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Basketball Try-outs and Practice basketball

Tryouts – Tuesday and Wedneday (10/17, 10/18)

2:45 -3:45 6th Grade Girls and Boys
3:45 – 4:45 7th Grade Boys
4:45 – 5:45 7 and 8th Grade Girls
5:45 – 6:45 8th Grade Boys

Thursday BBALL Practice (10/19)

2:45 – 4:15 Boys 8th
4:15 – 5:45  Boys 7th
5:45 – 7:15 Girls 7th and 8th
7:15 – 8:30 Girls and Boys 6th

RA Today! RA Today

Our first episode of RA Today is available for viewing.  Sit back, relax and enjoy!

2017-2018 Scheduling

Current 6th and 7th grade students at Jones Middle School should login to select their Unified Arts Class choices using the links below.

Current 6th Grade/Future 7th Grade

Current 7th Grade/Future 8th Grade

Daylight Savings Time Sunday

Daylight savings time


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

Kona Ice Kona Ice

On Friday Kona Ice will be visiting Jones Middle School on August 25th for!  Students can purchase a treat and all money will be collected at the time of purchase.  Thank you for helping to support Jones Middle School as a portion of all sales goes to our school!

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.

Seussical, Jr Seussical, Jr

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think when you Think about Seuss! For three days only, the characters of Dr. Seuss will come to life in Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' imaginative musical Seussical, Jr. For this one-act musical, the story centers around Horton the Elephant who must guard an egg abandoned by Mayzie La Bird while trying to protect his friend JoJo, a Who from Whoville. With a musical score sure to please, Seussical’s heartwarming message about family, friendship and loyalty will have children and parents alike remembering that "a person's a person no matter how small." Starring elementary and middle school students and even faculty – don’t miss RA Jones production of Seussical, Jr.  Come see the play at Boone County High School's auditorium, May 4-5th, 7:00 PM, and May 6th at 2:00 PM.  


Per the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC):

This is a reminder that teachers and students are not to have their cell phones out during K-Prep testing.  This would be a testing violation.  If there is an emergency, you should use the phone in the classroom.  Teachers should not be communicating with anyone while testing is occurring.  Any teacher needing assistance with a situation in the classroom should contact the BAC or building administrators for assistance. 

At Jones Middle School we request that students keep their cell phones at home or in their lockers (TURNED OFF). Students should not be going to their lockers to get their cell phone until after ALL students are completed with testing, when the announcement is made. Teachers are asked to keep their cell phones turned off and kept away (car/desk/front office).

Summer Hours

Summer Hours

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Solar Eclipse


Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Boone County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Many of our schools will have special activities or lessons planned for this day to accompany the event.  While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  Schools with planned viewing activities will require students to wear proper solar eclipse glasses.

In order to protect our students’ eyes during this event:

  • Students will not participate in any unstructured outdoor activities, including recess
  • Students will be advised to not look directly at the sun without wearing solar eclipse glasses
  • We will provide additional personnel until 4pm for parents who do not want their children riding the bus during the eclipse.Children who do not ride the bus for that reason will have to be picked up by parents at 4pm.
JetNet Season 2 Introduction


Our first school dance of the year will be this Friday, September 15. It will be immediately after school until  5:00. No need to go home and return. Admission is $5.00. There will be food for sale also for $1.00 an item.

We will have limbo contest, hula hoop contest and maybe a football toss contest.


2:40-5:00 pm - please be here promptly to pick up your darlings!!!


Mid-Terms Went Home Mid Terms Today

Mid-term reports went home with students today.  Infinite Campus Parent Portal has not been open for parents yet, so if you did not receive a report, please contact your child's Jet's Time teacher.

Picture Day Picture Day

Picture Day is October 11th.  Your child should have brought home a form for ordering pictures.  If you have not gotten a form, pictures can be orderd Online.  Attached is a copy of what the form looks like.  Money must accompany pictures.

Picture Day Form

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!!! 

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!

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.



Jump Start

Jump Start

Jump Start returns again for two amazing sessions.  Session 1 is July 24th and 25th with a family dinner at 6:30 PM on the 25th for Session 1.  Session 2 starts July 26th and 27th with the family dinner on the 27th at 6:30 PM.  For more information you can email Terri Webb by clicking on the Email below.  


Summer School Summer School

Jones Middle School Summer ScholarProgram will begin June 5th until June 30th.  Start time is 8:30 - 11:30 AM.  For more information contact Ms. Hickey.




Back to School Supply List back to school supplies

Click HERE for the Back to School Supply List for 2017-2018.  Some supplies may be added as the school year starts, but this should get you started for the year.  We look forward to a fantastic school year!!!

GO Pantry! Food Drive
Congratulations!!!!! Junior Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble

Congratulations to 8th grader Jarrell S. who made the Jr. Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music this past Sunday on tuba. Jr. CYWE is the most prestigious wind ensemble for students in the tristate area and Jarell is the first student in Jones history to make it.

