Hunter Kreuter
Just a reminder: Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, September 23 from 4:00 to 6:30 and on Friday, September 24 from 9:00 to 11:30
3 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Maple Grove
Maple Grove 2020-21 Yearbooks are in and available for purchase in the office at just $20.00 each. Get yours today to help save all the happy memories for your child.
1 day ago, Maple Grove
Hunter Kreuter
Tonight's volleyball game at Joppa High School has been cancelled. The game will be rescheduled.
2 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Hunter Kreuter
School Board Meeting on Monday, September 27. The meeting will start ay 6:00 this month
3 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Penny Bellamey
SIU's representative met with interested juniors and seniors to share admissions, scholarships, and housing information.
3 days ago, Penny Bellamey
Hunter Kreuter
5th grade students have been practicing division with a little hands-on learning!
3 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Tamra Peck
We had our first drive-in movie today. Ms. Frizzle Gets Planted was showing in the second grade classroom.
5 days ago, Tamra Peck
Penny Bellamey
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.
12 days ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Junior and Seniors interested in Murray State University had the opportunity to visit with a representative today. They received information on their academic programs, housing, and scholarships.
12 days ago, Penny Bellamey
Hunter Kreuter
Just a reminder, progress reports will be coming out today.
15 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Hunter Kreuter
Just a Reminder that today is a 12:00 dismissal, have a great weekend
15 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Hunter Kreuter
Jr High Softball and High School Volleyball pictures tomorrow @ 1:00
17 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Hunter Kreuter
Congratulations, to the Lady Rangers Volleyball team on their win last night!! Way to go Lady's
17 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Hunter Kreuter
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.
18 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Penny Bellamey
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 acorn1999@gmail.com.
22 days ago, Penny Bellamey
Tamra Peck
The second graders are taking advantage of the beautiful weather and studying our geography terms with a partner.
22 days ago, Tamra Peck
Penny Bellamey
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.
22 days ago, Penny Bellamey
Hunter Kreuter
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
22 days ago, Hunter Kreuter
Tamra Peck
Our second graders have noticed some changes in their plants. Some are seeing the first leaves. Some are beginning to see seedlings form.
30 days ago, Tamra Peck
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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
30 days ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Maple Grove
Essential Worker Saturdays Breast Cancer Screening Event for school/childcare teachers & Staff Saturday, September 11 or Saturday, September 25 Appointments available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. SIH Breast Center in Carbondale Call 618-965-8714
about 1 month ago, Maple Grove
Hunter Kreuter
Joppa-Maple Grove UD 38 wants to thank Lennis Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, and the staff of Massac Memorial Hospital for the donation of water bottles for our students. Also, a thank you to Mrs. Jones for making it all happen.
about 1 month ago, Hunter Kreuter
Maple Grove
Maple Grove 2020-21 Yearbooks are in and available for purchase in the office at just $20.00 each. Get yours today to help save all the happy memories for your child.
about 1 month ago, Maple Grove
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
about 1 month ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Tamra Peck
The second grade class planted bean seeds today. Follow along with us as I post the different stages our plants will be going through.
about 1 month ago, Tamra Peck
Maple Grove
Maple Grove Pick Up/Drop Procedure
about 1 month ago, Maple Grove
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 month ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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 arg2198@columbia.edu or call our team at +1 (240) 226-1366 with any questions.
about 1 month ago, Penny Bellamey
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
about 1 month ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Maple Grove
Getting everything ready to welcome back students! First day of attendance is Friday, August 13, 2021. If you have not registered your children please try to pick up paperwork and return in by Monday, August 9, 2021
about 1 month ago, Maple Grove
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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
about 1 month ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Hunter Kreuter
Just Received 8/4/21 at 2:58 New Executive Order on Masking. See picture.
about 1 month ago, Hunter Kreuter
Hunter Kreuter
Freshman Orientation, August 10 from 6-7 pm in the Joppa High School cafeteria. This will be for all students and their parents who will be entering Joppa High School as a Freshman for the 2021-2022 school year.
about 1 month ago, Hunter Kreuter
Maple Grove
Reminder: School Supply Giveaway Friday, August 6, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. Metropolis Community Center
about 1 month ago, Maple Grove
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
about 1 month ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Hunter Kreuter
Jr. High Girls SOFTBALL, First day practice on Thursday, August 5 @ 6:00 JHS softball field
about 1 month ago, Hunter Kreuter
Hunter Kreuter
High School Girls Basketball will be having open gym on August 9th @ 6:00
about 1 month ago, Hunter Kreuter
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
2 months ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Parents, The Joppa-MG # 38 Draft Safe Return to School Plan is posted for your input on our website in the Parent section. You can find it here: https://www.joppa38.com/o/jmgu/browse/115451 . Simply copy and paste in the address bar. Send comments to vartman@joppa38.com.
2 months ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Maple Grove
Mark your Calendar! October 9, 2021 8:30am – 3:00pm Grief Camp for Kids and Teens ages 5-17 Free one day camp Space is limited register today! Call 618.997.3030
2 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
Maple Grove Elementary Supply List for 2021-22 School Year. Joppa Jr./Sr. High Students will receive supply lists the first week of school from each classroom teacher.
2 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
Joppa-Maple Grove District Calendar for 2021-22 School Year
2 months ago, Maple Grove
Hunter Kreuter
Just a Reminder Pre-K and Kindergarten Open House PRE K AND KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 12TH @ 6:00
2 months ago, Hunter Kreuter
Dr. Vickie Artman
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.
3 months ago, Dr. Vickie Artman
Joppa Jr./Sr. 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.
3 months ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Maple Grove
PRE K AND KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 12TH @ 6:00
4 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to Mr. Richard Jones on retiring with over 30 years of service in education. We wish you the best...
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to Ms. Kathy Dunning on retiring with over 30 years of service in education. We wish you the best...
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to JMG's Employees of the Month for April and May Taylor Cheek Mallory Glass Sherry Godfrey Amanda Rivera Not Pictured - Tara Lance Congratulations...
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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 massacdrugawareness@gmail.com
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
4 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Report cards for students are now available to view through STI. Thanks and have a great summer.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Remember and Honor
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sixth Grade 4th Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Fifth Grade 4th Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Fourth Grade 4th Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Third Grade 4th Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Second Grade 4th Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
First Grade 4th Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Have a great summer vacation... Enjoy
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Vickie Artman
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.
