7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Camp Bernie Parent/Chaperone Orientation Meeting @ JPS 7PM
We are very grateful to the Goldman Sachs volunteers and JPSHS students who engaged our students in financial literacy and workforce readiness activities. The “JA High School Heroes” program is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation which provided the JPS FCCLA members with an opportunity to serve as role models in this community service project.
This year's PBSIS grand prize winner was selected at the annual Flag Day ceremony by Mrs. Coscarelli and Mr. Cherence. Throughout the school year students are awarded PBSIS tickets by staff members for exhibiting good character traits. Weekly and monthly drawings are held to award prizes.
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.