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District Announcements

MINDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO HONOR VETERANS

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The students, faculty, and staff of Minden Public Schools cordially invite you to a Veterans Day assembly, November 11, 2014, at 10:50 A.M. in the C.L. Jones gymnasium.

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Order of Events:

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7:30-8:30 A.M. -- A breakfast provided by the FCCLA and high school student council will be served in the high school gym. Veterans and guests will enter through the front doors of the high school.

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10:15-10:40 A.M. -- Coffee and cookies will be served in the C.L. Jones Media Center provided by C.L. Jones Student Council.

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10:50-11:35 A.M. -- An assembly will be held with MSgt. Mike Pittner as the featured speaker.

Minden Facilities - Special Bond Election on November 4, 2014

The Long Range Facilities Planning process began in 2005. The DLR Architectural and Engineering Firm completed a detailed facilities analysis in 2012. Patrons were invited to attend facility meetings beginning in November 2011 through June 2014 to analyze potential solution options to the issues identified in the analysis. The issues identified included inadequate instructional classroom spaces, aging infrastructure, as well as safety and security issues.á The solution options ranged from renovations to the replacement of the East Elementary and the Minden High School buildings. The Minden Public Schools Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution on June 9, 2014 calling for a bond issue election on November 4, 2014. The $23,105,000 plans include a new high school as well additions and improvements to the existing middle school building. If a bond is approved this fall, a new high school could open by the fall of 2016.

Three public facility meetings have been scheduled to share facility information and to provide tours of the high school.á Each meeting will take place in the high school gym.á

September 25th, 7:00 pm
October 1st, 1:00 pm
October 21st, 7:00 pm
********Click hereá for Facilities Information Planning Site
8 Keys of Excellence
Each month the students at C. L. Jones Middle School focus on one of the 8 Keys of Excellence. The keys are intended to encourage students to think about specific characteristics which will help them grow socially and academically.á

The Key of Excellence this month is:
Speak with Good Purpose
Speak honestly and kindly
"Speak in a positive sense with good intent, being responsible for honest and direct communication."

I encourage all students, staff and parents to speak with good purpose. A great rule to help one practice this key is to follow the Honor the Name Rule. This rule is simple. It works like this. One can say something negative, say someone's name, or say it to someone else. However, one may not use any more than two of the three together. For example, one can say someone's name and say something negative, but cannot say it to someone else. Or one can say someone's name and say it to someone else, but not say anything negative.

It is a great rule when practiced! Sadly, it is a difficult rule to follow but well worth the effort!

John B. Osgood
Principal
CLJMS
The PawPrint
7th and 8th grade students have been working hard to write C.L. Jones's new online newspaper, The PawPrint. This monthly publication will include reports on recent events around school and town, research articles, surveys, book reviews, funny columns, and even an advice column. Check out the newest issue of The PawPrint on the Journalism page each month.
Powerschool Grade Email Notifications
PowerschooláEmail notifications to parents is now working!!!

Minden Public Schools Powerschool is hosted by Pearson, the parent company. Since hosting began we have had issues with parents receiving email notifications for grades. Parents are now able to receive email notifications of their students academic progress.á

If you have forgotten your logon or password to access Powerschool as a parent or student, please contact the middle school office.

John B. Osgood,
Principal
NWEA-Maps testing data
At the fall C. L. Jones Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences, parents and caregivers were given their student results from the fall NWEA-Maps testing. Please click on Parent Toolkit áor Padres Toolkit for more information about Maps and interpreting the scores.

Thank you for participating in our fall conferences. We appreciate your support and interest in your students education.

John B. Osgood
Principal
Digital Citizenship Week
Digital Citizenship Week is October 19-25. Everyday our students are utilizing some form of technology. In school teachers work with students on digital citizenship. Good practices can be encouraged at home as well.
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The link below is a great resource called Common Sense Education that provides activities to do with your students and links for parents to use.
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https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/abbass-story-pride-in-your-digital-footprint
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,áPrincipal


"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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