A Message from the Principal
JMS is a neighborhood middle school organized with innovative 21st century ideals. Our students use both Apple iPads and HP netbooks to participate in a hybrid project based learning experience. Our ELA, History, Science and Math teachers plan units together to create cross curricular projects. These projects are launched using real world problem solving scenarios to help kids make better connections to the curriculum.
Our students still follow the district curriculum and take similar district assessments but the learning is from an inquiry based approach. In addition to innovative teaching, our students work every day in a real living laboratory with museum exhibits. Students learn through practical, hands-on experiences about environmental stewardship, energy conservation and such topics as geothermal science, rainwater collection, solar panel usage, and wind turbine efficiency. JMS presents unique learning opportunities for all students in the District, the campus has been designed to host 60-70 visiting students on a daily basis.
We welcome all visitors to our campus to see innovative teaching and the future of sustainable green building design.
Angie Gaylord, Principal