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PBJHS celebrates Scooby-Doo Day with celebrity guest appearance
11/13/2019
Voice actor and radio personality Scott Innes, a Poplar Bluff native, visited Junior High on Monday, Nov. 4, to inspire a team of students named in his honor.
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Student Announcements November 11-15
11/10/2019
Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! It’s going to be super cold this week. Please dress appropriately for the weather! There are only three weeks until Thanksgiving Break and then three weeks after Thanksgiving Break left until the semester ends. Only 7 weeks until the end of the decade… let that sink in! That’s not much time left. Midterms are due on November 19th. Finish Strong!
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11/03/2019
Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! I know I enjoyed that extra hour of sleep for sure! There are only three weeks until Thanksgiving Break and then three weeks after Thanksgiving Break left until the semester ends. Only 7 weeks until the end of the decade… let that sink in! That’s not much time left. Midterms are due on November 19th. Finish Strong! Remember… two semester F’s will earn you summer school and the possibility of retention in the same grade.
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Student Announcements October 28-November 1
10/27/2019
Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! This is going to be a fun, short week! No school on Thursday or Friday!
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Two teachers earn $100 SERTA awards
10/22/2019
Two Poplar Bluff educators received $100 classroom project awards to fund student-centered materials earlier this month through the Southeast Region Teachers Association, a division of the Missouri State Teachers Association.
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Student Announcements October 21-25
10/20/2019
Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Fall is in the air! Order your yearbook! They go on sale October 1st and are $25 if you order now! The price does go up.
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Student Announcements October 14-18
10/13/2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great weekend:) Order your yearbook! They go on sale October 1st and are $25 if you order now! The price does go up.
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Student Announcements October 7-11
10/06/2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful fall weekend and the extra day off! STUCO members who are involved in the shirt committee will meet in my room on Wednesday October 9th at 7am.
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09/29/2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. It’s going to be hot again this week! Congratulations to Hansbrough House for winning the first House Party! They had the most points at mid-term. Looking at our current leaderboard, House Bloodworth is currently in the lead! Remember the semester party is based on a cumulative number of points from August-December.
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Eddie Moss Day celebrated at PBJHS
09/24/2019
Former NFL player Eddie Moss was recognized on the field where he once played on Thursday, Sept. 19, during Poplar Bluff Junior High’s first home football game of the season.
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Student Announcements September 23-27
09/22/2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! The hunter safety course will be on Monday, September 23 from 5:00-9:00 PM
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Fire Department visits PBJHS on Sept. 11
09/17/2019
Junior High world history students, who are not old enough to have lived through 9/11, learned about some of the courageous stories in response to the terrorist attacks, and then the school had a special visit from the Poplar Bluff Fire Department.
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PB to D.C. 2020
09/10/2019
Arrangements are being made by social studies department head, Melinda Moncier of Poplar Bluff Junior High, to host her 15th annual eighth grade class trip to Washington, D.C. following the 2019/20 school year.
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New class teaches students value of community service
09/10/2019
A focus on developing a sense of community at Poplar Bluff Junior High School has led students to seek out ways to contribute to the community at large.
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09/02/2019
I hope you all enjoyed a nice four day weekend! The year is flying already! Any student interested in joining student council for this school year needs to stop by Mrs. Berry’s room (124) to pick up an application on Friday, September 6. If you are in 8th grade and were in student council last year, there is no need to re-apply.
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Student Announcements August 26-30
08/25/2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great first full week of school:) Next week is a three day week, so enjoy! Congrats to Hansbrough House for winning our first House challenge with the student handbook quiz! They received 25 points and Bloodworth house received 20 for coming in 2nd place!
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Student Announcements August 19-23
08/18/2019
Welcome Back! It is great to have you back at PBJHS! We had a great first week and you all were awesome. Good hallway and class behavior! Keep it up:) It’s going to be a FANTASTIC year!
