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 Friday, September 4, 2015


Hispanic Heritage Month  - From an early age, Juan de la Cierva was fascinated by flight, specifically aircraft.  After obtaining a degree in engineering, he became intrigued with the idea of the helicopter.  The concept for the helicopter was not new, but the technology of the times, 1920s-1930s was not advanced enough to even attempt to create one.  De La Cierva worked relentlessly and created the rotor blades that finally allowed the creation of the helicopter to be realized in 1936.

Bell Schedule -- We will continue to have two lunches.  Today you have periods 1 through 8.  Please check your schedule to see if you are assigned to 1st lunch or 2nd lunch.

If you have Lunch 1 your ASAP class is right after your lunch.

If you have Lunch 2 your ASAP class is after 6th period before lunch.

Back to School Dance  - The Back to School Dance is today from 2:15-3:45 in the MPR.  This is the first dance of the school year and everyone is invited and eligible so come check it out and have a blast.  Permission slips will be handed out in your first period class and tickets will be sold Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in the student store at lunch for $2.00.  Tickets at the door will be sold for $3.00.  You need a signed permission slip in order to purchase a ticket. 

Back to School Night - Redhawks, our Back to School Night is on Tuesday, September 15th @ 6:00 p.m.  The fun festivities will start @ 5:00 p.m. in the Amphitheatre area.

Attention Redhawks -  There will be no school on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Lanyards – If you don’t have your new lanyard, please stop by MPR after school and get your picture taken.  Remember that you should be wearing your lanyards at all times.


Binder Reminders - These ar eyour personal agendas.  This is a very important item that you must take care of for the entire year.  Your binder has resources that you will need to reference throughout the year.

Redhawks - Just a reminder that the only playing areas are the PE field and the blacktop.  Balls will be taken away if they ar eused in any other area including the front of the school.

Redhawks - Your safety is our number one priority.  Please remember to wear your helmet if you are riding your bicycle or skatebord to school.  Remember, you must walk your bicycle/skateboard to the bike rack as soon as you enter the school parking lot.

Our Character Word of the Month is Respect and the IB Learner Profile focus is Reflective.

Our Academic Language Words of the week are: Discover and Define


YES to cell phones & electronic devices during lunch time.

So with that, Redhawks, remember we are Ready, Respectful, and Reach out from the time we enter school to the time we return to school the next day.


JGMS will have "Back To School Night" on September 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.




 "Back-To-School" Dance "Glow With The Flow"

 When: Friday, September 4th from 2:15-3:45!

Cost: Tickets sold at the student store $2.00

$3.00 at the door

Where: MPR 

Please have your permission slip completed!

Our JGMS office will close at 3:30!



Attention REDHAWKS!

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Great News!

CDE has just posted a new comprehensive online resource, Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, Grades 6-8. The Parent Guides provide subject by subject, grade by grade sample Smarter Balanced assessment questions.  The sample items explain the academic standards being addressed and clearly note within the examples the kinds of questions students must answer correctly to reach each achievement level. 

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"To Assure High Levels of Learning for ALL students"

The faculty of John Glenn Middle School of International Studies believes learning to be a process in which each student discovers and constructs meaning from information and experiences. The individual needs, background, and developmental level of each student serve as the starting points for all middle school learning activities.
Our goal is to challenge each student intellectually and personally by providing opportunities for student choice, self-direction, and responsibility. Students learn interpersonal skills, the importance of community, and appreciation of cultural diversity.  Students are valued and accepted; and, in return learn to value and accept others.

In close concert with the K-12 progression the JGMS faculty is dedicated to providing a seamless and well-articulated curriculum for all students.

 "Thought is Taught at John Glenn Middle School"


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John Glenn Middle School students should feel safe at all times. If you are a target of bullying or are witness to an act of bullying, go to and report it.  If you are aware of cyberbullying, abuse, weapons, drugs or alcohol, crimes, vandalism, or any dangerous behavior on our campus, please report it anonymously! This is an anonymous website and your message will be communicated to a school official.




JGMS school-based father involvement program that works to support  

education and safety. Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles

& other father-figures who volunteer at JGMS. Thanks Watch D.O.G.S.!




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Attention Redhawk Parents!

2015-2016 Parking Information

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JGMS Parents! Thank You For Your Membership Donations!






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School Hours: 7:26 a.m. - 2:04 p.m. Tuesday Dismissal: 12:14 p.m.

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Due to our focus on school wide safety, students must wear their ID lanyard at all times, while on school grounds. Every student is given a JGMS ID card and lanyard. Replacement cost for ID & lanyard is $10.00 and can be purchased in the front office. Students must only use a school issued lanyard. Students must not put stickers or other objects on their ID card or lanyard. Students must not deface their ID card or lanyard in any way. Personal lanyards are not acceptable.

Not wearing IDs on campus is considered defiance and is subject to discipline.

1st Offense: Lunch Detention*

2nd Offense: 3 Lunch Detentions

3rd Offense: Saturday School

4 or More: Saturday School or Suspension, at the discretion of the administration

*If school ID and lanyard are brought in prior to lunch detention on the first offense, lunch detention will be waived for that day only.


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Student Supply List 2015-2016

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Starting July 1, 2014: Free & Reduced Meal Benefits Online  (Click Below) 

Beneficios de Comidas Gratis o a Precio Reducido Por Internet: El Servicio Estara Disponible a Partir de Julio 1, 2014 (Haga Clic Debajo)