Here is the 2017 promo for the Jr. CYWE to give you an idea of what he is playing in!



Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out

Please join us for a night of shopping, fun, pampering & friendship October 20 from 4-7:00 PM in the RA Jones Middle School Café.  Plenty of vendors to get an early start on your holiday shopping!!! Click on the Flyer for some of the vendors that will be present!  Please join us!  


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.

Come Join the Music Department



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

Welcome Back Shaun Alexander

What a treat for those at Jones Middle School today when Shaun Alexander, and family, showed up to visit his old stomping ground.  He was thrilled at what he saw and the wonderful changes yet to come!  Keep checking in!  You never know when you might see him return!!!  Once a Jet, Always a Jet!!!

Shaun Alexander and Mr. Pastura Shaun Alexander family

Band Rental/Information Nigh

Band Rental/Information Night for all students joining band class, Tuesday, August 8th at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.

This event is an information session about the band class and will include information about how to rent instuments and use school owned ones. All students planning on joining the band class need to be in attendance with a parent. For any questions, email Mr. Cotten at michael.cotten@boone.kyschools.us.

iPad Coding Club apple coding

Have you ever wanted to create apps for the iPad?  If so, you should join our iPad coding club.  You will gain industry-level coding skills and have fun in the process.  If you are interested, sign up forms are outside Mr. Broome’s room, room 208.  No other school is offering this, so be a part of history.

FORM print form

“GET THE SCOOP” Family Night Counselor's Night

This is an invitation to Jones Middle Parents and Guardians for a night full of information about Jones Middle School, Tuesday, September 26th 5:30-7:00pm in the RA Jones’ Cafe.


  • New grading policy
  • Social media set-up
  • I.C. Parent Portal
  • Counselor Meet and Greet
  • Sandy Hook Promise

SPECIAL Guest Speaker- Patricia Perry, Sandy Hook Promise

Light Snacks and FREE CHILDCARE will be provided

Questions: Ms. Bardo, Ms. McAleese, Ms. Wooten, or Ms. Hall  859-282-4610



Book Fair

Book Fair

October 25-26-27 will be preview days for students.

October 30 to Nov 3 is shopping day for students.

Family night will be Wednesday Nov. 1 from 4:00-7:00 PM, during Parent Conference Times.



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.

Ryle Soccer Camp Registration Ryle Soccer Camp

Ryle Soccer Camp is designed to give youth soccer players an excellent camp experience that will allow them to develop and improve their technical skills. This camp is designed to give every player the best instruction on the recreational and club level of play, and will use age appropriate activities.  Our excellent camp staff is prepared to make this camp enjoyable and competitive for everyone.  For more information, click on the brochure below.  Registration Deadline:  May 27, 2017


STEM Day Out

This summer the NKY Chamber Foundation is hosting a STEM Day Out, which will occur on two dates this year:

Girls Day: Tuesday, July 11

Boys Day: Thursday, July 13

This is a free experiential learning opportunity for middle school students across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.  Students will be able to learn firsthand about STEM Careers.  Please share this information with your colleagues and networks.  If you have any questions, contact Tiffany Osborne at tosborne@nkychamber.com.

Click here for the flyer.

Stuff the Bus Challenge

stuff the bus challenge

Print Flyer print


Our school is leading the way in the bold new world of STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and we want to give you opportunity to show your STEAM excitement with spirit wear. There are two main designs with LOTS of different options. No need to send money into school, you can order all your STEAM gear right from this website! Proceeds benefit the Jones STEAM Carnival coming this spring! Order yours today!

logo1 logo 2

Order Online

Halloween Dance Halloween Dance

The Halloween Dance will be on Friday Oct. 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 in the cafeteria.  Cost of admission is $5.00.  There will be dancing, music, and refreshments.  Pizza, candy, chips, and Soft Drinks will be available for $1.00.  We will be giving away 5 McDonald’s gift cards worth $10 apiece to students wearing the best costumes in the following categories – Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative, and Best Pair.  Behavior requirements – No detentions, suspensions, or ISS since the last dance.


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.

We have an App for that!!! JMS Jets

Jones Middle School is proud to announce that we now have our own App in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store.  Just go to the link below (depending on your device) and search for "JMS Jets" and you'll find our App!!!  Be one of the first to download the App that was created by our Students in the Coding Club!!!  

apple store  Google Play


Collecting Caps save your caps

Once again we are collecting caps!  The caps will go to make a picnic bench for our school.  Attached is a picture of the caps that are acceptable and those that are not.  We appreciate all that you can do to help make this a possibility. Eventually there WILL be a competition but exactly what that will be and when we will have to see - just be prepared for some fierce competition!   For now, please send them in to your child's science teacher or to Mrs. Embry (room 103) or Ms. Broome's (room111) rooms. Thank you for helping out!!!  


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