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 Middle School PTO News: Soon your child(ren) will bring home information about the Middle School PTO.  The PTO at the middle school is dedicated to helping the students have some of the "extras" that cannot be fit into a school budget like supporting transportation to a movie as a reward to the student body.   This year there are several clubs that would benefit from volunteers helping out during clubs and on club outings.  The list of Middle School clubs is below.  It would be absolutely great to have parents/guardians available to help.  Club days are listed in on the right side of this home page.  If you want to help with club activities - please add that to the PTO response letter.  Middle School PTO will meet Wednesday, October 5 at 7 PM.  Click on the following link to see/download the middle school PTO invitation letter:  JSAMS PTO Invitation
 
Are you getting all the information that is available on the MMS Parent Portal? Attached is an information "Tips" page. Hopefully the illustrations will help you get more information about your child's learning accomplishments.  Here is that link: Accessing Details from the MMS Parent Portal
 
Advanced Tiers (Tier II)-Part of ROCK:  The ROCK program is part of the school district's School Wide Positive Behavior Support Program.  This element focuses on short-term interventions to help students make personal connections with school staff.  The link that follows is a description of three components used to help students get on track with organization and learning.  Parents/guardians who may be interested in having their children be considered for one of the interventions should contact the guidance office to request a handbook.  There is an evaluation process the teachers and parent/guardians go through to determine specific needs.  There is a timeline that is followed when the interventions are implemented.  If you believe your son/daughter would benefit from learning organizational skills, having an adult contact to check in/check out with on a daily basis or have a mentor, you are invited to talk with us about these programs.  The guidance office number is 570 398-0253.  Here is the information link: Tier II Overview.Check in/Check out, Mentoring, Organization Skills
 
Second Day of School Assemblies for Students: Four separate assembly periods were designed for students to rotate through the building to learn about what to do to get organized for learning, be organized at arrival time and during dismissal, and demonstrate good cafeteria manners for having enjoyable lunch periods together.  The presentation on getting organized can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Tips to get Organized for Learning It is a PowerPoint presentation and will take about a minute or two to download before it can be opened and viewed.  
 
First Day of School Assemblies for Students:  The students met with the principal in the auditorium as a whole 6th grade and in teams with 7th and 8th grades.  The presentation was focused on introducing to students the concepts of developing a Growth Mindset and learning the details of school policies regarding what is Bullying/Cyber-bullying, what constitutes a violation of policy against having tobacco products in school/on school property, what is a violation of the weapons policy, the cell phone policy and the grooming and dress policy.  Here is a link to the PowerPoint presentation:  First Day of School Presentation to Students It takes about 1 minute after downloading the presentation for it to fully download onto a device for viewing.  Within the presentation are two links to videos, one voice recording and a WAV file.  These connections work when the PowerPoint is opened up to "slide show" and the slide with the extra media is displayed.  We hope you will be able to see this presentation and talk about it with your son or daughter.
 
Middle School Clubs are open to students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, each club advisor gave a presentation to the student body about their club and the kinds of activities they do during the school year.  The students found out a lot about their middle school and we hope they will take an active part in "club" live during their years here.  Below is a list of the 2016-2017 clubs.  Here is a link to the list of clubs, their advisors, and a brief description of each club: Club Advisors and Descriptions
  • Band
  • Book Club
  • Builders Club (Middle School Kiwanis Club)
  • C3
  • Chorus
  • Diversity Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America - Middle Level
  • HOPE Club
  • JSAMS Military Support Club
  • Leo Club (Middle School Student Lions Club)
  • Maker Club
  • Outdoor Club
  • ROCK-Out Bullying:  Anti-Bullying Club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook:  Bullpup Memories
 
Did you know the middle school has an activity period on Day 3 used to talk about R:  Respecting yourself and others; O: Organizing for Success; C:  Caring for People and Property; K: Keep on Learning ?
 
Did you know the middle school has a club period usually on Day 6?  Students who are keeping up their school work can participate in a club and enjoy the activities of the clubs, many of which are "service" clubs.  For example, the Outdoor Club takes field trips to help clean up local park lands and areas around Jersey Shore.  Last spring they clean up a segment of the Rail Trail on national Earth Day.  
 

