YJH E-Newsletter

March 16, 2015

PIN / PTO Meeting

Thursday, March 26th, 6pm

198 School Drive

Yale, MI

We will be covering the M-STEP state assessment mainly at this Parent Information Night meeting. These assessments will have an impact on our day to day operating procedures in April and May. We will also address how parents can continue to partner with the school to promote academic, social, and emotional success for their child(ren).

The P.T.O. meeting will follow with an approximate start time of 6:45pm.


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7th Grade: "The first part of the 7th grade season got off to a slow start due to missed practices and missed games because of uncooperative weather. The second part of the season has proven to be successful with the 7th graders developing their skills and winning the last two out of three matches and an overall 3-3 record in the BWAC . Next week, we play Armada and Almont to finish our regular season, and our BWAC tournament is Saturday, March 21st in Imlay City."

- Coach Steen

8th Grade: "This is a great group of young ladies. They work hard in practice, have fun and work well together. They have been asked to learn new rotations and skills in a short amount of time. They are continually improving their skills and are fun to coach as they have a extremely positive attitude on the court and in practice! They have impressed me this season with the improvement on the court during games as they increase their knowledge of the game and play cooperative volleyball."

- Coach Dykstra


"We have a great group of young men that are working extremely hard and improving each day. They have a bright future and should enjoy much success the rest of their career."

- Coach Majcher

Spring Break

Friday, April 3rd, 7:30am to Sunday, April 12th, 9:30am

anywhere usa

Science Lego Cell

Mrs. McDowell's 7th Grade Science class created unique depictions of how cells work. In this project, students had to explain the cell in a unique way. Many compared the human cell to a city system and others chose to build interesting models. Either way, each student was given the choice as to how to best explain and thus understand how the human cell, with all its components, works.

Homework Help

Wednesday, March 18th, 2:30-4:30pm

198 School Dr

Yale, MI

This opportunity is held every Wednesday for students who need some extra help understanding their subject, with assignment completion, and/or who need some tutoring. We will have a highly qualified teacher as well as High School National Honor Society and 8th grade National Junior Honor Society students attending.

Spring Sports Information

7th & 8th Grade Track

Practice begins Tuesday, March 24th from 2:30-3:30pm. All students must have a current physical on file.

Choir Performance

On March 11th Yale Junior High's 66 member Concert Choir participated in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association's District Choral Festivals where they received an overall rating of "Good". Choir’s prepare two “Art Songs” and complete a Sight Singing requirement. They are evaluated by four Music Performance Adjudicators on criteria that includes “Tone Quality, Diction, Rhythmic Elements, Pitch, Presentation, and Interpretation.”

This year the students prepared Lois Brownsey & Marti Lunn Lantz 's arrangment of a Traditional Japanese School Song "YUKI" or Japanese Snow Song and Mark Patterson's Child of Tomorrow. More than a 120 Junior High and High School Choirs from St. Clair, Macomb, and Oakland Counties participated at the four day festival that was held at Dakota High School and Stoney Creek High School.

The Students are conducted by Shirley O'Neil and accompanied by Randy Willenberg.

NHS Mom to Mom Sale

Saturday, March 28th, 9am-12pm

School Drive

Yale, MI

Cost: $1 Admission

Sponsored by: Yale High School NHS - Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity

Table Rentals: $15

Contact for Table Rental: nmcintyre@ypsd.us or 810-434-3238


Yale Junior High PTO

Next Meeting: March 26 after PIN Meeting in the Media Center

1. Download Shoparoo to your mobile device. You will scan any grocery, fuel, or non-grocery receipt. We also have a Yale Junior High PTO page on Facebook, please like us!

Be sure to select Yale Junior High

2. Please donate ANY AND ALL used ink cartridges and cell phones (even if they are damaged) by bringing them into the office. We will be recycling them and receiving money for our media center in exchange!

3. Sign Up for GFS Fun Funds

4. Sign Up for Meijer Rewards

5. Collect Aunt Millies labels and remit to the office.

6.VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME! JOIN US AT OUR NEXT MEETING or assist us in counting Vinckier Rewards or Aunt Millies labels.

“Like” us on Facebook – Yale Junior High PTO (click on 'YJH PTO' above to link to the page)

Vinckier Receipts

This program is done until September. We appreciate all those who particpated. We were able to purchase Physical Education equipment. Thanks again for your support!
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