As Atlanta Public Schools and Young Middle School Prepare for our students' arrival, ALL new and returning students must be enrolled and registered for the upcoming school year. Families who did not complete Spring Registration must complete Summer Registration and Enrollment. In order to ensure that you have ample time to register/re-register your scholar, APS SUMMER CENTRALIZED ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION CENTER will be open at 1442 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310 June 24th. See full schedule/flyer by selecting annoucnement header above.
During the summer break, YMS strongly encourages scholars to dive into a good book! Summer is the perfect time to get a jump start on the upcoming school year! The Media Team (comprised of media speacialists, students, parents, and teachers) have comprised a list of required readings for the Fall.
Jean Childs Young Middle School was awarded the 2012-2013 Nutrition Department's School of the Year. This award recognizes the school that stands out for showing leadership, outstanding numbers, food quality, cleanliness, and just going above and beyond for the school year in regards to Nutrition. Throughout the year, cafeterias were closely monitored through unannounced visits to ensure that nutritional standards were being upheld. Mrs. Mixon, cafeteria manager, and her staff were rated 'Excellent'.
Special thanks to Severe OutRAGEoUS Extreme Outreach for their motivational presentation on achievement and anti-bullying.
Counselors Allen & Wright bring home district-wide 2nd place award for College & Career Readiness. We are so proud of our counselors for the unquestionably fantastic week. Young Middle School celebrated College and Career Readiness Week in grand style! (read more)
Young Middle School athletes are no strangers to Excellence! Young Middle School was a force to be reckoned with in sports playoffs this year with the YMS Football Team playing in this year's Domecoming, Young's Softball team competing in the playoffs and both Young's Girls and Boys Basketball team playing in the Championship walking away with the APS Middle School Girls Champion title. Young Middle School Boys Track team added to the list of amazing athletic feats....(read more by selecting title)
We are pleased to announce that YMS Orchestra (led by Conductor Erick Herndon) and YMS Band (led by Maestro Robert Jeffrey) received Superior Ratings on the Large Group Performance Evaluations! Way to go!
Young Middle School doors opened to welcome scholars on August 7th at 8:15am. The official Young Middle School start time is 8:45am. Please come prepared for a world class education by taking advantage of back to school sales now!
PTSA President, Councilman H. Lamar Willis is still hard at work with Parents to Move Young From Good to GREAT! We salute you for going above and beyond your commitment to Young Middle!
YMS Yearbooks are being sold at the ridiculously low price of $26! Don't you dare miss the opportunity to own a copy of the best yearbook of all times! Some of this year's best memories have been captured and recorded for your enjoyment. Please see Mr. D. Harrison in Room C209 for additional details/purchase or use the yearbook order form to secure your copy.
As always, Young Middle School Counseling Department is offering us the edge on summer opportunities. See the directory of summer camps and submit your applications now! The early bird catches the worm!
You are cordially invited to "Etcetera! A Celebration of Art" an exhibition featuring the artwork of the Wolf Pack of Artists as well as some colorful creations by Ms. Crump! The art show will be held Friday, April 26, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at PLAT4M Studios on Auburn Ave. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the JCY Art Program if you wish to contribute.
YMS Fam, We hope you had a safe & enjoyable break! Don't forget to complete packets and login to Study Island & GA OAS online to prepare for the CRCT and boost grades! The great part is that Study Island can even be accessed via cell phone and for students with no online access over the break, practice packets were provided. Let's get our Study On!
You just got LOCKED IN..... to Laughter, Food, Drinks, and Lots of Learning!! YMS PTSA challenge the YMS Scholars to lock & learn at YMS CRCT Review Lock-In April 19th 4pm-7am. $10 Reservations must be made by April 5th!
The JCY Chapter of the National Junior Beta Club, sponsored by Ms. Stacker Hill, announced its new members this week for the 2013-2014 school year! Induction Ceremony will be held in April. Congratulations!
Come on out in all your red and gold paraphernalia to support WolfPack Baseball! The athletes appreciate your support!
In perfect timing as we prepare for Black History Month, two Civil War Historians donned in Civil War Uniforms visit Young Middle School 8th Grade GA Studies Class to share Civil War causes, artifacts, as well as contributions of African Americans during the Civil War Era. One of the Civil War Historians/Reenactors, Brad Quinlin, played a role in the oscar-winning movie "Glory".
Mark your calendars for 8th Grade High School Transition Night held Thursday, March 21st in the YMS Auditorium. The YMS Counseling Department cordially invites parents of eighth grade students attending Mays High School during the 2013-14 school year to discuss Smaller Learning Communities and course selections for next year. Mays High School Administrators and Academy Leaders will be in attendance to answer any questions that you might have. Again,8th Grade Transition Night will be held Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there!
