From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 2 Issue 12 - 11/6/22

Greetings Clipper Nation!

Tomorrow is officially the last day of the first quarter. On Tuesday, schools are closed for election day. When students return on Wednesday the 9th, we begin the second quarter; for some students, this may mean some new classes. Please encourage your student to review their schedule online for courses that may say Q2, as those classes will start on Wednesday. The directions are below.


Our student-athletes have done a great job this fall season. Our boys have advanced to the next round toward the state championship. We are also proud of our band, who performed today, and our drama club who did their closing performance this afternoon. It is great to see students excelling in the classroom and extracurricular activities. Be sure to encourage your student to get involved.


Principal Savage

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Late to School

If you know your student will be late for school, please send them with a note so we can excuse their lateness. Students start earning referrals on the fourth lateness to school.

Parking Permits

Starting this week Juniors and Seniors can purchase their parking passes in the main office. They will have two weeks to get their permits which are $15. All students parking at JMB should have their parking permit displayed not later than the 30th.


Update - Starting in October students will receive warnings if they are parking without a parking permit. Later in the month if students are still parking without a parking permit stickers will be placed on windshields.

Attendance

Just a reminder that parents can excuse up 5 days absences for the year. Beyond those days 5 days documentation for doctors, etc. need to be provided.


Please check your email and spam folder for emails from us about attendance.


Send notes to jmbattendance@wcboe.org

Weekly Bulletin

Monday, November 7th

Early Dismissal for students @ 11:45am
End 1st Term

Tuesday, November 8th

School and Office Closed for Elections

Wednesday, November 9th

LEO Club Meeting (Media) 7am
Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Youth Tobacco Survey during FLEX

STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Art Club (A120) 2:45 – 4:15pm
GSA (A109) 3-4pm
Step team (CLGA) 3-5pm
Girls Lacrosse Interest Meeting (D102) 3-3:30pm
Band – Band and Guard pictures 6-8pm

Class of 2024 Parent meeting (Cafeteria) 6pm

Thursday, November 10th

STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Mu Alpha Theta Meeting (E118) 3-4pm
Step team (CLGA) 3-5pm
Cheer Practice (Wrestling Room) 3-5:30pm
Band – Booster meeting 7pm (Zoom)
Basketball Open Gym 6-8pm *Must have physical and Form ReLeaf

Friday, November 11th

Salisbury University On-Site admissions for seniors (Jserig@wcboe.org to make appt.)
National Honor Society Meeting (CLGA) 3-4pm
South Asian Student Club (E217) 3-4pm

Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind

November 14 - Report cards published in family portal 1pm

November 15 - Winter Sports Tryouts **Must have Physical and FormReLeaf

November 17 - PTSA Meeting 4-6 pm
November 23-25
-School Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Special Reminders

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Many teams have already held interest meetings but if your students wants to play a sport, all the coaches' emails are included in the message. Don't hesitate to reach out. Also, remember all the great clubs we have. Encourage your students to get involved.
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If you are interested in being a mentor please contact Ms. Bowers. hbowers@wcboe.org

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Class of 2023

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College Essay Support

We have good news for seniors who are working on their college essays! Through the Title IV grant, Ms. Cahall and Mrs. Taylor will be available to review your college essays and provide feedback starting on Monday, October 3rd – Saturday, December 31st.


Here’s how it works: You will need to email the teacher you would like to work with letting them know you would like for them to review your essay. They will then send you information so that you can upload your essay, the writing prompt or question that you are responding to along with any questions or comments about the essay you have sent them. The teacher will add you in an assignment on Google Classroom where all communication about your essay will occur.


Contact information for Participating Teachers:

Mrs. Chelsea Taylor: chtaylor@wcboe.org

Ms. Jennifer Cahall: jcahall@wcboe.org


Of course if there is another teacher you would like to have review your essays you are welcome to contact them, but Mrs. Taylor and Ms. Cahall are the teachers that are part of this project. They are looking forward to reading your essays and supporting you through this process!

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Senior Parent Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 7pm

Virtual

Meeting dates link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_q2zuo3jLngt6O5o1M1W6w7i1BYhMhlZx1QsfW5fOqk/edit


Future Meetings

Dec 14th, 2022

Jan 18th, 2023

Feb 15th, 2023

Mar 15th, 2023

April 19th, 2023- last one!

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How to 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/

School # 410-677-5141

WBOCE-Bulletin Board

Be sure to check out https://www.wcboe.org/flyers

JMB Family Food Pantry

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If you are a parent/guardian or even grandparent of a student at JMB and you are veteran, we want to know.