James Madison Intermediate School

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  • OM Teamwork at its Best!

    We are so proud of all of our JMI Odyssey of the Mind team members. They worked very hard for many months preparing for the Liberty Regional Tournament on February 28th. Best of luck to the teams moving on to the State Finals on April 11th!

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  • PBSIS & Technology

    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.

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  • Working Hard to Reach Our Goal by March 11th

    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 .

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  • M.C.F.O.O.D.S. Food Drive: March 2-13

    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!

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  • Time to Get in Shape for Miles for Music!

    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.

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  • JMI Scientists Hard at Work

    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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    ALL EDISON TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS WILL HAVE A
    DELAYED OPENING: 
     Friday, March 6th
     
    NO MORNING ABC PROGRAM 
     
    JMI STUDENT DROP-OFF STARTS AT 10:15 AM.
     
    JMI CLASSES BEGIN AT 10:30 AM
     
     
     
     
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    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.

     
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    Middlesex County Spring School Food Drive
    March 2 - 13 
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  •  Healthy Air, Healthy Planet
    5th Grade Bookmark Contest
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  • JMI's 6th Annual
    International Cultural Evening
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    March 13, 2015 @ JAMS
     

     
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  • Miles for Music
    20K, 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk
     March 22, 2015 @ Johnson Park
     
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  • Growing Up Orientation for Grade 4 Parents
    Tuesday, March 24th @ 6:00 PM 

     
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    Congratulations to Mrs. Therese Blair, JMI's Teacher of the Year! 
     

     
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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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