 – 9:05am
Valentine Candy grams sold during lunch shifts through Friday
Black Excellence Culture Club (media) 3-4:30pm
Mock Trial Meeting (G220) 304pm
Unified Strength & Conditioning practice 3-4pm
Boys JV & V Basketball vs. Crisfield (Away) 4:30 & 6pm

Tuesday, February 7th

Nursing Assistant and Cosmetology Interest Meetings (CLGA) *Sign up in guidance
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Step Team practice 3-5pm
Cheer Practice (CLGA) 3:30-5:30pm
Softball Strength & Conditioning 3-4:30pm *Must have physical and FormReLeaf
Indoor Track Regionals @ Baltimore Armory dismiss 11:45am
Girls V Basketball vs. Crisfield (Home-Senior Night) 4:30pm

Wednesday, February 8th

Sophomore Class Meeting (CLGA) FLEX
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Step team (CLGA) 3-5pm
Art Club (A120) 2:45 – 4:15pm
GSA (A109) 3-4pm
Unified Strength & Conditioning Practice 3-4pm
Girls JV Basketball vs. Mardela (Away-scrimmage) 4:30pm
Boys JV Basketball vs. Mardela (Away-scrimmage) 6pm

Thursday, February 9th

Rock & Roll Revival Show - Elementary Schools (Audit)

STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Step team (CLGA) 3-5pm
ACE Mentor Program (A141) 3:30pm
Cheer Practice (CLGA) 3-5:30pm
Band Booster Meeting (zoom) 7pm
Softball Strength & Conditioning 3-4:30pm *Must have physical and FormReLeaf
Girls V Basketball vs. St. Michaels (Away) 4pm dismiss 1:45pm
Boys JV & V Basketball vs St. Michaels (Home-Senior Night) 4:30 & 6pm

Friday, February 10th

Casual Day (Countywide) -Women Supporting Women
NHS Meeting (CLGA) 3pm
Playa Bowls Fundraiser for Class of 2025
Rock & Roll Revival Show (AUD) 7pm *Ticket info below

Saturday, February 11th

Rock & Roll Revival Show (AUD) 2pm and 7pm *Ticket info below

Sunday, February 12th

Rock & Roll Revival Show (AUD) 2pm *Ticket info below

Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind

February 17th - Early Dismissal

Principal Advisories

The parent advisory sessions happen each quarter, and parents share with me concerns, ask questions and celebrate the good. Please let me know if you are interested in serving on the Parent Advisory in the future.

I want to start a community advisor allowing JMB to collaborate with local community groups and businesses. If you lead a local group or are a business leader and would be interested in meeting with me, please let me know.

Special Reminders

Wicomico County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

The Wicomico County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) invites parents and guardians of students with disabilities to participate in the next meeting. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 9th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The SECAC meeting will focus on the role of the related service provider and how these professionals can provide supports to students with disabilities. If you would like to participate in the Zoom meeting, please email Kevin Smith, Supervisor of Special Education, at to request the Zoom meeting information.

Firearms and Weapons

Possession of any firearm, other weapon, or look-like weapons (e.g., pellet guns, BB guns, water guns, water pellet guns) by a student on school property, including in vehicles parked on school property, is strictly forbidden.

The school system’s prohibition on carrying or possessing a weapon on school property applies to loaded and unloaded weapons. This prohibition applies to weapons contained within automobiles.

It is a serious offense for students to possess any rifle, gun, knife, or deadly weapon of any kind on any school property in Maryland. Offenders face criminal penalties and severe consequences up to and including expulsion. The Code of Conduct will be applied in all situations involving violations.

Cell Phones and Social Media

Students may not use their cell phone during class without teacher permission. Phones shall be turned off during class time unless the student is given specific permission to use it by the teacher of the class of which it is being used.

Restrictions on cell phone usage: Students are prohibited from using their cell phone to cheat or plagiarize, to bully or haze others, to disrupt the learning environment, the view pornographic, vulgar, or inappropriate content, to post derogatory content on social media sites, to make video recordings at school, without teacher permission or school authorization; or take unsolicited or unwelcome photographs of students, staff, or facilities.

Students who inappropriately use their cell phone at school will be subject to discipline as stipulated in the Student Code of Conduct. Additionally, students may lose their privilege of using their cell phone at school for a length of time to be determined by the school administrators.