4 months ago, Dr. Vickie Artman
Dr. Jeff Dufour
A reminder for all students. Please bring your chrome books in to your teachers if you have not done so yet. Thanks
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Flashback to 1954 in Joppa history. Thanks to Pete Duley for sharing this Joppa HS flashback moment.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
The students had a blast today with all of the blow ups, fire trucks, snow cones, and Dippin’ Dots. We would like to thank the Joppa Fire Department for coming out and cooling us off. Also, a big thank you to Dippin’ Dots for their yummy donation.
4 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
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.
4 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to Lacey Wright for her work with AR day. Our students appreciated it.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congrats to Johnnie Owens, Hunter Kreuter, and Candace Thweatt for leading the Science projects for our students. Also many thanks to LaFarge for awarding our students their plaques. We appreciated it.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Students who met their AR goals for 3 out of 4 quarters were rewarded today with putt putt golf, tug of war, disc golf, and other fun activities. Congratulations on all your hard work!
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Students who met their AR goals for 3 out of 4 quarters were rewarded today with putt putt golf, tug of war, disc golf, and other fun activities. Congratulations on all your hard work!
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Students who met their AR goals for 3 out of 4 quarters were rewarded today with putt putt golf, tug of war, disc golf, and other fun activities. Congratulations on all your hard work!
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
6th Grade science project award winners 1st- Lexie Snell 2nd- Hannah Murphy 3rd- Wyatt Willenborg Congratulations
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
5th Grade science project award winners 1st- Jett Beck 2nd- Natalie Thweatt 3rd- Landon Blanchard Congratulations
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
4th Grade science project award winners 1st- Connor Thweatt 2nd- Brooke Burns 3rd- Elizabeth Wood Congratulations
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
On Thursday, May 27th, we will dismiss the district at 12:07 pm. Wednesday and Thursday are final exam days at the junior high and high school . Thanks for your understanding.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The 8th Grade graduation ceremony will be on Facebook live tonight at 7 pm.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
Ava Lee Crick Winner Beggs-Gurley VFW Auxiliary #5222 Ava Lee's picture will go to be state to be judged with all the other area winners! Congratulations Ava Lee!
4 months ago, Maple Grove
Heidi Carder
One-pager assignments for the novel War Horse. I think the 7th graders enjoyed this. They rocked it!
4 months ago, Heidi Carder
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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
4 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Sherry Godfrey
First Graders enjoying a beautiful day on our wonderful playground. PE is fun with great friends like these!
4 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Maple Grove
COVID Town Hall Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:00-7:00 P.M.
4 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congrats to the JHS softball seniors. Thanks Jasmine, Mary, and Cheyenne for your dedication to our school and to your team.
4 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Softball Senior Night vs. Meridian at Joppa HS. The game begins at 4:30 pm. We hope to see you there. Go Rangers.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
COVID19 Clinic Open to all ages 12+ No Appointment Necessary! Saturday, May 15 & June 5
5 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
Drive-Thru COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic Open to all 18+ No Appointment Necessary Friday, May 14, 2021 Fort Massac State Park 1308 E. 5th Street, Metropolis 10 AM-2PM
5 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
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!
5 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
A little pick-me-up! Incase You Have Not Been Told! You are smart! You are doing great! You are awesome! Keep up the good work! You can do it! You make us smile! We love you! We believe in you!
5 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
Updated Graduation Information for JMG #38
5 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Today's Baseball and Softball game will be played at Elverado today; bus leaves at 3:00. Tomorrow's Softball game will be played at Cobden.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
Prom 2021 was an huge success! The students and adults all had a wonderful time. We want to send a big “shout out” to Chuck and Beth Korte for letting us use their barn at no charge.
5 months ago, Tamra Peck
Maple Grove
Congratulations Ranger Class of 2021!
5 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
LaFarge Joppa Maple Grove Elementary Science Fair All projects are due May 20, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
5 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Reminder that there is a 1:26 dismissal today. Have a great weekend students.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
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”.
5 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to Chuck Peck for his donation of solar lights for our flags and also for putting them up for our district. They look great... Thanks so much and we appreciate it...
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The home baseball and softball games for today have been cancelled due to poor field conditions and the threat of incoming bad weather this afternoon. Thanks for your understanding.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to our amazing PTO for everything they are doing for Staff Appreciation Week. We appreciate you for going the extra mile...
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
5 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We would like to recognize our amazing staff this week. Thanks for all that you do for our students and staff. You are SO appreciated...
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
Staff Sergeant Elliot Vance presented Aubrey Stubblefield with the Mathematics and Science Award during today's awards' ceremony.
5 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Scholarship recipients were recognized on April 29 during Awards Day. Congratulations to each of the recipients.
5 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Matthew and Aubrey received their State Scholar certificates today during the Awards' ceremony. Congratulations!
5 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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. ,
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sherry Godfrey
Earth Day in First Grade! Going on a nature walk and taking care of our play area.
5 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Earth Day in the kindergarten class at Maple Grove Elementary
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Kindergarten learned how to reduce, recycle, and reuse. They made Earth day headbands!
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Kindergarten learned how to reduce, recycle, and reuse. They made Earth day headbands!
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
February and March Employees of the Month. Congratulations to Jeff Goddard, Leah Reichert, Crystal Forthman, Michelle Meyer, Lori Jones, Ashlin Lowery, Hunter Kreuter, Pete Duley, and Joe Phillips. Thanks for working so hard to make our schools great.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to Deanna Latham and Donna Rushing on Administrative Professionals Day this week. You are both so important to our schools and we are blessed to have you working in our district. Thanks...
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Just a reminder to parents. Allergy season is here. If your child is not feeling well please do not send them to school. Thanks for your continued support and understanding.
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
A reminder to students to make sure chrome books are fully charged for our Illinois Assessment of Readiness the next few days. Please make sure you get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast prior to testing. Great work so far...
5 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
5 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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. dlatham@joppa38.com or 618-543-7589
6 months ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Penny Bellamey
Progress reports were distributed during last period and sent home with the junior high and high school students.
6 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Heidi Carder
The Easter Bunny visited the 7th graders even after they pranked me!
6 months ago, Heidi Carder
Hunter Kreuter
6th Grade Basketball Schedule Girls and Boys
6 months ago, Hunter Kreuter
Penny Bellamey
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.
6 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Heidi Carder
Happy last April Fools' Day at JHS, Mr. Jones! You will be missed!
6 months ago, Heidi Carder
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to Lacey Wright for being selected to receive the 2021 King-Mertz Award of Excellence from Eastern Illinois University. This recognition is one of the highest academic honors and reflects a significant contribution to research. We are very proud of you.
