News & Announcements
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multi ethnic and multicultural customs in their community.
What to expect in class – All students will be given in class time to do research; for all the required information needed. Students will be doing research of various Hispanic regions and countries. We will be discussing the many traditions, customs, food, clothing, historical background, contributions and influences they have to U.S. They will be placed on teams to work in collaboration, in order to complete the designated project.
Hispanic Heritage Expo—In an effort to further this process, students participate of a Hispanic Heritage Expo that takes place here at our school on the date of Friday, October 20th from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM. (6th graders: 11:50-12:34, 7th graders 12:38-1:23, and 8th graders 1:26-2:11) Parents and community are encouraged to come and enjoy the festivities where they can view through the perspective of the student’s different aspects of the Hispanic community. This is done through the presentation of projects, dance performance, music and traditional food from the various Hispanic regions studied in their Spanish classes.
We hope to see you all on the day of our annual Hispanic Heritage EXPO and Festival!
Congratulations to our September MYP KNOWLEDGEABLE students!
Knowledgeable MYP students explore ideas and have acquired a critical mass of knowledge. They engage both locally and globally, sharing their understanding with others.
Jalen Hairston, Sarahlee Orphe, Alexis Hernandez, Alexis Cashdollar and Jackson Holby
Teachers nominated their MYP Knowledgeable students, and it was very difficult to select from so many strong candidates. The following students were selected as Jewett Academy’s MYP learner profile students.
8th graders Jalen Hairston and Jackson Holby made an impact in the classroom this past month. Mrs. Colon noticed how inquisitive Jalen is in Spanish class. He wants to learn and is not afraid to ask questions. He takes it upon himself to go above and beyond, learning new Spanish words outside what is assigned, which he then shares with Mrs. Colon and his class. Jackson puts his knowledge in action during Physical Science Honors. Mrs. Henderson noted that Jackson draws upon his prior knowledge, both from life experience and his extensive information from reading outside of class, to apply to projects and issues discussions in class.
Two 7th grade girls knocked it out of the park this past month displaying their knowledge in Math and Speech & Debate class. Alexis Cashdollar was nominated by Mr. Ostberg because he noticed that she continually knows terminology and math concepts that her classmates struggle with or view as new. Although quiet in her personality, Alexis is one of the first students with her hands up to answer questions and share knowledge in class. Mrs. Mack is teaching a new class at Jewett Academy this year called Speech and Debate. She says “Sarahlee (Orphe) grasps the concepts taught in class quickly and utilizes skills she has learned in other classes.” She is also impressed with Sarahlee because she sees her mentoring and sharing knowledge with others in the class.
Lastly, 6th grader Alexis Hernandez has shown Mrs. Shoffner what an incredible person he is. She notes “Alexis is always asking me if he can help others in Spanish class. He wants to share his prior knowledge of the language with others.” She has seen Alexis help students in a variety of ways, whether it’s with pronunciation, translating or giving his input, he always goes above and beyond to help classmates understand.
Way to go!!
The following Jewett Academy teachers also earn the title of “Knowledgeable” as their strongest MYP Learner Profile trait.
October MYP Learner trait is THINKER.
First of year Information
Individual student test score reports can be picked-up in the guidance office for incoming 7th and 8th graders. Score reports for incoming 6th graders will be at their elementary school. If you have an incoming 7th grader and have not done so, please turn in his/her updated shot records including the Tdap booster.
We would like the students to come the first day of school with basic supplies; including a backpack (rolling or with shoulder straps), pencils, pens (blue or black ink), notebook paper, and at least one folder or binder. We do not expect the students to come with all of their supplies on the first day. The teachers will go over the required supplies for their classes on the first day of school and will give the students several days to get the supplies that they need. Click here for individual grade level supply lists. We know that many of you would like to go ahead and get a head start on buying supplies; taking advantage of sales and tax-free holidays. Since you do not know your child’s electives at this point, you may want to wait to purchase supplies for the elective classes.
Students will not receive their schedules until orientation on August 8th. All students will be taking the four core classes, so you will be safe to go ahead and purchase supplies for Language Arts, Math, Science, and History/Civics. Most students are automatically signed up for the P.E. class (semester course) with a semester of Tech./Computers, so you may want to go ahead and purchase supplies for P.E. and Tech./Computers; except for the P.E. uniforms. P.E. uniforms can be purchased during the first week of school in the P.E. class for $20. ($10. for the shirt and $10. for the shorts). The students will not need a P.E. uniform during the first few days of school.
It is a good idea to go ahead and purchase some of the folders with pockets & brads (in assorted colors). There are several classes that require that type of folder and stores are sometimes in short supply right before school starts.
Student orientation will be on August 8th. Orientation for incoming 6th graders will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and orientation for 7th/8th graders will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The first day of school is August 10th.
The student planners/agendas will be sold during the first week of school for $5.
Car Pick-up Instructions:
If your child is a car rider; please click here to see the attached “Car Pick-up Instructions”.
Reminder: please do not turn left as you exit either parking lot. If you are using the 7th/8th grader drop-off/pick-up area, please do not turn onto 6th street from Ave. T (see attached map). Please take 5th street and circle the block. Some parents are waiting in line for 15-20 minutes and then cars who haven’t been waiting pull right off of Ave. T from 6th street and try to pull in front of those who have been sitting in line for a while. Please do not pick-up or drop-off students outside the gate. We will no longer allow students to walk outside the gates to meet parents. If your child has an appointment and you have to leave immediately after school, please call ahead and let the school know. You will be able to pull in the exit and park to wait for your child. Also, it would speed up the line if each vehicle had a paper/card with your child’s name on it. As you pull up in the car line, hold up the paper and then we will know what student to call.
Thank you for cooperation as we work to make our car line more efficient and safer for our students!
Reporting a Child’s Absence:
Please view our new district attendance policy. To Report Your Child’s Absence, please click here.
Jewett is an Official IB Authorized School
Click here to see the article featured in the Ledger on March 9, 2014 about Jewett Academy becoming IB Authorized.
Stop Bullying Now!
Stop Bullying Now! Take a stand & lend a hand.
School is hard enough without having to deal with bullies, teasers, or other kids who are just mean! So, you have a problem with someone in your class? Are you being bullied? Ask for help. Click here for more information.