J.L. Newbern Middle School

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,


It is with great pride and excitement as the Principal of JL Newbern Middle School, I warmly welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! I am honored to have another opportunity to continue leading a school with such a rich tradition of education! All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is ready and our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility

Due to the surge of the Coronavirus and the sudden closure of school last year, theCOVID-19 pandemic is an ever-changing public health concern. Due to the nature of the pandemic and the evolving responses to managing the pandemic, the teachers, staff, and administration will work hard to address best practices and strategies for lessening the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the academic, social, and emotional health and well-being of our students, families, and employees. We will in all best efforts continue the legacy of success established by JL Newbern Middle School by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. All of us at JL Newbern Middle School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever.  This year is going to be challenging as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students in class or on-line (if prevails) that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.  As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors; teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  

I look forward to working with you as a team, to help each student at JL Newbern Middle School meet their goals and have a successful school year!

Best Regards,

Dr. Elena Ponder

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