JMS Newsletter


This Week at JMS


Aug. 31

Breakfast - Cinnamon Toast Crunch Or Cocoa Puff

Lunch - Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Baby Carrots, Baked Beans, Fruit Or Chicken Finger Salad

5:30PM 8th Grade Boys Soccer @ Southridge

7:00PM 7th Grade Boys Soccer @ Southridge


Sept. 1

PTSO Fundraiser Orders or Donation Due

6th Grade Picture Day

Breakfast - Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich Or Cereal

Lunch - Belgium Waffle Sticks, Sausage Links, Hasbrown rounds, Dragon Punch, Fruit Or Taco Salad

6:00PM 7th Grade Girls Soccer vs Tell City

6:00PM 7th Grade Volleyball vs Tell City

6:00PM 8th Grade Girls Volleyball vs Tell City

6:30PM Cross Country vs Heritage Hills

7:30PM 8th Grade Boys Soccer vs Tell City


Sept. 2

7th Grade Picture Day

Breakfast - French Toast Sticks Or Cereal

Lunch -  French Bread Pizza, Steamed Garlic Broccoli, Fruit Or Chicken Finger Salad


Sept. 3

8th Grade Picture Day

Breakfast - Breakfast Pizza Or Cereal

Lunch - Country Fried Steak w/Gravy, Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fruit Or Taco Salad

5:30PM 8th Grade Boys Soccer vs Forest Park

6:00PM 7th Grade Volleyball @ Holy Trinity

6:30PM 7th Grade Football @ Heritage Hills

7:00PM 7th Grade Girls Soccer vs Forest Park

7:00PM 8th Grade Volleyball @ Holy Trinity

7:45PM 8th Grade Football @ Heritage Hills


Sept. 4

Breakfast - Mini Pancakes Or Cereal

Lunch - Cheeseburger Mac, Honey Carrot Coins, Fruit, Brownie Or Chicken Finger Salad


Upcoming Important Dates:            

Sept. 7, 2020 Labor Day - No School

Sept. 30, 2020 Parent-Teacher Conferences (5:30-8:30)

Oct. 7, 2020 Parent-Teacher Conferences (5:30-8:30)

Oct. 9, 2020 End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 19-23, 2020 Fall Break - No School

Nov. 25-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Break - No School

Dec. 18, 2020 End 2nd Quarter; End 1st Semester

Jan. 4, 2021 School Resumes

Jan. 18, 2021 Professional Development - No School

Feb. 15, 2021 Snow Make-Up Day - No School

Mar. 12, 2021 End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 22-26, 2021 Spring Break - No School

April 2, 2021 Good Friday - No School

April 5, 2021 Snow Make-Up Day - No School

April 15, 2021 8th Grade DC Trip (Tentative)

May 27, 2021 8th Grade Achievement Night

May 28, 2021 End 4th Quarter; End 2nd Semester


Office Information: 

  • PTSO Fundraiser - The JMS PTSO holds one fundraiser every year.  Money raised through this fundraiser is used to provide activities and resources to our students throughout the year.  Students received their brochures, order forms, and information for the fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 18.  Please help them raise money for our PTSO.  There is also an option for a $40 buy-out instead of selling products.  Orders or donations are due Sept. 1. Thank you in advance for your help!

  • Picture Schedule - Students will have their school picture taken on the dates listed above.  If a student is absent on their assigned day they can have it taken on one of the other days or on Retake Day (which will be scheduled later).  Pictures will be taken in the morning before students have PE.  Proofs and order forms will be sent home 3-4 weeks after pictures are taken. Students attending COVID Academy can come between 10:30-11:30 on the assigned date.

  • Student Printing - Students will have the ability to print from their devices at school beginning on Monday.  A tutorial on how to do so will be emailed to students and will be reviewed by teachers.

  • Yearbook - Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 School Year can be ordered now at .  Students received information about them this week.  JMS does NOT collect any money or orders for yearbooks.

  • Washington DC Fundraiser Coordinator(s) - 6th and 7th Grade Parents - We currently have one parent interested in helping with this job. Please consider co-leading these efforts! 

  • Immunization Clinic - Please see the attachment regarding a clinic being provided by the Dubois County Health Department.


Teacher Information:

  • PE Uniforms: If your child still needs PE clothes, they are available in the main office at JMS.  Please send exact change, if possible, or a check written to CG Promotionals.  You can see the attachment for more details.

  • ASK ROSE: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s AskRose Homework Help is a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students and other students in grades 6-12. Students can call 877-ASK-ROSE, email, or chat live with a friendly tutor to work through and better understand homework assignments.  Check out this video:


Extracurricular Activities:

  • Wyldlife - WyldLife is ready to kick off this year! Come get free donuts at Campaigners next Thursday, September 3, at 7am! Come check it out - small group bible study with the high school senior WyldLife Leaders!! NEW LOCATION! We'll meet OUTSIDE at the Athletic Dept. entrance (Door 14).

  • JMS Athletic Attendance Policy - Jasper Middle School will be adhering to the policy that the JHS Athletic Department has created and will be following.  Please see the attachment for the details of the policy.

  • Become a Public Diplomat! Hosting an exchange student for ten months is a challenging but extremely rewarding, enjoyable, and educational experience. Host families choose to host a student from another country because they are interested in learning about that other country, and they want to share American culture and their way of life with a host student.  Through our Sister Cities Partnership, I have four German boys who would like to spend this year (starting in September) in Jasper and attend Jasper High School. If you are interested in opening your home to an enthusiastic German exchange student, please E-mail me (Ross Halvorsen) at: