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May 15- Field Day

May 20-Career Day

May 21st...Yearbooks "Signing" activity... still a few left BUY ONE before they are all gone. 

May 22-Spring Dance - Pictures

May 25-Memorial Day - No school for students


Next Year New Tech at REMJHS


Dear JPTMS Parents of rising 7th graders,

The New Tech Network is a nonprofit organization that transforms schools into innovative learning environments. The New Tech project-based learning approach engages students with dynamic, rigorous curriculum. Through extensive professional development and hands-on coaching, New Tech teachers evolve from keepers of knowledge to facilitators of rich, relevant learning. The New Tech Network is re-imagining education and the student accomplishments speak volumes. Each student will be issued their own Chrome Book.

In order to give your child a head start, there will be 3 one-week New Tech Boot Camp sessions this summer at the District Technology Center.

At these one week 4-day camps, your child will be introduced to New Tech concepts using a Chrome book with the Learning Management System (LMS) called ECHO to work on a mini Project-Based Learning (PBL) presentation.

Stop by the District Technology Center to register and to receive more information and a copy of the curriculum and schedule.

The first 20 rising 7th graders who complete the registration below for each camp will be eligible to participate. The cost is $25.00. Registration forms will need to be turned in at the Technology Center.

Time 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day Monday through Thursday. Parents are invited to come to the Thursday afternoon student presentations about New Tech and Problem-Based Learning on Chrome Books.

Please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices on the lines before the dates below:

___ June 8 through June 11

___ June 15 through 18

___ June 29 through July 2

Just click on  the pictures:  of the Band Concert

Photos by  Marcel Marina, Resource Teacher

NTN Echo Tech Manager, District Technology Center Assistant Manager



“Game Plan for a Winning Season: Attitude, Academics, and Attendance.”

 Ensuring all students are prepared for success


Student survey

Congratulations to the J. Paul Truluck Intermediate School Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015 - Mrs. Amanda Casillo.




At JPTIS we have a ...

"Game Plan for a Winning Season:  Attitude, Academics, Attendance"

Ensuring all students are prepared for success:  100% College or Career Ready

Parents, after you complete the short but very important surveys below... look at the photos from Awards Day by clicking on ... PHOTOS and then check out the photos of all the Dads who came for "Donuts for Dads" by clicking on JPTIS Dads


In an effort to improve system practices,

Florence School District #3 is conducting a Parent Survey. 

We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. 

Your honest opinion is appreciated.

  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

  Principal Whack


 Your opinions are valued. Please take a few minutes to click on the icon link below to complete the Title 1 parent survey.




 More about ACT   

ACT Aspire is the first computer-based, longitudinal college and career readiness assessment system that connects student growth from the elementary grades through early high school (3–10). This vertically-aligned system of summative, interim, and classroom assessments is built upon the same rigorous psychometric and research foundations as ACT Explore®, ACT Plan®, and the ACT® college readiness assessment.


 School Improvement Council on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5pm. 

Mingle with the principal on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:30. 

Eddie J. Whack, Principal 


Club Day for students has begun. Ask your child which club they signed up to participate! You may be surprised!

Forms are available in the office for those interested in placing an ad for their child in this year's yearbook.


 JPTIS has an Absolute Rating of Average and an Improvement Rating of Excellent.

Out of 311 middle schools in the entire state, J. Paul Truluck Intermediate was one of the 13 schools who received an excellent improvement rating. We actually had the 13th highest improvement rating in the state for middle schools.  Click here for the link to the state report card.   

 Our students are participating in the National History Day project competition. Click here for the time line of items due.

  Attention all Reading Counts student competitors...

The Reading Counts program is only accessible on the school server. However if you go to the Scholastic site there is a way to type in book titles and find the lexile and number of points of each. Here is the link:

 Scholastic Reading Counts Information

 Click on "Calendar" on the left navigation bar for the latest happenings at JPTIS!

 Click  Newsletter to view latest school newsletter, or you can go to School Publications on the left navagation bar. 



JPTIS Parenting Brochure

This brochure is also available by selecting "School Publications" on the left-hand navigation bar.