CONGRATULATIONS to MS. HILL for winning the Food Drive competition, enjoy your free day! Students/Staff donated 1,038 cans for those in need. This gracious act of kindness will affect many families. Excellent job done by all!
Progress reports, were sent home yesterday at the HS/JH.
Dear Joppa Ranger Fans, Joppa High School is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network, and we've invested in new technology that will bring you every game. Join the NFHS Network for full access to: All Joppa High School Basketball and Volleyball games will be live and on-demand sports broadcasts All other sporting events from around the Nation Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again! Here's how to watch: 1) Visit www.nfhsnetwork.com 2) Search for Joppa-Maple Grove UD 38 and go to our page 3) Subscribe and Follow Your School You can also watch through the NFHS Network mobile app and Connected App. Click here to find out all the ways to watch. Thank you for your continued support of Joppa High School athletics. We look forward to bringing you top-notch broadcasts of our athletic events!
The Freshman Class of 2025 is taking orders now through November 29 for Butter Braids and cookie dough. Items will be delivered on December 13, just in time for you to enjoy with your families as you're waiting for Santa and watching Christmas movies! Mrs. Claus says Santa LOVES the cinnamon Butter Braids! Place your order with any freshman student or by visiting our online store: https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/9aed8a0c-44b4-4afb-89b5-9b75974b465d
The Heisman Trophy Trust has recently announced High School Winners. From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2022, more than 5,700 have been named School Winners. Joppa High School has two winners: Rachelle Cox and Joshua McGinness. To apply, seniors had to have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average of a B (3.0) or better, participate in at least one of the recognized sports, and be a leader in his/her school and community. Congratulations to Rachelle and Josh!
On Thursday, November 5th, author William (Billy) Conder visited his alma mater to talk to students about his writing process and his many successes after graduating high school. Mr. Conder is the author of "Stealing Yesterday," a story about a lost love and the tribulations that come with trying to rekindle a love that escaped through the protagonist's fingertips. Thanks to JHS' own Ms. Beth, students were able to ask questions to a local author and feel inspired to work toward publishing their own writing.
Don't forget Meet the Teams tonight. 4:30-6:00 come out and eat, 6:00 meet the team's
The Staff and Students at Joppa- Maple Grove want to take this opportunity to thank our Veterans for there service to our country.
Tonight's, Jr. High Girls and Boys basketball game will start at 5:45. The start time has been changed to 5:45.
Joppa-Maple Grove is looking for Substitute Teachers. The Requirements for this license are listed below. 60 hours of college coursework OR * An Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution * Completion of Short-Term Substitute Training * $25.00 application fee The Short-Term Substitute License (STS) license is valid until June 30, 2023, for substitute teaching in all grades, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. Individuals may NOT teach more than five consecutive days per licensed teacher. Upcoming ROE #21 Short-Term Substitute Teacher Trainings will be held in-person at the Williamson County ROE #21 Office. More information can be found at www.roe21.org. Steps to obtain a Short-Term Substitute License * An account must be created in the ELIS system on the ISBE website. * Individuals must show proof of 60 hours of college coursework OR an Associate’s degree. * Official transcripts in a sealed envelope should be mailed to one of our ROE #21 offices. * Once transcripts are uploaded, individuals may apply in their ELIS account. * Once issued, the license is valid for substitute teaching in all grades, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. * The license is valid until June 30, 2023, and may not be renewed. * Individual must complete the Short-Term Substitute (STS) training, provided by the ROE. * Individual will receive an Evidence of Completion Form to be uploaded into their ELIS account.
Junior high students were sent home with a Moby Max progress report. This report represents the work completed from November 1 through November 5.
"Voluntary" Vaccination Clinic on November 22, 2021 from noon till 5 at the high school. It will be for a 5yr-11yr old's clinic with Moderna Boosters available for adults. Will have the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines available as well. Vaccination Screening Form can be found on the Joppa-Maple Grove website under the Helpful Documents Tab.
Maple Grove PTO would like to thank everyone who attended our Fall Family Fun Fest. It was a huge success! We would also like to invite everyone to join our PTO. The more people we have, the more we would be able to do for our kiddos. We hope to see you at our next meeting. Watch the school newsletter for the date and time.
The Maple Grove PTO would like to remind everyone to come out on Friday, October 29, from 5:00 – 7:00, for chili, hot dogs, desserts, and drinks. The cost is 5.00 for adults, and 3.00 for children. The book fair will also be open to purchase books. We will have a couple of small activities set up in the gym for students whose families are staying to watch the movie. Since there is a good chance of rain, we will be showing “Hocus Pocus” in the gym on the big screen. The movie is 1.00 per person. Free popcorn and drinks will be served. There will be blankets laid out on the gym floor to sit on during the movie. Don’t forget, we will be raffling off our baskets after the movie. They are really packed full! Come on out and kick off your Halloween weekend with us.
On Friday, October 29, JHS students will participate in an afternoon field day. Students will receive a free soda and bag of popcorn and participate in several fun activities around the school. The criteria for attending the field day are no tardies and no lunch detentions for the rest of the week. If you would like to donate small pumpkins for the pumpkin painting, please contact email@example.com.
Congratulations to the following winners of the fall Beta club basket raffle: Silver Collections - Vickie Artman Sissy's A Sweet Shoppe - Karen Cox Linwood - Bryan Walquist Beyond the Mirror - Shelley Gould Mutt-tropolis - Lisa Jones Gift Certificate Grab Bag (Cinemark/Ned's Shed/El Tequila/Superbowl) - Nesha Lumbley The Skin Shop - Lisa Derey Family of First Responders - Linda Shelby The Dirt Road - Jamie Clark Misty Meadows (Pioneer Woman) - Stacey Reames Bliss Bodyworks - Amy McGinness Dippin' Dots - Disa Derey Thank you for supporting the JHS Beta Club! Please contact the office for pick-up, and I will be sure that your basket is ready for pick-up on the pre-arranged date and time! -Mr. May
Seniors now have the SCC Scholarship booklet. The application will be available on December 1. Until then, seniors can begin organizing their recommendation letters, essays, or resumes as needed.
The Joppa High School Beta Club is sponsoring a fall basket raffle. We will have a drawing on October 21st for winners! See a JHS Beta member to purchase raffle tickets $1/ea. or 20 tickets for $15.
Students in the 8th & 9th grades received their Spring 2021 IAR results today for ELA and Math. Students were also given information on how to set up the IAR Parent Portal for more information. If you need another copy of the reports, please contact the office or Mrs. Bellamey.
The Seniors and Sophomores met with the Josten's representative today to learn about senior items and class rings. Some Juniors received a class ring packet as well. So, if your student is in grade 10 or higher, please ask them about their packets. He will return next Tuesday (October 12) to pick up orders and answer any questions. He also put his name, number and email address on each packet, for you to contact him if you have any questions. Remember to look online for more options and details as well @ jostens.com
TRIO representative share enrollment benefits with the seventh grade class. In addition, students had the opportunity to drive a Sphero ball. To enroll in TRIO, go to https://shawneecc.edu/trio/join.
TRIO representative share enrollment benefits with the eighth grade class. In addition, students had the opportunity to drive a Sphero ball. To enroll in TRIO, go to https://shawneecc.edu/trio/join.
There will be a Booster Club meeting at 4:30 at the High School on Tuesday October 5th.
The 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) launched at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. New and returning students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. To assist students and parents in the process, the Department’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office has been sharing tips @FAFSA, including “7 Things You Need Before Filling Out the FAFSA Form” and “8 Steps to Completing the FAFSA Form.” FSA continues to take steps to make it easier to complete and submit the FAFSA form. For example: students’ prior drug convictions, as well as registration status with Selective Service, no longer affect their federal student aid eligibility; gov is even easier to navigate to get help and information, with an entirely new look and feel; and in most states, applicants only see the questions on the FAFSA form that pertain to them. Students and parents may complete the FAFSA form online at FAFSA.gov and through the myStudentAid mobile application. In related news, the Department released the latest federal student loan cohort default rate, which decreased (from 9.7% to 7.3%) for students who entered repayment between fiscal years 2017 and 2018 and subsequently defaulted before September 30, 2020. This new cohort default rate represents the lowest national rate since the three-year rate was first released in 2012. Schools with high default rates may lose their eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs.
Every year, CBAI (Community Bankers Association of Illinois) awards over $20,000 in scholarships funds to high school seniors statewide through their Annual Essay Scholarship Program. At Legence Bank, we have the opportunity to nominate local students in our area for a chance to win one of these scholarships! The scholarship information and application are attached and will be DUE by Friday, February 18th, 2022 at 3 pm. An application and additional information was emailed to the seniors.
School Board Meeting on Monday, September 27. The meeting will start ay 6:00 this month
SEMO is offering in-state tuition if you apply as a freshman with 3.25 GPA or better or if you scored a 21 on ACT/1060 on SAT and have a 3.0 GPA. For transfer students, you need a 3.0 transfer GPA with 24 transferable hours. Sign up for SHOW ME DAY at semo.edu/visit.
Jr High Softball and High School Volleyball pictures tomorrow @ 1:00
Frist home volleyball game tonight, 6:00 start@ JHS. Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) All-Sports Policy that will require masks to be worn for all indoor IHSA athletic events regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. This mask directive for indoor athletic events applies to student-athletes, coaches, officials, game personnel, and fans.
Acorn Equality Fund awards scholarships of $1000 to $4000 for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students, allies, or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender parents in downstate Illinois. A total of $35000 will be awarded for 2022. Applicants must be permanent residents of downstate Illinois and attend or plan to attend any accredited post-secondary educational institution. Applications are available at acornequalityfun.org and are due by Friday, September 24, 2021. Scholarship applicants will be notified in early November of 2021. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors may submit an admission application to University of Southern Indiana for free during the entire month of September! On the payment screen, students should enter the promo code: collegego21.
Just a reminder, today is a 2:26 Dismissal for Joppa-Maple Grove. Car riders at Maple Grove will dismiss at 2:15, and No school on Monday September 6, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021 Dear Joppa-Maple Grove Unit School District Parents, Guardians, and Members of the Community, As you may know, Illinois Governor, J. B. Pritzker held a COVID-19 press conference today where he issued new rules regarding indoor masking, educational employee vaccination and testing requirements. You can listen to Gov. Pritzker here: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/watch-live-gov-pritzker-to-give-covid-update-at-10-a-m/2598885/ Gov. Announce Vaccine Mandate The requirement for educational employees to begin their COVID-19 vaccine regimen is September 5. All educational employees must get a COVID-19 vaccination or submit to testing weekly. We will communicate internally with our staff on the specifics of how we will verify staff vaccination status and coordinate weekly testing as appropriate. Our consistent and continuous aim is safety, learning, and communication. We’re proud to be open, full day and full time and fully in person. Thank you for your support and understanding, and thank you for allowing us to lead and serve the educational needs for each child, every day! Sincerely, Dr. Vickie Artman Superintendent
The monthly Regular Meeting of the Joppa-Maple Grove USD #38 Board of Education will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library at Joppa Jr/Sr High School, located at 911 Joppa North Avenue, Joppa, IL 62953. The agenda can be found at the district’s website at www.jmg38.com.
