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September 2018
Welcome to James Wood Middle School

Mr. Grant Javersak, Principal • Mrs. Rita Hart, Assistant Principal 
Mrs. Carrie Redcay, Assistant Principal • Deputy Heustis, Resource Officer
Office Staff:  Mrs. Stocks • Mrs. Conroy • Mrs. Galloway
540-667-7500 • fax 540-667-9391 • webpage jwm.frederick.k12.va.us

We have had a very successful start to the 2018-2019 school year! Please plan to attend Back to School Night on Thursday, September 6, 2018, to meet your child’s teachers and learn about what your child is studying in each class. This event will begin at 6:30 in the auditorium.

Our school will be holding many exciting events over the next several weeks. Students will be invited to attend sporting events, dances, socials, and a variety of fascinating club meetings. We encourage all of our students to get involved in some extracurricular activity.

Please feel free to call or email me if you ever have a question about James Wood Middle School. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
No School

Friday, August 31, 2018 - Professional Development Day



       Monday, September 3, 2018 - Labor Day
Back to School Night

Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:00 PM - Frederick County Public Schools' Health Curriculum
Sensitivie Issues in gym
6:30 PM - Program in auditorium

Back to School Night is an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet their child's teachers and hear a course overview. If you would like to schedule a parent conference for a later date, please notify the appropriate grade level counselor or sign-up with the teachers.

Counselors: 6th grade - Mr. Waters - waterss@fcpsk12.net
7th grade - Ms. Headley - headleyr@fcpsk12.net
8th grade - Ms. Phillips - phillepde@fcpsk12.net
Calendar for September
    4   3:00-5:30 PM
5:00 PM
  Drama rehearsal
Football vs. R.E. Aylor Middle @ home
  5   3:00 PM
5:00 PM
  PTO meeting
Girls Basketball vs. R.E. Aylor Middle @ home
   6   5:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
  Cross Country vs. Admiral Byrd Middle @ home
FCPS Sensitive Issues Presentation in gym
Back to School Night in auditorium
  7       Student Fall pictures and sports pictures
James Wood High School 8th Grade Band Night
  10   5:00 PM   Girls Basketball vs. Admiral Byrd Middle @ home
  11   3:00-5:30 PM
5:00 PM
  Drama rehearsal
Football @ Admiral Byrd Middle
  13    3:00-4:00 PM
3:00-5:30 PM
5:00 PM
   SCA meeting in room 210
Drama rehearsal
Cross Country vs. Frederick County Middle @ home
  14       Millbrook High School 8th Grade Band Night
  17   5:00 PM   Girls Basketball vs. Admiral Byrd Middle @ home
  18   3:00-5:30 PM
5:00 PM
  Drama rehearsal
Football vs. Frederick County Middle @ James Wood High
  19   3:00-4:30 PM   PTO Social
  20   3:00-5:30 PM
5:00 PM
  Drama rehearsal
Cross Country vs. R.E. Aylor Middle and Skyline Middle
@Skyline Middle
  21       Sherando High School 8th Grade Band Night
  22   9:30 AM   Cross Country Apple Harvest Invitational @ James Wood High
  24   5:00 PM   Girls Basketball @ Daniel Morgan Middle
  25   3:00-5:30 PM   Drama rehearsal
  26   5:00 PM   Girls Basketball vs. Frederick County Middle @ home
  27   3:00-5:30 PM
5:00 PM
  Drama rehearsal
Cross Country vs. Admiral Byrd Middle and Johnson-Williams Middle
@ Admiral Byrd Middle

School Pictures
 Your child has received information for school pictures to be taken on Friday, September 7, during PE classes. Payment is due to the photographer when pictures are taken on September 7, please make checks payable to Strawbridge Studios.  You may also pay online, go to strawbridge.net.  Please dress appropriately.  
 
