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District Announcements
Due to impending weather, please note:

*V Golf @ Centura has been moved to Monday, May 2nd.  

*SWC Track @ Ainsworth has been postponed and moved to Wednesday, May 4th.

Freedom Awards

On Tuesday, April  19th Isaac and Lucas Svoboda received the Kearney Hub's Freedom Award for Youths Who Care. More than 300 people were in attendance at the banquet to acknowledge the amount of volunteer time those receiving the awards have given to their communities. They were recognized and awarded a plaque at the banquet for their selfless service to their community and school. The Freedom Awards are a salute to voluntarism and service. 
C.L. Jones Middle School Announcements
Math & Reading Summer Enrichment
I would like to invite your child to participate in this positive free learning opportunity provided at C. L. Jones Middle School for any student who will be in grades 4-8 this fall. Through an individualized program, your child will enhance his/her skills in reading and math.
The teachers who will engage your child in the learning activities are Ms. Morgan Rogers and Mrs. Pat Whitney.
Click on Summer Enrichment to download the registration flyer. Please return the registration form to your child’s teacher, or the middle school office by May 16, 2016.
John B. Osgood
CLJ News: Quarter 3 Episodes
Please take time to check out our Quarter 3 Episodes of CLJ News.  The students have been working extremely hard since Christmas break, and we are excited to share our final product with all of you.  We've also added a bonus this quarter...bloopers! 

Please enjoy, and don't forget to check us out on Twitter @cljonesms.

CLJ News 7: Quarter 3
CLJ News 8: Quarter 3
CLJ News 7 Bloopers: Quarter 3
CLJ News 8 Bloopers: Quarter 3
The Paw Print: Quarter 3 Edition
Please take some time to enjoy our Quarter 3 Edition of The Paw Print.  Our 7th and 8th grade journalism students have worked extremely hard this quarter to create an excellent newsletter detailing our school's activities.  

The Paw Print: Quarter 3 Edition

Look for our Quarter 3 Newcasts to be available for viewing early next week!  It's a great day to be a Whippet!  
After School Study Hall
Students have the daily opportunity to receive quality help while completing homework. At C. L. Jones Middle School we offer a supervised homework room each night of the school week. The homework room is managed by two CLJMS staff who work with students daily in all subject areas. Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Whitney are veteran staff members of CLJMS who have tutored students in all subject areas for many years. 

The C. L. Jones Middle School study hall runs Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, and on Friday from 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM. Many students have taken advantage of this service to complete their school work prior to going home.

All students are welcome and encouraged to take part in this valuable program.
Student drop off and pick up at CLJMS

Construction of the new Minden High School has begun and changes have occurred affecting traffic flow and parking. Patrons will no longer be able to use the north and west parking lots of C. L. Jones, or drive on Gilman between 5th and 3rd street. In addition, 3rd Street between Park and Gilman will be one way going west. These changes will affect where parents will be able to drop off and pick up students from school.


Students attending C. L. Jones Middle School may be dropped off at the east doors on Park, or the main entrance prior to 8:05 AM. After that time students may only enter the building through the front door of the building on 3rd Street. Please remember, there is no parking on the north side of 3rd Street east of the main doors, from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM.


After school our busses will park two wide on 3rd Street. While the busses are there parents will be expected to park on Park Street to wait for their students. Parking in front of C. L. Jones is allowed once the busses have departed.

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
  • $35 covers $200 worth of repairs for the entire time the student is enrolled at CLJMS

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 only 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 homepage offers many features which 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 District 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 visiting the C. L. Jones Middle School webpage. Please let me know if there are other links or 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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