JSMS Weekly Warrior Beat

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Washington DC Parent Meeting

There will be a meeting for all families of 8th grade students going to Washington DC on Monday, May 2nd at 5:30 in the JSMS auditorium.

The Sequoyah Scribe student newspaper and newscast plan to provide daily updates and coverage of the upcoming Washington DC trip. Parents interested in receiving frequent tweets and photos can follow @sequoyahscribe or #JSMSDCTrip2016 on Twitter. Video updates will be available at www.youtube.com/user/sequoyahscribe.

FYI: Students going on the D.C. Trip will need to be at the gym by 5:45 on Monday, May 9 packed and ready to go!


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Take an opportunity to share with your teachers what they mean to you.

Community Service Project

JSMS and one of our community partners are working together to collect coloring books and crayons for children in our local community. Please bring your donations to the counseling center April 25th-May 15th.

Important TNReady Updates

Students in grades 3-8 will not take their TNReady assessments this year, with the exception of middle school Algebra I and Geometry EOCs in grades 7-8. Those materials have been received and those assessments will take place on Tuesday, May 3.

For our high school students, all of the high school materials have arrived. Part II testing for high school students will begin on the regularly scheduled date of Monday, May 2.

If you have any questions regarding testing or this announcement from the Tennessee Department of Education, please click here for additional information or please contact Michael Hubbard, Director of Performance Excellence or your school administrator.



- Volleyball camp information for DB and ETSU camps are available in Counseling

- Any 8th grade girl interested in trying out for DB volleyball, a calendar and try-out information is available in the Counseling Office

Tennessee Education State Standards Review

Provide Feedback on Science Standards

The State Board of Education launched the science standards review website (click here) to collect public feedback on Tennessee’s newly revised grade K–12 science standards. This is the second and final opportunity for public review and feedback on the new science standards, which were first publicly reviewed in fall 2015 and then revised by Tennessee educators over the past several months.

Data collected from the website during this second review period will again be given to a team of Tennessee educators to review and will inform their revision of the state's science standards. After revisions, the committee will propose the revised science standards to the State Board of Education for first reading in July 2016. The state board's final reading of the revised standards will be in October 2016, and implementation will take place in the 2018-19 school year.

This is an important opportunity for educators, parents, and members of the public to share their perspectives and suggest revisions to our current science standards. The deadline for providing feedback is May 13, 2016.


Summer will be here before we know it! Our Kingsport City Schools 2016 Summer Camps, Activities and Learning Opportunities webpage is now LIVE! The list includes D-B sport camps, community camps and educational opportunities. Take note, some camp registration deadlines are in early May.

Help spread the word and check them out at www.k12k.com. Information is updated upon receipt.

JSMS Yearbooks

Last call for JSMS Yearbook Orders. Order yours now. Order forms are in the library. Yearbooks are $21.00. Make checks out to JSMS.


Please make sure that your students are adhering to the dress code outlined in the KCS student handbook. Frequent issues that are addressed with girls are short shorts, girls' shirts that have spaghetti straps, tank tops, or track shorts that do not meet the appropriate length for shorts. Frequent issues addressed with boys are sagging pants and hoodies that are up. Please know that we try to be reasonable about the dress code expectations, but we do need to be consistent. The issues listed above are the ones that we address most frequently.

Permission Slips

All honors trip permission slips are due by Monday, May 9th.

6th Grade Technology Fees

All students who have paid their 50$ technology fee will be allowed to take their laptop computer home this summer. If the technology fee has not been paid, the computer will need to remain at Sevier over the summer. Fees can be paid in the front office. A reminder of this fee will be sent this week.

Spring Dates of Importance

May 9-13-8th Grade Washington DC Trip

May 18: 8:00 am

7th grades Awards Day

May 18: 1:30 pm

6th grades Awards Day

May 19: 10:00 am

8th grade Awards Day/Promotion

Proposed Board for Sevier PTSA


President – Christie Gott

Vice-President – Wendi Davis

Treasurer – Merrie Robin McReynolds

Secretary – Katie Blalock

Hospitality – Nancy Gamble, Laura Metcalf

Concessions – Stock – Katerina Neglia, Kim Hall

Volunteers – Whitney van der Biest, Tori Coggins Special Events – Tina Karst

Fundraising – Kelly West

Decals and Box Tops – Kim Hall

*Please email Holly Flora with any questions.

Warrior Weekly Update:

Monday, May 2nd

Washington DC Parent Meeting: There will be a meeting for all families of 8th grade students going to Washington DC on Monday, May 2nd at 5:30 in the JSMS auditorium.

JSMS Band Concert 7:00-JSMS Gym

Chamber Choir-2:50-3:45

Football Practice: 2:50-5:00

Tuesday, May 3rd

Student Council Meeting-Mrs. Wagner's Room-3:00-4:00--Remember to bring a snack!

Parent Informational Meeting for families of Cheerleaders for the 2016-1017 school year-5:30-JSMS Library

Chamber Choir-2:50-3:45

Football Practice: 2:50-5:00

Wednesday, May 4th

College T-Shirt Day

Football Practice: 2:50-5:00

The journalism students of Sevier will hold a journalism celebration from 3:00-4:00 pm in room 340

Thursday, May 5th

Football Practice: 2:50-5:00

Chamber Choir-2:50-3:45

2015-2016 End of Year Cheer Banquet-7:00-Mustard Seed

Friday, May 6th

8th Grade Field Trip: Tour of Dobyns-Bennett (8:30-11:30)--8th Graders should wear comfortable shoes

TRIBE GAMES Track and Field-9:00-1:00-DB Track

Football Practice: 2:50-5:00

Celebrations and Recognitions:

Recognitions and Celebrations:

*Thank you to ALL of our JSMS teachers who work hard and do an outstanding job EVERY day to serve the students of John Sevier. They truly are World Changing Warriors!

*Thank you to Hope Hall for serving as Heather Donihe's interim while she has been on maternity leave!


Sevier Girls: 2nd Place

Sevier Boys: 4th place

CONFERENCE MVP Girls (Frank Carver Award): Jaden Potts

*Thank you to all of our teacher volunteers who came to serve at the conference track meet to help make it a huge success! You make a difference!

Proud to be a Warrior,

Holly Flora

Principal, JSMS