The Animal Care Club
Students who like animals love the Animal Care Club. It meets every other Tuesday at 2:15. Members learn about domestic and wild animals, and participate in several service projects throughout the year. Students can join at any time and come for as many club meetings as they want.
“Throughout the year we collect items for the Westchester SPCA, the Wolf Conservation Center, and the Guiding Eyes Canine Development Center,” said Robin Woolley, JJMS School Counselor and leader of this club. Club members also take turns helping to maintain a fish tank in Mrs. Woolley's office.
Regan Downey, an educator with the Wolf Conservation Center, recently came to visit the Animal Care Club. This wolf sanctuary is just two miles down the road from John Jay Middle School. Some students in the club mentioned they can hear the wolves howling from their homes! READ MORE
John Jay Middle School has more than twenty clubs, with over 400 participants! These include enrichment clubs, performance clubs, competition clubs, service clubs and leadership clubs. Watch here for more club spotlights.
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From the Principal
Greetings John Jay Middle School families! I am honored to be your Principal and a member of the JJMS community. Our motto is "Learn. Care. Lead." We are looking forward to a terrific school year and invite you to join us in helping achieve our school mission.
Civic Participation Day
John Jay Middle School invited twenty senior citizens from neighboring centers to share in their Civic Participation Day on November 4. Students made colorful posters which decorated the hallways and welcomed the guests. The seniors were greeted by sixth grade chaperones who escorted them throughout the day.
After enjoying lunch together, the seniors got the chance to attend classes in Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts. At the end of the day, the adults shared their stories and experiences with groups of eighth graders. The day culminated with a senior sing-a-long in the theater conducted by music teacher, Elena Gambulos-Cody, and a reception in the theater lobby courtesy of the JJMS PTO.
The successful day was coordinated through the collaboration of Lewisboro Community Center Director, Pam Veith, JJMS Principal Rich Leprine, the PTO, and many others. Civic Participation Day provided a wonderful opportunity for learning, understanding and sharing.
District Offices Have Moved
Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.Katonah - Lewisboro School District
IT'S FLU SEASON!
Your District Nurses would like to remind you that it's flu season! To help prevent the spread of the flu, remember to:
Wash hand frequently
Keep hands away from your face and mouth
Stay home if you are sick
Get a flu shot!Health Services
Driver's Ed Information
Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.Katonah - Lewisboro School District
A VIRTUAL VISIT TO THE MET
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was “visited” by all 6th grade students who participated in an interdisciplinary Social Studies, Technology, Library Research and Art experience which focused on the study of ancient civilizations. Mrs. Carolyn Kelly, Technology Education teacher, and Ms. Clare Pomerleau, Library Media Specialist, co-taught this lesson along with the 6th Grade Social Studies teachers.
Students had an opportunity to look at works of art and artifacts from the ancient civilizations they are studying which include: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, and China. Learning about ancient cultures by studying primary source art, architecture and artifacts from these civilizations not only teaches students interesting facts, but gives students valuable insight in terms of how to conduct quality research.
The website www.metmuseum.org offers students and families a valuable primary resource for the study of both art and history. There is a special section that is developmentally appropriate for middle school students entitled metkids. Go to www.metmuseum.org and search for metkids. This will take you to an interactive map, a time machine and high quality short videos about the exhibits in the museum. This is an interesting and enjoyable website that students can use at school and at home. Please encourage your child to share the website with you. It is our hope that this virtual visit to the MET will inspire students to actually visit the museum to support their study of ancient civilizations this year. Free tours of the MET are offered daily by highly trained docents.
SOCIAL MEDIA ON STAGE
Whether we like it or not, social media is an integral part of most students’ lives. Eighth graders at John Jay Middle School will explore how to use it responsibly – remembering that there’s someone on the receiving end of almost every post – through the National Theatre Project award-winning play Out of Bounds at The Ridgefield Playhouse this November.
“Theater is a powerful way to address any issue,” said Rich Leprine, Principal of John Jay Middle School. “Treating others respectfully—face to face as well as through social media—is an ongoing conversation with young adolescents."