JMS News

JMS News (Updated 3/4/2023)
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Hello Jefferson Families

It is hard to believe March is already here. It won’t be long before the warm weather arrives. It’s also that time of year when we start preparing for next year. We will be starting our course selection with our students this next week and throughout the month. We are looking ahead to finishing this school year strong and look forward to supporting our JMS families with their future educational plans. 

Your proud principal,

Jane Allaire



The JSSO will be pre-selling yearbooks at the Jefferson Student Store on Tuesdays and Thursdays the last two weeks in March, 3/21, 3/23, 3/28, and 3/30. Yearbooks are $17 each and can be purchased by cash or check or PayPal. Make checks available to JSSO. Order forms will be sent home the week of 3/13. 

When filling out the order form, please consider making an additional donation to JSSO for yearbooks for students who need financial support. Contingent on the amount we receive in donations, we will try to purchase yearbooks for students who cannot afford them, with priority going to 8th graders. 

We need volunteers to help with the pre-sale. Shifts are from 12:00-12:50 or 1:00 to 1:50 on Tues, 3/21, Thur 3/23, Tues 3/28, and Thur 3/30.  Volunteers will need to have completed an OSD background check ahead of time. SIGN UP HERE TO HELP:



If you catch a kid being king, please give them a Manners Matter token (you can pick up more in the office). The student can turn this into Betsy or Jennifer to get M&Ms and a nomination slip that they fill out and return to the office. They are nominating staff they appreciate for being kind and we will select our staff to get PIED in the FACE from these nominations. :)  (It's only natural to mix kindness and pie for this month...right?!) 



We will have spirit days all 5 Fridays in March

  • March 3 - Decade Day (we had so much fun today, staff and students)

  • March 10 - Superhero Day

  • March 17 - St. Patrick's Day - Wear Green

  • March 24 - Sports Day - March Madness Style

  • March 31 - Dress like a Tourist Day


We are going to watch the March Madness Brackets and cheer these college athletes! Each advisory class will select a men's team and a women's team. It will be fun having advisory students vote! The winning advisories will have a celebration when we return from Spring Break. 



This will be an end-of-day assembly that features:

  • Celebrating Boy's Volleyball, Chess, Robotics, Musical, Battle of the Books, Girl's Soccer, and Boy's Basketball. 

  • We will have a student vs staff basketball game. 

  • We will do locker clean out since it is the last day of school before the SPRING BREAK!!


Parents and guardians of Rising Sixth-Grade Students are invited to attend a parent information night at Jefferson Middle School from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in the MAIN GYM. Students are not required to attend. Representatives from JMS will visit classrooms at LP Brown and Garfield elementary schools this spring to present information about making the transition to middle school. Elementary students, and their teachers, will also visit Jefferson for a school tour in June 2023.



March 7 - 7:00 PM Orchestra Concert @ CHS PAC

March 8 - Practice Lockout Drill

                 Mid-quarter Progress Reports

                6/7 Elective forms Handed out

March 9 - 7:00 PM Band Concert @ CHS PAC 


                   Mid Qtr 6th & 7th Grade Elective Forms Due

                   Regional Orch Festival NTSD PAC

Mar 12 -  Daylight Savings, Spring 1 hour forward

Mar 14 -  PI (????) DAY

Mar 15 - CHS Visits 8th Grade HS & Beyond 

               Incoming 6th Grd Parent/Student Night 6:30 PM in Main Gym

Mar 16 - Avanti High School visits 8th grade 

Mar 22 - 8th Grd Packets handed out for registration

               PANORAMA SURVEY


               JAMS Notice to Families

Mar 25 - Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Tum Mid School 9 AM

Mar 27 - Olympia High School visits 8th-grade

               5:30 PM JSSO Meeting in Staff Lounge

Mar 28 - 7:00 PM Choir Concert CHS PAC

Mar 29 -  ASB Officer Election Information Meeting (for 6th/7th graders for the following year)


              Positive Assembly- Afternoon

               JAMS Commitment DUE


Apr 3 -7 Spring Break