October 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 would like to invite all parents and guardians to watch Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00 PM in our auditorium.  This special event is being sponsored by the James Wood Middle School Counseling Department and the PTO.  The movie is free to anyone interested in learning more about the struggles associated with growing up in the age of social media, video games, and internet addiction.  Parents, guardians, and JWMS staff members will discuss the topics covered in the presentation at the conclusion of the movie.


     The first grading period will end on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  Report cards will be issued to students on Wednesday, October 24. School will be closed on Friday, October 12, so teachers can complete grades for report cards.  Please contact the appropriate teacher or counselor if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s academic progress.


     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,



Online Student Information
In an effort to save time, paper and money, Frederick County Public Schools is asking parents/guardians to use Parent/Student 360 (Tyler) http://bit.ly/parentstudent360 
between September 28 and October 26 to review and update the contact/emergency information for each of their students or to verify that there are no changes. 


Parent/Student 360 usernames and passwords for 2018-19 are the same as they were last year. As a reminder, e-mails have been sent over the past several weeks to all parents/guardians providing Parent/Student 360 login information. 

Instructions on how to review and update or verify student contact information are available through the FCPS website http://bit.ly/studentcontactupdate. Reviewing and updating the contact/emergency information is important so the school can contact you in the event of an emergency, you can receive messages sent via the FCPS Rapid Communication System, and items mailed to you by the school, including end-of-year report cards, can be delivered.              
Book Fair
Annual Library Fall Book Fair 
October 8, 9, 11 - 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
October 10 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Homecoming Spirit Week and Dance
 Related imageSchool Spirit Week
We will celebrate the 80's - BEST DECADE ever!
October 15, Monday - Neon Day - Wear Neon Colors
Totally awesome
October 16, Tuesday - 80's Twin Fashion Day
You and your best friend wear shoulder pads, leg warmers, scrunchies, jelly shoes, charm necklaces, lace gloves, poofy jackets, mullets, huge glasses, big hair
October 17, Wednesday - Pretty in Pink Day
Wear pink
October 18, Thursday - 80's Movie Day
Dress up like a character from your favorite 80's movie
October 19, Friday - Denim Clothing Day
Wear denim pants, denim jacket, denim dress, denim shirt, denim everything!



Homecom
Related imageing Dance
Join us for the first James Wood Middle School Homecoming Dance, sponsored 
by the SCA.

Friday, October 19, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 PM in the cafeteria
Tickets are $5.00 and include admission and food!
Tickets MUST be purchased by October 15 - NO tickets will be sold at the door
 
Red Ribbon Week - October 22-26, 2018
Life Is Your Journey:  Travel Drug Free
Monday, October 22
S
ock it to Drugs - Wear crazy socks
Tuesday, October 23
Team Up Against Drugs - Wear your favorite team's jersey
Wednesday, October 24
You Won't See Me Doing Drugs - Wear camouflage
Thursday, October 25
Go For The Stars - Wear your favorite science fiction movie or tv shirt
Friday, October 26
Be A Jean-ius and Don't Do Drugs - Wear jeans and red shirt

Calendar for October
 
    1     5:00 PM    Girls Basketball @ R.E. Aylor Middle
  2   2:45 - 3:00 PM 
3:00 - 5:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  Forensics meeting - room 231
Drama rehearsal 
Football @ R.E. Aylor Middle
   3   2:45 - 4:00 PM 
2:45 - 4:00 PM 
3:00 PM 
  Kindness Club  - room 234
TECC Club - room 245
PTO meeting
  4   3:00 - 5:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  Drama rehearsal
Cross Country vs. Daniel Morgan & Frederick County @ FCMS
  6   8:00 AM 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
  Riflemen Classic Cross Country @ Kernstown Battlefield - $5.00
Band Car Wash behind school
  8    8:00 AM - 2:30 PM     Book Fair in libray
  9   8:00 AM - 2:30 PM 
3:00 - 5:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  Book Fair in library
Drama rehearsal
Football vs. Admiral Byrd Middle @ James Wood High
  10   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
2:45 - 4:00 PM 
2:45 - 4:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  Book Fair in library
Kindness Club
Color Guard
Girls Basketball @ Admiral Byrd Middle
  11  
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM 
3:00 - 5:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  End of first nine-weeks
Book Fair in library
Drama rehearsal
Cross Country vs. REAM & Johnson-Wms @ Sherando Park
  12       NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
Millbrook High School Band Night
  15  
2:45 - 4:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  Band and Choir Cookie Fundraiser begins
Color Guard
Girls Basketball @ Skyline Middle
  16   3:00 - 5:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  Drama rehearsal
Football vs. Daniel Morgan Middle @ home
  17   2:45 - 4:00 PM 
2:45 - 4:00 PM 
2:45 - 4:30 PM 
5:00/6:30 PM 
  Kindness Club - room 233
TELL Club - room 145
Color Guard
FCJL Girls Basketball High Seed Play-offs - TBA
  18   3:00 - 5:30 PM    Drama rehearsal
  19  