PBIS Expectations

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Tutoring Schedule

Math - Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3-4pm in E116

English – Wednesdays 3-4pm E224

Guidance Support – Thursdays 3-4pm in the guidance office

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Rock & Roll Revival

Tickets are now on sale for Rock and Roll Revival. Tickets can be purchased
online via

in-person at the box office-Thursday and Friday Evenings 5-7pm, Saturdays 10am -4pm email

Show Times:
February 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 @ 7pm
February 11, 12, 19 @2pm

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Class of 2023

Contact Info

Ms. Cassidy Feeney and Mrs. Julie Giordano are no longer at JMB. However, they plan to continue helping with all things senior related.

Our in school contact if you need anything senior related is Mrs. Jeni Feeney

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Cap & Gown Orders

Seniors - Don’t forget to order your Cap and Gown.
Price was $49.95 + tax but has now increased.

*There are catalogs and order forms in the office or you can use or

Check out the link for current scholarships!

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Class of 2024

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  • Rock and Roll Revival is quickly approaching.
    • We need donations for candy, baked goods, sodas and hotdogs for the concession stand for purchase. Please see the donation sign-up genius to see what is needed. We will do our best to update as things are dropped off. The more items that are donated by parents, grandparents, friends etc. the more money the class can raise. This is the only big fundraiser that your student will have to cover the majority of the cost for senior year activities.
    • Volunteers: We need 20ish volunteers for each show of rock and roll. This includes both parents and students. Volunteers will be assigned to stations upon arrival and stations include: 50/50, grams, concession stand, candy/baked goods. Volunteers can sign-up here! (We cannot give service hours to juniors, but we can to every other grade level)
    • The donation letter was attached to email sent earlier. If you know of a business that would sponsor something such as candy, soda etc. or give a monetary gift to allow us to go and buy than please approach them or let us know and we will reach out. Donors are recognized by a poster that is hung outside of the concession stand.
  • Jr/Sr Banquet: May 12,2023 6:30 to 8:30
    • We are in search of a cater – If you know of someone, please let us know their information and one of us will reach out.
    • We will need decorations to decorate the cafeteria. The theme is red carpet.
    • We will need volunteers to help decorate. Set-up will be around 3pm.
  • Other fundraisers
    • Please let us know if you have ideas of other fundraisers. This can include restaurants, ticket sales etc.
  • Next parent meetings:
    • February 1, 2023 – 6PM in the media Center
    • March 13, 2023 - 6PM in the cafeteria
    • April 12, 2023 - 6PM in the cafeteria
    • May 2, 2023 - 6PM in the cafeteria

Finally, PLEASE spread the word about the help that we need. We cannot do this without parent and student support. We do have a parent contact form ( so that we can easily contact you as well. If you could please complete it, it makes emailing, texting etc. much easier on Mrs. Schuchart and I.

You can also find quick updates on the 2024 Facebook page( and 2024 Instagram page(

Contact information for advisors: Sarah Webster

Ann Schuchart:

Class of 2025

Monday night January 23rd, 2023, at 6pm is the next parent meeting to discuss the upcoming spaghetti dinner. We are looking for parent volunteers for this event as we are trying to raise money for the class to help raise funds that will allow our students to have a memorable senior year, on average senior year activities cost around $20,000. Our spaghetti dinner is being held March 10 from 5:30 to 8 and is the only big fundraiser that the sophomores participate in for their class. For the spaghetti dinner, we are looking for parents to help with Decorations, food donations and donation of auction items. We need all the support from you and your child that we can get to make this fundraiser a success. If you would like to help with any of this, please fill out the google form and we will be in contact with you. The form can be found here

We will continue to update you through weekly phone calls and the JMB Class of 2025 Facebook page.

Class of 2026

Class Advisors

Trisha Pippen - (

Kathy Klaverweiden - (

How to Stay in the Know?

The best way to stay in the know is to make sure we have accurate information on file. Please look over all the information on the Student Personal Data and Enrollment Information Form as this is the information we currently have on file for you. Make any corrections to the form in blue. If you need additional space for emergency contact use a separate sheet of paper. Sign the back of the form and return it to the school. If you prefer to fill out a new form you can find a copy on our website.

Other ways to stay connected:



Guidance Facebook:

JMB Sports Facebook:



Instagram: (future)

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