Media program earns industry recertification

The banners are hanging and it’s official: The Audio and Video Technology and Film programs at East Jackson and Jackson County comprehensive high schools have both earned industry recertification. The milestone was recognized with the presentation of the banners to Traci Smith, who leads the program at EJCHS; Denise Wilbanks, the teacher leader at JCCHS; […]

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Pathway ‘completers’ have higher graduation rates

Both East Jackson and Jackson County comprehensive high schools have topped the state’s graduation rate for students involved in pathways for world languages; fine arts; advanced academics; and career, technical, and agricultural education programs with perfect and near-perfect scores.  For the Class of 2019, EJCHS notched 100% graduation rates for students completing world languages, fine […]

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Morris wins GaDOE’s NEXUS Award

If you look up the word NEXUS in the dictionary – defined as “connection or link; center or focus” – you might just find a picture of Dr. Debra Morris, director of school nutrition for the Jackson County School System. She is one of just three state-wide Nexus Awards winners announced Oct. 24 by the […]

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Request for Proposals: VOIP

The Jackson County School System has issued a request for proposals for district-wide VOIP replacement. Written questions are due from bidders by 5 p.m. Nov. 15, 2019. Bids are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 6, 2019. Click here to see the full announcement.

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Aja Ledford is Teacher of the Year

With a philosophy of “love first, teach second,” Maysville Elementary School third-grade teacher Aja Ledford was named Teacher of the Year for the Jackson County School System Oct. 16. The announcement, made during an after-school faculty meeting at MES, was greeted with cheers and applause from her colleagues – and a cake, flowers, and balloons […]

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Next Family Math Night Oct. 24

The last Family Math Night of the calendar year is set for Thursday, Oct. 24.  Sponsored by the Jackson County School System and held at the 441 Gordon Street Center in Jefferson, the popular dinner-and-learning-through-games series is in its second year. Free dinner is provided for kindergarten through eighth-grade students and the adults who accompany […]

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RFP: CM Services for EC3

The Board of Education of the Jackson County School System is seeking proposals from qualified construction firms to provide a combination of professional services, including preconstruction services and full construction services, for renovations, modifications and additions for the Empower College & Career Center. Delivery of the services required will begin in January 2020. The construction […]

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JCSS names finalists for Teacher of the Year

The Jackson County School System has named its three finalists for Teacher of the Year honors, and they represent instructors of some of the oldest and youngest students, as well as the arts. Chosen by a panel from among the honorees at each of the district’s 10 schools, they are Jessie Wood, a social studies […]

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Sophomore participates in medical congress

Iris Thao recently represented Jackson County High School and the State of Georgia at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts. Iris was presented with an Award of Excellence, certifying her successful completion of the congress, which is an academic honors program of New Charter University. The award is earned by participating in […]

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