8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

The 8th grade promotion ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 8:00 a.m.  Weather permitting, the promotion will take place on the field behind the school.  Families are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets to use during the ceremony.  Immediately following the promotion ceremony, the students will depart for the 8th grade cruise and will return to school around 3:00 p.m. 

Our wonderful 8th grade PTSA parents have planned an end of year dance.  The dance will be held on Friday, May 31, 2024, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at Bally Cliff Farm in Poolesville. 

Poolesville HS Open House

PHS PTSA invites all parents of rising 9th graders (current JPMS 8th graders) to attend an Open House at the new Poolesville High School. The Open House will take place at PHS PTSA's General Meeting this Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.  If you plan on attending, please complete this Google form.  Thank you!

JPMS Athletics

Spring Soccer Season:  March 5-May 16, 2024

Registration Opens: Monday, January 29th at lunchtime.

Registration Closes: Friday, March 1st at 5:00 PM

  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer

JPMS Girls and Boys Soccer registration opens on Monday, January 29 at lunch time for 7th and 8th grade students.  Before you register you must have the Pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) (within two years) completed by the doctor and have this form ready to upload when you register.  Click here to learn more about the JPMS soccer season.  If you have any questions after looking at the athletics webpage and slide show, please reach out to Kimberly_S_Gerrie@mcpsmd.org

Schaeffer's Piano Company

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has a business partnership with Schaeffer’s Piano Company, Inc., where they provide 15 grand, upright, and digital loaner pianos to MCPS at no cost. Schaeffer’s Piano Company, Inc., has a public sale of instruments twice a year.  The first sale is scheduled for November 11–19, 2023. During this time, the public can purchase pianos at reduced prices.  Please see this letter for more information.

Game Changers Conference

Unity Christian Fellowship, Inc. will host its semiannual Game Changer's conference on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Drive Germantown, Maryland 20874. The conference theme is "The World is Shifting! Focus Forward." The goal is to allow students to succeed as a game changer. The target audience is Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino male students in Grades 4–12.  In addition, parent workshops will be held every half hour (beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending with the last session at 12:30 p.m.).  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There will be an essay writing competition for students to improve their writing skills and better prepare for school and college. Students are encouraged to write and submit a 300-word essay based on the theme, "The World is Shifting! Focus Forward."

Parents should register by Wednesday, October 25, 2023.  Click here for the registration link and for additional information about the conference.

MCPS School Calendar 24-25 Feedback

MCPS provides a school year calendar that allows for effective use of time for teaching and learning, professional growth opportunities, and planning instructional strategies focused on improving student achievement while maintaining an equity lens for all students, and commitment to community engagement in the MCPS Antiracist System Action Plan. MCPS will consider educational interests, operational needs, mandated school closures by state law, compliance with minimum instructional days and credit hour requirements, contingencies for inclement weather and other emergencies, staff professional days and early release days, and alignment with assessment schedules.

MCPS is seeking input about the 2024–2025 school year calendar! Please take a moment to complete the MCPS School Calendar 2024-2025 Feedback. Your input will be used to select the first and last day of school, as well as other important dates for the coming school year.

Montgomery County Career Advising Program (MoCoCAP)

The Maryland General Assembly passed the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (Blueprint) legislation in 2021. The legislation is designed to transform public education in the state into a world-class education system by increasing educational funding, enriching student experiences and accelerating student outcomes, as well as improving the quality of education for all children in Maryland. One component of this legislation relates to providing individualized career advising services to middle and high school students. With this in mind, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will collaborate with WorkSource Montgomery (WSM) and Montgomery College (MC) to develop and implement an exciting new Montgomery County Career Advising Program (MoCoCAP) beginning this school year.

MoCoCAP will assist us in transforming the way we support career success for our students. The vision for MoCoCAP is to provide career advising services that will enable students to vividly describe their own strengths, interests, and workplace values; identify how they are expanding their skills and knowledge; describe the various opportunities ahead of them; and describe their goals for their future as they develop lifelong career management skills. During the 2023-2024 school year MoCoCAP will support Grade 6 and Grade 9 students and expand the roll out of MoCoCAP to all secondary students by the 2025-2026 school year.  To learn more about MoCoCAP and our partners in this work, visit the MoCoCAP website.  Please complete the Career Advising Stakeholder Questions and Input form if there are questions regarding MoCoCAP.

JPMS Athletics

Spring Season:  March 5-May 16

Registration Opens:  Monday January 29th at lunch time

Registration Closes: Friday, March 1st at midnight

  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer

Click here to access the JPMS athletics web page.

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