Schedules are available on the home portal. High school students may contact Mrs. Bellamey if they are interested changing their schedules. August 19 is the last day to make a schedule change.
Fall AI Program for Middle and High School Students Taught by Stanford/MIT Graduate Students AI Scholars Live Online is a 10-session, 25-hour enrichment program that introduces middle and high school students to fundamental artificial intelligence concepts in order to work through socially impact projects in areas including art, healthcare, education, and more. Developed and taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford and MIT, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-instructor ratio of 5:1, and custom curriculum appropriate for complete beginners to more advanced students. Students may apply to our program here by August 30th, and can find more detailed course information on our website and brochure. You can also read more about our vision on Forbes. For information on our middle school programs, please visit our website to learn more. Please contact Program Manager, Aidan Goltra at email@example.com or call our team at +1 (240) 226-1366 with any questions.
Don't forget to turn in your registration packet today! If you haven't picked up your packet, please do so as soon as possible. School starts Friday and all students must be registered to start. Wednesday and Thursday are Teacher Institute days, so access to the office may be limited.
Dear Parent or Guardian, Yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced masks will be required for students, teachers and staff at pre-kindergarten-12th grade schools. The new measure is part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat a new surge as the Delta variant rapidly spreads. The mask requirement is inclusive of youth sports and activities, with masks now required for all indoor extracurriculars and sports. In line with CDC guidance, masks are not required for activities outdoors where transmission risks and rates are lower. Thank you for your support of our students, and I look forward to a new school year! Sincerely, Dr. Artman
Dear Joppa Community, The Board of Education voted to conduct a Feasibility Study with Massac Unit #1 at the board meeting in July. The decision to do this was to gain information. Due to the closing of EEI, the school board wants to gain as much information as possible in order to make the best decisions for our students and community. At this time, no other decisions have been made with Massac Unit #1.
Jr. High Girls SOFTBALL, First day practice on Thursday, August 5 @ 6:00 JHS softball field
Student registration for Joppa-Maple Grove District USD #38 will begin Wednesday, August 4th for both returning students and new students. ALL students must register for the 2021-2022 school year. Packets may be picked up in your child's school office from 9:00 – 11:00 and 1:00– 3:00 pm, and filled out in the parking lot and returned the same day, or the day following for those desiring to complete them at home. We request all registration information to be turned in by Monday, August 9, 2021.
Just a Reminder Pre-K and Kindergarten Open House PRE K AND KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 12TH @ 6:00
National Beta Convention - Incoming junior Sky Keeling placed 4th in Division I Fiber Arts at National Beta Convention in Orlando. Sky previously placed 2nd in the IL State Conference Division. Sky is looking forward to planning several innovative projects for next year’s competitions when she’s not serving her community through volunteer work and various other projects. This is Sky’s third year in Beta Club at Joppa High School.
Thank you to everyone who placed a bid on our surplus items. Bidding has closed and all winner have been contacted. Please contact Kent at Joppa High School to make pick up arrangements.
The Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC) is working to reduce substance abuse issues among youth and adults in Massac County. Your completion of this survey will help us better understand the problems happening in our community. MCDAC will use this information to inform the planning of future coalition efforts. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NxBIhco3ya5R7HEjHlr7dRo1HJQMhVQX7bKbnT6-jOg/edit This survey is anonymous. We appreciate your participation! If you have questions or would like to learn more about MCDAC, please contact Holly Windhorst, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Illinois State Tuition Waiver is an opportunity only offered to students who are enrolled in an Army ROTC program. Students who apply and are awarded the ISTW will have 100% of their tuition paid for the semester for which they applied. A student may apply and receive the ISTW every semester they attend Army ROTC, providing they are qualified. This is a great opportunity allowing the student assistance in eliminating the cost of their tuition. The informational event is scheduled for September 18, 2021. Not only does this event allow the student to apply for the ISTW, but also enables them to engage/meet representatives from the Army ROTC program they are interested in attending. Incoming seniors have been sent an email with additional information. There is also an application they will need to complete and submit no later than September 11, 2021.
Anyone interested in providing a bid for surplus property from our school should locate our auction using the link below. https://www.govdeals.com/JoppaMapleGroveUnitedSchoolDistrict38
Public Hearing Notice Joppa-Maple Grove Unit School District #38 Board of Education will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of taking Public Input on the District’s application for waiver of the Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/10-20.12(a). Following the hearing, the board will decide whether to take action by submitting an application that would, if approved, allow the District to charge no tuition charge for non-resident students of full time employees. The Public Hearing will take place at Joppa Jr. / Sr. High School Library, 911 Joppa North Avenue, Joppa, Illinois, 62953.
A reminder for all students. Please bring your chrome books in to your teachers if you have not done so yet. Thanks
We would like to give a big “Shout Out” to Rachelle Cox, Josh McGinnis, Carly Peck, Emily Reames, and Bryan Walquist for their help with the day’s activities. We couldn’t have pulled it off without you.
Joppa Jr. High Graduation Information: Dress Code: Graduation is considered as a formal event. Students are expected to dress appropriately. This means dress pants or khakis, a collared or dress shirt, or a dress with dress shoes. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, and tennis shoes are not acceptable. 8th Grade Graduation is tonight Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. Please be here by 6:30 pm in the library. After graduation, return to the library to pick up your actual diploma. Guests: Each graduate is allowed eight guests. These guests are expected to sit together. Remember masks are required for graduates and their guests at graduation. The doors will open to the public at 6:30 pm.
MG Honors Readers for 2020-2021 are Emily Swafford, Natalie Thweatt, and Aiden Messer. These students earned 100+ AR points this year and met their comprehension goal. They were able to participate in making their own award shirts this morning. Congratulations! Thanks to Ms. Lacey Wright for hosting this event.
MG Honors Readers for 2020-2021 are Emily Swafford, Natalie Thweatt, and Aiden Messer. These students earned 100+ AR points this year and met their comprehension goal. They were able to participate in making their own award shirts this morning. Congratulations! Thanks to Ms. Lacey Wright for hosting this event.
The City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship is available to any High School senior nationwide. Deadline: August 31, 2021 Award Amount: $1000 Application: http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link
JHS Graduation Information: Dress Code: Graduation is considered as a formal event. Students are expected to dress appropriately. This means dress pants or khakis, a collared or dress shirt, or a dress with dress shoes. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, and tennis shoes are not acceptable. JHS Graduation is tonight Friday, May 14, at 7:00 pm. Please be here by 6:30 pm in the library. After graduation, return to the library to pick up your actual diploma. Guests: Each graduate is allowed eight guests. These guests are expected to sit together. Remember masks are required for graduates and their guests at graduation.
6th Grade Sports Awards Night Girls Basketball Lexie Snell - Hustle award Jaylea Anderson - Offensive player of the Year Lily Johnson- Defensive Player of the Year Bricley Lang -Most Improved Boys Basketball Aiden Messer- Offensive Player of the Year Braden Ford- Defensive Player of the Year Wyatt Willenborg- Hustle Award Most Improved Caiden Conley Thanks to Coach Kreuter and Coach Basham for a great season. Thanks to the parents and community for your continued support of Maple Grove athletics.
Enrollment is now open for Camp BOOK IT! 2021. Enroll your children now to help fight the summer slide. https://www.bookitprogram.com/bookit_enrollment/form/enrollment Camp BOOK IT! will run June-August, 2021 and is open to PreK-6th grade students (ages 4-12). Set reading goals, have fun and reward your students for their summer reading with free pizza!
Kindergarten Graduation-May 26th @ 9:00. All guests and graduates must wear masks and each graduate will only be allowed 8 guests each due local and state guidelines. Students will go home after graduation with parents. Pre K Graduation-May 26th @ 10:00. All guests and graduates must wear masks and each graduate will only be allowed 8 guests each due local and state guidelines. Students will go home after graduation with parents.
Graduation Information Dress Code Graduation is considered as a formal event. Students are expected to dress appropriately. This means dress pants or khakis, a collared or dress shirt, or a dress with dress shoes. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, and tennis shoes are not acceptable. High School Practice is in the gym on Wednesday at 12:30 pm. Please be on time. Graduation is on Friday, May 14, at 7:00 pm. Please be here by 6:30 pm in the library. After graduation, return to the library to pick up your actual diploma. Remember your withdrawal forms need to be turn into the office before practice. Junior High School Practice is in the gym on Tuesday at 12:45 pm. Please be on time. Graduation is on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 pm. Please be here by 6:30 pm in the library. After graduation, return to the library to pick up your actual diploma. Guests Each graduate is allowed eight guests. These guests are expected to sit together. Remember masks are required for graduates and their guests at graduation.
We will be having a PTO meeting on Wednesday, May 12, at 3:00. We will meet in the teacher’s lounge at Maple Grove. The topic of our discussion will be the “Last Day Blast”.
8th-grade graduation practice is on May 11 at 12:45 pm. Junior High Graduation is on May 18 at 7:00 pm. Senior graduation practice is on May 12 at 12:30 pm. High School Graduation is on May 14 at 7:00 pm.
We would like your help. This year has been a trying year for all. It is the expectation of the administration and the teachers that all students are present. If your student can not be at school for whatever reason, it is either a non excused or excused absence. The only students that are allowed to do remote from home are those that are already doing it. Typically, these are the students that have a health reason for not attending in person. We are having an issue with students thinking they can remote for a certain period of the day. Students do not have the option to switch to Remote Learning because they woke up late and want to remote in for their class. This is unexcused. Again, the expectation is for students to be present. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. ,
Tuesday, April 20th, Joppa FFA attended the Ag Mechanics competition at SIC in Harrisburg. There were 5 areas of mechanics at the contest. Welding consisted of a flat weld joining two pieces together, with a written exam. Ag Power was a small engine diagnosis, part identification, and exam. Surveying involved using a level to find angels of benchmarks and slope, with an exam. The carpentry area required finding the correct angle for a rafter, tool identification, and exam. The electricity portion required the contestant to wire a light switch or outlet, tool identification, and an exam. Our team members are: Electricity: Jaxon Mitchell 5th place, Construction: Brody Greer 2nd place, Surveying: Sky Keeling 1st place, Welding: Ava Stephens 8th place, and Ag Power: Gunner Johnson 9th place . Joppa FFA placed 4th at the Virtual District 5 Horticulture contest last Friday hosted by SIU. Members of that team were: Cadence Mescher, Ava Stephens, Sky Keeling, Jordyn VanMeter, and Hannah Wilkins. Congratulations to these amazing students.
At Western Governor's University in , they understand the impact that teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals have on their communities. WGU’s Teachers College strives to provide opportunities to help students earn their teaching degrees or advance their careers in this rewarding field. They are offering the WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship, valued at up to $4,000 towards earning an undergraduate or graduate degree in education. Apply before June 30, 2021 at https://www.wgu.edu/financial-aid-tuition/scholarships/general/teacher-appreciation.html.
8th Grade Cap & Gowns have been ordered. The $30 payment is to be paid to Joppa High School. Deadline has been set for Monday, April 19th. If payment cannot be paid by Monday, please contact Deanna at Joppa High School to make arrangements. email@example.com or 618-543-7589
Progress reports were distributed during last period and sent home with the junior high and high school students.
