At JAMP we love participating in S.T.E.M Wednesday! Today’s challenge was to design and build a basketball goal that could stand on its own and allow a ping pong ball to pass through the hoop. How do you think we did?!?
Check out our Yayoi Kusama inspired spring bunnies! We didn’t just decorate with polka dots but used fluorescent oil pastels and paints to create these glow-in-the-dark pieces of work!
Can you think of a better way to practice grammar than to incorporate basketball? We couldn’t either and the kids loved it!
JAMP students were given a STEM Challenge: design a tower that can support a basketball using only newspaper and tape! Challenge accepted and completed!
What a wonderful way to wrap up our Pop Art Movement study with these bright and colorful paper maché donuts!
The first floor classes did some collaborating today for this fun S.T.E.M St. Patrick’s Day tradition. How do you catch a leprechaun? Students came up with so many clever ideas incorporating rainbow colors, gold coins, glow sticks, and trap doors!
St. Patrick’s Day festivities at JAMP Green food each period + activities including how to catch a Leprechaun. We love celebrating the holidays with our kiddo’s!
2021 ESY registration forms can be found on the document section of our website.
Ms. Pham’s class is left in sugar shock!!! In health, we have been exploring how to read nutrition labels. Today we focused on looking for the amount of hidden sugar in some popular drinks. Can you believe the grams of sugar found in these drinks?!?
Make-Up Snow Days! There will be all day instruction on March 15th and March 19th! These originally were days off but we will be using them as our make-up snow days.
Thankful for our social workers! Happy Social Work Month!
Congratulations to Mr. Hueston celebrating his 13 year anniversary with Joseph Academy.
Using Starbursts, Ms Pham's class performed this amazing experiment! Students demonstrated their understanding of the rock cycle. Students were able to see the formation of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock using heat and pressure!
Ms. Pham's class has been exploring artists and art from the Pop Art movement. Our class had such a fun time creating these Keith Haring inspired life-size pieces.
Our students were so excited for a surprise activity day! We spent the morning doing an all school bingo, followed by different activities, an all school pizza lunch, and an afternoon with school wide s’mores. We love our JAMP kiddo’s!
The JAMP family is celebrating today! Ms. Pham is a finalist for the Golden Apple Award and we could not be more proud! Congratulations to her for a job well done!
Congratulations to these staff celebrating their anniversaries with Joseph Academy today. Ms. Hammeleff - 22 years Ms. Wright - 4 years Mr. Pierce - 4 years
SNOW DAY, JANUARY 26th! Both Joseph Academy schools (Des Plaines and Melrose Park) will be CLOSED tomorrow for a snow day! Enjoy the weather and stay warm!
Reminder: All Joseph Academy students will return to full in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 19th.
Due to current COVID 19 quarantine recommendations, Joseph Academy will resume IN-PERSON instruction on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. Remote instruction will continue through Friday, January 15th, 2021.