March 11, 2022

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On our CPS website’s WJJMS School Information page, you may view “Featured News” and Quick Links to help you find information. The Quick Links consist of Breakfast and Lunch menus, the Digital Backpack, Payments, and PowerSchool Public to name a few.

 

 

WJJMS CHAMBER CHOIR

The WJJMS Chamber Choir recorded a song called One Voice for the BOE Appreciation meeting earlier this week. We hope it brightens your day!

 

 

WJJMS EMPTY BOWLS & ARTS NIGHT

Save the date! On Friday, May 13, 2022, we will be having our Empty Bowls & Arts Night along with a Vendor Fair, from 5 – 8:00 p.m. More information is forthcoming.

 

 

YOUTH ART MONTH

March is Youth Art Month and Ms. Taylor and Mrs. Lane are celebrating you by showing off a variety of amazing pieces made by our WJ student-artists! 3-D work is on display, too!

 

 

PUMA NEWSLETTER V5

The latest Puma Newsletter (V5) is available now! See what your students have been doing after reading a letter from our Vice Principal and viewing a Digital Learning Day slide. See important information and highlights from Applied Academics and other celebrations.

 

 

COLCHESTER YOUTH FIRST COALITION

We are collecting parent and community member feedback on issues affecting Colchester youth. Click our Colchester Community Survey to share your opinions! Your feedback helps us design programs and initiatives to benefit the health and wellness of our youth.

 

 

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

For Women's History Month, our Puma News broadcasts are featuring favorite quotes from well-known females and personally created quotes during Morning Announcements.  Better yet - we'd love a personal quote from one of our female staff members! Want to be inspired by a strong female right now? Check out our recent interview with Lilliana Anderson about playing on a mostly boys football team.

 

 

SCIENCE BOWL CLUB NEWS FROM FEBRUARY 26, 2022

WJJMS Team 2 advanced to the first round of the competition after the morning preliminary placement rounds. Unfortunately, WJJMS Team 1 did not advance to the afternoon competition. Team 2 was eliminated after the first round of the competition, but they had fun and did their best! First Place went to West Woods Upper Elementary School. Second Place went to Timothy Edwards Middle School

TEAM 1: Sabrina Boutin, Charlotte Galarneau, Abby Stillwell, Diego Negron, Charlie Ringuette
TEAM 2, Liam Sweeney, Toheed Usman, TJ Crowell, Evan Lovegrove

 

 

DIGITAL LEARNING DAY

February 22nd was Digital Learning Day. Take a few minutes to explore Digital Tools and work students have been doing in our district

   

MARCH MENUS

WJJMS Breakfast

WJJMS Lunch


 

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY

WJJMS celebrated School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on February 23rd this year. This holiday is all about appreciating school bus drivers for being good Samaritans to students who utilize bus transportation to and from school, keeping them safe.

 

WJJMS TRACK REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Track begins March 21, weather permitting! Travel and compete against track athletes from other schools. PowerSchool Public and then the William J. Johnston Middle School Athletic Registration form. Students must have a current physical on file with the nurse, dated within the last 15 months. The Pay to Play fees will be collected when the Pay to Play letters are given out.

 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

If you are interested in volunteering or will be, please review the following:

Group I: Volunteers that assist school staff members with school activities in the presence of a Colchester Public Schools employee. Background checks are not required for Group I volunteers. Group I volunteers are those who assist school staff members with school activities such as those listed below:

  1. assisting in a classroom, cafeteria, or library when a staff member is present
  2. accompanying a class on a field trip during the school day with a staff member
  3. helping in the school office during regular school hours
  4. assisting in the cafeteria or library during regular school hours
  5. assisting during extracurricular events, i.e., dances, fairs, open house, sporting events, etc.

To apply to be a Group I Volunteer, please complete the  Group 1 Volunteer Application form.


WJJMS UPCOMING BAND EVENTS

March 16-->Band Mentor Day, Bacon Academy, Rehearsal 7-10AM, Concert at 7PM

March 25-->Waterford Jazz Festival, Waterford High School



BUILT-IN INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS UTILIZED AS SCHOOL DAYS

February 22, 2022 was a school day
March 14, 2022 is now a school day
May 31, 2022 is now a school day