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
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
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Penny Bellamey
Matthew McGinness was recognized on March 27 at the DAR meeting. Matthew was awarded with a DAR pin and certificate. Congratulations, Matthew!
6 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Dufour decided to join 3rd and 4th grade in a few rounds of dodge ball during PE today. Students had a great time trying to get the principal out!!
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Elegant dancing — from elbow to elbow!!
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Elegant dancing — from elbow to elbow!!
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Elegant dancing — from elbow to elbow!!
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
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
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
6th Grade Honor Roll Jaylea Anderson 3.5 Olivia Blanchard 3.6 Taylor Joiner 3.6 Sara McGuire 3.8 Hannah Murphy 3.6 Isabella Norwood 3.5 Lexie Snell 3.8
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
5th Grade Honor Roll Ryan Dalton 3.7 Trystan Hines 3.6 Kennady Joiner 3.8 Brooklyn Little 3.8 Ean Little 3.6 Brooklyn Martin 3.8 Preston McRoy 3.5 Addison Miller 3.8 Kali Short 3.8 Emily Swafford 3.7 Aiden VanMeter 3.9
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
4th Grade Honor Roll Emily Brown 3.7 Brooke Burns 3.9 Ava Cladis 3.9 Whalyn Krueger 3.7 Libia Lewis 3.7 Madison Weisbrod 3.9 Sofia Williams 3.8
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
3rd Grade Honor Roll Hailey Belmonte 3.8 Bentley Cochran 3.9 Levi Dalton 3.6 Claira Hillebrand 3.8 Rainee Hines 3.6 Emily Morgan 3.7 Ellie Patrick 3.9 Aubrey Pugh 3.6 Travis Wood 3.9
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
PRINCIPAL'S PALS 4.0 GPA 4th-6th Grades 4th Grade Connor Thweatt 5th Grade Landon Blanchard Jasmine Harvill Natalie Thweatt 6th Grade Lily Johnson Wyatt Willenborg
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
PRINCIPAL'S PALS 4.0 GPA 1st-3rd Grades 1st Grade Xander Lewis, Brent McGuire Julia Richard 2nd Grade GraceLin Lang Bailey Myers Owen Roberts Tyleigh Scott Lacey Sharp 3rd Grade Januari Burnett Wyatt Henson Noah Johnson Karli Short
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
Student of the Month March-Responsible Pre K – Jeremy Johnson K-Avery Dresser 1-Brent McGuire 2-Bailey Myers & Liam Kerr 3-Travis Wood 4-Connor Thweatt 5-Addison Miller 6-Lily Johnson Com-Whalyn Krueger Art-Gavin Roberts Music-Wyatt Willenborg
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
Student of the Month Feb-Kindness Pre K – Oliver Dummitt K-Annabelle Powell 1st-Alyssa Morgan 2nd-Roczen Blackburn 3rd-Aubrey Pugh 4th-Madison Weisbrod 5th-Kali Short 6th-Emmaleah Ray Computers-Tyleigh Scott Art-Preston McRoy Music-Hailey Belmonte
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
There will be a food giveaway at Joppa City Hall on March 26th, 2021 at 1030 am. Thanks to Laborers Union Local 773 for this amazing gift.
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sherry Godfrey
First graders participated in a "Virtual Weather School Talk" by NOAA, National Weather Service. We learned how to watch the weather and "When thunder roars, go indoors!" We also talked about how important safety drills are.
6 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa HS basketball spirit wear. Go to this link and then select Joppa Basketball. https://www.storessimple.com/actionsports/groups.php
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Testing time is right around the corner. The Illinois Science Assessment will be given the following dates: March 30th- 5th Grade ISA March 30th- Biology 11th Grade March 31st- 8th Grade ISA These exams will be given after breakfast those mornings.
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
6 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Maple Grove
Would you like to be a cook or a cook substitute? Here is the first step! We are now hiring cook subs! Competitive salary, pleasant work environment, weekends and summers off! Check into your class and apply today!
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Penny Bellamey
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!
6 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Maple Grove
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
6 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sixth Grade 3rd Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Fifth Grade 3rd Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Fourth Grade 3rd Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Third Grade 3rd Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Second Grade 3rd Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
First Grade 3rd Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Kindergarten 3rd Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Pre K 3rd Quarter Awards. Congratulations...
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa High School homecoming coronation for 2021 will be on Facebook live beginning at noon.
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sherry Godfrey
Writing our animal stories on the floor!
6 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Penny Bellamey
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.
6 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
3rd grade has been working on comparing and contrasting using fiction. They did a great job comparing and contrasting Little Red Riding Hood and Lon Po Po!
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Kindergarten made leprechaun traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun!! They have been working hard on counting by tens!!
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Kindergarten made leprechaun traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun!! They have been working hard on counting by tens!!
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Kindergarten made leprechaun traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun!! They have been working hard on counting by tens!!
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Kindergarten made leprechaun traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun!! They have been working hard on counting by tens!!
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sherry Godfrey
"Thank you for our new ipads! We love them!"
6 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Abby Ross
Pre-k enjoyed celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green and learning about rainbows and how they are made and the colors that make them up! Thanks to Mrs. Joy for our necklaces!!
6 months ago, Abby Ross
Penny Bellamey
Southeast Missouri State University has extended the deadline to earn a scholarship to June 1! It is not too late for seniors to apply!
6 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa HS volleyball vs. Cobden HS starting at 6 pm. Click the link here to view. Go Rangers. https://youtu.be/3-SAa9TGyj4
6 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
6 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
6 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to the Joppa HS Boys and Girls varsity basketball teams on concluding their seasons. You all worked very hard given the time constraints and the unusual circumstances presented to each of you this season. Our school and community is proud of you all.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
Congratulations to Rachelle Cox for placing third in Physics at the Academic Challenge Sectionals (WYSE Sectionals).
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Homecoming week at Joppa HS
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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. --
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
There will be a JHS Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball game at Elverado HS starting at 5 pm. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. This will be the last game of the season for both teams. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
There will be a JHS Boys Varsity Basketball game at Agape HS starting at 6 pm. There will be no girls game tonight. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live at 6 pm. Thanks for your understanding and support.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Parents: Please assist our amazing schools by completing the parent survey. Thanks so much. We appreciate it... http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
There will be a JHS Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball game at Century HS starting at 6 pm. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to the JHS boys basketball team on their win against Shawnee.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
Alex and Amber Bellamey virtually spoke with the juniors in February. They talked about their internships at ADM, John Deere, and BHP Billiton, as well as their degree, Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University. Thank you, Alex and Amber, for taking the time to visit with us.
