JCSS Wellness Survey – results posted

  Research shows that healthy students are better learners. That’s why it’s important to identify policies and programs that support healthy behaviors. Website visitors were asked to complete the JCSS Wellness Survey between Nov. 17, 2017, and Jan. 4, 2018. Click here to view the results. The data will provide a baseline of information to […]

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Innovation accelerating at WJES

West Jackson Elementary School has earned a $10,000 grant as a participant for the Fiscal Year 2018 Innovation Fund Accelerator through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. “We are excited for this opportunity,” said Dr. Amity Hardegree, WJES principal. “It will provide support for our team as we strategically design and implement innovative instructional practices, […]

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WJMS takes top honors (again) at 2017 FFA convention

For the second time in three years, the West Jackson Middle School team is bringing home the highest honors from the FFA national convention. Named 2017 Middle School Model of Excellence winner at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis last week, the Jackson County School System’s team also was the outstanding middle […]

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Akins Ford helps FFA students keep on truckin’

Akins Ford in Winder has made two 2017 Ford F350 flatbed trucks available to the Jackson County School System for a $24 lease for the coming year with a commitment to replace the vehicles annually. The trucks, valued at a total of more than $100,000, bear the Akins logo, along with logos for the East […]

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See you Monday!

  We are looking forward to seeing faculty and staff and all our students again on Monday! Hope fall break has been a great refresher. Watch for changes coming in the ways parents can update their contact information in Infinite Campus, our student information management system, as well as the addition of a text messaging […]

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Graduation Rate: Tops in the county, highly ranked in state

The Eagles are soaring and the Panthers are on the prowl as newly released graduation rates are a cause for celebration in the Jackson County School System. East Jackson Comprehensive High School students now boast the highest graduation rate among the county’s four high schools. Their 95.6 percent graduation rate ranks them 47th among the […]

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Debbie Darling is JCSS Teacher of the Year

It’s been quite a journey for Debbie Darling, fourth-grade teacher at Gum Springs Elementary School, who was named Teacher of the Year for the Jackson County School System Sept. 29. She and her students were surprised shortly after 9 o’clock Friday morning with a balloon bouquet and a visit from JCSS Superintendent Dr. April Howard; […]

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Federal programs, Title I information meetings set Oct. 3 & 4

Parents of students in the Jackson County School System and interested community members are invited to attend a Title I annual meeting on October 3, 2017, at 9 AM or October 4, 2017, at 3 PM.  Both meetings will be held at the Jackson County Board of Education located at 1660 Winder Highway in Jefferson, […]

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Fall Break — it’s on!

Hurricane Irma snapped a lot of branches and caused some real problems in our area, but she didn’t damage fall break! Dr. April Howard, superintendent of the Jackson County School System, has announced that the days originally set aside will be preserved. As previously scheduled, students will have three days without classes, Wednesday, Oct. 11, […]

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