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The band concert scheduled for March 1st has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00 PM.  Please contact Ms. Castle for more information.


Spring Pictures that were scheduled for Wednesday, March 1st, have been RESCHEDULED for March 9th.  Please make sure to have your money at that time.  Any pre-purchases online will still be valid.  To purchase pictures in advance, use the school code TF016323Q0.


ALL EVENING ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST DUE TO WEATHER. School Spring pictures will be rescheduled at a later date to be announced.

Boone County Schools are CLOSED

Boone County Schools are CLOSED for WEDNESDAY MARCH 1st. There will be no Elementary School bus pick up. Students already at school will stay until it is safe to release them. Parents may pick up students from their schools. High School driving students will be released when their principals deem it's safe to release them.

Valentine's Day Dance Valentine

The Valentine’s Day Dance sponsored by the Yearbook Class is Friday, February 10th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Make plans now to be here and see for yourself why it’s called “the most unique dance of the school year.”

Starting on 2/7, for just one dollar, you can purchase a special Valentine message for that special someone to be displayed over the dance floor for everyone to see. Purchase a yearbook between now and the dance you will receive free admission to the dance along with a free Valentine message.  This is the one dance you don’t want to miss and remember, purchase your yearbook now and get into the dance absolutely free.  Regular admission is $5 at the door.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on February 15th from 4:30 - 7:30 PM.  We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Tournament Information Tournament

Tournament games are at Beechwood Middle/High School.  The Boys game is at 1:30 PM and the Girls game is at 6:30 PM.  Click HERE for directions.

BCHS Science Placement Exam BCHS

Boone County High School Science Placement Exam:  Boone County High School will be administering a science placement exam to those students wishing to surpass the foundational science course, Boone County Science Investigation (BCSI) and take Integrated Science or Integrated Science Honors.  The placement exam will take place in Boone County High School’s commons Friday, February 17th at 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 24th at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 25th at 9:30 a.m.

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY for Monday January 30th. ‪There will be NO AM KINDERGARTEN or PRESCHOOL for Monday January 30th. ‬‬ 

Boone County High School Scheduling Help BCHS

For scheduling help, please click here for HELP





Events and Activities

All events for Friday January 13th are occurring as scheduled. There will be NO events/activities on Saturday January 14th prior to 12PM.


Due to incoming weather, the boy's basketball game scheduled for tonight has been CANCELLED.  It will be rescheduled at a later date TBA.

8th Grade Night at the Games 8th grade Basketball Night

Tonight is the last 8th Grade Girls Home Game and also 8th grade night for Boys and Girls teams.  They play Twenhofel starting at 5:30 PM.  Players will be announced in between games.  Boys games will begin at 6:45 PM.  There will be refreshments for 8th grade players and family members only after the games.

Evening Activities

All evening activities for Boone County Schools are CANCELLED for tonight, January 5th.

Boone County Schools Closed

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday January 5th. ‬

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to possible icy conditions all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Tuesday December 13th.  There is no AM kindergarten.  Continue to monitor for possible updates.‬

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to overnight snow and slick road conditions, all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Friday December 9th.‬. There is no AM kindergarten. 



Canned Food Drive Mary Rose Mission

Our canned food drive for Mary Rose Mission is over and what a success it was!!!  With a grand total of over 1700+ items and $75 in gift card donations, we at Jones Middle School cannot be more proud of our students and staff for the effort they gave in this project.  When so many have so little, it's wonderful to see Students, Parents, Staff, Faculty and Administration giving to the community in which we live and work and grow.  These past two weeks, Jones students lived up to our mantra - Jones Jets Pride.  Delivery was given to Mary Rose Mission 12/16/16 and they were overwhelmed with such gratitude.  Thank you Parents for allowing us at Jones to have the PRIVILEGE of teaching your children and learning from them this week just how to give and give and give.  Enjoy the video to see just a little of what went into this project.



Dress Code Revision Suggestions SBDM Logo

The Jones Middle School SBDM Council is currently working on revising the student dress code.  In order to make informed decisions and make the best policy possible, we are asking students, parents, and community members to provide suggestions and feedback to help us as we move forward with the revisions.  Please click here to fill out the survey.

Thank you!

Assessment Night Assessment Night

Today's education uses a lot of acronyms.  Have you ever wondered: What is K-Prep? What is STAR? What is an ILP? This is an invitation to Parents/Guardians for a night of goal-setting, working together, and assessments.  Leave having a better understanding of that these mean and how they impact your child's education.

