JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - January 4, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair


Happy New Year JMS Family & Friends,


January is School Board Recognition Month! We are so grateful to have a school board that supports the needs of our staff, students, and the Jarrell ISD community. Over the past few years, our schools have faced unprecedented challenges. Amidst the challenges, our School Board members are "Rising Above", becoming change agents, innovative thinkers, and problem solvers. This month we recognize you for your servant leadership to Jarrell ISD!


This week, individual student data reports will be mailed home documenting Math and Reading progress. Included are two different reports:


1) Star Family Report - Predicts overall performance level

  • Math - Indicates % mastery in Algebraic concepts, Data, and Number and Operations
  • Reading - Indicates % mastery in Comprehension, Foundational Language Skills, along with Lexile score

2) Star Annual Progress - Analyzes performance over time for Semester 1


The 2022 Academic UIL Competition will be held on Saturday, January 29th! Students are encouraged to sign up for multiple events through the link below:

Academic UIL Sign-Up

UIL Practice Schedule

This Week @ JMS

Monday, January 3rd - Teacher Planning

Tuesday, January 4th - Teacher Planning


Wednesday, January 5th

  • 1st Day of 3rd Nine Week Cycle
  • Class Meetings on Campus Expectations
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM
  • Puzzle Club 4:00 PM


Thursday, January 6th

  • Home Girls Basketball vs. Salado
  • Boys Basketball @ Salado
  • 1st Semester Failure Meetings


Friday, January 7th

  • Report cards distributed & posted on Parent Portal
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JMS Counselor's Corner

We know that your child's education is important. Therefore, we are scheduling meetings with parents of each student that failed a class 1st semester.


You should have received an email that includes a link to select a 30-minute window for a Semester meeting. Participants will also include Mr. Childs (Assistant Principal), Mrs. Hardt (Counselor), the student and parent. We will come up with a plan to help your student achieve academic success at Jarrell Middle School.

Monday, January 10th
  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework


Tuesday, January 11th

  • WIN Time - Character Education Lesson
  • Puzzle Club 4:00 PM


Wednesday, January 12th

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • Lunch & Learn w/Chief Denney
  • Spanish Club 3:50 PM
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM


Thursday, January 13th

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • Home Boys Basketball vs. Burnet
  • Girls Basketball @ Burnet


Friday, January 14th

  • WIN Time - Math Lesson
  • HERO store open during lunches

Jarrell Middle School - Teaching and Learning

Check the Year-at-a-Glance below for detailed information about instruction in your child's classroom!
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JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Brad Louder, Dean of Students

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Leasa Arms, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

Tristyn Lopez, Campus Secretary