November 10, 2022

WJJMS REPORT CARDS:

WJJMS Report Cards for quarter one are now available on PowerSchool. 

 

VETERANS' DAY CELEBRATION:

On November 3rd WJJMS had a celebration to honor all of the men and women who have served, or are still serving, in the US Armed Forces. Please click this link and enjoy the special day. 

 

8th Grade Showcase November, Thursday November 17:

You may have just started 8th grade, but soon you will need to make decisions about high school and the many options that are offered to you as a Bacon student. On Thursday, November 17th, Bacon Academy will be hosting an 8th Grade Showcase Night.  The evening will begin at 6pm in the Franklin “Doc” Gross auditorium at Bacon Academy.   We invite you and your parent/caregiver to attend this most informative night.  We look forward to seeing you on November 17th and welcoming you to the Bacon Academy Family!

 

 

WJJMS' ANNUAL TURKEY TROT:

William J. Johnston Middle School proudly presents the 32nd running of the WJJMS “Turkey Trot” Fun Run/Walk. This event will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the last day of school before we head off for our Thanksgiving break. We sponsor this event for several reasons: to raise money for a worthy cause, to promote physical fitness, and to have fun. The last time the event was held, we had over 350 students and faculty runners and walkers participate, and raised over $1,800. The race course is approximately one 1/4 miles long. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in grades 6, 7, and 8. The entrance fee is $5.00 but if you wish to donate more, it would be greatly appreciated. a portion of the proceeds will benefit Restavec (rest-ta-vek) Freedom Alliance. Please complete and sign the permission slip you received from your Homeroom Teacher. Only this permission slip will be accepted. No hand-written notes will be taken, similar to the way dance permission slips are handled. Please return your signed permission slip and donation to your Homeroom Teacher. Registration closes on Monday, November 21st, the day before the race. There is no race day registration.

 

PUMA NEWS MONTHLY SHOW: 

Below please find the YouTube link to our first Puma News Monthly show. We changed it up from a more announcement-based format to instead showcase feature stories and other special topics of interest. Enjoy!  https://youtu.be/GSFRsKFTU2U

 

OPEN GYM:

We will be offering a basketball open gym for any students interested in playing basketball for fun after school in Gym West from Nov 1-17 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm. Permission slips can be picked up in the main office and must be returned prior to participating. 

 

GIRLS & BOYS INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL:

Registration is now open in PowerSchool. To be eligible to try out, your child must be registered in PowerSchool (parent portal) and have a current physical on file with the nurse dated within the last 13 months. Registration will close at midnight Friday, November 18. Tryouts will be held on Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22 from 2-4pm. The boys will be in the East Gym and the girls will be in the West Gym. Beginning 11/21-12/2 a Pay to Play fee of $180.00 will be collected from those students who are on the team.  You can pay online using your MyPaymentsPlus account or you can send in a check along with this form 

 

THE ANNUAL WIN A FREE BALDI CHRISTMAS TREE:

Everyone (staff included) can enter by donating a non perishable,🐕 dog/cat 😺 food, soap/shampoo diapers, baby wipes items. For every item donated you will receive an entry to win a FREE Baldi🎄 Christmas tree. Collections will end on 11/18/2022.  Mr. Bennett will pick the winner's name. A surprise gift is included this year. Please drop off all items to Mrs. Baldi or Mrs. Noniewicz in the nurse's office. 

 

YEARBOOK:

It’s time to order your 2022-2023 yearbook. The price of the yearbook is $37.00.  Simply log onto Jostensyearbook.com and follow the prompts. Any questions, please email Mrs. Gallucci, yearbook advisor, at [email protected].

 

COLCHESTER YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAMS:

CYB offers several programs for grades 1-8. Please see this flyer for more information.

 

COLCHESTER YOUTH WRESTLING:

CYW is accepting registration for all girls and boys, grades 3-8, who are interested in wrestling.  Please see this flyer for more information.