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RISE Transition Center set to open with dedicated at-risk staff
08/12/2019
The new RISE Transition Center will open during the 2019/20 school year as a pilot program for the planned alternative school to help address behavioral issues that students, grades 7-12, are struggling with in the regular education setting.
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7th Grade Open House
07/08/2019
Come join us for 7th Grade Open House! Monday, August 12th from 6:30-7:45 PM This is NOT a drop in event! Students and Parents will follow the academic schedule, so it’s important to be on time! We look forward to seeing everyone
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8th Grade Open House
07/08/2019
Come join us for 8th Grade Open House! Tuesday, August 13 6:30-7:45 PM This is a DROP IN Event. Students and parents can drop in at anytime during that time frame and meet with teachers. Please bring your schedules that were mailed home. Elective teachers will not be in attendance.
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PBJHS Announcements May 20-23
05/19/2019
Welcome back! 3.5 days and it will time for you all to enjoy your SUMMER VACATION! The Talent show will be on Wednesday during 7th/8th hours.
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Announcements May 6-10
05/05/2019
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. The next 14 days are filled with a ton of activities! We are in the final stretch… finally!
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Student Announcements April 29-May 3rd
04/28/2019
It's MAP testing week! All students need to be well-rested and on time for school! Teachers and students have worked very hard preparing this year! Perfect attendance earns a big party on the football field in May!
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PBJHS Announcements April 22-26
04/21/2019
MAP spirit week will be next week (April 22-26)! House points for the group that has the most participants each day! Here’s your daily themes. Start planning now! Monday: Millionaire Monday (Dress Gucci) Tuesday: Dress like your favorite teacher Wednesday: Woke Up (PJ Day) Thursday: Throwback 7th Grade: 70’s 8th Grade: 80’s Friday: Freaky Friday (Twin Day
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Student Announcements April 14-18
04/14/2019
Welcome back! It’s a short week! Let’s make the most of it. Congratulations to our very own Emma King! She was chosen as the “Junior Youth of the Year” for the state of Missouri! She will be reading her speech on Tuesday morning in the gym for all of us.
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Student Announcements April 8-12
04/07/2019
Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a great weekend! For those students who have perfect attendance April 29- May 10 during MAP testing, they will earn the reward of MAP Survivor Games out on the football field! A fun day of games, blow up activities, snacks and more on May 20th. Start making plans now for those two weeks of perfect attendance!
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Announcements April 1-5
03/31/2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a GREAT spring break! 8th Graders If you have not turned in your green sheet for HS registration, you must turn that in to Ms. Jackson ASAP!
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Student Announcements March 18-28
03/17/2019
Welcome back! Have a great week this last week before Spring Break!! For those students who have perfect attendance April 29- May 10 during MAP testing, they will earn the reward of MAP Survivor Games out on the football field! A fun day of games, blow up activities, snacks and more on May 20th. Start making plans now for those two weeks of perfect attendance!
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Student Announcements March 11-15
03/10/2019
Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We only have a 4 day week this week! The 7th grade students who are going to attend the STEAM trip in Cape on Tuesday need to meet in the front lobby of the school by 7:15am. We will return to school at 3:15pm. Please make sure you are at school on time and that you have your rides at school by 3:15pm.
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Students learn about the Tuskegee Airmen, black military pilots during WWII, from Vietnam veteran Alan Johnson.
Seventh grade students tour Garfield Street landmarks
03/06/2019
Poplar Bluff Junior High seventh graders toured Wheatley School, Rattler’s Grocery and Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church—all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places—to learn about the cultural significance of the landmarks within the community.
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Student Announcements March 4-8
03/03/2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed watching the snow this weekend. This is the last week of the quarter! Make it count!
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Student Announcements February 25- March 1
02/24/2019
Welcome back! It sure was nice to see that big orange ball in the sky again!! I hope everyone enjoyed their time.
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VFW honors Poplar Bluff teacher with state award
02/12/2019
An American history teacher at Junior High received a statewide honor through the VFW Citizenship Education program for her efforts co-teaching the ‘I’m A Citizen, Too’ summer enrichment class.
