Principal/Parent Coffee Hour: Come ask all your questions over coffee on Thursday, October 10 from 8:30-9:30am in the JGMS library. This first coffee will be focused on 6th grade parents and their questions and concerns as their children start their career at
Picture Day: Picture Day will be Friday, October 11.
JGMS Dance: The first dance of the year is Friday, October 18, from 6:30-9:00pm. The cost is $10 and each student will receive pizza and bottled water. FYI, the $10 is used
to fund student scholarships for field trips, Nature’s Classroom, and the
Washington, DC trip!
Homework Club: The MSPA is pleased to help fund the Homework Club at JGMS! The
Homework club will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm in the JGMS library beginning Tuesday, October 1. Please see the links below for information, dates, and to sign up.
After School Clubs and Activities: If your child is looking for fun and engaging things to do afterschool, please check the list of after school clubs and actvities below. There is something for everyone!
Science and Environmental Club
When: Held on Mondays from 2:30-3:30
Facilitator(s): Barbara Ferri and Heidi Scaltreto
About: Students with an interest in ANY area of science is welcome to come to further their understanding and love of science. We do hands on activities and labs. students will design their own project for the science fair in the spring. Students may also come and go during the year if they have a seasonal sport. This year we will be building and launching rockets and during STEM week we are dissecting a cow eye. We have also taken field trips to the McAuliffe Center to do a space station simulation.
When: Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ms. Tanahashi-Works
About: This group meets weekly to build fun connections with classmates and participate in projects to support the school community. Student mentors from the high school lead interesting discussions and fun art projects. It’s a great way to build new friendships.
When: Starting after Fall Semester
Facilitator(s): Paul Harrington
Chain Reaction Committee
When: Selected Friday mornings at 7:00 am (please contact us for a list of meeting dates)
Facilitator(s): Marcy Beinert, Renee Anderson
About: The Chain Reaction Committee at JGMS does many things but our main focus is to make your school the best it can be for all students and to plan and host community building events. The activities that we will be coordinating this year include: annual courtyard clean up, world kindness day, Spread the Word to End the Word campaign and events with LABBB students.
When: Thursday afternoon meetings one time per month (Dates TBD and announced to students)
Facilitator(s): Libbey Beinert-Hunnewell
About: Be a part of taking photographs and helping to put together the yearbook. Yearbook committee members also help with handing out yearbooks at the end of the year.
When: Friday Mornings at 7:15 am in the library
Facilitator(s): Mrs. McGraw
About: We meet most Friday mornings to plan our next addition of the JGMS journal. We report about events here at JGMS as well as some town, national and world news. Some students submit writing on topics of high interest and others may create poems and artwork to share. The Journal has included riddles, brain teasers, cartoons and word searches. Depending on student production, we hope to have an edition every other month.
When: Monday afternoons from 2:25-3:25
Facilitator(s): Karen Burstein
About: A mathematics competition! Students train for the competition between now and January. In January, we have a school competition. A team of four students and up to four individual mathletes will be selected to compete in the local competition. The team can progress, with good results, to state and national competitions.
What other math competitions might we do?
The AMC 8 from the American Mathematics Competitions – top scorers will then take the AMC 10. The AMC 10 can lead to the American Invitational Mathematics Exam, with high enough scores. The United States team, competing in world competitions, are chosen from AIME examinees.
Collaborative Problem Solving Contest – a week long contest with all students working together to solve puzzle-like challenging problems. A team favorite, every spring!
When: Wednesday mornings at 7:10am
Facilitator(s): Marie Mallot
About: Open to students across all grade levels. Student council serves as our student government. Students can brainstorm important community issues and come up with creative resolutions and school-wide initiatives.
JGMS Alliance Club
When: Will start in late October and Early November
Facilitator(s): Jim Nagle
About: JGMS Alliance will be held for all people to reflect on and make changes for LGBTQ issues and equality. We wish to empower and support those who are in the JGMS community. We’ll be focusing on LGBTQ equality and all people are welcome to come.
Activities that the Alliance Club participates in:
1. Learn about LGBTQ history and culture.
2. Discuss school climate.
3. Create awareness campaigns for the JGMS community.
Yearbooks: It’s that time of year again (believe it or not) to solidify your child’s yearbook order for June! Yearbook numbers need to be to the yearbook company by November 1st and extras in June will be more expensive. Lock in the low price now until November! Get it off your to do list. There is a sibling deal! If you need financial assistance please email Libbey Beinert Hunnewell at email@example.com
There is an option to donate extra funds when you buy your child’s yearbook to help offset the prices for others who may not be able to afford a yearbook. When you donate at either the sponsor, patron, or benefactor level your last name will be listed in the back of the yearbook.