News and Announcements

Family Literacy Night - Friday, April 25, 2014
Families...please join us this Friday, April 25th for our annual Family LIteracy Night at JB from 5:00-8:00 PM. This year's theme is...Common Core: Developing the 21st Century Learner. Information sheets have been sent home with your children. Please send back the tear-offs with your child to return to his/her homeroom teacher. Click for more info!
Construction on Wilshire Blvd.
We have been informed that construction on Wilshire will begin on April 21, 2014. We anticipate construction will take between 2-4 weeks (depending on weather). Access to McCadden from Wilshire will be maintained during morning drop-off/afternoon pick-up throughout the construction period. The schedule is as follows: Mon., Wed., Thur., and Fri. from 7:00-9:00 AM and 2:00-3:30 PM and Tues. from 7:00-9:00 AM and 12:00-2:00 PM. PARENTS ARE NOT TO DROP-OFF STUDENTS ON WILSHIRE BLVD. Students using Metro will need to access the bus stop at Rimpau as stops at McCadden and Highland will be closed due to construction activity.
Click for the SAS Application! We are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 School for Advanced Studies (SAS) program. Applications are available in Rm. 101, Rm. 118 and on our website for all students applying to the SAS program, including residents and non-residents of John Burroughs Middle School. All eligible students applying for the SAS program will be considered on a first come first serve basis and must turn in a COMPLETED application to Room 109.
Click for the 2014-15 Korean and Spanish Dual Language Application. Applications are now being accepted. Please bring them by Room 109. For questions, please call our Title I/EL Office at (323) 549-5043.
Mr. QUE and Mr. D's Pi Day Performance at JB
On March 14th, (Pi Day), John Burroughs Middle School hosted a rap concert and the result was "as sweet as a mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, or pi." Click to check out the article of this memorable event!
FYI...After school tutoring in the Library has been extended to 5:00 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If your child is in need of extra academic support, be sure to utilize our services!
John Burroughs MS was recognized by the District for having the highest percent of students at 96% or above for Attendance! At JB, attendance is top priority! Congratulations to Students, Staff, and Parents!
SPRING CARNIVAL! Thursday, April 3, 2014
Come have fun while supporting JB! Thur., April 3 from 3:00-5:00 PM. Tickets on sale in the Student Store during Lunch...$6. Click for more info!
Zone of Choice - Students with a Zone of Choice Assignment for 2014-2015
Attention: Students who reside within an area known as "Zone of Choice" are being summoned during homeroom this week to get information about the Zone of Choice procedure. Students, parents, and guardians are encouraged to look at LAUSD's Zone of Choice website to get information on their assigned school. More information to come as this process needs to be completed within the upcoming weeks. Click here for website information.
Homework Assistance / Tutoring
Need homework assistance or tutoring? JB is offering FREE morning and after-school assistance in the Library! Morning tutoring is Mon.-Fri. from 7:15-7:45 AM and after-school tutoring is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM. Click for more info!
If you have missed any part of the Connect Ed message, please click here.
Online Meal Applications
It is very important for EVERY parent to fill out a meal application. Please click to get to the website.
School Supplies List
As students are getting ready for the new school year, here is a list of basic school supplies your child may need: Binders, dividers for the binders, composition books, portfolio folders, paper (college-ruled), pencils, and pens. *Once school begins, your teachers may ask for additional supplies.
Sleep Schedule
It's time to get back on an earlier sleep schedule to be ready for school! Research shows that Middle School students need at least 9 hours of sleep to be at their best. Parents, please remind your students to get to bed earlier so they can be well-rested and ready when school begins on August 13th.
Due to budget cuts, loss of personnel, and District training, the textbooks will not be issued before the start of the school year. Students will be issued their textbooks on the first day and throughout the week as needed.
Parent Orientations
Parent Orientations will be held on August 1, 2013. It will be at 9:00 a.m. for 6th Grade and 3:00 p.m. for 7th and 8th Grades (and 6th grade who missed the AM orientation). Please come to the Auditorium.
July 30-31 - 8:00-12:00 pm
August 1-2 - 8:00-12:00 pm
August 7-8 - 9:00-4:00 pm
July 30-31 - 9:00-4:00 pm
August 1-2 - 8:00-5:00 pm
August 7-8 - 9:00-4:00 pm
Free Summer Lunch Program - June 10th - August 9th
The City of LA Department of Recreation and Parks Summer Food Service Program is offering FREE SUMMER LUNCH for all students and teens ages 1-18 years old. Click for more info!
Culmination DVDs and Photo Information
Culmination DVDs will be available in August.
Please contact the student store the last week of August for a pick-up date: 323.936.2604

Student photos taken during culmination will be available in August.
The Photography company will contact you with website and availability information.
Your child filled out a photography form during culmination practice. The company will use this information (email/phone) to contact you.

Check our website August for more information.
Thank you!
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"To Infinity & Beyond"...
The 2014 JB Yearbook Pre-sale is Now! Stop by the Student Store and pay $35 January-April. CASH ONLY. The price will increase to $40 in May and June. You can also buy it online by clicking on the icon.

Click Here to order your Yearbook

Upcoming Events

Family Literacy Night
Date: 4/25/2014, 5 PM 8 PM
Location: Auditorium and selected classrooms
SCIENCE CST for 8th Graders
Date: 5/8/2014
March to the Sea
Date: 5/9/2014
8th Grade Night Dance
Date: 5/16/2014
NJHS Closing Ceremony
Date: 5/22/2014, 5 PM 6 PM
Location: Auditorium