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Student Announcements February 11-15
02/10/2019
Welcome Back! I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend! This week and next week are four day weeks! Mid terms will be sent home on February 14th.
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Noah Shirrell, Nathan Mays, Tony Curnutt and Jarryn Anderson
PBJHS teacher receives $5K boost for new robotics class
02/05/2019
A Poplar Bluff teacher has been awarded a $5,000 Learning & Leadership grant through the NEA Foundation to receive professional development to help enhance a new robotics program at Junior High.
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Student Announcements February 4-8
02/03/2019
Welcome to February! I hope everyone had fun eating and watching your team play in the superbowl.. Or watching the commercials like me:)
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Students sew pillowcases for foster care children
01/29/2019
A Poplar Bluff Junior High group of seventh graders have donated about 100 hand-sewn pillowcases that double as laundry bags to FosterAdopt Connect SEMO.
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Student Announcements January 28- February 1st
01/27/2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! It feels like January last FOREVER to me, so I’m glad to see it coming to a close! Girls Volleyball Information Tryouts are on January 28, 29 and 30. All practices are from 3:00-5:00.
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Student Announcements January 14-18
01/13/2019
Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! There will be a volleyball meeting for any girl interested in trying out for the team this Tuesday at 7:10 in the FEMA Gym. Tryouts will be January 28,29 and 30.
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Karson Busse, Courtney Rutledge, Alex Hathcoat, Debbie Tarvid and Haley James.
Missouri Highlands supports Life Skills
01/08/2019
Missouri Highlands Health Care donated $200 toward the Life Skills program at Poplar Bluff Junior High to be used for supplies to help teach hands on activities in the classroom.
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Student Announcements January 3-11
01/02/2019
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas Vacation! I know I sure did! Half the year down, half to go before summer vacation! Only 17 Fridays left in this school year!
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Students Blaise Rowland and McKinzie Kendle; SVDP president Daryl Deacon; teacher Melinda Moncier; and student Kallie Knapp.
PBJHS donates thousands of cans to food pantry
12/11/2018
Poplar Bluff Junior High has donated a total of 5,700 canned goods to St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry, marking the largest single donation the charity has received and the most items the students have raised, according to officials.
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Student Announcements December 10-14
12/09/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Only 8 school days left of 2018. Finish strong!
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Student Announcements December 3-7
12/02/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great weekend! The busiest, shortest month of the year for us has officially begun! Only 13 school days remain before the end of the semester.
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Student Announcements November 26-30
11/25/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to relax and rest as we get ready to head into the end of the semester. I’m so proud of you all for your participation on the canned food drive! You guys brought in approximately 5, 700 cans!! That’s an average of 7 cans per person. Congrats to House Ma Luo for bringing in the most cans and earning points for the house competition!
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11/11/2018
Welcome Back! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! This is our last week before Thanksgiving Break! Finish strong! Our Veteran’s Day assembly will be on Monday, November 12 at 2:00 PM. We will be on Assembly schedule that day. Mrs. Nicolini is organizing this and always does a great job with it! All students are expected to be respectful as we honor those that have served.
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Student Announcements November 5-9
11/04/2018
Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! I know I enjoyed that extra hour of sleep for sure! The 7th and 8th grade boys basketball team are selling Mules Sportswear until November 8th. If you are interested contact one of the boy’s on the basketball team.
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Student Announcements October 29-November 2
10/28/2018
Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your 4 day break! Only 3 weeks until your Thanksgiving Break. You guys did a great job on the pumpkins!! Voting continues this week! Bring all your change and vote for your favorite! $1 =100 votes and $5=500 votes. I’d love to be able to donate a good sized amount to your charity!!
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Student Announcements October 22-26
10/21/2018
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! This week is a 3 day week! Enjoy your 4 day weekend Parent teacher conferences are on Tuesday (23rd) from 3-9 PM. Parents need to call the counselors at 785-5602 to make an appointment.
