East Jessamine Middle School News

Parent SBDM Election

Parent SBDM Elections: Tuesday – Friday of this week.  Please stop by the EJMS office to vote for our two open parent positions and our parent minority SBDM position.  Voting times will be from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

School Pictures

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday October 20th.

Fall Break

Fall Break is October 12-16, school offices will be closed.

Invitational Schools Survey



We would like to you to complete the Invitational Schools Survey about East Jessamine Middle School.  The survey takes 20 minutes or less.  We value your feedback.  Thank you.

The access CODE is:  EJM16

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High Attendance Day - Thursday, Sept. 24

Thursday, September 24th is High Attendance Day in the state of Kentucky! Help Jessamine County Schools achieve 100% attendance by being in school, on time, and ready to learn! Be looking for more information from your school about fun activities planned for the 24th.Your school could proudly hang the High Attendance banner for 2015!

Making school attendance a priority helps children learn good work and study habits that will serve them well now and throughout their lives. Regular school attendance also teaches children the ethics of responsibility and dedication and builds qualities they will need as they tackle increasingly more demanding school work in upper grades and face life-long challenges.

These character traits, along with strong academic and technical knowledge, are what today's employers say they value most in employees.

Let's be "All In" this year. All students and staff in attendance on Thursday, September 24th. We can do this!

YSC Advisory Board Meeting

  The Youth Service Center Advisory Board meeting will be  August 14th at 4 in the YSC office and it is open to the public.  If you have any questions please call Lynn Byers at 859-885-5561 Ext 3379


Lady Jags Volleyball Information

Coach Megan Miller will be holding a second tryout for the Lady Jags volleyball team on Friday, August 14, 5:30-7:30 in the EJHS gym.  Any 8th grader interested is encouraged.  Must have current sports physical

Girls Basketball Information
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EJHS Girls Soccer Tryouts

Tryouts for the EJHS sirls soccer team will be on July 15th 4:30-6:00pm at the practice field in front ofthe middle school. Any girl going into the 7th or 8th grade can plat at the highschool level for the JV team. You must have a current school physical to tryout.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Welch@ Zachary.welch@jessamine.kyschools.us




District Wide Enrollment for all schools will be Thursday, July 9 at JELV (851 Wilmore Rd), from 8:30a-12:30p, and 3:00p-7:00p.

Representatives from all schools will be present to assist with enrollment.

Each parent needs to bring the following:

  • Proof of residence (current utility bill or a recent lease/deed)
  • Student's official birth certificate
  • Student's social security card
  • Name/address/phone number of the last school attended
  • Other helpful records (ie report card, transcript, special education paperwork)
  • Students not living with a natural parent-documentation of guardianship through the court system will need to be provided.

For PreK/K enrollment, student must be present for screening.

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Updated Football Schedule Updated EJMS Football Schedule

Click here for the updated football practice/game schedule.

EJMS FCS presents… 2nd Annual JR. CHEF CAMP
WHEN:  June 8-12th    Monday-Friday
TIME:  2 SESSIONS—9 am-12 pm  &  1pm-4pm
WHERE:  Mrs. Marksberry’s classroom  ROOM 248
HOW: There are 24 SPOTS available for EACH session
COST?:  $60
INCLUDED:  T-shirt, Chef Hat, Food, Prizes, & Recipes
DEADLINE:  May 27th    
Must provide own transportation!
See Mrs. Marksberry for REGISTRATION FORM!!

Dance Team Tryout

Time & Date:
  Tuesday, May 5th 4:00-5:00 Clinic Day 1 (Open gym until 5:30)
  Wednesday, May 6th 4:00-5:00 Clinic Day 2 (Open gym until 5:30)
  Thursday, May 7th  4:00-5:00  Clinic Day 3  (Open gym until 5:30)
  Friday, May 8th 4:00- UTC Tryout!
  EJMS Gym ( 901 Union Mill Road, Nicholasville, KY 40456)
  Please pick up a tryout packet at the office or you can print it off from  Ms. Stone’s page on EJMS website. Contact below for any questions.

