Jack Young Middle School Newsletter
May/June 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!   Wear black and white and shoes you can walk in!
Spring Band Concerts! Tuesday, May 14th JYMS Big Gym
6th Grade 5:30 PM (5:00 warm-ups)
7th Grade 630 PM (6:00 warm-ups)
8th Grade and Jazz 7:30 PM (7:00 warm-ups)

May 16th Incoming 6th Grade Percussion Auditions 
Current 5th graders planning to try out for next year's 6th grade percussion section

4:00-5:00 in JYMS Band Room  

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

May 24th - 8th Grade Band Beyond the Notes Music Festival 

Be in band room by 6:30 AM for loading and departure!
Return to JYMS before the end of the school day

Beginning Band Camp 2019!

For incoming 2019-2020 6th grade band students
August 19-23, more info coming

Thank you for supporting music in our schools!

   Students of the Month


6th Grade
                Jacob                                              Keisha
7th Grade
                Megan                                            Sergio
                                         8th Grade

                Grace                                              Ignas         

 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!
Summer Opportunities for Advanced Learners
Are you a parent of a curious, creative, innovative or artistic learner?  Take a look at loads of opportunities offered to continue learning during the summer months by clicking the link below. There is definitely something for every student who is interested in expanding knowledge in the areas of art, music, drama, science, technology, writing, and/or additional academic areas included on this list.  

Please contact Teresa McCulloch tmculloch@barabooschools.net with any questions.  

National History Day Results

     Fourteen eighth grade students from Jack Young Middle School took part in the National History Day State competition in Madison on April 13th, 2019. These students presented six historical research based projects at the State event. Of those six projects, one was chosen to move on to the final round, which means they were in the top five projects in their category in the state. 
     After the final round, two state finalists were chosen in each category. From JYMS, Casey , Sarah , and Georgy were chosen to represent Wisconsin at the National competition with their Junior Group Performance, entitled The Lowell Mill Girls: Tragedy in the Mills leads to Triumph in the World.

In addition to our National Finalists, here are the other projects who represented Baraboo at the State Competition:  


Anna , Ignas , and Grace  - Irena Sendler: Triumph and Tragedy in a Glass Jar (Group Performance)


Joe  - Harry Houdini: Triumph and Tragedy in Magic and Film (Individual Performance)

 Derek and Kason  - Challenger Disaster: Tragedy, then Triumph (Group Website)

Connor , Brent  and Cameron  - The Christmas Truce: Triumph and Tragedy during WWI (Group Website)

Molly  and Hailey  - The Titanic Tragedy (Group Exhibit)


Congratulations to all who participated at the state level.  Good luck to our national participants! And congratulations to advisor Mrs. Garcia, for another outstanding year of participation in the National History Day competition!

Spring Sports Schedule

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

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. For kids on summer vacation, the promise of days spent swimming at the pool, riding bikes, and playing video games is exciting. Something to make sure your child adds to their summer routine is regular reading time each day. The importance of reading twenty minutes per day does not diminish during vacation. As a matter of fact, without the guarantee of this time during the school day, it is even more important that it happen during vacation so that the dreaded "summer slide" can be prevented. There are many resources to help your child stay motivated to read this summer. Check out the Baraboo Public Library's summer reading programs at www.baraboopubliclibrary.org. They have planned a great summer of reading activities! There are lots of resources available online, too. I am heading up our school's summer reading team for the Scholastic Summer Read-A-Palooza reading challenge. Students may join by filling out this form: tinyurl.com/JYMSreads
Each year I publish a suggested summer reading list that you can find at readersweb.pbworks.com. And of course there are the many Little Free Libraries scattered throughout our community that you and your child can access, including the JYMS Little Free Library.  Have a safe, happy and book-filled summer!


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!