Jun 06

Academic Awards Programs

academic awards1JYMS Academic Awards Programs will be held by grade level.   Please note each grade level’s day and time. (Invite Only)
6th GradeThursday, June 15, 20178:30am JYMS Auditorium
7th GradeWednesday, June 14, 20179:15am JYMS Gymnasium
8th GradeWednesday, June 14, 20176:30pm at Nansemond River High School

Jun 06

Summer Hours

summer-hoursStarting June 19, 2017 JYMS Summer Office Hours will be:
Monday – Thursday  – 7:30pm – 5:30pm
New Student Registration Summer Hours will be:
Monday – Thursday8:00am – 4:00pm

Jun 05

Yearbooks on Sale June 7th!

Yearbooks will be on sale starting this Wednesday, June 7th.  They will be on sale for $40, cash and exact change only.  Sorry, but we can not accept checks or large bills.
Yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Students who pre-ordered them will receive their yearbooks during homeroom on Tuesday, June 6th.

May 04

SOL Time is here!

Time is quickly approaching for our 2017 SOL testing administration. Teachers and students have been busy preparing for testing through after-school and classroom instruction. Each student will need to be present and in their classroom by 7:25 each day.

Students perform best when they are well rested and have had the opportunity to eat breakfast before testing. Please assist in this effort by providing every opportunity for your child’s success during testing. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the testing site. Please speak with your child in reference to this policy.

Click here to see the SOL testing schedule!

Testing Pic

Apr 25

Relay for Life Walk and T-shirt Sale!



 Relay For Life T-shirt Sales

Please place your order if you would like a shirt this year.

Payment is due by Friday, April 28th.

T-shirts are $10.  Adult and Youth sizes are available.

You may pay Mrs. Outlaw in the gymnasium.

Relay For Life Walk

Please join the John Yeates Middle School Relay for Life Team at the annual Relay for Life event.

The event will be held at Nansemond River High School on Friday, May 19th.

The event will be from 6 pm-midnight. Join us in the fight against cancer!back

Apr 21

Car Wash for Suffolk Youth PSA

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Apr 05

Earth Week Events!

Here are the things that we have planned for Earth Week (April 17th – 21st).
  • Recycle Mania –  (All week) Everyone will be encouraged to recycle and the classroom that recycles the most for the week will get a prize. Blue classroom bins will be provided.
  • Recycle door contest – (All week) Teachers and students will decorate their classroom door and the most creative door will win a prize that will awarded on Friday (Judges will be community partners)
  • Stencil promotion – Wayne Jones with the city of Suffolk Liter Control will use John Yeates Middle School to showcase stencils that promote recycling.
  • Paperless and Lights Out Day – On Tuesday 4/18 teachers and students will be encouraged to teach and learn without the use of paper and to cut the lights out when it is not necessary to have them on.
  • Neighborhood Harvest Faculty presentation – On Wednesday 4/19 representatives from Neighborhood Harvest will share a fundraising opportunity for the recycling club with the faculty and provide a salad lunch to those interested on Thursday, 4/20.
  • Smuckers classroon visits – On Wednesday 4/19, Smuckers will give a presentation on recycling called “Talking Trash” to 3rd block Geography students in the auditorium.
  • Courtyard Makeover – On Thursday 4/20, a combined team of volunteers from Lowe’s, JYMS, and Smuckers will makeover our courtyard and plant our garden.
  • HRSD classroom visits – On Friday 4/21 HRSD representative will lead 6th grade science students through a lab activity that teaches them how water is filtered.
  • Green Out Day - On Friday 4/21 the entire school will be encouraged to wear green in support of Earth Week. We are selling the t-shirts below for $12 to our students and staff as a fun raiser.

Recycling ShirtRecycling Shirt Back

Mar 28

Spring Break Reminder

spring-break-2017-school-logo-spring-break-clipart-223_200Suffolk Public Schools will be closed April 10th – April 14th, 2017 for Spring Break.

Schools will reopen on Monday, April 17th, 2017, which will be an ODD Day.

Mar 23

March of Dimes Walk and T-shirt Sale!

The 2017 March of Dimes walk will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Constance Wharf Marina, 100 East Constance Road Suffolk, VA 23434.  It is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM, but please be there by 9:15 if you want to be in our JYMS team picture.
Whether you walk or not, you can support this cause by ordering a 2017 JYMS Walk 4 Babies T-shirt.
Click here for more details on how to order your 2017 March of Dimes T-shirt or just to read all the details on how to join this years walk.Walk Shirt Pic Only
Orders for the March for Babies T-shirts (which cost between $10 – $19 each) must be turned in an paid for by Tuesday, March 28.  To order, please contact Tina Klein at  christinaklein@spsk12.net or (757) 923-4105.
If you’d like to know more about the March of Dimes Organization and the walk itself, simply click on the picture below.


March of Dimes Story






Mar 17

Spring Picture Day: March 21st

Spring Pictures for JYMS are scheduled for:

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Spring Pictures are NOT for the yearbook, they are strictly for ordering purposes only.  If you do want to order pictures you will need to make sure you bring in the completed order form with payment or a copy of your online order.  Online payments should be printed out and brought in to confirm package details to the photographer.

Click here to order pictures online.

Our Picture Day ID # is: VA416146Q0

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