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Hats Off to Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday—what better way to celebrate than to read? Did you know Dr. Seuss would be 112 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages of his books. He forever changed the way children’s books were written and continues to inspire generations. So this month, why not host a fun, whimsical party? Read Dr. Seuss books, use your imagination, and be silly!

In Katroo, every year, on the day you were born
They start the day right in the bright early morn
When the Birthday Honk-Honker hikes high up Mt. Zorn
and lets loose a big blast on the big Birthday Horn.
And the voice of the horn calls out loud as it plays:
"Wake up! For today is your Day of all Days!"

— Happy Birthday to You!

Below, Mrs. Evertz, Superintendent reads 'Cat In The Hat' to 3rd Grade! Happy Read Across America Day!!

MS Boys Basketball Highlights

The Joliet Middle School boys basketball season ended on February 22 with a game against Red Lodge. The team was composed of 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys, along with four managers. The boys worked extremely hard and improved immensely. Throughout the season the managers compiled a highlight video with clips from many games. Take a look at our 2015-2016 middle school boys basketball highlight video on YouTube.

Morning Adult Basketball

February 17th, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

There seems to be some confusion about the adult basketball that takes place three mornings a week from 5:45-6:30 a.m. This is an Adult Ed. program supported and covered by the school. This is not intended for children, as they are not developmentally at the same level of play as the adults. Because the children are much smaller and less able at this young age, Adult Education Basketball is not a safe environment for young children who are just learning to play the sport.

It is a different scenario if you are a parent who is actively playing and supervising your child on the court. However, you need to be on the court playing simultaneously with your child for this scenario to be sanctioned by the administration. As the parent, you need to be on the court playing with your child so that you can help teach them, and keep them out of situations that may be unsafe.

For this reason, students are not allowed to play without a parent playing unless they are in 9th-12th grade. We feel that high school students would be able to compete at the adult level.
We love the enthusiasm of our young players, but our school cannot have young children unsupervised playing with adults in competitive situations. It is not in the best interest of your child or the school.

Please note that the Adult Ed. basketball is over at 6:30 a.m. If your child is between 9th-12th grades, s/he needs to leave the school as soon as morning basketball is finished. Students cannot be at the school unsupervised at any time.

Thank you for your cooperation concerning this matter. Our goal is to make Joliet School a safe, positive environment for not only our students but also our community members.

Kind Regards,
Allison B. Evertz, M.Ed.
Superintendent of JPS

Grewell, Luoma, and Miller win VFW Award

Joliet Middle School participated in the VFW- sponsored Patriot's Pen essay contest. This is a nationwide sponsored youth essay competition giving students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on annual patriotic theme. The 2015-2016 theme was "What freedom means to me". This theme went along with the middle schools veterans day presentation. We are proud to announce winners from the local VFW post and the district VFW post.

At the post level Caleb Miller received a cash award and a plaque for 3rd place, Jordan Grewell received a cash award and plaque for 2nd place, and Joelle Luoma received a cash award and plaque award for 1st place. First and second place were sent on to the district level. At the district level Joelle Luoma received a cash award for 2nd place and Jordan Grewell received 1st place, and her essay will be submitted to the state level with results being announced in April 2016.

Back L to R: Rick Grewell, Ray Locke, Rick Osborne
Front L to R: Jordan Grewell, Joelle Luoma, Caleb Miller