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PBJHS math teacher starts Fishing Club
10/16/2018
A first year Poplar Bluff Junior High faculty member has gone above and beyond his job duties of teaching math by encouraging students to take up the pastime of angling.
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Student Announcements October 15-19
10/14/2018
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Cold temps will stick around for this week too.The deadline to register for the Washington DC Trip has been extended until October 31, 2018. If any 8th grader is still interested in going, contact Mrs. Moncier in Room 207.
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Student Announcements October 8-12
Student Announcements October 8-12
10/07/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Fall weather will be here at the end of the week!! The deadline to register for the Washington DC Trip has been extended until October 31, 2018. If any 8th grader is still interested in going, contact Mrs. Moncier in Room 207.
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Student Announcements October 1-5
09/30/2018
Welcome Back! Fields of Faith will be held at the High school football field on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. T-shirts will be on sale for $10.00 that evening.
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Student Announcements September 24-28
09/23/2018
Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed the three day weekend! Math tutoring on Mondays, Science tutoring will be on Tuesday, English on Wednesday and social studies on Thursday. I will announce at the end of the day what room that will be in. The library is open everyday after school from 3-4 for catching up on work and using the Chromebooks.
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Student Announcements September 17-21
Student Announcements September 17-21
09/16/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the nice, hot weekend! Math tutoring is on Mondays, Science tutoring will be on Tuesday, English on Wednesday and social studies on Thursday. I will announce at the end of the day what room that will be in. The library is open everyday after school from 3-4 for catching up on work and using the Chromebooks.
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09/09/2018
WELCOME I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! Fall is in the air! We had a huge turnout for the dance Friday night! Team Mazga had the most in attendance overall and wins 25 points for their house! Catar had the most 8th graders in attendance and won 15 points for their house!
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Student Announcements September 3-7
09/03/2018
I hope you all enjoyed a nice four day weekend! The year is flying already! School Pictures will be this Thursday during PE classes.
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Sterling Bank donates Dave Ramsey curriculum
Sterling Bank donates Dave Ramsey curriculum
08/28/2018
Sterling Bank has supplied the popular personal finance curriculum of esteemed financial radio host and author Dave Ramsey to all Poplar Bluff Junior and Senior High students taking related business classes this school year.
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Student Announcements August 27-31
08/26/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great first full week of school:) This week and next week is a four day week, so enjoy!
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Student Announcements August 20-24
08/20/2018
Welcome Back! It is great to have you back at PBJHS! We had a great first week and you all were awesome. Good hallway and class behavior! Keep it up:)
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Seasoned educator joins PBJHS administrative team
Seasoned educator joins PBJHS administrative team
08/14/2018
An area education leader who worked his way up from teaching history to building level administration will take over as assistant principal at Junior High.
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07/10/2018
8th Grade Open House will be on August 14th from 6:30-7:45PM.
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07/06/2018
7th Grade Orientation will be on August 13th from 6:30-7:45. This is NOT a drop in event.
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Student Announcements- Last Week of School!
05/20/2018
Welcome back! 4.5 days and it will time for you all to enjoy your SUMMER VACATION! Ed Expo will be on Tuesday! It will be a fun day for students to attend sessions that you picked out! I expect excellent behavior.
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Student Announcements May 14-18
05/13/2018
Welcome Back! 10 days left! Let’s finish strong. Our PBJHS choir students will be presenting “Pirates of Penzance” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19th at the Kay Porter Theater at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5 each.
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Student Announcements May 7-11
05/05/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the gorgeous weekend! Only 15 days of school left! Finish Strong! Late to Schools We have way too many students coming in late to school! Students need to be here promptly by 7:30. The tardy bell rings at 7:34
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Announcements April 30- May 4
04/29/2018
Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend! Only 18.5 days of school left; make it count! Fishing Club May 1st - 3:30-5:30 May 8th - 3:30-5:30 May 14th - 3:30-5:30 May 21st - 3:30-5:30
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Student Announcements April 22-27
04/22/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Midterm grades went home on Friday, April 20th
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Student Announcements
04/14/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. 7th graders will register for 8th grade elective classes Wednesday, April 18th in their English classes. Students may view the elective options on Google Classroom.