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Consumer Education was honored to have Ryan Bradley discuss his experience as a border patrol agent. He also shared about his London Embassy internship. Thank you, Ryan, for taking time out to speak with us.
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sherry Godfrey
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham!
7 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Sherry Godfrey
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham!
7 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulation to the Joppa HS Boys Basketball team on their win over Century today 68-63. Great win for these guys... Scorers for today's game were: Matt McGinness 20 Josh McGinness 20 Mason Dean 15 Jacob Smith 8 Brody Greer 3 Andrew Lyle 2
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Abby Ross
Students in Miss Ross’s Pre-k have enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday! They concluded the week by making green eggs and ham and wearing our pajamas to school!
7 months ago, Abby Ross
Johnnie Owens
Pajamas for Dr. Seuss week!
7 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Johnnie Owens
Maple Grove students ate green eggs and ham in honor of Dr. Seuss week!
7 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congrats to the Joppa HS boys basketball team on their 58-35 win over Elverado. Great job...
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Heidi Carder
8th graders enjoying hat day!
7 months ago, Heidi Carder
Abby Ross
Wacky Wednesday in Pre-k
7 months ago, Abby Ross
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
Mrs. Peck’s second grade students celebrate Dr. Seuss!
7 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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/
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Game time for tonight's game vs. Cobden will be 6 pm instead of 5 pm. Thanks for your understanding.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Reminder that this week is FFA week at the high school. Monday 3/1 - Farmer Day Tuesday 3/2 - Hat Day Wednesday 3/3 - Camo day Thursday 3/4 - Animal/ Character Day Friday 3/5 - Blue and Gold and Staff Appreciation breakfast
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
There will be a JHS Boys Varsity Basketball game at Cobden HS starting at 5 pm. There will not be a girls game tonight. There will be no attendance for visiting fans. The game will be live streamed to Facebook Live .Thanks for your understanding and support.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
Mrs. Peck’s second grade class celebrates Dr. Seuss with crazy socks!
7 months ago, Tamra Peck
Penny Bellamey
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.
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congrats to the Joppa High School Boys Varsity basketball team on their two wins last night vs. Dongola HS. The team will play away at Cobden on Monday night. The game will be on Facebook live at 5 pm. Go Rangers.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
A big thanks goes out to the Joppa High School Athletic Booster Club. Thanks to Angie Johnson for spearheading this and to Michelle Bradley at West End Plaza. The teams love their shooting shirts and masks. Thanks so much.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The boys game tonight will begin closer to 530. Thanks for your support and understanding.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
High School Girls and Boys Basketball and Volleyball should bring their uniforms tomorrow for pictures between 9 and 10 am in the cafeteria. Order forms are in the office if you wish to purchase.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
The Paducah Propeller Club Scholarship Application has been emailed to the seniors.
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Highlights from the Joppa Jr. High basketball game last night. https://youtu.be/Q3cgztn21pY https://youtu.be/ZeLHqfLNY6Y https://youtu.be/oR6_A3-35DM
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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!
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
SCC application deadline for scholarships that was originally set at March 1, has been extended to March 15.
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Junior High boys basketball game is at 6 pm at Joppa Jr/Sr High School. This game will be recorded and posted after the game. Each player is permitted to have three spectators who must sit together. Concessions will be open.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
7 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Heidi Carder
The Freshman Class of 2024 will be selling silicone bracelets beginning next week. $2 for each Ranger Country bracelet. $3 for each awareness bracelet (50% of the sales from the awareness bracelet will be donated). You can place your order by contacting myself, or any of the freshman class.
7 months ago, Heidi Carder
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Parents: Joppa/Maple Grove School District is changing our remote planning day on Friday, February 26th, 2021, to a regular student day. All students will be in attendance on Friday for the regular school day hours. Thanks for your understanding.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
There will be an away varsity basketball game at Meridian tonight at 6 pm. There will be no girls game. There will be no visiting fans allowed due to IDPH regulations pertaining to space.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow after this long winter weather event.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Due to current weather conditions on the roads and the threat of more bad weather tonight and tomorrow, Joppa Maple Grove school district will be closed for snow days on Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th. Be safe and warm. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you next week.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
A big THANKS goes out to Kent Kester. There was a community member in Joppa that could not get their car started. Kent received a message from Ms. Carder and in a flash he was there to assist and get them on the road. Thanks again Kent for helping at every turn.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa/Maple Grove school district will be closed for a snow day tomorrow, February 17th. Please be safe and warm.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Due to excessive snowfall in our area, Joppa/Maple Grove school district will be closed for a snow day tomorrow, February 16th. Please be safe and warm.
7 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The away basketball game vs. Egyptian has been cancelled tonight due to weather. Thanks for your understanding. Be safe.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to our Certified Employees of the Month for December and January Johnnie Owens Kathy Dunning Kristi Duckworth James Biggerstaff Thanks for all that you do for our schools.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to our Classified Employees of the Month for December and January Betty Fry Beth Adkins Joe Basham Pete Duley (Not pictured) Thanks for all that you do for our schools.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Please be careful on the roads the next few days. They are extremely icy. Be safe.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Due to continued icy conditions in our area, Joppa/Maple Grove school district will be closed for a snow/emergency day tomorrow, February 12th. The district will also be closed on Monday, February 15th, in observance of Presidents Day. Please be safe.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Due to the continued inclement weather forecasts tonight for ice and below temperatures in our area, Joppa/Maple Grove school district will be closed for a snow/emergency day tomorrow, February 11th. Please be safe.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to Joppa High School's WYSE team. They placed first in the Regional Competition. Great job...
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The home basketball game vs. Century tonight is cancelled due to weather. There will be no practices or extra-curricular activities scheduled for today.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa/Maple Grove school district will be closed for a snow day today due to ice and treacherous conditions on our roads. Please be safe.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The home basketball game versus Cobden for tonight has been cancelled due to bad weather in their area. Thanks for your continued support. Go Rangers...
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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/
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Seniors - City National Bank Essay Scholarship is due on February 23. Check your email for an application.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Maple Grove
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!
8 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to our Section 25 FFA Proficiency Award winners. Brody Greer placed 1st in Ag Processing and will advance to district. Bryan Walquist placed 2nd in Grain Production. Great accomplishment!
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
FFA strawberry order forms are due tomorrow, February 5th.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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 emay@joppa38.com. Thank you for your continuous support!
