James Clemens Weekly Update

Events, Clubs, Sports and More

Upcoming Events

Impact Aid DEADLINE-NOV. 2nd

Help us determine the amount of federal funds MCS qualifies to receive from the program, which is designed to lessen the impact of federal activity on the budgets of school districts when parents are on active duty or live or work on certain federal properties. Are you thinking about those blue cards? Not this year! We are piloting an electronic survey in PowerSchool. Simply follow the provided instructions to complete a separate “Impact Aid Parent-Pupil Survey 2022” for each student in your household before the November 2 deadline. We appreciate your cooperation in the past and want you to know that since 1999, we’ve received nearly $5 million in Impact Aid funds and another $13 million in grant funds – ALL because of this survey and your cooperation.

WorkKeys assessment

ALL SENIORS- Wednesday, November 2nd

We need all seniors to participate in the assessment. Seniors will be released after the administration of the test. Seniors will receive an exemption based on the score in levels silver, gold, or platinum. Additionally, many places of employment require a certain score level on the WorkKeys before employment is offered. It is a great investment in a test. Good luck!!

Madison City Schools Seal of Biliteracy

Applications for the Madison City Schools Seal of Biliteracy will go live beginning Monday, October 24th and end November 4th for fall semester testing. Go to the MCS website and apply online.

Fees can be paid to Ms. Shratter in C220. For any questions, go see Ms. Shratter.

Yearbooks and Fall Pictures

Make-up Fall Picture proofs from Greg Machen Photography will be distributed in Advisory on Monday, October 31.

Remember to purchase your 2022-2023 yearbook!

A limited number of extra 2021-2022 yearbooks from the LAST school year are available for purchase at the front desk during school hours. Your purchase includes the 16-page insert that covers school events from mid-March through graduation. The price is $125 each while supplies last, payable via exact cash or a check made payable to JCHS.

General Reminders

1st Semester Final Exams Schedule

1st and 2nd block on Thursday, December 15th

3rd and 4th block on Friday, December 16th

School will dismiss

Students cannot be dropped off or picked up at the front circle of the school. Please follow the instructions to carline at the auditorium side of the building. This is for the safety of our students and to help the flow of traffic. We appreciate your cooperation!

Students checking in or who arrive at school after the start of the school day, should ONLY enter the building from the front entrance and go through the attendance office.

Headcoverings (hoodies, hats, etc.) are NOT allowed to be worn in the building during school hours.

Students are allowed 5 parent notes PER semester. If your student is out of parent notes then any tardy or absence will be unexcused without a doctor's excuse. You can monitor your students attendance in PowerSchool as well.

**Send all school excuses or concerns about attendance to jchsattendance@madisoncity.k12.al.us

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Dec. 10th ACT Prep Classes

Rocket City Learning Center will be hosting an ACT Prep. for the December 10th test. The course is 12 hours and Meets ONLINE.

Test date: December 10th, 2022

Class Time: 7-9 pm

Class Meets : 11/16, 11/21, 11/28, 11/30, 12/5, 12/7

Location: Online

Fee: $240 till 11/6 and Will increase to $300 after 11/6.

Registration link: https://rocketcitylearningcenter.com/act-12-hour-program/

What is included in the 12 hour class:12 hours of group instruction, a workbook with 4 tests, an overview of all 4 sections, strategies for each section, tricks for time management, and limited guided and timed practice during the class.

Enrollment is limited, so please register as soon as possible to ensure your student does not miss out on this opportunity.

Senior Class Information

WorkKeys Assessment, Wednesday, Nov. 2nd- ALL SENIORS!!!!

Remember that filling out the FAFSA OR signing and returning the opt-out (waiver) form is REQUIRED for graduation. If opting out, forms need to be returned to Mrs. Meskunas by Dec. 1st. Even if you turn in an opt-out form now, you can still fill out the FAFSA later. Opt-out form is attached.

FAFSA application: https://studentaid.gov/

Senior Ad Parents

If you purchased your ad without inputting your words and pictures, please submit your items HERE before Monday, December 12.

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James Clemens Theatre

  • JC Theatre will present the Fall one-act Shuddersome: Tales of Poe on Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31st and Thursday November 3 at 7pm. The show features some of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poems and stories, including The Raven and the Tell-Tale Heart. This show will also incorporate ASL shadow signing. Every line is spoken AND signed by student shadow signers. Tickets are $5 at the door and gofan.co. Wear a costume to the Halloween show, and you'll get $2 off!

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Clubs and Sports


To find a complete list of our clubs and sponsors, please use the following link-


Triple I Leadership

Canned Food Drive for Manna House- Nov. 1st- 10th

**Donations will be collected each day during Refuel.

National English Honor Society-

Pay your dues by Thursday, Nov. 3rd

Meeting- Wednesday, Nov. 9th in room A211 during Refuel


Follow JC Athletics at https://www.jcathletics.net/ for all the up to date information and schedules.


James Clemens Cross Country Team(Boys & Girls)

7A Section Runner Up Team Championship and Qualified for State

James Clemens E-sports Teams

Mario Kart and Splatoon 3 are UNDEFEATED

Mario Kart is ranked #1 in the region out of 117 teams

Splatoon 3 is ranked #5 in the region out of 146 teams

Rocket League is 6th in the state out of 61 teams

Upcoming Events-

Swim and Dive- 11/5, 10:30AM, Huntsville Aquatic Center

Varsity Girl's Basketball-

11/5, Tip Off Tourney @ Hazel Green High School

Varsity(Boys & Girls) Basketball-

11/8, 6PM @ Sparkman

11/8, 7:30PM @ Sparkman

PTSA Announcements


Long Sleeve Tees, Crewneck Sweatshirts, and Hoodies are available! ** Pre-Order Only ** Order deadline 11/11. Pre-Order item pick up will be notified via email when items are ready.

Also, LIMITED EDITION 10th Anniversary Tees are ON SALE for HALF PRICE!! Plus Fall Spirit Wear is available in limited quantities.

Order at https://jamesclemensptsa.square.site/.


It is almost holiday time again... And that means it is already time to be planning for our annual holiday meal for our teachers and staff! Would you consider making a donation toward this meal for our hardworking teachers and staff? Your donation will be used to help pay for the catered meals and dessert for approximately 175 teachers, administrators, and staff. Any amount is appreciated! Donations are accepted at https://jamesclemensptsa.square.site/.

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