1st Day of School
Monday, August 29th - Minimum Day
Dear JAMS families,
It is with a very heavy heart that I announce to all of you that at the end of this month I will be leaving my position as Principal of Jane Addams Middle School. It was a very difficult decision for my family and I to make. Lawndale has been my home for the past 4 years. Throughout the 4 years I had the wonderful opportunity to serve the community at William Green Elementary and Jane Addams Middle School. The chance to work with such amazing students and parents made each day a joy.
This community is very special and I will always hold a special place in my heart for the students and parents of the Lawndale community. I have seen some of the most caring, dedicated parents help their students reach great heights in and out of the classroom. I will miss coming to this school each day to see the bright, shiny, smiling faces of the young men and women that walk through our gates each morning.
Thank you for being so kind and welcoming to me when I started at each school. The warm reception made working here enjoyable and exciting. I will miss all of the wonderful students and families at JAMS. I will forever hold memories of my time here and will take with me the relationships I have built with students and parents over my time here.
Thank you again for being so supportive of your children, this school, and this community.
Jennie Wright, Principal
Queridas familias de JAMS,
Es con un corazón muy pesado que anuncio a todos ustedes que al final de este mes voy a desocupar mi posición como directora de Jane Addams Middle School. Fue una decisión muy difícil para mi familia y yo. Lawndale ha sido mi hogar durante los últimos 4 años. A lo largo de los 4 años tuve la maravillosa oportunidad de servir a la comunidad en William Green escuela primaria y Jane Addams. La oportunidad de trabajar con estos alumnos y padres increíbles hace cada día una alegría.
Esta comunidad es muy especial y siempre tendrá un lugar especial en mi corazón para los estudiantes y padres de la comunidad de Lawndale. He visto algunos de los padres, más caritativas, dedicadas ayudan a sus estudiantes a alcanzar grandes alturas dentro y fuera de la escuela. Voy a extrañar a venir a esta escuela todos los días para ver los brillantes caras sonrientes de los hombres y mujeres jóvenes que caminan a través de nuestras puertas cada mañana.
Gracias por ser tan amable y acogedor para mí cuando empecé en cada escuela. La buena acogida hizo trabajar aquí agradable y emocionante. Voy a extrañar a todos los maravillosos estudiantes y familias de JAMS. siempre voy a mantener los recuerdos de mi tiempo aquí y llevaré conmigo las relaciones que he construido con los estudiantes y los padres más de mi tiempo aquí.
Gracias de nuevo por todo su apoyo de sus hijos, esta escuela, y esta comunidad.
Jennie Wright, directora
Congratulations to three 7th grade girls who were awarded a $900 scholarship each to attend a week-long science/math/technology camp at a university. The girls were nominated by their teachers and then had to apply and interview. The girls were recognized and awarded at the School Board meeting on May 17th. This opportunity is possible due to the efforts of the AAUW. Thank you!
JAMS Sharefest was another huge success. Click here to see pictures from the work day!
Family Science turned out to be a great event! All parent and student participants had a great time and experienced some fun science!
Your child is participating in the special istudyforSuccess Reading and Study Skills Program. This opportunity will provide reading and study skills practice with individual, small group, and whole group reading experiences. Students will share their interpretations of text and thoughts through classroom discussions and written assignments.
The iStudyforSuccess Program has been carefully designed to incorporate researched-based reading strategies, study skills, writing activities, and electronic media communication. Students will focus on applying what they are learning during independent and classroom reading.
Some of the highlights of the iStudyforSuccess program are:
• introduction to Owizzy's World/Cram Stoppers, unique study websites
• Setting a Purpose for Reading through textbooks and literature
• Activating Prior Knowledge – Making connections with what is read and what is known
• Visualizing – Using different techniques to "see" what is being read
• Inferencing — Learning to infer using a variety of activities
• Learning the Cornell Note Taking system
• Cooperative Learning Groups – Engaging students in the teaching process
• Vocabulary, Vocabulary, Vocabularyl
You can set up your child's FREE study site membership.
- 7"graders and below: Go to www.Qwizzysworld.com and click on SIGN UP FOR FREE. Parental ACTIVATION of the account is required after receiving a confirmation email.
- 8"graders and higher: Go to www.CramStoppers.com and click on SIGN UP FOR FREE. No activation is necessary.