Jack Young Middle School Newsletter
October, 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
Student Pick Up/Drop Off  Safety Issue
As October is upon us 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 soon 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.  

Parent Teacher Conferences
The following are the dates and times for the fall Parent-Teacher Conferences at JYMS:

Monday October 22- 4:00-7:30
Wednesday, October 24- 1:30-5:00

We hope to see you at conferences!
  Student of the Month
 6th Grade
                Haylie                                             David
                                          7th Grade
            George                                                Olivia
                                        8th Grade
                 Gabbi                                             Payton  

 Here is a picture of the T-Birds of the Month that is displayed 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!
Robotics Club Fundraiser

Sports Schedules
Cross Country

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

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

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

In October we often find ourselves drawn to watching scary movies and reading scary stories. Experts agree that it is okay for kids to read scary books. It helps them process one of life's most powerful emotions--fear--in a safe way; the stuff happening on the pages of the book is just made up and the monsters won't actually appear in real life. Often kids are the heroes of these stories and that is quite appealing to the adolescent reader. Besides, sometimes it's fun to have a good old fashioned scare!
As with any genre of book, talk to your child about what he or she is reading. Ask about the characters in the books. Discuss how characters solve problems and help your child evaluate those solutions. Maintain an open line of communication with your child and the reading experience will be enhanced.
There are many sources that you can use to help your child find age appropriate scary books. There are lists on the Internet galore. One of the best resources is your local school or public librarian. We generally have our finger on the pulse of what is hot and high interest for kids and can give lots of relevant suggestions for that next good book! As always, happy reading!


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