November 18, 2022

FREE BALDI CHRISTMAS TREE WINNERS:

This year we have three winners from the Free Baldi Christmas Tree Contest.  Recipients are Maggie Parekh, Aubrey Lucco, and TJ Crowell.  Congratulations!

 

WJJMS PTO PAINT NIGHT - SAVE THE DATE:

Join friends for a winter paint night at WJJMS in the Cafeteria on Wed. December 7, 2022 from 6:30-8pm.  The artist will provide all supplies, and you go home with a finished piece of art.  Cost is $15 per person and all William J students can be dropped off for the event.  You must reserve your spot in advance before they sell out.  More information on how to register to follow soon! 

 

WJJMS REPORT CARDS:

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

 

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.

 

GIRLS & BOYS INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL:

Registration to try out for basketball will close at midnight on Friday, November 18. You will not be able to register once it is closed. If your student would like to try-out, please log in to your parent portal PowerSchool account to register them.  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

 

PERMISSION FORM TO STAY AFTER SCHOOL AND WATCH BASKETBALL GAME:

If your student would like to stay after school to watch an upcoming basketball, this permission form must be completed and returned to the coach.  

 

TECH/VOAG SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS:

Many 8th grade students have shown an interest in attending Norwich Technical High School, Windham Technical High School or Lebanon Regional Agricultural Science and Technology Center for their upcoming 2023-2024 school year. If your child is interested in applying, please read the Application Process for these schools

 

LYMAN OPEN HOUSE:

Lyman welcomes all prospective students, parents and guardians to come learn more about what they have to offer. There will be an Open House December 1st from 6-8pm.  Please see this flyer for more information. 

 

SCHOOL HOURS REMINDER:

The instructional day begins at 7:18 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. Students should not arrive at school prior to 7:05 a.m., as they will be unsupervised. The main office is open from 6:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On a shortened day, the day begins at the usual time, but ends at 11:40 a.m. If there is a delayed opening, school begins at 9:18 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.  The main office hours may change in the event of an unexpected school delay or closing.

 

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.