JAMS stands for Jane Addams Middle School

Jane Addams Middle School is the new middle school located at 11051 34th Avenue in North East Seattle where all* students from Olympic Hills Elementary will attend, including current 6th and 7th graders. Starting Fall 2014, JAMS will be in the building that currently houses Jane Addams K-8. Since these two names are so similar, this post is intended to clear up a bit of that confusion.

Starting Fall 2014, Jane Addams K-8 will move to their temporary location at John Marshall near Green Lake for 2 years while their new building is built where Pinehurst K-8 is currently housed. At some point in that process, Jane Addams K-8 will have a new name becuase the Jane Addams name stays with the building. To distinguish between the two schools, on this website, Jane Addams Middle School will be referred to as JAMS and Jane Addams K-8 will be referred to as JA K-8.

Look here for updates on JAMS and contact us with any questions. We will post links to other sites with more information about JAMS as well as post information we have to pass along to our families as well.

 

* the only students from Olympic Hills who won’t attend JAMS are those who choose to opt into another school and are admitted.

Jump Start for Kindergarten

Families of kindergarten students enrolling for September 2014, you are invited to participate in Jump Start at Olympic Hills!

Jump Start is a week-long experience to help new kindergartners become familiar with the school environment through learning-enriched play. It will be held August 18-22 from 9am to noon.

Safe Routes to School: new sidewalk construction begins

Originally posted at Lake City Live:

Construction has started on a new sidewalk on the south side of NE 130th Street between 25th Avenue NE and 28th Avenue NE. The stretch of sidewalk will connect existing sidewalks and will provide a safer route for pedestrians walking between Olympic Hills Elementary and the Lake City Library and Community Center. Currently pedestrians must walk in the street to travel between the facilities.

For more read the full post at Lake City Live.

 

JAMS: Parent Core Team seeks OH parents

JAMS Principal Paula Montgomery is putting together a “Parent Core Team” to help guide the planning and design of the new middle school.  She is looking for 1-2 parents from each of the elementary schools feeding into JAMS, which includes Olympic Hills.

See the announcement on the JAMS SPS page which has more details, the application and contact info for Paula Montgomery:

http://jams.www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml?gid=4335123&sessionid=ee57ef26466ae3a2531b97ca3409fced

Jane Addams Middle School: Community Meeting

The principal of the new Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS) is holding some community meetings to give an overview of the plans and progress towards opening JAMS for next school year.

While Paula was at our latest PTA meeting to discuss similar topics, this meeting will have more details and more opportunities for Q&A.  So if you missed our PTA meeting or just want more details.  This is the meeting.

When: Wednesday, December 18 6:30-8:00
Where: Jane Addams Library

Agenda:

  • Overview of timeline , teacher hiring, and spring processes
  • Review of facility work
  • Q & A
  • Opportunity for parents and community to give first input into the educational design
  • Brief school tour

PTA meeting: JAMS principal guest speaker

Tonight is our monthly PTA meeting in the school cafeteria: 6:00 potluck, 6:30 business meeting and 7:00 guest speaker Paula Montgomery, principal of the new Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS.)

Starting next year, the attendance area middle school for Olympic Hills families will be the new Jane Addams Middle School, a.k.a JAMS. This is a big change for many families who thought they may be going to Eckstein and an even bigger change for kids already in Eckstein who will be moved to JAMS.

At tonight’s meeting, come and hear about Paula’s vision for JAMS, status of hiring staff, status of plans for building remodel and bring any questions you may have.

Annual Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday, December 7th from 9-11am, the Lions Club is hosting its annual pancake breakfast to raise money for Olympic Hills Elementary. Tickets are available at the door: $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids.

The Lions club will also be giving away free books for kids! Children of all ages can choose 2 free books from a wide selection.

During the breakfast, there will be a performance by Mr. Brown’s Taiko Drummers, the ensemble with Mr. Sanders, and a display table with from our Comic Club!