Hello, 8th-grade students and parents! 



Algebra:   The week of January 2nd:

 *Test #8-Systems of Equations:  Substitution & Elimination Methods

Friday-January 6, 2017

Students will receive two review packets to have plenty of practice over the break.  Students should work on at least 5 problems a day during the break so that they will be well prepared for the test. 

ConnectEd 13:  Systems of Equations-Substitution & Elimination Methods

Due:  Friday, January 6, 2017   *This assignment will be posted on Friday, December 16th. 

ReLa: We are still in the process of building our classroom libraries. I am attaching a copy of our book request- we would appreciate donations of Fever 1793 and Empty. Thanks to all who have donated so far! We are almost halfway there!
 NJHS will take applications for membership in the Spring.  If your child has a core curriculum subject average of 85 or above, and no "Needs Improvement" or "Unsatisfactory" conduct grades, they will be invited to apply for membership.  The application includes sections for community service, leadership positions, and co-curricular or extra-curricular activities.
The applications usually go out right after Spring Break and are due the first week of April.  If your child is interested in being a member of NJHS, they need to keep their grades up, have good conduct, and participate in extra activities at school or in their community.

Dress Cose

Reminders about dress code expectations BEFORE you go shopping for school clothes:

•Jeans/pants cannot have holes above the knee that do not have fabric or leggings covering the skin

•Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be mid-thigh or longer

•Girls may wear leggings as long as their shirt completely covers their bottoms and is equally long in the front

•No spaghetti strap shirts, backless shirts, or shirts with large armholes (we should not see bra straps)...no low-cut shirts

•No hats or head coverings are worn inside the building

•No sagging pants

•No shirts or clothing with inappropriate designs or sayings

•Boys may not have earrings... No other visible piercings allowed other than girls with pierced ears

Please put YOUR CHILD's NAME (first initial & last name) on EVERYTHING: backpack, lunch box, gym clothes, agenda, shoes, etc...We will return lost items that have the student's name on them. 

Upcoming Events:

Report Cards go home January 6, 2017

 More Important Information:

Please join the WMS PTA.  This is a fantastic organization that supports our school and helps purchase items for the classrooms.  To register and join the PTA please visit:



If you have any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to email or call me.

Buford F. Jones

8th Grade Assistant Principal