Welcome to JMS

At JMS we are committed to providing students with meaningful experiences both in and out of the classroom. We offer engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms, as well as special events and numerous extracurricular activities certain to encourage our Crimsons to be involved and stay connected!

We are dedicated to creating a collaborative learning environment in which each student has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential and our vision is central to our success...

Embrace Opportunities . . . Unlock Potential . . . Inspire Excellence!

Both students and parents are encouraged to seize opportunities in all five facets of Crimson Pride - academics, arts, athletics, activities, and altruistic endeavors. Please join us in the journey by getting involved... follow your child's progress through Skyward Family Access, stay connected to daily activities via the Learning Calendar and your child's Agenda, follow us online at jms.jsd117.org and on Twitter @JMScrimsons, and join us at activities and events whenever possible. Active parent participation has a tremendous impact on a child's success!

We welcome you to our learning community. JMS is a place where opportunities abound! 
Our learning community is focused on preparing courageous, productive, and responsible individuals dedicated to education. Our team structure supports these core beliefs. 

ourage - 6th grade 
Perseverance - 6th grade
Responsibility - 7th grade 
Integrity - 7th grade
Determination - 8th grade
 - 8th grade

Recent News


JMS E-learning is moving to LIVE STREAM 

What are the benefits of moving to a live stream format now?  With live streaming...  

  • Remote students get the experience of being with their peers for a more realistic classroom experience. 

  • Remote learners receive instruction 5 days per week.

  • Remote learners follow the same curriculum as in-person peers.

  • Each remote student will be required to be visibly present (with camera on) in each of his/her classes from 8:15 am - 12:32 pm each day.  A consistent school day for all remote students should have significant academic impact. 

  • The school day is identical for both in-person and remote learners with real time broadcasts from the classroom; live streaming replaces afternoon Google Meets.

  • Students may seek additional support from teachers during the afternoon (either at designated times or via email/Google Classroom).

  • Quarantined students can be expected to transition seamlessly to remote learning & back to school with the identical class schedule.

  • Any student at home with a temporary issue will be able to keep up with the regular schedule of classes.

  • The transition to a full remote instructional model (if needed) will be much easier for students, parents, and teachers.

Daily Schedule ~ Jacksonville Middle School (no change for in-person students; with live streaming this becomes the schedule for all students)

1st period - 8:15-9:04

2nd period - 9:07-9:56

3rd period - 9:59-10:48

4th period - 10:51-11:40

5th period - 11:43-12:32

*6th period - PE (20 min. on your own)
Please look for additional communications from your child's teachers regarding a move to live streaming.  As a reminder, Illinois is a two party consent state, which means any recording of a live stream is prohibited by law. 

Thank you in advance for your support during this transition!  Please contact me at JMS with any questions you may have. 

Gary Barlow, Principal



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