This week, January 28th - February 1st, YMS is celebrating College and Career Motivation Week with a varied schedule of readiness activities to inspire students to set goals and accomplish them.
The February WolfPack Press is hot off the presses!
Mayor Kasim Reed has selected JCYMS as the site for receiving the Holocaust Learning Trunk by GA Commission on the Holocaust to teach about the consequences of hate, prejudice and discrimination. We gladly accept this honorable charge and will recive the chest from Mayor Reed on November 29th!!
A special thanks to Operation Hope for Launching their Hope Business in a Box Program, in which students pitch businesses to Atlanta businessmen and businesswomen, here at Young. Judges deliberated on the winners and these students will move on to the next phase of the competition.
Young Middle School is participating in the Box Tops For Education program. Students collect Box Tops from a variety of products to earn cash for our school. This is a great way to help raise funds by sending in something that you would normally discard from products you probably already have in your home. Don't throw away a valuable resource!
Eric Herdnon is a 2012 - 2013 Families Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education. As a winner, he received $7,500 to fund a school project and professional development opportunity. Congrats once again, Mr. Herndon. This award is well-deserved as Mr. Herndon has demonstrated a passion for teaching and serving the students at Jean Childs Young Middle School for seven years.
YMS Fine Arts Department thanks its supporters!
Thanks for Joining us Saturday, December 8th for the JCY Barnes & Noble Book Fair at Camp Creek Marketplace
APS Invites You to Offer Ideas on How to Enhance School Culture, Climate, Safety and Student Transportation at One of Four Community Listening Sessions January 8th at Therrell High School!
We can't wait to see you out in your red & gold paraphernalia to celebrate your students at Clusters Schools Night Friday, January 18th at the Mays High school basketball game!
The time has arrived for YMS 8th Graders to Celebrate their Knowledge with 8th Graders Statewide on the GA Writing Assessment January 23rd & 24th. Final preparation is undrrweigh! YMS 8th Grade Literacy Teachers are conducting a Boot Camp Wednesday, January 16th from 4pm-6pm!
Thanks for coming out to enjoy our delightful Fine Arts Department December 13th & 14th in the JCY Auditorium. The Dance & choral Department will be featured on Thursday ($5 advance tickets) and the yuletide spirit of our JCY Band & Orchestra will be featured Friday (Free Admission)! See you there!
Congratulations to the Fifteen Spelling Bee Finalists! On January 22nd, YMS will conduct the annual School-wide Spelling Bee! A special thanks to Coordinator Julian Siah!
Winter Break is an excellent opportunity to enjoy family, friends, and complete assignments and projects! Have a safe and prosperous winter break filled with the warmth of family! YMS Students and Staff will enjoy their Winter Break December 20th - January 6th. School resumes Monday, January 7th, 2013
Parents, students, family and friends joined Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis for a FREE afternoon of games, inflateables, live animals, face painting and giveaways at the 4th Annual Fall Festival!!
Please come out in your Red & Gold Wolf Pack Paraphernalia to support our Wolf Pack Basketball Teams as they take APS Middle Schools to the hoops!
Young Middle School celebrates our 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year, Nadine O'Connor Smith, Friday, November 16th in the YMS Gymnasium. Coach O'Connor Smith was voted by her peers as 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year. We appreciate your dedication, commitment, collegiality, and spirit.
We respect and salute our leaders of this great country who support Education initiatives every day!
On October 29, 2012 Young Middle School suffered a tragic loss with the passing of Ms. Gertrude Guy, Media Specialist/Paraprofessional. Thanks for your thoughts, prayers, and outpouring of support!
Atlanta Public School is affording you, the stakeholder, the opportunity to provide input that will help develop the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 School Year Calendars. The data gathered through this survey will assist the APS Calendar Committee in designing a calendar that meets the requirements of state law, that supports student attendance and achievement, and that considers the preferences of families.
Thanks for support ing the YMS Wolf Pack Cheerleaders as they competed at Mays High School Saturday, Oct. 20th at 3pm! Our YMS Cheerlears led by Breverly Littles are on point!!
APS will be closed November 19th-23rd. Please mark your calendars.
Our Wolf Pack Football Team played Price at the Georgia Dome Saturday, October 13th at 11am in the APS Middle School Championship Game! Way to go on a great season guys! WolfPack Football was back this season with a new Coach & new fantastic lineup! The season was off to an exciting start at the fabulous newly renovated Lakewood Stadium! We appreciate you, the fans, for being there in your YMS paraphernalia! Thanks for Supporting Coach Wade & the Mighty Wolfpack!
The PSAT is an excellent way to find out. This standardized test will be administered at Young Middle School Registration Deadline Oct 5th. The cost is $14.00 cash. Please see your grade level counselor for registration. It's not too late!! Counselors will be here Tuesday to receive registrations.
