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Our school office is minimally staffed during the summer. The best way to reach anyone from the office is to email. You'll find links to staff emails on the "Teachers and Staff" page of this site (see banner at the top of the front page). If you plan to come by the school, please give us a call at 299-7377 to be sure that someone is here to assist you.

 

Thank you, and have a great summer!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 5/29/18




Audience: Nurse, Health Room, Homepage and Homepage

 
 
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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 5/22/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Manzano High School will have a jump-start day for freshman on Friday, August 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in the gymnasium. Please see the attached flyer for details!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 5/16/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

APS is doing online registration this year! If you haven't completed your children's registrations, please access your ParentVUE account, click on "Online Registration" and go through the forms. If you need more information or you need to sign up for ParentVUE, please go to http://www.aps.edu/students-parents/parentvue-studentvue/online-registration and follow the instructions there. You'll need your student's APS ID number (which is on their report card if they don't remember).

 

If you have transferred your student, please be sure the system has the correct new school for your child; if the school information isn't correct by 5/25, please email asher@aps.edu with your name, your child's name, date of birth, and grade, and the school you're transferring from.

 

Within a week of  completing your registration, you'll get a message that the registration has been accepted or an email asking for more information.

 

We will have schedules ready for our pre-registered students in August, and we'll do student IDs and have parents bring in any necessary documents at that time. Please be sure your contact numbers and email addresses are correct in ParentVUE and watch for messages from the school in late July.

 

Thank you, and we'll see you in August!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 5/16/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Some parents have reported issues finding the schedule on the APS site, so I've posted it here as well. Below you'll find just the Jackson dates. Below that, there is a downloadable file with ALL APS Middle School track dates, locations and which schools we will compete against. Track meets start at 4:30, usually ending between 7:30 and 8.

 

Tuesday March 13th - Community Stadium (98th & I-40)

 

Tuesday March 20th - Wilson Stadium (near Manzano HS)

 

Monday April 2nd - Milne Stadium (University & Hazeldine, behind CNM)

 

Tuesday April 10th - Community Stadium

 

Tuesday April 17th - Milne Stadium

 

Monday April 23rd (Championship Meet, 7/8th athletes ONLY) - Community Stadium

 

If you have any other questions, please email the Head Coach/Athletic Director, Mr Neice, at NEICE@APS.EDU

 

 

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Posted by: Kyle Neice
Published: 3/13/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Online registration for the 2018-19 school year is now open! If you can register your student online, you'll be able to save time and paper in the fall. You'll need a ParentVUE account and, if you'd like to send documents electronically, a way to upload those (scan them in or even take a picture with your phone). Please check it out at the link below - there's a step-by-step video to show you how this new system works! When you log in to ParentVUE, click on "Messages" to get to the online registration link.

 

If your student is transferring to Jackson, please be sure we're the school on the registration. We may need to wait until the beginning of April to get our transfer students registered online, but it will be available.

 

APS Online Registration

 

If you have trouble getting your ParentVUE account activated or completing the online registration, please give Donna Asher a call at 299-7377, ext. 23500.

 

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 3/7/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

APS Medicaid Enrollment and Kennedy Middle School are having a St. Patrick's Day Family Fair at Kennedy on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

There will be door prizes, Medicaid enrollment, a kids' play area, food and drinks, Flu shots and more by Walgreens Community Providers, Kids Cook, amazing drone demos, games and fun activiities for kids, legal workshops, and FREE HIV and Hepatitis C tests!

 

To enroll yourself or your children in Medicaid, please bring a photo ID, proof of address, proof of income, and proof of citizenship for those enrolling.

 

All APS families are welcome! Click on the link below for the flyer.

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 3/7/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Just wanted to let everyone know there are a few updates to athletics eligibility for the next school year, 2018-2019. These apply to middle and high school Student Athletes. You can find these changes posted on the front page of the NMAA site at https://www.nmact.org/

 

If you have any questions, you can email our Athletic Director at NEICE@APS.EDU

SCHOLASTIC ELIGIBILITY CHANGES

 

Per a recent vote of NMAA member schools, three changes have been made to scholastic eligibility guidelines for the 2018-2019 school year.  These are as follows:

 

1). Use of Semester Grades Only – Scholastic Eligibility will be determined by semester grades (6/9 week marking period grades will no longer be used).

 

2). NO F’s – A student must have a 2.0 GPA and NO F’s in order to be eligible to participate in activities/athletics. This is a change from the past where a student was allowed one F.

 

3). Summer Courses – Beginning in the summer of 2018, students may make-up multiple courses to attempt to gain eligibility.

For more information regarding these changes click here.

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Posted by: Kyle Neice
Published: 2/28/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Our orchestra will be having a concert at the Manzano High School Performing Arts Center this Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Please come out to hear our wonderful orchestra and support our students!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 2/26/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Track Tryouts are from Monday the 26th until Wednesday, the 28th, immediately after school from 3:15 to 4:30pm! Students MUST have a COMPLETED APS Physical form turned in to Mr Neice in room 116 to be able to participate. No other physical forms will be accepted. APS forms can be found in the front office, or below. The track schedule is also posted below. 

