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Commons District AVID Night- Thursday, 2/9, 5-7 pm @ Northside HS

All students are AVID students at Jacksonville Commons Middle School as every classroom implements instructional practices that focus on Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading. This Thursday, February 9th, JCMS is partnering with Northside HS, Carolina Forest Elementary School, and Jacksonville Commons Elementary School to present Commons District AVID Night and share the great AVID activities going on at each campus. We hope to see all our families out that evening from 5-7 to learn more about how AVID is impacting our campuses.

JCMS MathCounts Students Representing Us Well!

Our JCMS MathCounts Team, Darrick Zhang, Devin Zhang, Jacob Moats, Ethan Velasco-Sanchez, Elijah Joseph-Greenridge, and Emma Wille, competed against 8 other Eastern North Carolina middle schools and won the 1st overall individual trophy, 2nd place team trophy, and 3rd place Ciphering Round trophy this past Thursday, February 2nd. Outstanding work and we wish our Math 1 students well as they compete in the Algebra competition at Coastal Carolina this spring.
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School Counselor Spirit Week

In honor of School Counseling Week, JCMS will be doing Spirit Days with each day having a character trait theme. Please show us that you support your School Counselors and that you have great character by participating each day!!!!! As an extra incentive, we will be rewarding the homeroom with the most spirit… a pizza party!

Monday 2/6- Workout Day- Respect – Respect your body and your mind by exercising regularly.

Tuesday 2/7- Nerd Day – Perseverance- Being smart is cool so persevere and get good grades!

Wednesday 2/8- Career Day- Responsibility – Show that you are responsible by dressing for success so come dressed as a professional.

Thursday 2/9- Tie Dye Day- Tolerance- Be Groovy with Tolerance.

Friday 2/10- Red Day- Caring – Show that you have good character and show your love for your peers, teachers, and staff by wearing red.

Chocolate Fundraiser Update

JCMS has been doing a great job selling Chocolate over the last week. Hopefully you have gotten a chance to sample the product. All money raised will go directly to instructional supplies at JCMS.

The last day for students to check out a box of chocolate is Wednesday, 2/15. All money needs to be turned in by Wednesday, 2/22. If students want additional boxes to sell, please have them return the $60, and sign a note for them to get another box.

JCMS Yearbook Sales- Going On Now

Students (and staff!) will only receive yearbooks if they pre order one. We will not be ordering any surplus, so students will not have the opportunity to change their minds later when they see that all their friends purchased one. Pre-sale pricing ($25) ends March 1. Cost increases to $30 after that.

The easiest way to order is online (strawbridge.net). Our code is 105653. Teachers can also purchase a yearbook by following the same steps.

Upcoming February Dates

2/6-2/10 School Counselor’s Spirit Week

2/7 & 2/8 6th Grade Career Training in SS Classes

2/7 Basketball Home vs. SBMS

2/9 8th Grade AVID and Math 1 students to Coastal

2/9 Basketball Away vs. HCMS

2/9 Commons District AVID Night, 5-7 NSHS

2/10 8th Grade Career Fair

2/10 PBIS Dance, 3:15-5 pm

2/10 & 11 All County Chorus

2/13 Boys Soccer/Vball Tryouts

2/15 Interim Reports

2/15 Last Day to Request Chocolate

2/16 Early Release Day, students get out at 12 pm

2/17 No school for students, teacher workday

2/20 JCMS School Spelling Bee, 6 pm, Media Center

2/21 & 2/22 Talent Show Tryouts

2/22 All Chocolate $$$ Due

2/22 Senate Meeting

2/23 Level 2 Speech Competition

2/24 FCA Meeting 3:15 to 4:30

2/24&25 All County Art Symposium @ WOHS

2/27 Battle of Books, @ SWHS

2/28 Vball/Soccer at SWMS

3/2 OCS Global Learning Day

3/2 Vball/Soccer Hm vs. NBMS

3/4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at JCMS

3/8 Spring Pics

3/9 Vball/Soccer Hm vs. DMS

3/9 Interim Reports

3/13 OCS District AVID Night, 5:30-7 JHS

3/14 Pi Day

3/14 Vball/Soccer Hm vs TMS

3/16 Vball/Soccer at NWPMS

3/17 Spring Dance

3/20 Vball/Soccer at BMS

3/21 CTE Showcase- 8th Grade

3/22 Vball/Soccer Hm. vs. SBMS

Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball Tryouts- Monday, 2/13

With only 2 basketball games left, boys soccer and girls volleyball tryouts begin next Monday, February 13.

Athletics Eligibility Requirements

Jacksonville Commons Middle School is a member of the Onslow County Middle School Athletic Conference and enforces the eligibility rules set by the conference. In order for students to be eligible for athletics, the prior semester grades and attendance is reviewed. For fall sports, we review the 2nd semester of the previous year. For spring sports, semester grades and attendance for the first semester is reviewed. In order for students to be eligible to try out and play sports students must pass 3 of 4 core classes at the semester, pass 1 of 2 elective classes at the semester, not miss more than 13.5 days the previous semester, have a current physical and not be 15 before August 31 of the current school year. We do expect all athletes to maintain passing grades in order to continue playing once they are on the team. All athletes are also expected to pay their school fees to remain eligible.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Collecting Boxtops

Our FCA typically meets the last Friday of every month. They are currently collecting Boxtops. If you have a bag that you would like to contribute, they can be turned into to Coach Staup or Mrs. Smith.

Upcoming 8th Grade Career Fair

This Friday, February 10th, from 12:45 to 3:00, our 8th grade students will have the opportunity to talk to various career professionals, officials from Coastal Carolina, and other speakers. Our guidance counselor team has been working with our 6th and 7th grade students during enrichment to share career opportunities as well.

Winter Weather Wear Drive- Mrs. Downing's Enrichment Class

Mrs. Downing's Enrichment class is currently holding a Winter Weather Wear drive for the Onslow County Homeless Shelter. We are accepting gently used (or new!) winter coats and hats. We will also be collecting socks and blankets. This drive runs through February 10.