YMS Homecoming Week was September 17th-22nd. The Back to School Rally led by the Mayor's Office highlighted academic achievement and acknowledged YMS Athletics!
YMS is committed to assist in ensuring that our students are safe before and after school. The Sunset Seekers Program is available for parents who need to drop students off before 8:15am. Online applications are forthcoming. In the meantime, please pick up applications in the front office or see Ms. Joy Thomas (Program Coordinator) or Phillip Thompson for more information.The fee is minimal for your peace of mind.
Before you think about throwing away unneeded items, think twice. Ms. Crump is excited about enhancing our students' art experience with recyclables.
Atlanta Public Schools has adopted a new transportation policy for the 2012-2013 school year. We want to ensure our scholars have safe and reliable trasnsportation to and from school. Please observe the updated transportation routes and schedules at the APS Transportation link. Select above header to view schedules.
All new and returning Young Middle School students must be registered. Parents, please fulfill this Atlanta Public School requirement by completing registration with one of our Young Middle School Counselors, Sharon Allen or Sonya Wright. Students will not be admitted without completed registration for the 2012-2013 school year. Please take care of your registration today to avoid long delays in starting school this fall.
We look forward to welcoming you to the YMS family August 2nd & 3rd at 6:30 pm. Mark your calendars for New Student Orientation! 6th Grade Orientation will be held August 2nd at 6:30pm in the YMS Auditorium. 7th & 8th Grade Orientation will be held August 3rd.
We appreciate your support with the JCYMS Band / Chick-fil-A “Spirit Night” Thursday, June 28th 5-8pm at Chick-fil-A Camp Creek! You helped our organization raise funds! 20% of the ticketed sales were donated to our band by Chick-fil-A! Thanks Chick-fil-A 3410 Camp Creek Pkwy East Point, GA 30344!
Summer Break is a great time to enjoy family activities and trips, relax, and reflect. Don't forget to polish up on your academic skills and plan for the next school year. For example, if you plan on participating in athletics and/or having perfect attendance, summer may be the best time to schedule doctor and dentist appointments!
Speaker Derrick Boazman whose lectures and efforts promoting the growth of African Americans and community empowerment spoke to 8th Graders about accomplishing goals and becoming productive citizens.
Thanks to All Stars Program Families for joining us Thursday, May 17th 6:00pm-8:00pm for the Young Middle School Afterschool All Stars Carnival! We enjoyed games, food, drinks, rides, and prizes! We appreciate your support! Shout out to Mr. Rawls for a spectacular event. Pictures forthcoming!
Great News JCY Family!! You are welcome and encouraged to bring your coolers and sunhats and enjoy the smooth grooves of the JCY Jazz Band at the 2012 35th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival at International Stage at 12:30pm on Sunday, May 27th
Ms. Stevens', Literacy Teacher and sponsor for Collice Walton (National Finalist) was awarded a trip to Washington, DC to the Do the Write Thing Summit that will be held this summer! These students' submissions were selected from hundreds of submissions in the district. The “Do the Write Thing” program challenges students to reduce violence and its impact on their lives. Collice Walton (former YMS Student) was selected as the National male finalist from APS. His sponsor, Ms. Stevens, will attend the DTWT week long summit in Washington, DC as a prize for being selected! Way to go!!
The National Beta Club Mission: To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. YMS National Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony took place Thursday, May 10th at 7pm in the Young Middle School Auditorium. Congratulations to Co-Sponsors Gladden and Rouse.
JCYMS Band presented: Young Musician Showcase! The evening of Live Music, Dinner, Dancing, and Games was a great succes!! Thanks to all who donated items and came out to support!
The Young Middle School canned food drive was a great success! We donated canned goods and nonperishable items to the Atlanta Community Food Bank! YMS Communities in Schools Grad Coach K. Smith is spearheaded the effort from May 19th-30th. (see additional details by selecting the title above)
Wolf Pack Family, Thanks for coming out to support your wonderful Young musicians led by our Maestro Robert Jeffrey! Artists such as Chili, Monica, Tisha Campbell and Steve Harvey were present and vocal at the Town Hall Forum that focused on issues surrounding student achievement.
Move On When Ready is a dual-enrollment opportunity for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school. Students will receive high school credit simultaneously while attending college classes on the collge campus full-time. Approved college online classes can be taken that meet high school graduation requirements.
The EYL Pamper Me Pretty Lock-In was held Friday, March 16, 2012. Pamper Me Pretty was all about encouraging girls to believe in themselves, have high self-esteem and make good life choices. The program began at 4pm with Zumba. Next there was Self-Esteem, Etiquette, and dinner. Pamper Me Pretty ended at 10pm after the breakout sessions that included:Nail Care, Make-up/Skin Care, and Fitness.
