JLMS Apparel and SOAR Time
Is there really a fruit shirt? What happens from 8:59-9:41?
JLMS Spirit Wear
Orders need to be placed by Tuesday, September 4. The company gave us a turn around time of about 2-3 weeks. All items will be shipped to JLMS and distributed to students by their grade level teachers.
To begin, SOAR stands for Student Opportunity for Academic Reteaching or Richness. This daily period will provide students with needed intervention or enrichment opportunities. We will utilize this time in 2 main formats, addressing Tier 2 and Tier 3 student needs.
Tier 2 academic interventions are for students who have not mastered the current grade level content they are learning in class. Teachers will use common formative assessment data to identify students and request them to attend reteaching sessions during SOAR time. We will be training the students during the first 2 weeks of school on the process of getting signed-up and reporting to the correct destination on Tier 2 days (typically every Monday and Friday). If your student is not requested on a Tier 2 day they will have the ability to report to a destination to have a study hall atmosphere where they can work on the academics of their choice, complete a retake in the library, or read.
Tier 3 academic interventions or supports are for students who have not mastered foundational content skills (from previous grade levels) or have been identified as needing the opportunity to have additional supports (academic, social, or emotional). If your student needs a Tier 3 intervention in math or ELA, we will communicate with you and explain why your child needs the intervention and what program/plan we are using to fill in the missing foundational gaps. We are also providing guided study halls to identified students during this time and we will communicate with you if your student has been recommended for this additional academic support opportunity. SOAR time gives us the ability to provide additional supports via our student services department to meet the various needs of our students that arise during the school year. Tier 3 interventions will occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during normal school weeks.
If your student has not been identified for a Tier 3 intervention, they will be enrolled in our enrichment courses. Each grade level will have 5 courses that students will rotate through over the course of the school year. Each rotation will consist of about 20 lessons and will expose students to curriculum that has previously not been part of JLMS. Teachers have selected content they have a passion for and are creating fun, interactive courses for students.
6th Grade Enrichment Courses
Mr. Wersal - END (Environment, Numbers, & Data)
Mr. Hafermann - Coding
Mr. Jackson - Moments in History....In Lego
Mr. Dimmer - Poetry in Song (Taking a deeper look at the music you listen to)
7th Grade Enrichment Courses
Mrs. Pabst - Infomercials: The Power of Persuasion
Mrs. Ingrassia - Mythology
Mrs. Miller - Financial Literacy
Mr. Taylor - Statistics in Sports
8th Grade Enrichment Courses
Mrs. Tomich - Creative Writing
Mr. Bonjean - Stocks
Mr. Pfeiffer - Industrial Revolution and Urbanization Game
Mrs. Bowler - STEM Projects & Team Building