From the Helm

Keeping the Crew up to Date! Volume 2 Issue 17 - 1/8/23

Greetings Clipper Nation!

This week students currently enrolled in Algebra 1, English 10, Biology, or Government will take the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment. Most students will be completing testing during their regular class times. Students who are testing have received a testing ticket indicating the period(s) and location(s) where they will be completing their testing during that week. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the assistant principal, Ms. Dunn (adunn@wcboe.org).


We have been working to enhance the lunch experience for students at JMB. Starting tomorrow, snacks will return to the JMB Clipper Galley. Chips, ice cream, and low-calorie Gatorade drinks will be available for purchase at lunch. Students can pay for snack items using their lunch balance on MyPaymentsPlus or cash (small bills only, please).


Parents can add funds to a student's MyPaymentsPlus account, view a student's purchase history, and set low balance notifications electronically at www.mypaymentsplus.com. Upon registering your account with your student's ID number (not their PIN number), you will have free up-to-date access.


When you know your student will be late for school, please send them with a note so we can work to excuse their lateness.


This Thursday January 12th, we host Wicomico High School in boys’ basketball with the JV at 4:30 and the Varsity at 6:00. All tickets will be sold on www.gofan.co on the James M. Bennett ticket page. Tickets will go live at noon on Wednesday January 11th. We anticipate a sellout crowd so get your tickets early. Once all tickets have been sold online, there will be no additional entry to the game. Do not validate tickets - Tickets MUST be validated by our ticketing staff, screenshots will NOT be accepted.


Principal Savage

Weekly Bulletin

Monday, January 9th

Mock Trial Meeting (G220) 3-5pm
Unified Strength & Conditioning Practice 3-4:15pm
Wrestling vs. Mardela (Home) 5pm

Tuesday, January 10th

Math League (Media) FLEX
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Step Team practice 3-5pm
Cheer Practice (CLGA) 3:30-5:30pm
Softball Strength & Conditioning 3-4:30pm *Must have physical and FormReLeaf
Boys JV & V Basketball vs. Pocomoke (Away) 4:30 & 6pm
Girls JV & V Basketball vs. Pocomoke (Home) 4:30 & 6pm

Wednesday, January 11th

Leo Club Meeting (Media) 7am
STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Step team (CLGA) 3-5pm
Art Club (A120) 2:45 – 4:15pm
Asian Culture Club (E217) 3pm
GSA (A109) 3-4pm
Indoor Track @ Worcester County Rec 2pm dismiss 12:30pm
Unified Strength & Conditioning Meet (Home) 3:15pm
Girls JV & V Basketball vs. WiHi (Away) 4:30 & 5:30pm

Thursday, January 12th

STEP UP after school program 3-4:30pm
Step team (CLGA) 3-5pm
ACE Mentor Program (A141) 3:30pm
Mu Alpha Theta (E118) 3pm
Cheer Practice (CLGA) 3-5:30pm
Softball Strength & Conditioning 3-4:30pm *Must have physical and FormReLeaf
Boys JV & V Basketball vs. WiHi (Home) 4:30 & 6pm

Friday, January 13th

Casual Day (Countywide) for Horizons
Boys JV & V Basketball vs. Crisfield (Home) 4:30 & 6pm
Wrestling tournament @ Stephen Decatur HS 4pm

Saturday, January 14th

Wrestling tournament @ Stephen Decatur HS 8am depart 6:30am

Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind

January 16th - MLK Jr. Day – School and Offices Closed
January 20th - JMB Athletics Quarter Auction

January 27th - End of 2nd Term

January 30th - Professional Development - No School for Students

Special Reminders

Tutoring Schedule

Math - Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3-4pm in E116

English – Wednesdays 3-4pm E224

Guidance Support – Thursdays 3-4pm in the guidance office

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PSAT/NMSQT scores - Update

PSAT/NMSQT scores for students who tested in October will be available December 5th. Students can easily access their scores online through their College Board account and unlock a robust set of personalized resources to help them understand their scores as well as connect to other College Board opportunities, such as, Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy®, college readiness resources, and scholarships. Students who do not have a College Board account should create an account to view their scores at www.collegeboard.org. Students who don’t see their scores after they log in to their College Board account should contact Ms. Dunn at adunn@wcboe.org. Students will receive back their PSAT/NMSQT testing book in flex classes one day next week.

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Class of 2023

Cap & Gown Orders

Seniors - Don’t forget to order your Cap and Gown by December 31st.
Price was $49.95 + tax but has now increased.

*There are catalogs and order forms in the office or you can use
www.Jostens.com or
1-800-JOSTENS(800-567-8367)

Check out the link for current scholarships!

Senior Parent Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 16th 2022 at 7pm

Virtual

Meeting dates link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_q2zuo3jLngt6O5o1M1W6w7i1BYhMhlZx1QsfW5fOqk/edit


Future Meetings

Dec 14th, 2022

Jan 18th, 2023

Feb 15th, 2023

Mar 15th, 2023

April 19th, 2023- last one!

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How to Stay in the Know?

The best way to stay in the know is to make sure we have accurate information on file. Please look over all the information on the Student Personal Data and Enrollment Information Form as this is the information we currently have on file for you. Make any corrections to the form in blue. If you need additional space for emergency contact use a separate sheet of paper. Sign the back of the form and return it to the school. If you prefer to fill out a new form you can find a copy on our website.


Other ways to stay connected:

Website: http://jmb.wcboe.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wcboejmb/

Guidance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JMBGuidance/

JMB Sports Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/wcboejmbsports/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wcboejmb

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wjmbnews

Instagram: (future) https://www.instagram.com/wcboejmb/

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