East Jessamine Middle School News

Kona Ice Day Kona Ice Day

Kona Ice will be here on March 26th

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.


Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be here on Thursday afternoon, please remember to send money with your child.

7th Grade Chicago Trip Information Meeting

On September 9, there will be a meeting for parents/guardians of EJMS 7th grade students who are interested in going on the Chicago "Night at the Museum" Trip. The meeting will be held in the EJMS LMC at 6:30 PM.

Kona Ice Kona Ice Day

Kona Ice will be here this Thursday, please remember to send money in with your child.

Back To School Dance Back To School Dance

There will be a back to school dance on September 5th from 6:30-8:30, the cost is $3.00 per person.  The dance is for current EJMS students only.

PTO Nominees

Nominees for PTO: President- Candice Travers, Vice President- Curtina Kirkpatrick, Secretary- Stephanie Chapman , Treasurer- Lea Dotson Please vote in the EJMS office from 8/13-8/17. 

SBDM Meeting

The next SBDM meeting will be on Juluy 10th at 5:30PM in the LMC

Registration Dates!
Wednesday, July 30th 4:00-6:00 pm
Monday, August 4th 7:30-9:30 am/3:00-6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 5th 7:30-10:30 am
This is NOT registration for Providence. This is registration for new students to the districts and kindergarten.


Have a Great Summer!

Have a great summer everyone! See you August 13!



Football Information

Our first week practice:(I am sorry parents that this is a little short notice, during the week of practice I will hand the students a complete schedule of the season) Students will meet in the library and be picked up at the front of the school until further notice.

Monday, June 9, 5:30-7:00

Tuesday, June 10 5:30-7:00

Wednesday, June 11 5:30-7:00

Thursday, June 12 5:30-7:00

You need to bring cleats, athletic shorts, and tennis shoes.

You must have a sports physical.


EJMS Dance Team Tryout

Click on the liink below for all of the information you will need in order to tryout for the EJMS Dance Team


KPREP Testing

KPREP Testing will occur May 21-28. All grades will test from about 9:00 am to 11:40 am; 8th grade until 12:15 on May 23.  Please encourage your children to be at school on those days and ready to do their best.

Summer Science Day

Summer Of Science

Summer of Science is here!  The summer reading preview party will be Sunday May 18th, 1pm to 5pm.  Pick up your summer reading logs!  There will be live music, Inflatables, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Food Vendors, Bubbles, and more!  Come see us at the Jessamine County Public Library. 

SBDM Elections
  • Parent Site Based Decision Making Council elections will be held at EJMS during the hours of  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 through Thursday, May 8.  Voting will also be available the evening of May 6 at EJMS from 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.  Nominees are:
  • Jennifer Palumbo
  • Doug Fain
  • Andrea O'Bryan
  • John Slugantz
  • Carrie Peterson
  • Missy Woolums
  • John Walker

SBDM Nomination Form

Please click on the link below to download the SBDM Nomination Form.


EJMS Parent Meeting

East Jessamine Middle School will be hosting a transition meeting for parents of current 6th & 7th grade EJMS students, along with current 6th & 7th grade West Middle students who will be transitioning to East Middle next year on May 12, 2014. An informational meeting will be held in the EJMS cafe theater from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, with building tours from 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM. We will discuss information regarding class schedules for next year, extra-curricular opportunities, standards based grading, meet some EJMS staff, and more. We will host transition activities for all of next year's incoming 6th grade students and parents in late summer, before school starts. We hope to see you then!

SBDM Nominations

Click on the link below for the SBDM Nomination form





Upcoming Transition Activities
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8th Grade Recognition

Our 8th grade recognition ceremony will be on June 5th at 7:00PM at the East Jessamine High School Gym.

Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be here this Thursday April 24.  The prices are $2.00-kiddie, $3.00-regular,$4.00-king kona

Summer Reading Program

Each student is required to read two books over the summer and complete a project on each.  One is creative and one is written. The project options as well as the scoring guides will be available to parents and students. The scoring guides are a great tool to assure a good grade. The library will be open the following Wednesdays: June 18 & 25, July 9, 16 & 23 from 9:30-12:00 & 5:00-6:30. Join us for lunch! Students under 18 eat lunch free on these Wednesdays from 11:30-12:00.  We look forward to seeing you then!

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High Attendance Day is September 18!

Our goal at EJMS is 100% attendance on September 18!  Please help us meet that goal!

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.

Book Fair Book Fair

The book fair will begin on October 2nd and go thru Occtober 9th.

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

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.

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.

Jaguar Paws Newletter

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

Fall Break Fall Break

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

PTO Nominations PTO Nominations

The EJMS PTO is now taking nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for the 2014 – 15 school year. If you are interested in being nominated for one of these positions, please contact Candice Travers at:  candice.travers@jessamine.kyschools.us

Upcoming EJMS Events

EJMS Back to School Open House: August 11: 6:30 – 8:00 PM


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

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

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. 

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. 

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.

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


Enterovirus Information

What do I need to know about the enterovirus?


Your child’s health and safety are of the utmost importance to us.  You’ve likely heard about enterovirus D68, or EV-D68 in the news recently.   This virus can be particularly problematic for children with underlying breathing issues or with a compromised immune system.   As with other illnesses, including the flu, we will monitor this situation in our schools and follow district protocol for any necessary precautions. 

We’ve included some information below to help you better understand the enterovirus D68.  As always, please consult your family physician with any additional questions or concerns or if your child exhibits symptoms.

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School Supply List

Here is a link to the EJMS school supply list for the 2014-2015 school year.


Boys Basketball Tryouts Boys Basketball Tryouts

Try-outs will be on Monday, October 20th , Tuesday, October 21st  and Wednesday, October 22nd.
October 20th                                
8th- 4-530pm                                                               
7th- 530-700pm                                 
6th- 7-830pm                                   

October 21st

October 22nd
6th-8th- 4-6:30pm

"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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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.

Open Gym Dates For Boys Basketball- Updated on Sept 4th

EJMS Boys Basketball will be having open gym on the following dates. Students must have a current sports physical on a KHSAA form on file before they are allow to participate.

Updated Open gym/Conditioning Schedule .


September  8th -4:00-5:30pm   

September 10th – 6:30-8:00pm

September 15th – 4:00-5:30pm

September 22nd – 4:00-5:30pm

September 24th- 6:30-8:00pm

September 29th – 4:00-5:30pm

September 30th – 4:00-5:30pm

October 7th-        6:30-8:00pm

October 9th -      4:00-5:30pm



Tryouts will start on October 15th.