Jasper Middle School

Weekly Parent Newsletter

This Week at JMS

Monday, Mar. 6

Breakfast - Whole Grain Mini Cinni Or Whole Grain Frudel, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Chicken Nuggets, Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:00PM Wrestling @ Heritage Hills

6:30PM Swimming @ Boonville

Tuesday, Mar. 7

Breakfast - Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Bites, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Chicken Alfredo, Steamed Broccoli, Breadstick, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:00PM Swimming vs Pike Central and Tecumseh

6:30PM Wrestling @ Boonville

Wednesday, Mar. 8

Breakfast - Whole Grain Mini Powdered Donuts, Yogurt, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Hot Dog on Bun, RF Doritos, Sweet Potato Fries, Sidekick, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Thursday, Mar. 9

Breakfast - Banana Bread, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

6:30PM Wrestling @ Tell City

Friday, Mar. 10

End of 3rd Quarter

Breakfast - Cinnamon or Strawberry Mini Bagel, Fruit, 100% Juice, Milk

Lunch - Bosco Sticks, Marinara Sauce, Seasoned Black Beans, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Milk

Upcoming Important Dates

Mar.20-24, 2023 Spring break - No School

April 5, 2023 8th Grade Dubois County Career Cruise (@JHS)

Apr. 7, 2023 Good Friday - No School

Apr. 10, 2023 Snow Make-up Day - No School

Apr. 17, 2023 iLearn Testing Window open

May 3-7, 2023 Washington DC Trip (8th graders)

May 25, 2023 8th Grade Achievement Night

May 26, 2023 End of 4th Quarter and 2nd Semester

Office Information

Reality Store - 7th Graders

Every year, JMS 7th Graders take part in an exercise that allows them to experience "real-life." They get to see how a paycheck is quickly used up by mortgages or rent, car payments, medical bills, insurance, taxes, and other daily expenses. In order to provide this experience, we need volunteers! Please click on the Sign Up Genius link to see what time slots are available.


From the Dubois County Health Department:

Dear Parent/Guardian of students in 6th, 7th, 8th grade,

In response to the Indiana Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, The Dubois County Health Department (DCHD) will be holding a vaccination clinic for HPV at Jasper Middle School during school hours. This is a great opportunity for busy parents, and for students to get up to date on their vaccines. Please see the attached information letters and registration forms in English and Spanish.

Kindergarten Registration help for Spanish Speaking Families

Hola, hola familias de Jasper. Es hora de inscribirse para Kinder para el curso que viene. Venga a la escuela de Jasper Elementary esta semana en cualquier momento de 8 a 3 y le ayudaremos con el proceso. Hablamos español. Su hijo/a tiene que haber cumplido los 5 años antes del 1 de agosto de 2023. Comparta esta información con todos sus amigos y familiares que tengan un hijo de 5 años y quieran asistir a Jasper Elementary. No espere a agosto. ¡La inscripción tiene lugar ahora! Estamos deseando dar la bienvenida a los nuevos miembros de nuestra familia de Wildcats. ¡Nos vemos pronto!

21st Century Scholars Information

7th and 8th grade parents: Your children may be eligible for a college scholarship! Indiana's 21st Century Scholars program offers income-eligible students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school, depending upon financial need. Don't let this awesome opportunity pass by without applying for the program. The deadline to apply is June 30 of the student's 8th grade year. Go online to apply at Scholars.IN.gov or fill out the attached paper application and return to Mrs. Maxey.

JMS Study Tables

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Welcoming Wildcats

A new group has been started at JMS to help with two specific missions: 1) to provide students who are new to our school with a welcome gift that includes a few Jasper spirit pieces and 2) to help students throughout the year who need clothing items provided for them. Our first initiative is to help get more spirit wear out to people . . . parents, siblings, grandparents, students . . . so that everyone has a chance to show their Jasper pride. We have set up an online store for people to purchase from. A portion of all sales will go into the Welcoming Wildcats fund. Additionally, on the store is a DONATE button where people can simply donate to our mission if they don’t want to purchase anything or in addition to their purchase. Please check out the online store at THIS LINK. Or, see the attached flyer. There are items at various price points, quality, and name brands.
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Teacher Information

Letters About Literature

Big congratulations go out to some JMS students who were recognized for their entries for the statewide Letters about Literature writing competition. Seventh grader Kinley Catt and 8th graders Anna Buechlein, Olivia Dreblow, Hunter Fortwendel, Jack Gudorf, Mya Neighbors, and Abby Ruschau were chosen as honorable mentions publication winners. Additionally, Mya Neighbors won a special award for the highest-placing letter to an Indiana author. She wrote to Jennifer Niven about All the Bright Places. These students earn a cash award, and they will be honored at a ceremony and are invited to a writing workshop. And, their letters will be published in an anthology.

Business Professionals of America State Competition Results

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding representation of JMS at the BPA State Competition!

Digital Citizenship - 2nd Place Haley Hallett

Digital Game Design Team - 1st Place Ryan Roettger and Hunter Fortwendel

Extemporaneous Speech - 1st Place Sam Shappard, 4th Place Haley Hallett and 6th Place Hunter Fortwendel

Presentation Team - 1st Place Stella Mahar and Ruby Wanninger

Academic Bowl Competition Opportunities

Students can pick up information sheets regarding the opportunity the be on the JMS Academic Bowl Art Team and Baking Team. Signups are due next week.

JMS Performing Arts Spring Musical

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Students of the Week

Each week of the school year, we will be recognizing two Students of the Week for each grade level. Students are nominated for this recognition by staff members for a variety of reasons. It could be based on Academics, Behavior, Character, or Improvement. All of the nominees are then voted upon by the staff to identify the six winners for that week. This week's winners include:

6th Graders: Alexandra Calderon and Mason Henke

7th Graders: Amaya Cruz and Benny Jones

8th Graders: Fernanda Alas and Tristan Ward

2023 Science Fair

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Extra-Curricular Activities

JMS Freezin' For a Reason

The JMS Polar Plunge team participated in the Plunge at Pride's Creek last Saturday. Through online donations and the generosity of the JMS community, we were able to donate more than $4300 to Dubois County Special Olympics! Thanks to everyone that helped support this cause!
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JMYLC is Hosting a Fun Run

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Southern Indiana Special Needs Network

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Baseball Umpire Development Camp

The Southwestern Officials Association is hosting a Baseball Umpire Development Camp on March 23 at Ruxer Field in Jasper, IN. The camp is FREE and open to anyone wanting to learn about umpiring baseball games or is looking to improve their skillset. NO EXPERIENCE is necessary. All Age groups welcome. Come for the entire time or whatever you can. Pizza will be provided. Camp will begin at 5pm.

Please email Mr Mundy if you would like to attend.

Safe Sitter Course - Registration opens Feb. 15

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Jasper High School Cross Country's Wildcat 5K Fundraiser

Please see the attached pdf for information regarding this 10th annual event. The event takes place on April 15 and the proceeds support the JHS Cross Country team.

Free Movies at The Astra

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