From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 1 Issue 36 - 5/22/22

Greetings Clipper Nation!

Our seniors who attended prom looked great, and they seemed like they had a wonderful time. Seniors now have just two more days of school, and graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 1st at 3:30. To accommodate our 3:30 graduation, JMB will have a three-hour early dismissal day on June 1st.

Maryland MCAP and HSA testing will be occurring this coming week. Students taking Algebra I, Government, English 10, and/or Biology will be testing in those respective classes Monday 5/23 through Thursday 5/26. Each assessment has four units so students will complete 1 unit each day for 4 days. Please be reminded that Maryland State Assessments are graduation requirements so please make attendance a priority this week. Also, testers should make sure to bring a fully charged school-issued laptop and their charger for testing.

Again, just a remind that students must complete their MCAP and HSA testing as part of their graduation requirement. As a result, if you need to pick up your student, we ask that you avoid the time when they will be testing. This will limit the disruption to your student as well as other students in the testing session.

Class advisors for the class of 2024 and 2025 are looking for input from parents. Please take a minute to respond to the links in the message.

Class of 2024:

Class of 2025:

Principal Savage



As we approach the end of the year just a few reminders about attendance.

-Only 5 parent notes are permitted per year.

-Notes are due within 5-days of the absence.

-Will accept medical, military, MVA, job interviews, and college visits with supporting documentation for future absences to be excused.

-If a student has reached 5 or more unexcused absences, the student can sign up and attend attendance recovery (Step-Up Program) before the program ends on May 26, 2022, to avoid failing the term.

-If your student is out sick, please submit notes as soon as the student returns. Notes should be dropped off in the office or sent by email to

-Please check emails (including their spam boxes) weekly for attendance emails from the school.

Pohanka Automotive Group

The Pohanka Automotive Group will be here at Bennett High School on Monday, May 23, 2022 during all 3 lunch shifts doing a Job Fair as well as providing information on Scholarships to the new Pohanka Automotive Technical Academy that begins classes in early August.

We would like to invite every senior student to stop by our tables outside the cafeteria on Monday the 23th and fill out an employment application. Whether you are looking for something just for the summer or a fulltime career, Pohanka has a position for you.

The Pohanka Automotive Technical Academy will provide post-secondary training in the repair of today’s complex automobiles and trucks. Please stop by the Pohanka tables to find out how you can be part of the first class at the Technical Academy for FREE.

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Survey for Parents of Student with IEPs

  1. May use the website to complete it quickly
  2. Complete the paper survey and mail it to the following:

MD Special Education Parent Survey


Attn: Joyce Shelton

530 Gaither Road Suite 500

Rockville, MD 20850

3. Any questions, call Help Desk at 1-800-287-1581

Weekly Bulletin

Monday, May 23rd

MCAP/HSA testing during classes
Pohanka Auto Group job fair during all lunch shifts (Outside CLGA)
STEP UP after school program 2:45 – 4:30pm
Athletic Awards (AUD) 5pm *by invitation
County Awards (PHS AUD) 6:30 *by invitation

Tuesday, May 24th

MCAP/ HAS Testing during classes
Last Day for Seniors-Laptop/textbook collection and Graduation ticket distribution

  • Drop off at the school school store during lunch shifts or after your last class
  • All criteria must be met before graduation tickets will be handed out
STEP UP after school program 2:45 – 4:30pm
Chess Club (E118) 2:45-3:45pm
Unified Bocce States All day
Fundraiser-Playa Bowls-to support class of 2025 8am -9pm
Baccalaureate (AUD) 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 25th

Bible Club (F209) 7am
MCAP/HSA testing during classes
SGA General Assembly (F110) FLEX
STEP UP after school program 2:45 – 4:30pm

Thursday May 26th

MCAP/HSA testing during classes
AP Interest Meeting (CLGA) FLEX
STEP UP after school program 2:45 – 4:30pm (Last Day)
Senior Awards (AUD) 6pm **rescheduled from May 16th

Friday, May 27th

Make Up MCAP/HAS testing

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

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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:



Guidance Facebook:

JMB Sports Facebook:



Instagram: (future)

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