J. William Leary Junior High School

Week of 12/14/2020-12/18/2020

We are so happy to have students in person and also connecting online.

There continue to be awesome things happening each day at J.W. Leary.


**Monday - Digital Monday

**Tuesday - Hybrid A and 4 day/week students will attend in-person. Hybrid B will have online lessons.

**Wednesday - Friday and all the following week - Holiday Break.

**Monday January 4 - Return to Digital Monday

**Tuesday January 5 - Return to in-person schooling

Here are a few of the many great things happening.


We will be having Moccasin Making Classes Over Winter Break Please Email jjocko@mcs.k12.ny.us if you are interested!

Our teachers will be touching base + leaving items with remote students on 12/21/2020. The families of all remote students have been contacted ahead of time regarding this event. We look forward to seeing our remote learners from afar!

Student Council Elections

Student Council is starting and will be having elections via a Google Form on January 14 and January 15. To run for office students will need to submit a brief (under 2 minute) video by January 8 to Mrs. Jarrett-email her for video guidelines.

There are offices for students at all grade levels:

  • President (8th grade)
  • Vice-President (7th grade)
  • Secretary (any grade)
  • Treasurer (any grade)

All students who run for office and any interested student can become a part of the student council. For more information please contact Mrs. Jarrett.

Progress Reports are on SchoolTool

Lunch Pick Up

Did you know that on Mondays you can pick up 7-day meal packs for all students you have enrolled at the Massena Central School Districts? You can pick the packs up at any school in the Massena Central School District, including here at JW Leary!

The packs are at no cost to you and you do not need to call ahead. Pull into the parent loop and let us know how many students you have!

  • Monday December 21 pack pickup will stay take place and the pack will be for 7 days;
  • Friday January 15th pack pickup will take place; there will be no pick up on Monday January 18th due to the Martin Luther King Holiday

Our classes are awesome!!

JW Leary Music Department Performances

We are happy to announce that we have prepared our first-ever virtual concert. All families, students, and community members are cordially invited to view the 2020 Junior High School Winter Band and Chorus Concert.

Music Montage 2020 JWLeary Band
A Very Covid Christmas Carol Google Slides

Paper Chain Garland-We are looking to increase spirit!

Our chain garland is growing-with portions all over the school. Will we be able to connect the pieces?

In person students ask your teachers for a slip of red or green paper.

Remote students make one here and share with a teacher, Mrs. Charleson or Ms. Zullo.

On 12/13/2020 we lost student Adam Miller

Forever in our hearts, forever a part of the JW Leary family ❤️ . Our crisis team (Keri Zaza, Van Alexander, Clare Mauch, Rick Norris, Amanda Zullo) provided and will continue to provide support for all staff and students.

JW Leary G7 Technology Rocket Launch; Mr. Reed
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J. William Leary Junior High School

Grades 7-8 of the Massena Central School District.