The Field Hockey team just completed an amazing run in the State Field Hockey Tournament. Although they fell just short of the state title, they were absolutely amazing! The Tabb team played well and earned the victory, but we were right there; only falling 3-2 in double overtime.
Thanks to the coaches, girls, and supportive parents for an outstanding year.
We made it!
JM has undergone some major changes in scheduling this year going to a modified 4×4 Block Schedule. By all reports this have gone well.
Student Report Cards will be distributed this Friday, November 7th.
Look for them in your student’s backpack!
Dear Parents and Friends of James Monroe,
With the first nine weeks of school rapidly coming to an end, I would like to
take this opportunity to draw your attention to some of our students? successes
and to highlight some scheduled events for November. We are proud
of our Yellow Jackets for many reasons. Twenty-four students were inducted
into the National Honor Society, and twenty-five students will be inducted into
the National Junior Honor Society on November 6. The Battlefield District
One Act Play Festival was held at James Monroe on October 25. Our students
finished first with their performance of Anton Chekhov?s comedy The Proposal.
The cast and crew will participate in Region I competition on November
15 at Lafayette High School. The Marching Yellow Jackets received a Superior
rating at the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director?s Association State
Marching Festival held at Massaponax High School on October 25. Our student
athletes have had a successful fall sports season. The golf team finished
first in the Battlefield District during the regular season and won the tournament
championship as well. The boys? cross country team finished third in
the Battlefield District Meet, and the girls? cross country team finished a close
second. Both teams advanced to the Region I Meet. The J.V. field hockey
and varsity field hockey teams played in their respective Battlefield District
Championship games. The varsity field hockey team advanced to the Region
I Tournament. The varsity football team remains undefeated and in the hunt
for a berth in the Division III playoffs. The football team concludes their regular
season at Maury Stadium against division rival Courtland High School on
November 7. These are but a few of our accomplishments, and it is only the
beginning of November!
The first nine weeks grading period ends on November 3, and the following
day, November 4, is a teacher workday. Report cards will be issued on November
7 to all students. On November 11 we will hold our first Parent-
Teacher Conferences from 3:00?5:00 P.M. Appointments are necessary and
may be scheduled by calling 372-1100, and speaking to Mrs. Limberick or Ms.
Matthew in the main office. Please be aware that interims will be sent home
with students on November 21.
In order to provide a safe and secure environment for our students and staff,
we are requesting that students not be dropped off for school in the morning
before 7:00 A.M. Students who remain after school must be under the direct
supervision of a teacher or a coach. If your child is picked up in the afternoon,
please make arrangements for his/her ride to be at James Monroe by
3:00 P.M. These measures will ensure the continued safety of all our students,
and your cooperation is appreciated.
Enjoy the information included in the November newsletter and have a wonderful
Thanksgiving holiday. School will be in session until 12:00 P.M. on
Wednesday, November 26 and will resume at 7:45 A.M. on Monday, December
1. Enjoy the holiday.
Daryl H. Chesley, Ed.D.