The General Gist

Welcome to the General Gist, a weekly communication to John Sedgwick Middle School families and community members.  The General Gist for the week beginning, Monday, January 20, 2020:

Happy MLK Day!

 This Week’s Events:

Jan. 21: PTSA Membership Meeting, Library, 6-7 pm

Jan. 21: First Day of 6th Grade Intramural Girls Basketball Practice

Jan. 23: Unity Council, Library, 7-8 am

Jan. 23: Middle School 2.0 Committee Meeting, CHMS, 3:30-5:30 pm

Events on the Horizon (Tentative):

*Jan 27: National History Day Showcase, Marcus Whitman, 6:00-7:30 pm

*Jan. 30: End of Semester 1 (moved from Jan. 28 due to snow days)

Jan. 28: EMS Team Meeting, Library, 7:15 am

*Jan. 29: Lockdown Drills (all 3 lunches)

Jan. 29: Girls BB @ Poulsbo MS, 3:30 pm

Jan. 29: Wrestling vs. Poulsbo, 3:30 pm

Jan. 29-Feb. 7: Mid-Year Grade Level Assemblies

Jan. 30: SKEA/Nuts & Bolts, Library, 7:15 am

Jan. 30: No Tardy Party, Homeroom (tentative)

Jan. 31: Academic Award Assembly (tentative)

Feb. 3: Wrestling @ Mountain View, 3:30 pm

Feb. 3: Girls Basketball vs. Mountain View, 3:30 pm

Feb. 4: Guiding Coalition, Library, 3:15-5 pm

Feb. 5: Wrestling vs. Ridgetop, 3:30     

Feb. 5: Girls Basketball @ Ridgetop, 3:30 pm    

Feb. 6: IM Girls Basketball vs. MWMS & CHMS, 3:15 pm

Feb. 7: 7th Grade Field Trip, Pacific Science Center, All Day

Feb. 10: Middle School 2.0 Committee Meeting, MWMS, 3:30-5:30 pm

Feb. 13: Staff Training, Library, 7:15 am

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Dance, Commons & Gym, 3-5 pm

Feb 17-18: President’s Weekend, No School

Feb. 19: PTSA Board Meeting, Library, 6-7 pm

Feb. 20: Presidential Academic Awards Night, Gym, TBA

Feb. 24: Middle School 2.0 Committee Meeting, JSMS, 3:30-5:30 pm

Feb. 25: EMS Team Meeting, Library, 7:15 am

Feb. 27: SKEA/Nuts & Bolts, Library, 7:15 am

Feb. 28: PTSA Nacho Average Game Night, Commons, TBA

Mar. 3: Guiding Coalition, Library, 3:15-5 pm

Mar. 3: School Play Preview, Commons, 3:15 pm

Mar. 4-6: School Play, Commons, 6 pm

Mar. 7: School Play, Commons, 1 pm

Mar. 11: 5th-8th Band Concert

Mar. 12: 5th-8th Choir Concert

Mar. 12: End of 4th Six Weeks

Mar. 12: Unity Council, Library, 7-8 am

Mar. 17: PTSA Membership Meeting, Library, 6-7 pm

Mar. 19: Middle School 2.0 Committee Meeting, JSMS, 3:30-5:30 pm

Apr. 21: PTSA Board Meeting, Library, 6-7 pm

Apr. 24: PTSA Cookies & Canvas, Commons, 6-8 pm

May 19: PTSA Membership Meeting, Library, 6-7 pm

 

*New events added this week

 

Clubs:

Club

Day/Week

Time

Location

Advisor

Frequency

Anime Club

Monday

2:45-3:45

Portable 3

Chalmers

Weekly

Art Club

Tuesday

2:45-4:00

A123

Moses

Bi-Weekly

Diversity Club

Wednesday

3:00-4:00

B213

Benesh

Weekly

Jazz Band

Monday

3:00-4:30

A154

Schroeder

Weekly

Photography Club

Friday

3:00-4:00

Portable 4

Durham

Weekly

STEAM Club

Wednesday

2:45-4:00

A135

Tetz/Lantz

Bi-Weekly

Mars Rover Club

Thursday

2:45-4:00

A135

Tetz/Crabtree/Darragh

Weekly

Yearbook Club

Tues/Thurs

3:00-4:30

B213

Benesh

Weekly

 

 

Inclement Weather:

It’s winter, and we want you to be prepared for potential cancellations and late starts.

Please take a moment to look over our district’s Inclement Weather Newsletter and take action to make sure you receive information as quickly as possible. Remember - no news is good news and schools are running on schedule.

  1. Visit www.flashalert.net and subscribe. This must be done each year. Information posted here is the same thing that we send to the news channels.
  2. Visit Skyward Employee Information to make sure your personal information is correct and current. Have you added an SMS text number? If not, click on personal information and custom forms in the left hand column.
  3. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

 

Unity Council Meeting:

We have a Unity Council meeting this Thursday.  Our focus will be on processing feedback from our annual Culture and Climate Survey and begin looking at the 40 Developmental Assets (see attachment).

40 Developmental Assets 

 

PTSA News & Notes:

Our next Membership Meeting is tomorrow, the 21st at 6 pm in the library.  We hope you can make it!

 

 

Celebrations and Thanks:

  • Thank you to all who donated to the Greeley family.  Our OSS department delivered a basket with a blanket, teas, candles, food and $800 worth of gift cards!  Needless to say, the family was very grateful.
  • Thank you to our Facilities and Operations and custodial crews for making sure our parking lots were plowed and our walkways were cleared during the snow days!
  • Thank you to Amy Miller and our district administrators for communicating our school closures and late starts so clearly!

 

 

Quote of the Week:

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

You Belong Here,

 

 

Your JSMS Admin Team

 

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