JSMS Weekly Warrior Beat

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Washington DC Trip

All students attending the DC trip should be in the big gym by 5:45am on Monday to begin lining up in bus lines.

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!

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.


- 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.

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