April 24, 2015
Leading a community of excellence!
Community Meet the Principal and Teachers
Please RSVP using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/bjsUtUO7VN
Black & Gold Attire
Welcome to our new team members!
Yvonne Jordan, Academic Connections
Tayo Odysanya, 7th IRR
Samantha Kendig, ASD Level 3
Patricia Austin, SLD
Aleshia Ingram, 6th SC
Stacey Edison-Bryson, 7th SC/SS
Thoughts for our work at JMS
“Children know what they know. They bring what they bring. Our job is not to wish that students knew more or knew differently. Our job is to turn students’ individual knowledge – and the collective range of knowledge the whole class brings – into a curricular strength, rather than to regard it as an instructional inconvenience. We can do that only if we hold high expectations for all students, convey great respect for the knowledge, language, and culture each brings to the classroom, and offer support in helping each student achieve those high expectations.”
Eric Cooper (National Urban Alliance for Effective Education) and David Pearson
(University of California/Berkeley) in a letter to Education Week, March 18, 2015,
responding to a letter in a previous issue on the impact of poverty www.edweek.org
Clubs & Activities Update
It is amazing the amount of clubs and activities offered by our team! We are really going to get our students engaged and connected with JMS! Thank you for volunteering your time to support the development of the whole child. Just a few updates:
All proposals for clubs are due by April 30th. The document we shared is in draft format. If you need to make any edits, please let me know. The google share allows you to make comments directly on the document. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5-EteRUdcqeTUNaWkN2amdGZDQ/view?usp=sharing
Here are a few things to consider:
We have one gym and basketball season is October - February. More than likely, the gym will not be available for clubs/activities during this time.
We also have morning tutoring sessions (Tuesdays: MA/SS and Wednesdays: LA/SC).
Jordan MS Team Meetings will be on the last Friday of the Month at 8:15 AM (if we have a holiday, then the last Friday school is in session that month).
The leadership team will review all proposals and make final recommendations.
Thank you again!
Capture our story!
The beginning of our foundation and our story as leaders in a community of excellence!
Cisco & Robotics
Our first collaborative effort with Cisco and our STEM Team at a robotics competition at GWCC.
Our first leadership meeting in preparation for you and our students at JMS!
Staff Retreat, May 16th BYOT
The purpose of our retreat is to get to know our team members, engage in some vision, mission, and purpose work, along with receiving information. We plan on meeting from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Show your Black Knight spirit by dressing in black and gold!
Jenkins is located at 12 Village Way, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (on the same campus as Jordan Middle School).
GA DOE Feedback on Science & Social Studies Standards
The State Board of Education is asking for your help in evaluating the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in both Science and Social Studies. Please click on your content area and participate in the survey.
May 26th or May 27th @ J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Only for Teachers new to GCPS
Summer Learning Conference
The Teaching and Learning Conference provides an opportunity to create common knowledge / language for all GCPS teachers to ensure fidelity of instructional implementation at the school level. New GCPS teachers can register on site on the day of the conference. If you have additional questions, please use this email address to communication with the conference coordinators.
Conference Dates and Location:
June 16 – 18, 2015
8:00am – 1:15pm
Instructional Support Center