After attending the Billings Symphony Orchestra concert in Red Lodge on January 22, the third grade class continued studying orchestral music. First they focused on the percussion family and then on the string family. They had the pleasure of meeting with Mrs. Suzy Larson, a local violinist, on Wednesday, February 3. She brought in 4 different sizes of violins for the students to see, helped students review what they already knew about the violin, gave more information about the structure and playing of the violin, and performed several familiar tunes for the students to identify. Students also had the opportunity to hold a violin and pluck the strings. The class enjoyed this day focusing on the violin.
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.
Allison B. Evertz, M.Ed.
Superintendent of JPS
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