School Closed Friday Jan. 19 for staff and students. Basketball games and wrestling match scheduled for tomorrow also cancelled.
Please also note that due to recent inclement weather closures, Monday, January 22, 2018, will now be our final exam day. Here is the updated exam schedule:
Sing & Play @JM is coming! JMArts presents a musical competition open to students in grades 1-12. Complete the registration form below by Feb 5 to secure a spot in the Feb 13 auditions!
Questions? Read the competition rules:
Parent University is sponsoring an information session about the characteristics of advanced learners and AIG students. Please join us for this on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Pittsboro Elementary School in the Media Center. Registration is suggested and can be completed by using this link:
The District Calendar Committee with representatives from every school is in the process of developing two draft 2018-2019 school calendars* to present to the Board of Education (BOE) for their consideration. Calendar A includes 180 instructional days for students, and Calendar B includes 178 instructional days. Click (HERE - Option A) (HERE - Option B) to view a copy of the draft calendars. Click HERE to view the state calendar law requirements (G.S. 115C-84.2) and local priorities.
Click HERE to provide feedback to the District Calendar Committee. Please note that the committee will only be able to consider suggestions that comply with the state calendar law. The deadline to submit feedback is January 26, 2018.
*The Chatham Center for Innovation (CCI) will adhere to a different calendar to be established at a later date.
Survey deadline: January 29, 2018
Shout out to senior Esmeralda, who has been highlighted this month in the international Students Rebuild newsletter! She is leading the Facing Difference Challenge at JM with the goal of getting 3,000 portraits! This is her third year leading a Students Rebuild Challenge. Read about her in their newsletter here!
Congratulations to all of our fall student athletes of the week. Rounding out the month of October were:
Student Athletes of the Week from September 4-8 are Emery Moore and Tucker Bean.
Emery plays tennis as a number three seed. She is a competitor, and is undefeated at her seeded positions (both singles and doubles). Tucker exhibits exceptional leadership both on and off the field. As a student, he excels in academic achievement and models kind and respectful behavior. He addresses adults with "Yes sir" and "Yes ma'am". As an athlete, he models outstanding leadership through team play, perseverance, hard work, and verbal encouragement to his fellow teammates. Tucker has served his team through consistent effort and excellent fulfillment of his position responsibilities on both sides of the ball as an offensive and defensive lineman. He is a pleasure to coach and an inspiration to all.
SENIORS: Please go to https://goo.gl/forms/Xeg3hXWsuwcW3UGV2 to submit your senior quote for the yearbook! We want to hear from each of you! We are also collecting baby pictures. Please bring your best baby pic, labeled with your name, to Ms. Kimrey's room. We want to feature all seniors, so make sure to get yours in!
Students interested in a career in medicine or science, see Mrs. Grayson in the Student Services Office to pick up the HPREP (Health Professionals Recruitment & Exposure Program) application. HPREP is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty and health professionals. Students will participate in fun, interactive activities such as the teaching of the human body organ systems and diseases, anatomy labs and more. (NOTE: Participation in this program can count for SOLO Flight hours!)
Parking Passes are on sale!!! Monday- Thursday from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $15.00 dollars per pass for the whole school year. Please have your license, license plate number, color, make and year of the vehicle available. No exceptions...If you lose your tag, you will have to purchase another parking pass. Stop by the main office and see Mrs Tobar.
This is a requirement for all job shadow sites, and all volunteer sites (such as churches) that are not established community organizations. We will be checking, and if your mentor does not complete the form, you will need to choose another site. Here's the link:
Books can be checked out in the counseling office if you have not already gotten yours. Remember, you must return or pay for all checked out items before you can check out a summer reading book.
Honors English Summer Reading Assignment (grades 9-12)
AP English Language and Composition Assignment (11th grade)
AP English Language and Literature Assignment (12th grade)
Dual Language I (9th grade)
Class of 2019: If you have decided where you will complete your SOLO Flight hours, plrease enter the information in this Google Form:
If you have entered your information in last year's form, we will transfer it. If you have sent a paper copy to Mrs. Pate, we will transfer it. But from this point, please complete this form.
We will be checking throughout the summer on project approval, and sending email confirmations.
SOLO Flight Log Sheets will be available for pickup in the front office, or you can download and print them here.
Three JM students were recently 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 missed the show don't worry; you can download and listen to the programs here!
She will perform at the Durham Performing Arts Center on May 16.
The JM squad earned a spot at nationals with their strong performance at the state conference!
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!