This week, March 27-April 1, three JM students will be featured on WNCA's School Notebook. Senior Caleb Sarver will talk about being part of the JM Jazz Band, junior Keelan Bailey will talk about his selection for Governor's School and junior Guadalupe Espinoza Elvira will talk about her experiences as a national winner of a writing contest for Dual Language students. If you miss the show don't worry; you can download and listen to the programs here!
Snapchats don't last. You'll eventually forget your Instagram password. But you'll always have your yearbook. Order yours today, $70. Down payments still accepted.
Any student that transferred to JM from another school, or has not received CPR education, please check your stumail account for information regarding CPR check off dates. The CPR dates, and names of students that need to complete the check off are also posted on the bulletin board by office 121. CPR education is mandatory, and must be completed to receive your diploma.
Jostens will be on campus on Wednesday, March 29th, in the Cafeteria during lunches to deliver cap & gown units and senior products. All items must be paid for in full before students can receive their products. Online payments must be made 48 hours prior to the delivery date. Cash or money order only will be accepted on the delivery date. If you still need to place an order, please go to www.jostens.com.
Congratulations to JM's finest! Thirty members of the chorus have been selected to this year's all-county chorus event on April 25th at Chatham Central. Please see the list outside Mr. Fry's room or outside the media center or front office, and stop by Mr. Fry's room to pick up your music. Rehearsals will begin next week.
It’s time to register for RELAY FOR LIFE! Register by Friday, March 31st in order to receive a team shirt. Students, families and staff can all join the JM team! This year’s Relay will be Friday, May 5th at Bray Park in Siler City. Please see Mrs. Hinshaw or go to
Our Team Name is JM & Friends
Chatham County Schools is seeking nominations for our inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards Program. Each current Chatham County Schools high school will have one Distinguished Alum recognized during the 2017 commencement ceremonies with a commemorative certificate, time for a brief speech, and their name engraved on a plaque inside the school.
We need YOUR help to nominate the Chatham County Schools grad you think most exemplifies someone who has been outstanding at their profession, serving the community, or has shown notable sustained dedication to Chatham County Schools.
Find out all the details and fill out an application online at: http://bit.ly/ccsalum17
Applications are now available for JM ninth, tenth and elventh graders for JMArts Summer Scholars! If you'd like to apply for aid to attend a summer camp in music, art or theatre, download the application here. It's due April 3, and you can turn it in to any arts teacher, or to Mrs. Pate.
For more about JMArts, including photos from last week's concert, visit jmarts.org.
Have you ever been on a university campus? Are you interested in doing so? Take a tour of the NC A&T campus with Ms. Archambault on April 20th to understand all that NC A&T has to offer! Pick up a field trip permission slip in Room 101 and return it by April 6th to be considered. You must be in good academic standing and meet attendance requirements.
State Employees’ Credit Union members, via the SECU Foundation, are committed to the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping People.” Since 2004, the People Helping People Scholarship program has provided over $50 million in educational funding throughout North Carolina. SECU Foundation will again be providing funding for scholarships in 2017. Each regular public high school in North Carolina will receive one (1) scholarship valued at $10,000 (payable @ $1,250 per semester) to attend one of the 16 constituent campuses of the UNC System. For more information, and application instructions, stop by the Counseling Office or check the email notice from Mrs. Morris.
This past weekend DECA attended their State Conference and all J-M DECA members achieved proficiency.
The following students place as overall finalist:
Sara Morse, Marshall Phillips & Spencer Millsaps
2nd place winners were:
Lane Teague and Olivia Gregson in Travel and Tourism
Jenna Rohaly and Alec Brewer in Hospitality Marketing
1st place winner
Baylee Fox in Automotive Services.
These students now have the opportunity to move on to International Competition in Anaheim California.
Check out this story about great work our students and staff are doing for the community!
Students signing up for Central Carolina courses next fall are reminded Career and College Promise applications must be completed in order to be enrolled.
