Welcome to the Jordan Elbridge Middle School, an International Baccalaureate World School. For 2018-19 JEMS has returned to the original configuration of serving sixth through eighth grade students.
As principal, I am pleased that our students are part of the International Baccalaureate Program. As part of the IB Middle Years Program; “Learning experiences infuse global points of view wherever possible in order to promote understanding of other cultures, an awareness of the human condition and an understanding that there is a commonality of human experience.”
Students will have a choice in the methods they use to demonstrate their learning, evaluate their own work, and reflect upon their learning.
JEMS offers four courses bearing high school credit. Eighth grade students may take Algebra I and/or Living Environment. These courses include a Regents exam in June. As well, all students are enrolled in Spanish I in seventh grade and Spanish II in eighth grade. Students who successfully complete the course and the final exam, earn a high school credit for each course.
Therefore, a student could complete four high school credits in middle school. Thus, placing them on a course to take multiple college courses in high school.
The fine arts are alive and well at JEMS. Chorus, band and strings are offered to all students. Students may sign up for piano lessons and join the jazz band. Each fall the JEMS Musical Players present the middle school musical. The 2018 musical will be “Seussical, Jr.” Student art projects are displayed throughout the building throughout the school year. The PTO Dance program meets weekly throughout the year.
Modified sports in football, soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, softball, baseball, lacrosse and track are available to seventh and eighth grade students. The Jordan-Elbridge Recreation program offers many programs for our sixth grade students. Extracurricular activities include: Perennial Math competition, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Art Club, Science Club, Cooking Club, and Yearbook Club.
As you can see, a student can have a well-rounded experience at JEMS. Quite simply, a student can be as busy as he or she wants to be.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.