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        Thursday, August 22, 2019

        Reminder: No Candy, Gum or Chromebooks allowed in the gym!

        Coding Club Sign Ups:

        Students, Are you interested in coding, computers, problem-solving, or just being creative?  Coding Club might be just what you are looking for here at JMS. Coding Club will be meeting on Wednesday afternoons until 4:45. We will start meeting on September 4th and run until December.  If you are interested, please grab a sign-up form from the table by the office. Coding Club can only accept the first 40 students who return their form, so make sure you grab one and take it home right away!  Return your form to Mrs. McElroy in room 20.

        Robotics Club:

        Students, Mrs. Miller and Mr. Kohm are now taking sign-ups for our Robotics Club. The club will take place every week during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will learn all about coding robots, including the LEGO Mindstorm. See Mrs. Miller for sign-ups or questions. The Club starts NEXT TUESDAY!!

        Lunch Money:

        Students, please remember that you must put all lunch money in an envelope before placing money in the lunch money bin. This is for either checks or cash. Also, please be sure to have your name on the envelope, too! Thank you!!

        Today’s Lunch Menu:

        Chicken Pattie with Gravy, Sloppy Joe, Mashed Potatoes, Hot Roll, Green Beans

Frequently Asked Questions about JMS

What are the Drop-off and Pick-Up procedures at the middle school?

Please refer to these instructions for dropping-off and picking-up:  Pick-Up and Drop-Off Information

In addition, please refer to this map for a visual explanation: Exterior Map

What are the start and end times at JMS?

  • The school doors open at 7:00 a.m. 
  • Students arriving before 7:30 a.m. are to sit in the lobby. 
  • When the 7:30 bell rings, students go to either the new gym or the old gym. 
  • The first bell rings at 7:45 to dismiss students from the gyms to their classrooms.
  • The bell to begin classes rings at 7:55 a.m.  Students arriving in the classroom any time after this will be counted tardy.
  • The dismissal bell rings at 3:06 p.m. and all students are released at this time.

For more details, please see the complete bell schedule: Bell Schedule 

Do middle school students receive Chromebooks?

The Jackson R2 School District is committed to ensuring equitable access to technology for all students.  As part of this commitment, all middle school students will receive a Chromebook and a Chromebook case.

Students will be responsible for the device and will be required to carry it with them to and from school and take it with them to every class.  For this reason, we encourage all parents to purchase the Chromebook Insurance.

More information about the district's One 4 One initiative, the Chromebooks in general, and how to purchase the insurance, please visit the district's One 4 One page.

What are the dates and times for the middle school Back-to-School registration days?

JMS is happy to welcome all students and parents/guardians to our Back-to-School registration days!  These are:

  • 5th Grade: August 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 6th Grade: August 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both of these dates are "open house" so please visit the school during the time that works best for you.  Keep in mind that lines are typically the longest right at the beginning of the time frame.  In addition, completing the online registration through Parent Portal prior to the registration date will GREATLY expedite your process.  We strongly encourage you to do this! 

For more details about the registration days and what they involve, please refer to the letter sent via email in July: Back-to-School Letter

What supplies will my child need for middle school?

You can access the JMS supply list here: School Supply List

Is there a dress code for middle school?  How can I find out about rules and procedures in general?

For all the rules and procedures at JMS, including dress code guidelines, please see the student handbook: Student Handbook