 Student Fees
Students are notified by their exploratory or elective teachers what fees they owe.  Please pay your exploratory or elective teacher. Fees are assessed by the Frederick County Public School Board, and are used to purchase supplies and materials you child uses in his/her elective classes.
6th Grade Exploratory fees for the year   $6.00
7th Grade Agriscience Exploration semester $7.00
7th Grade Exploring Art or Select Art
semester $7.00
7th Grade Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences              semester      $7.00
7th Grade Inventions and Innovations semester $7.00
8th Grade Agriscience Technology semester $7.00
8th Grade Art or Select Art semester $7.00
8th Grade Home, You, and Careers semester $7.00
8th Grade Technology semester $7.00

Yearbook on Sale 
Order your 2018-2019 yearbook by September 21, 2018 for $35.00.  You can order by completing the Order Form your child received from school and pay by cash or check payable to James Wood Middle School, in room 210.  Order online at www.myschoolbucks or www.jostensyearbooks.com, or call toll-free 1-877-767-5217.
Nutritional Information
     Any negative cafeteria balances from the prior school year are rolled into the new school year. To keep your student in good standing, please pay balances owed by sending cash or a check to your student’s school or by utilizing the online payment system, MySchoolBucks, located on the school’s webpage.
     Refer to the student handbook regarding the division’s practices concerning negative balances.
     If you feel you may be eligible for reduced-priced or free meals through the National School Lunch Program, the form can be obtained from the principal at your student’s school or downloaded from www.frederick.k12.va.us.


2018-19 School Year Middle School
Students
Student Lunch $2.85
Student Tiered Lunch $2.95
Reduced Lunch $0.40
Student Breakfast $1.40
Reduced Breakfast $0.30

Frederick County Public Schools Check Policy

 Your check is gladly accepted but must have the following information:
          Name and Address MUST be printed on checks – NO starter checks
          Phone Number  
          Current date
          Correct amount
          Signature

 Frederick County Public Schools Returned Check Policy
Frederick County Public Schools has an agreement with a third party administrator for the collection of all returned checks. If your check is returned by your bank, it will be automatically forwarded to a third party administrator after the first presentation. They will collect the face amount of the returned check plus the maximum collection fee allowable by law. Further action within the limits of law may be taken if you do not properly respond and Frederick County Public Schools may elect to cease accepting checks from you.

MySchoolBucks
 Parents/guardians are encouraged to use the online payment system, My School Bucks, to pay school activity fees and place money on a student's cafeteria account. Parents are able to view current account balances, review recent purchases, receive low-balance alerts, and setup recurring payments on a weekly or monthly basis if desired. Once the payment is made, a receipt is automatically sent to the purchaser and teacher notifying them that a payment has been received. VISA and MasterCard are accepted 24 hours a day. The web site is user friendly and allows you to self-register. Register on the school’s website or on the FCPS homepage. Look for the My School Bucks Payment link.
SPORTS
 Athletic Director—Mr. Brad Symons - symonsb@fcpsk12.net


Cross Country - Coach Benton
Isabelle Ashby, Abby Branner, Carter Buck, Alexandra Cachu,
Camden Comins, Peyton Comins, Colin Craig, Dagan DeSimone, Aurora Foreman, Ben Freilich, Ethan Germeyer, Abigail Gillum,
Zoe Green, Travis Hambrick, Kinsey Knox, Teague Mendez, Scott Montgomery, Lane Pugh, Katie Rao, Teddy Rudolph, Katherine Schwartzmiller, Kaitlyn Segura, Jacob Shelly, Scott Shepherd, Beckka Smith, Cameron Smith, Colton, Staneart, Ryan Stevens, Noah Vance, Eva Winston       
Managers: Ethan Germeyer and Emma Woshner

Football
Coach Lloyd, Coach Madison, Coach Foster, Coach B
oczar
Tyler Alexander, Austin Baker, Gabe Barth, Kaden Bryant, Jacob Burns, Cohen Creswell, Braelyn Durbin, Landon Ellis, Kevin Estrada,
Ty'Shaun Evans, Noland Evosirch, Nathan Funk, John Gul, Jesse Hall, Josh Hall, Jet Helmet, Landon Kind, Trey Kremer, Tyler Lam, Dre Lanzetta, Zachary Liedke, Hayden McDowell, Ty Messick, David Milanov, Micah Osborne, Noah Phipps, Ethan Pingley, Robbie Priest, Cole Purdy, Jamil Ramsuer, Drayton Ronshausen, Hunter Rose, Greg Sharp, Blake Stottlemyer,
Ryan Tran, Brandon Waters

