News clips from outside media

Links to stories written about the Jackson County School System by other outlets are provided below.


West Jackson Middle School FFA takes its second national championship
November 2017

“That high level of participation and the focus on agricultural education has made West Jackson one of the country’s top FFA chapters. The school recently won top honors as the 2017 Middle School Model of Excellence at the national convention in Indianapolis. The school captured similar honors in 2015 and was a top-five finalist in 2013, 2014 and 2016.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Nov. 15, 2017
http://www.ajc.com/news/local/making-the-grade-agriculture-club-wins-national-accolades/fEg13oEz48unZqCC245pHP/.


West Jackson Elementary School is accelerating innovation
November 2017

“The grant supports school districts, traditional public schools, charter schools and Regional Educational Service Agencies in developing innovative education programs. This puts West Jackson in the running for a $45,000 grant to implement a pilot program.”

OnlineAthens.com/The Athens Banner-Herald
http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2017-11-16/hoschton-school-wins-10k-grant

WUGA Radio, The University of Georgia’s National Public Radio affiliate (includes audio clip):
http://wuga.org/post/west-jackson-elementary-school-receives-innovation-fund-grant-steam-education#stream/0

 


UGA researchers to improve STEM instruction in elementary classrooms
September 2017

“The research team, which includes four investigators in the College of Education, is collaborating with the Jackson County School District during the 2018 spring semester to provide professional development for a group of elementary school teachers enrolled in a robotics for teachers course designed by Roger Hill, a professor in the College of Education’s department of career and information studies and a co-principal investigator of the project.”

UGA College of Engineering News – September 27, 2017
http://engineering.uga.edu/newsroom/news/uga-researchers-to-improve-stem-instruction-in-elementary-classrooms/