6:30 PM - 8:30 PM JMI Cultural Night @ JAMS
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PTO Meeting
JMI students attended a PBSIS (Positive Behavior Supports in School) assembly to review the character pillars of responsibility, safety, kindness and respect. Mr. Duggan and Mr. Cherence also discussed the acceptable usage of technology and how to care for our Chromebooks. Students can find our Knight Site link under the Student Resources tab on this webpage.
JMI’s marvelous mathematicians are busy working on the St. Jude Math-a-thon! Please help us support the amazing work of St. Jude Children’s Hospital which in turn helps children who are battling cancer and other diseases. Check out our webpage: http://fundraising.stjude.org/jamesmadisonintermediate .
M.C.F.O.O.D.S. provides food and supplies to over 80 food pantries, senior citizen nutrition sites and soup kitchens in Middlesex County. JMI families can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors by donating canned goods and non-perishable items to this local food network!
Miles for Music was the vision of JMI music teacher Ms. Anne McCarthy to get students active and running to help fund music education programs and equipment in classrooms. Everyone is invited to create teams for the 4th annual 20K, 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk on Sunday, March 22nd at Johnson Park. See details below.
What is static electricity? How does a volcano erupt? Can you conduct electricity with a lemon? Those questions and many more were answered at JMI's annual Science Fair. This event is so popular that we actually hold it on two evenings! Check out our amazing scientists in the photo gallery below.
Kudos to the JPSHS students who volunteered for Junior Achievement’s High School Heroes program. JPS FBLA and FCCLA members engaged JMI students in financial literacy and workforce readiness activities while serving as excellent role models through this valuable community service project. See our photo gallery below.
Due to the impending inclement weather in the forecast for today, March 3, 2015 and Thursday, March 5, 2015, we have revised the conference schedule as follows:
March 3, 2015 – All evening conferences cancelled, rescheduled to March 12, 2015. All elementary students and staff will follow the early dismissal schedule
March 5, 2015 – All afternoon conferences cancelled, rescheduled to March 17, 2015 . If school is in session, we will have a full day of school and operate on regular school schedules.
March 10, 2015 – No change. Evening conference will go on as scheduled. Elementary students remain on an early dismissal schedule.
March 12, 2015 – All elementary staff and students will have a FULL DAY of school. Evening conferences will be held.
March 17, 2015 – All elementary students will have an early dismissal. Afternoon conferences will be held.
James Madison Intermediate School is a learning community that serves approximately 600 students in Grades Three through Five. In addition, The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Building serves approximately 100 Pre-K students of varying needs and abilities. Our student population represents diverse cultures, values, customs, languages, traditions, and religious influences, which merge here to form a colorful tapestry of educational experience. Our goal is to educate the “whole child” by providing learning experiences that promote academic, social, and emotional growth. Our classrooms are learner-centered and focus on active learning experiences
Our school community is well served by our teachers, support staff, and parents. Balanced literacy is the core of our reading and writing program. Our academic programs are rigorous, and critical thinking activities are embedded within our curriculum. Our students are taught to seek relevance and to make real-life connections to their learning. Our excellent physical education, visual arts, gifted and talented, and vocal and instrumental music programs enhance our students’ learning experiences. Our staff and students benefit from the services provided by our Curriculum Resource Teacher who provides staff development to our teachers on a daily basis.
Social development is essential to positive self-esteem and the ability to sustain positive relationships within collaborative learning experiences. Our Guidance Counselor actively promotes positive social skills which assist students in dealing with conflicts. Our Character Counts Program emphasizes the six pillars of character education: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. To further enhance the positive atmosphere here at JMI, we participate in the Positive Behavior Support in Schools initiative, or PBSIS. The PBSIS team consists of several staff members and a parent who have completed many hours of training provided by the state, to develop incentives and programs at JMI to enhance our already positive school culture. Our School Nurse provides a “Growing Up” program to our fourth grade students. In partnership with our PTO, we have several after-school clubs and extension activities which compliment and enhance our curriculum.
Our goal at JMI is to provide a positive and safe learning community for our students. It is our belief that a culture of kindness and a positive learner-centered environment is imperative to academic success.