March 6, begins the LEO Club's March Madness Canned Food Drive. Please consider helping the LEO's reach their goal of collecting 500 cans of food for the West Chatham food pantry. Place your donations in the box representing your favorite ACC Basketball team. Try your best to help your team win.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to all students and staff members who created hands for our Jets Lend a Hand project. Thanks to the leadership of Esmeralda Sibrian Xetino, Jordan-Matthews raised $3120 toward alleviating poverty in Nicaragua and Indonesia. Congratulations to Esmeralda, her team, teachers who encouraged their students to help and all students who engaged others to support this cause!
Interested in getting some volunteer hours for your club, or just want to help out? Sign up for basketball concessions by office 121. The sign up sheet is on the small bulletin board.
Congratulations to the following JM Students that received awards last night at the Chatham County Science Fair:
Biology A: Honorable Mentions Jocelyn Mitchell, Mackenzie Clark and Savanna Cook; 3rd Place: Steven D'Argenzio; 2nd Place Aubree Wilson
Biology B: Honorable Mention Sydney Suits
Chemistry: 3rd Place Alec Brewer; 2nd Place Jose Sanchez; 1st Place Karmen Brown
Physics and Mathematics: 1st Place Daisy Martinez
Technology: 2nd Place Emery Moore and McKinley Rogers; 1st Place Kevin Saefong
Engineering Winners: 2nd Place Olivia Gregson
Out of the 18 high school awards JM won 9 of them! Go Jets.
Karmen, Daisy and Kevin will represent Chatham County in February at the Regional Science Fair in Greensboro; we wish them luck!
Students and staff who live in Chatham County: Please complete this survey to help our county pursue better Internet service!
You can view upcoming classes and register online here:
Students wishing to participate in Art Club or become a member of the National Art Honor Society please stop by the art room bulleitn board for information
School performance data was released by the state today, and we have a lot to celebrate. JM is the only school is our district to exceed expected growth, with more than double the growth index needed to qualify for this honor.
Other highlights include:
“We are proud to see our emphasis on student growth is paying off,” said Principal Crayton. “Our faculty and staff have made a tremendous effort to help every student learn every day.”
More information about school performance data is available at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting/.
Want a heads up on all the info you need to get the year off to a great start? Download the 2016-17 Student Summer Letters below before they arrive in your mailbox next week!
Due to the overwhelming response to the driver's ed class, we now have two class sessions. Students have been assigned to the classes based on birthdate. The class lists are posted outside the counseling office.
If you get the opportunity over the next few months, you should visit the history museum in downtown Raleigh to view the Los Jets exhibit showcasing the men’s soccer team when they won the state championship several years ago as well as the 2014 team. The grand opening was held last Friday night, and there was standing room only during the showing of a portion of Los Jets. Afterwards, there was a panel discussion with Coach Cuadros and several former players. View our Twitter page to see pictures from the event.
I officially wish to welcome you and your child(ren) to Jordan-Matthews High School! I know our parents of freshmen are looking forward to four amazing years. I encourage you to become a part of our school/culture, as our school has numerous, positive attributes, which will simply enamor you. Our faculty and staff continue to discuss strategies to showcase our strong academic institution, and we need your assistance in keeping this a reality. We have a truly caring culture, working with all aspects of the school community to meet our school’s mission--to graduate globally competitive, well rounded students by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in an effective, safe and nurturing environment.
We have approximately 760 students, which reflect the rich diversity in Siler City. Students have the opportunity to complete a college prep curriculum along with participating in numerous extra curricular activities. You can review our school profile to obtain more information regarding our school community, curriculum, and statistics.
Our faculty and staff look forward to working with you in creating a supportive triangle to meet the academic needs of your child. I look forward to seeing you at the many events that occur at Jordan-Matthews High School throughout the year. Your participation is vital to ensure your child is academically successful. We need him/her in school every day, actively engaged, with a focus on academics. I encourage you to join the fun and journey along with your child as he/she pursues a high school diploma from one of the premier schools in the state.
It’s a great day to be a Jet!