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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Important back to school dates Drive thru Registration August 11, 9-11 and 1-7 pm for all JMG#38 students at the high school. Teacher In-Service August 13th and 14th First day of school is August 17th School will be in session from 8am - 2 pm There will be two options: Option 1 - In person at school, either MG or JHS JR/SR High. Option 2- Remote learning. If you commit to remote learning that option will be in place for 9 weeks. We look forward to seeing you all very soon for our 2020-21 school year.
Students transferring in from another district may come to the high school office on Monday, August 10 from 9-11 or 1-3 to register. If a later time is needed, please call and speak with the office. Remember to bring proof of residency as well as any legal documentation needed.
Registration for Maple Grove Elementary, Joppa Jr./Sr. High will be held on August 11th from 9-11 am and 1-7 pm at the Joppa Jr./Sr. High entrance. The packets may be picked up and filled out in the parking lot and returned the same day or the day following for those desiring to do them at home. All information will be inside the manila envelopes and when returned can be placed in the designated box in front of the school. We are looking forward to seeing you then.
There will be a community and parent meeting regarding the 2020-21 school year reopening on Wednesday, July 22, at 6 pm in the Joppa Jr/Sr. High Cafeteria. This meeting can either be attended on Zoom or in person. If you are attending in person, please send a confirmation email to email@example.com to verify your attendance. Due to state mandates, we are allowed to have no more than 50 people in attendance. If the number of attendees exceeds this number, then we will open an additional meeting immediately following the 6 pm meeting. You are more than welcome to attend this meeting virtually. If you do attend, please adhere to social guidelines. You must wear a facial mask and follow the 6 ft. social distance guidelines. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you soon. Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour Topic: Community and Parent Information Meeting Time: July 22, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97670197526?pwd=R1VaOWszd1lzSE9acFRCUGNoVWRCUT09 Meeting ID: 976 7019 7526 Passcode: 3jbJBy
Governor Pritzker and Coursera recently launched the Workforce Recovery Initiative, which offers virtual career training for unemployed Illinois residents. Registration for the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative will be made available to Illinois residents from now through September, and all courses must be completed by Dec. 31, 2020. Upon completion of the program, participants may earn an industry-recognized credential as well as information about continuing building upon their new skilled through continued education at their local community college. Go to: https://www.coursera.org/government/workforce-recovery
Welcome Principal, Dr. Dufour Joppa-Maple Grove Unit School District 38 is excited to welcome Dr. Dufour as the new school principal for Joppa Jr/Sr High School and Maple Grove Elementary School. Dr. Dufour has been the Physical Education Teacher at Joppa for the last year. Prior to that, he worked in North Carolina as Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and as a PE teacher throughout his career. His enthusiasm and love for education will enable him to foster relationships and provide the leadership to build and maintain a positive school culture.
Report cards may be viewed online in the home portal at https://510410.stiinformationnow.com/informationnow Parents needing login credentials may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 618-543-7434 Ext. 1201
2020 Report cards are available to view in the home portal.
Retrieval of Personal Items - If you haven’t been able to get to your school to pickup your personal items, please call to let the Administrative Assistant know when you will stop by the building. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Maple Grove Elementary had an awesome Spirit Week last week. Thanks for sharing all those awesome pictures.
Good morning , The Illinois State Board of Education released information late Friday on converting our school days to something called a “Remote Learning Day.” We are quickly trying to determine what that means for providing educational services to our students. We hope to have more information on that front in the next couple of days as we polish our E Learning Plan now that we have a better idea of state requirements. The Act of God Days end on March 30. We will be moving into the Remote Learning Days after the faculty and staff have had adequate time to prepare for this type of learning delivery. Please stay posted and I will keep you updated. Sincerely, Dr. V. Artman