Up at Port Jervis Middle School
is published by our students to keep our families informed
of the latest happenings in our school.
District providing fall sports physicals in
May & June
Physicals for fall
sports are being done in school now through the month of
June. All students who want to participate in a fall sport
MUST see their school nurse for paperwork and to find out if
they require a sports physical by the beginning of the
season. For more information, please call school nurse Anne
at 858-3100, Ext. 12700.
Third Quarter Honor Roll
Congratulations to all of the Middle School students who
qualified for the
Third Marking Period Honor Roll.
Click here to view the Honor Roll.
PTA May meeting postponed until June 6
The date and time
for the next Middle School PTA has been changed due to the
extended Memorial Day Weekend. Instead of
meeting on May 28, the PTA will meet on Thursday, June 6 in
the auditorium at 6 p.m.
of the Month
Congratulations to the March
Students of the Month
Health & Wellness Fair promotes healthy lifestyle choices
Middle School students exercised their way through dozens of
activities and informational exhibits
at the school's sixth annual Health and Wellness Fair
Held annually at the school, the Health and Wellness Fair is
designed to expose students to a variety
people and experiences that promote positive lifestyle choices.
This year, representatives from 16 local organizations and
school programs spent the day at the school, interacting
Click here to see the
brochure the Bully Busters created for the Health & Wellness
VFW Naval Ship applauds
essay winners for patriotism
Ten Port Jervis
students were honored January 13 by the Tri-State VFW Naval
Ship for winning this year's Voice of Democracy and
Patriotic Pen youth essay contests. Students at Port Jervis Middle School competed in
the Patriotic Pen competition. Eighth-grader Martin
Rukaj won first place locally with his essay on the theme,
What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers?
Fellow eighth graders Caroline Kucher won second
place, followed by Rebecca Hulse who received
At the seventh-grade level, first-place honors went
to Brock Richards. Rebekah Ramos placed second and
Megan VanOrden placed third.
After-school academic assistance for Math & ELA
The Middle School offers Academic
Intervention Services (AIS) after school from 2:15–3:15 p.m.:
Grade 7 - ELA, Mondays/Math, Tuesdays; Grade 8
- ELA, Wednesdays/Math, Thursdays.
Questions? Please contact the MS Guidance office
at 858-3100, extension 12601.
PJMS provides additional instruction time to students who
score a level 1 or 2 on their English Language Arts (ELA)
and/or Mathematics State Assessments or are struggling
academically. Whenever possible, these services are provided
to students during the school day, but we have found many of
our students need extra help after school in addition to the
school day instruction.
Chorus entertains community
Middle School and High School Chorus groups went caroling
together over the holidays. Over 30 students performed
holiday favorites for the community at ShopRite, where three
checkout isles were cleared to make room for the special 45
Bully Busters won second place in national poster contest
The Middle School Bully Busters won
the second place prize in a nationwide bully prevention
poster contest sponsored run by Nimco, Inc., the company
that provides schools with materials for drug, bullying and
other prevention campaigns. The poster was drawn by
seventh grader Adele Mann. Bully Busters advisors Ashley
Sparke and Donna Schutz organized our school's participation
in the poster contest. Congratulations Adele!
Yearbooks are now on sale!!
can be ordered either in school or online. We
are offering a discount if you purchase your yearbook
online. Yearbooks can also be personalized with the
students' name and an icon if they are purchased online.
ORDER YEARBOOK ONLINE
MS volunteers lay
wreaths at West Point Cemetery
Third Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Thanks to the efforts of retired Middle School teacher
Jackie McNally, West Point Professor Dr. Todd Crowder, and
countless volunteers and donors from Port Jervis and West
Point, 875 wreaths were placed at West Point
gravesites December 1 at the third annual Wreaths Across
America ceremony. Port Jervis Middle School has been a vital
part of the annual holiday memorial service since it was
brought to West Point by McNally in 2010. The goal of the
nationwide program - which lays over 200,00 memorial wreaths
at over 500 cemeteries in the United States - is to teach
younger generations the importance of honoring those who
sacrificed their lives for our country.
Middle School Student Council leads Farnum Park Fall Clean
Port Jervis Middle School Student Council led this year's
fall clean-up at Farnum Park. Organized by Student Council
President Mike Conklin, the group of 18 volunteers, which
also included Port Jervis Raider athletes and 4H members,
filled 44 bags of leaves!! The clean-up is the first service
project for the MS Student Council which has offered its
assistance to the community.
PTA membership fee helps
support for our school
We're proud to announce the Middle
School teachers & staff are at 100% PTA Membership
Participation this year!! Thank you for
your support. All Middle School parents &
guardians are also encouraged to join. You can do as little
or as much as your schedule allows, but your yearly
membership dues will help the PTA to support our school. The
cost is only $5/year.
collects pet food for the Humane Society
Middle School recently collected over 500 pounds of pet food
for the Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society.
The collection was organized by the MS Student Council.
Thanks to everyone who made a donation!
continuing PC Incentive Program
Port Jervis Middle School teaches students that
Success Starts with You.
The incentive program - Port Card or PC - helps promote student success and reward those who
demonstrate good character and
follow the school rules to be responsible, respectful,
and ready. The goal of this program is to promote
student success and support our vision of a school that
values and promotes achievement for all our students. The
program was reviewed with students on September 24 in our
social studies classes.
for copy of letter sent to parents.
Middle School Brochure:
A handy reference
Middle School Brochure
outlines what it takes for students to be successful: Be
Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Ready.
School Parent Guide
The Middle School handbook provides parents with answers to
frequently asked questions about Middle School
procedures and policies. This guide is intended to serve
as a supplement to the district Code of Conduct and
Middle School student handbook, which are given to all
students at the beginning of the school year.
Middle School Parent Guide
PJMS has a new Bully Busters Club
Busters Club is designed to motivate students to be
accepting of the diversity of their peers and to help
students who are victims of bullying. Students will be
educated about the many types of bullying, along with its
lasting effects and varied means of bullying prevention.
Club members will meet weekly to plan events that encourage
the entire school population to be Bully Busters. The
ultimate goal of this club is to create a safe, nurturing
environment for all students at the Port Jervis Middle
School. For more information or to signup, please see club
advisors Ashley Sparke or Donna Schutz.
Click here to see the
brochure created by the Bully Busters.
Middle School collecting Box Tops
Box Tops for Education has helped
America’s schools earn over $400 million since 1996.
Now, the Middle School is asking parents, grandparents, teachers
and staff to help raise money for our school! Just look for the
Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger
Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip the Box Tops and send them to our
school Box Tops coordinator Patricia Aumick — each one is worth
10¢ for our school.
Click here for flyer.
When school's out, don't be left out
in the cold
Want to be one of the first to know
about school closings and delays? Parents
can sign up to receive
(School News Notifier)
text messages and/or email
about early dismissals, inclement weather delays, and other
school emergencies. Other sources of this information are this
Web site and the local radio and television stations
listed on the
Emergency Closing Page.
to sign-up for School News