Jasper Middle School

Weekly Parent Newsletter

This Week at JMS

Monday, Feb. 20

Breakfast - Breakfast Scramble, Whole Grain Biscuit, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Seasoned Corn, Cookie, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Tuesday, Feb. 21

DC Fundraiser Pickup (3:00-5:00PM at Door 12)

Breakfast - Whole Grain Mini-Waffles w/Syrup, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Waffle Sticks, Sausage Links, Hash Brown Rounds, Dragon Punch, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Breakfast - Cocoa Puff Or Cinnamon Toast Crunch Soft Filled Bars, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Bosco Sticks, Salsa, Seasoned Black Beans, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Thursday, Feb. 23

Breakfast - Whole Grain Biscuit, Sausage Links, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Penne Pasta and Meat Sauce, Breadstick, Caesar Salad, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:00PM Wrestling vs Washington and Gibson Southern (@ Washington)

Friday, Feb. 24

Breakfast - Whole Grain Bagel w/Cream Cheese, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Green Beans, Yogurt, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Upcoming Important Dates

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

Apr. 17, 2023 iLearn Testing Window open

May 3-7, 2023 Washington DC Trip (8th graders)

May 25, 2023 8th Grade Achievement Night

May 26, 2023 End of 4th Quarter and 2nd Semester

Office Information

Car Pick-up Line

Please follow the established traffic pattern when picking your child up after school. Picking your child up in the parking spaces puts your child and other drivers in danger. If you have a special situation, on occasion, please contact the office and we can come up with a plan to get your child to you more quickly, but in a safe manner.

Freezin For A Reason

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February 26, the JMS Polar Plunge team will take part in the 2023 Petersburg Polar Plunge at Prides Creek. The JMS Plunge team consists of Mr. Hubster, Mr. Giesler, Mr. Jahn, Mr. Zink, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Brescher, Mr. Mundy, Mr. Siebert, and Mr. Siebert’s son, Grant. The Polar Plunge is designed to raise funds and awareness for Indiana Special Olympics. The Dubois County Special Olympic teams consist of the swim, track and field, and bocce ball teams. Money raised by the JMS Polar Plunge team will directly support the Dubois County Teams.

JMS students, staff and families will have three opportunities to donate to this wonderful cause.

Ice Bath Challenge – Students will have an opportunity Feb 20-24 during lunch to donate to their favorite JMS Polar Plunge team member. Each team member will have a bucket for students to donate. The staff member with the most money will plunge into an ice bath at the next JMS pep rally. Each day students donate they can enter for a chance to take the ice bucket challenge as well.

Car Line Donations – Family and friends will have the opportunity to donate. The Plunge team will be collecting donations in the am and pm car line one day the week before the plunge.

Please visit the link below for more information or to donate directly.


Thank you,

JMS Polar Plunge Team

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Reality Store - 7th Graders

Every year, JMS 7th Graders take part in an exercise that allows them to experience "real-life." They get to see how a paycheck is quickly used up by mortgages or rent, car payments, medical bills, insurance, taxes, and other daily expenses. In order to provide this experience, we need volunteers! Please click on the Sign Up Genius link to see what time slots are available.


From the Dubois County Health Department:

Dear Parent/Guardian of students in 6th, 7th, 8th grade,

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. Please see the attached information letters and registration forms in English and Spanish.

Kindergarten Registration help for Spanish Speaking Families

Hola, hola familias de Jasper. Es hora de inscribirse para Kinder para el curso que viene. Venga a la escuela de Jasper Elementary esta semana en cualquier momento de 8 a 3 y le ayudaremos con el proceso. Hablamos español. Su hijo/a tiene que haber cumplido los 5 años antes del 1 de agosto de 2023. Comparta esta información con todos sus amigos y familiares que tengan un hijo de 5 años y quieran asistir a Jasper Elementary. No espere a agosto. ¡La inscripción tiene lugar ahora! Estamos deseando dar la bienvenida a los nuevos miembros de nuestra familia de Wildcats. ¡Nos vemos pronto!

21st Century Scholars Information

7th and 8th grade parents: Your children may be eligible for a college scholarship! Indiana's 21st Century Scholars program offers income-eligible students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school, depending upon financial need. Don't let this awesome opportunity pass by without applying for the program. The deadline to apply is June 30 of the student's 8th grade year. Go online to apply at Scholars.IN.gov or fill out the attached paper application and return to Mrs. Maxey.

JMS Study Tables

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Welcoming Wildcats

A new group has been started at JMS to help with two specific missions: 1) to provide students who are new to our school with a welcome gift that includes a few Jasper spirit pieces and 2) to help students throughout the year who need clothing items provided for them. Our first initiative is to help get more spirit wear out to people . . . parents, siblings, grandparents, students . . . so that everyone has a chance to show their Jasper pride. We have set up an online store for people to purchase from. A portion of all sales will go into the Welcoming Wildcats fund. Additionally, on the store is a DONATE button where people can simply donate to our mission if they don’t want to purchase anything or in addition to their purchase. Please check out the online store at THIS LINK. Or, see the attached flyer. There are items at various price points, quality, and name brands.
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8th Grade Class T-Shirt Design Contest

Got an idea for a T-shirt design that

You think best represents your class

And displays school spirit?

Design will appear ONLY on the front of the T-shirt. Can be 2 colors.

Turn your design into the JMS office by

Wednesday, February 22nd.

The winning design will be printed on T-shirts and distributed to all 8th Graders! Shirts will be worn on the Washington DC fieldtrip in May.

Teacher Information

JMS Staff Spotlight

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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: Maddison Henderson and Jacob McCrady

7th Graders: Illana DeMotte and Luke Popp

8th Graders: Anna Ruhe and Tyler Sinnott

2023 Science Fair

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Extra-Curricular Activities

Southern Indiana Special Needs Network

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Baseball Umpire Development Camp

The Southwestern Officials Association is hosting a Baseball Umpire Development Camp on March 23 at Ruxer Field in Jasper, IN. The camp is FREE and open to anyone wanting to learn about umpiring baseball games or is looking to improve their skillset. NO EXPERIENCE is necessary. All Age groups welcome. Come for the entire time or whatever you can. Pizza will be provided. Camp will begin at 5pm.

Please email Mr Mundy if you would like to attend.

Jasper Dance Team Workshop

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Safe Sitter Course - Registration opens Feb. 15

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Jasper Band - A Notable Event

Jasper Band Parent Notable Event Auction - SAVE THE DATES, for our fundraising event. The Notable Event dinner auction will be held on March 4th at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center with an online section to the auction beginning on February 27th. Each auction (online, silent, and live) will have their own exclusive items list that can be viewed on the auction site. The auction site can be found on Biddingowl.com. Details regarding how to access the site are included in the attachments. You do not have to register to view the site (just search for Jasper Band), but you will need to register at biddingowl.com in order to bid online. Again, all items will be listed online, cataloging what is available, but only specific items will be open to the online bidding option. Everyone is invited to join us online and bid, but please consider attending the in-person event on March 4th to make this a more successful event for the band and have the chance to bid on exclusive in-person only items! Registration forms are also attached. If you have any questions about registration or if you would like to make a donation please contact Terri Owens at jhsnotableevent@gmail.com

Jasper High School Cross Country's Wildcat 5K Fundraiser

Please see the attached pdf for information regarding this 10th annual event. The event takes place on April 15 and the proceeds support the JHS Cross Country team.

Free Movies at The Astra

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