December 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

Learning for All - All the Time

  December is always a very busy month for everyone at James Wood Middle School.  Our students and teachers will be busy putting the finishing touches on the second grading period which ends on Wednesday, December 19th.  Please note that report cards for the second grading period will be issued to students on Friday, January 11, 2019.

  Many special events are planned for December.  Some of these events include:

      PTO Meeting - December 5th at 3:00 PM in cafeteria

      7th and 8th Grade Choir Concert - December 10th at 7:00 PM in auditorium

      Symphonic and Jazz Band Concert - Dec. 17th at 7:00 PM in auditorium

  School will be closed for our annual Holiday Break beginning on Thursday, December 20, 2018.  Students will return to class on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Everyone at James Wood Middle School wishes you and your family a glorious holiday season!



NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Teacher Work Day
December 20, 2018
Winter Break
December 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Welcome Back
Tuesday, January 2, 2019
James Wood Middle School Building Closed
James Wood Middle School building will be closed
Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28, 2018
so our employees can enjoy the Winter Break with their families.
Welcome back on Tuesday, January 2, 2019!
Calendar for December
  1           10:00 - 11:30 AM        Volleyball Open Gym - 8th grade girls
                  1:00 -  2:30 PM        Volleyball Open Gym - 7th grade girls
                             8:00 AM        Wrestling @ R.E. Aylor Middle

  3         9:00 AM - 6:00 PM        FFA Fundraiser pick-up DO NOT park @ Agriculture door between2:00-3:00                     1:00 - 6:30 PM        Band and Choir Fundraiser pick-up in cafeteria
                   2:45 - 4:00 PM        Builders Club - room 204
                             5:00 PM        Boys Basketball vs. Daniel Morgan Middle @ home
  4               3:00 - 4:30 PM        Volleyball Open Gym - 8 grade girls
                             5:00 PM        Boys Basketball @ Johnson-Williams Middle
  5               2:45 - 4:00 PM        Kindness Club - room 233
                   2:45 - 4:00 PM        TECC meeting - room 145
                             3:00 PM        PTO meeting
  6               3:00 - 4:00 PM        Yearbook meeting - room 212
                             5:00 PM        Boys Basketball vs. Admiral Byrd Middle @ home
                             5:00 PM        Wrestling @ Admiral Byrd Middle
  7                       10:00 AM        Bulldog Learning Center field trip to see Nutcracker
  8               1:00 - 2:30 PM        Volleyball Open Gym - 7th grade girls
                                   TBA        All District Band Auditions @ Kettle Run High School
10                         7:00 PM        Choir Winter Concert - 7th and 8th Grades in auditorium
11                         5:00 PM        Wresling @ Skyline Middle
12               2:45 - 4:00 PM        Kindness Club - room 233
13                         5:00 PM        Boys Basketball @ Daniel Morgan Middle
                             5:00 PM        Wrestling vs. Daniel Morgan Middle @ home
17                         5:00 PM        Boys Basketball vs. Frederick County Middle @ home
                             5:00 PM        Wrestling @ Frederick County Middle
                             7:00 PM        Symphonic and Jazz Bands Concert
18               7:00 - 8:30 PM        Volleyball Open Gym - 8th grade girls
19               2:45 - 4:00 PM        Kindness Club - room 233
                             5:00 PM        Boys Basketball @ R.E. Aylor Middle
                             5:00 PM        Wrestling vs. R.E. Aylor Middle @ home
20                NO SCHOOL         Teacher Workday
21 - 31         NO SCHOOL         Winter Break
January 1    NO SCHOOL         Happy New Year!
2           7:55 AM - 2:45 PM       Welcome Back!

Middle School Menu for December
 View the middle school menu
FFA Fundraiser Pick-up
Related imageFFA pick-up for their annual Fresh Fruit and Meat Sale Fundraiser will be Monday, December 3 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Tuesday, December 4 from 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM.  Orders NOT picked-up and extra items will be sold on a first come basis being at 2:46 PM on December 4, 2018.  
DO NOT park at the Agricultural Department door between 2:00 and 3:00 PM due to school buses arriving and dismissal time.

Band and Choir Fundraiser Pick-up
Monday, December 3 
1:00 - 6:30 PM
Thank you!
Thank you to First Bank for donating school supplies to James Wood Middle School!  The staff and students appreciate your continued support.
Speak Up  Stay Safe
Keeping schools safe is everyone's responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it to school staff and the authorities. Suspicious activity may include: a vehicle or individual in an odd or concealed location; an unattended package or backpack; individuals seeking information about a school, its operations or security procedures beyond mere curiosity; or unusual, repeated or prolonged observation of school buildings, bus stops or students. Contact the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 540-662-6168.
Students of the Week

Lindsey Buck, Sawyer Paine, MIles Behr, Nevaeh Hubbard, A. J. Middleton, Caroline McCurry, Angela Bautista Manzano, Madelynn Twigg, Josh Horn, Trevor Williams, Riley Foster, Ian Flowers, Evelyn Modesto, Isaac Santos Alvarez, Clara Cain, Jillian Taylor, Gavin Holmes, Koddy Denoo, Adriana Settle, Perla Amaya, Gavin Still, Keven Orellana Manzanares, Ashley Salazar Vega, Brianna Parker, Kamora Talley, Aiden Painter, Micah Osborne, Annabelle Fox, Alex Georgiev, Sarah Allen, Katie Combs, Ezra Doyle-Naegeli, Jada Arrington, Tony Heishman, Jaden Worden, Jaliah Jackson, Audrey Bartlett, Jacob Burns, Alejandro Landers, Aiden Lehner, Aaron Arney, Joey Howard, Aury Maldonado, Grace Portch, Kaelyn Bonnette Washington, Ethan Hernandez Rojas, Chase Lineburg, Helen Lazo, James Jones, Lyndsey Ramey, Cara Carter, Isaiah Palmer, Isabella Crowl, William Collins, Angel Ortiz Canales, Madison Sweeney, Camden Gruber, Breanna Campero

