USING THIS WEBSITE

Welcome to the new website for the Jackson County School System and the associated websites for our six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. We know this is a big change from our previous efforts, so here are some things to watch for and a roadmap of sorts: Clicking on text in […]

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EJCHS construction program earns national certification

The construction program at East Jackson Comprehensive High School has earned its national industry certification. A rigorous evaluation process during the 2017-18 school year secured the recognition, issued jointly by NCCER, the National Center for Construction Education and Research, and CEFGA, the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia. “This recognizes programs that are teaching the skills […]

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Test results presented; feedback sought

As the Jackson County School System seeks input from stakeholders about the measures of success that matter, results of last spring’s state-wide standardized tests are being reported and made available to parents. Troy Johnson, JCSS’s director of school improvement and accountability, presented summary results of Georgia Milestones to members of the Jackson County Board of […]

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Remember vaccinations for seventh-graders

Before starting the school year, all students born on or after January 1, 2002, and entering or transferring into seventh grade will need proof of a whooping cough booster shot and a meningococcal shot unless the child has an exemption. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial infection that can easily spread causing […]

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From Jackson County to space

Project goes to Space Station for experiment BY ANGELA GARY Reprinted with permission from the Aug. 1, 2018, edition of The Jackson Herald Three Jackson County students made history over the summer when their science project went to space for an experiment that could benefit astronauts in the future. Ella Cobb, Anna Holley and Audrey […]

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‘Art in Space’ also part of Mission 12

(This story was submitted to The Jackson Herald and printed in its Aug. 1, 2018, edition. CLICK HERE to read the lead story on that page. See a picture of The Herald’s section front below.) While three student-scientists will have their experiment performed on the International Space Station this week, two young artists’ will be […]

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One-night-only museum to showcase grant challenges

The hands-on, interactive “Jacksonian Air and Space Museum” will be open — for only 45 minutes — at South Jackson Elementary School Monday evening, Aug. 13. Open from just 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., the walk-through exhibit is the culmination — and celebration — of a Mathematics & Science Partnership Grant with a really long title: […]

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Howard’s Highlights – August 2018

Jackson County students and teachers had a wonderful start to the 2018-2019 school year. Our 10  schools welcomed almost 8,000 students! It has been exciting to see the faces of students and families as they visit schools, especially the buildings with “Summer Facelifts.” The JCSS maintenance and facilities team worked hard to make improvements at […]

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Parents, stakeholders: We need YOUR input!

Jackson County parents and stakeholders, we want and need your insights! What do YOU want from your schools? How do YOU want us to measure and report students’ accomplishments? Visit http://bit.ly/JCSS_18Survey to complete a short survey, and plan to join one of the Community Conversations, scheduled Aug. 23 at East Jackson Comprehensive High School and Aug. 27 […]

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‘Nutrition Spotlight’ published

You’ll find health tips, food information, recipes and more in our new Nutrition Spotlight! Our School Nutrition Department, led by Dr. Debra Morris, has started publishing the monthly newsletter. Click here to see the quick, two-page read, which also is linked on the School Nutrition web pages.

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School Open Houses Listed

June 20, 2018 – Updated July 26, 2018 – Open house dates and times for all 10 of our schools have been announced! Each school plans its own activities and will post additional information on its own websites and social media pages. Some already have posted school supply lists and other details — click on the […]

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