An essay contest was sponsored by New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine, who represents the 13th District in New York. One of the winners was Samara Benjamin, a 6th grade student here at Jericho Middle School. Samara wrote an essay about the importance of Memorial Day. She included information about its history and what the day means to her! Congratulations, Samara!
by Jasmine C.
On Monday, May 13, the Jericho Middle School attended an assembly that taught us about microaggressions, what they are and what to do when you experience them. Our school’s Seedlings class, moderated by Ms.Waters, helped make the presentation.
Microaggressions are statements that intentionally or unintentionally hurt the feelings of others, especially people in marginalized groups. Religion, ethnic, and gender groups often experience microaggressions.
Students from Seedlings presented speeches and personal experiences, and one student, Madison Grady, presented a breathtaking dance that showed how a song can represent a word.
The assembly sent the message that using microaggressions is not OK. Jericho Middle School is, and always will be, a place of love and acceptance.
by Al Q. and Dennis M.
Leukemia and Lymphoma kills tens of thousands of people in America, but there is a certain society that raises money to fight these cancers, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has a fund called, Pennies for Patients. This fund has traveled to JMS. You may have already heard but, the way this fund works is that your class gets a box that you can put as much money as you want in and you also get your own box to take home. Currently, the LLS has raised over 1.2 billion dollars for research and has over 100,000 members. How much do you think we can raise?
Be a hero and donate money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!