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“Courage.  Kindness.  Friendship.  Character.  These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”
~R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Monday, February 19
No School for Students – President’s Day; Teacher Workday

Tuesday, February 20
Math Remediation
8:00 a.m.  6th Grade Student Registration Meeting
9:00 a.m.  7th Grade Student Registration Meeting
2:35 p.m.  PBIS Meeting

Wednesday, February 21

Thursday, February 22
Digital Learning Day
3:30-4:30 p.m.  Parent Registration Meeting

Friday, February 23
Code Red Drill
Progress Reports Go Home
6th Grade Team celebration
Box Tops for Education Turn In

Saturday, February 24
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Science Olympiad @ FTCC

“If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t need to be gorgeous, rich, famous, brilliant, or perfect.  You just have to care.”
~Karen Salmansohn


Upcoming Events


Monday, February 26 – 2:35 p.m.  Beginning Teacher/Committee Meetings
Tuesday, February 27 – 2:30-6:00 p.m.  Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 2 – Read Across America Day
Saturday, March 3 – 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  County Forensics Competition @ JGMS

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Published by Pamela Sands on February 16, 2018

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Love.
“Without respect, love is lost. Without caring, love is boring. Without honesty, love is unhappy. Without trust, love is unstable.”  ~Unknown

Monday, February 12
1:00 p.m.  Rising 6th Grade Visit
2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting

Tuesday, February 13
ELA Remediation
AR celebration
2:30 p.m.  Beginning Teacher Social

Wednesday, February 14

Thursday, February 15
First Day of Spring Sports Practice
5:30 p.m.  PTA Meeting

Friday, February 16
9:00 a.m.  8th Grader Jack Britt visit
7th and 8th grade Team Celebrations
5:30-7:30 p.m.  Winter Wonderland Semi-Formal Dance

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”  ~Dalai Lama


Upcoming Events


Monday, February 19 – No School for Students- President’s Day; Teacher Workday
Tuesday, February 20 – 2:35 p.m.  PBIS Meeting
Thursday, February 22 – 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Parent Registration Meeting
Friday, February 23 – Progress Reports Go Home
Friday, February 23 – 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Hoops for Heart Event
Friday, February 23 – Box Tops for Education Turn In
Saturday, February 24 – 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Science Olympiad @ FTCC

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Published by Pamela Sands on February 9, 2018

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is fairness.
“Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same.  Fairness means everyone gets what they need.”
~Rick Riordan

Monday, February 5
7:30 a.m.  Civic Oration Practice
9:00 a.m.  JBHS Registration Information meeting
2:35 p.m.  Department Meetings

Tuesday, February 6
7:05 a.m.  Team Leader Meeting
7:30 a.m.  JNHS Student Meeting
4:00 p.m.  Girls Basketball Strength Game @ WMS

Wednesday, February 7
7:30 p.m.  Civic Oration Practice
7:45 p.m.  8th grade 71st school visit
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling Strength Game @ HOME vs. GCMS

Thursday, February 8
9:00 a.m.  Civic Oration Contest- Multi-Purpose Room
4:00 p.m.  Basketball Strength game@ HOME vs. NJMS

Friday, February 9
Distributive Leadership
Mid-Year PDPs due

“Fairness is not about statistical equality.”  ~ John Bercow


Upcoming Events


Monday, February 12 – 2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting
Tuesday, February 13 – AR Celebration
Thursday, February 15 – First Day of Spring Sports Practice
Friday, February 16 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Winter Wonderland Semi-Formal Dance

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Published by Pamela Sands on February 2, 2018

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is prudence.
“Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.”  ~John Milton

Monday, January 29
2:35 p.m.  Faculty Meeting
5:00 p.m.  6th Grade Spanish Immersion Program

Tuesday, January 30
Math Benchmark
Report Cards Go Home
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HOME vs. ACMS
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ ACMS

Wednesday, January 31
Math Benchmark
2:30 p.m.  Beginning Teacher Social
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HOME vs. NJMS (make-up game)
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ NJMS (make-up game)

Thursday, February 1
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. ABMS
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ ABMS

Friday, February 2
1:00 p.m.  Awards Day

“The less prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence in which we should conduct our own affairs.”  ~Warren Buffet


Upcoming Events


Monday, February 5 – 2:35 p.m.  Department Meetings
Tuesday, February 6 – 4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Basketball Strength Game
Wednesday, February 7 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling Strength Match
Thursday, February 8 – 4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Basketball Strength Game

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Published by Pamela Sands on January 26, 2018

        


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This week’s Positivity Project traits are hope and optimism.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 22
REGULAR SCHOOL DAY
2:35 p.m.  EOG meeting

Tuesday, January 23
8:30 a.m.  Spelling Bee
8th Grade Science Benchmark
2:35 p.m.  PBIS Meeting
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HOME vs. SLMS
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ SLMS
5:30-7:00 p.m.  Pastries with the Principal

Wednesday, January 24
8th Grade Science Benchmark
2:30 p.m.  Winter Sports Pictures

Thursday, January 25
End of the 2nd Quarter
ELA Benchmark
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. NJMS
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ NJMS

Friday, January 26
3rd Quarter Begins
ELA Benchmark
Box Tops for Education Due
2:35 p.m.  Spring Sports Interest Meeting (students)
3:30 pm  Forensics Tournament at Mac Williams Middle School

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  ~Winston Churchill


Upcoming Events


Monday, January 29 – 2:35 p.m.  Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, January 30 – Report Cards Go Home
Tuesday, January 30 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HOME vs. ACMS
Tuesday, January 30 – 4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ ACMS
Thursday, February 1 – 4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. ABMS
Thursday, February 1 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ ABMS
Friday, February 2 – 1:00 p.m.  Awards Day

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Published by Pamela Sands on January 19, 2018

        


This is an image of a blue and lime green background with a picture of a calendar used for our weekly updates.