Bulldog Sports
 Athletic Director - Brad Symons -

8th Grade Basketball - Coach Mathes
Tyler Seminaro, Camden Comins, Trey Kremer, Gabriel Nealis, Austin Baker, Elij
ah Blake, Noah Swartz, Jacob Burns, Logan Downs,
Chris Ballentine, Logan Huck, Donald Christian, Javell Holmes
Manager: Noah Myers
7th Grade Basketball - Coach Pell
Darius Banks, Cohen Creswell, Garrett Johnson, Harrison Nichols, Tristan Obert, Kemper Omps, Nicholas Payne, Richard Pell, Cole Purdy,
Jamil Ramsuer, Brandon Waters, Mason Grape, Tyson Mallory, Colin Craig

Wrestling - Coach Herdtfelder and Coach Kinsey
Christopher Achter, Michael Achter, Tyler Alexander,
Gabriel Barth, Colton Bendure, Kaden Bryant,
Edgar Chavez Ortiz, Victor Covarrubiuso, Dagan DeSimone, Nathan Funk, Brayden Giza, Jett Helmut, Brandon Hernandez, Antonio Higdon, Michael Holliday, Samuel Jackson, Marshall Juergens, Tyler Lam,
Andres Lanzetta, Matthew Lippe, Scott Montgomery, Destiny Morrison, Christopher Nixon, Micah Osborne, Trevor Parisher, Deu Patel, Robert Priest, Barton Renner, Zachary Ritter, Hunter Rose, Theodore Rudolph, Gregory Sharp, Colton Staneart, Ryan Tran, Noah Vance

 TIME     DATE       SPORT             OPPONENT                 LOCATION
  8:00 AM    Dec 1       Wrestling                  TBA                                       R. E. Aylor Middle
  5:00 PM    Dec 3       Boys Basketball       Daniel Morgan Middle                    Home
5:00 PM    Dec 4       Boys Basketball       Johnson-Williams Middle                Away
  5:00 PM    Dec 6       Boys Basketball       Admiral Byd Middle                        Home
  5:00 PM    Dec 6       Wrestling                  Admiral Byrd Middle                       Away
  5:00 PM    Dec 11     Wrestling                  Skyline Middle                                Away
  5:00 PM    Dec 13     Boys Basketball       Daniel Morgan Middle                     Away

  5:00 PM    Dec 13     Wrestling                  Daniel Morgan Middle                    Home
  5:00 PM    Dec 17     Boys Basketball       Frederick County Middle                Home
  5:00 PM    
Dec 17     Wrestling                  Frederick County Middle                 Away
  5:00 PM    Dec 19     Boys Basketball       R.E. Aylor Middle                            Away
  5:00 PM    Dec 19     Wrestling                  R.E. Aylor Middle                           Home
  5:00 PM    Jan 3        Wrestling                 Daniel Morgan Middle                     Away
  5:00 PM    Jan 8        Wrestling                 Johnson-Williams Middle                Away
  5:00 PM    Jan 9        Boys Basketball       Admiral Byrd Middle                       Away
  5:00 PM    Jan 9        Wrestling                  Admiral Byrd Middle                      Home
  5:00 PM    Jan 10      Boys Basketball       Warren County Middle                   Home
10:00 AM    Jan 12      Wrestling                  FCJL Championship              Frederick County Middle
5:00/6:30    Jan 14       Boys Basketball       FCJL High Seed Playoffs                 TBA
5:00/6:30    Jan 16       Boys Basketball       FCJL Championships             Admiral Byrd Middle

$3.00 Admission - pre-school and elementary students free

More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches
self-control and pride.  Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride.

                                                                                                             --Dan Gable
                   Volleyball Open Gym

8th Grade Girls 

Saturday, December 1 - 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Tuesday, December 4 - 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, December 18 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Saturday, January 5 - 10:00 - 11:30 AM

                   Tuesday, January 15 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM

7th Grade Girls

aturday, December 1 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Saturday, December 8 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Saturday, January 12 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Order your 2018-2019 yearbook for $35.00.  You can order by paying Ms. Babe in room 210 with exact cash or check payable to James Wood Middle School.  Or order online at or, or call toll-free 1-877-767-5217.  Yearbooks will be delivered in June.
Emergency Closing Information
 Emergency School Closing 
Please click for information on Frederick County Public Schools' policy for school closings, delays,
and emergency snow routes
Emergency Routes 
Emergency snow routes for buses are listed by school.  If a school is not listed, it means that the bus route will remain the same and does not change in event of snow.

Gifted Education Information Series 2019

The Gifted Education Information Series is a series of workshops developed and facilitated by the FCPS resource teachers for gifted education to be offered throughout the school year. These workshop sessions will provide parents, teachers, and interested persons an opportunity to attend informational sessions on various topics related to the programs and services available to students eligible for gifted services in Frederick County Public Schools. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Judi Greathouse at or 540-662-3888.

Transitions for gifted students from middle school to high school
Target Audience
Parents of students eligible for gifted services currently in grade 8
January 14, 2019  7:00 to 8:00 pm
Frederick County Public Schools Administration Building - Conference Room 

If inclement weather cancels school for the entire day, students are released early from school, or evening activities are canceled, the Gifted Education Information Session will not be held nor rescheduled.

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 Ritenour, 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.

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