James Madison Intermediate School

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  • Odyssey of the Mind Team Heading to World Finals!

    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 and State Finals. Best of luck to the Lose Your Marbles Div I team members who are moving on to the World Finals in Michigan!

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  • JMI's Bubbles for Autism Day

    JMI students and staff gathered together to blow bubbles to promote autism awareness in our community. Students also purchased pinwheels to "plant" in the pinwheel garden next to the FDR building in an effort to "grow" awareness about autism. Check out the photos in the gallery below.

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  • 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. Members of our JMI community recently participated in the 4th annual 20K, 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk at Johnson Park. Check out the video 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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  • 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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  • 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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    JMI PTO Clothing Drive 
     
    Bubbles for Autism 
     
    2015 JMI Science Fair 
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    Read Across America Day 
    Junior Achievement Day 
    Grade 4 Movie Night 
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 JMI's International Cultural Night
 
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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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