6:00 - 8:00 PM 
  Sixth-grade Black Team Field Trip to Mount Vernon
Make-up picture day, clubs, and cheer pictures
Homecoming Dance
  22   
2:45 - 4:00 PM 
2:45 - 4:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  Red Ribbon Week - Sock it to Drugs
Builders Club - room 204
Color Guard
FCJL Girls Basketball Play-offs @ Admiral Byrd Middle
  23  
3:00 - 5:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  Red Ribbon Week - Team Up Against Drugs
Drama reheasal
Football @ Frederick County Middle
   24  

2:45 - 4:00 PM 
2:45 - 4:00 PM 
5:00 - 8:00 PM 
    Red Ribbon Week - You Won't Seem Me Doing Drugs
Report Cards issued to students
Kindness Club - room 233
Color Guard
Screenagers
  25  
3:00 - 5:30 PM 
5:00 PM 
  Red Ribbon Week - Go For The Stars
Drama rehearsal
FCJL Cross Country Championships @ home
  26    
Red Ribbon Week - Be A Jean-ious and Don't Do Drugs
  29   2:45 - 4:30 PM    Color Guard
  30   3:00 - 5:30 PM  Drama rehearsal
  31   2:45 - 4:00 PM 
2:45 - 4:30 PM 
  Kindness Club - room 233
Color Guard
Middle School Menu for October
 View the middle school menu for October
Students of the Week for August and September
Sophia Logan, Emmett Rhodes, Amber Mae Manges, Daniel Milanov, Giselle Chavez Hernandez, Ty Jahnigen, Bridget Blye, Emily Baer, Owen Wade, Colin Craig,  Adam Childree, Rylee Cooke, Beckett Rose, Kylie Combs, Sarah Whited, Caitlynn Long, Hutchtraye Hutchinson, Junior Reyes-Fuentes, Genesis Bautista-Calixto, Ellie Hoover,  Edwin Hernandez Lemus, Brent Wetzel, Randy Andrade Ortega, Grace Sasser, Sophia Scharlau, Noah Swartz, Cristina Lopez, Ezekiel Cruz Gonzalez, Mariana Teran, John Ian Setzer, Harley Sullivan, Anna Tyson, Jaycee Ma, Alfonso Mejia-Urbina, Lily Childs, Emma Phillips, Braelyn Durbin, Teddy Rudolph, Freddy Hernandez Martinez, Jacob Walker, Melia Burch, Zachary Nelson, Kennedi Rooks, Carlos Danner, Naomi Osborne, William Clatterbuck, Molly Ludwig, Seth Merryman, Ashbey Crist, Colton Bendure, Elijah Layne, Malia Miller, Joshua Amilpa, Destiny Morrison, Lucas Ross-Argueta, Emely Landaverde, Reynaldo Sevilla, Rylee Coffman

Field Trip - Sixth Grade Black Team

The sixth grade Black Team will be taking a field trip to the Mt. Vernon on Thursday, October 18.   The charter bus will leave at 7:00 AM and returning at 5:00 PM.  The cost is $35.00 per person and can be paid with cash, check made payable to James Wood Middle School (JWMS) or online at MySchoolBucks by Friday October 5th.  Please contact Ms. Owens if you have any questions.

Field Trip - Sixth Grade Silver Team
 The sixth grade Silver Team will be taking a field trip to the The Old Bedford Village on Wednesday, October 24.  The 
charter bus will leave at 7:00 AM and return at 5:00 PM. 
The cost is $35.00 per person and can be paid with cash, check made payable to James Wood Middle School (JWMS) or online at MySchoolBucks by Friday, October 19th.  Please contact Ms. Gay if you have any questions.
Field Trip - Sixth grade White Team
The sixth-grade White Team will be taking a field trip to the Virginia Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton on Friday, November 2nd.   The charter bus will leave at 7:00 AM and return at 5:00 PM.  The cost is $35.00 per person and can be paid with cash, check made payable to James Wood Middle School (JWMS) or online at MySchoolBucks.  Please contact Ms. Elliott if you have any questions.
FFA Fresh Florida Citrus & Meat Sale
Related image FFA is having their annual Fresh Fruit and Meat Sale.  You may order and pay online at MySchoolBucks,  myschoolbucks.com or Peachjar, https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/all/schools/31223 has the list of items available and you can contact the FFA at James Wood Middle School, 540-667-7500 ext: 82136, to place your order.  Orders will be available for pick-up on December 3 for 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and December 4 from 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM.  Extra items will be sold on a first come basis being at 2:46 PM on December 4, 2018.
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.

