Making News at the Middle School

A Time to Give

One week from today, Friday, December 19, 2014, the middle school will recognize the gifts of giving.   The students will have opportunities to reflect on their lives of safety and security in the United States which is maintained by the military.  The students will see their gifts of items they and their families donated to “Stuff the Bus” which will go out to families who struggle to provide meals, clothing, and pet care.  The students will see classmates and a teacher donate hair to be used in making wigs for cancer patients.  They will hear stories from cancer survivors and learn how one family is helping their young child through treatments.  The gathering will end with one student shaving the hair of a teacher in front of the audience and then a homeroom will be identified to “Stuff the Bus” with all the donated items.  At lunch the middle school staff will give each student hot chocolate and a cookie as a way of letting each one know they are important.  It is a day dedicated to the gifts of time to recognize each other as real gifts.

Below is a list of the items the middle school students have been asked to donate during this month.  They turn them into their homeroom or the Health/Family & Consumer Science Classroom. In closing this message everyone at the middle school gives to you the knowledge that we care about the students and you.  

·         All money will be donated to the cancer treatments/expenses for a local two year old cancer victim.  The child and his family will be talking to the students during the assembly.

·         Money donations for Mr. Zeruth to have his head shaved during the December 19th Assembly.  Each donor will be giving a ticket/chance to be selected as the barber. 

·         Money donations can be collected in homerooms if the donors do not want a chance to be a barber-for-the-day.

This assembly will be Live Streamed and if possible, portions will be on the JSASD Facebook pages.

Military Troops

Local Families


New Shampoo, Conditioner

Gently used clothes


NewToothbrushes, New toothpaste

Gently used toys

Cat litter

New Playing cards, DVDs

Canned food

Hamster Food, supplies

Candy, gum

Dry goods such as pasta

Fish food, supplies

Any items that would help deployed troops feel cared about while serving in a foreign land

Non-perishable food

Anything pet owners know pets need to stay happy and healthy


Important Dates

  • Come to the middle school for a PTO meeting.  The organization is under re-construction and developing a middle school PTO.  Be part of this new/renewal parent group.
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