School Supply List 2014-2015
We hope you are having a great summer.
While you are out looking for deals, take the North Jackson School Supply List along with you.
West Side Community Meeting
Splash Into Reading
Summertime is finally here! We made it and accomplished so much in reading this year. Let’s keep it up this summer and make a SPLASH INTO READING!
In order to prevent our reading levels from floating backwards, NJES is challenging ALL students to READ, READ, READ throughout the summer! We want students to read at least 1,000 minutes* during our summer break.
Summer Camps for 10 - 14 Year Olds
Check out West Jackson Middle School's Summer Camp offerings here.
What: We are offering Star Wars Camp, Harry Potter Camp, Lego Camp,
Superhero Camp, and Jewelry Camp.
When: June 16 – 20
Morning and afternoon camps
Where: Meet each day at the front entrance of WJMS
Who: Anyone between the ages of 10 and 14 may attend
Cost: $125/ camp. Checks should be made out to West Jackson Middle School.
Stakeholder's Input Needed!
STAKEHOLDER'S INPUT NEEDED
Input is needed for the reviewing and revising of the Consolidated Application and County Parent Involvement Plan. These plans help school systems coordinate and collaborate their federal programs so the needs of the students can be met.
The Goals of the Federal Programs
• Improve student achievement
• Provide professional development and growth opportunities
• Improve parent involvement in their children’s education
If you would like to make suggestions and review the plans, we welcome you to attend our upcoming meeting: May 15th at 10:00am at the Jackson County Central Office and will be repeated that evening at 6:00pm.
If you cannot attend; the plans will be posted to our web page by May 5th.
Night of the New Panthers
West Jackson Middle School is setting aside a night for rising 6th graders and their parents
When: May 8th at 6pm
Where: West Jackson Middle School Cafeteria
On the agenda:
- Mrs. Hale will talk about what your child can expect in 6th grade and we will hear from current 6th grade students about their first year in middle school. There will also be an opportunity to meet connection teachers, coaches and club sponsors.
- WJMS/Panther Spirit wear will be available for purchase.
- Door prizes
Afterwards: Enjoy a light dinner and an opportunity to speak one-on-one with teachers and administrators.
Field Day T-Shirts
Information about Field Day t-shirts was sent home on
Thursday, April 24th.
Weather Make Up
The Georgia State Board of Education granted a waiver for local school systems to forgive days missed due to recent inclement weather. Jackson County Schools will continue with regularly scheduled school days as reflected on the calendar approved by the BOE on Monday, February 10th. As previously communicated, students will attend school on March 14th and May 22nd. However, Jackson County Schools will not add May 23rd, nor will any potential change to start and end times be implemented. We are committed to providing focused instruction to ensure student preparedness for upcoming assessments and advancement in their educational careers. Thank you for your patience as we are committed to our students, families, and their success!
Band & Chorus Registration for Rising 6th Graders
Athletics for Middle School
6th graders will be allowed to participate in all sports offered at our middle schools, OTHER THAN FOOTBALL. In an effort to ensure that ONLY players that are developmentally ready to play at the middle school level are kept on a team, a point of emphasis must be placed on the responsibility of our head varsity coaches in the tryout process for middle school sports. Our varsity and middle school coaches will have discussions and plan tryouts appropriately. We are all after the same thing, which is to produce fundamentally sound and successful programs that provide our students with a safe and fun experience that prepares them for the next level.