Good Evening CLJMS Families, Don’t forget to sign-up for parent teacher conferences. Here is a quick link to sign-up! We look forward to seeing you soon! https://rb.gy/rsrrhg
CLJMS would like to thank KCHS for their hard work keeping our students, staff, and community safe! https://youtu.be/7WYriuVqQgA
The local VFW encourages students to compete in the Patriot's Pen Essay each year. Here in Minden, we open up the contest for 8th graders who are interested in writing. This year, 8 students from the 8th grade entered the contest. Three of Minden's eighth graders placed in the local competition. Hannah Donley received first place. She has now qualified for the state level of competition. The theme this year was "What Does Patriotism Mean to Me?" If Hannah can qualify for the national competition, she has a chance to win up to $50,000 in scholarship money and will get a free trip to Washington, D.C. in March. Please take time to read this wonderful essay written by Hannah Donley. Congratulations Hannah- we are so proud of you!
Congrats to our December Whippets of the Month! We are so proud of your constant leadership at CLJMS!
Hello CLJMS Students and Families, As we conclude 2020, and break for the winter holiday, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who make C.L. Jones Middle School an amazing place. Although this has been quite a unique year with many new challenges and opportunities, I can’t help but express my wonder at the outstanding collaboration between staff, students, families, and the community. The saying “it takes a village” takes on a whole new meaning for me this holiday season. The support we give one another is not something to take lightly. Together, we are a community with many gifts and talents, which we share daily with one another and most importantly, with our students. Parents and families, of course, are a critical part in preparing students to become positive, contributing members of the community. I am grateful for the consistent and positive parent involvement within CLJMS. Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious gifts: your children. The staff here is without a doubt, second to none. The commitment and compassion shown by these people daily is nothing short of inspiring. I am grateful for each and every student and staff member here. They bring absolute joy to my heart! With many changes this school year (coming back from remote learning, new principal, Covid-19 safety measures), our students have demonstrated resilience and rigor with absolute grace. I am beyond proud to serve as principal at C.L. Jones Middle School, where each day is a valued learning experience for all of us. I want to extend my thanks to each student for their commitment to excellence and for teaching me something new every day. Students, families, staff, and community members, thank you for your support and collaboration to ensure a safe and happy learning experience for all. As one school and one community, thank you for your endless commitment and dedication to the students at C.L. Jones Middle School. Please have a safe and joyous holiday season! Looking forward to 2021, Mrs. Jensen
We are VERY excited to share some lively tunes with all of you! Our students did an amazing job with these vocal/ band performances. Thank you Mr. Madera and Mr. Moore for organizing this virtual music experience. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/IQctd-GcNYg
Reminder- Good Morning CLJMS students & families, Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in our community/ surrounding areas, we will not be able to gather in-person this year for the CLJMS Choir & Band Concert. As much as we were looking forward to this event, we must prioritize our students’ and community members’ safety at this time. We do not want our students’ hard work and musical progress to go unrecognized so we will be sharing some lively tunes virtually at the end of the week. Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue working hard to ensure in-person learning can continue. Sincerely, Mrs. Jensen
Good Morning C.L. Jones Middle School Parents/ Guardians, As technology and the use of it continues to evolve, it’s vital that we teach students how to protect themselves online/electronically. Students in grades 5-8 will be participating in a technology safety presentation at C.L. Jones Middle School on December 14, 2020. This presentation will emphasize the importance of limiting shared personal information, acceptable/safe use of social media, implications of oversharing information, and a general overview of the importance of making responsible decisions with technology. The purpose of this presentation is to educate students on ways to ensure safety using the internet, social media, cellphones, and applications. As we acknowledge the increased importance of utilizing technology appropriately, this will be a great learning opportunity for all students. If you do not wish to have your child participate in this presentation, please email Mrs. Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued collaboration and support! -Mrs. Jensen
Good Morning CLJMS students & families, Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in our community/ surrounding areas, we will not be able to gather in-person this year for the CLJMS Choir & Band Concert. As much as we were looking forward to this event, we must prioritize our students’ and community members’ safety at this time. We do not want our students’ hard work and musical progress to go unrecognized so we will be sharing some lively tunes virtually in the next few weeks. Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue working hard to ensure in-person learning can continue. Sincerely, Mrs. Jensen
The CLJMS staff is proud of our November Whippets of the Month! Congrats and keep leading the way..... the whippet way!
CLJMS art club will meet next week on Monday, December 7 from 3:45-4:30.
The CL Jones 2020 talent show is here! Thanks Student Council for all your hard work! Share this link with friends and family. https://youtu.be/oksdUEWvs8k
Your CLJMS student's progress report can be accessed electronically on Powerschool. Teachers have made comments where necessary and grades have been updated. If you need your username and password, please call the office or email Mrs. Jensen at email@example.com.
Due to the unpredictableness of the coronavirus pandemic and the effects it has on the health of our schools, Minden Public Schools is taking proactive measures to plan for possible school closures. Moving forward from what we learned last spring during the long term school closure, we know that having an understanding of our family's internet access/availability to connect virtually is very important. We are asking parents to login to PowerSchool and complete the short 6 question survey found under forms. The Digital Equity Survey will help our teachers understand the impact that home digital access has on learning, it will help them to target available resources and determine the most effective solutions for our students. ' Please take the time to complete this survey so we can continue to give our students the best available options for education in any environment. If you need instructions on how to login to PowerSchool you can find those instructions on our school webpage under "NEWS" at the bottom of the page as well as Facebook and Twitter. We are asking that you complete this survey for EACH student you have enrolled in Minden Public Schools.
The CL Jones talent show on the calendar for Friday, November 6th, WILL NOT take place in person. This year's talent show will be broadcast online at a later date. Stay tuned for more information. Thanks for your understanding.
THANK YOU to the TeamMates program for their generous donation to C.L. Jones Middle School! Our staff and students appreciate your generosity and will put this new bench to good use.
Students are nominated by CLJMS staff for demonstrating kindness, responsibility and commitment to academic progress. Two students per grade level are randomly drawn to be Whippets of the Month. Congratulations to our October Whippets of the Month!
CL Jones students are invited to dress-up on Friday, October 30th. Please check the link for our costume guidelines. www.shorturl.at/bgho5
CL Jones Spirit Week begins Monday, October 12th! Here are the dress-up themes for the week. (abide by school handbook) Monday- Pajama day Tuesday- Camo day (no ghillie suits) Wednesday- Sports theme/jersey day Thursday- Hawaian day (no coconuts) Friday- Purple and White
Dear CLJMS Parents/ Guardians, The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority at C.L. Jones Middle School. In order to maintain a safe environment, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans by having drills designed to rehearse specific procedures. Although these emergencies are not regular occurrences, we want our students and staff to be prepared and feel confident that they know how to be safe at school. This year, we have already practiced two fire drills and conducted a lockdown drill this morning, October 5, 2020. Before the drill, teachers discussed the drill and procedures with their students. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we work hard to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Thank you, Chelsey Jensen Principal C.L. Jones Middle School