‘Super buckets’ for Super Bowl wins

The Jackson County School System celebrated Super Bowl LIII with creative menus and prize buckets for students across the county earlier this month. From “Blindside BBQ Chicken” sandwiches and “Halftime Show Hot Dogs,” to “Touchdown Tacos” and “NFL Nachos” (and even “Blitz Burgers”), school nutrition department workers and their leader, Dr. Debra Morris, had fun […]

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New law clarifies stopping for buses

State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced a change in Georgia law Friday, one drivers need to heed. “I have been concerned about our students’ safety since House Bill 978, which addressed passing a stopped school bus on a highway divided by a turn lane, was signed into law last year,” Superintendent Woods said. An attorney general’s […]

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WJMS Reading Bowl Team on its way

West Jackson Middle School’s Reading Bowl Team took first place for the second year in a row in the Eastern Regional competition for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, held in Augusta Feb. 9. WJMS will move on to compete in the Eastern Division competition at Georgia Southern University March 2, and the top team will […]

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Byers, Brown honored for ‘Excellence’

One east side, one west; one a volunteer, one a member of the staff; and both essential to and honored by the Jackson County Board of Education. Mandy Byers, a parent volunteer nominated by East Jackson Comprehensive High School, and Sandra Brown, Jackson County Comprehensive High School cafeteria manager, were recognized with Excellence in Service […]

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‘Dirt turned’ for new school – Bond vote March 19

It was blue skies and sunshine when the Jackson County Board of Education hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new west-side high school on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at 4 p.m. We live-streamed the event — click here to see it in our archive. The event was held on the new school’s property, which is bordered […]

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EJCHS, JCCHS recognized for AP enrollment, success

Jackson County and East Jackson comprehensive high schools are among just 200 across the state of Georgia recognized for participation in Advanced Placement STEM classes and only 128 recognized as AP STEM Achievement Schools. EJCHS also was cited as one of 142 AP Humanities Schools. State School Superintendent Richard Woods named a total of 230 AP […]

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JD Smith earns top honors in Bee

It started with bric-a-brac and ended with moustache – or mustache, depending on your spelling. And depending on spelling was the order of the day for students competing for the Jackson County School System Spelling Bee title and the chance to advance to the District 3 contest later this month and the nationals in May. JD Smith, […]

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New ‘partnership’ for hiring subs

The Jackson County School System has announced it will begin working with ESS, an educational staffing firm, to provide better opportunities and benefits for substitute teachers and to manage the hiring and placement process. The transition efforts will begin immediately, said Dr. April Howard, JCSS superintendent. ESS will take the lead March 11. Under the […]

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State honors MTSS work

Honoring work for students whose behavior impacts their ability to achieve, the Student Support Team Association for Georgia Educators recognized the Jackson County School System Jan. 16 at its 2019 conference in Athens. SSTAGE’s Star Award for Promising Practices was presented to JCSS for its efforts to match effective solutions to student needs where behavior issues are […]

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Family Math Night fun is multiplying!

Chick-fil-A Braselton will provide dinner for parents and children attending the next Family Math Night, and participation is multiplying!   The monthly events have drawn growing crowds, with approximately 100 attending the January 15 session. There is no cost to the families for meals or the learn-through-games sessions designed for students in kindergarten through eighth […]

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