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Jenkintown Literary Magazine

Dear Community Members:

Please take a look at this preview of the Jenkintown Literary Magazine, which will be distributed to students on Tuesday morning.  The Literary Magazine Team not only produces a digital edition, updated weekly, but also the team releases a print edition twice a year.
Visit the online version daily and please enjoy the print edition.
Congratulations to Editor Jonathan Golden on his first print edition as editor.  Great work to Jon and the whole team.

Mrs. Hackett and The Literary Magazine Team

Shannon Hackett

Middle School Language Arts Grades 7 and 8

Map of Jenkintown

Annual Holiday Story Walk

Dear Friends, Family, and Community Members:

In conjunction with Enjoy Jenkintown, Jenkintown’s shop local guide, the students of the Jenkintown Middle School (in 6th, 7th and 8th grade Language Arts) created the 1st Annual Holiday Story Walk.  The students wrote six word stories about their holiday traditions, which are hanging in the windows of the businesses in Jenkintown.  Please enjoy their sentiments of joy, love, and family as you follow the Story Walk this season! See the attached map to follow the Story Walk. Thank you to Kate Pettit for creating this magical activity to celebrate the holidays.
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Let Girls Learn Fundraiser

Dear Friends, Family, and Community Members:

Thanks to you, we raised over 3,000 dollars this year for The 7th Grader Fundraiser “Let Girls Learn.” In the past three years, the middle school has raised almost 8,000 for equal education and veterans’ rights.  Thank you for coming together as a community to help others and support such important causes.
Please see the attached letter to view “thank yous” from all the 7th graders.
On January 6th, let’s have our community come together for the rights of women and girls. Please wear your shirt and join our challenge.  Write a letter, email, or text to a girl or woman in your life encouraging them to be the best they can be.  Let January 6th be the day of the girl!

Mrs. Hackett

Jenkintown Students At UPENN

2016 Delaware Valley Consortium for Equity and Excellence Leadership Conference

We are so happy and proud that Jenkintown High School students Aviv Jackson, Justin Biggs, Gabby Jackmon, Yusra Ali, Isabella Kennebrae, Lauren Biggs, Corren Kennebrae, Joshua Jackson, and Jamail Khan are representing our school at the 2016 Delaware Valley Consortium for Equity and Excellence Leadership Conference that is being held today at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Breathing Room Foundation’s Thanksgiving Drive

Middle schoolers at Jenkintown helped to create 28 beautiful centerpieces for The Breathing Room Foundation’s Thanksgiving Drive this year! Along with the centerpieces, Jenkintown will be donating between 15-20 turkeys