Dr. Howard: School Safety Issues

MESSAGE FROM DR. APRIL HOWARD, JCSS SUPERINTENDENT The faculty and staff of the Jackson County School System work every day to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all students so they can benefit from a challenging and rigorous educational experience. The conversation about school safety continues in our community and across the country. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Palmer named new EJCHS principal

The Jackson County Board of Education approved the appointment of Chanda Palmer as the principal of East Jackson Comprehensive High School for the 2018-19 school year at its meeting April 16, 2018. Mrs. Palmer, currently assistant principal at EJCHS, began her teaching career in Jackson County in 1993 as an English teacher at Jackson County Comprehensive […]

Read More

Meet new GSES, WJMS principals April 26

Parents and community members interested in meeting the principals recently appointed to Gum Springs Elementary School and West Jackson Middle School for the coming year are invited to do so during “Meet-and-Greets” for Todd Graichen and Dr. Melissa Conway Thursday, April 26 — with both leaders at both schools. They will be at GSES, 600 Gum Springs Church Road, from […]

Read More

Human Growth & Development Classes Begin April 9

Health education is a vital aspect of our total educational process. With the increased sophistication and knowledge, and the expanding needs of today’s students, it is important that a pertinent and well-rounded health curriculum be offered. To meet this need, health educators from the Jackson County Health Department will be teaching a unit of study […]

Read More

New drop-off, pick-up procedure

March 29, 2018 – Message to parents from Dr. April Howard, Superintendent:   Thank you so much for your support as we continue to evaluate safety for our students and staff. In light of ongoing security reviews, we are making a change at all our schools that will have its biggest impact at the elementary level. […]

Read More

Seamless Summer Feeding Program Seeks Sites

Each summer 18 million students are at risk of going hungry when the school year ends and school lunches are no longer available.  For many children, school meals are the only complete and nutritious meals they eat, and in the summer they go without. This summer, the need will likely increase. The Seamless Summer Food […]

Read More

Looking for help with math?

Dr. Katie Warwick, our school system’s math content specialist, has prepared a pageful of links to help parents and families with math. These links — for elementary, middle, and high school curriculum — offer videos and text content to provide support outside the classroom. The elementary school links include help with Eureka Math, including tutorials, […]

Read More

New principals named for middle schools, GSES

Three principals were named by the Jackson County Board of Education during a called meeting March 21. Melissa Conway was hired as principal at West Jackson Middle School and Todd Graichen, at Gum Springs Elementary School, beginning July 1. Kimra Johnson, named interim principal at East Jackson Middle School in February, will take the principal’s […]

Read More

JC schools are state champs, runners up in Reading Bowl

West Jackson Middle School took top honors in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl state championships March 24, and Gum Springs Elementary School finished in second place. Both teams advanced through earlier competitions to make it to the state finals, held at the University of Georgia’s Center for Continuing Education during the 50th annual Conference on […]

Read More

Service Award Honors Churches

The congregations and staff members of two local churches were honored for their support of the students and staff of the Jackson County School System March 12. Southside Church and Hope Crossings Church were presented Excellence in Service awards at the monthly meeting of the Jackson County Board of Education. Marlana Meehan, a fourth-grade teacher […]

Read More

Substitute Training Dates 2018-19

The substitute workshop training dates at the Jackson County School System’s Central Office location for the 2018-2019 school year are July 12, 2018; October 25, 2018, and February 7, 2019. Participants meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training will be held in the Staff Development Room at the Central Office building, 1660 Winder […]

Read More