7th grade teacher, Dr. Sandra Canterbury and 8th grade teacher, Mr. Donald Johnson for being selected as Resident Advisors for the 2012-2013 Atlanta Urban Teacher Residency (AUTR) program. Our teachers were chosen from a large pool of candidates and had to undergo a rigorous interviewing process before being selected as Resident Advisors. Read more by selecting title.
Students are being assessed this week in Reading,Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. The main administration is outlined as follows: Tuesday–Reading, Wednesday–ELA, Thursday–Math, Friday–Science and Monday–Social Studies
Former Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry visited the YMS After School All-Stars Program to teach Character Skills! Through their unique Youth Football Experience, these gentlemen encourage our students and shared with them character development skills that will benefit our All Stars throughout the course of their lives. They spoke to over 200 scholars for an hour, and Starbucks provided all students and faculty members with refreshments. They gave away over $100 in Starbucks gift certificates and left a lasting impression on our students.
YMS Counselors coordinate a School-wide College Expo February 22nd that entailed guests speakers for every class and a panel discussion/forum by grade level. Scholars were actively engaged and openly discoursed with professionals from colleges across the country.
Do you have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineeriung, or Math? Come interact with STEM students and professionals and gain exposure to the various careers in these disciplines.
The YMS Orchestra represented Young at a metro Atlanta Orchestra festival February 14th at Alpharetta High School in Fulton County with Straight "Superior" ratings.
Young Scholars Attend the 2012 HBCU College Expo at Cobb Galleria Saturday Feb. 11th with EYL Club Co-Sponsored by Counselor Wright . The expo featured Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other colleges throughout the country. Students thought the expo was informative, as well as, entertaining.
The Saturday Academy is an academic support program designed to provide opportunities for students in grades 3–8, who need additional support with deepening their application and understanding of mathematics and/or developing grade level literacy skills outside of the traditional academic day. For additional information, please see Assistant Principal Rouse, Site Coordinator.
A special thanks to parent, S. Ragland for leading the efforts to add hardback books to our shelves in the YMS Media Center. The Book Fair held onsite at the Barnes & Noble at Camp Creek & online yielded over $1,000 in hardback books being donated to YMS Media Center!!
VIVA served 100 8th Graders Friday, Dec. 2nd. Students won prizes such as gift bags, printers, netbooks, ipods, etc.
SRT1 Family, See you at the meet and Greet!
Meet Ms.Buford at the Coffee & Conversation Friday, Feb. 3rd
JCY had twenty-four students to participate in the 1st round of all-state auditions. Of the twenty-four, four advanced to the second round. Please join us in congratulating them! Also see pictures of 2011 Holiday Concert at Greenbriar inside!
8th Grade Parents, who wanted to help prepare their child for the 8th Grade Writing Assessment came out and participated in a Writing Workshop delivered by Literacy Teachers A. Smith & W. Stevens.
All Star City Football Team Members from Young are Aaron Dowdell, James Collier, Jamauri Elliott, Tobias Little
Young Middle School's Teacher of the Year was honored November 11th in YMS Gymnasium with a beautiful program.
YMS Junior Beta Club new inductees announced! Thanks Ms. Gladden & Ms. Rouse for sponsoring Jr Beta!
We are excited about the offer extended to Young male scholars to apply for Project Identity’s Saturday Institute which is an enrichment program that provides academically talented African American males and other males of color in grades 4th through 12th with opportunities to learn and enjoy topics that they may not have been exposed to in their current academic settings. See your fantastic YMS Counselors for an application today!
Congratulations to students selected for The Usher's New Look Powered by Service Workshop!
The Jay Z/Kanye West concert was amazing! Thanks Young Middle School partners for bestowing us with tickets to the "Watch the Throne" Concert!
Congratulations to our All Stars Scholars.
See article in Huffinton Post about how Ambassador Andrew Young and Other Leaders Visit Young Middle School to share Civil Rights experience with students and encourage them to take full advantage of their opportunity to learn (link inside).
Please click on heading above to view th 2011-2012 Cheerleaders led by Ms. B. Littles.
STEM Program began Tuesday, Sept. 27th at Young! Students are off to a phenomenal start!
Emerging Young Leaders Program begins Monday Sept. 26th 4pm-5pm in the Media Center
Thanks Ms. Gaither for supporting Young Middle School's Reading Initiatives
Ms. Enmon was awarded Outstanding Mom of the Year for 2011-2012 for supporting General Mill's Box Tops for Education Program during her tenure as YMS PTSA President during the 2010-2011 school year.
Parents, new and returning students must register. Please see counselors Sharon Allen and Sonya Wright for additional information.