Principal's WelcomeWelcome to the 2022-23 school year at Jordan-Elbridge Middle School, an International Baccalaureate World School. JEMS houses students in grades 6-8.
I am excited to welcome all of our students back for another exciting school year. As we return to our pre-COVID operating procedures, students will be assigned lockers this year. Locker Night will be held on August 31st from 4-6 pm. Students will receive their locker combination and have a chance to practice opening it.
The International Baccalaureate Program will continue at JEMS. We will continue to use our IB report card again this year. We will hold a Family Open House on Tuesday, September 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Our 8th grade Community Project will continue this year, and service learning will be in place for all three grades.
JEMS offers four courses bearing high school credit. Eighth grade students may be placed in 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.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.