JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - September 13, 2021

A Message from Principal Blair

We had over 25 families join us during lunches for Grandparent's Day! Thanks to all who were able to attend. Be sure to check our Facebook page for all the great pictures we captured!

Chromebooks were distributed this week to all students. Teachers will utilize these as an instructional resource for classroom assignments along with homework. Please encourage your student to check their Google Classroom account daily. Please be sure to send your student to school with headphones or earbuds every day!

Next week, all students will complete a Universal Screener through Renaissance Learning which will determine their Grade Equivalency in Math and Reading. These results will be used to determine before, during, and after school intervention needs.

Cougar Proud,

Kelly Blair


Tuesday - 6th & 7th Grade Social Studies

Wednesday - 8th Grade Science; Algebra I

This Week @ Jarrell Middle School

Saturday, September 11

  • Volleyball Tournament @ Salado
  • Cross Country @ Liberty Hill

September 13 - September 17

STAR Renaissance Assessment Window

Monday, September 13

  • Home Volleyball vs. Lampasas

Wednesday, September 15

  • 1st Day of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Progress reports distributed
  • Cross Country @ Salado
  • PTO Meeting 5:30 PM
  • School Board Meeting 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 16

  • HERO Store during lunches
  • Football @ Blanco

Friday, September 17th

  • Deadline for Incompletes
  • No Tardy Party - Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Library Notes & Tech Tips from Mrs. Martone

One of our goals at JMS is to teach our students a variety of skills to help them successfully navigate the digital age. Students' privacy and online safety is one of our highest priorities. Parents can also help instill the importance of protecting one's privacy and how to be safe online. Common Sense media provides great resources for parents to help answer questions they might have about privacy and internet safety. Check out their library of resources here!

Grade Level HERO Point Totals for the Year

6th Grade - 11,450

7th Grade - 9,323

8th Grade - 8,735

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 20

  • Top 10 HERO - Pizza Party
  • Home Volleyball vs. Salado

Wednesday, September 22

  • JMS Parent Night - 6th Grade 5:00-6:00 PM; 7th & 8th Grade 6:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, September 23

  • Pep Rally @ 3:15 PM
  • Home Football vs. Gonzalez

Tuesday, September 28

  • Opening Night Fall Show @ 6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 29

  • Fall Show Performance @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 30

  • Volleyball @ Burnet
  • Football @ Taylor

Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Hardt & Ms. Arms

Middle school marks the beginning of the preteen/teenage years, and the transition to high school. Often parents wonder what happened to their sweet, even tempered child, and where did they go? It is a period of time when children begin to transition into adulthood and are trying to figure out who they are. During the search for their own identity, teenagers are developing new decision making skills, but often it does not explain their thinking, reasoning, or behaviors to their parents or make sense. Relationships become a central focus to students, and their bodies are constantly changing and new hormones and body chemistry come into play. Boundaries in every area of their lives begin to be pushed. Remember: Have clear expectations for your student, consistent consequences, and maintain a high level of understanding and patience. Scan the QR code to learn more about the teen brain!

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JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Brad Louder, Dean of Students

Korin Hardt, Counselor

Mandy Crane, Admin Assistant

Betty Peralta, Registrar

Patricia Esquivel, Attendance Clerk

Tristyn Lopez, Campus Secretary