Updates & Announcements

  • JWB's Back To School Night

    September 27, 2023

    JWB's Back to School Night is Thursday, September 27th. Parents\Guardians are invited to come and meet teachers, join the PTO, and get a feel for their students' schedules. Click the link below to see the full schedule. We are excited to see you!

    JWB Back To School Night Schedule 2023

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    View 2023-2024 Welcome Letter here!

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  • JWB Is Having a Book Fair!

    The JWB Library is excited to announce the dates for this year's Scholastic Book Fair. For details, click here for the flyer. Click the image below to go directly to our Scholastic Book Fair page.


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  • Fall Picture Day

    Tuesday, September 19th 2023

    Fall Picture Day at JWB is Tuesday, September 19th. Anyone wishing to purchase picture packages will be able to do so after Picture Day. See the flyer below for details.

    Picture Day Flyer

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  • 2023-2024 JWB Bulletin

    Click the images below to access the JWB Bulletin for the 2023-2024 school year. The bulletin contains important info for the start of the school year.

    2023-2024 Bulletin


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  • 5th Grade Orientation Info Packet

    The start of school is right around the corner and our newest JWB Bulldogs, the incoming 5th graders, will have their orientation on Wednesday, August 30th! Click the link below for the information packet. We can't wait to meet you!

    5th Grade Orientation Info Packet

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  • JWB 5th Grade Orientation

    Attention parents and guardians of incoming 5th grade students, JWB will be holding our New Student Summer Orientation Program on Wednesday, August 30th. Students with last names starting with the letters A through L should report at 8:15 am and expect to be here until approximately 9:15 am. Students with last names starting with the letters M through Z should report at 9:45 am and expect to be here until 10:45 am. For more details, click the links below--

    5th Grade Orientation Info Letter

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  • Summer Reading Special Events & Programs

    JWB Librarian Ms. Pollack has put together an interactive calendar highlighting special events connected to summer reading. Click the image below to visit the calendar and check out the amazing and free opportunities!  

    Summer Read

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  • JWB Summer Reading!

    Visit a local library this summer! Each library has programs and activities scheduled all summer long. 
    We challenge you to keep reading! Students can visit their TEAMS page and look for a class called Summer Reading Program. They have been assigned an optional PowerPoint assignment. There are 10 challenges. Complete 1 or all 10 and turn it in by September 13th. 
    Click the image below for details!
    JWB Library Page
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  • Attention Families

    Registration for the KCSD 2023 Summer Academy is now open!

    JWB families click here for direct access to our registration page. For the general registration page, click the image below:

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    Summer School

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  • JWB Band Students Perform at Six Flags

    On Friday, June 2nd, 7th and 8th Grade Band, Orchestra, and Select Chorus students traveled to Six Flags Lake George and performed at the annual High Note fest. It was an amazing and fun experience for all. Thank you and congrats to our wonderful JWB Music Department and congrats to our student musicians.

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  • JWB 8th Grade Formal!

    8th Grade Formal

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    Click here for info on the 2023 KCSD Summer Academy.

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  • JWB Jazz Band Performs at Uptown Coffee!

    Our amazing JWB Jazz Band, alongside the KHS Jazz Band, will be playing at Uptown Coffee on Saturday, May 20th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come on out and hear some amazing music while also showing support for our amazing student muscians! 

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  • Bookmobile Takes Off at JWB!

    What do you do when the library has to be closed for testing and students can't come in to check out books? Well, if you are JWB Librarian, Mrs. Polack, you bring the library to the students! Mrs Polack and her amazing library staff loaded up a cart with books and visited classrooms to provide students the opportunity to check out a book even while the library was closed. One happy student said that it was "like Door Dash for books!". By the end of the day, over 100 books had been checked out. Mrs Polack and her Bookmobile will be back out on Tuesday, May 2nd!





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  • Attention 8th-graders! Will you be the first in your family to attend college? If so, apply for the President's Challenge Scholarship (PCS) at SUNY Ulster! Interested students should complete an application and short essay by May 12, and if selected as a finalist, participate in a brief interview.  Five candidates from each middle school will receive the scholarship. Starting in high school, PCS students participate in mentoring and college readiness activities at school and at the SUNY Ulster Campus. Once students graduate, they attend SUNY Ulster tuition-free for two years! 

    Apply here!

    SAVE THE DATE: Family Information Night

    Tuesday, May 2, 6-7 PM

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  • Battle of the Books


    Battle of the Books 2023 has concluded and our very own Team Tiger Warriors, representing JWB's 5th and 6th Grade class, emerged victorious with a final score of 40-35! Congratulations to our students and coach Fina and Lasher! And while our 8th grade team, The Gnosey Gnomes, did not get the win in their bracket, they still put on an amazing performance and were only 2 points behind! Awesome job students and coach McCann! Thank you coaches and JWB Librarian, Mrs. Polack, for your continued dedication to our students and thank you to MCM principal, Mr Sheber, for hosting the event!