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The Junior High basketball game against Century will be on Facebook Live tonight at 530 pm. Hope to see you then...
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ethan May
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 emay@joppa38.com. Thank you for your continuous support!
8 months ago, Ethan May
Abby Ross
Pre-k has been studying about buildings. We read “Changes, Changes”, where some people are building different structures and they have to keep changing them. We used the pictures in the book to make our own creations!
8 months ago, Abby Ross
Penny Bellamey
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/
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
A cookie always makes the day great. Thanks GraceLin and Bailey for the chocolate chip cookie.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Mrs. Rivera's 3rd grade friends are using dice to practice their math facts. This is a fun and easy way students can continue this practice at home too!!
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Happy Groundhog Day
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
The second graders love our school for 100 different reasons!
8 months ago, Tamra Peck
Sherry Godfrey
100 days smarter in first grade!
8 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Tamra Peck
We had guests in the second grade today for 100 day. We had a few older students, and one who was still in diapers.
8 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Some of our kiddos grew from 3rd graders to 100 year olds overnight!
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
100th day of school for 5th grade today
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Johnnie Owens
These 6th graders are 100 years old on the 100th day of school!
8 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Happy 100th Day of School
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Parents : A friendly reminder to have students come to school with a water bottle and a mask. Thanks so much for ensuring and assisting with the safety of our students. Have a great week...
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Beautiful sunset at Joppa Jr/Sr High. Thanks Ms. Bellamey for this amazing picture.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ethan May
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!
8 months ago, Ethan May
Penny Bellamey
Shawnee Community College has released their online admission and scholarship application. Admission: https://www.shawneecc.edu/admissions/admission-forms Scholarship: https://shawneecc.academicworks.com/
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Tamra Peck
The second grade class had a Zoom meeting with our Organwise instructor. We love learning about how to make our bodies healthy.
8 months ago, Tamra Peck
Penny Bellamey
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/
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
SIU-E will be waiving application fees from January 25 - 31. To apply, go to https://www.gosiue.org/freshman/
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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 jdufour@joppa38.com. Thanks so much for your continued support to our students and district.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Johnnie Owens
Finance class
8 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Johnnie Owens
The 6th grade class participated in a finance class with TRIO via a zoom meeting.
8 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Penny Bellamey
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.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Tamra Peck
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.
8 months ago, Tamra Peck
Penny Bellamey
The Consumer Education class is having guest speakers connected to the students' career interest. On Friday, Brent Miller virtually visited with the class to talk about farming, teaching, and running a business. Thank you, Brent, for taking the time out of your day to share your experiences.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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/
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Vickie Artman
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, vartman@joppa38.com.
8 months ago, Dr. Vickie Artman
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove Elementary awards for 2nd quarter. Congrats to our 6th Grade students.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove Elementary awards for 2nd quarter. Congrats to our 5th Grade students.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove Elementary awards for 2nd quarter. Congrats to our 4th Grade students.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove Elementary awards for 2nd quarter. Congrats to our 3rd Grade students.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove Elementary awards for 2nd quarter. Congrats to our 2nd Grade students.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove Elementary awards for 2nd quarter. Congrats to our 1st Grade students.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove Elementary awards for 2nd quarter. Congrats to our Kindergarten students.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove Elementary awards for 2nd quarter. Congrats to our PreK students.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday is on Monday, January 18th. School will not be in session. We will see students again on January 19th. Have a great and safe holiday weekend.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Just a reminder that today is an early release day at 1:26. Have a great day.
8 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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. 
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Any junior or senior interested in the Navy should see Mrs. Bellamey for informational videos. These are replacing their visits due to COVID.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
8 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
9 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
9 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Students in Mrs. Lowery's Mechanics class have been learning how to wire a light switch and outlet this week
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
Today, Karly Hankins and Grace Bellamey joined the Consumer Education class. They discussed their experiences at Murray State University in the Nursing and Speech & Language Pathology Departments. Thank you, girls! We appreciate your time!
9 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Joppa Alumni virtually visited with the juniors during Consumer Education. Hannah Mitchell and Mason Stewart spoke about their college experiences and the differences between high school and college. Thank you, Hannah and Mason! We appreciate you taking the time to join us.
9 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
9 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
9 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
A quick reminder that Wednesday's are remote learning days. Please check your calendars and emails for when your class is in session.
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
9 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Happy New Year to everyone. We are looking forward to everyone's return tomorrow. Please make sure your Chromebooks are ready and charged. Please make sure you bring your mask and know that we are continuing to follow social distancing protocols. See you tomorrow.
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
5th Grade Ugly Sweater Day in Mr. Kreuter's class
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa/Maple Grove School District #38 would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Be safe and be well.
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
9 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Character Day in the district on Thursday
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Character Day in the district on Thursday
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We had Jack Skellington, Cindy-Loo Who, and one of Santa's reindeer join us in 3rd grade today!!
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sherry Godfrey
Holiday Dress-Up in First Grade
9 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Johnnie Owens
Santa and three of his reindeer.
9 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Abby Ross
Merry Christmas from Pre-k!
9 months ago, Abby Ross
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congrats to the Maple Grove Elementary Employees of the Month. Certified October 2020- Lacey Wright Classified October 2020- Jennifer Larrison Certified November 2020- Abby Ross Classified November 2020- Carol Warfield Thanks for all that you do for our students...
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congrats to the Joppa Jr/Sr High Employees of the Month Certified for October 2020-Heidi Carder Classified for October 2020-Robbie Adams Certified for November 2020-Ethan May Classified for November 2020-Kent Kester Thanks for all that you do for our students...
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The 3rd grade class spent the morning learning how to use their Chromebooks. We would like to thank EEI/Vistra for sponsoring and purchasing Chromebooks for Ms. Rivera's class. We really appreciate the donation.
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sherry Godfrey
First Grade Conductors enjoy running The Polar Express up and down the hallways! "All Aboard!"
9 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We did it! The Maple Grove Elementary School students have donated 716 canned goods along with many other pantry items for Joppa Missionary Baptist Church’s food pantry. We have truly captured the meaning of generosity this holiday season.
9 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Johnnie Owens
The 6th grade class collected 237 canned goods for the food drive.
9 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Tamra Peck
The Junior Class is selling “Ranger Country” yard signs. If you are interested in purchasing a sign, see any Junior Class student, or contact Mrs. Peck at the elementary school. Help us build up our Ranger Spirit!
