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MCPS News & Communications Updates

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MCPS Immunization Information

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MYP Site Visits ~ Parent Focus Groups

Each spring, as part of our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), each of our 8th grade students meets individually with a community member to discuss their progress in middle school and their future goals. The interview is an important experience for students to help them reflect, and to develop skills that will prepare them for high school and the workplace. 

Spring Fling Dance postponed until March 30th

The Spring Fling Dance has been postponed.The dance will now be held on Thursday, March 30th from 3:00-5:00pm. We apologize for the late notification. 

March Madness - March 30th

Love basketball? Want to play in a tournament just like the NCAA players? Great! Get your 5 (or 6) best players together and fill out a roster and permission slip and turn it into Mr.Tao or Mrs.Trail. On the 30th we will have a double elimination tournament using both the back and main gym. Each grade level will have their own tournament going on. We will rotate games through each round by grade level. 

JWMS International Night ~ Postponed (Date pending)

We invite all families to the school to share elements of their culture or ethnicity with other members of the school community through storytelling, food, dance, arts many other things that make cultures unique. Students will have the chance to learn about each other and from each other!

DonorsChoose ~ P.E. Fundraiser

PE is taking a huge leap into the 21st century! We are looking to create a long term project incorporating technology into PE to make it a dynamic learning experience. Check out our DonorsChoose Project, any donation up to $50 using the code LIFTOFF during check out will double their donation!

2016-2017 Activities & Activity Bus Information

At Julius West all students are encouraged to join in an extracurricular activity. Click here to see the 2016-2017 Activities Booklet including the Activity Bus Routes!

Radon Testing Completed

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ALERT MCPS Card

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