Retirees honored by BOE

We honored more than two dozen retirees at the May 2019 meeting of our Board of Education, and 22 staffers and their families, friends, and co-workers were on hand for the celebration. The 10-page PDF file embedded below reflects the remarks made by Dr. Selena Blankenship, Jackson County School System’s human resources director, at the […]

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JCCHS sophomore to study in Italy

CIAO!, the Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas, has awarded its first scholarship to Javier Alvarez-Alvarado, a Jackson County Comprehensive High School sophomore who recently earned first place in the American Institute of Architects Atlanta High School Design Competition. The decision by the board of the Center for Sustainable Urbanism, which awards the scholarship, was […]

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Howard’s Highlights – May 2019

As we begin the last week of the 2018-2019 school year, I want to say a very special thank you to all our stakeholders for their hard work and dedication to the students, families, and community of Jackson County. Whether you are a parent of a kindergartner or a senior, whether you are a teacher who has been with us […]

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Vaccinations for rising 7th- and 11th-graders

As parents of Jackson County School System students make plans for things to do over the summer, JCSS lead regional nurse Ronda Brewer in encouraging them to add vaccinations to the list. Before starting seventh grade, all students born on or after January 1, 2002, and entering or transferring into seventh grade will need proof […]

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A&E services sought for EJMS, EC3

Jackson County School System’s Board of Education is seeking proposals for architectural and engineering services for renovations, modifications, and additions for East Jackson Middle School and the Empower College and Career Center. Proposals are required no later than 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, and firms can submit on either one or both projects. Click here […]

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Robo Rumble Goes Regional

Next level ‘rumble’ draws students from Barrow, Oconee to Jackson County South Jackson Elementary School played host to the first-ever Regional Robo Rumble Saturday, April 27, and an SJES team came away with third-place honors. Chase Wingfield and Konrad Schramm, who advanced to the regional competition from the district-level contest March 9, finished behind second-place […]

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ESS now hiring subs, parapros, custodians

The Jackson County School System is now working with ESS, an educational staffing firm,  to manage the hiring and placement process and provide better opportunities and benefits for substitute teachers, parapros, and custodians. The transition efforts began in February, said Dr. April Howard, JCSS superintendent, and ESS took the lead March 11, 2019. Under the terms […]

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High Tech High School winners named

Jackson County Comprehensive High School students Valerie Segraves and Oscar Diaz won laptop computers in the Georgia High School High Tech Computer Competition last month. The awards were presented to the students and their teacher, Debbie Mintz, Career Exploration Coordinator for JCCHS, at a luncheon held April 17 at Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell by […]

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Resources for Parents: Vaping, E-Cigs

Vaping and the use of e-cigarettes is a growing trend across the U.S., and some of our high school students heard more about it from Sheriff Janis Mangum of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on April 15, 2019. Learning that one JUUL pod or cartridge delivers the same addictive nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes […]

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Spring assessment schedules

Looking for information on year-end assessments? Click here to check out our Assessment page with links to the calendars and additional information. On the right side of that page, you’ll also find study guides and a link to the Georgia Department of Education’s details on the state’s Milestone Assessment System. If you have questions about specifics for […]

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