From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 2 Issue 26 - 3/12/23

Greetings Clipper Nation!

This week was National School Social Worker week. We are fortunate to have two great social workers here at JMB. Both Ms. Horseman and Ms. Mosely are always willing to help. If you need them, please reach out. ( and

Remember that this weekend the time springs forward. Please help your students adjust to the time, or Monday morning will seem really early.

As I reflected on our week, I was thinking about how busy this time of year is. We are working on finishing the 2022-2023 school year and preparing for the 2023-2024 school year. With all that happening students, families, and staff, it is important that we do our own mental spring cleaning. Check out the visual below that could help lighten the load you carry.

Parents of seniors, if you thought this year was moving fast, it is about to kick into overdrive, and before you know it, we will be at graduation. Please encourage your student to stay the course throughout the rest of the school year and take time to enjoy them while they are still high school students.

Principal Savage

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Attendance Reminders

  • Student who have travel in the morning need to sign in before entering the building so they are not marked absent.
  • Please monitor email and voicemail for attendance notices. Calls are made each day for lateness to school and absences. We also send letters on set days to help track attendance.
  • Send notes to
  • Only 5 parent notes per year.

Guidance Reminders

  • Keep up your grades as we near the mid-term.
  • ASVAB scheduled for March 10th, students can take the test multiple times if the would like to try to improve their score.
  • Scheduling for next year will take place toward the end of March.

Weekly Bulletin

Monday, March 13th

Faculty Meeting (CLGA) 3-4pm

Drama Club (Aud) 3-5pm

Unified Bocce practice 3-4pm

Color Guard Tryouts (Band Room) 3:30-4:30pm

Boys Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs. Laurel (Home) 4pm

Girls Varsity Softball Scrimmage vs. Woodbridge (Home) 4pm

Class of 2024 Parent Meeting (CLGA) 6-7pm

Tuesday, March 14th

Math League (E121) FLEX

Field Trip Mock Trial – Queen Annes CCC 2-8pm

Drama Club (Aud) 3-5pm

STEP UP after school program 3-5pm
WCPS Big Plans Night/Summer Engagement Expo/College Fair 5:30-7:30pm

Wicomico Board Meeting - Long Ave 7:00pm

Wednesday, March 15th

Art Club (A120) 2:45-4:15pm

Unified Bocce practice 3-4pm

GSA 3-4pm

Drama Club (Aud) 3-5pm

STEP UP after school program 3-5pm

Math Team Competition (CLGA) 6-7pm

Thursday, March 16th

Memorial Garden Meeting (E118) 2:45-3:45pm

STEP UP after school program 3-5pm

Black Excellence Club (Media) 3-4:30pm

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Scrimmage vs. Indian River (Home) 4pm

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Scrimmage vs. @Indian River (Away) 4pm, Dismissal 2:15pm

Boys Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs. Crisfield (Home) 4pm

Girls Varsity Softball Scrimmage vs. @Saint Michaels (Away) 4pm, Dismissal 2pm
Mayabella’s Fundraiser to benefit SGA 10:30am-9pm

Friday, March 17th

Early Dismissal for Students at 11:45am – PM PD

Casual Day Epoch Dream Center (Countywide)

Field Trip TAM (SU) 8-11am Ann Schuchart

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Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind

3/20 Senior Class Parent Meeting 6-7pm

3/21 ILT Meetings 3-5pm

3/22 Food Pantry (E-Wing Door) 12:30-2pm

3/22-3/23 Maryland Climate Survey

3/25 Science Olympiad Tournament (Oakland Mills HS) 4:30-6pm

Special Reminders

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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Big Plans Night

We hope that you will join us for the “Big Plans Night” on Tuesday, March 14th at James M. Bennett High School from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. At this event, you will have the opportunity to plan for NOW, plan for the SUMMER and plan for the FUTURE. Valuable information and resources will be available for all age groups.

  • Plan for NOW by visiting our Community Connections Hall, where community agencies and organizations will provide information about services and resources they offer families.
  • Plan for the SUMMER by visiting the Summer Engagement Expo in the cafeteria to talk to many of the community organizations and agencies offering summer activities. Stop by each table to pick up brochures and ask questions about what they will be offering. There will be something here for all grade levels.
  • Plan for the FUTURE at the College Fair. Middle and high school families are invited to attend the College Fair to learn more about the college admissions process, information about academic programs, student life, athletics, and fine & performing arts. Information will also be available about the Career and Technical Education and Visual & Performing Arts programs in Wicomico Schools, high school scheduling, AP classes, dual enrollment and graduation requirements. To make the evening flow easier, students and parents are welcome to register for the College Fair by visiting After registering, an email with a barcode will be sent to you for college admissions counselors to scan that night. This will allow you to receive more information about colleges of interest from the College Fair. StriveScan registration will also be available on the night of the event.

Extended Learning Opportunities in High School:

Scheduling for next school year has begun, so please plan to join our Zoom meeting on March 30th for information about different programs and classes that may be of special interest to students and parents in addition to the courses that students are required to take to complete the high school degree requirements. You can join the Zoom meeting from 6:30-6:45 p.m. The presentations will begin at 6:45 pm and run through 8:15 pm. Spanish and Haitian Creole Interpreters will be available.

Here is the link and information for the Zoom Meeting: Topic: Extended Learning Opportunities in High School Thursday, March 30; 6:30 pm Meeting ID: 841 1870 0371 Passcode: succeed23

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*Senior Ads - see form in google classroom, deadline March 30th.

Upcoming Maryland School Survey

State law requires that all public schools in Maryland survey students about school climate. The Maryland School Survey provides Local School Systems (LSSs), the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and families with valuable information about the learning environment, climate, and safety of each public school in the State of Maryland. The survey is administered in the spring of each school year as a part of the Maryland Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan. Grades 5-11 students and instructional staff will have the opportunity to participate in the survey which takes less than 30 minutes and is available in English or Spanish.

Students will take the survey during regular school hours between February 22nd - April 22nd.

The survey will ask students about topics such as student engagement, interactions with adults and with other students in the school, the school environment, bullying, and safety. The survey will not ask about a student’s personal experiences, and students will not be asked to provide any information that might violate his or her privacy.

JMB will be giving the survey during the week of March 20th For more information about the Maryland School Survey please see the attachment to the weekly message.

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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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*Students must have a 2.0 at the end of term 3 to be eligible for prom.

Seniors Ads for Yearbook

See forms in Google classroom, deadline is March 30

Cap & Gown Orders

Seniors - Don’t forget to order your Cap and Gown.

*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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Class of 2025

We are looking for parent volunteers for spaghetti dinner 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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