 

Any other questions, please email the Athletic Director, Mr Neice, at NEICE@APS.EDU

 

Go Jags!!!

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Posted by: Kyle Neice
Published: 2/26/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Student-led conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 1 - 2. There will be no classes for students those days, but if you don't have the information about your conference, please ask your student! Please be sure to bring your student along for the meeting - the students should be leading their conferences.

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 2/22/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear School Community,

 

Albuquerque Public Schools – like so many school districts across the nation – are receiving numerous reports of threats to school safety, mostly through social media. This is not surprising following the recent mass school shooting in Florida.  We understand that tensions are running high, and we are doing all we can to alleviate fears and concerns.

 

We appreciate those who come forward to make us aware of threats to school safety, and we want to reassure you that we take every one of those threats seriously. School officials are working closely with the APS Police Department as well as local, state and federal law enforcement to assure that our campuses are safe for all.

 

With that said, we will not be discussing threats that are quickly determined to be false. If you don’t hear from us, assume that it is safe to go to school as usual.

Rest assured, if there is cause for concern we will notify students, staff and families as well as the media as soon as we are able.  

 

Parents, we also ask that you talk to your children about the seriousness of making false threats which can result in suspension and/or expulsion for students and possible criminal charges.

 

We are committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for all. Thank you for your continued support and diligence.

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 2/22/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Students received their progress reports through first period on Friday, 2/9. These are not final grades, but they show how your student is doing halfway through the third quarter. Please check your student's backpack for the progress report!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 2/9/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

If you hope to transfer your student to Jackson for sixth grade next year or to a high school outside your attendance area for eighth grade, this is your last chance to get in the first transfer group! Please go online to the APS Transfer page at http://www.aps.edu/schools/transfers to request the transfer.

 

If you have moved out of the Jackson attendance area and wish to have your student continue at Jackson, please request a transfer as soon as possible. Your student will be in the top priority for a transfer.

 

If you are moving to Albuquerque with the military, please call (505) 855-9040 for special help with enrollment, transfers, and other issues.

 

Transfers will continue to be available after January 31, but this is the end of the first round, so make your request as soon as you can!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 1/29/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Jackson Middle School will be holding our annual Career Fair on Thursday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main gym.

 

We are looking for presenters who are excited and passionate about their careers to talk to our students.

 

If you know of someone who might be interested in participating in Jackson's Career Fair, please have them contact Charlene Lutz at lutz@aps.edu or 299-7377 x23557 as soon as possible.

 

The flyer for this event is attached if you would like to download it. Thank you in advance for your support of this event!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 1/29/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The transfer window for the 2018-19 school year opens in January! To request a transfer, please visit www.aps.edu and fill out the Transfer Request Form.

 

If your student is not currently attending Jackson, please request a transfer during the month of January to get your student on the first list of transfers.

 

If your student is at Jackson but you've moved out of the district, please fill out a transfer request for next year; your student will be given first priority.

 

If your student is an eighth grader on a transfer to Jackson and you would like them to attend Manzano or Eldorado for high school, please fill out a transfer request.

 

If your student is a sixth or seventh grader currently attending Jackson on a transfer, you don't need to do anything - the transfer will automatically renew for next year.

 

If you have any questions about transfers, please contact Donna Asher (asher@aps.edu or 299-7377, ext. 23500).

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 12/12/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

We will be on Winter Break from Monday, 12/18 through Tuesday, 1/2. School will resume for the second semester on Wednesday, 1/3/18. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 12/12/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Our Jackson Winter Choir Concert will be held tonight, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 in the gym. Please come out and hear our wonderful choir!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 12/7/17




Audience: JAGS (Parent Org.), Parents, Homepage and Homepage

Ramen Day will be Friday, December 8th during lunches!  Come to the Student Store to get your snacks and lunch.  We will have lots of items to pick from like Ramen Noodles, Hot Pockets, Nutella, candy bars, and even more!

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Posted by: Erin Morrison
Published: 12/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Our Jackson Jaguar Orchestra will perform a winter concert at the main gym this Tuesday night at 6:30pm. Please join us and support our talented musicians, and our students will love to see their teachers and friends to be there. See you tomorrow in the concert!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 12/4/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

On November 30th, from 5pm-8pm, come join Jackson staff, students and families as we get a PRIVATE party at the brand new Peter Piper location on Juan Tabo, (1000 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112) next to Lobo Comics.

 

Play games, partake in an ice cream eating contest and other fun activities!

 

This location doesn't officially open until December 2nd, so we get to be the first people to enjoy it!

 

Also, bring cans of non perishable food to get free tokens!

 

Jackson will earn 15% of the proceeds that night, so come with the family, get some pizza and have an amazing night while also helping us raise money for the school.

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Posted by: Kyle Neice
Published: 11/20/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

There will be no school from Wednesday, 11/22 through Friday, 11/24 for Thanksgiving break. We wish you a happy and safe holiday, and we'll see you back for school on Monday, 11/27!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Girls Basketball tryouts start on Monday January 8th, 2018

 

Girls and Boys Track tryouts will start on February 26th, 2018.

