Welcome to Jonesville Middle School


As of May 4th no charges will be allowed in the cafeteria.


Please note that Comet Skills/Athletic Study Hall will be in the library today. Athletic Study Hall will be in Mrs. Rowe's room on Wednesday. Comet skills will meet in Mr. Kennard's room for the rest of the school year, starting on Thursday, 5/7.


There will be a St. Joe River Rat clean up on Saturday, May 9th starting at 8:30 am in the Village Heights parking lot. Lunch and a free T-shirt will be provided for those that work for four hours. (Rain date is May 10.) Permission slips are available in the office. Bring the signed permission slip and dress to get messy.
Thank you!


Washington, D.C. “early bird” registration ends May 10th.  Mrs. Hitt has extra packets.  Join in the fun…sign up today!


The last Scholastic book order of the year has been distributed.  Please take a look at the many options Scholastic has to offer especially if you are looking for some good summer reading.  The orders are due back to Mrs. Hitt on May 14th.  Cash or checks made payable to Scholastic will be accepted.



Go ahead and spread the word!


Paddle to School

May 14, 2015 – 7am

Put In:  Red Bridge on Moore Rd. near Silos

Take Out:  The riverside park at US-12 (finish line for RiverFest)...7:45ish.



All students and teachers are encouraged to participate.  Students can join the commute one of two ways.  1)Parents drop off student with their personal kayak/canoe/paddleboard by 6:45am on the day of event  OR 2) Homeroom teachers should decide on 2 students to represent their class and use a kayak that I will provide.  Students all need to find their own transportation to Red Bridge since bussing is not available at this time.


*One suggestion for selecting students to represent your class…Choose students that volunteer for the River Rat Clean-up on May 9.  Informational posters are hanging in all of our halls.  You can have them wear the shirt they earn from the clean-up on Monday as proof that they worked.


**Right now it looks like I will be able to coordinate 50-ish kayaks, but am working on more.  Please let me know if you have a kayak or canoe that you would be willing to loan for the event.  We will NOT have a rain date; this is the only day Quiet World Sports is available to bring a big load down here.


***Once all students are selected I will hold a brief meeting to go over expectations and kayak skills at lunchtime.



Eric Swihart

Jonesville Community Schools

Phoenix Alternative Principal & Secondary Asst. Principal




Attention 8th Grade Boys: Interested in playing high school basketball next year? If so, please complete the sign-up sheet in the middle school office. 




May 16-17

Registration: Forms can be found in the office or see Mr. Stanton

Divisions: Teams are split into male and female divisions by grade

Entry Fee: $50 per team



Heart Chase

Who:  5 middle school students and 1 adult

What:  A scavenger hunt through the town of Jonesville.

When:  May 29 at 4:30

Where:  Starting in the cafeteria

Why:  To raise money for the American Heart Association

To sign up:  You need to fill out a registration form and purchase a Heart Chase shirt from Mrs. Nichols for $10. 

(Every person on your team will need to purchase a shirt.)

*There will be a dance after the scavenger hunt.  All participants in the scavenger hunt will get in to the dance for only $1.00!

1st place:  $20 per person on your team and a first place medal.

2nd place:  Get in to the dance for free and receive a free slice of pizza/pop.

3rd place:  Get in to the dance for free.


Student council:  Just a reminder that you should be locating two chaperones and signing teams up for the heart chase.  See Mrs. Nichols if you need a registration form.  


Students wishing to take segment one or segment two, driver education this summer:  Coach B’s driving school is offering both programs at Jonesville High School.  The segment one class starts Monday June 8 from 9-11 am and the segment two class starts Monday July 6 from 9-11 am.


The segment one class has a limit to the number of students who can take the June class, so you need to sign up now on coach B’s website.  If you can't make the June or July class, coach B’s has several classes being offered in the area this summer. Go to coach B’s website and check the schedule out.



Congrats to Amanda Roberts, Carter Wilson, Connor Maddox, Elyssa Kellam, and Emily Erwin. Your artwork was chosen to travel to China for the 4H China Art Exchange. Congratulations!


Students! This just in... Doug at the roller rink has extended the skate offer for reading. For every 3 books you read between now and the end of the school year, you may have a coupon for free admission at the rink as a skater. See Mrs. Maddox for more information.



Good evening Coaches! It is that time of year again to start thinking about Summer Volleyball Camps! All of you have participated in the Hillsdale College Volleyball Team Camp before, but I wanted to send you the new information for this year's camp. There are a few exciting new things this year:

1. Our new facility is complete, which will allow us to accommodate more teams and play in both gyms.

2. We have included an overnight option for teams as well. The attached document contains all of the information you will need for that!


I will also include the link to our website where you can find all of the additional camp information.


Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing many of your teams again this year! http://www.hillsdalechargers.com/athletics/camps


*click on volleyball 3 day team camp




There is BASKETBALL OPEN GYM every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30, at the old Phoenix Alternative School gym on Concord Rd.   Students are responsible for finding their own way over there, and having someone pick them up promptly at 4:30.   This open gym is for those 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls who are SERIOUS about their basketball.  Please bring appropriate clothes and shoes, as well as a water bottle(there isn’t a drinking fountain over there).  If you have any questions, or ride issues, please see Mr. Brown.  Thank You!


Colgate Recycling Brigade with TerraCycle:

Simply take care of your teeth to participate in this oral care recycling program & fund-raising opportunity!  When your toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush/ toothpaste tube outer packaging, or floss containers are EMPTY (of any brand), put them in a collection box near the front office and throughout the building.  The items will be sent to TerraCycle where they will be recycled and points will accumulate for a donation to our school.  So now you're brushing and flossing for the good of JMS too!  See Mrs. Lackie if you have any questions.

Coffee Talk******************************


This is held on the last Friday of every month in the Counseling Annex from 8:30-9:30. ​W
e will host a morning coffee for parents on a topic that is relevant to middle school.  This gives me the opportunity to meet with many parents at once to discuss how to help their children be successful.  All parents are welcome to attend these meetings, which last about an hour.  


MAY 29th


Congratulations to the following students for being nominates as Student of the Month for March:

6th Grade
Kelly Dihle
Ian Lapina
Alec Purdy
Jacob Stanley
Malyah Thompson

7th Grade
Haleigh Bolenbaugh
Pacey Goff
Maximus Price
Alexander Roberts

8th Grade
Maria Engle
Shauna Gordon
Benjamin Phillips
Sierra Reister