Can you help with summer meals?

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 […]

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JCSS earns ‘Amazon Future Engineer’ grant

Students at East Jackson Comprehensive High School will join their Jackson County Comprehensive High School counterparts in the “Amazon Future Engineer” program in the coming school year. Amazon is promoting the initiative as a way to make computer science available to all students. The four-part, childhood-to-career program works to inspire and educate 10 million children […]

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Road closures affect bus routes

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – 1:31 pm … Road situations are still evolving: We have just been informed that the county is closing Lebanon Church Road at the Highway 82 end. Unlike the closing of Deer Creek Farms subdivision (see below) which affects the west side, the Lebanon Church Road closing affects South Jackson […]

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Drivers up for annual bus rodeo

There are no cowboy boots or bucking broncos involved, but you’ll find plenty of reflective vests and clipboards (and even a golf cart) being put to use this week at the Jackson County School System’s annual Bus Rodeo. The mandatory, annual review of skills for more than 120 drivers began last week. These JCSS employees […]

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Family Math Night is Thursday, April 18

Parents planning to join their children and Jackson County School System teachers for the next installment of Family Math Night are asked to register by noon the day of the event, Thursday, April 18. The session will begin at 5 p.m. at JCSS’s 441 Gordon Street Center in Jefferson and will feature a hot-dog-and-ice-cream supper. […]

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Special Olympics draws hundreds to EJCHS

The rain that drizzled during opening ceremonies did not appear to dampen the spirits of nearly 200 athletes competing in Special Olympics Friday, April 12, at East Jackson Comprehensive High School. The parade of athletes featured more than 100 students from the Jackson County School System as well as Commerce and Jefferson city schools, and […]

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WORK PACKAGE PROPOSALS SOUGHT + Addenda

UPDATED April 11, 2019 — Addendum No. 4 to this work package is now available — click here to view or download. Please note that the document will shift to the right of your screen when you open it — it is centering on the wider format sheets that begin on page 9. Use the […]

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31 ‘Difference Makers’ Honored

Identifying challenges and looking for solutions, following their passions and sharing their ideas, 31 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in Jackson County’s elementary schools were honored as Difference Makers last month. Ranging from a device that makes it easier to carry a carload of groceries into the house without cutting off the circulation to your fingers, […]

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Maysville highlights Farm-to-School for USDA

For the second consecutive year, members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Produce Safety University program recently visited with students and staff at Maysville Elementary School. MES was highlighted March 27 as part of the university’s field experience, and the visit gave USDA and school officials the opportunity to see first-hand the work being done […]

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Rewards for playing along, eating well

Jackson County School System students have been big winners in recent promotions for participation in meals served in local cafeterias. Zach Brown, a senior at Jackson County Comprehensive High School won a Samsung Galaxy tablet for his red-and-black Panther-themed artwork encouraging students to eat breakfast. Runners-up received prize bags with the “Start your Engines” theme […]

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