10 months ago, Tamra Peck
Sherry Godfrey
First Graders are writing in the "snow!" Best Spelling test ever!
10 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the office staff at Joppa/Maple Grove School District #38.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
WATCH YOUR CHILD’S CLASSROOM NEWSLETTER FOR HOLIDAY PARTY TIMES
10 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
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.
10 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
December Student of the Month Generosity Pre K Piper Mason K Eli Dummitt 1st Chelsea Isbell 2nd Paisley Taylor 3rd Levi Dalton 4th Brook Burns 5th Jasmine Harvill 6th McKenzie Ford Music Avalee Braden Computers Micah Grathler Art Reagan Anderson
10 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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 jdufour@joppa38.com . We do know by working together we can make these last days before break productive.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
10 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We are so glad that students are back. We will be remoting on Wednesday's like before and if you are in need of a meal for tomorrow and your are not on the list please reach out to either school. Thanks
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to our amazing teacher assistants for setting up our Christmas trees at Joppa Jr/Sr High and Maple Grove Elementary. You all rock...
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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
10 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Winter glove drive begins on Tuesday.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
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.
10 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Holly Jolly Spirit week will be December 14th-18th, 2020 for Maple Grove Elementary and Joppa Jr/Sr High.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
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.
10 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Christmas for Kids Annual Toy Drive is quickly approaching.
10 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa/Maple Grove School students will return to in-person learning on December 7th. We have many things planned leading up to our Christmas break. We look forward to seeing you on Monday morning.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Lunches will be delivered tomorrow for Wednesday and Thursday. There will also be a meal delivery for Friday's lunch. If you did not get a lunch yesterday and would like to receive one please call either school.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Vickie Artman
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
10 months ago, Dr. Vickie Artman
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
High school boys and girls basketball will not occur this winter season. It has been postponed until the spring, along with most other sports. Start dates have not been confirmed yet for basketball. Volleyball will start in March, and Baseball and Softball will start in May.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
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 lwright@joppa38.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
10 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Congratulations to Ms. Joy Copeland who is the proud winner of the Blackstone grill.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Come grab the hamburgers and hot dogs while they are hot... Absolutely delicious.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The grill raffle is tomorrow. Winner will be drawn approximately 630 tomorrow . $5 per ticket 5 tickets for $20. You can also buy tickets tomorrow during the booster clubs hamburger dinner night at Joppa HS.
10 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
10 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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/. 
10 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
10 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Tamra Peck
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”!
10 months ago, Tamra Peck
Penny Bellamey
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
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
A reminder that tomorrow is the last day to buy tickets for the Blackstone Grill raffle being conducted by the JHS Booster Club. Get your tickets before it's too late.
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
SIU is currently waiving our application fee (saves $40.00): ENTER THE CODE FREEAPP Apply at https://admissions.siu.edu/apply
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Ethan May
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 emay@joppa38.com. Thank you for supporting the JHS Yearbook! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vpyiMtkJM3Y5DBJ_TK-WRb6J4OT0FsdlVgL1S4fRa3Q/edit?usp=sharing
11 months ago, Ethan May
Donna Rushing
Apples for Students Collect Big John Receipts Dated September 1, 2020 through March 2, 2021 Drop receipts in the box at the store or send receipts to Maple Grove with your students.
11 months ago, Donna Rushing
Joppa Maple-Grove Unit 38
Don't miss out on any of our upcoming notifications!
11 months ago, Joppa Maple-Grove Unit 38
Johnnie Owens
The 6th graders are thanking our veterans.
11 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Ethan May
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 emay@joppa38.com by Monday, Nov. 30th. Contact Mr. May for more information.
11 months ago, Ethan May
Dr. Vickie Artman
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.
11 months ago, Dr. Vickie Artman
Donna Rushing
This virtual training will provide individual with a general understanding of professionalism. curriculum and classroom management techniques, school safety, and also district/building operations. This is required for those wishing to obtain a Short-Term Substitute License
11 months ago, Donna Rushing
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
We would like to thank Steve Evans for sharing his dinosaur fossils. The kids absolutely loved learning about them.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
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!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
We had so much fun at the drive-in movie tonight. Thank you so much for coming out and supporting our PTO.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
We have a line for chili. There’s still time to get your belly’s full before our movie begins. Come on out!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Don’t forget to come out tonight, eat, and watch our drive-in movie. You don’t want to miss the fun!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Maple Grove
Family Reading Night We'll be hosting a virtual family reading night! Please be on the lookout for website link during the week of 11/16 newsletter as well as on the district’s social media accounts. Join teachers and staff as they share some of their favorite books with you!
11 months ago, Maple Grove
Tamra Peck
Announcing the drive-in movie for Thursday night at the new Jet Set Drive-In Theater:: The New Aladdin, starring Will Smith.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Penny Bellamey
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.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Seniors - are you interested in Chemistry? See Mrs. Bellamey for scholarship information if you are.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Tamra Peck
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!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
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 cforthman@joppa38.com. We are honoring our veterans during this month of school. Thank you.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Election results are in: Donald Trump 90, Joe Biden 16. Maple Grove students had a great time participating in the voting process.
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We've got a line at the polls this morning as Maple Grove students take part in the 2020 Presidential Election. Results will be tallied and shared later today.
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
Maple Grove students had their own Presidential election. A big shout out to the Massac County Clerk’s Office for letting us borrow the booth and ballot box.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
More students preparing to vote.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
I would like to thank Ms. Rivera, 3rd grade teacher. It was her idea to get the students involved in the election. What a great way to teach them about how the voting process works. They loved it!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Maple Grove students are coloring our world drug free!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
More coloring pages for a drug free world
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Third and fourth graders vote in our election.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Maple Grove students put a cap on drugs!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Drugs are just plain batty!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Our movie basket is growing.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
1st Grade Awards day. Great job students...
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
6th Grade Awards day. Great job students...
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
5th Grade Awards day. Great job students...
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
4th Grade Awards day. Great job students...
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Kindergarten Award Day. Great job students.
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Pre-K Award Day. Great job students...
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
So proud of these 3rd grade kiddos! They are so committed to working hard and doing their best every single day!! 3rd Grade awards
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The Halloween parade at Maple Grove Elementary will be broadcasted at 1 pm on Facebook live. Hope to see you there. Booooooo...
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Johnnie Owens
Maple Grove 6th graders are wearing red for Red Ribbon Week!
