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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||

May/June, 2017
  It is an honor to serve the Baraboo community as the Principal of Jack Young Middle School. I have worked in the Baraboo School District since 1993 and I am proud to call Baraboo home.

It is both my personal and professional goal to provide each and every student in the Baraboo School District with a safe and challenging academic environment. Our most precious resource is our children and we must continuously work to provide them with the highest quality education possible. 

Jack Young Middle School is committed to providing every student with opportunities to learn at a level of challenge uniquely appropriate for them. We offer a wide variety of learning opportunities, led by highly qualified teachers. 

I am married to Lynn Gunnell, who is currently the Choir Director at Baraboo High School. We have three children in the Baraboo School District, including one current middle school student. 

I love Jack Young Middle School and my goal is to create a middle school that kids love too.

John Gunnell- Principal
This summer, the Baraboo School District will again take part in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program.  We will serve breakfast and lunch in three sites, plus we will be delivering meals to the Boys and Girls Club.  The meals are free to all children 18 years and younger.  Any adults accompanying the children need only pay $2 for breakfast and $3 for lunch.  Individuals do not have to attend Summer School to take part in this food service program.  The program will run from June 12, 2017 to July 21, 2017 (except the ABE site, which will end on July 12, 2017), Monday thru Friday.  All sites will be closed on July 3, 4 and 5, 2017 for the holiday.

Here are the sites and hours of operation:

GLW - Open only to students participating in the Kid Stop Program - breakfast and lunch

BHS - Breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM/Lunch daily from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

ABE - Breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM/Lunch daily from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Any questions, please call Mary Loveless, Food Service Director at 355-3980.

"This Institution is an equal opportunity provider"

Spring Sports!

Girl's Softball  
Monday, May 1
4:00pm: Doubleheader vs Markesan  @ Markesan High School
Friday, May 5
4:30pm: vs Pardeeville  @ Pardeeville High School
Monday, May 8
4:30pm : vs. Adams-Friendship  @ Adams-Friendship Middle School
Tuesday, May 9
4:30pm: vs. Westfield  @ Westfield Park
Monday, May 15
4:30: vs Adams-Friendship @ Baraboo - Pierce Park Field
Pierce Park - Field 4
Tuesday, May 16
4:30 : vs Wisconsin Dells  @ Pierce Park
Pierce Park - Field 4
Friday, May 19
4:30pm : vs Pardeeville @ Pierce Park
Pierce Park - Field 4
Tuesday, May 23
4:30pm : vs Markesan @ Pierce Park
Pierce Park - Field 4

Boys and Girls Track  

Monday, May 1 
4:30 pm:  vs Reedsburg  WEBB  Middle  and Waunakee @ Reedsburg Webb Middle School 

Thursday, May 4
4:30pm:  vs DeForest, Glacier Creek & St. Pat's @Baraboo High School Beryl Newman Stadium

Thursday, May 11
4:30 pm:  vs Kromrey Middle, Reedsburg WEBB Middle @ Baraboo High School Beryl Newman Stadium

Monday, May 15
4:30pm : vs. DeForest, Sauk Prairie and Wis. Heights  @ DeForest High School
JYMS Music News

Upcoming Events in May:




May 18th:  JYMS Band Concerts


5:30  6th Grade

6:30 7th Grade

7:30 8th Grade and Jazz



May 25:  JYMS Choir Concerts

5:30 WIN and 6th Grade 
6:30 7th and 8th Grade Variety Show


May 26th 8th Grade Kalahari Band Festival 

Finalists in the National History Day Competition!
Nine eighth grade students from Jack Young Middle School took part in the National History Day State competition in Madison on April 22nd, 2017. These nine students presented five historical research based projects at the State event. Of those five projects, three were chosen to move on to the final round, which means they were in the top six in their category in the state. After the final round, two state finalists were chosen in each category. From JYMS, Ashley Palecek and Cennedy Hoppe were chosen to represent Wisconsin at the National competition with their Junior Group Performance, entitled The Radium Girls: Taking a Stand for Worker's Rights.   Here are the JYMS results:

National Finalists:
Ashley Palecek and Cennedy Hoppe - The Radium Girls: Taking a Stand for Workers' Rights, Junior Group Performance


Alternates to the National Competition:
Mackenna Belter and Mabelle Boehlke - The Battle of Blair Mountain: Taking a Stand for Workers' Rights (3rd Alternates)
Eva Hasse and Cassidie Allard - The Stonewall Riots: Taking a Stand for Gay Rights (2nd Alternates)


Students Who Competed at the State Competition:  
Macy Henry and Maddie Beal - Hiding the Franks: Taking a Stand Against the Holocaust

Kayly Bratland - Cesar Chavez: Taking a Stand for the Rights of Farm Workers


Congratulations to all students on their hard work and dedication to NHD this year! We are very proud of you!
Good luck to Ashley and Cennedy at the National competition!
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Chromebook Corner

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

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

Feel free to contact Mrs. Adams at  radams@barabooschools.net    if you have any questions about your student's chromebook.


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. Scholastic has free book lists and access to book experts at: http://www.scholastic.com/summer/2017/index.htm  
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!
6th Grade News

     It has been an exciting first semester with our sixth graders. We  will continue to review school wide expectations and review learning goals for the year. We are looking forward to the rest of the school year!

                          6th Grade Level Team 

Mathematics:                             Language Arts: 

- Mrs. Bauer                                - Ms. Zick

 - Mr. Gile                                    - Ms. Nelson

 - Mrs. Lohr                                 - Mrs. Sabaka

Social Studies:                            Science:

 - Mr. Scrabeck                           - Mrs. Krucas

 - Mr. Francour                           - Mrs. McDonald
                                                   -Mr. Phillips
                                     8th Grade News
Our ultimate goal at JYMS is to ensure that our students succeed in all facets of life.  Your involvement is a key piece to helping us accomplish this goal.  We realize the need for an open line of communication between ourselves and you as the parent/guardian of your student. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.  Please use the Infinite Campus Portal to check your student's grades and talk to your student about their grades. The more we are on the same page the better chance your student has of reaching their full potential. In the end that is what we all want. Thank you for all that you do for our students!

-JYMS 8th Grade Team

      Mathematics:                         SocialStudies:                                   
     -Mr. Beall                               -Mrs. Garcia
     -Mr. Brickl                             - Mr. Jones
     -Mrs. Grogan                         -Mr. Scrabeck
     -Ms. Roth
     -Mr. Witthun
     -Mr. Wells

     Language Arts:                       Science
     -Mrs. Ehlert                             -Mr. Phillips
     -Mrs. McCulloch                      -Mr. Witthun
     -Mrs. Nies
     -Ms.  Nelson

Special Education Teacher/PBIS 8th Grade
-Mrs. Statz