6th Grade - Team Howard University
6th Grade - Team Norfolk State University
7th Grade - Team Bowie State University
7th Grade - North Carolina Central University
7th/8th Grade - Team Gallaudet
8th Grade - Team Virginia State University
8th Grade - Team Hampton University
Bullying, harassment, and intimidation (BHI) have no place at Ernest Everett Just Middle School. Whether it happens in the hallways or online, such behavior can create hostile learning environments that interfere with students’ academic performance, and emotional and physical well-being. Harassment is motivated by real or perceived characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or socioeconomic status.
Bullying behavior is threatening, intimidating, and occurs repeatedly over time with the intent to cause harm. Bullying is unwanted behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated over time with the intent to cause harm. Bullying behavior may include: making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and deliberately excluding someone from a group.
Attached is a family guide for BHI, a PGCPS resource website, and what the reporting form consists of.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a school-wide instructional system for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and postsecondary education. AVID closes the expectation and opportunity gaps that students face while transforming lives and communities.
Attached are some snapshots of what AVID is and how beneficial it can be for students! For more information, please feel free to contact the AVID Coordinator or the Professional School Counselors.
For additional EEJMS AVID information, or to learn about focused note-taking, please reach out to our AVID Coordinator, Ms. Savoy, at Rochelle.Savoy@pgcps.org.
Have you thought about what college or university you would like to attend? A college/university is the opportunity to receive post-secondary education and to connect with people around the United States and world! Check out this virtual tour with Bowie State University located in Bowie, MD.
This guide will help you support your child’s preparation for college from preschool through high school.
The Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (DHOH) provides instructional support and services for students with hearing disabilities, birth through age 21. The DHOH Program is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of district-wide services for students with a disability related to hearing.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach that schools use to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment.
Feel free to check out What is PBIS article and the youtube videos below to get a better understanding!
For additional PBIS information, please reach out to our PBIS Coordinators, Mr. Parker and Mrs. Vargas, at Matthew.Parker@pgcps.org and Rhonda.Vargas@pgcps.org.
The PSAT 8/9 is a test that eighth and ninth graders take during the regular school day. The PSAT 8/9 tests your child’s reading, writing, and math skills. The PSAT 8/9 gives you, your child, and their teachers’ valuable information about your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses while there’s still plenty of time for them to improve their skills.
*Please note that the PSAT dates are forthcoming due to virtual learning*
What is Self-Esteem?
Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, parents, and teachers! Most students that school counselors see for a variety of different reasons all seem to have one thing in common. Their self-confidence has taken a hit somewhere along the line. If we can help them to feel better about themselves, then we can help them to improve their grades, relationships, communication, and to reach goals.
The Department of Special Education in PGCPS ensures that the rights of students with disabilities are protected and that federal and state regulatory requirements are met; and to provide resources to parents, guardians and families of children and students with disabilities. The special education program has services such as secondary transition, support programs, and assessment/accommodation services.
For more information on the Department of Special Education, please visit this web link or Dr. Kenney contact our Special Education Coordinator at Deshawn.Kenney@pgcps.org.