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Reading For Kindles Winners!

Representatives from Mt. Moriah Lodge #39 in Caldwell were special guests at the end of the year assembly on May 23rd at JMS. They presented six lucky students with brand new, still in the box Kindles, complete with screen protectors, cases, and Amazon gift cards. The six students, were chosen from a random drawing based on entries received in the library as part of a school wide reading incentive. To see the list of winners, click the link! Thank you Mt, Moriah Lodge for your continued support for reading at JMS!
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School Picture Day - Today!

School photos will be taken of all students today for student ID cards and the yearbook in the JMS library. You have the option to order copies. If you would like to order, fill out the picture packet and return it with your student.
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Early Release Wednesday!

Don't forget that Wednesdays are early release days throughout the district for students. Teachers will participate in collaboration every Wednesday after students are dismissed for the day. All fall sport athletes please report to the gym after school.
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Jefferson Receives Highly Sought After VR4ED Coding Grant!

Students are Jefferson Middle School next fall will have the opportunity to experience virtual reality coding thanks to a grant recently awarded to the school from the Idaho STEM Action Center. The purpose of the grant is to teach students coding skills with the purpose of creating 3-D worlds using the Blocksmith VR platform. Jefferson Middle School's grant application was one of ten funded state wide. Click the link to read more information about this amazing opportunity being brought to JMS!
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Fall Sports Practice Info You Need to Know!

Practices for all sports (football, cross country, and volleyball) start at 3:30 p.m. on August 12th. Cross country practice will be held at Jefferson. 7th grade volleyball and football will be held at Syringa, while the 8th grade volleyball and football players will tryout at Jefferson.
Additionally, football gear checkout will be held on Saturday, August 10th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. 7th graders will checkout their gear at Syringa, and 8th graders will get their gear at Jefferson. Let's have a great fall sports season, Cougars!!
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JMS Student Honored!

This week Jaymee Dale, a mentor with The Mentoring Network, and Wendy from the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline came to JMS to honor Jastella Baker. Jastella and Ms. Dale have been making stuffed bears aimed at preventing youth suicide. They have sewn the Idaho Suicide Prevention hotline number into its collar and created a pouch with essential oils hidden inside. JMS is so proud of you Jastella! Keep up the good work!
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Academic Bowl Team Captures 3rd Place for the Year!

Congratulations to our academic bowl team on their 3rd place finish for the season! At last night's final event we were missing a couple of our teammates, but had amazing individuals step in. Super impressive effort from the year's team members and their advisors, Mr. Saunders and Mrs. Demshar! Click to read more!
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Science Fair Project Winners!

On Friday, judges were able to take a look at the impressive group of science fair projects! Entries were scored and the results were tallied! Click the link to find out which student projects scored the highest!
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Library Holds Battle of the Books Competition!

Last Friday the library held their version of the IBOB (ID Battle of the Books) reading contest.
Reading for the contest began in September and has continued all year, allowing the contestants to study
all 16 books. At the conclusion of the battle, a winner was declared! Click to find out who our first JBOB Champion is along with our other close finishers!!!
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