Jack Young Middle School Newsletter
November/December, 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||



Administration
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          Dave Schwarz              Brian Bauer
               Principal            Assistant Principal
Student Pick Up/Drop Off  Safety Issue
We need parents assistance with a safety issue at JYMS. We are concerned with the current drop off and pick up in our parking lot .
A new sign will be posted  that indicates where parents should drop off their students prior to the start of the school day and where pick up needs to take place at the completion of each day. We are requesting that drop off and pick up happen on the Draper Street cutouts.
Many parents are using these areas very effectively. The only traffic in the parking lot area after 7:15am should be staff parking, school bus delivery of students, and pool users. Recently we had many students moving through double and triple parked cars in the isles of the staff/pool parking lot after school. We are also requesting that parents use the Draper Street locations for pickup from 3pm - 3:30pm each day but Wednesday. On Wednesdays we ask that all traffic be eliminated in the north parking lot from 1:00pm - 1:30pm.  Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our students safe.  

Seasonal Reminder
     We are entering a period in the school year that is considered very seasonal.  If your child or family does not wish to participate in certain seasonal activities, especially those related to Veteran's Day, Halloween, or any other holidays, please contact me.

Thank you,
Dave Schwarz
Principal


  Student of the Month
 October
 
 6th Grade
                                                
                Jackson                                            Wahkian
                                          7th Grade
                              
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                Vansh                                               Taylor                 
                                        8th Grade
                                     
        .           Kayla                                               Julia  

 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!
                            
T-Bird Pride
Here is a picture of the T-Bird Pride Board that is located in the commons.  Each day three students are recognized over the announcements at the end of the day for being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe.  Students are nominated by staff and randomly selected each day.  Great job JYMS students!
       
Sports Schedules
Boy's Basketball

11/6:  JYMS vs Poynette @JYMS
           4:15  8th grade- big gym  A Team plays 1st
           4:15 7th grade- small gym  A Team plays 1st

11/8:   JYMS vs Portage @JYMS
           4:15  8th grade- big gym .B Team plays 1st
           4:15 7th grade- small gym  B Team plays 1st

11/15:   JYMS vs Mt Horeb @Mt Horeb Middle School
          4:15  8th grade  B Team plays 1st
           4:15 7th grade  B Team plays 1st

11/19:   JYMS vs Lodi @JYMS
           4:15  8th grade- big gym  A Team plays 1st
           4:15 7th grade- small gym  A Team plays 1st

11/27: JYMS vs Reedsburg 
4:15  8th grade- @Just A Game, WI Dells B Team plays 1st
4:15 7th grade- @ South Elem. School  B Team plays 1st

12/3:  JYMS vs Wisconsin Heights
           4:15  8th grade- @ Wis Heights High School
           4:15 7th grade- @Mazomanie Elementary

12/6:  JYMS vs Wis Dells @JYMS
           4:15  8th grade- big gym  B Team plays 1st
           4:15 7th grade- small gym  B Team plays 1st

12/13:  JYMS vs Sauk Prairie @JYMS
4:15  8th grade- big gym  B Team plays 1st
            4:15 7th grade- small gym  B Team plays 1st

12/17:  JYMS vs Portage
4:15  8th grade- @ Muir Elementary School  A Team plays 1st
           4:15 7th grade- @ Portage Middle School  A Team plays 1st
12/20:  JYMS vs Lodi
            4:15  8th grade- @ Lodi Middle School  B Team plays 1st
           4:15 7th grade- @ Lodi Elementary School  B Team plays 1st

Wrestling

11/6:  JYMS vs Sauk Prairie and Mt Horeb 
          4:15 @ Sauk Prairie Middle School

11/10:  Middle School Invitational
            9:00 AM @ BHS Gym

11/13:  J
YMS vs Glacier Creek, Oregon, Waunakee
          4:15 @Glacier Creek Middle School

11/19:   J
YMS vs Waunakee & Monroe
          4:15 @ Waunakee Middle School

11/27: 
JYMS vs DeForest, Wis Dells, Portage 
          4:15 @ JYMS big gym
12/1:  Middle School Invitational
          9:00 AM  @Richland Center High School

12/4: JYMS vs Verona, Belleville
          4:15 @ Badger Ridge Middle School

12/8:  Middle School Invitational
          8:00 AM @Middleton High School Fieldhouse

12/11:  JYMS vs Sun Prairie, Lodi, Stoughton
            4:15 @ Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School

12/18:  JYMS vs Wis Dells, DeForest, Reedsburg
             4:15 @ Wisconsin Dells High School


News From the Music Department!

Upcoming Events:

Oct .30-Nov. 13:  Band & Choir Fundraiser

Nov .17:  Middle School Honors Band.  All day event.  6:30 PM concert at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, Sun Prairie

Dec. 10:  Band & Choir Fundraiser Pick-Up  3:00-4:30 PM at JYMS

Dec. 10: JYMS Choir Winter Concerts 5:30 & 6:30 PM JYMS Big                                                                                                             Gym
Dec. 11:  JYMS Band Winter Concerts JYMS Big Gym
                               5:30- 6th grade band
                               6:30- 7th grade band
                               7:30- 8th grade band and jazz




Notes from the Librarian

Notes from the Library
by Mrs. Steiner

In November we are reminded to be thankful for our family, friends and the bounty in our lives. Another way to approach the topic of gratitude with your child is to talk about the books they've read in the past year for which they are thankful. Books add a tremendous amount to our imaginations and can enrich our lives in ways we don't recognize until we take a moment to really focus on it. A simple question such as, "What books are you thankful for reading this past year?" can start a rich conversation about reading and can give you further glimpses into your child's life.
I'd like to offer my thanks and gratitude to everyone who stopped by the book fair during parent/teacher conferences. Your purchases helped to make our fall book fair a success. All proceeds go toward getting books that we give as prizes, give to classrooms, and use to stock the Little Free Library. Look for our next book fair during spring parent/teacher conferences.
Just a reminder that we collect Boxtops for Education in the library. This fundraiser helps us raise money to purchase items for our special events that our budget doesn't cover. You can send them with your child to drop off in the media center.
As always, if you or your child are looking for books to read and are in need of suggestions, consult your local school or public librarian. We'll be happy to introduce you to books for which you will be thankful too!

                                           
 

    
 
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.

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  • 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


                      
  Wishing you and yours a relaxing holiday season!