WHEN? Tuesday, 11/29 from 5:30-7:00 PM in the JMS Cafe

BRING your student(s)
RSVP (Call or E-mail)
BEFORE 8pm on 11/28


More information and how to contact to RSVP, click HERE


Turkey Trot Dance Turkey Trot Dance

This Friday, November 18, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, we will have our Fall Dance better known as our Turkey Trot!  All you need is $5 and your best dance moves (we'll let Mr. Ponzer in anyway).  Hope to see you there to strut your feathers!!!

Daylight Savings - Time Change

Don't forget to set your clocks BACK this weekend!

          Fall Time Change

GO Pantry

Go Pantry flyer


Congratulations to our Varsity Lady Jets for making it to the Championship game Wednesday, October 4th at 7:15 against Tichenor.  The Lady Jets are undefeated so come out and cheer them on to a perfect season!!!  Great job ladies!!!

 Lady Jets Volleyball Team




WHEN: SEPTEMBER 9TH,    5:30 – 7:30PM


Boone County Education Foundation and Florence Freedom

The Boone County Education Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization promoting community and business partnerships, which provide innovative opportunities and resources benefiting all students attending Boone County Schools.  Help us to support our Boone County Education Foundation this Thursday May 19th, 2016, 7:05 p.m. at UC Health Stadium.  Please follow the link below to purchase your tickets and find out about our cool promotion of Toy Box Night.


Picture Day Picture Day

Picture Day is October 12th.  For picture ordering information, please click on the form below.

2016-2017 Scheduling Forms

Click on one of the links below to access the scheduling form for next year.


If you will be in the 8th grade at Jones Middle during the 2016-2017 school year, CLICK HERE.

If you will be in the 7th grade at Jones Middle during the 2016-2017 school year, CLICK HERE.


Students who are enrolled at JMS during the school year of 2016-2017 can sign up for a Robotics and Programming summer camp.  The camp is now scheduled for July 18-22 from 7am - 3pm each day.   See the attached flyer here!  E-mail todd.hanley@boone.kyschools.us if you have any questions.  You must register by July 1 to be able to get a t-shirt.

Stuff the Bus

KONA ICE at Readifest

Kona Ice will be available for purchase at Readifest this year!  Prices are:

$3.00 Regular  (12 oz)
$4.00 King   (16 oz)
$5.00 Souvenir (22 oz)

Profits go to help fund our reward activities throughout the year.  Come out to Readifest, pay fees, get schedules, meet the teachers AND get to purchase a treat!  It doesn't get much better!!!

ESS Parent Night ESS

Parents whose child is participating in Jones' ESS program are invited to our Parent Night on September 20th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.  During this time you will learn about the program, student expectectations, meet some of the tutors and get answers to questions you may have.  This is for parents whose children are participating ONLY please.  If you have any question, please call Ms. Bardo.  We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Dave and Buster's Spirit Night Dave and Busters

RA Jones is hosting a Spirit Night at Dave and Busters (Florence, KY) on October 3rd from 5:00-9:00pm. Our school will receive 10% of the sales during that time period and the money will be used towards incentives and rewards. Attached is the flyer.  Feel free to share/hang up anywhere.


COUNSELOR'S NIGHT Counselor's Night

If you've ever wondered what STAR scores mean, what technology is being used, and general questions about how our school is helping your child succeed, come to our Counselor's Night. On October 4th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM we will have people in place to help you better understand all the outstanding things going on at Jones Middle School.

urgent this matter requires immediate attention

  7th and 8th grade boys tryouts will be tomorrow (Saturday 10/22/16) 9:00-11:00 am (8th) and 1:30-3:30 (7th).  If you are unable to attend contact Mr. Humphrey immediately.

Kona Ice is Coming! Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be coming to Jones Middle School on October 28th.  Students will have a chance to make purchases 6th and 7th periods.  Prices range from $2.00 to $5.00.  A portion of the proceeds go to help our school so please help support Jones Middle School!

Veteran's Day Celebration and Breakfast Veteran's Day

R.A. Jones Middle School will be honoring Veteran’s on November 11th, 2015 from 8:30am-9:30am in the Jones’ Gymnasium. If you know a veteran, we would love to invite them to a special breakfast before the ceremony, please contact Ms. Bardo at 859.282.4610 x20320.

Veterans' Day Ceremony

We would like to thank all who participated in our Veterans' Day celebration.  Please share in a few moments from our celebration.



Holiday Craft Night Craft Night

You are invited to attend a FREE holiday craft night!!! RA Jones Youth Service Center and Ockerman Family Resource Center are partnering together to bring your family a FREE and FUN night of CRAFTS and SNACKS!

Tuesday, December 13th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at RA Jones.

Please call Ms. Wooten at  282-4610 ext. 20318 with any questions.



