Entries by Maureen McFarland

Parent Academy: Raising Cybersmart Middle Schoolers – Register Today!

RAISING CYBERSMART MIDDLE SCHOOLERS How to Reduce Your Child’s Online Risks This workshop will explore online safety and responsibility for middle school children. Parents will learn about cyberbullying myths and realities, inappropriate content, and how to promote a positive digital reputation for their child. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. JAMES BLAIR MIDDLE SCHOOL […]

Choir Earns Highest Rating at Choral Assessment

The JBMS 7th and 8th Grade Choir students achieved a II-Excellent rating on their repertoire, and the highest rating, I-Superior in Sight Reading at the VCDA Choral Assessment!! This achievement is the closest musical equivalent we have to an SOL – and these students passed with flying colors! All three music programs at James Blair […]

Battle of the Books Team Brings Home the Regional Trophy!

The JBMS Battle of the Books team won the 2019 regional competition, competing against teams from Newport News, York County, Hampton, and Poquoson! This is the first time a WJCC schools team has won in nearly a decade. The team has been practicing for the competition since October. Congratulations to these hard-working students on their […]

Poetry Cafe

Mrs. Agett’s English classes participated in a Poetry Cafe as the culminating event for their poetry unit. Student authors shared their own poetry, viewed published authors reading poetry, participated in poetry learning stations, and enjoyed cafe refreshments.      

Robin Baker Voted JBMS Support Employee of the Year!

Congratulations to teacher assistant Robin Baker who has been voted JBMS Support Employee of the Year! Ms. Baker was chosen by the faculty and staff for her work ethic, dedication to students, and cheerful willingness to go above and beyond in serving our school. We are proud to call you a Spider Ms. Baker!  

JBMS Hosts Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast

JBMS hosted a Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast to thank our hard-working bus drivers for all they do to transport our students everyday in a safe and friendly manner. Our bus drivers are an integral part of the WJCC educational team and we appreciate them!

SHIP Clubs Up and “Running”!

The JBMS SHIP Clubs are off to a successful start! We have over 80 students participating in four clubs: Running, Soccer, Step Team, and Chef’s Challenge. SHIP is the School Health Initiative Program that not only sponsors after school challenge clubs but also provides wellness integration with classroom instruction, and opportunities for students to learn […]

Math Counts Competes!

Congratulations to the JBMS MathCounts team who traveled to Hampton University to compete against 75 of the top math students in the Tidewater area! Math teacher Alana Bragg is the team coach and math mentor.

JBMS Hosts Career Day

Community members from a wide variety of professions came to JBMS to speak with students about their education and jobs on our first annual Career Day. Speakers included a police officer, firefighter, real estate agent, lawyer, fighter pilot, lawyers, an orthodontist, small business owners, and many others. Thank you to our school counselors for coordinating […]