Jasper Middle School

Weekly Parent Newsletter

This Week at JMS

Monday, Aug. 29

Breakfast - Whole Grain Mini Cinni OR Frudel, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:00PM 7th grade boys soccer at Boonville

7:30PM 8th grade boys soccer at Boonville


Tuesday, Aug. 30

6th Grade Pictures

Breakfast - Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Bites, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - Cheeseburger Mac, Green Beans, Rice Krispie Treat, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

5:30PM 7th grade girls soccer vs Dubois

6:00PM Cross Country at Dubois

6:00PM 7th Grade Volleyball vs Tell City

6:00PM 8th Grade Volleyball vs Tell City

7:00PM 7th grade boys soccer vs Dubois


Wednesday, Aug. 31

PTSO Fundraiser Forms are due

7th Grade Pictures

Breakfast - Whole Grain Donut Ring, Yogurt, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - Turkey & Cheese Sub, Steamed Corn, Sidekick, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk


Thursday, Sept. 1

8th Grade Pictures

Breakfast - Ultimate Breakfast Round Cheese Stick, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch -Salisbury Steak & Gravy, Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:00PM 7th Grade Volleyball @ Holy Trinity

6:00PM 8th Grade Volleyball @ Holy Trinity

6:00PM 7th Grade Girls Soccer @ Highland Hills

6:00PM 8th Grade Girls Soccer @ Highland Hills

6:30PM 8th Grade Football vs Reitz

7:30PM 7th Grade Football vs Reitz

6:30PM 7th Grade Boys Soccer vs Heritage Hills

8:00PM 8th Grade Boys Soccer vs Heritage Hills (location TBD)


Friday, Sept. 2

Breakfast -Strawberry OR Cinnamon Mini Bagel, Fruit, Juice, Milk

Lunch - French Bread Pizza, Marinara Sauce, Steamed Garlic Broccoli Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Upcoming Important Dates

Sept. 5, 2022 Labor Day - No School

Sept. 28,2022 Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 5, 2022 Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 7, 2022 End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 7, 2022 School Flu Clinic

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

School Pictures

Tuesday, Aug. 30th, 8am

3600 North Portersville Road

Jasper, IN

School Pictures - will be held Aug. 30 (6th Graders), Aug. 31 (7th Graders), and Sept. 1 (8th Graders).
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JMS PTSO Paragon Fundraiser

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From the JMS Nurse

GJCS will be hosting a Flu Clinic for students in Grades 2-12 on Oct. 7. Please see the pdf for the Registration Form.

8th Grade Washington DC Trip and Fundraiser

The 8th grade trip will be from May 3-7, 2023. Registration forms will be passed out next week. All forms and payments are turned in to Jackie's Travel. We will be doing some fundraisers to help offset the cost. The first one will kickoff on Sept. 13.

Dubois County Health Department

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 9pm

3600 North Portersville Road

Jasper, IN

In response to the Indiana Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, The Dubois County Health Department (DCHD) will be holding a vaccination clinic for HPV at Jasper Middle School during school hours. This is a great opportunity for busy parents, and for students to get up to date on their vaccines. The date of the Clinic is Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Please see the pdf for more details on how to register.

Teacher Information

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 - Harriet Knies and Bryce Wilz

7th Graders - Erin Verkamp and Jeremiah Hercules Morales

8th Graders - Leah Jerger and Jake Chavez

Extra-Curricular Activities

Public Safety Community Day

YOU'RE INVITED! Join this fun-filled family event and hang out with your Dubois County Public Safety personnel.

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Heartland Half Marathon Kids Fun Run

Are you looking for a family-friendly event? Bring your family & kids and join us for our annual Kids Fun Run! This 1.1 mile race takes kids (ages 4-12) on a fun-filled route along 4th Street in Downtown Huntingburg, Indiana! Register today at www.heartlandhalfmarathon.com! Saturday, September 3, 2022 in Huntingburg, Indiana for the Heartland Half Marathon, 5k, Team Challenge and Kids Fun Run. Fun Run start time begins at 9:30a.m. Stay and enjoy lunch at the Latino Festival following the race events! We are also looking for volunteers to make the event a success! See the attached pdf for more information.

Dance Central Auditions

DCA Children’s Theatre Project

Performance & Workshops

Weekly Saturday Rehearsals & Classes Start August 20th!

Audition Workshop- Ages 5-18

Saturday, August 20th 9am-2pm

at Jasper Middle School Auditorium

(bring a lunch- no nuts or peanut butter please!)

Some Actors may be asked to stay until 3PM (Enter North Gym Doors and Follow signs).

All registered students will learn about the process of theatre auditions, show rehearsals, and then given a role for the final stage productions of Disney’s Frozen Jr

Saturday classes and rehearsals will start Saturday, August 20th with the 9am-2pm audition workshop and continue on Saturdays with class and rehearsal times scheduled between 9am-1:30pm at JMS or Dance Central Academy. Students will be scheduled in smaller groups during that time. Extra stage rehearsals will be held December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 9th TBA at JMS. The DCA Children’s Theatre Project will conclude with a weekend of performances tentatively set for December 10-11th.

Students will need to bring a list of all conflict dates to the first workshop. Parents will need to fill out a registration form and pay the workshop fee the first day with cash or check. The total cost of the workshop classes will be $85 and includes a souvenir script. This fee does Not include the cost for any needed costume for the performance.

For more information or to pre- register please call: 812-556-0606 or email: Carolyn@dancecentralacademy.com

Dance Central Academy offers Dance & Theatre classes for ages 3 & up.

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.

Parent Zoom Cafe by Ireland Home Based Services

September 2022: The Talk

Evidence Based Practice: Strengthening Families Protective Factors

Protective Factors being reinforced: Social Connections, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, and Social and Emotional Competence of Children

In September we will discuss how and when to talk to our kids about sex and relationships. We will look at the importance of educating our children on these topics for their own safety as social demands mature and they delve into making decisions that are mature. We will discuss healthy boundaries and risky behavior in dating. See the attached pdf for more details.

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