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  • Parent Message 1-16

    We will start this week with schools being closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We then have just ten days remaining of this term which ends on January 31st. Students were not originally scheduled to be in school on the 31st, but it is now a three-hour early dismissal day. Please be sure to check out the other calendar changes in our newsletter. If you haven't done so already, now is a great time to review grades

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  • Parent Message 1-9

    How is tomorrow going to be the 10th of January already and we have only had one day of school so far. The weather has really played a trick on us. When we did have school last Thursday, we had a lot of students absent. As we approach the next few weeks, if you have to be out because you have COVID-like symptoms or have tested positive, please let the school know, so we can get your attendance marked excused. Just a reminder that this term ends on January 28th. If you haven't

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  • Parent Message 1/2/2022

    I hope you had a wonderful winter break and that you are looking forward to a Happy New Year. As we return tomorrow for the start of 2022 I am looking forward to seeing the staff and students and all the great things that will come as we jump into January and look toward the second part of the school year. I know that it may only be January, but once we get this month started, you will be amazed at how fast the school year picks up as we move toward the end of the year, especially for seniors. Just a reminder that this term ends on January 28th

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  • Parent Message 12-12

    This last week we saw an improvement with students removing hats, hoods, and earbuds. We still have a few students struggling to remember and we will be working on reminding everyone throughout this week. Once we come back from break, we expect this will become a common practice and students will need fewer and fewer reminders. Students who continue to be non-compliant after the break could receive consequences per the code of conduct. Progress reports will be available

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  • Weekly Message 12-5

    Just in case you have not heard, Ms. Fitzgerald was named the JMB Teacher of the Year! If you know her, you know she is deserving of the honor in the classroom as well as on the field. We are so excited for her and look forward to her competing for the Wicomico County Teacher of the Year. On Friday, students were reminded that hats and hoods are not to be worn in the school as per our county dress code. It is even more important now to ensure students are not wearing hats and hoods with the addition of masks as they can make it more difficult to see students' faces. Most of our students are doing a great job

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  • Weekly Message 11-28

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! As we return tomorrow, we have just 15 days of school before winter break. During that time we will have a three-hour early dismissal day on December 8th. Mid-term grades will be calculated on the 13th and progress reports will be available on the 15th. Though our seating capacity is limited be sure to continue to review our weekly bulletin embedded below as our holiday concerts and many winter sporting events will also be taking place before winter break. We are excited to honor this year's

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  • Parent Message 11-21

    I think our student body did a great job on Friday sending our boys' soccer team off to the state playoffs, and it was so exciting to see them play and win on Friday night. The joy and excitement were contagious. If you know any of the players, be sure to congratulate them. In fact, if you know any of our students who participated in fall sports be sure to commend them on being student-athletes and finishing the season. Though it takes balance and focus, students

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  • Parent Message 11-14

    As we enter a new week, we cannot downplay the seriousness of the actions of some students during this past week. I appreciate the assistance of law enforcement and their quick action when a true threat existed on Tuesday, and their support as we worked to determine if there were any credible rumors on the following days. I appreciate everyone including staff, students and parents, who reached out with information on rumors being shared on social media, allowing us to

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  • Parent Message 11/10/21 #2

    Good evening, JMB families. A couple of final thoughts tonight as we get ready for another school day. As a result of the serious incident that occurred Tuesday, students and parents are now sharing rumors from social media with school staff. These rumors cause concern, but please keep in mind that they are unverified. James M. Bennett High School and Wicomico County Public Schools take all potential threat rumors seriously

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  • Parent Message 11-10-21

    Good afternoon, JMB families. This is Principal Christel Savage, and I’d like to thank everyone who had a hand in supporting school safety over the past couple of days. While the vast majority of our students came to school to focus on learning this week, the unfortunate actions of a couple of students caused considerable disruption

