Headlines

  • Weekly Message 11-28

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! As we return tomorrow, we have just 15 days of school before winter break. During that time we will have a three-hour early dismissal day on December 8th. Mid-term grades will be calculated on the 13th and progress reports will be available on the 15th. Though our seating capacity is limited be sure to continue to review our weekly bulletin embedded below as our holiday concerts and many winter sporting events will also be taking place before winter break. We are excited to honor this year's

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Parent Message 11-21

    I think our student body did a great job on Friday sending our boys' soccer team off to the state playoffs, and it was so exciting to see them play and win on Friday night. The joy and excitement were contagious. If you know any of the players, be sure to congratulate them. In fact, if you know any of our students who participated in fall sports be sure to commend them on being student-athletes and finishing the season. Though it takes balance and focus, students

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Parent Message 11-14

    As we enter a new week, we cannot downplay the seriousness of the actions of some students during this past week. I appreciate the assistance of law enforcement and their quick action when a true threat existed on Tuesday, and their support as we worked to determine if there were any credible rumors on the following days. I appreciate everyone including staff, students and parents, who reached out with information on rumors being shared on social media, allowing us to

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Parent Message 11/10/21 #2

    Good evening, JMB families. A couple of final thoughts tonight as we get ready for another school day. As a result of the serious incident that occurred Tuesday, students and parents are now sharing rumors from social media with school staff. These rumors cause concern, but please keep in mind that they are unverified. James M. Bennett High School and Wicomico County Public Schools take all potential threat rumors seriously

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Parent Message 11-10-21

    Good afternoon, JMB families. This is Principal Christel Savage, and I’d like to thank everyone who had a hand in supporting school safety over the past couple of days. While the vast majority of our students came to school to focus on learning this week, the unfortunate actions of a couple of students caused considerable disruption

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Weekly Message 11-7

    Just a reminder tomorrow, we have our first official virtual half-day, and it is also the start of the second term. Please refer to the virtual schedule and encourage your student to log on for each class. Attendance will be taken during each class, just as we do when in person. On Monday, November 8th, Wicomico County Public Schools will begin

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Weekly Message 11/1

    Ok, officially, we are down to the last 5 days of the term. Let's finish strong! Report cards will be available on November 12th. Students who have a failing grade will have a copy of their report card mailed home. Please remember that students who have missed 5 or more unexcused days will have E's on their report cards until they make up their absences and recover their grades. The students will begin a new quarter on November

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Weekly Message 10-24

    As we embark on the last 10 days of the first marking term, it is a good time to review grades with your student. AP test sign-ups for Semester 1 and Year-long courses will close on the 29th. Consider signing up as AP test costs are down to just $20/$10. Don't miss out on an opportunity to earn college credit. The students will begin a new quarter on November 8th, noted in the county calendar as a virtual day. The students will participate

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 10-17 Weekly Message

    As we are just 15 days away from the end of the first marking term, I wanted to remind students and parents that many of our elective courses needed for graduation are only a term long, meaning it is extremely important that students pass the first marking term. First, it sets them up for success in the second term for the semester and year-long courses, and it also means that they passed our term courses. For example, students enrolled in PE, Art 1, Music, Drama, and the tech course are in classes that are only one term long. If they don't pass the quarter classes they are currently enrolled in then they fail the course. I know that you have probably heard how important

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Weekly Message 10-10

    I had a chance this week to review progress reports, and I am proud of what I am seeing in our students here at JMB. If you have not checked your student's grades, now is the time to do so. We are only 19 days away from the end of the first term. Just a reminder, Wednesday the 13th will be a delayed opening for students who are not taking the PSAT/SAT. The staff at JMB, are dedicated

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Weekly Message 10-3

    Monday starts the nomination period for teacher of the year, which will run through November 4th. We have a lot of great teachers here at JMB, and I hope that many of you take the time to nominate a teacher for this great honor. tinyurl.com/WCBOETOY22-23 Just a reminder, progress reports will be available

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Parent Message 9-26

    Homecoming was a little different with our football game being canceled and then our soccer games being rescheduled because of rain, but overall, it was a great success, and the students who attended the dance on Saturday had a great time. Starting Monday, we will begin to count tardies to school and class. The first and second tardy will be a warning, the third tardy will be a detention. The 4th tardy and beyond will result in

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Parent Message 9-19

    Good evening, Clipper Families this is Principal Savage, with your weekly message. This week looks to be a busy week as school is in full swing, and with that in mind, we are looking for some reliable student ANCHORS to help support the Clipper Nation. Be sure to check out the link if you think you might be interested. https://tinyurl.com/jmbanchors We start this week with Maryland day tomorrow for school spirit during

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • ELA Test Sept 22 and 29 -- Delayed opening non test takers

    Reminder for delayed opening this coming Wednesday, September 22nd (and next week on September 29th). All students should have received a "testing ticket" on Friday that indicates if they will be a tested student on either of those days or not. For those that need to test, the ticket will indicate if the student needs to report for testing on the 22nd, the 29th, or both days, along with the assessment(s) the student will take, and the room number to report to by 7:45. If there is a day your student is not reporting for testing, they should arrive at 11:15, at which time we will conclude testing and resume our normal schedule with 3rd and 4th period only. Bus transportation will make two runs on these delayed opening days, a run during normal time to pick up testers

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Homecoming Dance Information

    James M. Bennett High School is scheduled to hold a Homecoming dance outside in the Shipyard on September 25th from 8:00 – 10:00 PM. Since the dance is being held outside, it will be weather permitting. While we are excited for this event, the level of community transmission of COVID-19 in Wicomico County is “high”, emphasizing the potential need for contact tracing. For this reason, the dance will be limited to James M. Bennett High students only. Students must also meet the

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • College Information Night on Zoom: Wednesday, September 22nd, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.

    Are you looking for information related to the college admissions process? Do you need to know how to use Naviance during the college admissions process? Do you need to know more about financial aid and paying for college? High school students and their parents are invited to attend the College Information Night that will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Weekly Message 9-12

    We had a great back-to-school week and are looking forward to a great school year. Just a few reminders starting with getting to school on time. Students should be in their first period and seated by 7:45. Any student arriving after 7:45 will be marked late to school. Students not eating breakfast provided by our cafeteria need to consume

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Parent Message 9-6-21

    We had our back-to-school night for 9th and 10th grades on Thursday, and it was a great evening. Be sure to check out the pictures in the newsletter. I am so excited that we will see students back in the building this week. Just a reminder, first-time 9th graders will start on Tuesday the 7th, and then on Wednesday the 8th, all other students

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Family Portal Open, Schedules available, Schedule Change Requests

    Family Portal opens Sept. 2, 2021 for parents and guardians and students. Family Portal provides information for parents and guardians and students on grades, assignments, attendance and other details. Students may request a schedule change by typing in the url listed below! *Deadline for schedule requests is Wednesday, September 15th.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Parent Message 8-29

    I am so excited that we will see students back in the building this week. We have our back-to-school night for 9th and 10th grades on Thursday from 4-6. Then the official start of the 2021-2022 school year is just days away, first-time 9th graders start on September 7th, and everyone else returns on September 8th. By now, you should have received your back-to-school mailing. If you did not get any mail from us, you should check with the school to ensure your address is correct. As always, the start of the school year means lots of information to share and complete. If you haven't completed your back-to-school paperwork, please do so at your earliest convenience and return the forms to the JMB office or email jmb@wcboe.org. I am looking forward to a great year, and I can't wait to see you in person! Principal Savage

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display