John Hopkins Middle School

Center for International Studies in the Arts and Multimedia Journalism

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    JHMS Vision Statement:

    Create 21st Century Global Learners


    JHMS Mission Statement:

    The mission of John Hopkins Middle School

    is to create a population of global citizens

    who are principled, caring, reflective and

    strong communicators. 


    John Hopkins Middle School Video [Closed Captions]




    John Hopkins institutes new disciplinary policy.  Click here to view the presentation.


    Ensuring all John Hopkins M.S. Students Are to Ready to Learn Policies: 

    Detention (45mins) M/W 4:15pm-5:00pm

    Multiple staff members, in highly visible areas will issue detentions to students at the time they see students committing infractions (dress code, profanity, out of area, running, disruptive, etc.). The student will select an upcoming Monday or Wednesday date for the 45 minute detention from 4:15pm-5:00pm. It is the students’ responsibility to inform the parent that a detention has been assigned. Transportation will be provided. Students who fail to attend or disrupt detention on the date they selected, will automatically be assigned an extra school on the following day of the missed detention, and a call to the parent will be made informing them of the missed detention and assigned extra school.

    Extra School (1:30mins) T/TH 3:30pm-5:00pm

    Students who commit more serious offenses (leaving campus, class disruption, etc.), repeat offenses or fail to serve detention will serve a 1:30 min. extra school. An afternoon D.N.A. (Do Not Admit) list will be emailed to all teachers every Tuesday and Thursday, instructing them to send the Do Not Admit  students to the designated location unless they show an all clear pass from the office. Students who fail to attend or disrupt Extra School will be assigned 1 day of ABS (Alternate Bell Schedule) from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Transportation will be provided.

    Alternative Bell Schedule (ABS hours) 12:00-5:00pm

    Students who commit more serious offenses, repeat offenses or fail to attend/disrupt extra school will receive ABS. A list of students who have been assigned ABS and should not be in class will be posted daily. Work will be provided by ABS staff. Disruption in ABS will result in additional days ABS or Out of school suspension.

    D.N.A. (Do Not Admit) list

    The DNA list will be emailed to all staff, instructing them to send the students to the office who need to be seen by administration. All Corrective Action Team staff will clear their assign buildings at the designated times. Students who are cleared from the list will be issued an all clear pass and show it to his/her teachers each period that day.

    Intervention Center

    In order to ensure effective instruction daily, students who are preventing others from learning or the teacher from teaching may be sent to the IC room, if/when a teacher makes the call for assistance and writes a minor infraction form. A member of the Corrective Action Team will receive the student from the teacher’s class room along with the written minor infraction form.  The corrective action team member will discern whether the student should be sent to IC for the remainder of the period or if the infraction by the student may merit alternative consequences if it a more serious offense.  Then the student and the minor infraction form will be taken to the appropriate grade level office for the AP to handle.  The teacher will first go through their in-class interventions of their classroom management plan prior to making the call for assistance.

    Students will sign the IC rules sheet upon entering and violating IC rules will result in an ABS being assigned.

    Students will be logged into the IC log, with the time they left class, time arrived, sending teacher name, offense, one period only or referral to follow, and time exited.

    Teachers who request a student be removed from the class must document a parent call in the FOCUS Parent log portal each and every time it is utilized.

    Students who repeat disruptive behavior in class, resulting in the necessity to send to IC or the grade level office will receive progressive consequences, beginning with detention, Extra School, ABS and OSS depending on the number and severity of offenses.

    Progressive Discipline

    Students who commit more serious or repeat offenses will be subject to more serious consequences as a result of the continuous disruptive behavior. Consequences will be up to and including multiple days ABS, OSS and Reassignment.

    Repeat Misconduct

    In order to ensure all teachers can teach and all students have the right to learn in a safe and orderly environment, students who fail to respond to interventions/support and reach or exceed the established criteria (# infractions/IC visits), will have all behaviors identified as Repeat Misconduct.  Repeated Misconduct in the same day (sent to the office or IC twice) will result in a detention and remaining in IC for the rest of the day.

    Repeat Misconduct requires the student, along with their parents, sign a behavioral contract outlining the expectations moving forward.

    All students continuing repeat misconduct, according to the progressive discipline matrix will only receive ABS or OSS as a consequence for any and all infractions (ESE exceptions).

    Students who violate the behavioral contract, present a danger to the safe and orderly operation of the school and/or continually disrupt the teaching and learning process will be referred for reassignment.




2019-2020 Important Information


    Save the Date

    Saturday, August 10th

    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


    All students and parent/guardians are invited to come out to the campus to meet and greet teachers, administration, and staff  You will be free to explore the campus at your leisure.  


    Student schedules will be available for pick up.


    PTSA, JHME Boosters, and several other school and community organizations will be on hand.


    Come on out and explore JHOP!!!

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    Required JHMS Uniform



    • Shirts: Polo-style collared shirts in solid black, hunter green, or burgundy.

      • Logos should be no bigger than a quarter

    • Hoodies/Sweatshirts: solid black, hunter green, or burgundy.

      • no logos, images, etc.



    • Pants: Khaki colored or blue khaki.  NO DENIM.

      • NO leggings, jeggings, tights, sweat pants, stirrups, or holes. NO sagging pants or shorts

    • Shorts or Skirts: Khaki colored or blue khaki.  NO DENIM.

      • Must be at least knee length.

      • NO basketball shorts. No pencil or spandex skirts.


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Magnet Program

  • Arts and Multimedia Journalism

    Arts and Multimedia Journalism What is a Magnet?
    Magnet programs focus on a certain theme with specialized curriculum in areas such as arts, communication, science and technology, and gifted studies. Some programs have eligibility requirements. Students living in the specific attendance area for the program may apply.
    At John Hopkins Middle School, our magnet program is a point of great pride. As the county’s Center for International Studies in the Arts and Multimedia Journalism, we offer classes fine arts, performing arts, journalism, TV Production, and multimedia technology while engaging students in an intellectually challenging curriculum as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidate School.

IB Middle Years Programme

  • IB Middle Years Programme
    IB Middle Years Programme
    John Hopkins Middle School Center for International Studies in the Arts and Multimedia Journalism is pursing authorization as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School and is currently an MYP Candidate School.

    The IB MYP is for all students in grades 6-8. The aim of the IB MYP is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. Students are encouraged to examine their world from all angles, giving students the skills to look at issues from a local, national and global perspective. The IB MYP strives to help all students intentionally develop the ten IB Learner Profile attributes to become Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, and Reflective.

    While developing the ten attributes, students take courses in eight subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, science, math, arts, physical education and health, and design. At least one unit during each school year will involve be interdisciplinary and will involve all subject areas. In cooperation with the IB MYP curriculum, students may choose to participate in focus classes in art, dance, instrumental music, theatre, vocal music, or multimedia journalism. Students who choose a focus area will have the one to two classes in their focus area assigned in the class schedule. Their focus class is the arts portion of the eight subject groups.

    John Hopkins Middle School Center for International Studies in the Arts and Multimedia Journalism strives to include all students in the classroom. Each student at John Hopkins will participate in the IB MYP classes growing them into lifelong learners and global thinkers.
    Learn more about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme >

    * John Hopkins Middle School is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that John Hopkins Middle School believes is important for our students.

    * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.