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Student Announcements April 16-20
04/14/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. 7th graders will register for 8th grade elective classes Wednesday, April 18th in their English classes. Students may view the elective options on Google Classroom.
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Student Announcements April 9-13
04/08/2018
Welcome Back! Snow in April???? Hopefully, all that nonsense is behind us and flip flops and the river are on the horizon.
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Student Announcements April 2-6
03/31/2018
I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break and had a Happy Easter! We only have 39 days left of school; that just doesn’t seem possible!! Let’s finish strong!
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Student Announcements March 19-30
03/18/2018
Welcome Back! I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend! Only 4 days left until Spring Break!!
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Outstanding Instructional Leadership
03/13/2018
A Poplar Bluff administrator has received statewide recognition for the positive influence she has had on her colleagues throughout her 23-year career in public education.
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Student Announcements March 12-16
03/11/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I don’t know about you all, but I am so ready for warm weather!
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Student Announcements March 5-9
03/03/2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend! Congrats to our winners in the writing and art contests for our community book: Bailey Weldon, Maria Bailey and Alisa Reynolds
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Student Announcements February 26- March 2nd
02/25/2018
Welcome Back! I hope everyone stayed dry and enjoyed the beautiful Sunday!
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Student Announcements February 19-23
02/18/2018
Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your long weekend! l The first home volleyball game will be March 5th at 5:00 PM
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Student Announcements February 12-16
02/11/2018
Welcome back! I hope you enjoy the four day weekend coming up!
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Senator holds Q&A at Junior High
02/09/2018
Missouri Sen. Doug Libla, District 25, hosted an assembly for Poplar Bluff Junior High history classes on Friday, Feb. 2, in the gymnasium, opening the floor up to the audience to direct the discussion.
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Student Announcements February 5-9
02/03/2018
WELCOME I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the Superbowl (or the halftime show and commercials like me:))
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PBJHS Student Announcements January 29-February 2
01/28/2018
Welcome! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Sunday was a great day and made me long for spring and the days of not wearing a coat! I can’t believe it’s already February!
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Student Announcements January 22-26
01/21/2018
WELCOME I hope you all enjoyed your 10 day snowcation break! I am so glad we are back!
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PBJHS Student Announcements January 15-19
01/14/2018
WELCOME Back! I hope you all enjoyed your 5 day weekend!
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Student Announcements January 4-12
01/02/2018
Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a fantastic time relaxing and re-energizing over the break! I had a great time in Florida with family! I’m excited to be back. It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through the year!
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Student Announcements December 11-15
12/10/2017
Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We have 7 days left of school.. Let’s make them count!
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Student Announcements December 4-8
12/03/2017
Welcome to December! This month will be fast and furious. We only have 12 days left before we are out until January 4th. Let’s make it count! Wonder Movie Affirmation I’d like to affirm all of you for your behavior during the Wonder movie. The behavior was excellent! I hope everyone enjoyed it and learned some valuable lessons from it.
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Student Announcements November 27- December 1
11/26/2017
WELCOME I hope everyone enjoyed a fantastic week off with their family and friends! It was a good week off, but I’m excited to see you all again:) I love the Christmas season and I can’t wait to see all the festive doors you all create with your academic lab teachers. We have a fun Christmas spirit week planned too.
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Student Announcements November 13-26
11/12/2017
Welcome Back! We have a busy week as we get ready for a long Thanksgiving break that starts next week!
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Student Announcements November 6-10
11/05/2017
Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. I’m looking for volunteers to lead the Pledge of Allegiance on the intercom in the mornings. Please stop by my office and sign up with Mrs. Pulliam
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PBJHS Announcements October 30- November 3rd
10/29/2017
I hope everyone enjoyed their four day weekend! This week will be a fun week to be at school!
