From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 1 Issue 32 - 5/1/22

Greetings Clipper Nation!

It is May. Can you believe it? Last week our students participated in school spirit week organized by our SGA, and this coming week we will promote Children's mental health awareness. We will have special activities throughout the week. Please see the informing in the full newsletter.


We have been seeing a lot of crop tops recently as the temperatures have increased. Please encourage your student to dress appropriately for school. This includes not having shorts that are too short and no midriffs showing.


Again, just so it does not sneak up on us, a reminder that mid-term is right around the corner as teachers must submit progress report grades on May 9th and progress reports go live on May 11th.


Senior parents, if you want another resource to help stay up to date, check out https://www.wcboe.org/jmb22


The Wicomico County Board of Education has announced the names of three finalists for the next Superintendent of Schools, and has outlined plans for gathering community input during this stage of the superintendent search. On Thursday, May 5th, video interviews, and bios for all three finalists will be posted on this page of the school system’s website: www.wcboe.org/finalists. We encourage everyone in our community to review the information for the three finalists and then provide input through a survey, which will be accessible from the page about the finalists from May 5th-12th. The Board of Education appreciates the community’s willingness to take part in the important process of selecting the next leader of Wicomico County Public Schools.


Tonight is once again a big night for a former JMB graduate Jay Copeland as he competes to stay on American Idol. Let's keep working as a community to vote for Jay Copeland. Please see the voting details below.


Principal Savage

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Reminders

Children's Mental Health Matters Week

May 1st-6th, 2022 is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week in Maryland. Children’s mental health impacts: How children think, feel, and act; How children relate to self and others; How children manage change, stress, and handle other life situations; It is also critical to how children explore their environment, develop, and learn.


1 in 4 children experience a mental emotional or behavioral health condition before age 18. These children are experiencing a surge of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, suicidality, and substance use that will have lasting impacts on them, their families, and their communities.


Mental health awareness helps all children have opportunities to be successful in school, at home, in the community, and in their future adult lives. This week students will be learning how to help themselves and others feel better when they are sad, worried, angry, or scared and how to care for their physical, social, and mental health.


To learn more about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and resources for help, contact our school social workers, Ms. Bradford and Ms. Mitchell (lbradfor@wcboe.org jmitchell@wcboe.org) or visit www.ChildrensMentalHealthMatters.org

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*This is the week to show your appreciation for those who are helping to educate our youth.

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We are working on scheduling for next school year, and we value your feedback..……

Feel free to reach out with ideas and suggestions by emailing JMB@wcboe.org. Please put schedule in the subject line.

Weekly Bulletin

Monday, May 2nd

Mental Health Matters – Wear Sunglasses and a college tee because “Your Future’s so Bright”
AP Exam –US Government & Politics (Civic Center) 8am *Arrive at 7:30am
AP Exam –Chemistry (Civic Center ) 12pm *Arrive at 11:30am
Orchestra Rehearsal (AUD) 7:45am
STEP UP after school program 2:45 – 4:30pm
Girls and Boys Tennis vs. Worcester Prep (Away) 4pm dismiss 2:15pm

Tuesday, May 3rd

Mental Health Matters – Wear Pink and Red – participate in activities to “love yourself”
AP Exam – AP Environmental Science (Civic Center) 8am *arrive at 7:30am
AP Exam – Psychology (Civic Center) 12pm *arrive at 11:30am
Orchestra Rehearsal (AUD) 7:45am
SGA Transition Meeting (F110) FLEX
STEP UP after school program 2:45 – 4:30pm
Garden Club Plant Sale at the greenhouse 1:30-3:30pm
Chess Club (E118) 2:45-3:45pm
AP English Language Exam Review (E219) 2:45pm
Track and Field Bayside South (Home-Shipyard)3pm dismiss 1:45pm
Unified Bocce @ Wicomico HS 3:45pm
JV Baseball vs. Kent Island (Home) 4pm
Varsity Baseball & Softball vs. Kent Island (Away) 4pm dismiss 1pm

Wednesday, May 4th

Mental Health Matters – Wear Comfy Clothes and learn about physical and mental wellness
Bible Club (F209) 7am
AP Exam – English Literature and Comp (12th grade) (Civic Center) 8am*arrive at 7:30am
AP Exam – Computer Science A (Schumaker Complex) 12pm *Arrive at 11:30am
Orchestra Rehearsal (AUD) 7:45am
STEP UP after school program 2:45 – 4:30pm
AP English Language Exam Review (E219) 2:45pm
Art Club 2:45 – 4pm
Garden Club Plant Sale at the greenhouse 1:30-3:30pm
Band Mini Camp 6:30 – 8:30pm
Boys Lacrosse vs. Stephen Decatur (Home) 4pm
Girls Lacrosse vs. Stephen Decatur (Away) 5:30pm
Orchestra Spring Concert (AUD) 7:30pm

Thursday May 5th

Mental Health Matters – Wear Green for Mental Health Awareness
AP Exam – Statistics (Schumaker Complex) 12pm *Arrive at 11:30am
AP Exam – Macroeconomics (Schumaker Complex) 8am
STEP UP after school program 2:45 – 4:30pm
Band – Percussion Clinic 6:30-8:30pm
Girls and Boys Tennis vs. Washington (Home) 4pm
Varsity Baseball & Softball vs. Snow Hill (Away) 4pm s=dismiss 2pm
National Honor Society Inductions (AUD) 6:30pm

Friday, May 6th

Mental Health Matters Wear your Jersey and “Join the team to fight mental health stigma”
AP Exam – US History (Civic Center) 8am *Arrive at 7:30am
AP Exam – Microeconomics (Schumaker Complex) 12pm
Mu Alpha Theta Applications due (see Ms. Olinde or Mr. Taylor for questions)
Girls Lacrosse vs Wicomico HS (Away) 5pm

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Meeting

Thursday, May 12th, 5pm

300 East College Avenue

Salisbury, MD

Meeting followed by Parent-teacher visitation and our Rising Senior Event
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Food and Clothing Distribution

Thursday, May 12th, 5:30pm

300 East College Avenue

Salisbury, MD

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How do I Stay in the Know?

The best way to stay in the know is to make sure we have accurate information on file. Please look over all the information on the Student Personal Data and Enrollment Information Form as this is the information we currently have on file for you. Make any corrections to the form in blue. If you need additional space for emergency contact use a separate sheet of paper. Sign the back of the form and return it to the school. If you prefer to fill out a new form you can find a copy on our website.


Other ways to stay connected:

Website: http://jmb.wcboe.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wcboejmb/

Guidance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JMBGuidance/

JMB Sports Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/wcboejmbsports/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wcboejmb

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wjmbnews

Instagram: (future) https://www.instagram.com/wcboejmb/

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