E-mail: lisa.stone@jessamine.kyschools.us       EJMS Room# 183    Lisa Stone

Click here to download the tryout packet.

EJMS SBDM & PTO Nominations

SBDM & PTO nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 15th. Voting will be Monday, May 18th- Thursday, May 21st. Votes will be counted, and new members will be notified Friday, May 22nd.

 Click here to get the SBDM nomination form / PTO information.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

The 8th grade promotion ceremony will be on May 26th at 6:30PM at EJHS.

East Jessamine Chorus Fundraiser

Support East Jessamine Chorus with their Yankee Candle products Fundraiser!
“Do you want to buy a candle?”
It’s easy! Just go online at: yankeecandlefundraising.com
and put in our East Jessamine Chorus group number: 990078004
Or, you can contact any East Jessamine Chorus student!

Click here to listen to the students asking you to purchase a candle

The date of the MATBALL tournament has changed to Friday May 8.
Please see Ms. Blanford (Gators hall 168) if:
-You have a team but no coach
-You need a permission slip
-You want to be on a team, but don’t have enough people to fill one.
-You have any other questions!!
Final team rosters will need to be submitted by next Monday, April 20!

Spring Fling Dance

The spring fling dance will be on April 24th from 6:00-8:00PM, the cost is $3.00.  This will be a Sadie Hawkins style dance(girls ask the guys) all proceeds will go to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Bring a $1.00 to vote for the Fling King & Queen.  Refreshments will be sold at the dance.

Kona Ice Day

Kona Ice will be here on September 30th

8th Grade Night at JCTC

CTC will be offering an information session and guided tour for 8th grade students and parents on Monday evening, March 16th.  The information session will be brief and begin at 4:30 and conclude by 6:00 pm, here at JCTC.  Parents and students can follow-up with their questions and our Student Ambassadors will show them around the building. 

Message from Supt Fields

The greatest lesson one can learn is to reflect upon the past and to use that knowledge to change the present.  One week ago, a threat against our student body and teaching staff was posed via email.  That threat set off a chain  of events involving the Nicholasville Police Department and the FBI.  While the details of the on-going investigation cannot be released publically, I can disclose that our district safety measures and protocols were and are followed daily and that students in our school system are safe.  No threat, big or small, is taken lightly and those who chance making a threat are being punished. 

Again, a big thank you to our school resource officers, our local police departments, school administrators, parents and community members who rallied alongside our school district with a common message;  we will not be held hostage by threats nor will we allow our schools to be paralyzed by fear.  Our children are  precious and their safety is paramount.  Thank you for entrusting your children to Jessamine County Schools. 



Join a JCS Strategic Visioning Committee

Jessamine County Schools is looking for people to serve on committees as part of its strategic visioning process. We’re in the midst of developing the plan to make sure every graduate is life ready. Parents, staff, and students have given us their ideas about how to make their education stronger. Now it’s time to develop the plan of action. Committees will meet from the middle of March to the end of April. Committees include curriculum, instruction, and assessment; academic support; staff development; student and family development; and community engagement. If you are willing to serve on a committee, please give us your name, contact information and committee preference. (If you’ve already given us your name, there is no need to re-submit.) http://bit.ly/svcommittee

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No Extra-Curricular Activities/Practice After 5:00PM

After school child care will be open this afternoon.  No extra-curricular activities or practices may take place after 5:00 pm.  Should freezing rain or sleet begin prior to 5:00, I will move the time up and will notify you.  Thanks again for your help and cooperation. 


Count Me In Week

This week is our district Count Me In, each day we will have a different theme.  Here is the schedule

-Count Me In Week – Let’s Win This!!!

  • Monday: Silly Sock Day
  • Tuesday: Tu-Tu Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Wacky Hair Day
  • Thursday: Twin Day
  • Friday: Super Hero Day

A Message from Superintendent Fields

A message from Superintendent Kathy Fields:
Jessamine County Schools, Nicholasville Police and the FBI continue to investigate the threat made against the students and staff of EJHS.  While safety protocols are followed daily, additional measures will be in place until this matter is resolved.

