JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - August 30, 2021

A Message from Principal Blair

The new school year is off to a fantastic start at Jarrell Middle School! Schedule changes are complete, classes are balanced, students are ready to learn, and teachers are ready to teach.

We started our new bell schedule on Wednesday of last week and lunches are running smoothly with more seating and time for students to enjoy their lunch. With the addition of a third lunch, we added about 17 minutes to 5th period classes each day. Beginning tomorrow, we will use that additional "WIN" time (What I need) for interventions, enrichment, goal setting, and social emotional supports. This will not affect student schedules or the currently adopted bell schedule.

JMS Bell Schedule

Our tutorial schedule is complete with before and after school sessions offered by all JMS teachers. AM tutorials begin at 7:15 AM and PM tutorials start at 4:00 PM. Please visit with your student to create a tutorial schedule that works for your family. Historically, students who attend tutorials regularly, are more successful with lower levels of stress.

JMS Tutorial Schedule


Wednesday - 7th Grade Science

Thursday - 8th Grade Math

Friday - 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade RLA

This Week @ Jarrell Middle School

Monday, August 30

  • "WIN" Time - Grade checks & homework
  • Home Volleyball vs. Taylor 5:00 PM

Tuesday, August 31

  • "WIN" Time - Character Education

Wednesday, September 1

  • "WIN" Time - Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)
  • JMS PTO Kickoff!! 5:30 PM

Thursday, September 2

  • School Picture Day!
  • "WIN" Time - Character Education

Friday, September 3

  • HERO store open during lunches
  • "WIN" Time - Jeopardy Fraction activity
Big picture
Big picture

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 6

  • Labor Day (Staff & Student Holiday)

September 7 - September 10

STAR Renaissance Assessment Window

Tuesday, September 7

  • "WIN" Time - Character Education

Wednesday, September 8

  • "WIN" Time - Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)

Thursday, September 9

  • "WIN" Time - Character Education
  • Home Football vs. McGregor
  • Volleyball @ Gateway

Friday, September 10

  • Grandparent's Day Luncheon (Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, hot roll, vegetables, and iced tea)

2021-22 Student Handbook

You can review the JISD Student Handbook along with the JMS Addendum through the links below.

JISD Student Handbook

JMS Student Handbook Addendum

JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Brad Louder, Dean of Students

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

Tristyn Lopez, Campus Secretary