JMS Cougar News

Community Newsletter - March 28, 2022

A Message from Principal Blair


The Jarrell Middle School Theater program had their UIL One Act Play competition on Friday of this week. JMS received a total of NINE Individual Acting Awards and a 2nd Place Overall Finish! Please join me in celebrating Mrs. Nola Lafayette, our Theater program, and the following award winners:

All-Star Cast Members

Zlanser Paye

Ja'Zavia Green

Leslie Galindo Mendoza


Honorable Mention All-Star Cast

Nena Voigt

Lexi Bandeira

Audrey Arnold

Isabella Olalde Cruz

Sophia Gomez

Christian Odom


All-Star Crew

Fatima Gutierrez


We are excited to welcome all 5th grade students from Jarrell Elementary and IGO Elementary on Monday and Wednesday this coming week! Upon arrival, students will be greeted by NJHS students and enjoy breakfast in the JMS cafeteria. They will enjoy special presentations from Choir, Band, and Theater!

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DON't MISS THE PUBLIC DEBUT of "Peter and the Starcatcher" April 5th @ 6:30

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This Week @ JMS


Monday, March 28th
  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework
  • JES Rising 6th Grade Student Visit
  • Campus Educational Improvement Council 5:00 PM


Tuesday, March 29th

  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • Puzzle Club 4:00 PM
  • Color Guard Club 5:00 PM


Wednesday, March 30th

  • IGO Rising 6th Grade Student Visit
  • WIN Time - RLA Lesson
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM
  • JMS Soccer Parent Meeting 5:15 PM


Thursday, March 31st

  • WIN Time - RLA Lesson
  • UIL Choir Competition
  • Beyblade Club 4:00 PM


Friday, April 1st

  • WIN Time - RLA Lesson
  • Grade Level Awards Assemblies
  • District Track Meet @ Taylor

JMS Reading Suggestions

Don't forget to take advantage of JISD's large collection of ebooks and audiobooks through Sora!

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Upcoming Events @ JMS


Monday, April 4th
  • National School Librarian Day
  • WIN Time - Grade Checks & Homework


Tuesday, April 5th

  • NJHS Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • WIN Time - Character Education
  • Puzzle Club 4:00 PM
  • Color Guard Club 5:00 PM
  • "Peter and the Starcatchers" @ JHS 6:30 PM


Wednesday, April 6th

  • STUCO Meeting 7:15 AM
  • Assistant Principal Appreciation Day
  • WIN Time - RLA Lesson
  • Spanish Club 4:00 PM
  • Anime Club 4:00 PM


Thursday, April 7th

  • Spinal Screenings in PE
  • WIN Time - RLA Lesson
  • Beyblade Club 4:00 PM
  • Home Tennis vs. Granger


Friday, April 8th

  • WIN Time - RLA Lesson
  • End of 3 Week Snapshot
  • STUCO Spring Dance 5:30-7:30 PM

1st Annual PTO Painting with a Twist Event

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JMS SPRING TIMELINE - MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • April 8 - Spring Dance 5:30-7:30 PM
  • April 14-15 - Student Holidays
  • April 21 - Choir Concert
  • May 2-6 - TEACHER APPRECIATION
  • May 3 - 6th Grade Band Instrument Fair
  • May 19 - Choir FIeld Trip
  • May 23 - Career Day
  • May 23 - HERO Club Field Trip
  • May 24 - PBIS Student Celebration
  • May 25 - 8th Grade Promotion & Grade Level Assemblies 8:30-11:30 AM

ATTENTION - Rising 9th Grade Students

It is time for you to verify your course requests for the 2022-2023 school year. ALL students must complete this process by April 1, 2022. In order to create the 2022-2023 master schedule, no course request changes will be accepted after April 1, 2022.


You will find your 2022-2023 course requests in your Ascender Student Portal. If you have not created your Student Portal account, the directions can be found here.

You will be able to see the courses you requested for the 2022-2023 school year in the tab on the left side of the screen that says "Course Requests".

Please fill out the Course Verification Form to acknowledge that you have reviewed your course requests for next year. This is also where you will indicate any changes to your course requests that you would like to make. This form can only be accessed through your Jarrell ISD account and can only be submitted one time.

Course Selection Guide


If you have any questions, please email your counselor.
Last Names A-L - angela.entrekin@jarrellisd.org
Last Names M-Z - nicollette.muller@jarrellisd.org

Accessing your child's grades in Ascender

March Virtual Makerspace


Check out this month's virtual makerspace at bit.ly/JMSMarchMaker!

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2022-23 Jarrell ISD Academic Calendar

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JMS Office Staff

Kelly Blair, Principal

Daren Childs, Assistant Principal

Charlotte Mendoza, Dean of Students

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