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The Mule Shack teaches valuable life skills
10/24/2017
The recently opened Mule Shack is serving multiple functions at Poplar Bluff Junior High—in addition to serving customers—including teaching students business math, organization and social interaction.
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Student Announcements October 23-27
10/22/2017
WELCOME I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! This week we will have a short week with no school on Thursday or Friday
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PBJHS Student Announcements October 16-20
10/15/2017
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. It’s finally starting to feel like fall in the heartland!
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Student Announcements October 9-13
10/07/2017
Welcome back! I hope you all had a great weekend! This week our girls basketball team will start their season!
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Student Announcements October 2-6
10/01/2017
WELCOME Welcome back! I hope you all had a great three day weekend! Welcome to October!
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Businesswoman starts club for female students
09/26/2017
A new club called Chi and Company has been started at Poplar Bluff Junior High School by a business and civic leader to instill a sense of self-confidence in young women.
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PBJHS Announcements September 25-29
09/24/2017
WELCOME Welcome back! I hope you all had a great weekend! NO SCHOOL There will be no school on Friday, September 29, due to a teacher collaboration day.
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Student Announcements September 18-22
09/17/2017
WELCOME I hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend! This week Fun Friday themes will include some prizes!
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Businesses help PBJHS create restaurant ambiance
09/13/2017
Buffalo Wild Wings and Pepsi MidAmerica recently teamed up to donate patio tables, chairs and umbrellas to create an outdoor dining area in the previously unutilized breezeway at the Poplar Bluff Junior High School.
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Announcements September 11-15
09/10/2017
WELCOME I hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend!
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PBJHS Announcements September 4-8
09/04/2017
Welcome Back! I hope you all enjoyed a nice four day weekend! The year is flying already.
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Student Announcements August 28-September 1
08/27/2017
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great first full week of school:) This week and next week is a four day week, so enjoy!
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MRTF awards $500 to Junior High
08/22/2017
The Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation has awarded $500 to the Poplar Bluff Junior High honors English program for curriculum materials associated with several literary classics, as well as mythology and poetry.
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Student Announcements 8/21
08/20/2017
Welcome Back! It is great to have you back at PBJHS! We had a great first week and you all were awesome. Good hallway and class behavior! Keep it up:)
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PBJHS Solar Eclipse
08/02/2017
The #TotalSolarEclipse is coming and we're ready! On August 21 every student and staff member at PBJHS will receive eclipse shades
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We Invite you to PBJHS Open House
07/24/2017
Everyone at PBJHS looks forward to welcoming our students back to school on Thursday, August 17, 2017. We will be hosting our Open House before the students begin the school year, and it is scheduled for Monday, August 14th from 5:00-6:30 PM.
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Instructional coaches hired to equip teachers
07/17/2017
The district’s new instructional coaches have been charged with putting an emphasis on curriculum now that the technology component has almost become second nature to teachers.
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Homegrown talent
07/10/2017
A pair of seasoned educators who rose up through the rank and file within the Poplar Bluff school system have been promoted to lead their respective buildings.
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Students decide what is taught for a day
05/31/2017
Poplar Bluff Junior High School educators figured out a sure-shot way to tap into the intellectual curiosity of students – let them decide what to learn.
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Student Announcements May 22-26
05/21/2017
Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend. This week is it! Summer vacation begins at 11:45 on Friday. Have a great last week at PBJHS.
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Student Announcements May 15-19
05/12/2017
I hope you had a great weekend! We are down to a few days in the school year and they are packed full of things we have to complete and attend! Please pay attention to announcements and directives so that you do not leave anything undone! Have a great day and week!
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Student Announcements May 8-12
04/30/2017
Welcome to MAY!!! We are down to the last stretch in the 2016-17 school year. I challenge you to finish strong! Make good decisions...take care of business as you represent PBJHS and yourself. (19.5 days left)
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Junior High, O’Neal named national ‘showcase’ schools
04/25/2017
O’Neal Elementary and Poplar Bluff Junior High are among 53 school campuses out of over 10,000 to be named national showcase schools by the Flippen Group for topnotch implementation of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program.
