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Washington, D.C.

Interested in going to Washington, D.C.?  This annual trip is open to all 8th graders who meet the requirements and complete an application on time.  There is some PTSA scholarship funding available.  Students also fund-raise to support the trip.  For description of the trip's activities, click here.  For more info, contact Mr. Uribe (8th Grade Science Teacher and AVID Site Coordinator) at or Ms. Bixler (7th grade English Language Arts Teacher) at


2019 Washington, D.C.

Informational Meeting

On April 25, 2018, at 6-7pm in Room 305, there will be a parent informational meeting about next year's eighth grade field trip to Washington, D.C. (the trip will be March 20-25, 2019).  Questions?  Contact Mr. Uribe ( or Ms. Bixler (


Cheers to Washington, D.C.!
Come support JLMS students by visiting the great neighborhood saloon Elixir this Wednesday! There will be teachers guest bartending and all tips go towards scholarships for 8th graders traveling to Washington, D.C. in the spring. Join a group of parents heading over there after the PTSA meeting at the school earlier that evening and make a night of it!
When: February 7, 2018, 9pm-11pm
Where: Elixir, 3200 16th Street, SF

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The annual overnight trip to Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespeare Festival will be April 19 - 21, 2018.  The trip is open to 7th and 8th grades who meet the requirements and complete an application on time.  Applications are now available.  Space is limited.  To learn more, come to an informational meeting on Thursday, October 5, from 6-7pm in room 108.   

This year students will tour a college campus, see plays at the Shakespeare Festival, walk through lava caves, and visit a Native American reservation.  The cost is $420 per person.  Reserve your spot now as the trip is limited to 44 students.  Monthly payment plans and scholarships are available.  Financial assistance is provided by the JLMS PTSA. 

For additional details or to get or turn in an application or scholarship form, contact Mrs. Loughran ( or Ms. Dicharry (


The annual overnight trip to California's central valley is open to 6th graders who meet the requirements and turn in an application on time.  Keep an eye out for an informational meeting in early Feburary.  Space is limited and scholarships are available.

On this trip, the history of the United Farm Workers movement is brought alive by visits to the Cesar E. Chaves National Monument, the National Chavez Center, and 40 Acres Delano.  The trip also includes a stop at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center, where students get to tour the multi-acre facility and meet with scientists to learn about and see demonstrations of their work. 


Field Trips

Fundraising for Washington, D.C.

Every Saturday several 8th graders will be at the Noe Valley Farmers Market from 9am-12pm selling delicious baked goods to help raise scholarship funds for their annual trip to Washington, D.C.  Please come out and support them!  For more info, contact Mr. Uribe ( or Ms. Bixler (

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (April 2018)

On April 19-21, 2018, forty-five 7th and 8th graders, teachers, and parent chaperones went on the 15th annual field trip to Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespeare Festival.  On the way there, they stopped at the Redding Racheria Indian Council Center to learn more about the Pit River, Wintu, and Yana Indian tribes.  Over the course of their three days in Ashland, students were housed at and attended costume design and improv acting workshops at Southern Oregon University, visited Lava Beds National Monument and the Tule Lake Segregation Center, saw a modern take on the musical "Oklahoma!," and got a backstage tour of the rehearsal and design studios at Allen Elizabethan Theatre.

SF International Film Festival (April 2018)

Seventh graders got two special opportunities to attend the 61st San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. 


Ms. Alvarado's first and second period Spanish Language Arts and Social Studies class got to see a festival exclusive screening of "The Breadwinner."  From the Academy Award nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon and based on the bestselling middle-grade novel by Deborah Ellis, the film is set in 2001 in Kabul and follows the story of a young girl named Parvana who must cut off her hair and disguise herself as a boy to become the breadwinner for her family when her father is imprisoned.  It’s a timely and inspiring tale of girl empowerment and the potency of imagination in the face of adversity. 


