J ack Young Middle School Newsletter
September, 2018
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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
Sports Schedules
Cross Country
9/13:  4:15 Invitational vs Mt Horeb
9/18:  4:00 Invitational @ BHS 
9/24:  4:00 JYMS vs Portage @ Wyona Park
10/2:  TBD JYMS @ Sauk Prairie HS
10/4:  4:15 JYMs  @ Lodi Middle School
10/9:  4:30 Invitational @ BHS

7th and 8th Grade Football
9/4:   @Portage  7th-5:00, 8th-6:30
9/11: @ River Valley High School  7th-5:00, 8th-6:30
9/18: @Verona High School
9/25: Home against Waunakee 7th-5:00, 8th-6:30
10/2: Home against Wis Dells 7th-5:00, 8th-6:30
10/8: 7th Grade @ Sun Prairie, 5:00
10/9: 8th Grade @ Dodgeville, 5:30

7th and 8th Grade Volleyball
9/17:  4:15 Baraboo Gold @Mt Horeb HS  A Team plays 1st
   4:15 Baraboo Blue vs Lodi @ JYMS  A Team plays 1st

9/20: 4:15 Baraboo Gold @Reedsburg  B Team plays 1st
   4:15 Baraboo Blue vs Poynette @JYMS B Team plays 1st

9/24: 4:15 Baraboo Gold vs Sun Prairie @ JYMS  A Team plays 1st
4:15 Baraboo Blue  vs Sun Prairie @ Cardinal Heights Upper MIddle School A Team plays 1st

9/27: 4:15 Baraboo Gold vs Dells @Just-A-Game Fieldhouse  B Team plays 1st 
4:15 Baraboo Blue  vs Beaver Dam @ JYMS  B Team plays 1st

10/1:  4:15 Baraboo  Gold  vs Sauk @JYMS  A Team plays 1st
4:15 Baraboo Blue @Portage Middle School A Team plays 1st

10/2:  4:15 Baraboo Blue @Lodi Middle School  A Team plays 1st

10/4:  4:15 Baraboo  Gold @Deforest Middle School  B Team plays 1st
4:15 Baraboo Blue vs DeForest @JYMS  B Team plays 1st

10/9:  4:15 Baraboo  Gold vs Waunakee @ JYMS  A Team plays 1st
4:15 Baraboo Blue @ Waunakee Middle School  A Team plays 1st

10/15:  4:15 Baraboo  Gold vs Lodi @ JYMS  A Team plays 1st
4:15 Baraboo Blue vs Mauston@ Olson MIddle School   A Team plays 1st

10/18:  4:15 Baraboo  Gold @ Waunakee Middle School  B Team plays 1st
4:15 Baraboo Blue  vs Sauk @ JYMS  B Team plays 1st
Notes from the Librarian

Notes from the Library
by Mrs. Steiner

The beginning of the school year offers a great time to set some reading habits. Twenty minutes of reading each day increases vocabulary, helps improve writing, and offers greater opportunity for academic success. Don't forget to ask your child what they are reading. Discussing books is one of the great joys in life.
If it's time for a new book, there are several places in our community that you can access reading materials. Our school eLibrary never closes. Your child can access it using their chromebook or other device such as a smartphone or tablet. Look for a Little Free Library in your neighborhood or visit our JYMS Little Free Library near the north entrance to the school. Here you can borrow a book or leave a book for other readers to discover and enjoy. Visit the Baraboo Public Library. The librarians there can help you get a card and find that just right book. And of course you can always visit our local booksellers or online retailers.  Whatever you do, be sure that daily reading is part of your child's daily routine!


Chromebook Corner

��  Reminder:  chromebooks should stay in their issued cases at all times

��  Students should charge their chromebooks each night to ensure enough battery power to get  them though each school day.


8th Grade News
It is our pleasure to welcome you back for a new school year.  We hope you have enjoyed the summer with family and friends and have had the opportunity to enjoy some of your favorite summer activities. You, the families in the community we serve, enhance the high quality of our school. To some extent, the school can only take partial credit for our level of student achievement. You have high expectations for the school and your children's performance, and we applaud and welcome those expectations. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
      -JYMS 8th Grade Team

Sixth Grade News
News from Sixth Grade!

What a wonderful start to the year it has been.  We have all truly enjoyed spending time with our new students and are looking forward to all the wonderful things we will do this year.  During the past month, sixth graders have been learning about how to be successful as a middle school student.  We have been helping all of our students with how to use resources such as Infinite Classroom, Destiny, OverDrive and Google Classroom.  

A few things that have been going really well:
    • Our students are all having success getting into their lockers!
    •  Students are consistently arriving to class on time.
    • Students are keeping supplies ready and Chromebooks charged.

  • Things we need to work on
    • Cleaning up after ourselves, especially during lunch time.
    • Using classroom supplies with care so that they are available for all student to learn.
    • Chewing and disposing of gum appropriately.
Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teachers with questions and concerns.  

Have a wonderful fall,

The Sixth Grade Team