This week’s Positivity Project traits are hope and optimism.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 15
NO SCHOOL – MLK HOLIDAY

Tuesday, January 16
2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting

Wednesday, January 17
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HOME vs. NJMS (make-up from Jan. 4)
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ NJMS (make-up from Jan. 4)

Thursday, January 18
8:30 a.m.  Spelling Bee
5:30 p.m.  PTA Meeting

Friday, January 19
Hip Hop Lunch

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  ~Winston Churchill


Upcoming Events


Monday, January 22 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Workday
Tuesday, January 23 – End of the 2nd Quarter
Tuesday, January 23 – 8th Grade Science Benchmark
Tuesday, January 23 – 2:35 p.m.  PBIS Meeting
Tuesday, January 23 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HOME vs. SLMS
Tuesday, January 23 – 4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ SLMS
Tuesday, January 23 – 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Pastries with the Principal
Wednesday, January 24 – 3rd Quarter Begins
Wednesday, January 24 – 8th Grade Science Benchmark
Thursday, January 25 – ELA Benchmark
Thursday, January 25 – 4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. NJMS
Thursday, January 25 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ NJMS
Friday, January 26 – ELA Benchmark
Friday, January 26 – Box Tops for Education Due
Friday, January 26 – 3:30 pm  Forensics Tournament at Mac Williams Middle School

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Published by Pamela Sands on January 12, 2018

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Perspective.
“Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life.” ~Joni Eareckson Tada

Monday, January 8
2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting  rescheduled for 1/16/18

Tuesday, January 9
2:35 p.m.  PBIS Meeting
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. ACMS
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ ACMS

Wednesday, January 10

Thursday, January 11
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HOME vs. ABMS
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ ABMS

Friday, January 12

“It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.”  ~Kristin Armstrong


Upcoming Events


Monday, January 15 – NO SCHOOL – MLK HOLIDAY
Tuesday, January 16 – 2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting
Thursday, January 18 – 8:30 a.m.  Spelling Bee
Friday, January 19 – End of the 2nd Quarter
Friday, January 19 – Hip Hop Lunch

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Published by Pamela Sands on January 7, 2018

        


This is an image of a blue and lime green background with a picture of a calendar used for our weekly updates.

This week’s Positivity Project trait is Perspective.
“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”  ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Creative Commons image of fireworks saying Happy New Year 2018Monday, January 1
No School:  New Year’s Day

Tuesday, January 2
Students and Staff Return from Break

Wednesday, January 3

Thursday, January 4
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HOME vs. NJMS
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ NJMS

Friday, January 5

“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.” ~Chris Pine


Upcoming Events


Monday, January 8 – 2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting
Tuesday, January 9 – 4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. ACMS
Tuesday, January 9 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ ACMS
Thursday, January 11 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HOME vs. ABMS
Thursday, January 11 – 4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ ABMS

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Published by Pamela Sands on December 29, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Self-Control.
“You have power over your mind – not outside events.  Realize this, and you will find strength.”
~Marcus Aurelius

Monday, December 18 – clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Ugly Sweater/Holiday Shirt – Wear your ugliest holiday themed sweater or shirt.
7:30 a.m.  Holidays Around the World Assembly
2:35 p.m.  Staff Meeting
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeTuesday, December 19 – Holiday Spirit Week: Holiday Headgear – Wear your Santa Hat, reindeer antlers, elf ears, etc.
12:30 p.m.  Two-Hour Early Release

blue snowflake background with Happy Holidays in blue and green with the dates of the winter break

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Published by Pamela Sands on December 17, 2017

        


This is an image of a blue and lime green background with a picture of a calendar used for our weekly updates.

This week’s Positivity Project trait is Self-Control.
“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”  ~Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

December 11-15 – Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!

Monday, December 11
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Merry Morning Monday – Wear your favorite (school appropriate) pajamas.
2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting

Tuesday, December 12
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeTuesday, December 12 – Holiday Spirit Week: Holiday Sock Day – Wear your most festive socks.
5:30 p.m.  Winter Band/Orchestra Concert

Wednesday, December 13
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Candy Canes & Gum Drops – Wear stripes and polka dots or pattern-on-pattern.

Thursday, December 14
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Wear flannel shirts, scarves, warm boots, hats, etc.
3:45-5:30 p.m.  Book Fair Family Shopping Hours
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. SLMS
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ SLMS

Friday, December 15
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Frozen Friday – Wear all white or all blue.
Box Tops for Education Collected

“By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.”  ~Grenville Kleiser


Upcoming Events


Monday, December 18 – clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Ugly Sweater/Holiday Shirt – Wear your ugliest holiday themed sweater or shirt.
7:30 a.m.  Holidays Around the World Assembly
2:35 p.m.  Staff Meeting
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeTuesday, December 19 – Holiday Spirit Week: Holiday Headgear – Wear your Santa Hat, reindeer antlers, elf ears, etc.
12:30 p.m.  Two-Hour Early Release

blue snowflake background with Happy Holidays in blue and green with the dates of the winter break

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Published by Pamela Sands on December 8, 2017

        


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