JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - February 14, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair

JMS Families,


On Tuesday of last week, we welcomed Rising 6th grade families to JMS as we introduced new courses and discussed the transition into middle school. Wednesday and Friday, we visited all 5th grade classrooms at JES and IGO for individual scheduling. Students selected their preferred courses and will need to return a signed copy to their 5th grade teacher.


This week we will complete scheduling with current 6th and 7th Grade students at JMS. Parents, be sure to review your child's selections, sign, and return a copy to the front office. Our counselors will be entering selections this week.


The 2nd Round of STAAR Interim testing begins this week! 8th Grade students will take the Social Studies and Science Interim on Wednesday and Thursday. We will have a modified schedule for both days. Be sure to send your child with a snack and water bottle as lunches will be delayed so as not to disturb testing.


JISD campuses will re-open to visitors beginning tomorrow.


UPCOMING UNIT TESTS

2/15

8th RLA

6th Advanced Math

7th Social Studies

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Join our team at JMS! New Increased GUEST TEACHER Pay Rates!

Jarrell ISD approved an increase in GUEST TEACHER pay for certified teacher/RN at $130 per day and $120 per day for non-certified teachers. Apply today!

This Week @ JMS

Monday, February 14th

  • Rising 7th & 8th Grade Course Scheduling
  • STUCO Valentine Gram deliveries


Tuesday, February 15th

  • Rising 7th & 8th Grade Course Scheduling
  • Puzzle Club 4:00 PM
  • Color Guard Club 5:00 PM


Wednesday, February 16th

  • 8th Grade Social Studies STAAR Interim
  • 6th & 7th Grade Rotations
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM
  • PTO Meeting 5:30 PM
  • School Board Meeting 6:30 PM


Thursday, February 17th

  • 8th Grade Science STAAR Interim
  • 6th & 7th Grade Rotations


Friday, February 18th

  • Student Holiday/Staff Planning

JMS Makerspace

Each month the JMS library creates a virtual maker space for our students. The maker space is posted at the beginning of each month in the library‘s google classroom. Students have access to activities like origami, online chess, coding challenges, and an online sticker puzzle. Parents and students can check this resource out here!

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TEA Campus Report Card

Attached you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2020–21 School Report Card for Jarrell Middle School. This report is required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas

Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on

the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on

student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.


Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support of Jarrell Middle School.

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Upcoming Events!


February 23rd - March 3rd

TELPAS Online Reading, Listening, & Speaking Testing


Monday, February 21st

  • Staff & Student Holiday


Tuesday, February 22nd

  • Student Holiday & Staff Development


Wednesday, February 23rd

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Pre-UIL Concert @ JHS 6:30 PM


Thursday, February 24th

  • Regular Schedule


Friday, February 25th

  • JMS Track @ Troy
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JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Charlotte Mendoza, Administrative Intern

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Leasa Arms, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

We are so thankful to have two outstanding counselors at JMS! This week, we recognize Middle School counselors for all they do for our campus and our students!


Korin Hardt & Leasa Arms