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  • JMI Odyssey of the Mind Teams Rock!

    JMI's four Odyssey of the Mind teams competed in the Liberty Regionals in Sayreville. We are so proud of all of their amazing teamwork and effort! Two of our teams will advance to the State Finals at Ewing High School on April 12th. Congratulations!

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  • Miles for Music Run & Walk - A Great Success!

    Over 1500 runners and walkers participated in the third annual Miles for Music Run & Walk on March 23rd. The event is 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. Thanks to the 200 members our JMI family who helped support this wonderful cause.

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  • Ms. McCarthy Named JMI Teacher of the Year

    We are pleased to announce that music teacher Ms. Anne McCarthy was selected as JMI's 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Ms. McCarthy!

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  • Dreams for Kids

    Former NFL player Lonnie Allgood captivated JMI students with his motivating message of self-esteem, respect and hard work. His Dreams for Kids program helps children stay on the right path and succeed in life. Dreams for Kids and the Edison Municipal Alliance recently sponsored the NFL Pros vs. Edison All Stars Basketball games.

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  • JMI Scientists Hard at Work

    What is osmosis? How does a volcano erupt? Can you conduct electricity with a potato? Those questions and many more were answered at JMI's annual Science Fair. Check out our amazing scientists in the photo gallery below.

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  • JMI's International Cultural Evening

    JMI recently held its annual International Cultural Evening at JAMS. Many countries were represented, with informative booths, tasty food samples, and wonderful cultural performances by JMI students.

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JMI Literacy Academy News
April 15 & 16: No Literacy Academies 
Regular schedule will resume the week of April 21st.
All sessions will end on May 2nd. 
 
 
 
 
 
Supporting James Monroe Elementary School
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Study Island Contest Weekly Class Winners

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Week #1

  Ms. Erceg’s Class
  Ms. Kennette’s Class
  Ms. Misko’s Class

Week #2

  Ms. Erceg’s Class
  Ms. Beni & Mr. Capaccio’s Class
  Ms. Misko’s Class
 

Stay tuned to see which classes will win next week!

Don’t forget to tell your teacher if you reach 100% completion of a subject. We’ll increase the challenge and you’ll have an opportunity to earn more ribbons.

 
 
 
 JMI PTO
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 APRIL 21, 2014
8:30 - 3:30
 
 
 
doc ATTENTION FIFTH GRADE PARENTS:
Grade 6 Immunization Requirements
Meningitis Vaccine
Tdap Vaccine
Proof of Vaccine due by June 1, 2014
 
 
 
 
 Important Middle School Elective Information for Fifth Grade Parents
 
 
 
 Check out the Edison Public Schools District Newsletter and learn more about NFL player Lonnie Allgood's visit to JMI: http://eepurl.com/PBlQr 
 
 
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2014 NJ ASK
The 2014 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) Parent, Student and Teacher Information Guide was sent home. Click here to read Mr. Duggan's letter regarding NJ ASK.
 
 

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    JMI's INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EVENING
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Welcome to James Madison Intermediate

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. 

 
Students at James Madison Intermediate School continue to be inspired learners,who strive to meet and exceed the goals set for them by their teachers, administrators, and parents. Thus, our school aims to continue improving testing results, develop technological skills and reinforce positive character traits that will enable our students to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

  

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.

 

Michael J. Duggan, Principal

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