Drake Hughes is a 8th grader that was born on November 16, 2001. When Hughes became Panther of the Week, he was so happy and excited. Hughes was nominated by history teacher Brent Forester because he loves history and is kind and well behaved. He also lives in Salt Lake City.
Clinton Westerman was born in 2003 and has 2 siblings. Westerman was nominated by CTE teacher, Patrice Shaffer, and was very happy to be nominated to be Panther of the Week. He was also nominated because he obeyed the rules and was respectful in class.
After the Ra Ra Assembly on February 18, 6th graders from several elementary schools were feeling excited to come to Joel P. Jensen next year. The Ra Ra Assembly is an assembly for 6th graders to get information and to get excited to come to middle school by seeing different classes. It also has dances, choir performances and band and orchestra performances.
Joel P. Jensen Middle School has had this assembly for quite a few years. The elementary schools who go to this assembly are Westland, Oaker, Terra Linda, Columbia and Westvale Elementary Schools. There were a little over 300 students at the Ra Ra Assembly.
6th grader Madisyn Black from Westland who went to the Ra Ra Assembly said, “I am planning on coming to Joel P. Jensen.” The Ra Ra assembly changed her decision to come here. Her favorite thing about the assembly was the dance performance and the candy that the dancers threw to the crowd.Continue reading “6th Graders Excited to Start Middle School”
The school Spelling Bee is February 25 during 6th and 7th period. Each class has a class spelling bee. The competition is an elimination Spelling Bee. Winners of class competitions move on to the school competition.
August 5-21, in Rio De Janerio, Brazil, will be when and where the 2016 Olympics will be held. It will be the first Olympic Games held in the continent of South America. But, preparations could be put to a halt because of one thing.
Throughout Brazil, the Zika virus has spread through the bites of mosquitoes. This virus affects the children of those affected, mostly giving effects of premature birth. This worries athletes and spectators. What could happen during the games?
All around the school students want to go outside.
Seventh grader Loc Nguyen said, “It sucks” that the administration does not allow students outside. He believes that the administration should let students out so they can get some fresh air and so they have more space and more room to be active.
Although some students would much rather go outside seventh grader, Rick Lewis would rather stay inside. Lewis likes playing basketball with his friends but when they are not able to go into the gym they can not play basketball.
“I would rather play basketball with all my friends, then go outside and play football,” he said.
Students think that Joel P. Jensen’s tardy policy might be too strict and harsh. Three out of five students who were interviewed and they think the consequences escalate too quickly and that they should not be punished for being tardy just for the second time.
The other two students said that “the consequences are reasonable” and that “there shouldn’t be a problem as long as you walk directly from class to class.”