West Jackson Weekly
Band and Chorus Registration for Rising 6th Graders
2014 CRCT Tests
All WJMS students will be taking the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) April 22nd-30th. Results will be used for instructional improvement planning and evaluation of various programs. Keep in mind that eighth grade students who do not pass both the reading and math portions will be considered for retention. Students who do not obtain a passing score will retake the CRCT during May 19-21.
In addition to the regular instruction, teachers have prepared students for the format of the test using released test material. To ensure that your child does his/her personal best, you can give support in the following ways:
Avoid any unnecessary absences, tardies, or early check-outs. Valuable instruction is lost to your student when any portion of the instructional day is missed. The school day begins at 7:45 AM.
Students typically do much better when they test with their peers rather than in a make-up session. We encourage daily attendance April 22nd-30th.
Encourage your student to do his/her personal best, but avoid undue stress. Too much stress is counter productive.
Click here for more test taking tips.
As always, we want to thank you for your support throughout the year. We look forward to the remainder of the school year. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call WJMS at 706.654.2775.
Here is the schedule for testing;
Tuesday April 22nd - Reading
Wednesday April 23rd - Language Arts
Thursday April 24th - Math
Tuesday April 29th - Science
Wednesday April 30th - Social Studies
Jackson County Schools' West-Side Community Meeting
The Jackson County Board of Education along with Jackson County Schools invites you to attend a West-Side community.
Please join us as we look at the current challenges and discuss potential changes to the configuration of our West-Side schools.
The meeting will be held on Thursday May 8th at the West Jackson Primary School gym from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.
Please click here to download a flyer for the event.
2014-15 WJMS Yearbook Staff
Students interested in applying for the West Jackson Middle School Yearbook staff for next year should pick up an application from Ms. Komanecky as soon as possible. Applications must be turned in by April 30th!
Night of the New Panther
WJMS will be hosting our annual information and orientatation "Night of the New Panther" for rising 6th grade students and parents on Thursday May 8th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the WJMS cafeteria.
Please click here for more information.
Mandatory Vaccinations for Rising 6th and 7th Grade Students
Please click here for important information about required vaccinations for rising 6th and 7th grade students.
WJMS Summer Camps
WJMS is hosting a number of unique summer camps June 16-20. There will be a Star Wars Camp, Harry Potter Camp, Superhero Camp, Lego Camp and a Jewelry Camp. Both afternoon and morning camps are available, the cost is $125 per camp. Please click here for a flyer/registration form.