I am incredibly grateful to students, parents, staff, community members, and law enforcement officers who rallied around our district today in support.  We are a strong community.

Tomorrow, all buildings will be operating on schedule as planned and learning will continue to take place.

Our juniors will be demonstrating their best as they take the ACT.  "Count Me In Week" activities will continue.

As superintendent of schools, I promise that the person or persons responsible for this disservice to students, inconvenience to parents, and disrespect to our staff will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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February 25th is NOT an Early Release Day

BREAKING NEWS: Wednesday, February 25 will NOT be an Early Release. Wednesday will be a full instructional day.

This is NOT being done to make up time (with NTI, we haven't had to make up any of the days we have missed so far), but simply because our teachers are wanting as much time as possible with their students due to the excessive time out of the classroom.

Teacher Of The Year

Click here to get the Teacher Of The Year Nomination form.

JCTC Open House

JCTC's Open House has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 19th from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Winter Wonderland Dance Reschedduled Winter Wonderland Dance Rescheduled

The Winter Wonderland Dance will be on Feb 27th from 6:00-8:00PM the cost is $3.00, and is for current EJMS students only.

Black History Month Daily Quotes

Each day this month we will have a different quote in honor of black history month. Click here to see the daily quotes.

Honors Ceremony

The 6th grade Honors Ceremony will be on Tuesday Feb 3 at 9:30am.

Kona Ice Day Kona Ice Day

Kona Ice will be here on Thursday January 29th. Please send money in with your student, the cost are Kiddie size $2.00, Regular size $3.00, King Kona is $4.00.  

No School on January 19th

There will be No School on January 19th for Martin Luther King Day.

Report Cards Going Home

Report Cards will be sent home on Monday January 12th.

Fall Business & Innovation Fair Fall Business & Innovation Fair

Our EJMS Fall Business & Innovation Fair will be held on Tuesday, Novmeber 25th.  On Monday, please encourage students to bring money to shop for items at the fair.  Also, I will have a paper for you to send home in Leadership.  The Fair will be held in the LMC from 1:15-3:00.  Below is the schedule for Tuesday:

1:15-1:30    Falcons

1:33-1:48    Hawks (as soon as they got in their rooms for 6th)

1:50-2:05    Dragons

2:07-2:22    Stingrays

2:28-2:43    Gators

2:45-3:00    Sharks?

Be sure to bring lots of $$$$ to spend :) 

Thank you all in advance for all your help and support.

Hollywood Style Dance Hollywood Style Dance

There will be a Hollywood style dance on October 24th from 6:00-8:00PM.  The admission is $3.00, the dance is for current EJMS students only.

Jaguar Newletter

Please click the link below for the October Jaguar Paws Newsletter.


Veteran's Day Assembly

We will be honoring our Veteran's on November 11th.  Students will be receiving a "Bring a Vet to school" form.  Please encourage your student to fill out and return back to school.

East vs West Game Tonight

Come out  and support your jaguars tonight as they take on the West Jessamine Colts. The game times are 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, the 7th & 8th grade games will be broadcasted on 105.9 FM

Got Questions

Got questions but not sure who to get in contact with click here to see a list.


Back To School Dance

Back to School Dance, 6:00 to 8:00PM.  Admission:$3.  For current EJMS students ONLY.

Tips For Summer Reading

Click here for tips on summer reading.

Fall Break Fall Break

Fall Break will be October 13-17, the office will be closed this week.

EJMS Food Drive

We will be having a food drive that will start on Wednesday November 12th and end on Tuesday November 25th.  The frst period class in each grade level that brings in the most food/money will win a pizza party.  For every 50 cents that is given that will equal one can of food.  If you are going to write a check please make it out to the salvation army and put "helping hands" in the memo line.

Jaguar Paws Newletter

The December newletter is now online please click here to view it.

JCTC Open House- Canceled Tonight

We will let everyone know when this event is rescheduled for.