The festival also generously added a additional screening at the Castro Theater that enabled the entire seventh grade class to see "Inventing Tomorrow," which is about Intel's ISEF Fair, the science fair that kids all over the world want to qualify for.  This inspirational and wildly entertaining documentary profiles the young scientists behind four projects and their hopes to win the top prize in their field.  From the shy Muslim girls who invent an air filter for ships mining tin in Indonesia to the trio of endearing boys from Monterrey, Mexico, who develop paint that can absorb pollution, these future-focused wunderkinds inspire the science geek in us all.


These free field trips were made possible by "Schools at the Festival," an educational outreach program offering Bay Area school groups a wide range of films specially selected for various school curricula and age groups.  A fun and meaningful forum for education, understanding and awareness, Schools at the Festival introduces students to the art of filmmaking and celebrates both the differences and the shared values of the many cultural groups that make up our global community. The program aims to develop media literacy, broaden insights into other cultures, enhance foreign language aptitude, develop critical thinking skills and create an exciting learning environment outside of the classroom.  Their events are also designed to meet the Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California public schools, providing key media resources for teaching artistic perception, creative expression, aesthetic valuing, historical and cultural dimensions of the arts, and the means for connecting and applying what is learned through film to other curricula and careers.  See the 2018 program guide here.

JLMS @ the SF Opera (Nov. 2017)

On November 16, 2017, Mr. Carames took 30 students to see "Manon" at the SF Opera, where they were privileged to meet tenor Michael Fabiano backstage before the performance.

SF PAL Fishing Trip (April & May 2017)

The SF Police Activities League's Fishing Program partners kids with police officers to teach them the skill of fishing and to have a healthy respect for their environment and the Bay.  Two groups of JLMS sixth graders woke up very early to be at the Fisherman Wharf's marina at 6am for the special opportunity to take chartered fishing trips with the program in April and May 2017.




6th Grade Science Class Field Trip to the Presidio and Rob Hill Campground (Feb. 2017)

Students learned about the balance between humans and their environment by hiking, examining plants and human-made structures, and learning the history of the military batteries on Ohlone land at the Presidio. 

The 6th Grade Ancient Art @ the Legion of Honor Field Trip (Jan. & Feb. 2017)

This field trip expanded students' understanding of the cultural climates that stimulated the growth of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome and the important role art played in the development and organization of these cultures, all of which are studied in 6th grade Social Studies.  The guided 6th Grade program at the Legion of Honor, "Past and Present: Building Museum Literacy," engaged students in the museum’s collections through a trio of hands-on activities: (1) Interpreting the Past, in which students as art curators used a cycle of inquiry to investigate ancient art objects; (2) Building Exhibits, in which students as art historians engaged in an exercise of collaborative exhibition development; and (3) Discovering Detail, in which students as artists practiced in-gallery sketching.

8th Grade Salesforce Field Trip (Oct. 2016)

The 8th grade Computer Science class attended Dreamforce at the Moscone Center in October.  Students participated in coding activities and saw prototypes of the future sponsored by 

8th Grade Class Picnic (Oct. 2017)

The eighth grade class picnic was at Balboa Park in October.  It was a great outdoor team-building event with fun activities led by all the eighth grade teachers.

6th Grade Class Picnic (Sept. 2016)

The sixth grade class picnic was at Golden Gate Park the second week of school.  It was a great outdoor team-building event with fun activities led by all the sixth grade teachers.  

6th Grade Annual Trip to Central Valley (May 2016)

Our 6th graders had the opportunity to participate in the annual late-spring trip to the California Central Valley area to study more about the United Farm Worker movement and Cesar Chavez.

Ashland Shakespeare Trip 2016

Our annual 7th and 8th graders will have the opportunity to travel to Ashland, Oregon to participate in a variety of events in March 18-20, 2016.  Watch for more details and forms on School Loop and in the office.

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Field Trip Requirements

  • Students must have a completed permission slip signed by a parent/guardian and teacher(s).
  • Students must maintain good Bulldog expectations at school and on the field trip.
  • Students must pay fees if necessary or ask their teacher for assistance.
  • Students must stay with their teacher/chaperones on all field trips.
  • Parents/guardians are welcome to help chaperone field trips -- just ask us how!