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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



What is ICU?

Just like in a hospital, ICU stands for “Intensive Care Unit”. Students placed on the ICU list need intensive care to ensure their success.

These students:

A. Have a missing or incomplete assignment or assessment
B. Did not earn a Proficient score on an assignment or assessment.

When a student is added to the ICU list, parents are notified through a text message and/or email. They are also given extra supports throughout the school day to ensure their success in school.

Student Supports:

Lunch and Advisory Academic Lab

Students on the ICU list are assigned to lunch and advisory academic lab. Here, students are given extra time to work and are supported by 2 to 3 teachers to ensure their success.

Before and After School Academic Lab

This voluntary time is for students who need extra help or a quiet place to work on homework or classwork While this is not one-on-one tutoring, a teacher or two will be available for assistance. In addition, this could become compulsory if we see a need for students.
Morning Ac Lab is M, T, TH, F from 7:15 to 7:55 
After School Ac Lab is M, T, W, TH from 3:10 to 4:10


Mr. Tim Kluesner is our school lifeguard. He checks in with ICU students daily. He also communicates with parents and teachers to get students the help they need.

Saturday School

When the above supports are not enough for students, we open the school on Saturday for extra work time.

Blitz Day

This works double duty as reward/incentive and extra work time for students. Once a month, students who are not on the ICU list will participate in a reward involving fun activities, while those on the list receive extra time and support to achieve success.