JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - September 6, 2021

A Message from Principal Blair

On Wednesday of this week, JMS held its first PTO meeting of the 2021-22 school year. To date, we have nearly 30 participants planning to attend the next session on Wednesday, September 15, at which time officers will be elected. If you are interested in partnering with our campus through the Parent Teacher Organization, please contact Alison Martone for more information.

This week, teachers met with students to set goals for their Unit 1 Assessment. Together, they will track progress towards their goal, re-evaluating before and after each Unit of study. Students will receive 25 HERO points anytime they meet goals in any core class! We are fostering a growth mindset across the campus this year at JMS!

Join us for lunch on Friday, September 10, as we celebrate Grandparent's Day! Food services will prepare Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Vegetables, a hot roll, and Iced Tea. Meals are $4.00 per person, with all students eating free.

Chromebooks are arriving next week! We are planning to distribute to students on Wednesday during Science classes. If you haven't already done so, be sure to complete and return the Chromebook User Agreement. Our teachers are excited about the opportunity to incorporate digital learning experiences for students in the classroom.

Cougar Proud,

Kelly Blair


Wednesday - 7th Grade Math

Thursday - 8th Grade Social Studies

Friday - 6th Grade Math

This Week @ Jarrell Middle School

Monday, September 6

  • Labor Day (Staff & Student Holiday)

Tuesday, September 7

  • "WIN" Time - Character Education

Wednesday, September 8

  • National Junior Honor Society Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Chromebook Distribution
  • "WIN" Time - Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)

Thursday, September 9

  • "WIN" Time - Character Education
  • Hallway Pep Rally March 3:30 PM
  • Home Football vs. McGregor
  • Volleyball @ Gateway

Friday, September 10

  • Grandparent's Day Luncheon

Saturday, September 11

  • Volleyball Tournament @ Salado
  • Cross Country @ Liberty Hill
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Family Health Clinic to Open September 7

The Family Health Center at Jarrell ISD is scheduled to open September 7. The Family Health Center is located at 301 East Avenue F. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Children, adults, and families are welcome! Schedule an appointment for family health care; substance use services; behavioral health services; 24-hour crisis care.

Appointments: 844-309-6385

24/7 crisis hotline: 800-841-1255.

The clinic offers scheduled and walk-in appointments for anyone regardless of their insurance status. The cost of services will be charged on a sliding fee scale based on the ability to pay. Built on a commitment to expand access to health care, the Family Health Center at Jarrell ISD will offer medical examinations for illnesses, infections, colds, and flu as well as immunizations and sports physicals. Specialty care including psychiatric evaluations, medication reviews, counseling, and care coordination will also be available.

Staff Spotlight - Bradley Louder and Ashley Louder

Jarrell ISD Staff Spotlight - Bradley Louder and Ashley Louder

Upcoming Events

September 13 - September 17

STAR Renaissance Assessment Window

Monday, September 13

  • Home Volleyball vs. Lampasas

Wednesday, September 15

  • 1st Day of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Progress reports distributed
  • Cross Country @ Salado
  • PTO Meeting 5:30 PM
  • School Board Meeting 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 16

  • Football @ Blanco

Monday, September 20

  • Home Volleyball vs. Salado

Wednesday, September 22

  • JMS Parent Night - 6th Grade 5:00-6:00 PM; 7th & 8th Grade 6:00-7:00 PM

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