Thank you!

Custodian Appreciation Day
October 2, 2018
Thank you for all you do! 
Mr. Cooke, Ms. Jenkins, 
Mr. Darr, Ms. Paige, 
Mr. Sargent

National School Lunch Week
October 15 – 19, 2018
Thank you!
 Ms. Cooke, Ms. Hammons, 
Ms. Nicholson, Ms. Puffinburger, 
Ms. Ritchie, Ms. Swartz, 
and Mr. Logan, Food Service Manager


James Wood Middle Athletics

Athletic Director—Mr. Brad Symons - symonsb@fcpsk12.net

The Senior Passport program is available to Frederick County residents who are at least 60-years old.  The cardholder will receive free admission to Frederick County Public Schools athletic events at our middle and high schools. Admission to tournaments and playoffs governed by Virginia High School League rules is excluded. The passports are also good for admission to music and drama productions at all Frederick County schools and other school activities where admission is charged.
    Free admission is only available for the cardholder--guests and family members must pay for admission if they do not have a Senior Passport.
     Frederick County residents at least 60-years old interested in receiving a Senior Passport may apply in person at the Frederick County Public Schools Administration Building. An ID including the applicant’s address and date of birth is required.  Applications can be requested by calling (540) 662-3889.


Fall Sport Schedule
Date
1-Oct
2-Oct
4-Oct
4-Oct
6-Oct
9-Oct
10-Oct
11-Oct
15-Oct
16-Oct
17-Oct
18-Oct
22-Oct
23-Oct
Sport
Football*
Girls Basketball*
Cross Country
Football*
Cross Country**
Football**
Girls Basketball*
Cross Country
Girls Basketball*
Football*
Girls Basketball*
Cross Country
Girls Basketball*
Football*
Opponent
R. E. Aylor Middle
R. E. Aylor Middle
Frederick County Middle and Daniel Morgan Middle
R. E. Aylor Middle
Rifleman Classic Cross Country
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
R. E. Aylor Middle
Orchard View Elementary
Frederick County Middle
James Wood MIddle
Kernstown Battlefield
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
8:00 AM
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

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 PM.

Boys Basketball Tryouts
7th and 8th Grade Boys
October 25, 26, and 17* 
Wrestling Begins
7th and 8th Grade Boys
Thursday, October 25* 
*Have students listen for times on morning announcements! 

2018 – 2019 Sport Physicals
Rising seventh and eighth students who will be participating in sports for the 2018-19 school year MUST have an approved VHSL (Virginia High School League) Sports Physical on file at the Frederick County Public School Board Office (1415 Amherst Street, Winchester) before trying out or participating in any sport.  Physicals must be completed AFTER May 1, 2018, and will be valid for the 2018-19 school year.  You may obtain a VHSL Sports Physical form in the main office or the School Board Office. 

   VHSL forms online https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_7KGbWzA0LxcFRrOXZqQVNjdm8/view.   
All four pages of the form must be completed and returned to Mrs. Unhoch, Coordinator of School Health Services, room 20 at the School Board Office.  Please contact Ms. Unhoch at 540-662-3888 ext. 88131 if you have any questions.


Gifted Education Information Series 2018-2019

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 greathoj@fcpsk12.netor 540.662.3888.

 Topic Target Audience Date Location
Governor’s School programs: Regional, Residential, and Academic-Year



Parents of students eligible for gifted services in grades 5-8 (for BREGS)

Parents of all students in grades 8-12 for all other programs - PAVAN, SRsGS, and MVGS

October 15, 2018 7:00 to 8:00 pm  



Frederick County Public Schools Administration Building - Conference Room



Transitions for gifted students from middle school to high school
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
Transitions for gifted students from elementary school to middle school Parents of students eligible for gifted services currently in grade 5
February 11, 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.


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


https://jwm.frederick.k12.va.us/


https://www.facebook.com/JamesWoodMiddleSchool/



To learn why you received this and how to remove yourself from the list, see Privacy Policy

Review / edit information about you | Unsubscribe

Generated by Learn more