Joppa's WYSE or Academic Team placed first at Shawnee Community College's Regional Competition. The following individual medals were awarded from the regional competition: Sky Keeling, 1st in Engineering Graphics; Libbie Lumpley, 1st in English; Ava McNeill, 1st in Computer Science; Aubrey Stubblefield, 1st in Physics; Sky Keeling, 2nd in Mathematics; Cheyenne Lang, 2nd in Computer Science; Troy Latham, 2nd in Mathematics; Matthew McGinness, 2nd in Physics; Aubrey Stubblefield, 2nd in English; Troy Latham, 3rd in Biology; Libbie Lumpley, 3rd in Mathematics; and Carly Peck, 3rd in Chemistry. As a result of placing first, the team advanced to SIU's Sectionals. Rachelle Cox placed 3rd in Physics and will compete at the state level in April.
Dear Parents and Families: We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair from April 19 – May 2. The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives—directly from the interactive booklist. Plus, enjoy these special online shopping features: Access to over 6,000 products All orders ship direct to home FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25* All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/maplegroveelemschool Thank you for continuing to support our school. Happy reading, Dr. Dufour. Principal Maple Grove Elementary OF Maple Grove Elementary’s Book Fair Book Fair dates: April 19 – May 2 Shopping hours: Online Only
Upcoming Dates: April 1 – Early Dismissal 1:26 Dismissal-Carriders go to the gym at 1:11 April 2 – No School—Good Friday April 5-9 –Spring Break May 7 – Early Dismissal May 27- Early Dismissal-11:00 School Improvement Day May 27-Last day for students May 28-Remote Training Day-No students May 31 – No School—Memorial Day June 1-Remote Training Day-No students June 2 –Remote Training Day-No students June 3 – Last day for Staff
Joppa HS basketball spirit wear. Go to this link and then select Joppa Basketball. https://www.storessimple.com/actionsports/groups.php
Shawnee Development Council has released its scholarship application. The requirements are 1) must be a resident of Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, or Union County in Illinois; 2) household income must fall into the approved CSBG federal poverty guidelines (see the attachment); 3) must attend an accredited college, trade school, or university in the state of Illinois; 4) must be a full-time student and 5) must complete the necessary application requirements in the time frame allotted. The deadline is April 29, 2021. See Mrs. Bellamey for an application.
Seniors have several scholarship applications to complete: Massac County Academic Scholarship, Legends Bank, Schmidt, and Monzulla. Check your email for links to applications or see Mrs. Bellamey asap!
You can get a substitute Teacher or Teacher's aide license If you have 60 hrs of college credit. You can apply for a substitute certificate through the Regional Superintendents office or go to https://www.isbe.net/licensure-requirements
The deadline to enter this year's We the Students essay contest is April 15, 2021, less than a month away. This essay prompt this year is: What is the relationship between equality and justice? The sixteen student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. More details including rules and regulations can be found on our website. Students in grades 8 - 12 are eligible. Go to https://billofrightsinstitute.org/we-the-students-essay-contest for more information.
Southeast Missouri State University has extended the deadline to earn a scholarship to June 1! It is not too late for seniors to apply!
Joppa HS volleyball vs. Cobden HS starting at 6 pm. Click the link here to view. Go Rangers. https://youtu.be/3-SAa9TGyj4
Shawnee Community College will be hosting a scholarship drive tomorrow from 2 to 6 pm at the Metro Center. Any senior who needs help with their scholarship application should attend.
Former Students: IACAC Transfer Scholarship The Transfer Advisory Committee is seeking applications for five $1,000 scholarships for students transferring from an Illinois community college to an IACAC member 4-year institution as a new student for the Fall 2021 term. Eligibility Have completed a minimum of 36 semester hours at an Illinois community college; Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from all institutions attended; Be an applicant to an IACAC member four-year institution for Fall 2021 first-time enrollment; Submit the IACAC Transfer Scholarship Application Contact Mrs. Bellamey for more information.
Congratulations to Rachelle Cox for placing third in Physics at the Academic Challenge Sectionals (WYSE Sectionals).
Parents and students: I hope everyone is doing well. We are in the final 9 weeks of school and we would like all students to finish strong during this different kind of school year. If a student is out and are remoting for the marking period, it is the expectation that they will be in their classes synchronously and will maintain email contact with their teacher for every class that they are in every day. If they are not a remote student full time and are not experiencing any type of symptoms, they should be present daily. Remote options are for students that have opted for this at the beginning of the marking period. Parents should make contact with the office if: 1). Student has symptoms for COVID 19. 2). Student is waiting for test results. 3). Student is quarantined. Remote options are not for any other circumstance. If a student is sick, then make contact with the office that they are sick and that will be relayed to the teacher. It is my hope that all students will continue to work diligently toward your academic goals. --
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Tonight's varsity basketball game vs. Shawnee will begin at 5 pm. There will be no girls game tonight. The game will be on YouTube via this link. https://youtu.be/JAguhbYBJ2o
The Joppa High School varsity girls and boys basketball games vs. Shawnee will begin tonight at 5 pm. Tonight is also Senior Night. The girls game will start first and the boys game will follow immediately after the conclusion of the first game. Due to IHSA and IDPH regulations, we are only permitting 2 visitors per home athlete. Once the girls game is over those fans will exit the gym to allow the boys fans to enter the building. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
The Joppa High School boys varsity basketball team will play Century at home on Saturday March 6th at 12 pm. There will be no girls game tomorrow. Due to IHSA and IDPH regulations, we are only permitting 2 visitors per home athlete. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
The Joppa High School girls varsity game vs. Century will start at 4 pm today. The boys varsity game vs. Cobden will follow immediately after the conclusion of the first game. Due to IHSA and IDPH regulations, we are only permitting 2 visitors per home athlete. Once the girls game is over those fans will exit the gym to allow the boys fans to enter the building. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
The Joppa High School varsity girls and boys basketball games vs. Meridian will begin tonight at 6 pm. The girls game will start first and the boys game will follow immediately after the conclusion of the first game. Due to IHSA and IDPH regulations, we are only permitting 2 visitors per home athlete. Once the girls game is over those fans will exit the gym to allow the boys fans to enter the building. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
SEI- AHEC is offering scholarships in the amount of $500 each. The Future Healthcare Hero award is for 2021 high school graduates attending high school in one of the following counties: Alexander, Clay, Crawford, Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Johnson, Lawrence, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Richland, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White, and Williamson, and who are pursuing entry into any health science program for the 2021 fall semester. The application has been emailed to the seniors.
The Joppa High School varsity girls and boys basketball games vs. Elverado will begin tonight at 5 pm. The girls game will start first and the boys game will follow immediately after the conclusion of the first game. Due to IHSA and IDPH regulations, we are only permitting 2 visitors per home athlete. Once the girls game is over those fans will exit the gym to allow the boys fans to enter the building. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
Parents. It is that time of the year to complete the 5Essentials Survey. This survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Please follow the link below to complete the survey. Thanks so much for your time. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
FORMER STUDENTS - The IACAC Transfer Advisory Committee is seeking applications for five $1,000 scholarships for students transferring from an Illinois community college to an IACAC member 4-year institution as a new student for the Fall 2021 term. Go to https://www.iacac.org/transfer-scholarship/ for the application and requirements. Deadline is March 19, 2021.
The boys basketball game vs. Dongola will tip off tonight at 5 pm. This game will be a double header. Due to IHSA and IDPH regulations, we are only permitting 2 visitors per home athlete. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. There will be no girls game tonight. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
Joppa Boys Varsity basketball will be at home tonight vs. Agape at 5 pm. Due to IHSA and IDPH regulations, we are only permitting 2 visitors per home athlete. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. There will be no girls game tonight. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
The Paducah Propeller Club Scholarship Application has been emailed to the seniors.
Joppa Junior and Senior High School’s first semester ended on December 18. Report cards were sent home on January 8. The students listed on the High Honor Roll achieved a GPA of 4.0 or higher on a weighted scale. The following students are on the High Honor Roll: Rachelle Cox, Hayden Forthman, Emma Hottel, Micah Hottel, Gunner Johnson, Cheyenne Lang, Madison Legereit, Sky Keeling, Jocelyn Kerr, Aaliyah Latham, Troy Latham, Libby Lumbley, Joshua McGinness, Matthew McGinness, Alisha McHaney, Cadence Mescher, Emily Meyer, Carly Peck, Alex Reames, Emily Reames, Mary Sparks, Aubrey Stubblefield, and Bryan Walquist. The students listed on the Honor Roll achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The following students are on the Honor Roll: Hayden Castleman, Brody Greer, Madison Helton, Olivia Jones, Ava McNeill, Jaxon Mitchell, Prince Shakir, Taylor Sullivan, Jacob Smith, Jason Vizard, and Hannah Wilkins.
The Joppa HS boys varsity game vs. Egyptian tonight will begin at 5 pm. There will be no girls game tonight. Tonight's game will be a double header with a brief intermission between games. Due to IHSA and IDPH regulations, we are permitting 2 visitors per home athlete. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
The 2021 Karnas Law Firm Scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application below: Deadline: June 30, 2021 Award Amount: $1,000 Application: https://karnaslaw.com/#scholarship
Joppa's WYSE team placed first in SCC Regionals. The following received individual recognition: Biology: Troy Latham (3rd); Chemistry: Carly Peck (3rd); Computer Science: Ava McNeill (1st) and Cheyenne Lang (2nd); Engineering Graphics: Sky Keeling (1st); English: Libbie Lumbley (1st) and Aubrey Stubblefield (2nd); Mathematics: Sky Keeling (2nd), Troy Latham (2nd), and Libbie Lumbley (3rd); and Physics: Aubrey Stubblefield (1st) and Matthew McGinness (2nd). Congratulations!
SCC application deadline for scholarships that was originally set at March 1, has been extended to March 15.
Shawnee Community College is currently accepting applications for their practical and associate degree nursing programs. Due to inclement weather and testing dates being cancelled, students who are interested should complete the application packet as close to the March 1 deadline as possible and promptly schedule their TEAS exam.
SEMO has great news to share! There are still scholarships available AND $0 application fee. To apply, go to: https://app.semoadmissions.org. Students must apply by 11:59 pm on March 1 for automatic consideration for those scholarships.
Congratulations to Joppa High School's WYSE team. They placed first in the Regional Competition. Great job...
Junior High students were able to listen to a small group of high school students today about the importance of study habits, the importance of creating good habits now, prioritizing, attendance, etc. We had the privilege of listening to Madison L., Emma H., Troy L., Carly P., Emily R., and Rachelle C., Each of these students were able to speak about their personal experiences and offered their email addresses to the Jr high students. The high school students were chosen by their high school teachers. Thanks to each of you for taking time out of your day to speak with us! Thank you high school teachers for allowing these students out of class for a short time to talk to the junior high.
The next SAT is March 13. Registration deadline is February 12. Late registration deadline is March 2. To apply, go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register.
Basketball update: The home game against Cobden has been cancelled due to weather. Rescheduling is being evaluated. Jr. High Boys Basketball practice will be cancelled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week due to weather concerns. Their next practice will be Monday, February 15th at 5 pm at the High School gym, weather permitting. Each home athlete will be allowed to bring TWO spectators. Students will report these names to Mrs. Lowery before each home game. Temperatures will be checked at the door. Masks will be worn at all times inside the building. The games will continue to be streamed via Facebook Live from our school's page.