 
 
 

Important Dates

  • ⇒Dates are subject to change⇐


     September 14: Clubs

    September 12-22:  STAR and

    Study Island (SI) Benchmark Assessments

    September 22:  Clubs

    September 30:  ROCK Fall Fest (Wear Orange & Black)

    Star Spangled Spectacular before

    Varsity Football game 7 PM start

     October 3:  Clubs

    October 5:  7 PM PTO meets

    October 10: In-Service for Teachers-No Students

    October 12: Clubs

    8th Grade Career Fair in Gym during the school day

    October 20: Clubs

    October 24-28:  Scholastic Book Fair

    October 28: NO Clubs ROCK-TOBER FEST

    November 4:  2-Hr. Early Dismissal

    November 7: Clubs

    November 9: 7th Gr. Trip to SH during the school day

    November 11:  Report Cards go Home

    Life Applications Trimester 1 ends

    November 14: JUST Organize and ROCK UEB Assemblies

    November 15:  Clubs

    November 18:  ROCK A-Time-to-Give

    November 23-28:  Schools are Closed

    December 1:  Clubs

    December 8:  7 PM Holiday Concert

    December 9: Clubs

    December 12-20: STAR and SI Benchmark 2 for 6th Gr.

    December 19:  Clubs

    December 21:  2 Hr.-Early Dismissal

    December 22-January 2:  Schools are Closed

    January 3-13:  STAR and SI Benchmark 2 for 7th & 8th Grades

    January 6: Clubs

    January 16:  In-Service for teachers, No Students

    January 17:  Clubs

    January 25:  Clubs

    January 26 & 27: 7 PM Middle School Musical

    January 27: ROCK Event

    February 2: Clubs

    February 8:  8th Gr. goes to the SH during the school day to observe and learn about the elective classes for 9th grade

    February 10:  Clubs

    February 15: Senior High Open House 6-8 PM

    8th Gr. students and their families are invited

    February 16:  7 PM Vocal Pops Concert

    February 17-21:  Schools are Closed

    February 23:  Clubs

    February 24:  ROCK Event & 2-hr. Early Dimissal

    February 26-March 9: STAR and SI Benchmark 3

    March 3 & 4:  Jr. County Band at the middle school

    March 6:  Clubs

    Life Applications Trimester 2 Ends

    March 13:  Clubs

    March 16-17: In-Service, no school for students

    March 23:  Clubs

    March 24:  Hoops for the Heart

    Assembly for students

    March 29:  End of 3rd Quarter

    March 31: 2 Hr. Early Dismissal

    ROCK Event

    April 3-7:  PSSAs, no clubs this week

    April 7: Report Cards go home

    April 10:  No Clubs JUST Organize &

    ROCK UEBs Assemblies

    April 13-17: Schools are closed

    April 18:  In-Service for teacher, No Students

    April 19: * Clubs *

    April 24-28:  PSSAs, No Clubs

    April 28: ROCK Event

    6th Grade Chorus Fest

     May 1-5:  STAR & SI Assessment 4

    May 3 & 4:  8th Grade PSSAs in Science

    May 5:  7th & 8th Grades Chorus Fest

    May 10:  Clubs

    May 11: 7 PM Spring Concert

    May 15: 8th grade visits Penn College

    5th Grade visits the Middle School

    May 17:  7 PM Elem. Band Concert at MS

    May 17-18: 8th Gr. Alegebra Keystones

    May 17-18: 7th grade goes to Little Pine State Park

    (One Half of the students in 7th grade go each day)

    May 18:  No Clubs

    May 19:  ROCK Event

    May 24:  7 PM Elem Band Concert at MS

    May 25: 8th Grade goes to Washington, DC

    May 26:  Schools are closed

    May 30:  Clubs

    Gym Locker Clean-out

    June 1: JUST Organize/ROCK UEB Assemblies

    June 1:  7 PM Instrumental Pops Concert at the Senior High

    June 2: 6-8 Band goes to Knoebels

    June 5:  Club Presentations to student body

    June 6: ROCK Event and 2-Hr. Early Dismissal

     

     

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