11 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Tamra Peck
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!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
I wanted to include Liam Kerr, second grade remote student, in awards day. This is his AR award. Congratulations Liam!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Here are more baskets.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Second Graders received their awards today for Principal’s Pals and Good Behavior. I can proudly say everyone received an award. Way to go kiddos!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
We celebrated the upcoming birth of Dr. Dufour’s first grandson. Who says men can’t have showers? Congratulations from your Maple Grove Family!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Maple Grove students are going to follow their dreams
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Don’t get wrapped up in drugs!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Johnnie Owens
RED RIBBON WEEK
11 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Tamra Peck
Maple Grove students “Sock It to Drugs”!
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Johnnie Owens
RED RIBBON WEEK
11 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Hunter Kreuter
Mr. Kreuter's 5th grade got a lesson on Indian artifacts today from the local expert Mr. Charles
11 months ago, Hunter Kreuter
Johnnie Owens
Maple Grove Red Ribbon Week
11 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Tamra Peck
Second graders received Halloween masks from Mrs. Peck’s husband’s Aunt Marilyn from Joliet.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
City National Bank coat drive distribution is today from 330-6 pm. .
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
Be sure to set your clocks back Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:00 a.m. or before you go to bed Saturday night.
11 months ago, Maple Grove
Penny Bellamey
Get up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and stipends and become a teacher in Illinois! Apply for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program today: www.goldenapple.org/scholars.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Sherry Godfrey
First Grade "Smarties!" We are adding by making 10 and using Smarties for counters. Math is sweet!!
11 months ago, Sherry Godfrey
Penny Bellamey
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
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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/
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
This is National Bus Safety Week. We would like to thank our amazing bus drivers for everything you do. We would also like to thank Eric Robinson and Tina Williamson from Robinson Transport in Metropolis for taking great care of our students.
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Taylor Cheek
Drunk Goggles and Distracted Driving Mario Kart in Driver’s Ed! A safe and fun way to teach the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving.
11 months ago, Taylor Cheek
Penny Bellamey
Juniors and seniors interested in taking the ASVAB should sign up outside the guidance door or email Mrs. Bellamey.
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Abby Ross
This week in pre-k we have been learning about what grows on trees. Today we worked together to make applesauce and enjoyed tasting it! We also sampled red, green, and yellow apples and graphed our favorite flavor!
11 months ago, Abby Ross
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
11 months ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
11 months ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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 jdufour@joppa38.com
11 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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
11 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Johnnie Owens
Happy Boss's Day, Dr. Artman
11 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Tamra Peck
The Faculty and Staff of Maple Grove would like to wish Dr. Dufour a Happy Boss’s Day! We are so glad you are part of our school family.
11 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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 jdufour@joppa38.com
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
Bill of Rights Contest Register at https://forms.gle/VTbgM5LEgZJPFeGY8 Contest open Oct. 1st through Oct. 31st.
12 months ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Great things happening in Mr. Basham's construction class.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Great National Beta project by Aaliyah Latham in Mr. Basham's class.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa/Maple Grove School District #38 is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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/
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Full Sail University entry link and information page for E-Sports Series https://go.fullsail.edu/high-school-esports-series
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We are expanding the hours that the AR tests may be taken. Effective tomorrow, 10/8/2020, hours for testing will be from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
A special thank you to Massac County HCE for the generous supply donation! Their generosity and thoughtfulness means so much!
12 months ago, Maple Grove
Penny Bellamey
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
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Vickie Artman
October is National Principals Month! Help us celebrate our amazing principal for his hard work, especially during these challenging times. Thank you Dr.Dufour!
12 months ago, Dr. Vickie Artman
Dr. Jeff Dufour
This is how the second grade class begins the day.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
Second Grade remote learners join us in saying the pledge.
12 months ago, Tamra Peck
Penny Bellamey
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
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Tamra Peck
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!
12 months ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ms. Duckworth's Kindergarten students are using five frames to count to five, decomposing the number 5, and working on patterns.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ms. Duckworth's Kindergarten students are using five frames to count to five, decomposing the number 5, and working on patterns.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ms. Duckworth's Kindergarten students are using five frames to count to five, decomposing the number 5, and working on patterns.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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/
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Johnnie Owens
The 6th graders have Pumpkin Personalities!
12 months ago, Johnnie Owens
Penny Bellamey
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!!
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to Maya Skinner from WSIL for coming and doing a feature on our Auto Body class at Joppa High School taught by Mr. Goddard. We are very proud of this one of a kind program.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
A Message from Nurse Betty All Pre k, K, 6th, 9th and 12th graders are required to have a new physical and up to date immunizations on file before 10/15/20 or they will be excluded from school.
12 months ago, Maple Grove
Maple Grove
REMOTE LEARNERS The 1st Quarter ends October 16. If remote students are planning to return to in-person classes, please let us know as soon as possible. Please contact Dr. Dufour to make the necessary arrangements for in-person teaching and bussing.
12 months ago, Maple Grove
Abby Ross
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!
12 months ago, Abby Ross
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We have tables at Joppa Jr/Sr High for mask breaks! Paducah Lowes donated 5 picnic table kits! The students in Mrs. Lowery's Ag Mechanics class then built, sanded, stained, and polyurethaned them. Former student Eliza Little made the vinyl ranger emblem for each.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We would like to thank Joe Phillips for marking our outside mask break space. We appreciated it
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
New Maker Space coming together in the Joppa Jr/Sr High School library.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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 jgrinnell@legencebank.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 tjohnson@legencebank.com
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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/.
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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
12 months ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to Ms. Lowery and her students for making these great picnic tables. They look awesome.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
What an amazing presentation this morning by the University of Illinois NROTC department to our high school students. Thanks so much.