Parents. It is that time of the year to complete the 5Essentials Survey. This survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Please follow the link below to complete the survey. Thanks so much for your time. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
The home basketball game versus Cobden on Tuesday will not have varsity girls game. The varsity boys basketball game will start at 5 pm. IHSA and IDPH regulations regarding COVID-19 are requiring us not to allow any fans into our gym to watch basketball games during the current state of the pandemic. We thank you for your understanding.
Seniors - If you are interested in a vocational or trade school, have a GPA of 3.3 or lower, and know an Illinois Mason, check your email for a scholarship opportunity.
Seniors - City National Bank Essay Scholarship is due on February 23. Check your email for an application.
Students who met their AR goals for both first and second quarters enjoyed a movie in the gym this afternoon, along with popcorn, chocolate, and juice boxes. Tyleigh Scott was the lucky winner of a book set based on the movie the students watched. Congratulations to all students on their hard work reaching their AR goals!
Today is the day! JHS Beta Club is hosting their Fazoli's drive-thru fundraiser from 5-6:30 P.M. Preorders may be picked up by driving to the back door (greenhouse side) of JHS. Anyone wishing to place an order upon arrival may pull to the front doors (student drop-off lane) and someone will come out to your car. Spaghetti with meat sauce is $7 and fettucine alfredo is $8. Each dinner comes with 1 breadstick and Dippin' Dots, while supplies last. Extra breadsticks may be purchased for $1/ea. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continuous support!
Tomorrow is the day! JHS Beta Club is hosting their Fazoli's drive-thru fundraiser from 5-6:30 P.M. Preorders may be picked up by driving to the back door (greenhouse side) of JHS. Anyone wishing to place an order upon arrival may pull to the front doors (student drop-off lane) and someone will come out to your car. Spaghetti with meat sauce is $7 and fettucine alfredo is $8. Each dinner comes with 1 breadstick and Dippin' Dots, while supplies last. Extra breadsticks may be purchased for $1/ea. For any questions, please contact email@example.com. Thank you for your continuous support!
Are you interested in an SIU Recreation Professions degree? The SIU Recreation Professions program offers three specializations, Therapeutic Recreation, Recreational Management, and Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management. To learn more about this exciting degree and career opportunities, see Mrs. Bellamey for a flyer or go to: https://ehs.siu.edu/phrp/
We are looking for teachers and support staff to join our organization for the 2021-22 school year. We have openings in the areas of math and special education as well as support staff openings. Please visit our website at www.jmg38.com for more details.
SEMO has an exciting opportunity they want to share with you. They are now offering special, personalized video tours! This gives students and parents an opportunity to check out places and spaces they're interested in, whether or not they've had a chance to visit campus yet. Interested? Head over to their website, and fill out the form to let them know the top three things you'd like to see. Then, one of the student ambassadors will create a special video specifically for you. For more information, go to https://semo.edu/visit/virtual.html
Basketball season is here with more information to follow. Practices for the next few days as are as follows: Junior High Boys- Practice tonight at Maple Grove- 5 pm Varsity Girls- Practice tonight at JHS- 6 pm Varsity Boys -Practice- Friday 3-430 JHS Saturday 10-11 am JHS Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Joppa/Maple Grove USD#38 will return to school five days a week beginning the week of February 8th. We will continue with our current school arrival and dismissal times. Remote Learning times will remain for an hour at the end of the day which is 2-3 pm. We are looking forward to having students back 5 days a week. Have a great week.
JHS Beta Club is hosting a Fazoli's drive-thru fundraiser on Thursday, February 4th, from 5-6:30 P.M. to help cover expenses for National Beta Convention in Disney World. Choose between spaghetti with marinara for $7 or fettuccine alfredo for $8. Can't decide which sounds better? Order BOTH! Each entree comes with 1 bread stick and Dippin' Dots while supplies last. You also have the option of ordering extra bread sticks with your order. Purchase your dinner by completing the form below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeD82OaVuqs9i1QhKZ7FwqPs2KXnLr9VPwQ-Wl4cFq6PvccpQ/viewform Thank you for supporting the JHS Beta Club!
Shawnee Community College has released their online admission and scholarship application. Admission: https://www.shawneecc.edu/admissions/admission-forms Scholarship: https://shawneecc.academicworks.com/
Students have had a chance to visit Southeast yet, and that's why they are giving them the opportunity to learn more about SEMO and the admission process. They are offering daily virtual visits with admission counselors. Every Monday-Friday at 4 p.m., one of our counselors will be available to chat with students and their parents or guardians about Southeast. They'll be able to answer questions as well. Learn more at https://visit.semoadmissions.org/
SIU-E will be waiving application fees from January 25 - 31. To apply, go to https://www.gosiue.org/freshman/
I hope everyone is enjoying the return to school these past few weeks. We would like to get your feedback as a community on returning to school Monday through Fridays. We have experienced much success with our abbreviated schedule but we also know that getting back into the classroom 5 days a week is essential for the continued success of our students. Please email me with questions, concerns, and feedback, as we gather information to make decisions that are in the best interests of our students. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much for your continued support to our students and district.
Massac Memorial Hospital Auxiliary plan to award one $1000 scholarship this year. Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in the health care field. Completed applications should be mailed or given to the Auxiliary Scholarship Committee Member no later than March 1, 2021. Please note, they will not accept late applications. Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Bellamey's office.
Reminder: The Junior Class is selling “Ranger Country” yard signs. I’ve seen a few around the area. They look really nice! Help us spread our “Ranger Spirit” throughout the district. The signs are 15.00. This includes the metal yard stand. See any Junior Class Student, or Mrs. Peck at the elementary school.
The SIU Credit Union's 2021 Scholarship Program application is available at www.siucu.org/about/scholarship. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced in May 2021.
The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois teacher preparation and program is accepting applications from high school seniors until April 1, 2021. This program provides aspiring teachers with tuition assistance, academic and social-emotional supports, job placement assistance after college and mentoring during the first two years of teaching. For more information, go to https://www.goldenapple.org/scholars.
The Illinois Hammer Scholarship is a $6,000 scholarship, awarded twice a year, to Illinois student residents only. For more information, go to https://www.illinoishammer.com/scholarship/
The January Board Meeting will take place on Monday, January 25 and will begin at 6:30 pm. Due to the current Tier 3 mitigations, there is a limit of 10 people allowed on-site. Board Members will be physically present. Due to the current social distancing guidelines for board meetings, please submit any public comments to be read during the meetings to Superintendent Dr. Vickie Artman, email@example.com.
Katie Armstrong and Natalie Hosman joined Consumer Education today to discuss their college experiences. Thank you both for taking time out of your day to spend time with us.
The 2021 IAA Foundation Scholarship Application Period is NOW OPEN! The lineup includes 78 scholarships totaling $124,000 in tuition support. The application link and all supporting materials including eligibility can be found at www.iaafoundation.org. Please read all instructions carefully and refer to the FAQ document on the website to help answer any questions. Students can apply between now and February 15, 2021. All required information must be submitted by that date, no exceptions.
Any junior or senior interested in the Navy should see Mrs. Bellamey for informational videos. These are replacing their visits due to COVID.
SEMO's 2021 Spring Visit Days are right around the corner! Students will have a chance to meet an admission counselor, learn all about Southeast, tour campus, and get their questions answered. To register, go to https://visit.semoadmissions.org. Remember Juniors & Seniors have two college days.
Scholarship application have recently been emailed to the seniors. If a senior is interested in a medical career and did not receive an RHI scholarship application, they should email or see Mrs. Bellamey for an application packet.
Report cards were distributed during last period today. Parents may log into StI Information Now/Chalkables to review the report card. Semester 1 grade is the average of Quarter 1 and Quarter 2.
SIU is excited to announce the DCFS University Partnership Program! Through this exciting partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the DCFS Child Welfare Specialist and Placement/Permanency Specialist foundation training is now available to students pursuing bachelors’ or masters’ degrees at SIU. For more information, see Mrs. Bellamey for a flyer.
TRIO parents...TRIO is hosting a virtual meeting on January 12 at 6:00 pm concerning college and TRIO's upcoming activities: Financial Literacy, Fontenelle Arts, Self Defense, and Robotics. TRIO students have received an email with an attachment. The attachment has the Zoom meeting id number. If you have any questions, let Mrs. Bellamey know.
The Illinois Masonic Children’s Assistance Program (IMCAP), an Illinois Freemasonry Charity, is excited to announce that they will be offering the N. G. Cowen Scholarship for its third year. The N. G. Cowen Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to young adults from small towns in Southern Illinois who are pursuing a training in the vocational or technical fields. Please see Mrs. Bellamey for the Scholarship Application.
We would like to thank Melissa Bound for her work on our first virtual Christmas concert. Thanks to the Maple Grove Elementary staff for their assistance and most of all for our students for singing their hearts out. Merry Christmas to all. https://youtu.be/m3D7tuG34Fc
Students have until January 8 to change their schedules. Students should sign up on Mrs. Bellamey's door or email her. Parents and teachers will need to sign off.
SANTA’S WORKSHOP The PTO will once again have Santa’s Workshop. It will be a little different this year. The students will get to order from Santa’s “Giftalog”. They will place their orders during the week of December 14 - 17. All orders will be delivered by the 18. Please help your child complete a list of people he/she wants to buy a gift for and send to school on his/her shopping day. Please send 1.00 for each item that will be ordered. Monday - Fifth and Sixth, Tuesday - Third and Fourth, Thursday – PreK, Kindergarten, First and Second. Friday will be set aside in case someone missed the day the class turned in orders. Please make every effort to send list and money on the day your child’s class is shopping. Because of COVID19 orders will be filled by teachers, so there will be no volunteers here to help. Thank you.
Next Friday, December 18th, marks the end of our first semester. While we are all excited about our break, there are numerous tasks to be completed before we break. I encourage parents and students to go into STI and check their grades. We want to make sure that all items and tasks are completed before the end of next week and that our students have completed the required work in each of their classes. The district will continue to offer opportunities for students to flex in during our 2:00 -3:00 pm remote time tomorrow, next week, and also on Wednesday the 16th during our remote learning day. We have provided these opportunities as a way for students to maximize their ability to complete their work as well as a time for our teaching staff to work with remote learners not in the building. For those needing more time, our WIFI in the building also works all the way to the road at both buildings. Students are welcome to come to either building and sit on our picnic tables at the Jr/Sr High or at Maple Grove Elementary in the parking lot after school hours. This invitation to the building after hours also applies for our students that are Remote Learners. We do appreciate your support during this different semester. If you have issues with your STI account, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . We do know by working together we can make these last days before break productive.
Next week there will be an early release for Joppa Jr/Sr High and Maple Grove Elementary school at 1:26 for both next Thursday, December 17th and Friday, December 18th. Those days will switch from being exam days to regular (1:26 p.m.) early release days. High school students will not take exams this fall. The only exception to that is that high school dual credit students will take exams for their particular class during those days. Thanks for your understanding and willingness to be flexible during this time.
