James Clemens Weekly Updates
Events, Clubs, Sports and More
Beta Club Baby Supply Drive
The Beta Club is collecting baby needs to distribute to a local charity to ensure that mothers in the area have sufficient diapers and wipes. We will collect diapers, sizes preemie to pull ups, unscented baby wipes and diaper cream all week. Please bring your donations to the Beta Club table in the landing during Refuel or see Mrs. Vess in room A118 before or after school with your donations. As always, JCHS Beta Club thanks you for your support.
Madison City Schools Seal of Biliteracy
Applications for the Madison City Schools Seal of Biliteracy will go live beginning Monday, October 24th and end November 4th for fall semester testing. Go to the MCS website and apply online.
Fees can be paid to Ms. Shratter in C220. For any questions, go see Ms. Shratter.
It’s Impact Aid Time!
Help us determine the amount of federal funds MCS qualifies to receive from the program, which is designed to lessen the impact of federal activity on the budgets of school districts when parents are on active duty or live or work on certain federal properties. Are you thinking about those blue cards? Not this year! We are piloting an electronic survey in PowerSchool. Simply follow the provided instructions to complete a separate “Impact Aid Parent-Pupil Survey 2022” for each student in your household before the November 2 deadline. We appreciate your cooperation in the past and want you to know that since 1999, we’ve received nearly $5 million in Impact Aid funds and another $13 million in grant funds – ALL because of this survey and your cooperation.
Yearbooks and Fall Pictures
Remember to purchase your 2022-2023 yearbook!
A limited number of extra 2021-2022 yearbooks from the LAST school year are available for purchase at the front desk during school hours. Your purchase includes the 16-page insert that covers school events from mid-March through graduation. The price is $125 each while supplies last, payable via exact cash or a check made payable to JCHS.
1st Semester Final Exams Schedule
1st and 2nd block on Thursday, December 15th
3rd and 4th block on Friday, December 16th
School will dismiss
Students cannot be dropped off or picked up at the front circle of the school. Please follow the instructions to carline at the auditorium side of the building. This is for the safety of our students and to help the flow of traffic. We appreciate your cooperation!
Students checking in or who arrive at school after the start of the school day, should ONLY enter the building from the front entrance and go through the attendance office.
Students are allowed 5 parent notes PER semester. If your student is out of parent notes then any tardy or absence will be unexcused without a doctor's excuse. You can monitor your students attendance in PowerSchool as well.
**Send all school excuses or concerns about attendance to email@example.com
Mental Health Matters
Friday, October 28th
Madison City Schools and Madison City PTA are continuing our Mental Health Matters initiative with free parent/community workshops this year. The first one coming up on October 28 will address Helping Students Cope with Anxiety. Parents can attend just one workshop that interests them or attend them all. These workshop sessions are provided in partnership by Madison City Schools and Madison City Council of PTAs to bring deeper understanding on how to support the mental health of young people. All sessions are led by area mental health professionals.
More information at https://www.madisoncity.k12.al.us/domain/2411
Senior Class Information
Senior Ad Parents
If you purchased your ad without inputting your words and pictures, please submit your items HERE before Monday, December 12.
News from Troy:
Just wanted to reach out and let you know that the app fee waiver code with Troy University for free app week is: ALCAC2022
Students will not need to include any credit or debit card info when they go to submit, they will list they have a promo code! The code will be available Monday-Friday of next week. Let me know if you need anything from me.
VFW Youth Scholarships-
New deadline - Oct. 31st: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
News from University of South Alabama-
We have so many good things going on at the University of South Alabama. And, as always, we are proud to share the value and virtues of our excellent university with you and your students. One of our centers of excellence is our Honors College and our Honors Program.
We have a wonderful event coming up soon - Our Scholars Showcase. Students interested in our Honors program can sign up here. This October 31 daytime event is designed to provide a great view of what the Honors student experience is like at South. We expect 100 new Honors students to join us this year and some of your students could be in that number!
College Visits in the Landing during Refuel
Monday, 10/24- Spelman College
Thursday, 10/27-Birmingham Southern
James Clemens Theatre
JC Theatre will present the Fall one-act Shuddersome: Tales of Poe on Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31st and Thursday November 3 at 7pm. The show features some of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poems and stories, including The Raven and the Tell-Tale Heart. This show will also incorporate ASL shadow signing. Every line is spoken AND signed by student shadow signers. Tickets are $5 at the door and gofan.co. Wear a costume to the Halloween show, and you'll get $2 off!
CONGRATULATIONS JCHS BAND!!!
Straight Superior ratings in all captions
BEST in Class Drum Major
BEST in Class Percussion
GRAND CHAMPION BAND
and winner of the
Charles R. Stratford Challenge Cup
We are so proud of our band!! Hard Work pays off...Go Jets!
Clubs and Sports
To find a complete list of our clubs and sponsors, please use the following link-
Beta Club Baby Supply Drive
During Refuel in the landing
Book Club Interest Meeting
second half of Refuel in H103
Boys Soccer Spirit Night
Slim Chickens (Clift Farm/Hwy 72) on Monday, October 24th from 4-10pm. A portion of sales will go to support the team. Thank you for your support!