12 months ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
Here are some great small social gathering suggestions!
about 1 year ago, Maple Grove
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Facebook Live feed for University of Illinois ROTC visit will occur at approx. 9:05 and 9:50 am.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny 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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Beginning October 1, 2020 Maple Grove Elementary and Joppa Jr/Sr High will be following the same menu for both breakfast and lunch. Check for the daily menu under dining please.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
What a great day yesterday during our Remote Learning day. Here are some tips about web etiquette for students.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to Ms. Warfield and Ms. Lance for taking the time to place a special note on each of our breakfast bags daily at Maple Grove Elementary. You're having an amazing impact on our students.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to our amazing cafeteria staff and teacher assistants that prepared and delivered our meals to our students during our remote learning day. We appreciate everything you do.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to our amazing custodial staff. Mr. Kester and Mr. Duley hanging our new light outside the gym at Maple Grove Elementary.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Johnnie Owens
The sixth graders are learning how to reduce fractions.
about 1 year ago, Johnnie Owens
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Across the country, more people than ever are struggling with mental health right now. That makes this year’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month especially poignant for prevention specialists. Be supportive, be kind, be aware.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Vickie Artman
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
about 1 year ago, Dr. Vickie Artman
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Thanks to the Fort Massac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their donation of a poster size image of the US Constitution. We appreciate it.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Happy National Teacher Assistants Day. Thanks for all that you do each and every day.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Sherry Godrey
"I pledge allegiance to the flag..." First graders starting the day.
about 1 year ago, Sherry Godrey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
**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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Sherry Godrey
First graders enjoyed PE with Dr. Dufour!
about 1 year ago, Sherry Godrey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Mrs. Rivera's friends have been practicing their reading and math skills on Moby Max.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
Second grade read “Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night”. It was about a camping trip. We talked about what you do in camping trips. We decided s’mores were essential, so we made them. They were scrumptious!
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Second Grade’s S’mores
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
More S’mores Our remote learners will be enjoying their s’mores over the weekend. 😀
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Abby Ross
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!
about 1 year ago, Abby Ross
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Progress reports will go home today. Have a great weekend students and parents...
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We would like to thanks Ms. Peggy McNeill for her donation of the Pledge of Allegiance plaque to our school. Thanks again so much for thinking of us and our students.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
Get up to $23,000 in tuition assistance and stipends and become a teacher in Illinois! Apply for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program today: www.goldenapple.org/scholars.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
SEMO is offering virtual college fairs. Register for an event to learn more about SEMO. https://virtualcollegefairs.org/exhibitors/1164/upcoming-events?eid=5f45682c13563124740046e0
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Seniors will take the SAT at Joppa on October 14. This is part of the state's graduation requirement.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Tamra Peck
Second graders taking a mask break and enjoying the beautiful sunshine.
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
Second grade remote learners enjoying their phonics lesson. Owen, Roczen, Liam, and Tyleigh.
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ms. Glass & Mrs. Carder are enjoying the weather with their 9th & 7th graders. Nothing like enjoying a mask break and completing class work.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Seniors, if you are interested in attending SIU next year, apply! The application fee will be waived until October 31.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ms.Owens's class is participating in the Too Good for Drugs class via Google Meets with Mrs. Teresa Goddard.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ms. Thweatt's Fourth graders can not mask their love for reading. Flashlight Friday's make reading so much fun!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Donna Rushing
Substitute Teachers, Substitute Instructional Aides, Substitute Custodians, and Cooks are needed. Search under Employment Opportunities for more information and to apply today!
about 1 year ago, Donna Rushing
Johnnie Owens
Mask break
about 1 year ago, Johnnie Owens
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Coach Kreuter's students enjoying Frisbee golf.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Johnnie Owens
Sixth graders love taking tests on their chromebooks!
about 1 year ago, Johnnie Owens
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ms Carder's students working diligently on their Chrome Books.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ms. Godfrey's students preparing for the day.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ms. Lowery's class working on picnic tables for the front of Joppa Jr/Sr High School. Thanks to Lowe's on Hinkleville Road in Paducah for your donation. We appreciate your contribution to our school and community.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Mr. Goddard's class showing how to get a complete shine back on an old truck. Great work...
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa/Maple Grove School District # 38 would like to thank C & W Automotive of Metropolis for their donation of over 200 bottles of Germ-X sanitizer to our schools. We have an amazing community...Thanks again for thinking of us.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Tamra Peck
Meet Zoey! She is the new adopted calf of Mrs. Peck’s Second Grade Class. We will be following her growth and learning about the “Dairy” life throughout the year.
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
The University of Illinois ROTC will be visiting our campus to see all high school students on September 25th during 2nd and 3rd period. We are looking forward to the visit from the Navy and Marine Corps active duty instructors.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
Seniors check your school email for scholarship information.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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 jdufour@joppa38.com for more guidance and information.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Tamra Peck
Second Graders
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Let the adventures begin. Our second graders are driving into a successful school year.
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Second Graders
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Tamra Peck
Second Graders
about 1 year ago, Tamra Peck
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
We would like to say what a great week we have had in the district welcoming students back into the classroom as well as our remote learning students. The faculty and staff are so excited about getting back into school . Thanks again and have a great weekend.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Maple Grove
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!
about 1 year ago, Maple Grove
Donna Rushing
Maple Grove staff would like to thank Creations for the beautiful back to school bouquet! What an awesome way to brighten everyone's day!
about 1 year ago, Donna Rushing
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
The Joppa High School faculty and staff would like to thank Creations The Florist for sending such a beautiful bouquet to brighten our first week of school.
about 1 year ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Penny Bellamey
Last day to change a high school schedule is Friday, August 21. See Mrs. Bellamey if you have any questions.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa/Maple Grove USD #38 is now on Twitter @JMGUSD38. Have a great weekend...
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
about 1 year ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Penny Bellamey
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.
about 1 year ago, Penny Bellamey
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Due to the low participation numbers, Jr. High baseball and softball will not have a season this year. The high school volleyball season has been moved to the spring based on the most recent I.H.S.A. guidance.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Ethan May
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!
about 1 year ago, Ethan May
Heidi Carder
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
about 1 year ago, Heidi Carder
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
about 1 year ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
about 1 year ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
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 jdufour@joppa38.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
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Dr. Jeff Dufour
Return to School Survey 2020-21 https://forms.gle/EoNzVDUtBjkwNKx7A
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jeff Dufour
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Stay up to date at the touch of an App.
about 1 year ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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
over 1 year ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
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.
over 1 year ago, Joppa Jr./Sr. High School
Maple Grove
Report cards may be viewed online in the home portal at https://510410.stiinformationnow.com/informationnow Parents needing login credentials may email me at drushing@joppa38.com or call the office at 618-543-7434 Ext. 1201
over 1 year ago, Maple Grove
Deanna Latham
2020 Report cards are available to view in the home portal.
over 1 year ago, Deanna Latham
Vickie Artman
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.
over 1 year ago, Vickie Artman
Vickie Artman
Maple Grove Elementary had an awesome Spirit Week last week. Thanks for sharing all those awesome pictures.
over 1 year ago, Vickie Artman
Vickie Artman
JMG teachers and staff had a great time Monday participating in a car parade. We want to thank everyone who came out! Thank you to the awesome students, family members, and community members for your support.
over 1 year ago, Vickie Artman
Vickie Artman
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
over 1 year ago, Vickie Artman