Volunteers from Goldman Sachs, Hess and the NJ Society of CPAs engaged JMI students with exciting activities that focused on business concepts, economics and education. Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers, their generous companies and Alicia Fusco from Junior Achievement for an amazing educational day! See more photos below.
JMI students worked hard at Study Island to improve their skills and earn blue ribbons in our annual Study Island Contest. This year Mr. Duggan challenged the students to answer 800,000 questions. We reached over 900,000, so our principal donned a hula skirt and danced to surfing songs at our assembly!
JMI third grade student, Jahwill is pictured with his teacher, Miss Erceg upon receiving the news that he was the grand prize winner of Scholastic Books’ I Love to Read Creativity Contest. Jahwill created a dress constructed of books that Miss Erceg modeled for the competition. JMI School will receive $10,000 for literacy-based improvement! Kudos!
Congratulations to our JMI Odyssey of the Mind Tumble-wood Division I team which placed third in the New Jersey State Finals on April 13th at Ewing High School. Special thanks to our OM advisors, Ms. Feldman and Mrs. Blair. We are so proud of all the hard work that our teams exhibited this year!
At JMI "lunch with the principal" is a good thing! Each month Principal Duggan rewards students who exhibit good character with a pizza luncheon. Additional luncheon photos are located in the photo gallery below. Keep up the great effort and remember to shine your JMI Knight Light!
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.