LJMS Community News
Student PAWS Survey
Students, here is your chance to be heard. Do you have an opinion about PAWS? This is your opportunity to make it even better. Share your thoughts. Computers are available in the Cafeteria during lunch as well.
The Little Mermaid
Mark your calendars! Our spring musical, The Little Mermaid, will be Thursday, Apr. 30, Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets will go on sale in mid-April during lunches. Students, listen for announcements.
LJMS Summer Institutes
Summer Institutes are available for sign up! Jackson is pleased to offer three weeks in July for all rising 7th and 8th grade Jackson students and one week in August for rising 7th graders only. The institutes are designed to provide your student with a variety of enjoyable activities and are taught by FCPS employees. Take a moment to read over full descriptions of both the July and the August programs. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Lyons at CLLyons@fcps.edu.
VIP Summer Program
What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Our camp will be a combination of students from the following middle schools: Glasgow, Holmes, Jackson, Kilmer, Poe, and Thoreau. There is a one-time $25 fee per participant. Bus transportation will be provided from various pick-up locations which will be communicated in June prior to the start of camp. Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and exploring concepts in science and technology. Field trips to local water parks and amusement parks also give campers exciting experiences to look forward to with their new friends. The staff is led by your local after-school specialists and trained DNCS staff. For more information, please view or download the registration packet. There is also a registration form available online.
Rising 7th Grade Orientation
Thank you to all the parents who came out recently for our orientation session for families of students who will be joining us as 7th graders next year. For those who were unable to attend, the presentation slides are attached here:
New WiFi Instructions
Students, beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 25, please follow the directions below to connect personal devices to the FCPS network. Students should look for FCPSonboard in your available WiFi list. Short instructional videos for particular devices are linked below:
For more detailed information on how to configure your device, including printed instructions, please visit the LJMS Bring Your Own Devices page.
Looking for resources to help you stay fit? Check out some in our local community:
LJ is putting a STOP to bullying! If you or someone you know is being bullied you can do something about it! By filling out our LJMS Bullying Report form you can be a part of the upstanders who are taking a stand against bullying!