Welcome to Jemtegaard Middle School, Home of the Huskies!
Our office is open between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm.
It’s time to slip on the ol’ running shoes and get moving…
The Washougal Schools Foundation Student Stride for Education is just around the corner! It’s the healthy and fun way to support Washougal Schools. The WSF Stride has something for everyone! Whether it’s the 5K run/walk, student fun run, or the pre-school DASH. Pre-registration deadline is this Thursday, April 24th. Runners who sign up by then are guaranteed a 2014 WSF Stride race day t- shirt!
We hope to see you race day!
Young Men in Action
Young Men in Action, sponsored by the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club, strives to help protect youth from problem behaviors while promoting positive behaviors. The program provides boys an opportunity to interact with peers who are not in their circle of friends and focuses on development of life skills such as friendship, health, hygiene, careers and manners, while being fun and age-appropriate.
YMIA is a seven-week program that runs on Wednesday afternoons when school is dismissed early. The boys and their male mentors meet for 2 hours and concentrated on a different topic each week. The curriculum includes a field trip to a fire station with a tie-in to first aid training, an afternoon playing the game “What’s My Line” while learning about career choices, learning how to tie a tie and dress for success and much more.
Spring Break is March 31 - April 4. Have a great week! See you on April 7.
The 8th Grade Celebration will be held on Thursday June 19th 6:00-7:00 pm at Washougal High School. All families welcome!
The students will be invited to stay after the celebration for a fun dance/party 7-9pm.
The planning committee is hard at work and needs your support. The cost of the event is $20 per student. Traditionally that is collected from the 8th grade parents. If you can send more to help a student who cannot afford the cost, that is much appreciated. We need to collect money by May 30th. Please send your check in payable to JMS Boosters, write in the memo line 8th grade and students name.
Did you know that students in Dr. Jennifer Bohn’s classes at Jemtegaard Middle School are redefining beauty along with the help of their mothers and today’s technology?
Inspired by Dove’s Real Beauty campaign and its documentary “Selfie,” which features real mothers and daughters talking about how they feel about their appearance, Dr. Snapp asked her students, “Isn’t it time to redefine beauty?” She challenged them to use their cell phones to take an “honest” selfie with no filters or editing and she asked their mothers (or other influential female figures) to set an example by doing the same. Then she asked that they submit their selfies for a gallery showing to be held in the school’s library. “I am so inspired by these beautiful women!” said Bohn.
More than 50 selfies will be displayed in the school’s library on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. after the school dance. Attendees will be able to leave comments about the artwork on sticky notes that evening.
You are invited to a town hall meeting to discuss Washougal School District’s Long Range Facilities Planning on Thursday, April 17 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Washougal High School Commons. The Long Range Facility Planning Group, made up of community members and staff with expertise in school facilities, will be sharing data they've collected about the school buildings and other facilities. You will hear the findings of the 6 month process to review our district facilities and be able to provide input and feedback to the Facilities Planning Group before recommendations are made to the School Board in June. Please join us for this important town hall, and be a part of Washougal School District’s future.
Certain characteristics of a school can influence student learning. The survey linked below asks for your views about our school so we can improve and provide the best possible education for your child.
It is our hope that all parents will have time to complete the survey by April 10, 2014. If you have children in different schools, you can indicate this in the first question of the survey. The information you provide helps develop school improvement plans. The survey will take around 5 to 10 minutes, and contains 30 questions.
If you need more information, please feel free to contact me with any questions. All responses are kept confidential.
Thank you for your time and attention to this task. Your input is carefully considered and greatly appreciated.
Gain useful tools for staying connected to your children as they transition into middle school and beyond. Free 5 week parenting class to improve family bonding, communication and skill development in preparation for the years ahead.
Dinner provided!! Childcare available!
Classes start March 4, 2014
Jemtegaard Middle School
6 to 8 pm
To sign up call 635-7449
The Basketball games schedule for today, Monday, 2/10 will be rescheduled. The Blended Blue game originally scheduled to be played at WHS will now be played at JMS at 4:30 on Thursday, 2/13. The games with Woodland for Blended Gold, 7th, and 8th grade teams will be played Tuesday, 2/11 at Woodland.
Due to the weather, Washougal schools will be closing three hours early today, Thursday, February 6. JMS students will be released at 11:40 AM. We will be serving lunch prior to releasing students.