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest Winner! MLK I have a Dream

Congratulations to Javion H. for winning the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest sponsored by the City of Florence.  The topic was, What significance does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s renowned "I Have a Dream" speech mean to you in today's society?  On January 16th, she will be honored in a ceremony where she will read her winning essay and receive her prize from Mayor Diane E. Whalen.


College and Career Ready Night at BCHS College and Career Ready Night BCHS

When it comes to your child’s future, shouldn’t the sky be the limit? In order to help achieve this outcome, families need to start career exploration and planning for the future as early as the middle school years. We want to help your family get a head start on the journey so please join us for a College and Career Information Night Monday, January 23, 2016, 6:30-8:30 pm Boone County High School Auditorium.  For More information click on the flyer below.  Reservations are preferred by clicking HERE.


Danbarry Movie Field Trip Procedures and Expectations



STEAM Carnival Commercial


Practical Living/Arts & Humanities Survey survey

Please provide input on the JMS Practical Living and Arts & Humanities courses.  Pleases CLICK HERE to take the survey.

Come Join the Music Department



Ryle Soccer

We will have a meeting for any boy interested in playing soccer for Ryle High School during the 2016 season. The meeting will take place on Monday May 23 at 6:30 pm in the library.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Collins at Ryle High School. My email address is Stephen.collins@boone.kyschools.us

From the Transportation Office

Welcome Back!  The 2016-17 school year has begun and we would like to wish you and your students a successful year.

The Transportation Department has worked diligently this summer to provide a safe environment for all our students with training for all drivers and aides.  It is our goal to provide a quality service to the community. We have established high standards of training, maintenance and conduct for each employee and we will provide the safest environment possible for each student in our care and strive to maintain our schedule of services.

Just a reminder to all parents/guardians – the buses could be running up to 20 minutes behind schedule during the first days of schools as the drivers are learning their new routes and new students.  We ask that you please have patience before calling the department with concerns regarding your student arriving home during these first few days. 

Pumpkin Carving Pumpkin Carving

Come have some fun carving pumpkins!  We will supply the pumpkins, you supply the design and fun!  Be scary, be funny, be original, just be there and have some family fun!!!  Carving will begin on October 18th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Congratulations to Mr. Hanley!

Boone County Schools is proud to announce that Todd Hanley of R.A. Jones Middle School has been named the Project Lead The Way Middle School Gateway Teacher ofthe Year for the state of Kentucky. As a Master Teacher for PLTW, Mr. Hanley teaches Design and Modeling, Robotics, and Medical Detectives. Mr. Hanley will be honored along with the other PLTW award winners at a dinner prior to the beginning of their state conference on October 2nd in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Mr. Hanley was recognized and awarded Master Teacher for PLTW earlier this year. Congratulations to Todd Hanley!

SBDM Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled

Due to illness we will have to cancel this month’s SBDM meeting. If any council member has an issue that we need to discuss prior to the November meeting please respond to this by the close of business on 10/19/16. If needed, we will call a special meeting. Thanks for your understanding.

Halloween Dance Halloween Dance

Jones Middle School will have their Halloween Dance from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, October 28th. Cost is $5 for admission. There will be pizza, snacks and drinks available for purchase. Costumes are allowed but must be school appropriate. There willl be a contest for Scariest, Cutest, and Best costume. Come out and have a howling good time!!!

From the President, Ms. LaCharite, Speech Pathologist KSHA logo

Jones Middle School is lucky to have the President of the Kentucky Speech-Language Hearing Association (KSHA) in our building.  Mrs. LaCharite works with our students working with those who need speech and language help.  She is also in classrooms helping teachers with ways to help students learn vocabulary and other important skills that are necessary for success in EVERY content.  To learn more about KSHA, click HERE.

Picture Retakes Picture retakes

Picture retakes are this Friday, November 18th.  Original pictures MUST be returned at the time of retakes.  Forms will be going home with students or can be picked up in the front office.

STEAM Carnival

     STEAM banner

STEAM Carnival is an interactive showcase of everything STEAM. Community partners from all over the tri-state along with students and staff from Jones Middle create hands on experiences for Boone Co. students and their families.  Join us March 30, 5-7:30 PM.  

Vendors, to reserve your booth, click HERE and RSVP ASAP!

To learn more, visit our site at https://brittanyembry.wixsite.com/steamcarnival!  

Hope to see you there!!!  