Girls Basketball
8th Grade - Coach Grubbs
Janna Amburgey, Taliya Brooks, Brooklyn CrimNora Lewis,
Lia Gannon, Lauren McClung, Ellie Nichols, Kennedi Rooks,
Jasmyne Scott           Managers: Ethan Hamman and Sami Stevens

Cheer Team - 
Coach Michael
Caleyah Brooks, Lupitia Carrillo, Cara Carter, Glena Dehart,
Jaya Heflin, Caitlin Ingle, Jennifer Lupton, Linsey Matchett,
Kimberly Perez-Arizola, Grace Portch, Kylie Strickler  
Manager:  Alexis Polovitch

James Wood Middle 2018 Fall Sports Schedule
Date
23-Aug
27-Aug
29-Aug
4-Sep
5-Sep
6-Sep
10-Sep
11-Sep
12-Sep
13-Sep
17-Sep
18-Sep
20-Sep
22-Sep
24-Sep
26-Sep
27-Sep
1-Oct
2-Oct
4-Oct
9-Oct
10-Oct
11-Oct
15-Oct
16-Oct
17-Oct
18-Oct
22-Oct
23-Oct
Sport
Football*
Girls Basketball*
Girls Basketball*
Football*
Girls Basketball*
Cross Country
Girls Basketball*
Football*
Girls Basketball*
Cross Country
Girls Basketball*
Football**
Cross Country
Cross Country
Girls Basketball*
Girls Basketball*
Cross Country
Girls Basketball*
Football*
Cross Country
Football**
Girls Basketball*
Cross Country
Girls Basketball*
Football*
Girls Basketball*
Cross Country
Girls Basketball*
Football*
Opponent
Thunder in the Valley Scrimmage
Daniel Morgan Middle
Frederick County Middle
R. E. Aylor Middle
R.E. Aylor Middle
Admiral Byrd Middle
Warren County Middle
Admiral Byrd Middle
Johnson-Williams Middle
Frederick County Middle
Admiral Byrd Middle
Frederick County Middle
R.E. Aylor Middle and Skyline Middle
Apple Harvest Cross Country
Daniel Morgan Middle
Frederick County Middle
Admiral Byrd Middle and Johnson-Williams Middle
R. E. Aylor Middle
R. E. Aylor Middle
Frederick County Middle and Daniel Morgan Middle
Admiral Byrd Middle
Admiral Byrd Middle
R.E. Aylor Middle and Johnson-Williams Middle
Skyline Middle
Daniel Morgan Middle
FCJL High Seed Playoffs
FCJL Championship
FCJL Championship Games
Frederick County Middle 
Location
Admiral Byrd Middle
James Wood Middle
Frederick County Middle
James Wood Middle
James Wood Middle
James Wood Middle
James Wood Middle
Admiral Byrd Middle
Johnson-Williams Middle
James Wood Middle
James Wood Middle
James Wood High
Skyline Middle
James Wood High
Daniel Morgan Middle
James Wood Middle
Admiral Byrd Middle
R. E. Aylor Middle
R. E. Aylor Middle
Frederick County Middle
James Wood High
Admiral Byrd Middle
Sherando Park
Skyline Middle
James Wood Middle
TBA
James Wood Middle
Admiral Byrd Middle
Frederick County Middle 
Time
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
9:30 AM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
TBA
5:00 PM
5:00/6:30 PM
5:00
PM 
* $3.00 Admission - elementary and pre-school children are free
** $5.00 Admission - elementary and pre-school children are free


Students are NOT allowed to stay after school unsupervised. All students are to ride the bus home and return for athletic events, which start at 5:00 PMThis is filler text for this message.

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), John Linaburg, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritneour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.


1313 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601 (540) 667-7500


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