JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - October 18, 2021

A Message from Principal Blair

We had a busy week at JMS with the Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally, Football, Volleyball, and fun-filled spirit dress up days! It is so uplifting to see the community come together and join hands with our schools to celebrate our students. We want all of our students to feel a sense of belonging with JMS! Here are several new clubs that launch this week:

Poetry Club - Monday @ 4:00

Computer Gaming Club - Monday @ 4:00

Spanish Club - Wednesday @ 4:00

Anime Club - Wednesday @ 4:00

On Monday, we are launching our 5-week enrichment sessions before and after school. If your child was selected, be sure to sign and return the provided letter to the office on Monday!


10/18 - 7th Grade Science

10/19 - 8th Grade Science

10/21 - 6th Grade Math

10/22 - 6th Grade Science

Attendance Update: Our campus goal is 97% each day. Here are last week's averages:

6th Grade - 93% (+1 from last week)

7th Grade - 95% (+2 from last week)

8th Grade - 95% (+2 from last week)

Cougar Proud,

Kelly Blair

JMS Principal Brown Bag this Friday!

You are invited to the JMS Principal Brown Bag this Friday, October 22 from 12:00-1:00! We will discuss Campus celebrations along with opportunities for improvement. Bring a lunch and we will meet in the library!

Jarrell Middle School Student of the Month Recognition

6th Grade

Abigail Huckaby

Juan Aguero

7th Grade

Desaray Benavidez

Ozarus Nunez

8th Grade

Nicolas Mitchell

Corianna Brown

JMS Presents - Wiley and the Hair Man

Thursday, October 21st @ 6:30 PM

Friday, October 22nd @ 6:30 PM

Wiley must go out into the swamp to build a hound house for that dog of his. But he’s sure the Hairy Man is lurking nearby, and would rather stay in bed instead. Mama won’t put up with that, though, and as the “best conjure woman in the whole southwest county” she hopes to arm Wiley with charms and chants to keep him safe. Of course, the Hairy Man can’t stand no dogs either, but that won’t help Wiley. To get rid of the Hairy Man forever, Wiley must outsmart him three times, and to do that Wiley must trick him on his own. Adapted from the traditional southern folktale, Wiley is able to overcome the terrible Hairy Man and realize that he has the power in himself to face whatever fears may haunt him.

JMS Instructional Focus

JMS is excited to launch CHAMPS expectations in every classroom. Prior to daily instruction, teachers will review the expectations based on the lesson activity. This week, we will focus our efforts on expectations during Direct Teach. This portion of the lesson is critical as it is centered on introducing new content.

CHAMPS Direct Teach

C – (Conversation) Level 0

H – (Help) Raise your hand

A – (Activity) Direct Teach

M – (Movement) Stay Seated

P – (Participation) Active Listening

S – (SUCCESS) New knowledge acquired

This Week @ JMS

Monday, October 18

  • WIN - Grade Checks & Homework
  • Gaming Club with Mr. Cooper 4:00 PM
  • Poetry Club with Mrs. Ulry 4:00 PM
  • Volleyball @ Lampasas

Tuesday, October 19

  • WIN - Character Education

Wednesday, October 20

  • School Picture Retakes
  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • WIN - Math Interventions
  • Spanish Club with Mr. Berumen 4:00 PM
  • Anime Club with Mrs. Butler 4:00 PM

Thursday, October 21

  • WIN - Math Interventions
  • Football @ Waco Connally
  • Fall Show Performance Opening Night 6:30 PM

Friday, October 22

  • Last day of 1st 9-week grading cycle
  • WIN - Math Interventions
  • JMS Principal Brown Bag 12:00
  • Fall Show Performance 6:30 PM
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Library Notes & Tech Tips from Mrs. Martone

Over the past two weeks we have been discussing Media Balance in the library. Students examined their use of devices and social media and discussed ways to create a healthy balance between the time they spend on and off of their devices. Common Sense Media has a great collection of resources for parents and students to use to discuss the importance of Media Balance! Check out this Family Media Agreement and this Q & A article to help start the conversation in your home!

Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Hardt & Ms. Arms

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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 25th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Wear Red
  • 1st Day of the 2nd Nine Weeks
  • Poetry Club with Mrs. Ulry 4:00 PM
  • Volleyball @ Salado

Tuesday, October 26th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Camo Day
  • Beginner Band Concert

Wednesday, October 27th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - College & Career Day
  • Report Cards distributed/posted on ParentPortal
  • HERO celebration - Top 10%
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM
  • PTO Meeting 6:00 PM
  • School Board Meeting 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 28th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Team Jersey Day
  • Pep Rally 3:15 PM
  • Football @ Salado

Friday, October 29th

  • RED RIBBON WEEK - Paint Jarrell Blue
  • Grade Level Awards Ceremony

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