Middle School Student Council Winter Dance: December 13, 2013, from 7-9:30 PM. This special dance is for Jersey Shore Area Middle School students, grades 6, 7, and 8, ONLY. There are policies on dance attire and attendance in the 2013-2014 Middle School Handbook on page 22. The Handbook is on line and can be accessed by clicking on "New, 2013-2014 Student Handbook" in the left column. Details about the dance are here: Student Council Winter Dance
Winter Concert December 18 at 7 PM - Come to the middle school and enjoy the sounds of the season. The students are working doubly hard to rehearse and blend musical talents. The concert will be music for the heart and soul.
PAYS volunteer survey for 6th and 8th grade
: This the Pennsylvania Youth Survey which is given every 4 years to track trends over time. It is an opinion survey given to students who are in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. The entire survey can be viewed at the Commission's website: www.pays.state.pa.us
. This survey will be given to students prior to 2014. Attached is a passive parental permission form PAYS passive permission form
Stuff the Bus: This is the ROCK Event for December 20th. What is Stuff the Bus? It is a school bus donated for the purpose of filling it with pet supplies, canned goods, hats, mittens, scarves, donations that can be given to people in need and the SPCA. December for the middle school is a month to give time and talents to others - that's an event we all embrace. Look for the school bus and consider sending in donations with your son, daughter, neighbor's middle school child, and/or middle school grandchild.
AND - another super giving event added feature is staff and student "hair" donation. That's right! We have staff and students who have something very special to donate for use for cancer victims - their long locks. Miss Eoute will donate at least 8" of her hair to the outreach effort that takes long hair to make into proper hair pieces for others who lose their hair due to cancer treatments. Middle School students who have long enough hair can make the same donation. We have forms for students to take home and get their parents'/guardians' permission for this kind of special, personal, and generous donation. Already 7 students have permission to donate their hair. Hair cutting will take place during the ROCK, "A Time To Give" assembly. Students and staff make monetary donations for a chance to cut the assistant principal's hair and a teacher's hair. If the donations reach $1,500 or more, students have a chance to cut Mr. Veldhuis' hair and Mr. Zeruth's hair. The donation will be given to the American Cancer Society. If donations reach the goal, a special guest, "Pierre," will supervise and assist students to give these men a good, close shave. So, if you want to see these men "go clean" for the winter holidays, help your son or daughter, grandson, granddaughter, niece, or nephew make a donation and perhaps be chosen to help with this clean shaving experience.
Here are a few photos to help you understand this second annual JSA Middle School December ROCK Event: A Time To Give:
January 8, 2014 Mr. Jerry Ackerman will be at the Middle School to talk with students in all grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. He will lead four different groupings of student assemblies during the day. The 4th and 5th graders from Avis and Salladasburg are invited to come to the middle school so all JSASD students in both of those grades can hear Mr. Ackerman together with their teachers. Parents are invited to an evening presentation about how to prevent bullying, teach their children how to be defenders of themselves against bullies and help each other "talk nicely" when using Facebook, text messaging, and insta-gram. Mr. Ackerman will lead a parent program in the middle school auditorium at 7 PM on January 8th. The program will be live broadcast on the Bulldog Channel. Wednesday, January 8th - New Year and a New Time to make a resolution to STOMP Out Bullying in Jersey Shore. January 8th - Wear Blue to show your support to STOMP Out Bullying!
NEW!! Diversity Contest: This contest is sponsored by the school district Diversity Committee. This is the second year JSASD has opened up this contest to students. Winners will present at the Lock Haven University, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, which takes place in January. This is the first year middle school students may submit entries. If your son or daughter is interested in participating individually or as a group with other students, click on the form for details which is next: Diversity Contest Information Sheet Students may also visit the school Guidance office for further information. Good luck to all entrants.
Fantastic Scholastic Book Fair: Thank you parents and students. The week of October 28-November 1st Parents volunteered time to have a book fair at the middle school for all 5 grades, 4th through 8th. Family night was Tuesday, October 29 from 6-8 PM and lots and lots of families made the trip into school for the fair. The earnings were close to $5,000. The profits go back to the school for purchasing more scholastic books. It was a wonderful time for everyone. Look for a spring Scholastic Book Fair at the middle school for all 5 grades. The spring fair is "Buy One, Get One" free. It promises to be just as much fun. Take a look: