James Madison Intermediate School

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  • JA Day at JMI

    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.

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  • Six Flags Read to Succeed

    JMI is participating in an exciting program that encourages students to read for fun. Read to Succeed is sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before February 13th is eligible for a FREE ADMISSION TICKET!

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  • Homeward Bound Chromebooks

    Students in grades 3-5 brought their Chromebooks home over the winter break. Parents and students are encouraged to read the district Mobile Device Policy located on the left of this webpage. The chargers will remain home and students are expected to bring in their fully charged Chromebooks on a daily basis.

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  • Mrs. Blair Named Teacher of the Year!

    JMI is happy to announce that Mrs. Therese Blair was selected as JMI's Teacher of the Year for 2014 - 2015. Congratulations!

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  • B & N Night

    Thanks to all of our JMI families that came out to support our amazing chorus and strings group performances on Barnes and Noble Night. We are also grateful to our guest readers, Mr. Mockoviak, Mrs. Coscarelli, Ms. Kennette, Mrs. Kantar, Mrs. Vaticano, Mrs. Snee and Mrs. Dulina.

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  • JMI Robotics Team Wins Award

    JMI's robotics team, the RoboKnightMares, recently won the 2014 Innovative Solution Award at the First Lego League Robotics competition. Read more about the team below.

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  • Lunch with the Principal

    At JMI "lunch with the principal" is a good thing! Each month Principal Duggan rewards students who exhibit good character with a pizza luncheon. Keep up the great effort and remember to always shine your JMI Knight Light!

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    JMI Science Fair  
    UPDATE:
    Science Fair now rescheduled to:
    Thursday, February 5th @ 6 - 8 PM
       Project set-up: Wed., Feb. 4th @ 4 - 6 PM
     
     
     
     
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  • Attention All JMI Fifth Grade Students:
    Memory Book Booster Sale
     
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    To help make your Memory Book special, we are asking for your support by selling boosters. Below you will find the flyer, booster forms and sample boosters.
    Submission deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015.  
     
     
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  • JMI's 6th Annual
    International Cultural Evening
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    March 13, 2015 @ JAMS
     
     
     
     
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    Congratulations to Mrs. Therese Blair, JMI's Teacher of the Year! 
     
     
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    JMI Robotics Team Wins Award! 
    On November 22nd,  the James Madison Intermediate robotics team, the RoboKnightMares, won the 2014 Innovative Solution Award at the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics competition held at Hillsborough High School. This award is given to a team whose solution is exceptionally well-considered and creative, with good potential to solve the researched problem. This year’s FLL challenge was to find a better and innovative way to help someone learn. The team focused on learning history in the future and designed a simulation place that uses 7D technology to help learn important events and places in history. Additionally, the team took ninth place out of twenty-two teams for robot performance.
     
    Read the full article in our district e-newsletter: 
     
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  • Parents and Guardians of Fifth Grade Students: 
    Important Genesis Parent Portal Information
     
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  • Now Playing:  
    Junior Achievement Day 
    JMI Winter Concert and Sing-a-long
    Thanksgiving Feast 
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  • NOW PLAYING:  
    Camp Bernie
    RoboKnightmares 
    Student Council Elections
    We've Expanded! 
    Fifth Grade Science Projects 
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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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