Southeast Missouri University is proud to introduce a new Bachelor of Science Professional Pilot! Job growth and advancement in commercial aviation offers your students a promising future with 50% of licensed pilots retiring in the next 20 years. Starting pay for commercial pilots is over $120,000 per year and 76% of airlines say they require pilots to have a four-year degree.
The Golden Apple Scholars teacher preparation and tuition assistance program priority application deadline is December 15th, 2020! Who Is Eligible? Students attending Illinois schools who are high school seniors, freshmen/sophomores in college and community college students and Illinois resident. Please note: Standardized test scores are optional and not required for acceptance to the program this year. To find an application, go to: https://www.goldenapple.org/scholars?utm_medium=email&utm_source=icontact&utm_campaign=sch-cou-20
The Maple Grove PTO would like for all of our Remote Learners to know that they may order from Santa’s “Giftalog” as well. A catalog containing all of the items available will be ready on Monday, December 14. If you can’t get here to pick up a catalog, please contact your child’s teacher. Return the order form by Thursday, December 17. We will have it ready for pickup on Friday, December 18. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at tpeck@joppa38. com.
The PTO will once again have Santa’s Workshop. It will be a little different this year. The students will get to order from Santa’s “Giftalog”. They will place their orders during the week of December 14 - 17. All orders will be delivered by the 18. Please help your child complete a list of people he/she wants to buy a gift for and send to school on his/her shopping day. Please send 1.00 for each item that will be ordered. Monday - Fifth and Sixth, Tuesday - Third and Fourth, Wednesday - First and Second, Thursday - PreK and Kindergarten. Friday will be set aside in case someone missed the day the class turned in orders. Please make every effort to send list and money on the day your child’s class is shopping. Orders will be filled by teachers, so there will be no volunteers here to help. Thank you.
Meal delivery for Monday and Tuesday will occur at 11 am on Monday for both days. We will also be delivering packets at the same time. If you would like a meal please contact us at either school Monday morning.
Greetings, This is a reminder that Joppa-Maple Grove School District has an early dismissal today for remote learners at 1:26 pm. Remote learners will have additional access with teachers until 2:26 pm. The early dismissal is due to the the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Joppa/Maple Grove USD#38.
Joppa Jr/Sr High parents. If you need to pick up packets for your students, we are having those ready today in the office between 1-3 pm today. If you need to make additional arrangements, please contact your child's teacher. Thanks
Dear Parents, students and families, I first want to thank you for your patience and understanding for navigating new challenges and inconveniences this school year. It hasn’t been easy, but we all do our best to pull together and support students. Unfortunately, our region has seen a rapid rise of COVID-19 cases that is both alarming and concerning for our students and staff. Therefore, we are making the extremely difficult decision as an administration and Board of Education to revert all students to remote learning, effective Monday, November 23, 2020. We recognize this decision will please some and anger others. We promise it was not a decision any of us took lightly. At the end of the day, both the administration and board of education felt reverting to remote learning was necessary to protect the health and welfare of not only our students and staff, but also the Joppa-Maple Grove community. At this time, we hope to have students return to school on Monday, December 7, 2020. We recognize you have questions about how this announcement will affect your student and daily schedule. We hope this email can answer some of those questions. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. We will always try to keep the lines of communication open with families. Meals will continue to be prepared daily. You may pick up meals at the high school from 11:30 to 12:30 today and tomorrow. We will start delivering meals and packets next week. Please make sure to call the school to reserve your meals. High School 543-9023 ext. 1107. Sincerely, Dr. Artman
Maple Grove parents. If you need to pick up packets for your students, we are having those ready today in the office between 1-3 pm today. If you need to make additional arrangements, please contact your child's teacher. Thanks
Due to the rise in positive COVID cases and the numbers in quarantine, Joppa-Maple Grove School District will move to Remote Learning beginning Monday, November 23rd and will resume in person learning on Monday, December 7th. Meals will continued to be prepared this week and can be picked up at the high school between 11:30 and 12:30. Please notify the high school at 543-023 if you would like a meal.
Today is the day our Virtual Family Reading Event begins! This website will remain active through December 19th and we would love to have you join us by watching any or all of the videos. The website can be reached by clicking here. Please also take time to complete the survey at the bottom of the webpage so we know how many people participated. If you have any questions or problems viewing the videos, please email Mrs. Wright at email@example.com. Let me know if either of you have any questions or concerns. If you want to check out the website ahead of time, feel free to as well. I'm going to go ahead and send the link to all of the teachers as well. Lacey Wright Reading Teacher
We wanted everyone to know that the heat is still being worked on at Maple Grove Elementary. We will be in school tomorrow. Temperatures on Thursday and Friday are to be close to the low 70's. It's still a good idea to have a light coat or jacket on when students are sent to school. Thanks for your understanding and patience and we will see everyone tomorrow.
Just a reminder that the The JHS Booster Club is hosting a burgers/dogs grab-and-go supper tomorrow night at Joppa HS. Meals will be available for pick up at the high school cafeteria from 5-6:30. The first 144 meals will have a hamburger and hot dog which makes it a two for one. The last 48 meals will be hamburgers only. You can also buy tickets for the raffle as well.
High School Students - The actuarial profession is well respected, highly compensated, and often considered the best job in America. Illinois State University encourages students to consider this field and the Actuarial Program at ISU. They are one of only seventeen actuarial programs in the United States designated by the Society of Actuaries as a Center of Actuarial Excellence, and they were the first Center of Actuarial Excellence in the state of Illinois. They have been a Center of Actuarial Excellence since December 2009, the very beginning of that designation. They also won the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2016 (the inaugural competition) and in 2019 (after a required three year waiting period). Illinois State University is also a Global Center of Insurance Excellence. They are located just next door to State Farm, one of the largest insurance companies in the world. They also run a special Summer program in actuarial science for minority high school students, which you can learn more about at https://business.illinoisstate.edu/katie/outreach/minority.shtml , and a program for all high school students: https://business.illinoisstate.edu/katie/outreach/risk/ . They had to, unfortunately, cancel the Summer programs for Summer 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but hope to be restarting in 2021.
As members of Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, qualifying students are able to apply for various scholarships awarded to deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.”The Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program awards twelve $2,000 scholarships annually to students entering college to assist with educational costs. For more information, go to https://siec.org/scholarship-information/.
Progress Reports were set home with students in attendance this afternoon. Students who are remote or absent may pick up their Progress Reports in the office.
Our Veterans Wall is complete. If you did not send a picture of someone you would like to have added to our wall, please go ahead and send it. We are going to leave this up for a while. Veterans, thank you for your service. Your dedication to our country, and your courage to fight for it, is why we can proudly say we are “Free”!
Did you know... 1-Illinois students get instate tuition at Vincennes University 2-Vincennes University offers certificates, Associates, and Bachelors degrees with over 180 options 3-Vincennes offers the most affordable on-campus housing in the state Below is the YouTube video about Vincennes University tolearn more about Vincennes. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a virtual or an on-campus visit, then let Mrs. Bellamey know for contact information. Vincennes University video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OURcKRI0e9I
SIU is currently waiving our application fee (saves $40.00): ENTER THE CODE FREEAPP Apply at https://admissions.siu.edu/apply
Any seniors with a 3.5 or higher GPA woud be eligible to apply for the full-ride Meridian Scholarship at SIU-E! The deadline to submit this profile along with their general application is December 1st. Twenty students are selected each year to receive this scholarship. https://www.siue.edu/undergraduate/direct-entry-meridian/meridian-scholars-program.shtml
Do you own a business and want to advertise in the 2020-2021 yearbook? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Consider purchasing an ad in the JHS 2020-2021 Yearbook! Packages include pricing for a simple sponsorship or a formal business ad. Our goal this year is to sell enough sponsorships and business ads so that we are able to provide a yearbook for free to every JHS student. Click the link below to complete an order form and purchase an ad from now until December 11th. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting the JHS Yearbook! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vpyiMtkJM3Y5DBJ_TK-WRb6J4OT0FsdlVgL1S4fRa3Q/edit?usp=sharing
The Yearbook Staff is now accepting submissions for the 2020-2021 yearbook cover art and theme. The young artist selected will be interviewed and included on a page in the yearbook. All entries must be completed on standard 8.5 x 11 in. paper and submitted to email@example.com by Monday, Nov. 30th. Contact Mr. May for more information.
Greetings, This is a reminder that Joppa-Maple Grove School District has an early dismissal tomorrow at 1:26 pm for in-person learners. Remote learners have access until 2:26 pm. The early dismissal is due to the November 11 holiday celebration for Veteran's Day. No school on Wednesday in honor of all military Veterans.
The JHS Booster Club is hosting a burgers/dogs grab-and-go supper on November 17. We are offering the choice of a hamburger, a cheeseburger, or a hotdog. Meals will also come with a bag of chips, and a cookie. The cost of each meal is $5. To place an order, please complete the form below. Meals will be available for pick up at the high school cafeteria from 5-6:30 on Tuesday, November 17. Money will be collected when you pick up your meal (cash and check only please). Thank you so much for your support!!! https://forms.gle/FK1PGXAEcvytTXN79
We want to congratulate all of our basket winners last night. Money Tree - Mrs. Ross. ($105.00) Movie Basket - Caitlin Korte Game Basket - Brittany Smith Christmas Basket - Jennifer Marshall Lanterns - Tara Burns Holiday Baking Basket - Donna Rushing Candy Basket - Tom McLelland Snack Basket - Eric Williamson A big shout out to everyone who came out to support our PTO. We appreciate you all!
Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available starting on November 1, 2020, at jackierobinson.org. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is February 1, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.
SIU has launched a new major – Business Analytics . Businesses increasingly use Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, etc. to market products to customers and streamline supply chains. Businesses such as Nike, Boeing, Deloitte, (and many others) want employees who can operationalize these tools and develop strategies that maximize their potential. Programs in data science or computer science do a great job teaching the technical details but they do not provide much business training. SIU’s Business Analytics program will teach students how to apply these fields to make businesses more profitable, including how they can incorporate these tools into business strategies. Companies already spend thousands of dollars paying for seminars on these topics so that existing employees can catch up. They desperately want to find graduates who already have the skills and knowledge needed in tomorrow’s workplace. Students can apply now for FREE through November 30 at admissions.siu.edu/apply.
Seniors - Have you experienced personal challenges (examples, but not limited to: medical issues, bullying, change of school, minority status, or family issues)? Have they kept you from perform well academically? Do you still have the drive to succeed? Apply for the PB & J Scholarship at bit.ly/pbjscholarship2021 before May 31, 2021.
Seniors - are you interested in Chemistry? See Mrs. Bellamey for scholarship information if you are.
Attention Parents: There has been a price change on the drive-in movie tomorrow night. The cost is 1.00 per person, school-age children through adults, with a maximum 5.00 charge per vehicle. If you have more than 5 in you car, truck, or van, you will still only be charged 5.00. We hope to see you there!
Attention Parents: We would like for you to share pictures of military members in your family, past or present. Please send a copy of the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are honoring our veterans during this month of school. Thank you.