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Student Announcements April 24-28
04/23/2017
Welcome back! It was a wet weekend, but I still hope you enjoyed it! I hope you realize that we only have 24.5 days left in school with much to do! I tell you this for all to recognize a little urgency as we finish the school year. MAP testing, 4th quarter grades, final projects are all on the lists of things to complete well!
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Student Announcements April 17-21
04/14/2017
Welcome back from a five-day break! Hopefully, you had a great time with friends and family! We have a four-day week to work hard! We are close to MAP testing! Let’s get ready to do great things at PBJHS!
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Student Announcements April 10-14
04/09/2017
WELCOME It’s a short week this week, but let’s make the most of it! Spring Break begins on Thursday!
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Student Announcements April 3-7
04/02/2017
I hope you had a great weekend! The school year is moving fast and is nearing the end! We are already in the third week of the fourth quarter! Spring break is near, MAP testing in around the corner; the end of the year will be here quickly! Work diligently, complete assignments, prepare for assessments, be the best you can be! Have a great day and week!
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8th Grade Volleyball Ends with Perfect Season
03/31/2017
The PBJHS 8th Grade Volleyball team ended their season as undefeated champs. The girls had a 19-0 record this season. They are coached by Amanda Lance and Ashley Grimm.
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Student Announcements 3/27-3/31
03/25/2017
I hope you had a great weekend! We are one week into the fourth quarter of school! We are nearing the end of the year and things will be fast and furious. You need to focus on completing work, making the necessary grades, preparing for tests, and amping up for the MAP test! You are as good as any other students in the state! Let’s show them by how well you score on the MAP! Maximum EFFORT!
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March Students of the Month
03/23/2017
The administration and faculty of Poplar Bluff Jr. High School are pleased to announce the 8th grade Students of the Month for March, Elective Classes.
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Student Announcements March 20-24
03/19/2017
WELCOME! How was that three-day weekend? I hope each of you had a very good one! We have much to do as we wind the school year down. Focus on the things you need to do and do them well! Have a great day and week! PROPER CLOTHING With the increase of warmer days, the potential of shorts or other attire that may not be within the school dress guidelines is coming to the forefront. It is important to check and make sure shorts and shirts fit the guidelines for school appropriate attire before coming to school! This is for both young men as well as young ladies.
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PBJHS Student Announcements
03/11/2017
WELCOME! I hope all of you had a great weekend! We have a four day week with Friday being collaboration day for teachers and a day off for students! Enjoy the day and the week! See you in the h
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PBJHS Teacher of the Year
03/08/2017
A big congratulations to our PBJHS Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018! We are so lucky to have Mrs. Gambill on staff and we are very proud to have her represent us in this well-deserved honor!
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Student Announcements March 6-10
03/05/2017
It is the first full week of March! Welcome back to your school! Have a great day and week! Make good decisions and treat each other the way you want ted be treated!
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High School Registration for 8th Graders
02/27/2017
High school counselors will be at PBJHS on Monday, March 6th to help 8th graders select elective classes for 9th grade. Students will be encouraged to choose 6 elective class options that interest them and rank them according to preference
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Student Announcements
02/25/2017
WELCOME It is great to have all of you back today! Welcome to the last week of February and the first week of March! Time is truly flying! Have a great week...see you in the halls!
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8th Grade February Students of the Month
02/23/2017
The administration and faculty of Poplar Bluff Jr. High School are pleased to announce the 8th grade Students of the Month for February, Physical Education. Students are chosen by their teachers based on exemplary citizenship, positive attitude, and dedication to academic excellence.
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7th Grade February Students of the Month
02/23/2017
The administration and faculty of Poplar Bluff Jr. High School are pleased to announce the 7th grade Students of the Month for February, Physical Education. Students are chosen by their teachers based on exemplary citizenship, positive attitude, and dedication to academic excellence.
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Student Announcements
02/18/2017
I hope you enjoyed your weekend! You had four days to get well, have fun, and re-energize prior to coming back today! Have a great week!