The Jessamine Career & Technology Center (JCTC) will hold their Spring semester Open House Tuesday, January 27th from 4:30-6:30 PM High school students and families are encouraged to attend.  Since 2015-2016 registration is coming up for students entering high school in the fall, we also urge 8th grade middle school students and families to attend in order to gain information about Career Pathways and classes offered at JCTC.  For further information contact Vanessa Ruda or Carla Palmer at 881-8324.

Parent Information Night

There will be a parent information night on December 11th from 6:00-7:00PM in the LMC.  Get more infomation about







*8th grade students will receive your scores from the EXPLORE test on this night in the Cafetheater.


Picture day Picture day

School pictures will be taken on October 23rd

Family Movie Night

We will be watching "Free Birds" (3 thanksgiving baskets will be given as door prizes), 6:00-8:00PM in the EJMS cafe-theater

Celebrate Our 100th Day of School Skittle Day this Friday, January 30th

Celebrate Our 100th Day of School, Skittle Day this Friday, January 30th

Show your team spirit by dressing as a skittle (shirt, pants, or both). All in attendance on the 100th day will receive a treat. 

Jaguar Football Camp

The 2015 Jaguar football camp will be on June 8-11th.

Click here to download the brochure.

Important Information for 6th Grade Parents & Guardians

6th Grade Parents & Guardians:  Please turn-in your child’s school physical and/or immunization records by September 9. If you have questions, please contact our school nurse, Kesha Kemp, at 885-5561. Thank you!

Important Upcoming EJMS dates

Please click here to learn about the upcoming open house, and a few upcoming sporting events.

EJMS Summer Reading Program

Here is all of the information you will need to complete your summer reading project.

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School In Session on February 16th School In Session on Feb 16th

School will be in session on Presidents' Day (February 16) to make up for our NOVEMBER snow day. 

Honors Ceremony

Nov 10th- 6th Grade Honors Ceremony at 9:30am

Nov 12th-7th Grade Honors Ceremony at 9:30am

Nov 13th-8th Grade Honors Ceremony at 9:30am


Picture Make-Ups

Picture Make-ups will be on December 2nd.

Band Concert Band Concert

There will be a band concert on December 9th at 7:00PM in the cafa-theater.

"Keep Calm and Neon On" Dance

Keep Calm and Neon On, Dance

November 14th 6p-8p

Cost $4

Food, drinks, glow necklaces and bracelets available to purchase Officer Grimes to DJ!


Non-Traditional Instruction
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2015-2016 School Supply List 2015-2016 School Supply List

Click here to see the school supply list for the upcoming school year.

STOP Tipline STOP! Tipline

The STOP! Tipline is designed for use as an "online" reporting/prevention tool which is provided free by the Kentucky Center for School Safety.  Click here to learn more.

Boys Basketball Tryouts
Monday, October 5th
6th grade 4:00-5:30pm
7th grade 5:30-7:00pm
8th grade 7:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, October 6th
6th grade 4:00-5:30pm
First Cut for 6th grade   
Wednesday, October 7th
7th and 8th  grade 4:00-5:30pm
 First Cut for 7th and  8th  grade    
Thursday, October 8th
6th, 7th and 8th grade 7:15-8:30pm
You MUST have a current up to date sports physical on a KHSAA form on FILE with Coach Jackson. Only those who have tryouts right afterschool can stay, otherwise you have to go home and come back if you tryout later in the evening session. All tryouts are closed to parents.
FOOTBALL PLAYERS and other Sports
Wednesday, October 7th
6th, 7th, 8th grade 5:45-7:45pm 
Thursday, October 8th
6th, 7th, 8th grade 6:15-8:30pm 
You MUST have a current up to date sports physical on a KHSAA form on FILE with Coach Jackson. Only those who have tryouts right afterschool can stay, otherwise you have to go home and come back if you tryout later in the evening session. All tryouts are closed to parents

Yearbook Flyer

Click here for more information on how to order your yearbook

Yearbooks are best purchased online at www.treering.com
You can order at any time between now and April 13th.
OTreering offers students (and parents) the ability to create their own, individualized page.
If you have questions, please see Mrs. Becknell

Picture Make-Ups

We will be doing picture make-ups on November 17th.