Parent Info Night at BCHS

Parent Night Info

Color Up for a Cause

Color Up for a Cause

Join Collins and Jones for our 4th annual 5K run/walk event held on Saturday, April 1st. We will be donating to the Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky. Pre-register by March 17 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. You can still register for the race on- site on April 1st. On -site registration is from 7:30-8:00am, check-in from 8:00-8:45am, and the race starts at 9:00am (fun run at 9:10am). Questions, please contact Amy Parlier- amy.parlier@boone.kyschools.us.

Registration Form

College and Career Readiness Night College and career readiness night

Parents & Guardians - Jones Middle School would like to invite you join us for some refreshments on Tuesday, March 21st from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm for our College and Career Readiness Night. We will be having speakers talking to families and students about preparing for high school and beyond! We will be discussing topics such as scholarships & financial aid, ACT scores, study skills for high school, career planning and district offerings. We encourage all students and their parents/guardians to attend-it is never too early to start planning for the future! If you have any questions or are planning to attend, you can call Mrs. McAleese at 859-282-4610. We hope to see you there!!! 

6th Grade Orientation 6th Grade Orientation

You are cordially invited to attend our 6th grade orientation night, Tuesday, April 18th, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm!  We recommend that you attend this to receive information  for  your child’s successful transition to RA Jones Middle School.  Although students are welcome to attend, this orientation is targeted to parents.  For more information, click on the flyer.



School Supply Lists

For copies of supply lists for each grade level or UA/PL classes or a combined list, please click HERE or go to the "For Parents" tab and scroll to the School Supply list.

Counselor Night Counselor Night

If you've ever wondered what STAR scores mean, what technology is being used, and general questions about how our school is helping your child succeed, come to our Counselor's Night.  On September 27th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM we will have people in place to help you better understand all the outstanding things going on at Jones Middle School.

Kona Ice is Coming! Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be visiting our school during the Pumpkin Carving night.  Prices will range from $2.00 up to $5.00.  Come out and carve a pumpkin and enjoy a sweet treat from Kona!  Your support helps fund the rewards we do for our students!  Hope to see you there!!!

Book Fair

                                   Book Fair Banner

Jones Middle School Book Fair is coming soon!!!  To preview the flyer or to order online, please click on the link below.  To see your child's Book Fair time, click on "Read More".  Help keep our students reading!

Preview and Online Ordering

What's so Cool About Manufacturing Contest Results Dream it Do it logo

Out of 17 schools across the Ohio region, Jones Middle school was the Runner-Up for the Viewers Choice Award for the What's So Cool About Manufacturing? Video contest in our first year of competing. Thank you to all of you who helped vote and got your kids voting. We were only a few hundred votes from 1st place. Proud of our kids and Mr Hanley for all the hard work.  Just wait until next year!!!

Dream it Do it school pics

3D Printer Club Expo 3d

Come out and see our students 3D Printed Inventions!  This year's show case will have at least a dozen new inventions and creations by students.  We will also be having a Shark Tank style competition.  The event will take place on April 20th from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Jones Cafe.  Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/jones3dClick here to see the flyer.

Boone County Lady Rebels Basketball Camp 2016


Last minute purchase Form


We are looking forward to meeting all the incoming 6th graders at Jump Start! The Jump Start Program is an innovative program whose main goal is to assist incoming 6th grade students (and their parents) with the transition from the elementary setting to the middle school setting and concept. The purpose of the program is to alleviate parental and student anxiety.  Students get the opportunity to meet other incoming students from all feeder schools, develop important relationships with both teachers and students, and practice cooperative skills, practice school wide procedures/expectations, become familiar with the building, the daily routine and working a lock.  The students participate in technology orientation to ready them with expectations and a “Jump Start” to middle school technology used in classes. Our first session is August 1-2, 8:00-12:30 PM with the family dinner Tuesday night, August 2nd from 6:30-8:00 PM.  The second session is Aug 3-4, 8:00-12:30 PM with the family dinner Thursday August 4th from 6:30-8:00 PM.  As always breakfast, lunch and transportation are provided.  Those coming to the dinners will be eligible to win a bicycle, a tablet, or gift cards.  You must attend to win!  All 6th graders have been registered and should be receiving a letter to confirm your session date and provide all other information within the next few days.

Readifest 2016

Kona Ice Kona Ice

On Friday Kona Ice will be visiting Jones Middle Schoolon April 18th at 6th Grade Orientation!  Students can purchase either a $3 or $5 size treat.  Please do not bring money in advance.  All money will be collected at the time of purchase.  Thank you for helping to support Jones Middle School!

Basketball Tryouts - UPDATED INFORMATION Basketball Tryouts

6th Grade Girls first tryout is Monday October 17th 5:30 to 6:45 PM and Second tryout Tuesday October 18th 4:15 to 5:30 PM

6th Grade Boys first tryout is Monday October 17th 6:45 to 8:00 PM and Second tryout Tuesday October 18th 5:30 to 6:45 PM

Mazak Encourages Women to Engineering Careers

Thank you Meghan Mongillo for permission to air this video!

