January 27, 2023


Girls and boys basketball intramurals will begin on February 7 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4. It will run through March 16.  The cost of the program is $45 and payment can be made by cash or check made payable to WJJMS Athletics. This permission slip and payment must be received prior to participation. The girls intramurals will be held in Gym West and the boys intramurals will be held in Gym East. 



We are looking to showcase or spotlight our students here at WJ by recognizing achievements they have earned outside of the school day. These recognitions would take place during our whole school monthly forums. Achievements could include Boy/Girl Scouts honors, athletic awards from a team they play on, musical performances and many more. Please use this form (it can be submitted as many times and as often as needed).  Please know that we will try to include all submissions, but may be unable to do so due to total received.



WJJMS will be holding a Career Fair on June 2, from 8:00-12:30 PM (lunch provided). We would love to have our parents and community members join us to speak about their careers. Please read this flyer for more information. If you are interested in sharing about your career, please complete this registration form.  



Join the WJJMS PTO and the American Heart Association Instructor, John Carroll, for a 2 hour class in First Aid and CPR on February 15th from 4-6pm in the WJJMS Cafe.  The class is $60 per student and will include adult/child/infant First Aid  & CPR training, test, and certification card. Space is limited, so only the first 15 paid sign-ups by February 10th will be accepted. Email Elizabeth Kukich at [email protected] to sign-up your student. Cash or check payments can be sent to school in an envelope addressed to WJJMS PTO.  


CPR Fundraiser





Colchester Youth Services & the Colchester Youth First Coalition present Marijuana: Facts You Need to Know about the recent legalization of recreational adult use of cannabis and the implications and concerns of under-age usage. Talking to your child about drug use can seem difficult.  Prepare yourself with the facts and helpful conversation starters. January 31st from 6:00-7:00 PM (free pizza @ 5:30). Meeting will be in person and on Zoom (ID:852 5516 6232). Presented by the Governor's Prevention Partnership.


Marijuana Comm Conv flyer



The basketball games against Hebron from 1/23/23 have been rescheduled. They will be on Monday, February 6th @ 3:30 PM.



We are a team of students who think robots, CAD, building and working as a team to solve problems is fun, and it is.  We also are in need of people to make videos, run social media pages, and write about our team.  If you are interested in joining the team next year or just want to see what we are all about come take a 30-minute tour! February 26th @ 2:00 behind the Academy. Bring your parents too!


Colchester Youth Lacrosse Registration:

Registration is now open for Colchester Youth Lacrosse sports recreation program. This opportunity is available to all boys and girls from kindergarten to 8th grade! We accept all applicants. Our program uses positive reinforcement by developing team players and leaders. Our focus is to develop the players in a fun atmosphere and introduce them to a fast, growing easy to play sport. Visit our website at Colchesterlax.org.



Who can audition?  Any/all WJJMS students.

The Coffee House/Variety Show will take place on Friday, February 24th at 6:00 PM in the WJJMS Cafeteria.  We are asking for donations at the door.  We will have treats and beverages for sale at the event.

All students selected to perform in the variety show must also come to the mandatory dress rehearsal on Wednesday, Feb 22nd in the band room after school from 2:10-3:30 PM.

If you are interested in auditioning for the variety show, please fill out this form and return it to Mrs. Goodwin or Mr. Morrissette by Friday, Feb 10th.



WJJMS will be holding a Career Fair on June 2, from 8:00-12:30 PM (lunch provided). We would love to have our parents and community members join us to speak about their careers. Please read this flyer for more information. If you are interested in sharing about your career, please complete this registration form 


As you are probably aware, recreational cannabis dispensaries opened this week in Connecticut, so in partnership with the Colchester Youth First Prevention Coalition, we are sharing these resources with parents as a means to support your discussions with your children regarding marijuana use and sale.  Please scan the QR code on the flyers for additional information.

THC COntent     Reasons Start



During the next couple months postural screenings will be conducted for seventh grade girls and eighth grade boys. The purpose of this program is to detect the signs of spinal curvature at its earliest stages. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity. Spinal deformities most often develop between the ages of 10 and 15 years. Nearly all cases are painless at first and are often confused with poor adolescent posture. Most cases are mild and require only ongoing observation by a doctor after first diagnosis. Others become progressively more severe as the child grows and require active treatment. 

The school nurse performs each screening in the health office. The procedure for examination is a simple one, requiring less than one minute. The nurse inspects the student's spine as he or she stands and then bends forward. If a spinal problem is suspected, the student will be rechecked at a second screening. If further consultation is recommended, parents will be notified of the findings and will be asked to seek further evaluation from their own physician.

If parents would like to opt out their students then please inform the school nurse in writing as soon as possible, [email protected].

Connecticut law requires all students in grades five, seventh grade girls and eighth grade boys be screened annually in school, including this year. Students who have been screened by their doctor after 6/30/22 or have already been diagnosed with a spinal problem will be excused from school screening. Please contact me if you have any questions concerning the postural screening program.


Help the Homeless Drive:

Happening now through January 31st, there will be a Help the Homeless Drive, sponsored by the Community Activism Club, where we will be collecting socks, gloves, and hand warmers.  All of the items will go to a local homeless shelter or a place in need of these items. The grade that brings in the most items wins a HAT DAY!  Drop off new gloves, socks, and/or hand warmers in the pink snowflake boxes found in each common area of the pods.  We appreciate your help!



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When is a good time to speak with your child about drugs? Any time you can! Looking for something to talk about during the upcoming school vacation? Here are some excellent resources about how to start a conversation with your child regarding drug use.



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.  



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].



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.