Updates from JAMS Science Magnet

Dear Friends of JAMS Science Magnet,

We hope everyone's school year is off to a good start and want to welcome our new JAMS Science Magnet families!

Several Magnet families with 7th and 8th grade students are off this weekend to Morro Bay, and the next round of seminars for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students is around the corner! There is a lot happening with JAMS Science Magnet this year and we are excited to share the news and keep you up to speed.

7th-8th GRADE PARENT MEETING
There will be a meeting for all 7th-8th Grade parents this Thursday, 9/22 at 6:30pm in the Library. Light snacks will be served. For future meetings and dates, please see our SCIENCE MAGNET CALENDAR.

SECOND ROUND OF SEMINARS
Seminar sheets for Round 2 will go out Wednesday and Thursday of this week and will be due Friday (9/23). This round of seminars starts on 10/4 and ends 11/10. We are piloting an exciting seminar facilitated by SMC Professor of Zoology in their lab. Due to the equipment limitations at SMC, space is very limited.

WE WANT YOUR SPARK! 
We are always looking to expand our choice of science magnet seminars. If you know of an expert or hobbyist in any scientific field who would be interested in facilitating a seminar for an afternoon or two with our bright and inquisitive students, please contact board@jamssciencemagnet.org or speak with Ms. Jurewicz.

JOIN THE TEAM! 
We have a few Chair positions still open on the Science Magnet Board and we welcome you to join or volunteer. We hold monthly meetings that are open for our Magnet families to sit in on.

DO YOU KNOW THIS JAMS ALUMNUS? 
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik is a Grant/JAMS/Samohi graduate and was crew on the Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission in 2009. When asked about who influenced him in his scientific journey, Randy said “I remember a 6th-grade teacher and a guidance counselor in middle school, and a music teacher in college, all of whom went above and beyond.”

JAMS is helping to create opportunity pathways for our great thinkers of tomorrow!

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please e-mail us at board@jamssciencemagnet.org