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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||

September, 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
Fall Sports
Tuesday, Sept. 5
5:30- 7th grade football vs sun Prairie at JYMS, field 1
6:30 8th grade football vs Waunakee at Waunakee High School

Tuesday, Sept. 12
5pm:  7th grade football vs. Lodi at JYMS, Field 1
6:45:  8th grade football vs. Lodi at JYMS, Field 1

Thursday, Sept. 14th
4:15:  cross country Miiddle school invitational
at Waunakee-Ripp Park

Monday, Sept. 18
4:15:  7th-8th grade volleyball vs Reedsburg at Reedsburg Webb Middle School (A teams play first)

Tuesday, Sept. 19
4:00: cross country middle school invitational at BHS 
5:30: 7th grade football at River Valley
7:15: 8th grade football at River Valley

Thursday, Sept. 21
4:15:  7th-8th grade volleyball vs Waunakee  at Waunakee Middle School (B teams play first)

Monday, Sept. 25
4:15:  7th-8th grade volleyball vs Portage at Portage Middle School (A teams play first)

Tuesday, Sept. 26
4:00:  cross country vs Portage at Wyocena Park

5:30:  8th grade football vs St Francis at JYMS, Field 1

Thursday, Sept. 28
4:15:  7th-8th grade volleyball vs Mt. Horeb at JYMS (B teams play first)

JYMS Music News



The first performance of this year is the combined 
6th Grade Band & Choir Fall "Informance"at 5:30 in the evening on October 26th.   The 6th Grade Bands and Choirs will make their musical debut, coming together in a joint performance. The students will give you a rare sneak peek into the daily happenings of those strange and unusual classrooms (that you have possibly never ever set foot in or even know where they are), they will d
emonstrate various rehearsal techniques and processes, they will 
performance short pieces and melodies, and they will teach you the do's and don'ts of "Concert Audience Etiquette & Behavior". We hope you can join us then!

Miss Andrea Kozlowski- JYMS Choirs
Miss Julia Lumsden- JYMS Bands

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:
Dave Schwarz
Associate Principal

Thank you 
Dave Schwarz

Yearbook Orders!

There's nothing else like getting your copy of the official yearbook. Don't let your student miss out on sharing and reliving the big events that will make this year special.  
ORDER YOUR 2017-2018 JACK YOUNG MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK TODAY for only $25. This first offer includes a Yearbook, Personalization with 4 FREE icons, 8 Multicolored Signing Markers, and Autograph Section.    Our book is now on sale for the lowest price of the year.  ORDER NOW AND SAVE $3.00! 
The deadline for this Back-to-School offer is September 22nd,  so place your order today! You can go to  http://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/high-school-yearbooks.html to order online or call 1-877-767-5217. 

Mrs. McCulloch
Yearbook Advisor

WEB Reminder

Our WEB meetings for 8th graders will take place the second Tuesday of each month during lunch.  See you there!
Christina Olson
WEB Coordinator

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 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!

                                     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 fee to contact us at any time.

~JYMS 8th Grade Team

Mathematics                                        Social Studies
Mr. Ashbeck                                         Mrs. Garcia
Mr. Beall                                               Mr. Jones
Mr. Brickl
Mrs. Grogan
Mrs. Roth
Mr. Witthun

Language Arts                                     Science
Mrs. Ehlert                                           Mr. Phillips
Ms. Harry                                             Mr. Witthun
Mrs. McCulloch
Mrs. Nies

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