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C.L. Jones Middle School Announcements
Grade 4 - Mrs. Beck
Grade 4 - Mrs. Beck
Middle School Carnival

Middle School Carnival Friday, April 10th, 6:30-8:30

Student Council information


Set-up: Students will set up in the afternoon for the carnival. Student Council members will need to return to the school at 5:15 to complete the set-up of the carnival.

Donations: Parents can help by donating the following items: (6)-2 liter bottles of pop (any brand or flavor). Please bring the pop to the media center on Friday, April 10th and place them on the table in the conference room.

Work:Your child has signed you up to work in a booth please check with them to see what time and at what booth. Parents please arrive 10 minutes before you are to work at your booth. I will place the work schedule on the Student Council website.

Attire: Student Council t-shirts, shorts, or jeans.

Food: Pizza will be provided for the members. They will need to bring a pop or water.

Questions: Contact Mrs. Yant at 832-3213 with any questions you might have about the carnival.

Thank you for supporting your child & C.L. Jones Middle School Student Council. Mrs. Yant, sponsor
Grade 6 Mix-It-Up at Lunch

Thank you Mrs. Space, Mrs. Paulsen, and Mrs. Jacobsen for organizing Mix-It-Up at lunch. On Friday, February 27th, grade six came to lunch to dine and converse. Students were randomly organized to sit at tables. Students ate and conversed with students they don't normally sit with at lunch. Great community building activity!

John B. Osgood
A Fact Everyone needs to know - John B. Osgood

Reinforce Reading Skills At Home
Reading is an essential skill for a student’s success in school and life. This information is provided for you by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, NAESP.
 The seeds for success in the classroom are sown at home. Encouraging children to read at home is one of the most powerful ways that parents can support students’ learning. Just 15 minutes of reading at home per day can make a difference in students’ reading fluency. Prioritize reading with these tips. Rewards of Reading (English) or Rewards of Reading (Española)
John B. Osgood
iPad Self-Insurance Plan

Students in grades 6 - 8, who have enrolled in the C. L. Jones Middle School iPad Self-Insurance plan are able to take their school issued iPad home. This plan is a crucial piece as we move forward with digital learning at the middle school. The self-insurance plan offers families protection against the high cost one will incur if their student accidently breaks their school issued iPad.


Digital devices are an outstanding tool one can use to expand learning opportunities for all students, however they are expensive. The iPad, cover, charger, and cable purchased for our middle school students has a replacement cost of nearly $500. Replacing an iPad completely does happen but the biggest issue is replacing a broken iPad screen. The cost of replacing a screen runs anywhere from $112 to $150 depending on other repairs which need to be done resulting from the damaged screen. With the self-insurance plan, for $35 a students iPad will be insured against accidental damage or theft up to $200. Any repair or replacement cost above $200 will be charged to the student, parent, or caregiver.


Here are the key components of the middle schools self-insurance plan:

  • $35 gives the student $200 protection against any iPad repair

  • the self-insurance plan is offered to all 6 - 8 students

  • the plan covers accidents at school as well as at home

  • any student who will be taking their iPad home must participate in the self-insurance plan

Student's are financially responsible for repairs to their school issued iPad that are determined to be the result of negligence. The self-insurance plan is a financial safe guard against the high price of repairs. One may download the self-insurance document, complete the form and return it to the middle school office with a check for $35 to be enrolled in the plan immediately.


To download a complete copy of the self-insurance plan and the Digital Device and Policies and Procedures for 1:1 Program C. L. Jones Middle School click HERE. Page 7 will have the self-insurance plan.

To download the C. L. Jones Middle School, Minden Public School Self-Insurance Plan click HERE.

Any student not enrolled in the self-insurance plan will have access to their school issued iPad at school from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday.

C.L. Jones Middle School - Where students come first.
Welcome to the new website for C.L. Jones Middle School and the Minden Public Schools! Our new homepage will offer many new advanced features which will enhance learning for our students and improve communication with our parents and district patrons. I hope you find our site helpful.
From this page one can access a great deal of information concerning student life at C.L. Jones Middle School. Each button on the left takes one to sites which are meant to keep parents, students, and patrons well informed. Of particular interest to all will be the 08-09 Calendar link. When one visits the calendar be sure to sign up for daily emails of events. By signing up, one will be informed of changes in the published calendar sent out at the beginning of the school year and will be reminded of the various activities at C.L Jones Middle School and the District.

Thank you for visiting our new site. Please let me know if there are other links or more information that should be displayed on the site.

Have a great day!
John B. Osgood, Principal

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
Robert F. Kennedy Capetown, June 6th 1966

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