James Blair Middle School Principal Newsletter

A Note From Mrs. Haskins

Hello, Spider families,

Our break has come to an end! Tomorrow, we will welcome our Spiders back to the James Blair Middle School Web after two full weeks of what I hope was a time of rest and relaxation. We will refresh our Spiders with our 21 Days to the Spider Way procedures. These are the same body of procedures our students learned the first 21 days of school regarding safety, respect, and responsibility.

We would like to welcome two new teachers to James Blair. Mrs. Safia Elliott will be teaching 8th grade English as Mrs. Amanda Morris’ replacement and Ms. Raven Turner is moving into a long-term substitute position for Dr. Charles Skipper. We will truly miss Mrs. Morris and Dr. Skippers and are thankful for their time with our Spider family, but we are elated that Mrs. Elliott and Ms. Turner are joining us! Both of ladies will meet their classes tomorrow, 1/6/2020.

Please see the attached video from our few weeks before the holiday break with highlights of students, faculty, and staff Spider Highlights Before Break

Have a fantastic week!

Mrs. Haskins

Daughters of the American Revolution Grant

On behalf of James Blair, Ms. Moore receives a $500 minigrant from Ms. Adolphi and Ms. Wade of the Williamsburg Chapter NSDAR. Ms. Moore is thankful for the support shown by Mr. Burkart and Mrs. Haskins and for the efforts of Mr. Legawiec, WJCC Social Studies Coordinator, whose communication and flexibility made this grant possible.

On behalf of James Blair, Ms. Moore receives  a $500 minigrant from Ms. Adolphi and Ms. Wade of the Williamsburg Chapter NSDAR.  Ms. Moore is thankful for the support shown by Mr. Burkart and Mrs. Haskins and for the efforts of Mr. Legawiec, WJCC Social Studies Coordinator, whose communication and flexibility made this grant possible.

Special Event for 6th Grade!

Special Event for 6th grade: “In-school Field Trip” on February 19th!

On February 19th, sixth graders will go on a  history “field trip” without ever leaving school! This experience includes a one-woman play called “Revolutionary Women!” that has been generously underwritten by the Williamsburg Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). Please look for additional details from your 6th-grader’s history teacher closer to the date.

Fine Arts Department Updates

  • Musical rehearsals for “The Addams Family” start after school on Tuesday! We are so excited to get started in preparation for our shows at Warhill HS on April 17, 18 and 19!
  • Final optional district band help session Tuesday until 4:45pm, no jazz band practice this week.

Extracurricular Notice

  1. No Drone academy on Tuesday Jan 7, 2020. It will start next Tuesday Jan 14, 2020.
  2. Men of Vision and Purpose/ Women of Vision and Purpose MVP/WVP for 7th grade will be held on Wednesday during AEP. Passes will be given out on Wednesday morning before homeroom.

Winter Spider Dance

The PTSA will sponsor the Winter Spider Dance on February 7th, 2020!

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