CLJ Student Council Canned Food Drive
The student council will be conducting a canned food drive for the Minden food pantry from December 2-December 18. Students are asked to bring canned food or non-perishable items to their homeroom or to the media center each week. The student council representatives from each homeroom will bring all the items collected to the back room of the media center on or before December 18th. The homeroom collecting the most items will receive an ice cream sundae party and a traveling trophy in 2014.
The Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska is sponsoring a Caring Tree for the community of Minden. “The intent of this program is to provide gifts to children who would otherwise go without.”
For more details concerning this project please click on Caring Tree.
The Paw Print
Please click on The Paw Print to view the November edition of the C. L. Jones Middle School's online newspaper, written by 7th and 8th grade students.
Back issues of The Paw Print may be found by clicking on the Classroom Websites button, Speciality Classes, Journalism - Mrs. O'Brien.
Holdrege Elementary Quiz Bowl
C.L. Jones 6th graders competed in Holdrege in a quiz bowl using the Round Robin format on November 21st. Six teams competed with each team involved in 5 matches. Minden won 4 out of the 5 matches. In the last match they were tied with Holdrege and won by answering the tie breaking question. Total points for the matches were used to determine the winner. Minden and Holdrege each had 285 points and because Minden defeated Holdrege they were crowned the champions. The six teams competing were Holdrege, Minden, Cambridge, Wilcox-Hildreth, Eustis-Farnam, and Southern Valley.
7-8 Minden Quiz Bowl
C.L. Jones held the annual 7-8 Minden Quiz Bowl on Nov. 18, 2013. Six teams competed against one another in their first quiz bowl of the season. The competing teams were Arapahoe, Eustis-Farnam, Franklin, Loomis, Minden, and Wilcox-Hildreth. The questions were quite difficult and the teams competed well against one another; many rounds were taken to the last question of the round to determine a winner. It was exciting to see students compete so well academically.
1st place went to Minden, 2nd to Franklin, and 3rd to Loomis. Each team is looking forward to a great year of competitions to come.
7/8 HAL Coordinator
Prep for Emergencies - NAESP
The National Associaltion of Elementary Principals has sent out the information in this article. It is good information to pass on to our parents. - John B. Osgood, Principal C. L. Jones Middle School
School safety has recently been at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Schools have emergency plans to keep students safe from threats of violence or natural disasters—and your family should, too. Preparation is key to ensure that you and your family members can react quickly and calmly if a serious threat arises. Take these steps to ensure your family is prepared for emergencies.
To download click on Prep for Emergencies.
L a seguridad escolar ha estado a la vanguardia de la mente de todos. Las escuelas tienen planes de emergencia para mantener a los alumnos seguros de las amenazas de violencia o desastres naturales—y su familia debería también tener un plan. La preparación es la clave para asegurar que usted y los miembros de su familia puedan reaccionar rápida y calmadamente si ocurre una amenaza. Tome los siguientes pasos para asegurar que su familia este preparada para las emergencias.
Para descargar haz click en Preparacion para Emergencias.
Provided by NAESP - The National Association of Elemtary Principals
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