9:00 AM - 11:00 AM American Heroes assembly with Jonathan Sprout
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM Grade 2 Parent Orientation
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM PTO Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Grade 5 - "Evening of Recognition
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Safety Patrol Party
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!
Team Captain Mr. Rinaldi, Principal Duggan and his son, Owen and fifth graders, Kyle K. and Nick M. shaved their heads and raised over $2,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity that funds childhood cancer research. Thanks to all of the JMI community for supporting the penny wars, bake sale and shamrock sale.
Fifth grade won first place in JMI's Penny Wars. A total of $824 was raised to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Strategically placed silver coins and dollar bills offset the pennies each grade level collected. We wouldn't call it "war" - but it was just plain fun to watch each grade level try to outsmart the others. Well done!
Over one hundred JMI community members came together on a beautiful sunny Sunday to partake in Miles for Music. The event 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.
JMI students celebrated Read Across America Day with visits from special community guest readers including BoE members, administrators, former principals and teachers, Mayor Ricigliano, Deputy Chief Vaticano and Officer Meade of the Edison Police Department and Rutgers University student-athletes.
JMI fourth and fifth grade students were treated to “Austin the Unstoppable”, a George Street Playhouse assembly about the importance of making healthy choices with diet and exercise. We are grateful the Edison Municipal Alliance for sponsoring this fun-filled educational show.
JMI and FDR families enjoyed an amazing night of international foods and entertainment at the annual Cultural Night. Informative displays featured clothing, artifacts, and delicious food from many countries and cultures. We are proud of our students who sang, danced, and displayed their many talents.
Congratulations to our grand prize winner in fifth grade ($50 B&N gift card) and runner-ups in fourth ($15 B&N) and third grade ($10 B&N).
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.