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NeSA Testing Schedule
During the month of April, all public school students in Nebraska will be assessed on their mastery of the Nebraska State Standards. These assessments are referred to as the Nebraska State Assessments or NeSA. NeSA testing will take place in the subject areas of math, reading and science in grades three through eight, and eleven.
 
All students must participate in NeSA. For testing to go smoothly it is important to have all students in school the day of the scheduled assessment, well rested and ready to give their best effort. If a student is absent time will be scheduled for him/her to complete the assessment. All assessments are done online and are untimed. The results of the testing are not released to the district until the fall of 2014.
 
If you have further questions on NeSA testing at C. L. Jones Middle School please contact the middle school office, 832-2338. If you have questions about NeSA testing at East Elementary School, please contact the East office, 832-2460.
 
The testing schedule for C. L. Jones Middle School is as follows:

April 2nd & 3rd, grade 5, NeSA – Science
April 7th & 8th, grade 8, NeSA – Science
April 9th & 10th, grades 4 & 5, NeSA – Math
April 15th & 16th, grades 6 – 8, NeSA – Math
April 2
2nd, 23rd24th, & 25th grades 4 & 5, NeSA – Reading
April 30th & May 1st, grades 6 – 8, NeSA – Reading
 
The testing schedule for East Elementary School is as follows:
 
April 8th – 10th, grade 3, NeSA – Reading
April 15th – 17th, grade 3, NeSA - Math
CLJ CARNIVAL

     On Friday, April 11th, the carnival sponsored by CLJ middle school student council was held in CLJ gym and cafeteria. A variety of games were provided for everyone’s enjoyment. Student Council members and their parents sponsored the booths and donated pop for the games. Mr. Hoyt, Dr. Wheelock, Rita Griess, Lisa Clapper, Jamie Boehler, Ted Griess, and Jack Yant also volunteered to work in the booths. The money raised from the carnival is used to purchase items for the middle school students and to sponsor various activities throughout the year. Lucas and Isaac Svoboda purchased and donated 4 new bicycles and helmets for a raffle at the carnival. These young men exemplify the true meaning of “selfless service”. The student council extends a special thank you to them and to everyone for making the carnival a fun-filled family event for our students, families, and community.

CLJ Student Council Members
Mrs. Yant, sponsor

Million Words Club


Every student & teacher who reads a million words, or one hundred books by the end of the year will become a member of the Million Words Club. Everyone who meets the requirements will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card at the AR party in May. Currently there are 36 members of the Million Words Club. Members pictures with their favorite book are posted on the Reading Wall of Fame outside the Library.


Mrs. Yant
Librarian, CLJ Middle School


Grade 5 Anti-Bullying Puppet Show
 Fifth Grade students wrote and presented puppet shows about Bullying to the 4th grade classes on Tuesday, April 1st.  This was a project they worked on in Mrs. Jacobsen's Guidance class. – Barb Jacobsen
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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