Dear Middle School Parents,
This year is an exciting year at JAMM! We have added 6th grade to our current middle school program. We are very excited to welcome our new sixth grade students into our great program! This means we have 7 middle school classes on our campus! Since our middle school program has grown so much, we have the opportunity to join a sports league. This allows our middle school students to participate in after school sports for grades 6-8. Our first sports will be Girls Volleyball and Boys Flag football! We hope to see our middle school parents out supporting our student athletes!
In addition to the new sports program we will be starting an Associated Student Body (ASB), which is a form of student government. Students will have the opportunity to run for office and under teacher leadership, help govern the school! Each class will also have a representative to report back the ASB meetings. We encourage all students to get involved in student government and become informed about events at JAMM. As part of the ASB, students will help to plan after school dances for the middle school as well as student store, and snack shack at the home sporting events.
Another exciting feature exclusive to our JAMM middle school students is the one-to-one Chrome book devices. Grades 6-8 have the ability to take their laptop home on a daily basis to complete any assignments, homework, and projects. In every classroom, teachers have set up Google Classrooms, which allows for posting of announcements, assigned work, and a great way to communicate with fellow classmates or teachers. We encourage you to have your student demonstrate the great features of Google Classroom. This technology truly allows for 21st Century Learning!
In middle school we believe that communication is key! In order for you to stay fully informed in the happenings in the classroom or at the school, it is important that we have your current email address on file in the office. All notices will be sent home electronically to alleviate the papers at the bottom of backpacks. All teachers at JAMM use an on-line grade book called Aeries. In middle school we use the live grade book feature, which gives parents the opportunity to check their students’ grades on a daily basis. In our classroom routines, we have students regularly check their grades, so that they are aware of graded assignments as well as if they have any missing assignments. Parents can access the online grade book using aeries.mhusd.org. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teacher for further information.
We look forward to a fantastic school year!
JAMM Middle School Team
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