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October 27, 2021

Reimagined registration: Out of necessity, schools found a better way to welcome new families

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has magnified the advantages of new student registration. Learn about the steps schools should take to prepare for the switch—and the many benefits of online registration and family enrollment, which will continue to make everyone’s lives easier long after the pandemic’s effects have subsided.

September 28, 2021

Grading and Assessment Trends for the 2021-22 School Year

Discussions about how best to assess and grade K-12 students have been taking place for years, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added new urgency to those conversations. Here are several trends in grading and assessment to keep an eye out for this school year.

September 2, 2021

Keep Calm in a Chaotic New School Year: 5 Tips

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added a layer of uncertainty to the new school year that could throw even the most organized among us off their game. Here are some tips for keeping your cool and keeping up during a challenging back-to-school season.

July 23, 2021

Where to Find jmc This Summer

Each summer, jmc hosts training events to connect with our partner schools across the Midwest. In 2021 we’ll look at our Family app, recent state reporting updates, and much more. Read on to learn more and register.

July 19, 2021

Make This Your School’s Stay-Close Summer!

There are many ways you can keep your school’s sense of community thriving through the summer, whether in person or at a distance. Here are 4 ways to maintain close bonds within your school community over the summer.

May 28, 2021

3 Tips for Smooth State Reporting

Reporting school and district data to the state probably isn’t any administrator’s idea of fun. But, with a few adjustments, it can at least be less painful! We share advice for making the state reporting process as efficient and hassle-free as possible.

April 19, 2021

Administrative Professionals' Days: 5 Ways to Celebrate

April 22 is Administrative Professionals' Day! This year it’s more important than ever to show hard-working administrators just how much you appreciate their efforts. Read our ideas for thanking the administrative professionals in your life creatively and safely.

March 30, 2021

Spring into Health!

Spring is a great time of year for clearing out the cobwebs, whether they’re in your closet or your health routine. In our latest blog post, we offer tips and tools that can help you and your school community make this spring your most health-conscious yet.

February 25, 2021

5 Digital Learning Trends for 2021

2020 brought a number of major changes to the digital learning landscape. So what’s on the horizon in 2021? Read on to learn about the 5 digital learning trends jmc has our eyes on in the new year.

January 8, 2021

Looking back, looking forward: jmc’s year in review

Looking back at this unprecedented year, many of us rose to the challenges, learned about ourselves and our world, and found adaptability and creativity we may not have even known we had. Here are some of jmc’s recent achievements and milestones in 2020.

December 11, 2020

5 Ways to Find Gratitude in Tough Times

When you take time for gratitude, you can improve your physical and mental well-being, enhance your empathy. But how do you find things to be thankful for in a year like 2020? Here are 5 ideas, along with tech tools to help with each one.

November 10, 2020

7 Ways to Build School Community at a Distance

Schools that take time to build school spirit foster a sense of pride and common purpose in their students. Building school spirit doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, and it’s still possible to do from afar. Here are 7 ideas for building school spirit when you can’t actually be at school.

September 11, 2020

Get Your Child’s Tech Ready for Back to School

Schools across the country are getting kids back to school in different ways. But whatever the school year looks like in your area, chances are it involves technology. Read our list of helpful tips to ensure the technology your child needs to learn this year is in top shape.

July 15, 2020

Reimagining Grades and Report Cards for Distance Learners

As we finish this unprecedented school year, many teachers are wondering what tests and report cards will look like in the fall. We spoke with Dr. Matthew Townsley, author and education consultant, to get his thoughts on assessment and standards for distance learners.

June 8, 2020

How Lake City Schools Rose to the Challenge of Distance Learning

In the second installment of jmc’s new webinar series on distance learning, we spoke with Greg Berge, principal of Lincoln High School in Lake City, Minnesota. Learn how his district created their plan, and how they were able to overcome bumps along the way.

June 8, 2020

Distance Learning with jmc Software

During these challenging times, clear, real-time communication between schools and families is vital. Learn how jmc software tools can help maintain the ties between school and home during distance learning.

April 1, 2020

Get in the Game: 4 Organization Tips for Coaches and Advisors

Springtime for many students means the start of something new: a new semester, a new class schedule, and for some a new season of their favorite sport or activity. If you’re a coach or advisor in a K-12 setting, jmc has tips for getting organized for spring.

February 24, 2020

Message Received: jmc’s Communications Tools Unite the Entire School Community

Clear, timely communication is vital to managing any school system, and jmc takes that to heart. Learn how jmc streamlines communication with a variety of tools everyone can use, from administrators and teachers to coaches and families.

February 23, 2020

jmc’s 2019 Recap, Plus 5 Goals for 2020

2019 was another great year for jmc! As we move forward with plans for 2020, we asked our team members and clients to share their favorite jmc innovations from the past year. Here’s what they had to say.

November 27, 2019

How jmc Gives Back

With Minnesota’s Give to Max Day just behind us and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re thinking about the importance of supporting our communities. Read on to learn more about how jmc gives back.

October 9, 2019

Our Customer Service Values

What does it top-notch customer service look like? To celebrate National Customer Service Week, we’re thinking about what we value most when it comes to assisting customers.

October 1, 2019

Weekly Webinar Series: New Fall Schedule

jmc’s weekly webinar series has a new schedule for fall. Attend short online presentations to learn tips for using jmc software in your schools and classrooms.

September 20, 2019

First Annual jmc Regional Teacher Conference a Big Success

September might be winding down, but we’re still thinking of summer and the Annual jmc Regional Teacher Conference!

September 20, 2019

Introducing our new website!

Today’s schools are constantly changing—updating curricula, experimenting with new education approaches and doing more with limited resources every day to support our nation’s students. jmc’s changing too....