The PTO would like to invite everyone to our chili supper, raffle, and drive- in movie on Thursday, November 5, from 5:00-7:00. The movie will begin at 7:00. The meal is 5.00 for adults, 3.00 for school-aged children, and 5.00 per car load at the movie. Popcorn will be provided at no additional cost. We wanted to post pictures of the beautiful baskets and all of the goodies that will be raffled off at the chili supper. Come on out and enjoy a family night with us. We hope to see you there!
Junior high & high school students received their first quarter report cards today. Remote students may pick up their report cards. "IC" refers to an "incomplete". Students who received an "IC" need to make contact with the corresponding teacher to find out what needs to be turned in.
SIUE has an awesome opportunity available for incoming students! Any students interested in attending SIUE and is either a first generation student, student with special needs, or low income (receive financial aid offerings when he/she files FAFSA), they are eligible to apply for SIUE's Virtual Summer Success Program! There are 50 seats available this summer. SIUE covers 100% of the costs of this program! Mrs. Bellamey has a flyer. Summary of 2021 Summer Success Program: *Early exposure to college culture *5-week summer program (last 5 weeks of summer semester) *No cost to students *Participation is not guaranteed, selective process- includes interview *5 credit hours (students will be enrolled in 2 courses and course selection is determined by program director based on transcripts and placement exams) *Midday Learning Series to satisfy Health Experience requirement for graduation *Social activities with graduate assistants *Access to Student Services: Tutoring, ACCESS, Counseling Services and more! *Mentoring *Application open now through April 3oth Link to online application: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IX3zmVwL6kORA-FvAvWuz3O_O6qBAqFMjkcSmBkJEhdUQk84UERVRFJBTTBJTjEzNjJRNFRTRUNXTC4u
The 2021 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application below: Deadline: June 30, 2021 Award Amount: $1,500 Application: www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship Here is some information on our last year's winner: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/the-2020-el-dabe-ritter-scholarship-winner/
ONLINE BOOK FAIR November 2nd-15th https://www.scholastic.com/bf/maplegroveelemschool Some amazing features of our online store: • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs • A Virtual Book Fair shopping experience • All orders ship direct to home • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25 Thank you for all your support! Maple Grove Elementary
Juniors or Seniors - Take the ACT Test on December 1. The deadline to register is November 20. No late fees! Go to my.act.org to register.
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to help high-achieving students graduate college debt-free. To qualify for a Hagan Scholarship, recipients must: 1) graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents, 2) have achieved a 3.75 GPA, and 3) be ranked in the top 20% of the high school graduating class. For more information and to access the Hagan Scholarship Application, go to www.hsfmo.org. The deadline is November 15 at 5 pm.
Juniors - Murray State University's Commonwealth Honors Academy will be held from June 5 to June 26, 2021. After completion of the academy, students will receive six hours of honors-level university studies credit; have the opportunity to take an additional six hours of tuition-free university courses at MSU during their senior year; and be awarded a four-year $2,000 renewable housing scholarship to attend Murray State University. To qualify, students must have completed their junior year of high school, a composite ACT of approximately 25 and a 3.5 GPA, and community involvement. Potential CHA applicants are encouraged to take the ACT no later than December 2020 to qualify for the Academy. Applications can be found at http://www.murraystate.edu/cha. The deadline is March 1, 2021.
Technology helps to bring us together. Maple Grove’s Fourth Grade Class hosted a virtual visit with Murray State University student, Lindsey Hargitt, today using our new webcam. We are currently studying the regions of the United States. She shared a book with us about our country entitled, “What are the U.S. Regions?”. We were excited to learn that in fact, Ms. Hargitt read to us from a different region of our country that we are located in. The state of Illinois is located in the Middle West. Kentucky, home of MSU, is located in the Southeast. We would like to express our gratitude to both Ms. Hargitt and Murray State University’s Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society for sharing with us.
Juniors and seniors interested in taking the ASVAB should sign up outside the guidance door or email Mrs. Bellamey.
Our Balfour representative will be here on Friday, October 23rd so that students can hear about caps & gowns, graduation announcements, senior wear and accessories. Our representative will then return on Friday, October 30th for orders. Sales tax is 6.25% and payment is due on order day. To encourage on time orders, those placed on order day using the Easy Order Senior Flyer will get FREE shipping! Links and more information will be sent to your student's school email address. If you wish to have it sent to you, please let me know.
Balfour representative will be here on Friday, October 23 to speak with Sophomores about class rings and letter jackets. Rings orders can then be placed online at balfour.com and will be shipped directly to you. The rep. will have a ring display/Sizers and will help with any questions. Letter jackets can be placed with the Rep. when he returns on October 30. Links and more information will be sent to your student's school email address. If you wish to have it sent to you, please let me know.
Joppa/Maple Grove reflections for today take us back to 1977. Thanks for the memories. If you have pictures from years gone by send them to email@example.com
On October 29 at 2 pm, Sarah Adams from University of Illinois in Springfield will be conducting a How to Write an Outstanding Personal Statement webinar. With college and universities going test-optional this year the personal statement is more important than ever before. The webinar is for any student who is considering college, not just students considering University of Illinois Springfield. There are limited spots available for this webinar. Students can sign up to participate here: https://apply.uis.edu/register/?id=94582982-f52c-4bdd-a268-8baf3dee6e28
Joppa/Maple Grove reflections for today take us back to 1963. Thanks for the memories. If you have pictures from years gone by send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maple Grove Elementary School invites you to shop the Online Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from November 2nd-15th. Our Fair will feature a Virtual Fair walk-through so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience: browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and much more! All purchases will benefit Maple Grove Elementary School directly (25% back in rewards!). Don’t miss your chance to shop affordable books and support Maple Grove. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/maplegroveelemschool
Bill of Rights Contest Register at https://forms.gle/VTbgM5LEgZJPFeGY8 Contest open Oct. 1st through Oct. 31st.
Every October, individuals from across the nation—and around the world—unite with the powerful message that bullying should never be a part of childhood. https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/
Full Sail University entry link and information page for E-Sports Series https://go.fullsail.edu/high-school-esports-series
The College Board, the makers of the SAT, created the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program to award scholarships to students who complete important steps along their path to college. This program is currently open to students in the Class of 2021 who live in the U.S. and U.S. territories.* If you’re in the Class of 2021, you can follow these three steps by October 31, 2020 to earn an entry for the $1,000 Practice Scholarship: 1. Sign up for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. 2) Make sure your College Board and Khan Academy accounts are linked. 3) Practice for at least six hours on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. See the link below for further details. https://learn.khanacademy.org/practice-scholarship/?utm_email_kaid=kaid_341577071125644943503210&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=100820-Students-SAT-Scholarship&utm_content=Final&utm_term=US-Students-100820-SAT-Scholarship
Full Sail's Fall High School E sports Series This November, Full Sail University is hosting two virtual gaming events exclusively for high school students. Each four-day event will feature panels with gaming career professionals who will share their experiences and advice on working in the game industry. Students will have the chance to compete in gaming tournaments for trophies and scholarship opportunities. 3v3 Rocket League Series November 4-7, 2020 Three students on each team 1v1 Fortnite Series November 11-14, 2020 One student on each team
Virtual SIU Week is a wonderful, free opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to discover what SIU has to offer. They are offering live, interactive sessions to showcase academic programs from across campus that lead to careers in high-demand fields. *Talk with current students, faculty and staff about SIU campus life *Explore majors and learn about careers in the field *Participate in live, interactive, hands-on activities *Complete the FAFSA with help from a Financial Aid Advisor *Win SIU SWAG Register for Virtual SIU Week at https://myfuture.siu.edu/register/siu-week-2020
Seniors, this is definitely worth looking into. Take a look! https://www.siue.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships/list-feed/siue-commitment.shtml In addition, until October 18th SIUE is waiving all application fees! The code is APPWK20.
Seniors, does EIU interest you? Stop for a few minutes and check it out: https://www.eiu.edu/aimhigh/ You can apply for free until Oct. 15. The $30 fee will automatically be waived after you've finished your application.
Seniors, does SIU interest you? Don't let these opportunities pass you. Check this out: https://fao.siu.edu/types/saluki-commitment.php To kick off our fall semester, we are making the undergraduate application FREE starting now through October 31, 2020. ENTER THE CODE FREEAPP
From now until October 18, SIUE is waiving all application fees! The code is APPWK20. Virtual Planning for College Parent Night Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7-8 p.m. Join other prospective SIUE parents and learn more about navigating the college search process, scholarships, and financial aid. SIUE admission counselors will be available to answer your questions, and you'll have an opportunity to chat with parents of current SIUE students. Program Agenda General Presentation, 7-7:20 p.m. Financial Aid, 7:20-7:40 p.m. Parent Discussion Panel, 7:40-8 p.m. Parents can register here: https://www.siue.edu/visit/attend-visit-program/index.shtml
The Common Application, which is accepted by more than 900 schools, including some colleges located outside the U.S., helps streamline one essential part of the admissions process for students. Through the platform, first-time and transfer applicants alike can apply to multiple colleges at once. So students only have to fill out details that most schools require, including name, address, parental employment and education and extracurricular activities, one time. For more information, go to https://www.commonapp.org
The Maple Grove PTO would like to announce that we will be hosting our annual chili supper and basket raffle. Although it will look different, we will still have great baskets full of all kinds of items, and, of course, tasty chili, hot dogs, chips, dessert, and a drink available in to-go containers for you to purchase. We will begin selling tickets for the baskets next week. Be on the lookout in your child’s backpack for raffle tickets. If you choose to sell them, simply return the tickets, along with the money, to your child’s teacher. We are excited about this opportunity to raise money to sponsor activities for our students this school year. Come on out and help us make this event a huge success!
Employees of the Month for August 2020 Maple Grove Elementary Certified- Tamra Peck Classified- Charles Stubblefield Joppa Jr/Sr. High Certified- Richard Jones Classified- Deanna Latham Employees of the Month for September 2020 Maple Grove Elementary Certified- Candace Thweatt Classified- Donna Rushing Joppa Jr/Sr High Certified- Penny Bellamey Classified- Joy Copeland Thanks for all that you do for our students, parents, and community.
Below is a link to the story from WSIL on Joppa High Schools Auto Body program. Thanks Mr. Goddard for all that you do for our students. https://wsiltv.com/2020/10/01/teachers-students-adapt-to-hybrid-learning-auto-body-class/
SCC will be hosting a 2020-21 FAFSA workshop this today until 6 pm. If you want help, call SCC for a Zoom appointment, (618) 634-3246 or (618) 634-3280. Their next and LAST FAFSA workshop is Thursday, October 8, from 1 - 6 pm. Call for an appointment!!
Pre-k students have been doing a study of trees. They read the book “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert, which tells the story about a leaf man that was blown all over the land and as he blows, he changes into different objects. The students remote learning assignment for yesterday was to create their own Leaf Man or Leaf Woman! Here they are showing off their creations!