    Team Tiger Warriors

    Pictured above, the victorious Team Tiger Warriors 

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    Pictured above, our amazing 8th Grade team, The Gnosey Gnomes! 

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  • JWB Students Level Up Their Artistic Skills

    Students in JWB Art Teacher, Ms McNaughton's Art classes got a chance to combine their creativity and critical thinking skills to design and make their own games. The project started off by talking about game strategy and types of games. Students had to make everything from scratch-- the board, the cards, the characters, and the dice and spinners. They had to decide what materials to use, including cardboard, clay, paint, and other miscellaneous items. Students had to create and write the directions and present the games to the class before they played. The game designs were based on collaboration between group members, and they had to learn to listen and reflect on their team mates' suggestions. 





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  • JWB Hosts Battle of the Books!

    Students at JWB have spent weeks rigorously reading and discussing books in preparation for the annual Battle of the Books competition. Teams for each grade level worked with teachers as they prepared to square off in competition to see which team is able to accurately answer the most questions about their respective books. During the competition, parents and guardians were invited in to watch and celebrate the participants. The culminating activity will be a Book Battle between the winning team for JWB and the winning team from MCM. Thank you to JWB Library Media Specialist, Mrs Polack and the teacher captains for providing this awesome learning activity to our students! bob1







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  • Honors Enrollment Changes for 2023-2024

    Download presentations on Honors enrollment changes in ENGLISH and SPANISH.

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    Honors Enrollment Presentation

    For more information, here's an FAQ about Honors enrollment changes: KingstonCitySchools.org/Honors2023



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  • JWB Students Selected for All-County Band

    Several JWB band members were selected to participate in this past weekend's All-County Band Festival. The festival is organized by the Ulster County Music Educators Association and it is a terrific accomplishment being selected. Congrats to our JWB musicians and our excellent JWB Music department!

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  • JWB Lucky Bulldogs

    This year the JWB PBIS team sought to create a program in which they could raise the spirits and morale of our students. Their efforts have led to the creation of the Lucky Bulldog drawings. Every Wednesday, two students are selected from each grade and then announced as our Lucky Bulldogs. These students receive a sticker indicating their Lucky Bulldog status as well as the chance to select from the prize box. The positive impact of "winning", and the recognition from having your name announced during the morning announcements, has already created a positive vibe in our schools and we have had over 80 Lucky Bulldogs since December. 






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  • Students in Corina Moot, Denee McGrath, and Nicole Giebelhaus' 5th Grade class used STEM skills to design and build a massive gingerbread house. Students had to figure out volume, design floor plans, understand and create different solutions for the frosting, figure out perimeters, and other important pieces to make sure their gingerbread house was as stable and sturdy as it was beautiful! GB14

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  • JWB's Drama Club provided audiences with an "all together ookey" and wonderful experience the weekend of December 2nd when they performed "The Addams Family" for three nights in the JWB auditorium. 

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  • On Thursday, December 1st, students in Mrs. Polack's 8th period Library class were treated to a special visit with Mary Pope Osborne to celebrate 30 years of Magic Tree House! Library

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  • On November 22nd, students in Ms Polacco and Mrs Dodig-Sussman's classes had a Community Potluck Heritage Celebration where students and faculty alike were invited to cook and bring in foods that represent their cultural heritage and family traditions. Students had a wonderful time and took tremendous pride in their dishes. 



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  • 7th Grade students in Ms Yannucci and Mrs Harrison's Math class  enjoyed some friendly competition as they practiced the concept of combining signed numbers with a card game. Strategies develop quickly as students see the results of drawing (adding) & discarding (subtracting) positive & negative valued cards. 

    Seeing and applying math concepts in novel ways such as this has been shown to greatly enhance student comprehension and retention. 





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  • This school year marked the return of field trips and JWB's 5th graders were treated to a wonderful outdoor experience courtesy of Wild Earth! Throughout the end of September and the beginning of October, groups of 5th graders traveled to an outdoor classroom maintained by Scenic Hudson and experienced hikes, talks about making shelters, and other outdoor activities. Our students had an amazing time and we are grateful for Wild Earth's continued commitment to our school community.  

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  • On October 20th, the JWB Music department was happy to bring 6th grade members of the Band, Chorus, and Orchestra classes to the Proctor's Theater in Albany to see a performance of Aladdin. JWB Music Teacher, Mr. Schrader noted that not only did the students have a wonderful time, but that he received numerous compliments about how well behaved the students were. That shows some Bulldog Pride for sure! Thank you to our awesome JWB Music department for providing the experience for our students! Band

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