Patriot Updates

Posted by Ciera Johnson on 5/10/2021 8:00:00 AM

Dear parents/guardians,

Good afternoon everyone. This week we continue FSA (State) testing in both brick and mortar and Duval Homeroom.  On Wednesday and Thursday (May 12 and 13) all of our cadets in brick and mortar will take the Math FSA.  This does NOT include Algebra I and Geometry.  FSA Math will take session I on Wednesday and session 2 on Thursday from 08:30-11:30 am each day.  Make ups will be on May 20.

For my cadets in DHR (Duval Homeroom) we have two tests this week.  Today and tomorrow we have FSA Math, NOT including Algebra and Geometry.  It’s important that our cadets in DHR (Duval HomeRoom) RSVP that they are coming to test.  It takes time and resources to have the correct material, proctors and accommodations ready.    Please contact Ms. Brooks ( or call the main office to confirm your attendance.  If you can’t make it during the week, we are testing again this Saturday.  Please RSVP.  Last Saturday 12 cadets RSVP’d and 30 showed up.  It took over an hour to prepare for them and get the right number of proctors, materials and accommodations.

It’s important that our cadets do their very best on each of these assessments. The results are used as part of a cadet’s final grade in the course and gives us information about where to place cadets in the next year. It’s also important to do well because scores are used to determine our school grade. 

We will continue to have an incentive this week, all brick and mortar cadets who show up this week to take both sessions of the Math FSA and they give it their all, they will be eligible for a dress down day on Friday, May 14. 

Tomorrow is our last SAC and PTSA meeting of the year.  You all are welcome to attend at 5:30 pm in our media center.

From your PTSA president, Tameiko Grant - We have a fundraiser link that will be open until May 22, 2021. We want to raise some funds and do something special for the 8th graders before they move on to high school. We would also like to discuss this next week at the SAC/PTSA meeting tomorrow night. Our current coal is to raise $1000. The link to donate is below. If you have the ability to text, we have that code as well.

 Website URL -

 Text Code - JSMAL8thGrade

To # - 919-626-3277    This will send you the link directly to your phone so you can donate.

Special thank you goes out to Daniel Morales with Equitable, our Achievers for Life team, RISE Church and our PTSA/SAC for their donations last week in support of Teacher Appreciation Week! 


Calendar Items

Monday, May 10 – FSA Math Session I for DHR only (Not Alg or Geo)

Tuesday, May 11 – FSA Math Session 2 & 3 DHR only (Not Alg or Geo) City Track Meet – Select Cadets @ Mandarin High @ 4 pm.  SAC/PTSA meeting at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.  This is a combined meeting this month and our last one for the year.

Wednesday, May 12 – First day of Math FSA (Not Alg or Geo) for Brick and Mortar at 8:30 am.  Baseball and Softball @ Baldwin at 5:30 pm

Thursday, May 13 – Second day of Math FSA (Not Alg or Geo).  FSA Reading for DHR only Session I

Friday, May 14 – FSA Reading for DHR only Session 2.
Saturday, May 15 – City Swim Meet for select cadets @ Cecil Field @ 9.  DHR testing.  FSA math in AM (0830-1130), Science (only Comp Sci 3) and Bio 12-2pm


*ALL DHR testers MUST RSVP to Ms. Brooks ( so she can have proctors, tests and accommodations prepared ahead of time. 


Have an awesome week everyone,


Tamara Tuschhoff