University of Tennessee in Knoxville Big Orange Preview: October 26-29 Big Orange Preview will take place on October 26-29 from the comfort of your homes! During this Open House event, the students will have the opportunity to listen and chat with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and college students. This will introduce you to all the features UT has to offer in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student life! Come See Tennessee: October 13-14 From October 13-14, students can Come See Tennessee from the comfort of their home! This Diversity & Inclusion-focused event is a unique two-day experience to highlight UT's Pride Center, Multicultural Student Life, a current student panel, and much more. Students will have the opportunity to listen and chat with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and scholars during this event. For more information, go to https://admissions.utk.edu/visit/events
This is just a reminder that SCC will be hosting their first 2020-2021 FAFSA completion this Thursday, October 1. If you want assistance with the FAFSA, you are encouraged to call SCC for a Zoom appointment,(618) 634-3246 or (618) 634-3280.
Every year, CBAI (Community Bankers Association of Illinois) awards over $20,000 in scholarships funds to high school seniors statewide through their Annual Essay Scholarship Program. Legence Bank has the opportunity to nominate local students in the area for a chance to win one of these scholarships! The scholarship information and application is DUE by Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 3 pm. Seniors may turn in the essay and application to the local Legence Bank branch or scan and email to email@example.com. Applications have been emailed to the seniors' school email address. The following is the information required for the bank portion of the CBAI Scholarship Application: Sponsoring Bank/City: • Legence Bank/Eldorado Sponsoring Bank Contact/Title: • Tricia Johnson/VP of Marketing and Communications Bank Address: • 1200 US Hwy 45, Eldorado, Illinois 62930 Phone Number: • 800-360-8044 or 618-273-2271 Email: • Marketing@legencebank.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
SEMO would like to let you know about Southeast Missouri State University's upcoming virtual exploration weeks. This will take place October 5-8 and October 26-29. Each week will include various 30-minute Zoom presentations that will include sessions with our colleges and departments, student life, and student support services. Students will get to interact with faculty from departments across campus. They'll also get to chat with members of our student support services to get a better idea of the personalized support that Southeast offers. Students can attend as many sessions as they want, so they can get a feel for what Southeast has to offer on their college journey. For more information, go to https://visit.semoadmissions.org/.
The 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) cycle, including FAFSA on the Web, will open next Thursday (October 1, 2020). The Central Processing System (CPS) will begin processing 2021-22 FAFSA data on October 2. Students must submit the FAFSA each year in order to be considered for all federal financial aid programs and most institutional programs. FAFSA results are also used to determine eligibility for most state programs, including the Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant. For more information, go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
The end of the first quarter is October 16. Have you checked your grades lately? Students, if you need your StI username or password, place your name on Mrs. Bellamey's door as soon as possible, or drop her an email.
Southeast Missouri University’s Department of Art and Design has opened their scholarship applications for 2021-2022. For more information, go to https://semo.academicworks.com/ or see Mrs. Bellamey.
The Southern Illinois University’s Army ROTC department has invited all high school students who are interested in obtaining information about Army ROTC to a Virtual Meet and Greet. Their first Meet and Greet will be on the 7th of October at 3:00 pm. If a student is not able to attend the first meeting, the second Meet and Greet is on the December 4 at 10:00am. The Virtual Meet and Greets are intended to provide the students information regarding the basics of Army ROTC, as well as its many benefits to include financial benefits obtained as a Cadet in the program. They will also discuss the National Scholarship process, where a high school senior can apply for an Army ROTC Federal Scholarship as well as other scholarships, Cadet stipends, and tuition waiver opportunities. They will have Cadets that are currently in the program available to answer any questions about the program, as well as providing their own personal feedback on why they chose Army ROTC and SIU. The Department Chair and Professor of Military Science, Lieutenant Colonel Jarrad Glasenapp will be hosting the event, providing his own personal story as a student and graduate of an Army ROTC program, as well as answering any questions. The Zoom link for both of these events is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9941071310.
EIU will reduce the cost of your remaining tuition and required fees to $0 if you meet all of these criteria: 1. Your family's annual income is $63,575 or less 2. You are an Illinois resident and current high school student 3. You have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale 4. You are admitted to EIU as a full-time incoming freshman (maximum 15 credit hours) 5. You have your EIU financial aid packaged and completed by April 1 6. You meet all other AIM HIGH Grant requirements For more information, go to https://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/eiu-promise.php
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is excited to offer an opportunity to assist students in their desire to become an SIUE Cougar! October 5 – 18 they are waiving the $40 application fee for students who apply and are admissible based on our criteria for both automatic and provisional admission. The program is open to all seniors interested in attending SIUE in fall 2021 who meet the following criteria: • Minimum cumulative 2.6 GPA (4.0 grading scale) for automatic admission • Cumulative 2.0 to 2.59 GPA (4.0 grading scale) for provisional admission NOTE: Students who qualify for provisional admission are encouraged to apply; however, they must submit/request one of the following for committee review: o 7th semester official high school transcript o Letters of recommendation o A graded writing sample o A personal statement that is 250 to500-words addressing why the student wants to attend SIUE and how they plan to overcome any prior academic struggles to ensure success as an SIUE student o Request a personal interview with the committee The process is simple! Students may apply online between October 5 – 18, 2020. Please note: The following code should be included when students apply to receive the fee waiver: APPWK20.
The 2020 application for The Heisman High School Scholarship program presented by Acceptance Insurance is currently open. All High School students graduating as part of the class of 2021 are encouraged to apply. Applicants will have the chance to win up to a $5,000 college scholarship along with the possibility of attending and being highlighted during the ESPN televised Heisman Trophy Presentation Ceremony. Community-minded scholar-athletes can learn more and apply at https://heismanscholarship.com.
Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, a law firm in Grand Junction, Colorado would like to announce the Cimarron Ridge Legal Group Car Accident Scholarship. This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the law field. They understand how difficult it can be to pay for college and law school, and want to help someone afford a better education. Here are some brief notes on this scholarship: $1,000 (One-time award) Due April 30, 2021 Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Fall 2021 Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted For more information, go to https://cimarron-law.com/practice-areas/grand-junction-auto-accident-lawyer/#scholarship.
Joppa students can join SIU for the Fall Virtual Open House and Virtual SIU Week! They are giving local high schools advance registration VIP access! These popular events fill up fast – reserve your spot before registration opens nation-wide on Wednesday! Both the Fall Virtual Open House and Virtual SIU Week are free, live, interactive opportunities for high school students to discover what SIU has to offer. Fall Virtual Open House October 12, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 PM CST via Zoom Event details at siu.edu/openhouse Virtual SIU Week October 19 – 23, 2020 Multiple session times available via Zoom Event details at siu.edu/siuweek
The IHSA is excited to share a new, virtual leadership initiative for students and athletes! This initiative is a joint effort between the IHSA and Special Olympics Illinois. Students from both the IHSA Student Advisory Committee and the Special Olympics Illinois Youth Activation Committee have worked together to put this program in place. They are offering it free to all students. Upon completion, you will earn a Youth Leadership Certificate. This is a valuable item for them to include on your resumes and college applications! The program will run from October 5 - March 15. Each student who signs up will be admitted to a Google Classroom which will house all of the information they need to proceed. Each lesson that the student accesses will include a 40-60 minute session with a quiz at the end. Students will have 2 weeks to complete each of the 10 lessons. The registration link is: https://forms.gle/jUAdg9i24feiGRwW6
We would like to thanks Chad Lewis and Harrah's of Metropolis for the nice tumblers. We appreciate you and your staff taking the time to write us notes and wish us well.
Meals will be provided for students on Wednesdays at the request of parents. Please call by Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. to be added to the Wednesday drop off list. (Call either Maple Grove Elementary or Joppa Jr/Sr High) The Wednesday bus routes will run on their regular route to drop off meals beginning at 11:00, and meals will be provided at the high school for student pick-up from 11:15 to 11:45. We will provide breakfast and lunch.
Dear Parents, Community, and Students, An individual(s) at Joppa High School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are coordinating our efforts with So. Seven Health Dept. to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) to prevent further spread within our school and community. The health and safety of Joppa-Maple Grove USD #38 students and staff is our highest priority. We are following guidance from the CDC as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health. To prevent further spread of the disease, Joppa-Maple Grove USD #38 is taking the following steps: • Close contacts will receive a separate notification from the Southern Seven Local Health Department. • Conducting a deep clean and disinfection of the areas impacted by potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. We are committed to providing your child and our staff a safe and healthy environment. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families. Sincerely, Dr. Vickie Artman Superintendent
SIU Carbondale is now offering the Saluki Commitment. The Saluki Commitment is a pledge that all students who meet the following criteria are guaranteed that tuition and mandatory fees will be fully covered for eight consecutive semesters at no cost to students or families. Recipients must meet all of the following criteria: Be a first-time incoming freshman enrolling full-time in the fall 2021 semester or later Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.75 or higher Have an annual family income less than $63,575 with assets less than $50,000 based on the FAFSA Be an Illinois resident who attended an Illinois high school Be a dependent student under age 24 Be eligible for Federal financial aid Visit https://fao.siu.edu/types/saluki-commitment.php for more details.
Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois. Currently, EIU has approximately 8600 students. To apply, go to https://www.eiu.edu/myeiu/. Seniors may apply for free until October 15, 2020.
Plan to attend an Illinois college or university? Want to find out where a degree or program is offered? Check this out! At-A-Glance chart lists the majors offered in Illinois along with each college or university where it is offered. Go to: https://www.iacac.org/wp-content/uploads/At-A-Glance-Majors-2020.pdf
Full Sail University offers live virtual tours of their campus and workshop experiences for teachers and students. These live experiences are conducted entirely online and include information about Full Sail, interactive segments, and time for questions and answers. All that is required of you is an internet connection and enthusiastic attention. Live virtual offerings include: Campus Virtual Tour Music Creation Virtual Workshop Stop Motion Animation Virtual Workshop Storytelling Virtual Workshop Digital Media Virtual Workshop 3D Modeling Virtual Workshop To learn more, go to https://go.fullsail.edu/live-virtual-experiences.
The Hagan Scholarship recipients are high achieving, self-motivated students who will require substantial financial assistance to attend college. The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years. The Application Deadline is 5:00 PM CST, November 15, 2020. To apply or to find out more, go to Haganscholarships.org.
Please support our JHS Freshman class, the Class of 2024! Purchase Some Texas Roadhouse Rolls and butter! Orders with payment are due no later 9/23. Pick up will be shortly after 11/2/2020, just in time for Thanksgiving! Remember bread must remain frozen until ready to prepare. Contact Mrs. Carder at JHS, or any member of the Freshman class to order.
**SEMO Fall 2021 Admissions Updates** $0 Application Fee & Self-Reported Academic Record: Students can simply submit the online application for admission and self-report their academic record at semo.edu/apply Test Optional Admission Policy: (On a 4.0 scale) 2.75 GPA = no test score requirement 2.5 GPA with 19ACT/990SAT No GPA with 21ACT/1060SAT Expanded Test Optional Scholarships: Redhawks Achievement Award 3.25 GPA = In-state tuition Copper Dome Scholarship 3.25 GPA = $1,000 Copper Dome Scholarship 3.50 GPA = $2,000 Copper Dome Scholarship 3.90 GPA = $3,000 Copper Dome Scholarship Residence Life Leadership Award 3.25 GPA = $1,000 Residence Life Leadership Award President’s Scholarship 3.90 GPA = Invitation to apply for the $10,000 President’s Scholarship All finalists receive a $1,500 Housing Scholarship Schedule a campus visit at semo.edu/visit.
