Jack Young Middle School Newsletter
April, 2019
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What is a middle schooler,
I was asked one day.
I knew what he was...
but what should I say?

He is noise and confusion.
He is silence that is deep.
He is sunshine and laughter,
or a cloud that will weep.

He is swift as an arrow.
He is a waster of time.
He wants to be rich,
but cannot save a dime.

He is rude and nasty.
He is polite as can be.
He wants parental guidance,
but fights to be free.

He is aggressive and bossy.
He is timid and shy.
He knows all the answers,
but still will ask "why"?

He is awkward and clumsy.
He is graceful and poised.
He is ever changing,
but do not be annoyed.

What is a middle schooler,
I was asked one day.
He is the future unfolding.
Do not stand in his way.

||Author Unknown||

          Dave Schwarz              Brian Bauer
               Principal            Assistant Principal
Music Department News!

Upcoming events

6th Grade Band & Choir Tour to the Elementary Schools! - Tuesday, May 7th
6th Grade band & choir members will visit the 5 district elementary schools for a musical performing tour! This will take place during the school day. More information and permission forms will be coming home in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
Spring Band Concerts! Tuesday, May 14th JYMS Big Gym
6th Grade 5:30 PM
7th Grade 6:30 PM
8th Grade & Jazz 7:30 PM

Spring Choir Concerts! Tuesday, May 21st JYMS Big Gym
          WIN and 6th Grade Choir 5:30
          7th & 8th Grade Choirs 6:30

Thank you for supporting music in our schools!

PB & J Drive at JYMS!
During the week of March 18-22, Mrs. Steiner's TA held a Peanut Butter and Jelly drive at JYMS. They collected jars of PB & J to donate to the food pantry to help families during spring break who usually rely on hot lunch. They created posters, a video, and announcements to get the word out about their project. They collected 54 jars of peanut butter and 50 jars of jelly, a total of 104 items which were donated to the Baraboo Food Pantry. The food pantry was thrilled with the donation and sent thanks to the students for their efforts. The students wish to thank everyone who donated to the drive. Upon reflection, things the students took away from the service project included, "I wasn't aware that some families might struggle to feed their kids lunch during spring break," and "It felt good to help others."
   Students of the Month


6th Grade
          Anna Collette                                          Drew
7th Grade
              Isabella                                             Grayson
                                         8th Grade

                Bryana                                              Drew         

 Here is a picture of the T-Birds of the Month display outside the Commons.  Students are nominated each month by staff ,and 2 students at each grade level are randomly chosen.  Great job, JYMS students!
Spring Sports Schedule

Tuesday, April 23
Softball        4:30     JYMS vs Westfield @ Westfield Park

Thursday, April 25
Track meet   4:30    JYMS vs Reedsburg & Waunakee @ BHS

Friday, April 26 
Softball          4:30   JYMS vs Pardeeville @ Pierce Park Field 4

Monday, April 29
Track meet     4:30  JYMS vs Portage & Reedsburg @ Portage HS

Tuesday, April 30
Softball           4:30  JYMS vs Adams Friendship

Thursday, May 2
Softball           4:30   JYMS vs Markesan @Pierce Park Field 4

Track meet      4:30   JYMS vs deForest @ Baraboo HS

Tuesday, May 7
Track meet      4:30  JYMS vs Monona Grove @ Monona Grove HS

Thursday, May 9
Softball            4:30   JYMS vs Wis. Dells @ Pierce Park Field 4

Monday, May 13
Softball            4:30   JYMS vs Markesan @ Markesan HS

Track meet       4:30   JYMS Vs Mt Horeb & Sauk Prairie @ BHS

Friday, May 17
Softball              4:30  JYMS vs Westfield @ Pierce Park Field 4

Monday, May 20
Softball             4:30  JYMS vs Adams Friendship @ Pierce Park Field 4

Notes from the Librarian

Notes from the Library
by Mrs. Steiner

April is National Poetry Month. A great way to get a little poetry into your life is to read a novel in verse. These have become quite popular in children's and young adult literature over the years; as a matter of fact, in 2015 the Newbery Medal book ( The Crossover ) and one of the honor books ( Brown Girl Dreaming ) were novels in verse. We have made it easy for students to find novels in verse by accessing our online catalog called Destiny. They can do a visual search called "Novels in poetry form" and get a list of all the novels we have in our collections that are written in verse. We also have a list of Novels in Poetry Form in Sora, our eLibrary, as well. As always, if your child is looking for a suggestion for what to read next, perhaps a novel in verse, we are available with lots of great ideas in the library!  Happy National Poetry Month!


Cyber Safety For Parents and Children

NEW Interactive Safety Resource Available! 
In honor of Safer Internet Day 2019, interact is now available! 

Interact is an online, interactive e-course created for parents and guardians to complete with their children with the goal of sparking basic online safety discussions in the home. This 30 minute module provides parents with the opportunity to review their own tech use to set a good example; interactive activities to complete alongside their children; and follow-up resources and activities to keep the discussions going. 

This e-course gives parents the opportunity to set themselves up as the trusted adult in their child's life. If the child sees something online they don't understand or that makes them uncomfortable, they know they have someone to reach out to. The e-course even provides some ideas on how to start and continue these discussions, along with some bonus tips to help break the ice on awkward topics!
Be your child's trusted adult. Interact, and stay safe!

Visit  ProtectKidsOnlineWI.gov  and click the Interact tab to access the e-course, along with numerous other resources for online safety.
The interact program was created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to help keep kids safe online.


Looking for additional safety information or ways to get involved in sharing the message of safety? Check out  SaferInternetDay.org for ideas, materials, and learning opportunities!