Updates & Announcements

  • JWB Hosts

    Art and Music Festival!

    This Thursday, May 30th, JWB is excited to host an Art and Music festival featuring a celebration of artistic accomplishments of our 5th and 6th graders! Check the flyer below for details. Click the link for a downloadable and colorable version of the flyer.

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  • 8th Grade Dates to Remember

     

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    PDF of the 8th Grade Dates

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  • PDF of the Mud Run Flyer

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  • JWB Multicultural Club Hosts Cupcake Wars II

    On Monday, May 6th, the JWB Multicultural Club hosted the second annual Cupcake War! The theme of this year's competition was "Spring is Upon Us". The winner this year was Mrs. Jody Fromson with her bee-themed cupcakes. The runner-up was Mrs. Anna Hayner with her Caramel Delight cupcakes. 

    Thank you to the following faculty and staff for participating and helping:

    • Ms. Fernandez
    • Ms. McNaughton
    • Ms. Solian
    • Ms. Edelman
    • Ms. Fay
    • Ms. Hayner
    • Ms. Fromson
    • Ms. Alhona

    Special thanks to our amazing judges, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Public Relations, Ms. Bonville, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Data, Dr. Oliveto, JWB ENL Teacher, Ms. Brotman, and JWB TA Mrs. Dyshuk.

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  • Attention 8th grade families!

    It’s that time of year again where we are looking for candidates for the PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM offered through SUNY Ulster.  FIVE students from JWB will be awarded this scholarship at THIS year’s 8th grade moving up ceremony.  These five deserving students will be invited to participate in a mentoring program while attending Kingston High School.  Upon successful completion of high school and completion of the program these five students will be invited to attend SUNY Ulster TUITION-FREE for two years!  This is a huge opportunity for some of our first-generation college students/families.  Please review the materials to see if your child may qualify and please encourage them to apply (an online application link will be posted shortly).  Applications are due no later than May 8th. Click the link below for more info! 

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  • PTEC Open House Flyer

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  • JWB Musicians Perform with All County Band

    The accolades and honors for JWB Musicians keep rolling in! On the weekend of March 8th, 7th and 8th Grade JWB musicians performed in the Junior High All County Band Festival at New Paltz High School.

    Daphne Connole, Lizzy DeKoskie, Jacob Heinlein, Sara Milgrim, Sophia Doviken, Maren Graziano, and Reece Boyer were selected from a pool of students from the entire Ulster County region after an audition process that began in January. Since then, they have practiced their pieces in anticipation of the concert on Saturday, March 9th. Congrats to all the students and our amazing JWB Music department!

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  • JWB Students Perform with Honors Band

    JWB is incredibly proud of our student musicians and their impressive milestones. Members of the JWB 5th and 6th grade band were selected to perform at the All County concert with the Honors Band.

     

    Additionally, JWB 8th Grader, Sara Milgrim, was selected to perform with the New York State Band Directors Association Honors band in Syracuse, NY. Sara was one of about 100 students selected from across the state and was placed highest in the trumpet section for NY! 

    Congrats to our amazing student musicians and our phenomenal JWB Music Department!

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  • Ulster County Music Educators Association

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  • JWB Multicultural Club hosts Empanada Sale!

     

    JWB's Multicultural Club hosted an empanada sale on October 11th to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Faculty and staff baked different types of empanadas and students came during activity to eat and celebrate. Thank you to advisors. Mrs. Cruz and Mrs. Valencia. Special shout out to Yadi's Kitchen (@yadis_empanadas) for donating her amazing empanadas. 

     

    Students and staff all had an amazing time and all look forward to JWB's Multicultural Club's next celebration!

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  • The JWB Yearbook for 2023-2024 is available to order now!

     

    Follow this link  or scan the QR code in the image below. Supplies are limited!

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    View 2023-2024 Welcome Letter here!

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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.

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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.

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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 Thursday, October 27th, faculty and staff at JWB were excited to welcome the return of the annual Staff Dodgeball Game! The dodgeball game is not only a great opportunity for students to have fun watching their teachers and school staff "let their hair down" and play a game for the students' entertainment, it serves as a way to give back to the JWB community--traditionally funds raised from the game go to support the Vincent Loughlin Scholarship Fund!

    Thank you to the amazing Ms Sass, Mrs Crantz, Coach Munger, and Mrs Morrison for organizing the game! And of course, thank you to the amazing faculty and staff at JWB for providing our students a wonderful afternoon of laughter. 

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  • Recently, our 7th and 8th grade students in Chorus, Band, and Orchestra, got to travel to New York City to see the Broadway show, Wicked. The students reported that they loved the show and had an amazing time. Thank you to our amazing JWB Music department for providing our students these wonderful experiences! 

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  • Recently, JWB teacher, Mrs. Kazolias lead her class on a fun, hands-on project where they made models of plant and animal cells using candy and crackers. Students had to make sure that they had all of correct features and organelles.Students had a great time during the project and were beaming with pride! Thank you to Mrs. Kazolias and TAs, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Ernst for providing our students with such amazing and creative learning experiences!

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