Help us raise money for a playground! We will be raffling off some amazing prizes at Joppa Spirit Night to raise money for building a playground at our building. You do not need to be present to win. However, you will need to enter by buying some raffle tickets and letting us know which prizes you want us to enter you for. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10, and 25 for $20. We will have them in the front office AND can be purchased the night of Joppa Spirit Night. If you wish to purchase some tickets and cannot make it in to the building or to Joppa Spirit Night, please contact the office at 618-543-7589. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
Fort Massac DAR made a generous donation to our library.
Fort Massac DAR made a generous donation to our library.
The 6th graders are determining where the most bacteria is by using a swab and a petri dish with agar.
Mrs. Rivera's 5th grade students are learning about the different regions of the United States. Each group is researching a separate region and will share out with the class what they've learned.
Athletics this week: 9/25 Monday HS Volleyball practice 3-5 Jr. High Girls basketball practice 3-5 (church) Jr. High Boys Basketball practice 5-7 (gym) 9/26 Tuesday HS Volleyball @ Agape 6:00 (bus leaves 4:15) Jr. High Girls basketball practice 3-5 (gym) Jr. High Boys Basketball practice 5-7 (gym) 9/27 Wednesday HS Volleyball practice 3-5 HS Bowling practice 5-7 (Super Bowl Metropolis) Jr. High Boys Basketball practice 5-7 (gym) 9/28 Thursday Jr. High Girls basketball practice 3-5 (gym) Jr. High Boys Basketball practice 5-7 (gym)
GREAT NEWS! There will be school tomorrow. The water has been fixed. See you tomorrow!
Due to a water main break in the village of Joppa, we are dismissing at 12:30 today. Please stay tuned for news about school tomorrow. The Village will let me know if the water will be back on for tomorrow. Buses will be running at 12:30 today.
Hello families, There seem to be some misunderstandings about the procedures for taking vacations during the school year. Here is the exact quote from the Student Handbook that was gone over in classrooms on the first day of school and is available on our website: "All other absences are considered unexcused. Pre-arranged excused absences must be approved by the building principal. Requests for pre-arranged absences should be made in writing, at least two weeks prior to the anticipated vacation dates, to the principal. Pre-planned absences will be considered for up to a maximum of five days as long as the student has 2 or fewer absences accumulated at the time. Pre-planned absences will not be approved when the student has accumulated 7 or more absences for the year. The principal may approve or deny the request based on prior attendance records, academic progress, and behavior. " Please do not expect teachers to provide work or make-up work if you have not had your vacation plans pre-approved. If vacations are not pre-approved, the absences will be considered unexcused. We operate on the fundamental understanding that "if you are to succeed in anything, consistency, punctuality, and regular attendance are prerequisites." Thank you, Ms. Wear, Principal
As part of the School Code, Joppa-Maple Grove UD #38 must provide Notice that the school will have a Lockdown Drill in advance. This notification serves as that notice.. The drill will be September 21 at 10:30 am. If you would like to exempt your child from the lockdown drill, you need to call or email the office and let either Donna or Linda know. This will only exempt them from the lockdown drill. These drills are just that, a drill, and will not use any form of dramatizing to act out of real situations.
Murray State University 2024-25 general scholarship application is now open! To learn more about scholarship opportunities and important deadlines, visit https://bit.ly/3nl79fm.
The 6th graders are "Too Good for Drugs". Thank you Teresa Goddard for the presentation.
This morning we had a group of students, teachers, and community members meet for a prayer circle/moment of silence for Benton and West Frankfort. These communities are suffering a tragic loss. We are sending prayers and thoughts for healing the broken hearts of all those affected.
As you have heard, Benton and West Frankfort have suffered a tragic loss. We want to show our support for our neighbors by having a prayer circle/moment of silence on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30 AM. All students and staff are asked to wear red or maroon on Wednesday to show our support. Please spread the word to invite all students, staff, and community members to join us.
Today is PICTURE DAY in Joppa-Maple Grove! Here is the link to order pictures: https://wagner.portraitpics.co/login The code is: 6C7P4Z7R. If you have any problems, call customer service at 314-567-5900.
The 6th graders are learning to become bank tellers. Ms. Peggy from City National Bank is teaching them.
Parents - Please remember you can request alerts to be sent for discipline, attendance, and grades on PowerSchool. If you do not have a PowerSchool account, please be sure to attend Parent Teacher Conferences and see me!
Students in Mr. May's English II class took a VR tour of Auschwitz in anticipation for studying human trials through Elie Wiesel's novel Night. The class read an informational text about Nazi Germany and then were able to use 21st Century authentic learning skills to "step" outside of the classroom for a day.
Hello Joppa Community! We are having our first annual Joppa Spirit Night on October 19, 2023 from 5-8 pm. This is a whole district event. We are in need of volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in face painting, please contact Ms. Wear (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are also looking for bags of Halloween candy to use for Trunk-or-Treat. You are welcome to compete in the chili cookoff as well. To enter the chili cookoff, it is a $20 entry fee. The winning team will get a prize and certificate. Please reach out if you are willing to help with any of the events.
Freshmen English students participated in a mock trial for SpongeBob SquarePants. Students demonstrated their reading skills, synthesizing evidence to develop an argument. On Tuesday, students used good Speaking and Listening skills to present their arguments to Mr. May. We love hands-on learning opportunities!