Below is an update from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Beginning with Spring 2021 applicants, first-time freshman admission will be test-optional for students with an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater. While students must have a minimum 2.0 unweighted, cumulative GPA in order to be considered for admission, only those with an unweighted, cumulative GPA between 2.0-2.49 will need to submit an ACT/SAT score for admission consideration. Select scholarships and departmental applications may still use the ACT/SAT score for admission consideration.
This week Miss Ross’s pre-k has been learning the nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet.” They acted out the story and made a puppet that they can use to retell the story at home!
SIUE's latest updates that were just announced! 1) SIUE will now not require a standardized test score for admission for spring 2021, summer 2021, or fall 2021. (www.siue.edu/undergraduate). 2) SIUE direct entry criteria has also been adjusted! This can be found here: https://www.siue.edu/undergraduate/direct-entry-meridian/index.shtml 3) SIUE is announcing the SIUE Commitment. This will be for fall 2021 IL residents. The criteria is if family income is $63,000 or less AND assets are $50,000 or less (based on FAFSA data); then SIUE will cover tuition and mandatory fees using all federal, state, and institutional aid (no loans). More details will be shared and posted on SIUE website very soon.
SEMO is offering virtual college fairs. Register for an event to learn more about SEMO. https://virtualcollegefairs.org/exhibitors/1164/upcoming-events?eid=5f45682c13563124740046e0
Seniors will take the SAT at Joppa on October 14. This is part of the state's graduation requirement.
In order to accommodate the needs of every student and the time needed for teachers to meet those needs, plus the efforts to maintain a safe environment, Joppa/Maple Grove School District #38, will be switching to a 4-day in-person instruction starting the week of September 21, 2020. This will consist of Monday, Tuesday in-person, Wednesday Remote Learning; and then Thursday, Friday, in-person instruction. The in-person days will remain the same; 8:00 - 2:00 with Remote Learning 2:00-3:00. We will also be delivering meals on those Wednesdays. The Wednesday bus routes will run on their regular route to drop off meals beginning at 11:00, and meals will be provided at the high school for student pick-up at 11:15 to 11:45. Please reach out to your school if you desire meal delivery. Thanks so much for your understanding and flexibility.
Juniors interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT need to let Mrs. Bellamey know this week. Email her or sign up and mark as PSAT/NMSQT.
Seniors, if you are interested in attending SIU next year, apply! The application fee will be waived until October 31.
Seniors and Senior parents/guardians be sure to visit the Before College to learn about the many outreach initiatives offered by ISAC. Along with online resources to explore careers, find colleges, and learn about applying for financial aid, they'll find information about the ISACorps, which is a group of recent college graduates who are trained to serve as near peer mentors to high school students, helping students and their families navigate the process of applying to and entering college. Go to https://www.isac.org/students/ for this information.
Juniors & Seniors who are interested to learn more about SIU-E should sign up outside Mrs. Bellamey's guidance room. A virtual meeting will be set up for these individuals.
It is time for high school seniors planning to start college in the fall of 2021 to create an FSA ID. Go to https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch to create your FSA ID. This ID will be used in October when completing the FAFSA. FAFSA results are used to determine eligibility for the MAP grant, as well as several other forms of federal, state and institutional financial assistance. The 2021-22 FAFSA, which will require 2019 income information, should be completed as soon after October 1, 2020 as possible.
Educational Talent Search (as known as TRIO) is a federal program funded by the United States Department of Education and sponsored by Shawnee Community College. The ETS program is dedicated to increasing middle and high school retention/graduation rates as well as post-secondary completion. Services are provided FREE of charge. Parent/Guardians of interested sixth grade students through seniors, please complete all items. All information will remain confidential. Application: https://botform.compansol.com/201904327230040 Middle School Assessment: https://botform.compansol.com/201904599765064 High School Assessment: https://botform.compansol.com/201904270323040
Parents of 4th - 12th Graders . If you have not yet filled out the Chrome book agreement or paid the technology fee please do so at your earliest convenience. Chrome books will be allowed to be taken home for those that have met that requirement on Thursday afternoon. Students will be expected to charge their devices prior to returning to school each day. Please see Deanna at Joppa Jr/Sr High or Donna at Maple Grove if you still need to fill out the agreement or pay the fee.
First things first: What is synchronous learning? The first thing to know about synchronous learning is that it takes place in real-time, thus, a group of students engage in learning at the same time. At Joppa/Maple Grove USD#38, the delivery of remote learning will primarily be through synchronous learning. Through synchronous learning, students can collaborate freely, ask questions and receive answers from the teacher in real time. The students that are in remote learning also have the opportunity to collaborate with their fellow students as if they were sitting in the classroom. We are looking forward to seeing all of you in our Google Classrooms across our district.
Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY) will be shifting to test optional admission requirements. Under the new requirements, students with a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 will not need to submit test scores for an admission decision. Please note, some WKU scholarships may still require submission of test scores to determine eligibility. Students with a 2.00-2.49 unweighted cumulative GPA will still need to submit test scores, and the student’s application will be evaluated on a competitive basis. More information is available online at wku.edu/admit.
Seniors check your school email for scholarship information.
There will be a meeting for all remote learners that are using Chromebooks on Monday, August 31st, 2020, at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Joppa Jr./Sr. High cafeteria. A Chromebook class will be given, questions answered, and Chrome books issued at the end of the session. If the Chromebook fee has not been paid, we will take payments at this session. A mask will be required of all attendees and temperatures will be taken at the front door. If you are unable to attend the meeting or have additional questions, please contact Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour at email@example.com for more guidance and information.
Juniors or Seniors interested in taking the SAT remember the registration deadline for the September SAT is August 26. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch can see Mrs. Bellamey for a waiver. Current TRIO students qualify for a waiver, as well.
When visiting Maple Grove Elementary for student testing, to pick up remote learning materials, or to attend teacher meetings, please call the office at 543-6205. Do this immediately upon arrival rather than coming into the building. All visitors must be asked a list of questions to verify health status. Once this is taken care of, the teacher will be notified you are on site. Someone will come out and get you when they are ready. Dismissal time is 2:00 p.m. Please be patient with us as it takes time to get the buses safely loaded. We must follow guidelines for masks, social distancing, and the COVID Checklist to help ensure everyone's safety. Thank you for your cooperation!
Last day to change a high school schedule is Friday, August 21. See Mrs. Bellamey if you have any questions.
Students and Families of Maple Grove Elementary School We are excited to begin classes for the fall on Monday morning. We have made adjustments to our schedule this year due to our present situation. All students will unload and load at the side entrance to the gym. No unloading will occur prior to 8 a.m. for buses and cars. We will unload one bus at a time with all 5th and 6th graders staying in the gym until the hallways have cleared. Car riders then will enter the building. Pre-K and Kindergarten will be eating breakfast in the cafeteria in the morning with all other classes eating in their respective rooms. For lunch we will have two classes in the cafeteria and one in the gym to maintain low numbers and proper social distancing. Dismissal time for the students will be at 2 pm. Remote learning time will be from 2-3 pm for the teachers. Students opting for remote learning will be contacted by their teacher when they can pick up their books. We are working on a schedule and date to provide a class to the remote students which will occur in the high school cafeteria regarding our chrome books. This class will be given before chrome books will be issued. We would like to thank you for willingness to be flexible during these difficult times. We are so excited to see the students on Monday. Thanks again. Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour, Principal
Students and Families of Joppa Jr./Sr. High School We are excited to begin classes for the fall on Monday morning. We have made adjustments to our schedule this year due to our present situation. The doors at the high school will open at 7:50 for high school students only that are eating breakfast. All other students will enter the building at 8:00 a.m. High School students will report to their first period class, 7th graders will report to Ms. Carder’s class and 8th graders will report to Ms. Bellamey’s class. The 7th grade and 8th grade class will have breakfast delivered to their class. Dismissal in the afternoon will be at 2 pm. Remote learning time will be from 2-3 pm for the teachers. Students opting for remote learning will be contacted by their teacher when they can pick up their books. We are working on a schedule and date to provide a class to the remote students which will occur in the high school cafeteria regarding our chrome books. This class will be given before chrome books will be issued. We would like to thank you for willingness to be flexible during these difficult times. We are so excited to see the students on Monday. Thanks again. Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour, Principal
The staff at Joppa/Maple Grove School District #38 are so ready for the 2020-21 school year to begin on Monday morning. The teachers and support staff have been working very hard the past few days and are excited about the school year. More will be posted tomorrow about arrival times for both schools. Go Jets and Rangers.
Joppa-Maple Grove is in need of sub custodians. If you are interested please contact Dr. Dufour or Deanna at 543-7589, or stop by the high school for an application.
Acorn Equality Fund will award scholarships of $1,000 to $4,000 for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students, allies, or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender parents in downstate Illinois. Applications are available at https://www.acornequalityfund.org/scholarships--grants.html. Deadline is September 18.
Students now have access to their 2020-21 schedule. To view the schedule, students or parents/guardians should log into their StI account. Make sure you have selected 2020-21 school year and click on schedule. The last day for students to change their schedule is Friday, August 21.
Just a quick reminder that drive up registration is today at the high school from 1 pm-7 pm for all students. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Hey Ranger Nation! I am so excited for us to come back together for classes! JHS English students will need the following school supplies: -a 3-ring binder with dividers, 1.5 in. preferred -pens/pencils (NO RED or PINK) -a pocket folder -loose leaf college-ruled paper -a face mask JHS Speech students will need: -a 3-ring binder, 1.5 in. preferred -a pocket folder -loose leaf college-ruled paper -pens/pencils (NO RED or PINK) JJHS Keyboarding students will need: -a pocket folder -loose leaf college-ruled paper -pens/pencils (NO RED or PINK) I will be providing my JHS English students with a college-ruled composition notebook at the start of the school year. I can't wait to see you!
Junior High supply list for Mrs. Carder: Binder - in the past I have requested each student to have a 3 inch binder to be able to incorporate all classes in one binder. If you choose to use different, smaller binders, you will need to ensure you are taking the appropriate binder to each class. I do require students to keep all work that has been passed back. This is an easy way to study for exams. I also check, on occasion, to see if students are keeping their work. -Ear buds/ear phones -Pencils (if you use mechanical pencils you must supply your own led) -Erasers -Paper -Masks (at least 2) -Water bottle (must have a secure lid to prevent spills) -We will occasionally complete posters and projects and will require other items as needed (crayons, colored pencils, poster board.) Requested Items - if you are able to purchase anything extra for our classrooms it would be greatly appreciated! -Kleenex -Pencils -Cleaning/disinfecting wipes -Bandaids -Personal supplies (there is a “closet” of hygiene items in the office that we would like to try to keep stocked, but there are also some items that we would like to keep in the classroom on hand for students - deodorant, female products, etc.) -Disinfectant spray -Hand sanitizer
Registration day for all returning students will be Tuesday, August 11 from 9-11 and 1-7 at the high school building. ALL students must register for the 2020-21 school year and ALL registration information must be turned in by Wednesday, August 12. If you are unable to pick up your students packet on August 11 or return it on the 12, please contact either office for arrangements. Packets are also on the jmg38.com website.