 

PHYSICALS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE STUDENTS CAN TRY OUT, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

 

Turn them in to room 116 ASAP to not have to worry about it.

If you have a physical from Fall 2017 Volleyball or Boys Basketball, you do not need a new one.

 

Any questions, please email Neice@APS.EDU

 

Go Jags!!

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Posted by: Kyle Neice
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Our School, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Library, Our School, School Meals, Sports and Clubs, Nurse, Health Room, Donna Asher, Counseling, TITLE IX, Library, Donna Asher, JAGS (Parent Org.), Comics Club, Jackson Athletics, Counseling, Activities, Homepage, TITLE IX, Homepage, Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Comics Club, Contact Us, Parents, Donna Asher, School Meals, Teachers & Staff and Jackson Athletics

Students have been bringing "slime" to school lately, but it's not allowed at Jackson! Students, please do not bring any of this to school, homemade or not, and don't buy any of it from your classmates. If we see you playing with "slime" at school, we will confiscate it and throw it away.

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 10/25/17




Audience: Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Our School, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Library, Our School, School Meals, Sports and Clubs, Nurse, Health Room, Donna Asher, Counseling, TITLE IX, Library, Donna Asher, JAGS (Parent Org.), Comics Club, Jackson Athletics, Counseling, Activities, Homepage, TITLE IX, Homepage, Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Comics Club, Contact Us, Parents, Donna Asher, School Meals, Teachers & Staff and Jackson Athletics

Join us for the Fall Family Fun Night on Thursday, November 2, 2017!  The theme is 60 Years of Jackson. We will be starting at 5:00 in the Cafeteria for registration, Jazz Band and Volleyball recognition. The students will visit classrooms and collect stamps from 5:45-6:30.  Dinner for students and families (need 8 stamps) will start at 6:30-7:00.

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 10/25/17




Audience: Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Our School, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Library, Our School, School Meals, Sports and Clubs, Nurse, Health Room, Donna Asher, Counseling, TITLE IX, Library, Donna Asher, JAGS (Parent Org.), Comics Club, Jackson Athletics, Counseling, Activities, Homepage, TITLE IX, Homepage, Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Comics Club, Contact Us, Parents, Donna Asher, School Meals, Teachers & Staff and Jackson Athletics

There will be a Fall Carnival and Dance for students on October 27 after school until 4:30. Only Jackson students may attend - please don't invite friends from other schools! Costumes may be worn, but they must meet school dress code.

 

Tickets are $2.00 and food and drink will be available for sale after 3:30. You may buy tickets outside Melody Kirschman's room (120) or at the door.

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 10/20/17




Audience: Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Our School, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Library, Our School, School Meals, Sports and Clubs, Nurse, Health Room, Donna Asher, Counseling, TITLE IX, Library, Donna Asher, JAGS (Parent Org.), Comics Club, Jackson Athletics, Counseling, Activities, Homepage, TITLE IX, Homepage, Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Comics Club, Contact Us, Parents, Donna Asher, School Meals, Teachers & Staff and Jackson Athletics

Boys Basketball tryouts will be held after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. You must have a completed APS physical form in order to try out.

 

Girls Basketball will begin next semester, and tryouts will begin on Monday, January 8. If you plan to try out, please remember to schedule a physical soon!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Our School, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Library, Our School, School Meals, Sports and Clubs, Nurse, Health Room, Donna Asher, Counseling, TITLE IX, Library, Donna Asher, JAGS (Parent Org.), Comics Club, Jackson Athletics, Counseling, Activities, Homepage, TITLE IX, Homepage, Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Comics Club, Contact Us, Parents, Donna Asher, School Meals, Teachers & Staff and Jackson Athletics

The Jaguars Tennis Team has home matches at Onate Park on both Tuesday and Thursday this week (10/17 & 10/19) at 3:30. Go Jaguars!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, 10/12 - 13, for Fall Break. Have a great break!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 10/6/17




Audience: Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Our School, Title I District Family Engagement Support Agreement 15-16, Library, Our School, School Meals, Sports and Clubs, Nurse, Health Room, Donna Asher, Counseling, TITLE IX, Library, Donna Asher, JAGS (Parent Org.), Comics Club, Jackson Athletics, Counseling, Activities, Homepage, TITLE IX, Homepage, Title I District Family Engagement Process and Procedural Directive, Comics Club, Contact Us, Parents, Donna Asher, School Meals, Teachers & Staff and Jackson Athletics

Progress reports went home today through advisory classes. If you haven't seen your student's first school-wide progress report, ask for it today!

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 9/18/17




Audience: JAGS (Parent Org.), Parents, Homepage and Homepage

JAGS Meetings will be held monthly on the third Wednesday at the Jackson Library starting at 5:30 p.m.  (Schedule will be adjusted when school is not in session.)

 

Scheduled meetings for this semester will be September 20, October 18, November 15, and December 13.

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Posted by: Donna Asher
Published: 9/11/17