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Student Announcements February 13-17
02/12/2017
WELCOME! I hope you had a great weekend! It is great to have you back on this 13th day of February! This is a four-day week for you, and you will have a four-day week next week as well! Work hard, enjoy the day and week! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY on Tuesday!
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PBJHS Student Announcements February 6-10
02/05/2017
WELCOME! I hope you had a great weekend! Did your Superbowl pick win?? Regardless, did you have a great time watching, eating, and fellowshipping with family and friends? Have a great day and week!
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Autism ambassador opens up to students
02/01/2017
Poplar Bluff Junior High School students had a chance to view the world from another lens last week.
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PBJHS Student Announcements January 30-February 3
01/29/2017
WELCOME Welcome back! Hope you had a great weekend! Have a great day and week! Welcome to February on Wednesday!
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8th Grade January Students of the Month
01/27/2017
The administration and faculty of Poplar Bluff Jr. High School are pleased to announce the 8th grade Students of the Month for January, 1st semester elective classes
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7th Grade January Students of the Month
01/27/2017
The administration and faculty of Poplar Bluff Jr. High School are pleased to announce the 7th grade Students of the Month for January, 1st semester elective classes
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Well-known TV news anchor visits PBJHS
10/26/2016
“Why don’t you be a TV news chick?” It all began for Kathy Sweeney with an offhand suggestion. The KFVS12 news anchor received the advice from one of her older brothers, proceeded to change majors in college, and began a broadcasting career that has spanned 27 years.
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PBJHS wins the battle of the underwater robots
05/03/2016
Gifted students at Poplar Bluff Junior High School won their first ever regional underwater robot competition by employing Albert Einstein’s theory of keeping it simple.
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First of string of building projects complete
04/12/2016
Business leaders, city officials, law enforcement, long-range planners and other community stakeholders helped celebrate the ribbon cutting Thursday, April 7, for the FEMA safe room and classroom addition at Poplar Bluff Junior High School.
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Junior High Trap team enters inaugural meet
10/28/2015
The newly instated Junior High Trap team competed in its first meet Friday, Oct. 16, at the Poplar Bluff Gun Club, showcasing some real potential despite having limited time to practice shooting, according to spectators.
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Retired teacher drops by for Rocket Day
10/07/2015
Science teacher emeritus, Vic Clark, returned to Poplar Bluff Junior High School on Wednesday, Sept. 30, to orchestrate a rocket launch at Fred M. Morrow Stadium, an annual experiment for eighth graders.
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Groundbreaking kicks off buildings plan
03/24/2015
About 50 supporters came out on Friday, March 20, to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Poplar Bluff Junior High School addition, which will include a FEMA safe room and nine new classrooms, among other renovations.
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PBJHS safe room grant jump-starts R-I facilities plan
02/25/2013
The Poplar Bluff R-I School District has been awarded a $132,000 federal grant, 75 percent toward the cost of designing a tornado safe room at the Junior High.
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CNN to recognize Poplar Bluff Schools’ anti-bullying efforts
02/18/2013
The recent momentum of the anti-bullying movement at Poplar Bluff Schools is being recognized nationally.
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Art project helps student ‘stay connected’ with her military father
01/14/2013
When Poplar Bluff Junior High art teacher Mary Ivie introduces her packing tape sculpture segment each school year, students come up with all types of ideas for objects to replicate, from their own arm holding a football to an entire motorcycle.
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Student Announcements May 13-17
Welcome Back! 8 ½ days left! Let’s finish strong. Our PBJHS choir students will be presenting “Aladdin” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19th at the Kay Porter Theater at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5 each.
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Student Announcements September 9-13
Welcome Back! Tutoring begins this Monday (Sept. 9th). Monday- Mr. Arnold (math and science) Tuesday- Mrs. Tuttle (math and science) Wednesday- Mrs. Calloway (English and history) Thursday- Mrs. Brawley (English and history) AM Tutoring: Mrs. Dell
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