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Click on the links to the left for activity offerings, registration forms, enrichment flyers, schedules, the MN State High School League Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Form, and other pertinent information about our awesome commmunity education program!
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To Register on-line click on discovercommunityed.com
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Welcome students and parents to Jackson Middle School Community Education:
We are fortunate the Anoka-Hennepin School district #11 offers students the opportunity to participate in after school athletics and enrichment classes thru Community Education. "Middle School" is the time to try various classes, activities, and sports.
After school hours are a critical time for youth. Quality after-school programs keep kids safe, improve academic achievement and help relieve the stresses on today's working families. Families will benefit from the safe, structured learning opportuniites that our after school programs provide.
We will begin to accept registrations for Fall 2012 Athletics, on-line, after August 1, and will start to accept registrations, in person, at our two open house dates, Monday, August 29 from 4:00 - 8:00pm and Wednesday, August 31 from 6:00 - 8:00pm . All forms can be downloaded at our JMS Community Education site, click on "JMS athletics and Enrichment Classes/Schedules/Forms.
Welcome to the Anoka-Hennepin Community Education's Middle School Athletic & Enrichment Program at Jackson Middle School. All students are encouraged to participate and enjoy a variety of experiences during their enrollment at Jackson Middle School. This is the time to try out various classes, activities and sports. These activities are intended to enhance the educational opportunities for students outside the school day especially in the areas of teamwork, leadership, social growth, team spirit and respect for others.
Our middle school Community Education motto is:
"If you have FUN … You have WON!"
REGISTRATION PROCESS for Athletics and Enrichment Classes: Our athletic and enrichment opportunities are promoted various ways: on-line at www.discovercommunityed.com, on Jackson's school website (under PARENT INFO), on the school monitor, and thru flyers available in the Community Education Office. Class offerings are also announced on the Daily Announcements for students each morning.
You can register on-line for our after school programs at www.discovercommunityed.com. You will be asked to create a secure profile, giving you convenient 24-hour registration access. Credit card payment is required.
You can also pick up registration forms (and drop them off when completed) in Jackson's Community Education office.
Early registration is a must, as the classes do have a size limit and fill quickly.
FEE ASSISTANCE: Available to students on free and reduced lunch programs by contacting the Jackson Community Education office.
REFUND POLICY: Refund requests with five-business days notice of class start may qualify for a partial refund (cash, credit or coupon) less $10. Refund requests with less than five-business days notice of class start are not eligible for refund.
ACTIVITY BUS: Provided to bus the students within a reasonable distance of their homes on a Monday-Thursday basis. There is no charge to ride the activity bus. It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation home on Fridays and after buses return students to JMS after games.
COACHES/INSTRUCTORS: Our program hires certified coaches, licensed teachers and knowledgeable staff.
A T H L E T I C P R O G R A M:
All students are encouraged to participate in athletics regardless of their skills. The emphasis will be placed on skill development with participation for all. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an interscholastic athletic program competing against the other middle schools within the District. You may notice in the athletic offerings below that a sport offered to 6th grader exclusively (i.e. 6 Gr Volleyball and Basketball) has a shorter season in comparison to other grades. This is because the sport is introductory in nature, giving your child a chance to improve his or her skills or to develop new ones.
Practices and Games: Practices begin right after school and continue until 5:05 pm. Games start at 4:00 pm and will usually end by 6 pm. Practice and game schedules will be handed out the first week of practice. Changes and cancellations may occur to schedules due to weather or transportation issues. Every effort will be made to make up cancellations at a later date.
Equipment and Uniforms: Equipment and uniforms are provided for most sports. It is the student's responsibility for equipment and/or uniform cost when lost, abused or stolen.
Game/Match Schedules: Game results for all our athletic competitions are posted at: Jackson Middle School Calendar and click on Scores/Standings. Based on registration numbers, A & B level teams will be formed on player skill level.
*NOTE: Each student MUST have a Minnesota State High School League Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Form signed by a doctor and on file with the Community Education Office before he/she is allowed to participate in any of the athletic opportunities or practice with any JMS team. Physical forms can be obtained from the Community Ed office at 506-5312 or you can download the form at: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/publications.asp. Examinations are good for 3 years.
E N R I C H M E N T C L A S S O P P O R T U N I T I E S:
Our enrichment activities are offered to develop values, skills and relationships. These activities are not seen as ends in themselves, but as vehicles for creating values, building skills and solidifying peer and adult relationships. An engaging activity is one that awakens the imagination, and inspires students to want to learn more. Below are possible activities Jackson Middle School will offer during the 2012-2013 school year.
Fall Classes: Art Class, Bowling Team, Fall Dance Team, Boys & Girls Golf League, 7th & 8th Archery Club, , Football Cheer Squad, *Cross Country Running Club
Winter Classes: Bowling Club, Fencing, Basketball Cheer Squad, Ski & Snowboard Club, Lego Robotics, *Introduction to Strength Training, 6th Archery Club, Art Class, Chess Club, *Nordic Skiing (Cross Country)
Spring Classes: Chess Club, Fencing, Aviation Club, Sweet Club, *Introduction to Hockey Strength Training, Art Class, & Zumba
"District-wide" Community Education classes are also offered. EACH Middle School hosts activities that are available to any middle school student in the district. An activity brochure is sent in the mail to each middle school student's home in mid August. The district-wide classes hosted at Jackson Middle School will be promoted within our school via a flyer and announcements.
* Students are required to have a MN State High School League Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Form on file to partiicapate in Cross Country Running, Nordic Skiing (Cross Country Skiing), and Introduction to Strength Training.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION:
• Community Education Office: 6000 109th Ave N, Champlin, MN 55316 Phone: (763) 506-5312
Community Education's goal is to provide your child with a positive, safe, fun, and educational experience. It is the middle school student's responsibility to stay informed regarding enrichment classes or athletic opportunities they register for. The registration flyers/forms have pertinent information (start dates, etc.) included on them. No additional reminders will be sent home to the student or parent. We hope your child will participate in our after school programs.