Scheduling is underway for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Western Branch High School has created a very detailed informative video and Scheduling Information Booklet for our current 8th grade students and parents to review. The video includes directions for students to login to StudentVUE and how to enter courses for next year, so it is very important that students and parents take time to look and listen. Students can begin entering 9th grade courses on Friday, January 15th – Friday, January 22nd.
We are excited to announce that our school will be participating in a whole school reading experience in February that we will call Jolliff Reads! Students, staff, and the wider school community will experience the book Restart by Gordon Korman together throughout the month of February. This book will allow us to share discussions about middle school, redemption, second chances, bullying, and other pertinent subjects across grade levels and classrooms.
Chapters of the book will be recorded by members of the school community to be played during Core Plus.
There will be daily questions about what was read the day before – correct answers will be entered into a drawing for small prizes.
On Mondays, students will be able to participate in discussion groups about the book led by school staff
All teachers are asked to link at least one lesson each week to the book
At the end of the month, we will participate in a culminating activity that will include some form of community service.
Welcome to 2021!
We are seeking writers to respond to the 2021 Citizenship Essay Contest! The theme, “How can we stand together when we are so far apart?” encourages all students to share their thoughts on citizenship. Essays are submitted online and are due by February 1st. More details are below.
2021 Virginia PTA Citizenship Essay Contest
Virginia PTA is committed to promoting a sense of citizenship and responsibility in the lives of our children – tomorrow’s leaders. To demonstrate the value that Virginia PTA places on good citizenship, we are proud to sponsor, support, and encourage Virginia students to write an essay for the 2021 Citizenship Essay Contest. This year’s selected theme is “How can we stand together when we are so far apart?” Please visit the website for details.
February 01, 2021
The CPS URL for ParentVUE has changed – this will affect both the app and the web link. Please visit Chesapeake Public Schools updates for additional information.
We have some pretty amazing stuff available including this student-created design! Oliver, we LOVE this design and can’t wait to rock it! Look how creative and cool it is (pictured on the left)! See below for details or you can click here to purchase!
Jolliff Middle is committed to offering students varied opportunities for extracurricular participation. The school believes that participation in extracurricular activities enables students to develop talents that may find little expression in the classroom. Extracurricular activities often require collaboration between students, rendering the process of involvement as important as the finished product.
Parents, don’t forget you need to complete a daily symptom check. Families will fulfill this requirement for their student in ParentVUE with the Daily Digital Health Screening survey. In order to do so, you need to activate your ParentVUE account.