Scripps Spelling Bee Spelling Bee

The 2017 school level Scripps Spelling Bee was held and we would like to say congratulations to Trey P. for winning the 2017 School Level Spelling Bee. Also, congratulations to Malachi T. for finishing runner-up!  Trey will advance to the 2017 WCPO On Your Side Regional Spelling Bee.  
Location: Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Date and Time: March 18th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.


Looking for some good books to read over the summer?  Have a summer reading project due for High School?  Beaten all the levels in your current video games and looking for something to do?  Well how about our BOGO Book Fair!!!  From May 2nd through the 6th students and parents will have a chance to order some books to stock up for the summer months!  Monday and Tuesday are student preview days, no shopping.  Tuesday night is the family shopping night.  Wednesday through Friday are the student shopping days with their language arts classes.  Check out our flyer below for some book titles and start making your list!!!!!


Band and Chorus Registration

Do you like music?  Would you like to learn how to play an instrument?  Or does singing in a large group sound more appealing to you?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then band or choir is the place for you!

Information Letter

Band Registration - required fitting on August 9th, 4 - 7:00 pm

Choir Registration

Jones Middle School’s 1st Kickball Tournament! Kickball

When: Friday October 21st, 2016
Where: R.A. Jones Field 
Time: 3 - 6 p.m.
Cost: $50 dollars a team ($5 a person) or $5 a person for individuals.

The Concession stand will be open!

What you need to join the fun: You will need a team of ten people and permission slips and money turned in to Ms. Caldwell

  • Note : If you do not have a team you will be assigned to a team. So if you are solo you can still join!

All funds raised for this event will go towards are Athletic Department!! 

Permission Form

Band and Choir Spirit Wear Band and Choir Spirit Wear

The band and choir students have been begging for new spirit wear, so we came up with a new design.  The order form is attached if anyone is interested in purchasing a shirt for themselves.  There are also extra copies of order forms outside Ms. Castle's classroom door.  Orders need to be turned in to Ms Castle by November 4. 


BCHS Summer Enrichment Opportunity BCHS Summer Enrichment

Want to get your PE and/or Health requirement out of the way so there is more room in your schedule for Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Band/Choir, or Electives?  Click HERE for registration form.  Please return this form along with payment (make checks out to BCHS) to guidance ASAP as we will take them on a first come-first serve basis until the class is full.

Jones Pride Beautification Day

We are going to be working on the school grounds getting it ready for school to start, spreading mulch, planting some plants, cutting back and weeding plants, etc. Come on out and join us if you would like. You are not committed to the entire time, just what works for you.  We will be working on August 6th from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM.

Student Council Application 2016-2017 Student Counsel


Jones Middle School is starting a Student Council and are looking for students who care about others and genuinely want to have an important leadership role in their school. In Jones Student Council, one is responsible for working with both the staff and administration of Jones Middle School.  As a group we will decide what we want the goals of council to be, what we would like to accomplish, and the role that Jones Student Council will have in this school.  For more information click "Read More" or dowload the application form.


Book Fair Book Fair

It's that time of year again for our Scholastic Book Fair.  The Book Fair starts April 20th and runs through April 28th.  Teachers have times already signed out so please make sure your child knows what they want!  Buy lots of books and fill the summer with lots of amazing adventures as students read away!

Ryle Freshmen Orientation

Return the attached form prior to July 18th 2016 to ensure proper registration and t-shirt.  Registration Forms received after due date may not receive a t-shirt.


Mandatory Volleyball Tryouts Volleyball Tryouts

Want to play volleyball for Jones Middle School?  Mandatory tryouts are June 12th - 14th.  You must have a medical consent form on file before you can attend.  For more information and to get a copy of the form, click on the link below.  Become a part of the Jones Jets Pride and join the Volleyball Team!!!

Info and Form

Kroger Community Rewards and Jones Middle Kroger Rewards

If you're interested in earning fuel points, getting discounts on shopping at Kroger AND helping RA Jones earn money, then have we got a deal for you!!  Check out our new program by selecting "Read more" below.

Boone County Freshman Orientation

Boone's freshman orientation isWednesday, August 10th, 2016.  This will take place from 8:00 AM--12:30 PM at Boone County High School.  Click here for signup flyer.

NO COSTS!!!!!!!

Contact Us
Jones Middle School8000 Spruce Drive
Florence, KY 41042
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Phone: 859.282.4610
Fax: 859.282.2364