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  • Weekly Message 11-7

    Just a reminder tomorrow, we have our first official virtual half-day, and it is also the start of the second term. Please refer to the virtual schedule and encourage your student to log on for each class. Attendance will be taken during each class, just as we do when in person. On Monday, November 8th, Wicomico County Public Schools will begin

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  • Weekly Message 11/1

    Ok, officially, we are down to the last 5 days of the term. Let's finish strong! Report cards will be available on November 12th. Students who have a failing grade will have a copy of their report card mailed home. Please remember that students who have missed 5 or more unexcused days will have E's on their report cards until they make up their absences and recover their grades. The students will begin a new quarter on November

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  • Weekly Message 10-24

    As we embark on the last 10 days of the first marking term, it is a good time to review grades with your student. AP test sign-ups for Semester 1 and Year-long courses will close on the 29th. Consider signing up as AP test costs are down to just $20/$10. Don't miss out on an opportunity to earn college credit. The students will begin a new quarter on November 8th, noted in the county calendar as a virtual day. The students will participate

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  • 10-17 Weekly Message

    As we are just 15 days away from the end of the first marking term, I wanted to remind students and parents that many of our elective courses needed for graduation are only a term long, meaning it is extremely important that students pass the first marking term. First, it sets them up for success in the second term for the semester and year-long courses, and it also means that they passed our term courses. For example, students enrolled in PE, Art 1, Music, Drama, and the tech course are in classes that are only one term long. If they don't pass the quarter classes they are currently enrolled in then they fail the course. I know that you have probably heard how important

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  • Weekly Message 10-10

    I had a chance this week to review progress reports, and I am proud of what I am seeing in our students here at JMB. If you have not checked your student's grades, now is the time to do so. We are only 19 days away from the end of the first term. Just a reminder, Wednesday the 13th will be a delayed opening for students who are not taking the PSAT/SAT. The staff at JMB, are dedicated

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  • Weekly Message 10-3

    Monday starts the nomination period for teacher of the year, which will run through November 4th. We have a lot of great teachers here at JMB, and I hope that many of you take the time to nominate a teacher for this great honor. tinyurl.com/WCBOETOY22-23 Just a reminder, progress reports will be available

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  • Parent Message 9-26

    Homecoming was a little different with our football game being canceled and then our soccer games being rescheduled because of rain, but overall, it was a great success, and the students who attended the dance on Saturday had a great time. Starting Monday, we will begin to count tardies to school and class. The first and second tardy will be a warning, the third tardy will be a detention. The 4th tardy and beyond will result in

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  • Parent Message 9-19

    Good evening, Clipper Families this is Principal Savage, with your weekly message. This week looks to be a busy week as school is in full swing, and with that in mind, we are looking for some reliable student ANCHORS to help support the Clipper Nation. Be sure to check out the link if you think you might be interested. https://tinyurl.com/jmbanchors We start this week with Maryland day tomorrow for school spirit during

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  • ELA Test Sept 22 and 29 -- Delayed opening non test takers

    Reminder for delayed opening this coming Wednesday, September 22nd (and next week on September 29th). All students should have received a "testing ticket" on Friday that indicates if they will be a tested student on either of those days or not. For those that need to test, the ticket will indicate if the student needs to report for testing on the 22nd, the 29th, or both days, along with the assessment(s) the student will take, and the room number to report to by 7:45. If there is a day your student is not reporting for testing, they should arrive at 11:15, at which time we will conclude testing and resume our normal schedule with 3rd and 4th period only. Bus transportation will make two runs on these delayed opening days, a run during normal time to pick up testers

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  • Homecoming Dance Information

    James M. Bennett High School is scheduled to hold a Homecoming dance outside in the Shipyard on September 25th from 8:00 – 10:00 PM. Since the dance is being held outside, it will be weather permitting. While we are excited for this event, the level of community transmission of COVID-19 in Wicomico County is “high”, emphasizing the potential need for contact tracing. For this reason, the dance will be limited to James M. Bennett High students only. Students must also meet the

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