Dear Families, As we are entering the winter season, PLEASE make sure your children have coats to wear to school. Elementary students will be following the Child Care Watch Guidelines issued by the State of Illinois. If you need a coat, please let us know. We do have some extra coats we can give to students. Thanks for all you do!
3 days ago, Wendy Wear
Weather Watch
The Homecoming game has been set for January 26, 2024, and the dance and Coronation will be January 27, 2024.
4 days ago, Linda Shelby
Homecoming 2024!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
10 days ago, Linda Shelby
Happy Thanksgiving!
FFA Fundraiser! Drawing will be Dec. 14th, 2023. Get your tickets NOW!
10 days ago, Linda Shelby
FFA Fundraiser!
Good morning, if you ride Donna's bus, it is running late this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience.
11 days ago, Wendy Wear
Free Laundry Event!
14 days ago, Linda Shelby
Free Laundry Event!
I know we have been asking for a lot lately, but this project was envisioned by one of our seniors. Please consider helping him collect stuffed toys to give to children in tough situations that are beyond their control. It is a great way to clean out some room for new toys this season.
17 days ago, Wendy Wear
Stuffed Animal Drive
We had a wonderful Veteran's Day Ceremony this morning. Xander, Jaelyn, and Angel all gave beautiful speeches and the second grade class recited a Veteran's Day poem. The Honor Guard from the American Legion came to retire the flag and brought us a new one. After that, Taps was played. We then invited the Veterans and their relatives at Joppa-Maple Grove to join us for a delicious breakfast donated by the staff of Joppa-Maple Grove. We will be sharing more pictures soon.
22 days ago, Wendy Wear
Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony
Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony
Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony
Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony
Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony
Meet the Teams- Saturday, November 11, 2023
24 days ago, Wendy Wear
Meet the Teams
Greetings Joppa Family! We are encouraging everyone to wear blue on Wednesday in honor of Graham Hosman.
24 days ago, Wendy Wear
Jostens will return on November 16, 2023, to finalize graduation items, class rings, and other senior class items. All caps and gowns must be ordered before November 11, 2023, for graduation in 2024.
25 days ago, Donna Rushing
Jostens Ad
Some of the juniors and seniors got to experience an SIU football game and the Carbondale tradition of Quatros Pizza after the game. We had such a great day!
26 days ago, Wendy Wear
On the field before the game
The whole crew from JHS
game time
Saluki Stadium
The chaperones also got to participate
Ready for some football
One of the best parts of being in one building: the big kids get to be involved in story time, too! The seniors took a break from browsing the Scholastic Book Fair to hear Mr. May read a spooky story, Frankencrayon!
29 days ago, Ethan May
story time
The 6th graders are modeling protein molecules so they can build and compare silk strands.
29 days ago, Johnnie Owens
Applying for Financial Aid: Updates and Changes for 2023-24 If you’re a parent of a high school senior and/or college student, please join ISAC on October 26th, from 6:30-7:00 pm via YouTube Live at The parent outreach coordinator, Claudia Aly, will briefly discuss a few of the upcoming FAFSA changes and answer some of the questions you may have.
29 days ago, Penny Bellamey
Happy Halloween from Maple Grove First Graders. Thank you to our parents for such a great party!
29 days ago, Sherry Godfrey
Happy Halloween!
Joppa-Maple Grove Beta Club is sponsoring a fall food drive to support our local food pantry. Students may bring in donation items from Nov. 6-15 for a chance to win a doughnut party for their class! Please note the high-need items on the attached flyer. For more information, contact if you would like to arrange a drop off. Thank you for supporting our community during Homeless Awareness Month!
29 days ago, Ethan May
Attention all Joppa families!! We will be having a flag raising ceremony on November 9 at 8 am to honor Veterans. We are trying to reach out and invite Veterans of our Joppa families or any Veterans you know in the area. We are putting together a little ceremony and will be hosting a breakfast for the Veterans after the ceremony. Also, if you have a Veteran that is no longer with us, but would like to have him/her honored, please email Ms. Wear or send a note to the office. Also, we have a wall in our main hallway where we are posting pictures of Veterans associated with Joppa-Maple Grove either as alumni, family members, or community members. If you have any photos you would like to share with us, please do so. We want our Veterans to know how much they are appreciated and to feel the love and support from Joppa-Maple Grove. Please email with RSVPs for the ceremony and breakfast so we can make sure we have plenty of food. All community members are invited to join us to for the ceremony. THANK YOU!
29 days ago, Wendy Wear
Veteran's Day breakfast
Dear Parents, You are invited to a parent class led by one of our own alumnae on December 12 at 6 pm in the Joppa-Maple Grove library. This class will teach you how to keep your children safe while using Tik Tok and Snapchat. Please click on the link to register and we are excited to see you there. (The class is limited to 23 participants, so be sure to register early.)
about 1 month ago, Wendy Wear
Parent Class
Mrs. Rivera's 5th graders are practicing adding and subtracting decimals with spooky task cards!!
about 1 month ago, Wendy Wear
5th Grade
5th Grade
5th Grade